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For other uses, see Gatling Pea (disambiguation).

Gatling Pea is a colossal legendary plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the PvZH Mega-Grow Icon.pngMega-Grow class. It costs 5SunPvZH.png to play and has 5StrengthPvZH.png/4HeartPvZH.png.

It has the DoubleStrikeAlt.pngDouble Strike trait, and its Pea Evolution ability makes it do a bonus attack.


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It is based on the plant in Plants vs. Zombies with the same name and appearance, with its appearance more closely resembling the Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars version due to the helmet design.

Its Evolution ability alludes to how it is an upgrade plant in Plants vs. Zombies, with its DoubleStrikeAlt.pngDouble Strike trait alluding to how it is an upgrade of the Repeater, who also has the DoubleStrikeAlt.pngDouble Strike trait in its Plants vs. Zombies Heroes appearance.

Its description may be an allusion a stereotype of attrition wars, whereas the only way to win is to put in more resources than the opponent.


  • Class: Mega-Grow
  • Tribe: Pea Plant
  • Trait: DoubleStrikeAlt.pngDouble Strike
  • Ability: Pea Evolution: This does a Bonus Attack.
  • Set - Rarity: Colossal - Legendary

Card description

There is no problem that cannot be solved by more peas.

Update history

Update 1.22.12

  • Added to the game.

Update 1.24.6

  • Strength change: 4StrengthPvZH.png → 5StrengthPvZH.png
  • Health change: 5HeartPvZH.png → 4HeartPvZH.png
  • Animation change: Legendary shine added.



By itself, Gatling Pea should be treated like a more powerful version of Repeater. Just like Repeater, due to its DoubleStrikeAlt.pngDouble Strike trait, it will perform a bonus attack if it survives combat, essentially allowing it to do double damage or attack your opponent after destroying a zombie.

However, the main distinction for Gatling Pea is that it can be Evolved on another pea plant, causing Gatling Pea to perform a bonus attack upon being played which can help either remove a zombie with 5HeartPvZH.png or less leaving one of your opponent's lanes open, or weaken a high-health zombie which can then be taken out more easily during combat.

Just like other DoubleStrikeAlt.pngDouble Strike plants, increasing its strength is always a good idea as it only makes the fact it can do at least two attacks in a turn more potent. Being a pea plant, this can easily be done with Torchwood, becoming a 7StrengthPvZH.png/4HeartPvZH.png DoubleStrikeAlt.pngDouble Strike plant, or The Podfather, which makes Gatling Pea stronger when played, making it a 7StrengthPvZH.png/6HeartPvZH.png. This can allow Gatling Pea to do up to 14 damage that turn. If you count its Evolution ability, you can do 21 damage, which can potentially defeat a full health opponent if they don't block its attacks.

If you want to look for an alternative, Grape Power is a very worthwhile choice as it bumps its strength to a massive 10, which with DoubleStrikeAlt.pngDouble Strike will do 20 damage, which is enough to defeat a full-health opponent in one turn.

Pea Patch also makes an effective candidate for Evolution, as not only is it a Pea plant, which will activate Gatling Pea's evolution ability, but it is also a Fusion' card, meaning that on top of being able to do a bonus attack, Gatling Pea will also gain +2StrengthPvZH.png/+2HeartPvZH.png due to its Fusion ability.

It is recommended to never play this plant at all if Bonus Track Buckethead is on the field, because he will prevent bonus attacks from happening. If that is the case, you must take him out first.


Gatling Pea should be treated like a Repeater with higher stats; if left alone, it can do a lot of damage in its lane, potentially dishing out at least 10 damage there. It can be especially dangerous in tandem with boosting cards like Torchwood or The Podfather.

In order to try and mitigate or prevent its Evolution ability, you can try to ensure there isn't another pea for it to Evolve on or play a Gravestone zombie in front of any possible pea plant it may Evolve on. A cheap zombie with the PvZH Deadly Icon.pngDeadly trait is also recommended, but you should beware that none of them can take Gatling Pea's Evolution ability with the exception of Smelly Zombie (who hides in a gravestone) and thus should be played after the Evolution ability has activated.

Many tricks such as Locust Swarm, B-flat, Exploding Fruitcake, Cakesplosion, Rocket Science or Cut Down to Size can easily take out this plant before the Fight! phase begins, so playing them is a good idea. However, beware of anti-trick cards like Umbrella Leaf and Brainana.

