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Citron is a playable plant class in Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. He is a PvZ BfN Defend Class Icon Defend class who specializes in providing mobile defense.


In-game description

Citrons are the mobile team defender. The Peel Shield provides cover for allies. Best to hold strategic locations or help the team break through tough chokepoints.


Primary Weapon

Rapid-fire, triple-barrel cannon.

In-game description

Citron's primary weapon is the Juice Cannon, which fires 3 projectiles at once. It deals 3 damage per projectile (4 critical) and fires at a medium rate of fire with a high amount of bloom. Additionally, the cannon's muzzle flash also deals 3 damage provided enemies are close enough.

Secondary Weapon

Raise a shield by holding [Zoom] and gain ammo by blocking damage.

In-game description

The Peel Shield makes a return as Citron's secondary weapon. Instead of zooming in, Citron instead puts up his Peel Shield in front of him. The shield boasts 450 health, and it regenerates its health when not in use. Citron moves slower while the shield is out. Additionally, Citron also gains ammo when blocking damage.


Left ability
Shoots an E.M.Peach that stuns enemies and depletes Z-Mech fuel.
Center ability
Spin DashBfN
Spin Dash
Ball dash forward to hurt enemies and knock them back.
Right ability
Navel LaserBfN
Navel Laser
A precision beam that grows in power.


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Perk Mobility
Emergency Exit
Spin DashBfN
Move faster for a short time after exiting Spin Dash.
Perk Cooldown
Refreshing Revive
Faster refresh time for all abilities by reviving an ally.

Reduces ability cooldown by 30% when a teammate is revived.
Perk Health
Rough Patch
Spawn with more health after suffering multiple vanquishes in a row.

After dying three times in a row, spawn with the maximum amount of over-health for the currently used class after respawning or being revived.
Perk Ammo
Quenching Cover
Gain ammo for Juice Cannon when blocking damage with Peel Shield.
Perk Health
Best Defense
Perk RoleIcon Defend
Briefly reduce incoming damage by earning a critical vanquish. Can stack 3 times.

Reduces incoming damage by 15% for 5 seconds upon vanquishing an enemy. Stacks up to 2 times for a total of 30% damage resistance.
Perk Health
Health Regeneration
Perk RoleIcon Defend
Faster health regeneration.

Doubles health regeneration rate.
Perk Health
Health Regeneration Delay
Perk RoleIcon Defend
Reduced time between taking damage and when health regeneration activates.

Reduces the time required to start health regeneration by half.
Perk Mobility
Freshly Squeezed
Momentarily increase sprint speed after vanquishing an enemy.
Perk Cooldown
Critical Blow
Faster refresh time for all abilities by earning a critical vanquish.

Reduces ability cooldown by 3 seconds upon critically vanquishing an enemy.
Perk Health
Kinetic Energy
Gain Peel Shield health by dealing damage.
Perk Mobility
Peel Out
Move Faster when Peel Shield is deployed.
Perk Duration
Longer stun duration by hitting enemy directly with E.M.Peach.
Perk Handling
Navel LaserBfN
Navel Laser has larger width and always deals critical damage.
Perk Mobility
Perk RoleIcon Defend
Move faster when at low health.

Increases movement speed by 20% upon reaching 20% HP or below.
Perk Mobility
Move faster, except when sprinting.

Increases walking speed by 12.9032%
Perk Utility
Leveling Up
Earn XP faster.

Earn 10% more XP.
Perk Knockback
Spin DashBfN
Knock enemies farther away with Spin Dash.
Perk Ammo
Pulp Powered
Navel LaserBfN
Extended Naval Laser duration by earning a Vanquish with Naval Laser.
Perk Health
Gain Peel Shield health by stunning enemies with E.M.Peach.
Perk Mobility
Adrenaline Rush
Perk RoleIcon Defend
Move faster for a short time by earning a vanquish.

Increases movement speed by 55% for 3 seconds upon vanquishing an enemy.

Related Achievement

Zest of the BestBfN
Zest of the Best
Block 1,000 damage with Peel Shield as a Citron.



Citron can use his Peel Shield to protect Peashooters and Sunflowers using Pea Gatling and Sun Beam.


Tips & Tricks

Balancing changes

October 2019 Patch

  • Increased the Juice Cannon's damage from 2 to 2.55
  • Removed the Peel Shield's 0.2 second deploy delay
  • Reduced the Peel Shield's reactivate deploy time from 0.5 to 0.3 seconds
  • Reduced the Peel Shield's XP earn rate to 10 XP per 25 damage points blocked
  • Removed the Peel Shield's backpedal speed modifier

November 2019 Patch

  • Increase base ammo gain from blocking with shield 7->10
  • Sprint can now cancel shield
  • Movement speed modifier with shield up reduced 0.7->0.8
  • Bringing up the shield can interrupt reloading
  • Add muzzle flash damage to Juice Cannon 0->2.55
  • Spin Dash no longer cancels sprint

November 27 2019 Update (Pre-TTK)

  • Reduced additional time earned for earning a vanquish with the Pulp Powered upgrade from 2.7->2.0
  • Reduced Naval Laser damage __ to __->5 to 10
  • Movement speed reduction while using Naval Laser with the Juiced upgrade removed
  • Juiced upgrade no longer lets Citron ADS while using Naval Laser

Early December 2019 TTK Changelist

  • Increase Juice Cannon damage per projectile 2.55->2.6
  • Decrease Juice Cannon muzzle damage 2.55->2.2
  • Decrease Juice Cannon projectile spread per shot
  • Increase Peel Shield regen delay 2.0->3.5
  • Increase Peel Shield regen delay from destroyed 2.0->5.0
  • Decrease E.M. Peach stun duration 2.25->1.4
  • Decrease E.M. Peach stun duration with the Peached upgrade 4.5->2.9



  • He and Engineer are the only classes in the game that can sprint backwards.
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