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For the version in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, see Cabbage-Pult.

Cabbage-pult is the first offensive lobbed-shot plant available in both main Plants vs. Zombies games. He is featured in the Roof levels in the first game, and in Ancient Egypt in the second game.

Cabbage-pult lobs cabbages at half the fire rate of a normal Peashooter, but deals twice as much damage for each cabbage meaning that Cabbage-pult deals identical damage per second to Peashooter in practice. The cabbage projectile is also capable of bypassing obstructions such as the slope on the Roof levels and tombstones in Ancient Egypt and Dark Ages, as well as certain types of shields employed by the zombies and submerged Snorkel Zombies in Pool and Big Wave Beach.

Origins

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 larges stones for warfare purpose in ancient times, referring to the fact that he hurls cabbages at zombies.

History

Plants vs. Zombies

Cabbage-pult is obtained after completing Level 4-10.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Cabbage-pult is unlocked by completing Ancient Egypt - Day 2.

Plants vs. Zombies Online

Cabbage-pult is rewarded to the player for finishing Level 2-1 of Ancient Egypt.

Almanac entry

Plants vs. Zombies

New cabbage

Cabbage-pult

Cabbage-pults hurl cabbages at the enemy.

Damage: normal
Range: lobbed

Cabbage-pult is okay with launching cabbages at zombies. It's what he's paid for, after all, and he's good at it. He just doesn't understand how the zombies get up on the roof in the first place.

Cost: 100

Recharge: fast

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Note: The stats shown below only apply to Level 1.

Cabbage-pult

SUN COST: 100
RECHARGE: 5

TOUGHNESS: 300
DAMAGE: 40

RANGE: Lobbed
PLANT FOOD POWER: Cabbage Count

FAMILY: Arma-mint

Cabbage-pults hurl cabbages at the enemy.

Cabbage-pult received his doctorate in pulting from Harvest University. He knows a thing or two about launching his way to the top. He also makes a mean soup.


Upgrades

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Cabbage-pult hurling giant cabbages

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Plant Food effect

When Cabbage-pult is given Plant Food, it will launch big cabbages at every zombie and obstacle on the lawn, dealing ten normal damage shots to each zombie or obstacle. These cabbages are too big for Jester Zombie to deflect.

Costumed (China only)

When costumed Cabbage-pult is given Plant Food, it hurls big electric cabbages for every zombies and graves in the field, dealing twenty normal damage shots to each zombie or obstacle.

Level upgrade

Level Seed packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge
(Fast)
Toughness
(Typical)
Damage*
(Normal)
Projectile
Velocity
Firing Rate Plant Food Power
(Damage)*
Range
1 0 0 100 5 seconds 300 dps 40 dps Normal 3 seconds 200 dps Lobbed
2 3 50 100 4.5 seconds 350 dps 50 dps 2.85 seconds 200 dps
3 10 200 100 4.5 seconds 400 dps 60 dps 2.85 seconds 225 dps
4 25 1,500 100 4.5 seconds 450 dps 70 dps 2.75 seconds 225 dps
5 50 2,000 100 4 seconds 550 dps 80 dps +1.3x 2.75 seconds 250 dps
6 75 3,000 75 4 seconds 550 dps 90 dps 2.75 seconds 250 dps
7 100 4,000 75 3.5 seconds 600 dps 100 dps 2.5 - 2.75 seconds 275 dps
8 125 5,000 75 3.5 seconds 650 dps 110 dps 2.5 - 2.75 seconds 300 dps
9 175 6,000 75 3.5 seconds 700 dps 120 dps 2.5 seconds 325 dps
10 225 8,000 75 3 seconds 750 dps 2.25 - 2.5 seconds 350 dps
11 300 10,000 75 3 seconds 800 dps 2.25 - 2.5 seconds 375 dps
12 350 15,000 75 3 seconds 850 dps 2.25 - 2.5 seconds 400 dps
13 350 20,000 75 3 seconds 900 dps +1.6x 2 - 2.5 seconds 425 dps
14 400 25,000 75 3 seconds 2 - 2.5 seconds 450 dps
15 450 30,000 75 3 seconds 2 - 2.25 seconds 475 dps
16 500 35,000 75 2.5 seconds 1.75 - 2.25 seconds 500 dps
17 550 40,000 75 2.5 seconds 1.75 - 2.25 seconds 525 dps
18 600 45,000 50 2.5 seconds 1.75 - 2.25 seconds 550 dps
19 700 50,000 50 2.5 seconds 1.75 - 2 seconds 575 dps
20 800 55,000 50 2.5 seconds 1.5 - 2 seconds 600 dps

*Per projectile

Level upgrade (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New Cabbage-pult Upgrade 1
Shadowless Lobbing
Cabbage-pult shoots 25% faster.
CombatTrainingIcon
Combat Training
Cabbage-pult gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New Cabbage-pult Upgrade 2
Speed Enhancement
Cabbage-pult shoots 50% faster.
CellActivationIcon
Cell Activation
Cabbage-pult gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Cabbage-pult may be boosted when planted.
FightingPowerIcon
Fighting Power
Cabbage-pult gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).
LevelIcon5New Cabbage-pult Upgrade 3
Golden Cabbage
Cabbage-pult can throw golden cabbages which deal multiple damage to the target zombie and also does splash damage to a 2x1 area.
FightingPowerIcon
Fighting Power
Cabbage-pult gains another 50% more attack power and health (300% of initial).


