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For the version in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, see Electro Pea.

Electric Peashooter is a premium plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2. He fires pea-like orbs that penetrate every zombie in his lane and deal electrical chain damage similar to Lightning Reed.

Origins

Like most other peashooting plants, the Electric Peashooter is based on the plant Pisum sativum. The term peashooter is normally used to refer to a toy version of a blowgun, or as a slang for small or low-caliber firearms. The name also refers to the fact that peashooter shoots peas. His ability is also partially based on Lightning Reed.

His Almanac entry is a pun of "ohm," the SI unit of electrical resistance, and either "own" or "harm."

Almanac entry

Electric Peashooter

SUN COST: 200
RECHARGE: Fast

TOUGHNESS: Typical
PLANT FOOD POWER: Damage

DAMAGE: Moderate
RANGE: Multi-Lane

FAMILY: Fila-mint

Electric Peashooters fire pea-like orbs that pass through zombies and crackle with electrical power, doing damage all the while.

Electric Peashooter expects resistance, but he doesn't want to ohm anybody.

Upgrades

Plant Food effect

Electric Peashooter PF effect

When fed with Plant Food, Electric Peashooter fires large electric peas to the closest zombies, dealing heavy damage. Those peas explode into smaller electric peas, which spread in a circular pattern while passing through zombies dealing electrical splash damage.

The amount of large electric peas he fires and small electric peas split into changes through upgrades, which is shown in the level upgrade table below, in the Plant Food Power column. In the Chinese version however, he always shoots 3 large electric peas which splits to 10 small ones.

Costumed (China only)

His Plant Food effect now has a chance to shoot 2 more purple large electric peas, which are even more powerful.

Level upgrade

Level Seed packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge
(Fast)
Toughness
(Typical)
Damage per hit
(Moderate)
Plant Food Power
(Damage)‡
PF Projectile
velocity*
Special Range^
(Multi-Lane)
Orb Bolt Large Small Large Small Zombies
Zapped**
Bolt
Frequency†
1 0 0 200 5 seconds 300 dps 5 dps 20 dps 350 dps x 3 20 dps x 6 Normal Normal Two 0.5 seconds Normal
2 10 1,000 350 dps 10 dps 21 dps 400 dps x 3 20 dps x 6
3 25 2,500 4.5 seconds 400 dps 15 dps 22 dps 400 dps x 3 25 dps x 8 + 1.2x + 1.4x Three 0.45 seconds + 1.125x
4 50 5,000 450 dps 20 dps 23 dps 400 dps x 4 25 dps x 8
5 100 10,000 4 seconds 550 dps 25 dps 24 dps 400 dps x 4 30 dps x 10
6 200 20,000 175 600 dps 30 dps 25 dps 450 dps x 4 30 dps x 10
7 400 30,000 3.5 seconds 650 dps 35 dps 26 dps 450 dps x 4 35 dps x 12 + 1.4x + 1.8x Four 0.4 seconds + 1.25x
8 800 50,000 700 dps 40 dps 27 dps 450 dps x 5 35 dps x 12
9 1,200 75,000 3 seconds 800 dps 45 dps 28 dps 450 dps x 5 40 dps x 14
10 1,600 100,000 150 900 dps 50 dps 29 dps 500 dps x 5 40 dps x 14

*Electric Peashooter's normal projectiles' velocity does not change through upgrades. This column will show its Plant Food projectile velocity, both large and small electric peas.
**Each electric pea can only zap a limited amount of targets each time with its electric bolts. This column will show how many targets it can zap each time.
†The time between each zap with the electric bolts.
‡Damage per pea times the number of peas.
^This column will show the range of the electric bolts.

