- For other uses, see Peashooter (disambiguation).
Goo Peashooter is a premium plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2 that was introduced in the 7.0.1 update. He shoots poison peas at zombies that do damage over time, as well as slowing them. His poison can stack and do more damage to the zombies as more stacks of it are applied.
Goo Peashooter requires 250 seed packets to unlock him for free.
Like most other peashooting plants, he is based on the Pisum sativum, commonly known as the pea. His ability and being a peashooting plant is also partially based on Toxic Pea from Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare.
His Almanac entry points out how his name is a play on the words "goopy shooter," since Goo Peashooter shoots goop at zombies.'
Note: The stats shown below only apply to Level 1.
SUN COST: 125
PLANT FOOD POWER: Damage
Goo Peashooters shoot poison peas at zombies, poisoning them as well as slowing them down.
Goo Peashooter is a goopy shooter. See? See how that works? It's a play on words. Words are often playful, folks!
Plant feature: green plant
No one could have imagined that Goo Peashooter could act so crazily, not even Goo Peashooter himself. To the rest of the plants, Goo Peashooter is a loony, but to Goo Peashooter, this is all merely a facade. Do you want to know why Goo Peashooter is like this? It's all an act to make others laugh.
Plant Food effectWhen fed Plant Food, Goo Peashooter will launch a giant ball of poison that poisons all zombies in its lane as well heavily reducing their speed.
When boosted by Ail-mint, Goo Peashooter will have an additional 75 DPS added to his poisonous pea, an additional 4 DPS of poison will be added per stack of poison for the duration of the boost, and his Plant Food attack will receive in additional 132 DPS.
|Sun Cost||Recharge||Toughness||Damage||Poison Damage|| Max Poison|
|Zombie Slowing|| Poison and|
|Normal||Plant Food||Normal||Plant Food|
|1||0||0||125||5 seconds||300 dps||30 dps||3 dps||75 dps||25||2 seconds||10 seconds||2 seconds|
|2||10||1,000||125||5 seconds||350 dps||35 dps||78 dps||26|
|3||25||2,500||125||4.5 seconds||400 dps||40 dps||81 dps||27|
|4||50||5,000||125||4.5 seconds||450 dps||45 dps||84 dps||28||3 seconds|
|5||100||10,000||125||4 seconds||550 dps||50 dps||87 dps||29||3 seconds|
|6||200||20,000||100||4 seconds||600 dps||55 dps||90 dps||30|
|7||400||30,000||100||3.5 seconds||650 dps||60 dps||93 dps||31|
|8||800||50,000||100||3.5 seconds||700 dps||65 dps||4 dps||124 dps||31|
|9||1,200||75,000||100||3 seconds||800 dps||70 dps||128 dps||32||4 seconds|
|10||1,600||100,000||100||3 seconds||900 dps||75 dps||132 dps||33|
Magnet-shroom and Goo Peashooter shares a lot of similarities. Magnet-shroom is more preferred in Neon Mixtape Tour because of the groups of Buckethead Zombie and Punk Zombie. However, Goo Peashooter will find more use in Modern Day since All-Star Zombie and Newspaper Zombie could be dangerous without them. Nonetheless, they are excellent support plants and should be used with other plants.
Direct damage-wise, Goo Peashooter is not that impressive. For doing direct damage, there are much better options such as Repeater, Melon-pult, and Laser Bean, as they either do more damage for a similar cost or have better effects.
However, one good aspect of this plant is that Goo Peashooter will also poison the target, essentially making him a reusable Shadow-shroom, allowing him to dispatch armored zombies such as Buckethead Zombies and Knight Zombies easily, although a similar outcome can be reached using a Magnet-shroom, the said plant does not directly damage zombies and therefore other plants must take them out.
Another good aspect of this plant is that the target receives Stallia's slowing perfume status effect, which helps him outclass the Snow Pea, including the fact that he can be used in tandem with fire-based plants such as Snapdragon and Pepper-mint. This is especially key in Frostbite Caves levels where Hunter Zombies and cold winds will mean thawing plants are crucial. However, at higher levels the Snow Pea can freeze targets in place, so it really depends on the level of the plants in question and the board situation.
Take note that since he shoots out a solid projectile, Jester Zombie is immune to it and will just reflect it back (he cannot return the massive plant food projectile). The poison will also take time to fully damage the target, meaning faster zombies such as Zombie Chicken and Blastronaut Zombie will easily speed past him before the poison can kill them. He is also a poor choice in later Endless Zone levels and levels that spawn huge waves of zombies as Goo Peashooter will be overwhelmed, since his projectiles can only affect the frontmost target. In short the Goo-Peashooter isn’t an effective option for crowd control; a Shadow-shroom given some plant food can poison all targets on screen for an effective amount of time, making it a better option for mass poisoning of all targets, although at the cost of lacking the slowing perfume. Of course, one could just use Moonflowers and Dusk Lobbers for crowd control instead.
One good thing to note that despite clearly being a projectile shot at the front, hence having Excavator Zombie be immune to its direct damage, he will still be poisoned and slowed.
Goo Peashooter's Plant Food effect is useful if the entire lane needs to be poisoned, with an added bonus of knockback. However, it faces competition with Shadow-shroom, as Shadow-shroom's plant food ability can target all on-screen zombies at once. Both are ineffective against machines. But the Goo Peshooter's plant food knocks zombies upwards for a second (if they have fully entered the lawn), during which the Blover can defeat them instantly. Do note that it might miss out a few, though. This is, however, useful in Boosted Arena tournaments where it will instantly push the entire lane back.
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Goo Peashooter.
- A post by PopCap representative Haemophilus_EA reveals a few facts about the Goo Peashooter:
- He is Peashooter's sticky cousin, similar to how Shadow Peashooter is Peashooter's darker cousin.
- The reason Goo Peashooter bounces around during his idle animation is because he is really happy and friendly.
- It is recommended that gardeners wash their hands after handling a Goo Peashooter.
- According to a post made by the official Plants vs. Zombies Twitter, Goo Peashooter's slime "tastes like purple."
- In Pirate Seas, if a Swashbuckler Zombie gets pushed back by Goo Peashooter's Plant Food effect, he will continue walking on the water instead of falling on the water.
- There is a bug from Goo Peashooter's introduction in 7.0 onward that he is missing its firing sounds.