—Cherry Bomb's Plants vs. Zombies almanac entry
- For other uses, see Cherry Bomb (disambiguation).
Cherry Bomb is a recurring character within the Plants vs. Zombies franchise.
Cherry Bombs are explosive plants who explode in a 3x3 area, dealing heavy damage to any unlucky Zombies in their range. Cherry Bomb is the often the first explosive plant the player receives in most games.
As of Plants vs. Zombies 3, Cherry Bomb has appeared in seven games.
Their name refers to the fact that they are a cherry plant as well as a bomb. Their name could also be a reference to the song "Cherry Bomb" by The Runaways.
- Main article: Cherry Bomb (PvZ)
In the original Plants vs. Zombies game, as well as all Chinese spin-off games based on it, Cherry Bomb is the third plant obtained in the game. When planted, Cherry Bomb will instantly explode in a 3x3 area, dealing massive damage to every zombie hit by the blast. This damage is enough to destroy every zombie in the game except for Gargantuars and Dr. Zomboss' zombot (if hacked into a level with one.)
- Main article: Cherry Bomb (PvZA)
Cherry Bomb next appears in PopCap's ill-fated Facebook game Plants vs. Zombies Adventures, once again being an explosive plant that deals heavy damage. Due to the path system, Cherry Bomb's range has been buffed to a 7x7 area.
If a zombie reached the end of the player's path in Road Trip mode or a server-caused Zombie Sneak Attack, the player could buy a Cherry Bomb for 250 gems to destroy the zombies, even if the player hadn't unlocked Cherry Bomb yet.
- Main article: Cherry Bomb (PvZ2)
In Plants vs. Zombies 2, Cherry Bomb is the last plant obtained in Pirate Seas, having the same ability as they did in the first game, with the only difference being a faster recharge.
Cherry Bomb is rivaled in usefulness by two premium plants, Grapeshot and Bombegranate. The former also releases grapes that bounce around the field dealing additional damage while the latter leaves explosive seeds that deal additional damage if a zombie steps on them.
- Main article: Cherry Strike
Cherry Bomb reappears in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare as the Boss Mode ability Cherry Strike. In this game, they cost 250 sun and will be sent down onto a selected location, acting similar to the Garlic Drone's Corn Strike, but is more spread out. Each Cherry Bomb can deal up to 70 damage to a zombie and has a 45 second recharge.
- Main article: Bomb line
Cherry Bomb appears in the Chinese-exclusive turn-based game Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars as the first plant in the Bomb line, evolving into Saturn Peach Bomb and then Walnut Bomb. Oddly enough, Cherry Bomb doesn't attack by exploding, but rather ramming into their enemies.
Their abilities include Boom!, which rushes to the first enemy in their lane to deal damage in a 3x3 area, Radionuclideful, which gives their normal attacks a chance to lower the target's damage and health restoration effectiveness, and Indignation Blast, which deals damage to enemies in a 3x3 area when defeated.
- Main article: Cherry Bomb (PvZH)
Cherry Bomb also appears in the turn-based mobile card game Plants vs. Zombies Heroes as a Berry Trick in the Kabloom class. They cost 6 and deal 4 damage to zombies in the selected lane and the lanes adjacent to it.
Cherry Bomb can get outclassed by Lava Guava and Kernel Corn as Lava Guava, while dealing only 2 damage, is also 1 cheaper and can replace an environment while Kernel Corn also supplies a plant on the field and deals 4 damage to every zombie on the board at the cost of costing 2 more.
- Main article: Cherry Bomb (PvZ3)
Cherry Bomb's most recent appearance is in Plants vs. Zombies 3. In this game, they can be considered a power-up rather than an actual plant, being usable once per level. Like the previous games however, they deal heavy damage in a 3x3 area and can be planted anywhere due to their status as a power-up. The Jubilee Nightclub can be upgraded to in turn upgrade Cherry Bomb's damage.
- Cherry Bomb makes a slight cameo in Plants vs. Zombies Online as a power up. It shares this trait with Jalapeno.