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EMPeach has different capitalization or spelling depending on what game it is in. When editing, use the term used in the game in question.
For other uses, see E.M.Peach (disambiguation).

EMPeach (stylized as "E.M.Peach" in Battle for Neighborville) is the first ability for the Citron in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 and Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. It stuns all zombies in a medium area, preventing them from using their abilities. It deals 10 damage on impact, and 5 damage for over 2-5 seconds afterwards.

When used on Z-Mechs, their abilities will be disabled for longer, and they take up to 60 damage.



It is based on the plant from Plants vs. Zombies 2 with a similar name and appearance.

Its ability to stun zombies is based on the original plant's ability to stun mechanical zombies, it being able to stun Z-Mechs longer further references this ability.

It being an ability for the Citron is a nod to how they are both based on plants introduced in Far Future.

Stickerbook description

Garden Warfare 2

More than just a robotic peach with a cute name, the EMPeach has been specially designed to stun Zombies, and especially Z-Mechs!

Battle for Neighborville

Shoots an E.M.Peach that stuns enemies and depletes Z-Mech fuel.

Associated upgrades  (Battle for Neighborville only)

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Longer stun duration by hitting enemy directly with E.M.Peach.
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Gain Peel Shield health by stunning enemies with E.M.Peach.

Gain 200 points of Peel Shield health by stunning enemies with E.M.Peach.



The EMPeach works like the Engineer's Sonic Grenade. It takes time to start, but unlike the Sonic Grenade, it deals damage to zombies hit by it as well as stunning them.

Keep in mind that the stun effect from EMPeach can stop a zombie from using any ability and also heavily reduce their movement. This means that the hard-to-hit zombies such as Imp can easily be shut down due to its reliance on moving a lot and using its abilities. EMPeach can also cancel certain abilities such as the Turbo Twister, meaning that Citron can effectively prevent a rushing Super Brainz from quickly vanquishing him by stunning him.

Also, if you run out of ammo or overheat, this can be used as a last-ditch effort to vanquish your enemy.


This ability is more dangerous than it looks, as the stun effect and damage can allow Citron to deal mass amounts of damage, vanquishing the player. This is especially true for Frozen Citron, as the stun effect lasts long enough for him to freeze the player, spelling doom for them.

The best way to counter this ability is to be unpredictable so that the EMPeach will miss its target. Engineers and Scientists can use their Jackhammer or Warp to avoid the EMPeach and punish the Citron for the brief period he is unable to fire after the ability. However, do note that if the EMPeach hits as a result of the player being too slow or dodging the wrong way, the ability will be canceled, wasting a use of the ability.

Super Brainz should attempt to zone the Citron out with the beam instead of approaching, as the EMPeach can stop him right in his tracks, allowing Citron to pile on heavy amounts of damage with a point-blank attack. If the player can successfully bait out the EMPeach, using the Heroic Kick to quickly cover the distance between the player and the Citron followed by the Turbo Twister to quickly shred through the Peel Shield if applicable and the Citron's health can net the player a quick vanquish.

Imps are especially susceptible in both modes, as the stun effect takes away the Imp's strength of high movement speed, while the Z-Mech is crippled by the effect for much longer. As the Imp, only attack Citrons if you have your Gravity Grenade ready, which disables the usage of the EMPeach as well as allows the player to easily circle the Citron, most likely netting a vanquish. In the Z-Mech, try and stay out of range of the EMPeach at all costs, shooting at the Citron from far away.

Balancing changes

Garden Warfare 2

May 2018 Patch

  • Decreased the stun effect from 50% - 20%

Battle for Neighborville

October 2019 Patch

  • Increased projectile speed from 18 m/s to 55 m/s
  • Increased projectile gravity for a more aggressive arc
  • Fixed the 0.15 second weapon switch back delay not occuring

Related achievement

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Just Peachy!
Stun 50 Z-Mechs using Citron's EMPeach.



See also

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Plants (Shooter games)
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 plants
Playable Classes
Peashooter Fire Pea · Ice Pea · Toxic Pea · Commando Pea · Agent Pea · Law Pea · Plasma Pea · Rock Pea · Electro Pea
Sunflower Mystic Flower · Power Flower · Fire Flower · Shadow Flower · Metal Petal · Sun Pharaoh · Alien Flower · Vampire Flower · Stuffy Flower
Chomper Hot Rod Chomper · Toxic Chomper · Fire Chomper · Power Chomper · Count Chompula · Armor Chomper · Chomp Thing · Yeti Chomper · Disco Chomper · Unicorn Chomper · Twilight Chomper
Cactus Camo Cactus · Fire Cactus · Ice Cactus · Power Cactus · Future Cactus · Bandit Cactus · Jade Cactus · Zen Cactus · Petrified Cactus
Citron Frozen Citron · Electro Citron · Iron Citron · Party Citron · Toxic Citron
Rose Druid Rose · Fire Rose · Frost Rose · Party Rose · Nec'Rose
Kernel Corn BBQ Corn · Mob Cob · Pops Corn · Party Corn · Commando Corn
Other Torchwood · Junkasaurus
Peashooter Chili Bean Bomb · Pea Gatling · Hyper · Sombrero Bean Bomb · Retro Gatling · Super Pea Jump · Dark Bean Bomb · Bling Gatling
Sunflower Heal Beam · Sunbeam · Heal Flower · Rainbow Heal Beam · Solar Flare Beam · Dark Flower · Rainbow Flower
Chomper Goop · Burrow · Spikeweed · Super Sticky Goop · Sprint Burrow · Spiky Spikeweed · Chomp Cannon · Vampweed · Rainbow Warp · Twilight Warp
Cactus Potato Mine · Garlic Drone · Tallnut Battlement · Potato Nugget Mine · Artichoke Drone · Iron Maiden · Pizzazzling Potato Mine · Red Artichoke · Bling Maiden · Dark Garlic Drone
Assault Mode EMPeach · Citron Ball · Peel Shield · Party Citron Ball · Mood Shield
Citron Ball Hyper Ball · Assault Mode · Spin Dash
Rose Time Snare · Arcane Enigma · Goatify · Arcane Lotus · Psychedelic Goat
Kernel Corn Butter Barrage · Husk Hop · Shuck Shot · Bigger Better Butter · Multi-Shuck
Torchwood Blazin' Blast · Smoldering Madness · Leaf Shield
Junkasaurus Charge of Insanity · Epic Mega Blast · Spin Override · Super Heavy Hornblast
Spawnable Plants
Weeds Pumpkin Weed · Terracotta Weed · Leaf Shield Weed · Wood Shield Weed · Vase Weed · Porcelain Vase Weed · Heal Weed · Flag Weed · Dandelion Weed · Hypno-shroom
Grow-a-Pot Bonk Choy · Pea Cannon · Gatling Pea · Lightning Reed · Scaredy-shroom · Fume-shroom · Goop-shroom · Doom-shroom · Ice-shroom · Toxic Gloom-shroom · Bamboo Shoot · Snap Dragon · Heal Flower
Bosses Giga Torchwood · Super Bean · Sunflower Queen · Big Stump · Marigold · Squash · Royal Hypno-Flower · Spooky Squash
Others Agent Citron · Agent Rose · Agent Corn · Assistant Manager Bitey · Crystal Guardian · Tallnut · Tallnut Cannon
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