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

Cabbage-pult is the first offensive lobbed-shot plant available in Plants vs. Zombies 2. He is unlocked after beating Day 4 of the Player's House.

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. His projectiles can bypass tombstones in Ancient Egypt and Dark Ages, as well as certain types of shields employed by the zombies and submerged Snorkel Zombies in Big Wave Beach.


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

Cabbage-pult is unlocked by completing Player's House - Day 4.

Prior to Version 7.1.1, Cabbage-pult was unlocked after beating Ancient Egypt - Day 2. In the Chinese version, Cabbage-pult is still an Ancient Egypt plant, unlocked after beating Day 1 instead.

Plants vs. Zombies Online (China only) (Archived content)

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

Almanac entry

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




RANGE: Lobbed

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.


Plants vs. Zombies 2

Plant Food effect

Plant Food ability (animated)

When Cabbage-pult is given Plant Food, it will launch big cabbages at every zombie and obstacle on the lawn, dealing 200 DPS to each zombie or obstacle. These cabbages can't be deflected by the Jester Zombie.

Arma-mint effect

When boosted by Arma-mint, Cabbage-pult does an additional 120 DPS on its normal attack and an additional 600 DPS on its Plant Food attack. Cabbage-pult's firing rate will be increased to 1.5 - 2 seconds.

Level upgrade

Level Seed packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge
Firing Rate Plant Food Power
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

Mastery upgrade

  • Chance to Boost
  • Damage Pierce

Level upgrade (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New.png Cabbage-pult Upgrade 1.png
Shadowless Lobbing
Cabbage-pult shoots 25% faster.
Combat Training
Cabbage-pult gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New.png Cabbage-pult Upgrade 2.png
Speed Enhancement
Cabbage-pult shoots 50% faster.
Cell Activation
Cabbage-pult gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New.png AbilityAwakendIcon.png
Ability Awaken
Cabbage-pult may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Cabbage-pult gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).
LevelIcon5New.png Cabbage-pult Upgrade 3.png
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.
Fighting Power
Cabbage-pult gains another 50% more attack power and health (300% of initial).

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 400 damage per shot to each zombie or obstacle.

Plants vs. Zombies Online (China only) (Archived content)


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. But you should also not use Cabbage-pult to the Parasol Zombie because Cabbage-pult can do no damage to it. 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) (China only)

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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  • "Harvest University" is a pun on Harvard University, one of the most prestigious universities in the United States.
  • 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.
  • Before the 5.7.1 update, his normal projectile sprite for levels 1-4 was different from his Plant Food projectile sprite.
  • After the 7.1.1 update, he is now a tutorial plant unlocked after completing Player's House - Day 4.
    • He was formerly unlocked after completing Ancient Egypt - Day 2.
    • However, his seed packet and almanac entry showed the Ancient Egypt lawn background, until it was eventually fixed in 7.5.1 update, but he's still placed behind the Bloomerang in the almanac.

See also

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