As mentioned above, Bonus Track Buckethead is a good counter since it disables both its DoubleStrikeAlt.pngDouble Strike trait and its Evolution ability. However, it is recommended to play him where Gatling Pea cannot be played since Gatling Pea will emerge victorious if both of them exchange attacks. Gargantuar Mime can help also as he will do a bonus attack when it attacks.


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In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Gatling Pea
China Simplified Chinese 机枪豌豆
Traditional Chinese 機關豆 lit. "Mechanism Pea"
portmanteau of "機關槍" (machine gun) and "豌豆" (pea)


  • Despite Gatling Pea in its original game firing 4 peas, Gatling Pea is shown firing a scatter shot of 5 abnormally small peas.
  • Its helmet resembles that of Peashooter when it uses its Plant Food ability in Plants vs. Zombies 2.  
  • Prior to update 1.24.6, it and Cob Cannon didn't have the legendary shine effect.
  • A Gatling Pea card flag can be seen in the launch trailer at the 0:35 mark.
    • Its card rarity is super-rare.

See also

V · T · E Plants in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
PvZH Guardian Icon.png Guardian
Heroes Citron · Grass Knuckles · Spudow · Wall-Knight · Beta-Carrotina
Common Small-Nut · Sting Bean · Wall-Nut · Pismashio · Spineapple
Premium Potato Mine · Cactus · Gardening Gloves · Sea-Shroom · Water Chestnut · Pea-Nut · Steel Magnolia
Galactic Photosynthesizer · Spikeweed Sector · Plantern
Colossal Grape Responsibility · Primal Potato Mine
Triassic Grizzly Pear
Premium Grave Buster · Hibernating Beary · Prickly Pear · Smackadamia · Tough Beets
Galactic Cosmic Nut · Starch-Lord
Colossal Blockbuster
Triassic Pumpkin Shell
Premium Jugger-Nut · Mirror-Nut · Guacodile · Doom-Shroom
Galactic Galacta-Cactus · Force Field · Gravitree
Colossal Three-Nut
Triassic Marine Bean · Primal Wall-Nut
Premium Poppin' Poppies · Soul Patch · Wall-Nut Bowling
Galactic Body-Gourd · Pecanolith
Colossal Tricarrotops
Triassic Loco Coco
Event Cards Forget-Me-Nuts · Garlic · Corn Dog · Hot Date · Health-Nut · Pear Cub · Shamrocket · Red Stinger
Token Cards Hothead
Superpowers Peel Shield · Power Pummel · Tater Toss · Uncrackable · Genetic Amplification · Bubble Up · Nut Signal · Root Wall · Ensign Uproot
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Heroes Nightcap · Captain Combustible · Solar Flare · Spudow
Common Button Mushroom · Berry Blast · Buff-Shroom · Seedling · Zapricot
Premium Poison Mushroom · Berry Angry · Mushroom Ringleader · Poison Ivy · Pair of Pears · Bluesberry · Sizzle
Galactic Banana Bomb · Mushroom Grotto · Invasive Species
Colossal Puff-Shroom
Triassic Veloci-Radish Hatchling · Hot Lava
Premium Shroom for Two · Wild Berry · Petal-Morphosis · Sour Grapes · Poison Oak
Galactic Cosmic Mushroom · Lava Guava
Colossal Cro-Magnolia
Triassic Shelf Mushroom
Premium Punish-Shroom · Sergeant Strongberry · Cherry Bomb · Grapes of Wrath
Galactic Astro-Shroom · Banana Launcher · Pair Pearadise
Colossal Fireweed · Imitater
Triassic Strawberrian
Premium Pineclone · Dandy Lion King · Kernel Corn
Galactic Reincarnation · Molekale
Colossal Gloom-Shroom
Triassic Veloci-Radish Hunter
Event Cards Blooming Heart · High-Voltage Currant · Sonic Bloom · Transfiguration · Atomic Bombegranate · Electric Blueberry
Token Cards Hothead
Superpowers Mush-Boom · Blazing Bark · Tater Toss · Sunburn · Meteor Strike · More Spore · Storm Front
