- For other uses, see Cabbage-pult (disambiguation).
Cabbage-pult is a recurring character within the Plants vs. Zombies franchise. Cabbage-pult lobs cabbages that deal twice the damage of a Peashooter at half their speed, but can avoid obstacles and shields.
Cabbage-pult is always the first lobbed-shot plant the player obtains in every game they are a part of, typically a part of a tutorial in some way, the only exception being their first appearance.
Cabbage-pult is based on the real life cabbage, a popular cultivar of the species Brassica oleracea. His name is a portmanteau of "cabbage" and "catapult", a ballistic device used to hurl large stones for warfare purpose in ancient times, referring to the fact that he hurls cabbages at zombies.
- Main article: Cabbage-pult (PvZ)
In the original Plants vs. Zombies game, as well as Chinese spin-off games based on it, Cabbage-pult is the first lobbed-shot plant obtained, gotten after beating Level 5-1. They will be the player's main defense against zombies on the Roof until Kernel-pult is unlocked later due to the slope.
They are easily outclassed by the other two pult brothers, the former having a chance to stun zombies with the same cost and the latter dealing heavy splash and being upgradable, but Cabbage-pult is a more reliable early game than either of them, giving him some advantage over them.
- Main article: Cabbage-pult (PvZ2)
Cabbage-pult returns in the sequel, Plants vs. Zombies 2, unlocked after beating Player's House - Day 4. He acts the same as the first game, but now due to the change in tombstone mechanics, their first and main purpose their ability to fire cabbages over them. Despite their main gimmick of avoiding shields, they are multiple zombies whose shields can't be bypassed by Cabbage-pult's cabbages.
Prior to the 7.1.1 update, he was instead unlocked after beating Ancient Egypt - Day 2. This was possibly changed to teach the player about tombstones earlier, as Player's House - Day 5 has two Peashooters and a Cabbage-pult behind some tombstones. The Chinese version of the game still has Cabbage-pult as an Ancient Egypt plant, having them unlocked after beating Ancient Egypt - Day 1.
- Main article: Cabbage-Pult (PvZH)
Cabbage-Pult's only spin-off appearance is in the turn-based mobile card game Plants vs. Zombies Heroes as a Basic Common Leafy plant in the Mega-Grow class. He costs 2, has 1/3 and gets +1/+1 if played on Heights, usually the 1st column on the board.
3x of him are given to the player before the last part of the tutorial, along with Cattail and Flourish to teach the player about Heights and Amphibious lanes, having the player forced to use him on Heights on turn 2.
- Main article: Cabbage-Pult (PvZ3)
The latest appearance of Cabbage-Pult is in Plants vs. Zombies 3, once again lobbing cabbages as a Common Lobber plant. He is given for free after the player's first encounter with Balloon Zombie, an encounter the player is forced to lose. Like the other mainline games, they deal twice the damage of Peashooter, also taking twice the amount of time to fire.
Their Plant Food ability is Cabbage Patch, which is similar to their Plant Food in Plants vs. Zombies 2 but only fires five at a time and their Tacobility is Cold Slaw, which makes them similar to a Cabbage version of Winter Melon, firing icy cabbages which can slow and sometimes even freeze zombies in place.
- Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars is the only game where both Kernel-pult and Melon-pult appear but not Cabbage-pult.