Chilly Pepper is a premium rare plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the Smarty class. It costs 3 to play and has 2/1. It does not have any traits, and its ability gives a selected zombie the Freeze effect when it is played. Its closest zombie counterpart is Ice Pirate.
- Class: Smarty
- Tribe: Fruit Plant
- Traits: None
- Ability: When played: Freeze a Zombie.
- Set - Rarity: Premium - Rare
"It's not easy being both hot *and* cold. A comfortable lukewarm might be nice for a change."
- Set - Rarity change: Basic - Uncommon → Premium - Uncommon
- Replaced Snow Pea in the Green Shadow Ally Pack.
- Rarity change: Uncommon → Rare
- ▲ Tribe change: Pepper → Fruit
Despite having low stats, Chilly Pepper's ability to Freeze 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 Freeze Untrickable 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 Freeze 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 Freeze 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 Freeze a zombie, wasting 3 sun.
Due to its low health of 1, you should have no difficulties in destroying it with any damaging zombie card. 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 Brainy hero, you can use Lurch for Lunch or Electrician to negate the Freeze 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.
- Its tone on the Green Shadow Ally Pack and the Rose Hero Pack shows it smiling, while it is frowning in the gameplay.