Plants vs. Zombies Online (China only)


Strategies

Cabbage-pult is simply a lobbed-shot version of Peashooter, which is capable of dealing similar damage over time in a neutral environment. While the cabbage's lobbed-shot nature gives Cabbage-pult an edge in overcoming obstacles and hitting enemies behind shield, this is countered by a massive hit in potential firepower output, as Cabbage-pult does not benefit from Torchwood like Peashooter. Because of this, the problem present with Peashooter's firepower output is ultimately not only addressed, but also rather worse, and Cabbage-pult will be quickly outclassed by other plants as the game progresses.

When compared with Kernel-pult, another lobbed-shot plant with the same sun cost, Cabbage-pult benefits from having a higher damage output and not being reliant on random effects. On the other hand, Kernel-pult's butter can prove to be more devastating, especially when used in tandem with other offensive plants like Spikerock. Generally speaking, Cabbage-pult will be easier to use early on, while Kernel-pult can continue to be effective in the mid- and late-game thanks to its stunning ability.

Plants vs. Zombies

Cabbage-pult is an useful plant on the Roof stages, since it will be the first projectile plant available to the player that can overcome the slopes. However, the player should plan to replace Cabbage-pult with more powerful lobbed-shot plants such as Melon-pult, or Fume-shroom with Coffee Bean (the latter combination will also help the player towards the Grounded achievement or be upgraded in Survival levels).

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Cabbage-pult is generally more useful as a starting plant compared to Peashooter and area-of-effect plants, as it is capable of bypassing obstacles, such as tombstones in Ancient Egypt and the Dark Ages. Cabbage-pults can also be a good starter in the Pirate Seas, as they can defeat Barrel Roller Zombie without destroying the barrel first. They are also great with fighting Excavator Zombies and underwater Snorkel Zombies. However, it is advised to use Peashooters or area-of-effect plants rather than Cabbage-pults in the Wild West and Frostbite Caves, since the slower rate of fire will hamper Cabbage-pult when combating Zombie Chickens and Ice Weasels. It is also recommended that you use area-of-effect plants rather than Cabbage-pult or Peashooter in Dark Ages because Jester Zombies will constantly reflect them dealing a lot of damage to your plants.

Cabbage-pult's Plant Food ability will be the first tool available that could affect all targets on the screen, regardless of zombie density. While it is relatively weak, as Conehead Zombies and other moderate-health zombies can absorb multiple hits from the Plant Food ability, it is reasonably useful for neutralizing large amounts of weaker enemies and clearing the way for more powerful offensive plants and can also be used as a life saver if there are many weak zombies about to reach the lawn mowers or house.

Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Chinese version)

It is advised to upgrade him to level 5 before using because a level 5 Cabbage-pult can deal splash damage, removing one of its weaknesses.

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Trivia

General

  • It is one of the four plants based on the cabbage (or at least a type of cabage), the others being Bonk Choy, Iceberg Lettuce, and Hurrikale.
  • Using the Almanac entries of Kernel-pult and Melon-pult, it can be assumed Cabbage-pult is the youngest child in the Pult family.

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies

  • If a zombie is in front of a Cabbage-pult, the zombie will instantly get hit by the cabbage instead of the cabbage being thrown in the air and falling on the zombie. This also happens with the other lobbed-shot plants, except Kernel-pult when throwing kernels.
  • It is the only catapult plant that has no upgraded version.
  • It and Crazy Dave share an interest in how the zombies got on the Roof in the first place.

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies 2

  • "Harvest University" is a pun on Harvard University, one of the most prestigious universities in the United States, though Cob Cannon's entry referenced it directly.
  • In the game files of the Chinese version it has an unused level upgrade icon. This was probably a level 3 icon, but they reused the level 2 icon instead. The level upgrade's name is a reference to a Kongfu move called Shadowless Foot.
  • Unlike in Plants vs. Zombies, Plants vs. Zombies 2 gives the player the Cabbage-pult very early in the game while the first game introduces it near the end.
  • Ever since the Power Plants update was released, its projectile became much larger.
  • The possible reason for the Cabbage-pult to be found after Ancient Egypt - Day 2 is because Day 3 introduces tombstones, so cabbages can pass over the them to hit incoming zombies, but peas have to destroy the tombstones to hit the zombies, which might make new players to lose easily.

See also

V · T · E
Plants
Plants vs. Zombies
Day Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Snow Pea · Chomper · Repeater
Night Puff-shroom · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Hypno-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Ice-shroom · Doom-shroom
Pool Lily Pad · Squash · Threepeater · Tangle Kelp · Jalapeno · Spikeweed · Torchwood · Tall-nut
Fog Sea-shroom · Plantern · Cactus · Blover · Split Pea · Starfruit · Pumpkin · Magnet-shroom
Roof Cabbage-pult · Flower Pot · Kernel-pult · Coffee Bean · Garlic · Umbrella Leaf · Marigold · Melon-pult
Upgrades Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Cattail · Winter Melon · Gold Magnet · Spikerock · Cob Cannon
Others Imitater · Explode-o-nut · Giant Wall-nut

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