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Damage per shot (often shortened to DPS) is used officially in every game of the main Plants vs. Zombies series to express the damage plants / zombies deal and the amount of health zombies / plants have. It is not to be confused with the term "Damage per Second", which is used in many games and is used to calculate how much damage is done to a single target every second.

Explanation

Damage per shot is the basic measurement of damage in the Tower defense games. A pea deals 20 damage per shot, while each bite from most zombies (the damage counted by each second the zombie attacks, except for Plants vs. Zombies 3) deals 100 damage per shot.

Some projectiles from plants can do more than just 20 DPS, and can do up to about 80 DPS, such as Cabbage-pult, Melon-pult, and peas ignited by a Torchwood. The projectile with the most damage output is Citron's charged plasma ball created during its Plant Food effect, dealing up to 4000 DPS (at level 10).

Instant kills deal a heavy amount of damage, most dealing about 1800 DPS except for Primal Potato Mine, which deals 2400 DPS. However, in ZomBotany 2, a full-health Tall-nut Zombie can be killed by a corn cob, Cherry Bomb, Jalapeno or Doom-shroom, even though Tall-nut Zombies have 2400 health. A single Potato Mine or Squash cannot kill a full-health Tall-nut Zombie, despite dealing the same damage as the aforementioned explosive plants. Chompers deal 40 DPS (200 in the sequel) to any zombie it cannot devour. Likewise, Grimroses do 600 DPS to any zombie they cannot kill.

Plant Health

Most plants can take 300 damage per shot before being eaten. The followings are exceptions:

Plants vs. Zombies

Plant Health Notes
Wall-nut 4000
Tall-nut 8000
Pumpkin 4000
Garlic 400
Spikerock 450 Can take nine smashes
Explode-o-nut 4000
Giant Wall-nut 4000 8000 in Big Time
Giant Sunflower 600
Giant Marigold 600

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Plant Health (Level 1) Health (Level Max) Notes
Wall-nut 4000 8000
Tall-nut 8000 32000
Chard Guard 1500 3000
Red Stinger 300/900/1500 900/1500/2500 Depend on the plant's position
Endurian 3000 5000
Infi-nut 2000 4500 Can self-regenerate
Puff-shroom 150 700
Sun Bean 50
Celery Stalker 1200 2200
Garlic 600 1200
Primal Wall-nut 4000 11000 Withstand instant kills
Shadow-shroom 50
Holly Barrier 3000 5000
Holly Barrier Berry 1500 3000
PF Holly Barrier Berry 3000 5000
Pea-nut 4000 12000
Electric Currant 200 800
Sweet Potato 4000 8500
Kiwibeast 2000 4500
Torchwood 2000 3350
Explode-O-Nut 3000
Hot Date 2000 5000
Blastberry Vine 200 650
Pumpkin 4000 8000
Ultomato 300/400/500 525/850/1175
Gumnut Gum 8000 20000 Stronger zombies form stronger barriers
Withstand instant kills
Explode-o-Vine 1500 3000
Murkadamia Nut 2500 4750
Headbutter Lettuce 900 1800
Gloom Vine 250 700
Power Vine 250 700
Iceweed 300/900 900/1350
Tiger Grass 300/525 900/1575
Blockoli 6000 16000
Buttercup 900 2500
Bramble Bush 1500 2100
Rhubarbarian 900

Armor

Some plants get a armor when given Plant Food. Armors cannot be healed by Aloe.

Plant Health (Level 1) Health (Level Max) Notes
Wall-nut 8000 16000
Tall-nut 12000 24000
Endurian 6000 Make it deal higher damage
Primal Wall-nut 8000 20000 Does not withstand instant kills
Pea-nut 4000
Explode-O-Nut 3000 8000 Explodes when eaten or destroyed
Pumpkin 8000 16000
Explode-o-Vine 1500 3000 Explodes when eaten or destroyed
Murkadamia Nut 2000 8000
Blockoli 8000 28000

Gallery

Plants vs. Zombies

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Note: The stats below only apply to Level 1 plants.

See also

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