PvZH Mega-Grow Icon.png Mega-Grow
Heroes Chompzilla · Grass Knuckles · Green Shadow · Captain Combustible
Common Peashooter · Torchwood · Cabbage-Pult · Fertilize · Flourish · Grow-Shroom · Repeater
Premium Bonk Choy · Pea Pod · Sweet Potato · Fire Peashooter · Skyshooter
Galactic Coffee Grounds · Sweet Pea · Vegetation Mutation
Colossal Umbrella Leaf
Triassic Half-Banana · Typical Beanstalk
Premium The Podfather · Plant Food · Re-Peat Moss · Whipvine · Super-Phat Beets
Galactic Banana Peel · Cosmic Pea
Colossal Bamboozle
Triassic Pea Patch
Premium Party Thyme · Black-Eyed Pea · Potted Powerhouse · Espresso Fiesta
Galactic Moonbean · Pod Fighter · The Red Plant-It
Colossal Split Pea · Grape Power
Triassic Savage Spinach
Premium Doubled Mint · Muscle Sprout · Bananasaurus Rex
Galactic Captain Cucumber · Onion Rings
Colossal Gatling Pea
Triassic Apotatosaurus
Event Cards Clique Peas · Lily of the Valley · Banana Split · Plucky Clover
Superpowers Devour · Power Pummel · Precision Blast · Blazing Bark · Embiggen · Holo-Flora · Time to Shine
PvZH Smarty Icon.png Smarty
Heroes Citron · Nightcap · Green Shadow · Rose · Beta-Carrotina
Common Snowdrop · Weenie Beanie · Snow Pea · Cattail · Smoosh-Shroom · Threepeater
Premium Iceberg Lettuce · Shellery · Rescue Radish · Spring Bean · Vanilla · Carrotillery
Galactic Mars Flytrap · Planet of the Grapes · Leaf Blower
Colossal Grave Mistake · Pear Pal
Triassic Primal Peashooter
Premium Admiral Navy Bean · Lightning Reed · Chilly Pepper · Navy Bean · Jumping Bean
Galactic Cosmic Bean · Melon-Pult
Colossal Tricorn
Triassic Lily Pad
Premium Sow Magic Beans · Bean Counter · Snapdragon · Winter Squash
Galactic Laser Cattail · Bog of Enlightenment · Cool Bean
Colossal Jelly Bean
Triassic Rotobaga · Shrinking Violet
Premium Brainana · Winter Melon · The Great Zucchini
Galactic Shooting Starfruit · Dark Matter Dragonfruit
Colossal Lima-Pleurodon
Triassic Bird of Paradise
Event Cards Spyris · Go-Nuts · Mayflower · Sportacus · Snake Grass · Witch Hazel · Jolly Holly · Sap-Fling
Token Cards Magic Beanstalk · Sappy Place
Superpowers Peel Shield · Mush-Boom · Precision Blast · Goatify · Genetic Amplification · Big Chill · Transmogrify · Whirlwind · Lieutenant Carrotron · Lightspeed Seed
PvZH Solar Icon.png Solar
Heroes Chompzilla · Rose · Solar Flare · Wall-Knight
Common Bellflower · Sunflower · Mixed Nuts · Squash · Smashing Pumpkin
Premium Morning Glory · Fume-Shroom · Pepper M.D. · Water Balloons · Venus Flytrap · Bloomerang · Metal Petal Sunflower
Galactic Cosmoss · Apple-Saucer · Venus Flytraplanet
Colossal Kernel-Pult
Triassic Lil' Buddy · Sunnier-Shroom
Premium Sage Sage · Magnifying Grass · Whack-a-Zombie · Lawnmower · Power Flower
Galactic Cosmic Flower · Heartichoke
Colossal Elderberry
Triassic Eyespore
Premium Twin Sunflower · 2nd-Best Taco of All Time · Chomper · Laser Bean
Galactic Solar Winds · Wing-Nut · Tactical Cuke
Colossal Primal Sunflower · Sunflower Seed
Triassic Sun Strike
Premium Briar Rose · Three-Headed Chomper · Cornucopia
Galactic Astrocado · Astro Vera
Colossal Cob Cannon
Triassic Aloesaurus
Event Cards Haunted Pumpking · Sun-Shroom · Jack O' Lantern · Ketchup Mechanic · Toadstool
Token Cards Astrocado Pit
Superpowers Devour · Goatify · Sunburn · Uncrackable · Geyser · Scorched Earth · Weed Whack
Superpowers Flick-a-Zombie · Inspire · Rejuvenate