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Cob Cannon in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes

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Cob Cannon is a recurring character within the Plants vs. Zombies franchise. He is a massive ear of corn that fires cobs at zombies that deal massive damage.

As revealed by his almanac entries, Cob Cannon is also an accomplished lawyer based in New York, and has graduated from Harvard University. As revealed in the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2, Cob Cannon appears to have obtained his abilities after an incident occurred while visiting Area 51.

As of Plants vs. Zombies 3, Cob Cannon has appeared in five games.

Origins

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Like Kernel-pult, Cob Cannon is based on the crop maize (Zea mays), also known as corn, a type of large grain plant.

He also resembles several types of rocket artillery, specifically ones that fire singular missiles. 

History

Plants vs. Zombies

Main article: Cob Cannon (PvZ)
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In the original Plants vs. Zombies game, as well as Chinese spin-off games based on it, Cob Cannon appears as an Upgrade plant sold in Crazy Dave's Twiddydinkies. Cob Cannon is the most expansive Upgrade plant in the game, costing $20,000 in-game currency, and is listed as the last plant chronologically in the Suburban Almanac.

Cob Cannon costs 500 sun to plant but like all other Upgrade plants, Cob Cannon needs a preexisting plant, in this case Kernel-pult, to be planted on. Unlike the rest of the upgrades plants however, Cob Cannon requires two Kernel-pults to be planted side by side in order to be placed on the lawn.

Once planted, the player can click on the Cob Cannon and guide a reticle to anywhere on the lawn, the player can then click again and Cob Cannon will launch the corn cob onto an area that the player targets, dealing massive damage in a 3x3 area like a Cherry Bomb. The player can cancel targeting an area by left-clicking. After firing a corn cob, Cob Cannon needs to recharge for 34.75 seconds.

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare

Main article: Corn Mortar
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Cob Cannon would later make a cameo appearance in the third-person shooter game Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, appearing in the map Main Street. He is briefly renamed to "Corn Mortar".

He appears at the final objective firing defending the Garden Center from zombies by firing massive corn cobs at them. These massive cobs deal 70 damage to any zombie that is hit in the blast. Destroying him as a zombie rewards 250 coins.

Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars (China only) (Archived content)

Main article: Corn line
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Cob Cannon next appeared in the Chinese-exclusive turn-based game Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars, here he was the final plant in the Corn line, evolving from Popcorn-pult with a drastically different design. He attacked zombies by firing high damage lasers.

His active ability was Corn Shelling, which dealt damage to three random enemies with the chance of stunning them for a turn (stunning Seagull Zombies for two turns instead). His passive abilities were Grilled Butter, which gave his normal attacks a chance to deal 110 more damage and stun enemies for a turn and Trajectory Correction, which let him deal 360 extra damage with 100% accuracy if his previous attack missed.

His soulmates included members of the Flytrap line for a damage boost, members of the Watermelon line for a health boost, and members of the Radish line and Dragon line together for a damage boost.

Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Chinese version) (China only)

Main article: Cob Cannon (PvZ2C)
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Cob Cannon would make a long awaited return to the tower-defense titles in the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2, where he appears as a monthly special plant tied to the 2017 new years event.

Unlike the other returning Upgrade plants, Cob Canon is not able to be planted on his own as a separate plant. Instead, like the first game, Cob Cannon still requires two Kernel-pults planted side by side to be placed over.

At level 1, his damage is reduced to 1200 DPS from the first game, and his firing rate is increased to 50 seconds. His main upgrade lowers his cooldown time while his level 5 upgrade gives him two small corn missiles to defend himself naturally by targeting the zombie closest to him.

Plants vs. Zombies Heroes

Main article: Cob Cannon (PvZH)
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Cob Cannon's latest appearance is in the turn-based mobile card game Plants vs. Zombies Heroes as a Colossal Legendary Plant for the PvZH Solar Icon.pngSolar class. He costs 6SunPvZH.png, has 6StrengthPvZH.png/6HeartPvZH.png stats and when played, gives zombies in his lane and those adjacent to him -1StrengthPvZH.png/-1HeartPvZH.png.

If evolved on a Team-Up plant such as Kernel-pult, he will also instantly destroy a selected zombie.

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Trivia

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  • Cob Cannon in Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars used to have a design that was more accurate to the original game. It is unknown why it was changed.
  • Cob Cannon is the only plant in the entire series that takes up two tiles.
  • On PopCap's website, Cob Cannon is shown without his front wheels.
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