For other uses, see Cabbage-pult (disambiguation).

Cabbage-pult is the first offensive lobbed-shot plant available in Plants vs. Zombies. He is featured in the Roof levels, being unlocked the level directly before them.

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 the slope on the Roof levels, as well as certain types of shields employed by the zombies and submerged Snorkel Zombies in the Pool and Fog levels.


Origins

A real-life example of Brassica oleracea, the plant Cabbage-pult is based on

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.


About

For more information about this character, see Cabbage-pult.

Cabbage-pult is obtained after completing Level 4-10. Cabbage-pult's main purpose is to bypass the Roof's slope, as it otherwise is a slower firing but higher damaging Peashooter.


Almanac entry

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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

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 a 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.

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).

Related achievements

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Grounded
Defeat a normal Roof level without using any Catapult Plants.
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Morticulturalist
Collect all 49 plants.
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The Complete Zombie
You've won every trophy, climbed every mountain, defeated every zombie, planted every plant. Congratulations!

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Trivia

  • If a zombie is directly 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.
  • He and Crazy Dave share an interest in how the zombies got on the Roof in the first place.

See also

V · T · E
Plants (Tower defense)
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 · Giant Sunflower · Giant Marigold · Sprout
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