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For the version in Plants vs. Zombies Adventures, see Chilly Pepper.

Chilly Pepper is a premium rare plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the PvZH Smarty Icon.pngSmarty class. It costs 3SunPvZH.png to play and has 2StrengthPvZH.png/1HeartPvZH.png.

It does not have any traits, and its ability gives a selected zombie the PvZH Frozen Icon.pngFreeze effect when it is played. Its closest zombie counterparts are Ice Pirate and Cryo-Yeti.


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It is based on the plant in Plants vs. Zombies Adventures with the same name and appearance.


  • Class: Smarty
  • Tribe: Fruit Plant
  • Traits: None
  • Ability: When played: PvZH Frozen Icon.pngFreeze a Zombie.
  • Set - Rarity: Premium - Rare

Card description

"It's not easy being both hot *and* cold. A comfortable lukewarm might be nice for a change."

Update history

Update 1.2.11

  • Set - Rarity change: Basic - Uncommon → Premium - Uncommon
  • Replaced Snow Pea in the Green Shadow Ally Pack.

Update 1.16.10

  • Rarity change: Uncommon → Rare

Update 1.22.12

  • Tribe change: Pepper → Fruit



Despite having low stats, Chilly Pepper's ability to PvZH Frozen Icon.pngFreeze a zombie and the capability to attack zombies itself can help you if used correctly, as it gives you a chance to heavily cripple, and even destroy a zombie while it is completely vulnerable.

Good zombies to activate its ability on are glass cannons, as it makes them unable to hit you and let a plant, most likely itself, destroy them easily due to their pitiful health. It can also effectively PvZH Frozen Icon.pngFreeze UntrickableAltBig.pngUntrickable zombies.

This plant is very helpful in conjunction with Snowdrop and Winter Squash, as it activates both their abilities instantly. However, Iceberg Lettuce is a much cheaper alternative if you are playing it to only PvZH Frozen Icon.pngFreeze a zombie, so take this as an Iceberg Lettuce with an extra plant.

Rescue Radish is a good plant to use with this, as it allows you play this once more to PvZH Frozen Icon.pngFreeze another zombie.

Be careful to not play this in Total Eclipse, as doing so will cause that environment's ability to destroy Chilly Pepper before it can PvZH Frozen Icon.pngFreeze a zombie, wasting 3 sun.

If you are Rose, you can have Wing-Nut on the field to ensure that the zombie is forced to skip its turn.

Avoid playing it when Cryo-Yeti is on the field, as he will boost himself once it Freezes a zombie.


Due to its low health of 1, you should have no difficulties in destroying it with any damaging zombie card. Even stat-degraders like Nibble should be a big threat to it. If there is a zombie in a tight situation due to being frozen from Chilly Pepper's ability, simply heal it with Medic or play health-boosting tricks such as Vitamin Z to keep it alive for an extra turn for it to be defrosted.

As a PvZH Brainy Icon.pngBrainy hero, you can use Lurch for Lunch or Electrician to negate the PvZH Frozen Icon.pngFreeze effect on a zombie, so that it does not need to skip its attack. However, this is useless if Wing-Nut is on the field.

It is not recommended to Bounce this plant, as its relatively cheap cost will allow it to be easily played again, freezing another zombie again.

The best way is to have Cryo-Yeti on the field, as he will recieve a boost once it Freezes a zombie.


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In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Chilly Pepper
China Simplified Chinese 冻辣椒 meaning "Frozen Chili Pepper"
Traditional Chinese 冰涼胡椒 meaning "Ice-cold Pepper"
France French Piment de Caillenne
Germany German Frosteroni
Italy Italian Peperoncino da brrrividi
Japan Japanese チリー・ペッパー
South Korea Korean 칠리 고추
Brazil Brazilian Portuguese Pimentinha
Russia Russian Обжигающий перец
Spain Spanish Chile gélido


  • Its appearance on the Green Shadow Ally Pack and the Rose Hero Pack shows it smiling, while it is frowning in the gameplay.
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