Imp Cannon is a cannon filled with Imp Pirate Zombies found in Plants vs. Zombies 2. It shoots Imp Pirate Zombies into the player's defenses every ten seconds. If it is not destroyed after a certain amount of time, it will explode and shoot numerous Imp Pirate Zombies onto random tiles on the lawn. It is the seventh enemy encountered in Pirate Seas.

Almanac entry

Normal Mode

Imp Cannon


Shoots Pirate Imps past your defenses. Eventually it can explode and rain down imps.

Special: fires imps to mid-lawn
Special: explodes into a shower of imps if not destroyed quickly

The Imps joined the Order of the Cannon Fraternity, Kappa Pea, and quickly rose through the ranks due to constant firing of their leadership.

PvP Mode (China only)

    Imp Cannon
    TOUGHNESS: Protected
    SPEED: Basic
    Troop Capacity: TroopCapicity.png 3

    Training Cost: PvPStarCoin.png 15
    Training Time: 5 minutes 为了飞的更远更高,小鬼僵尸们玩起了人间大炮的改版--僵间大炮。

    In English:

    In order to achieve improved flight distance and height, the Imps parodied the "Human Cannonball" - Now the Zombie Cannonball.

    Plague Pharmacy effect: Fires a lot of imps.


The Imp Cannon absorbs 600 damage per shot and does not degrade.


Plants vs. Zombies 2

Player's House: Piñata Party

Pirate Seas: Days 10, 14, 15, 17, 18, 21, 22, 24, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, Dead Man's Booty and "Rescue the Gold Bloom" Epic Quest - Step 6

Wild West: Piñata Party

Modern Day: Days 15, 31 and 36

Arena: Gold Bloom's Garden Party Tournament

Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Chinese version) (China only)

Player's House: Premium Plant Quest: Squash

Pirate Seas: Days 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 24, Ultimate Challenge, Daily Challenge, and Endless Challenge

Wild West: Premium Plant Quest: Squash


The Imp Cannon is a particularly annoying zombie to face, especially in hordes. Laser Bean and Electric Peashooter are two of the best plants to use against it, as two of these plants in a given lane ensure that that lane is protected from Imp Cannons, and the Imps that can spawn from them, so long as there isn't a plant where the Imps are landing. Should those plants not be available however, then artillery plants such as Winter Melon, Coconut Cannon, or Banana Launcher are good choices as they all take down Imp Cannons rather easily, but the former two are prone to being blocked by Imps or other zombies, while Banana Launcher has a fairly long reload speed, making it not as reliable. Having a plant such as Spikerock or Endurian where the Imps land is a good idea to help support your other offensive plants so they have more opportunities to damage the Imp Cannon.

It is not recommended to use close range plants such as Snapdragons or Phat Beets against Imps Cannons, as the are out-ranged by the Imp Cannon, meaning the Imp Cannon is free to continuously fire Imps and eventually explode, causing Imps to spawn all over the lawn. Because of this, it is imperative to take down Imp Cannons quickly. Instant use plants such as Cherry Bomb or Grapeshot are fantastic at dealing with Imp Cannons quickly. A Spikeweed or Spikerock can be planted underneath Imp Cannons in planked lanes without getting crushed, making them useful at softening up Imp Cannons. However, Barrel Roller zombies will easily destroy them anyway.

It should be noted that Shrinking Violet cannot shrink Imp Cannons, even if they're in her radius, so instant use plants are generally better at dealing with Imp Cannons.

Balance changes

Update 5.8.1

  • Health increased from 600 DPS to 900 DPS

Update 6.0.1

  • Health decreased from 900 DPS to 600 DPS

Related achievement

Use a Coconut Cannon to defeat an Imp Cannon.


Plants vs. Zombies 2

Chinese version (China only)



Specific to Plants vs. Zombies 2

  • The player will earn the achievement Broadside if they destroy this zombie with a Coconut Cannon.
  • Although the Imp Cannon has wheels, a Spikeweed, Spikerock, or Cactus cannot destroy it instantly.
  • When the Imp Cannon shoots an Imp Pirate Zombie, it will sometimes shoot one tile shorter than it normally does, sometimes causing the Imp to fall into the water in plankless lanes.
  • Imp Cannon, Dr. Zomboss, and Gargantuar are the only zombies that can use other zombies as weapons.
  • There is a glitch where when a Kernel-pult's butter is still in the air while an Imp Pirate Zombie is also in the air, the Imp Cannon gets hit by the butter but the Imp Pirate Zombie will get immobilized by the butter, resulting in the position of the Imp Pirate Zombie is as if it was landing but frozen without the butter. If the Imp Pirate Zombie is then killed in this state, it will land and walk shortly without its head.
  • In older versions, Squash can't attack the Imp Cannon. This has been fixed.
  • Butter will not stun an Imp Cannon unless there is an Imp Pirate Zombie sticking out.
  • Infi-nut's force field can prevent Imps from landing further into the lawn. There is a slight bug with this, as most of the time the Imps will just bounce off the force field and into the water, but sometimes they get stuck in a headfirst angled flying position in the force field, unable to bite it but it can be still killed by other plants normally.
  • Imp Cannon, Prospector Zombie, Zombie King, Fisherman Zombie and zombies carried to the left of the lawn by Pterodactyls are the only zombies in Plants vs. Zombies 2 that can self-destruct.
  • Even though it hangs in the back, it still has a speed listed because of how it rolls to get there.
  • Imp Cannon and Gargantuar Pirate's Almanac entries call the Imp Pirate Zombie Pirate Imp.
  • There is a glitch regarding the Imp Cannon where if it is defeated after saving and exiting a level, the level will not be completed.
  • It is one of the few zombies that doesn't have its own repeatable quest in the Travel Log.

