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Crater Maker is an ability for the Space Station in Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. When activated, Space Station flies up into the air and fires a laser underneath it for 4 seconds dealing massive damage rapidly.


Fly up and destroy enemies below with a massive laser.

Associated upgrades

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Vanquishes with Crater Maker increase it's [sic] duration.

Increases Crater Maker's duration by 4 seconds upon vanquishing enemies.
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Move faster while Crater Maker is active.

Increases the player's movement speed by 75% while using Crater Maker.


The Crater Maker is a devastating ability that can wipe out almost every single plant underneath it within seconds. Not even bosses such as the Sunflower Queen can last long against the Crater Maker's laser. Due to its immense power, it is best used to take out high-health plants such as Oak and Citron. Using it on a plant with low health such as Night Cap, Acorn, or Weed is a waste since the Space Station can defeat such foes with ease. Due to its long cooldown, it is best saved for the stronger targets. Note: Crater Maker puts the Space Station higher than usual, leading to problems such as getting stuck through the entrance of an area, so it's advised to not use this when you are under a roof, so you won't get stuck.

This ability is also effective to defeat most of the battle leaders quickly, as they usually don't move around too frequently. However, there are some exceptions in which this ability is ineffective, such as:

  • Sproutrage, in which getting hit by its melee attacks will result in an instant vanquish,
  • Pound Cake, due to her tendency to use Casting Shadows and Shadow Sneak, and
  • Lucy, due to her ability to turn invincible every few seconds, as well as her tendency to move more frequently than the other battle leaders.

Therefore, it is inadvisable to use it against them, as you will most likely run out of time and fail the battle.

See also

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