Level upgrades (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New Electric Peashooter Upgrade 1
Thunder Ball
Attacks have a chance to stun enemies for 1 second.
CombatTrainingIcon
Combat Training
Electric Peashooter gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New Electric Peashooter Upgrade 2
Thunderstorm Ball
Stun duration is doubled.
CellActivationIcon
Cell Activation
Electric Peashooter gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Electric Peashooter may be boosted when planted.
FightingPowerIcon
Fighting Power
Electric Peashooter gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).
LevelIcon5New Electric Peashooter Upgrade 3
Electromagnetic Field
Attacks have a chance to summon an electromagnetic field which draws zombies over to deal extra damage.
FightingPowerIcon
Fighting Power
Electric Peashooter gains another 50% more attack power and health (300% of initial).


Strategies

Electric Peashooter can potentially be one of the more potent multi-hitting plants in the game. Not only can he hit every zombie in his lane like Laser Bean, but the shots also crackle into other lanes, potentially defeating many weakened zombies at once. This makes him great against Zombie Chickens and Ice Weasels, due to the number of zombies that will likely be hit. They are also effective against zombies such as Imp Cannon, Disco-tron 3000, Troglobites, Imp Porters, and Arcade Zombies as they can target them and all of their summoned zombies at the same time. Because of his similarities to Laser Bean, the two are interchangeable in which to use them. Laser Bean will be more useful in worlds like Pirate Seas where zombies are grouped up in lanes because of his Plant Food effect, while in worlds like Wild West , Electric Peashooter will shine as he can deal with Zombie Chickens more efficiently. He's also useful in Dark Ages, Ancient Egypt and Frostbite Caves, since his peas pass through graves and ice blocks. His Plant Food power is great against groups of zombies, as he fires three giant peas that split into smaller ones. However, these should not be your only offense, for they fire fairly slowly, and their cost is a bit high. Having other plants to defend or support Electric Peashooter will help. Also, note that unlike most peashooting plants, this does not benefit from Torchwood. Keep this in mind and use defensive plants to help him instead. He is also good for getting rid of graves or melting frozen plants or zombies, much like other area-of-effect plants. Another thing to note is that unlike Threepeater, Electric Peashooter cannot attack zombies in other lanes if there is nothing to attack in its lane, so keep that in mind.

Electric Peashooter is a great plant against Jester Zombies since these peas can hit them without getting deflected, even though they are projectiles. He can also hit Excavator Zombies and Shield Zombies directly since the projectiles penetrate their shields (shovel and force field, respectively).

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Trivia

  • He reuses Electro Pea's sounds from Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2.
    • In fact, he shares many similarities with Electro Pea, and most likely could've been inspired by Electro Pea. This, however, is a lighter shade of blue.
  • This, Pea PodThreepeater,Pea-nut and Shadow Peashooter are the only peashooting plants that do not share the same idle animations with other peashooting plants.
    • This, however, is the first peashooting plant to not share the same idle animations with the other peashooting plants, despite having a similar body type as Peashooter.
    • Also, he is the only elemental Peashooter to share this trait.
  • The pea-like orbs he fires do not have their damage increased by Torchwood.
    • This is likely because he fires electrical balls, and electricity cannot be lit on fire.
    • This also makes him one of the three peashooting plants that do not strictly benefit from Torchwood, the others being Snow Pea, Fire Peashooter, and Shadow Peashooter.
  • The smaller pea-like orbs that come out from its Plant Food projectile reuses the Sun Bomb exploding animation.
  • This is the only peashooting plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2 that deals splash damage on his own.
  • He, Electric Blueberry, and Electric Currant are the only plants to have twitching animations.
    • Coincidentally, they are all electric-themed plants that have the word "electric" in their name.
  • His projectiles may allude to ball lightning, a phenomenon in nature where lightning appears in a spherical shape.  
  • He is the seventh plant to glow in its seed packet. The first being Lightning Reed, the second being Sun-shroom, the third being Sun Bean, the fourth being Hot Potato, the fifth being Explode-O-Nut, and the sixth being Solar Tomato.
  • If he destroys a zombie that is still covered in sand during the the "Sandstorm!" surprise attack, the zombie will not be zapped but will instead lose its head and arm.
  • His projectiles' electric chains will target Trap tiles if they pass them, though this does nothing to the trap tiles.
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