Specific to Chinese version (China only)

  • When the Imp Cannon is summoned by the Zombot Plank Walker despite that it already has a cannon for a weapon, the Imp Cannon moves all the way to the ninth column where it usually is.

See also

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Zombies (Tower defense)
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Plants vs. Zombies 2
Player's House Basic Zombie · Conehead Zombie · Buckethead Zombie · Flag Zombie
Ancient Egypt Mummy Zombie · Conehead Mummy · Buckethead Mummy · Pyramid-Head Zombie · Flag Mummy Zombie · Egypt Rally Zombie · Ra Zombie · Camel Zombies · Explorer Zombie · Torchlight Zombie · Tomb Raiser Zombie · Pharaoh Zombie · Mummified Gargantuar · Imp Mummy · Zombot Sphinx-inator
Pirate Seas Pirate Zombie · Conehead Pirate · Buckethead Pirate · Barrelhead Zombie · Flag Pirate Zombie · Jolly Roger Zombie · Swashbuckler Zombie · Seagull Zombie · Pelican Zombie · Barrel Roller Zombie · Imp Pirate Zombie · Imp Cannon · Pirate Captain Zombie · Zombie Parrot · Gargantuar Pirate · Zombot Plank Walker
Wild West Cowboy Zombie · Conehead Cowboy · Buckethead Cowboy · Cart-Head Zombie · Flag Cowboy Zombie · Cowboy Rally Zombie · Prospector Zombie · Pianist Zombie · Poncho Zombie · Chicken Wrangler Zombie · Zombie Chicken · Zombie Bull · Rodeo Legend Zombie · Zombie Bull Rider · Wild West Gargantuar · Zombot War Wagon
Frostbite Caves Cave Zombie · Cave Conehead Zombie · Cave Buckethead Zombie · Blockhead Zombie · Cave Flag Zombie · Hunter Zombie · Yeti Imp · Dodo Rider Zombie · Troglobite · Weasel Hoarder · Ice Weasel · Sloth Gargantuar · Zombot Tuskmaster 10,000 BC
Lost City Adventurer Zombie · Conehead Adventurer Zombie · Buckethead Adventurer Zombie · Flag Adventurer Zombie · Lost Pilot Zombie · Lost City Imp Zombie · Excavator Zombie · Parasol Zombie · Bug Zombie · Porter Gargantuar · Imp Porter · Relic Hunter Zombie · Turquoise Skull Zombie · Zombot Aerostatic Gondola
Far Future Future Zombie · Future Conehead Zombie · Future Buckethead Zombie · Holo Head Zombie · Future Flag Zombie · Robo-Rally Zombie · Jetpack Zombie · Blastronaut Zombie · Shield Zombie · Bug Bot Imp · Robo-Cone Zombie · Disco-tron 3000 · Disco Jetpack Zombie · Mecha-Football Zombie · Gargantuar Prime · Zombot Tomorrow-tron
Dark Ages Peasant Zombie · Conehead Peasant · Buckethead Peasant · Knight Zombie · Peasant Flag Zombie · Imp Monk Zombie · Jester Zombie · Dark Ages Gargantuar · Wizard Zombie · Zombie King · Announcer Imp · Imp Dragon Zombie · Zombot Dark Dragon
Neon Mixtape Tour Neon Zombie · Neon Conehead · Neon Buckethead · Neon Flag Zombie · Punk Zombie · Glitter Zombie · MC Zom-B · Impunk · Hair Metal Gargantuar · Breakdancer Zombie · Arcade Zombie · 8-Bit Zombie · Boombox Zombie · Zombot Multi-stage Masher
Jurassic Marsh Jurassic Zombie · Jurassic Conehead · Jurassic Buckethead · Jurassic Fossilhead · Amberhead Zombie · Jurassic Flag Zombie · Jurassic Rally Zombie · Jurassic Imp · Jurassic Gargantuar · Jurassic Bully · Jurassic Rockpuncher · Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur
Big Wave Beach Pompadour Zombie · Pompadour Conehead · Pompadour Buckethead · Beach Flag Zombie · Bikini Zombie · Bikini Conehead · Bikini Buckethead · Snorkel Zombie · Imp Mermaid Zombie · Surfer Zombie · Deep Sea Gargantuar · Fisherman Zombie · Octo Zombie · Zombot Sharktronic Sub
Modern Day Brickhead Zombie · Rally Zombie · Gargantuar · Imp · Newspaper Zombie · Sunday Edition Zombie · Balloon Zombie · All-Star Zombie · Super-Fan Imp
Penny's Pursuit
Ancient Rome Roman Zombie · Roman Conehead · Roman Buckethead · Centurion Zombie · Bust Head Zombie · Roman Flag Zombie · Healer Zombie · Roman Shield Zombie · Gladiator Gargantuar · Roman Imp · Zcorpion Zombie · Zombie Medusa · Roman Caesar Zombie
ZCorp Incorporated Inc. Gargimp Legal · Head Office Impgantuar · ZCorp New Hire · ZCorp Contractor · ZCorp Conehead · ZCorp Buckethead · ZCorp Contractor Conehead · ZCorp Contractor Buckethead · ZCorp Flag Zombie · ZCorp Consultant · ZCorp HelpDesk
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Others Zombie Hamsterball · Treasure Yeti · Imp Pear Imp · Dr. Zomboss
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