- For other uses, see Imp (disambiguation).
Imp Pear is a plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2 that was introduced in the 7.5.1 update. When Imp Pear is eaten, the zombie that ate it will be transformed into an Imp Pear Imp. If any Imp, regardless of if they were transformed by an Imp Pear or not eats an Imp Pear, then the Imp in question will be destroyed and release a stunning gas that stuns other zombies in the lane for 7.5 seconds, similarly to Chili Bean. When Zombie Chickens and Ice Weasels eat Imp Pear, they will be destroyed on contact but the plant takes no damage.
It was unlocked by spending $14.99 for "Imp Pear's Bundle" from August 25, 2019 to September 10, but its seeds could also be obtained in Dark Ages piñatas from September 1 to 14.
It was released in the Chinese version in the 2.4.1 update, along with Electrici-tea. Unless upgraded, Imp Pear can only affect Levels 1 and 2 zombies
Imp Pear is based on the pear, a pomaceous fruit created by pear trees.
Imp Pear's name is a play on imp, pear, and impair, referencing both its ability and the plant that it's based on.
Note: The stats shown below only apply to Level 1.
SUN COST: 0
Imp Indigestion: 10
PLANT FOOD POWER: Zombies Imped
When zombies eat Imp Pears, they become Imps. When Imps eat Imp Pears, they are destroyed, releasing stunning gas.
Imp Pear impairs zombies. Of course, Imps don’t appreciate this characterization, but who cares?
Plant characteristics: shortImp Pear impairs zombies. Of course, he doesn't like just being himself, "Everyone else always refer to me as an ugly jackfruit!!"
Plant Food effect
When fed Plant Food, Imp Pear will randomly turn five zombies on the screen into Imps. If there are fewer than five zombies other than Imps on the lawn, the Imps will be killed and will release a gas that will stun zombies behind them.
|Imp Indigestion*||Plant Food|
|1||0||0||0||5 seconds||300 dps||10 dps||5|
|2||50||350 dps||20 dps||6|
|3||100||4.5 seconds||400 dps||25 dps||7|
|4||200||450 dps||30 dps||8|
|5||300||4 seconds||550 dps||40 dps||9|
|6||400||600 dps||50 dps||10|
|7||500||650 dps||60 dps||11|
|8||600||3 seconds||700 dps||70 dps||12|
|9||800||800 dps||80 dps||13|
|10||1,000||2 seconds||900 dps||90 dps||15|
*The amount of health which Imp Pear Imp will be reduced. It absorbs 190 dps normally.
**The number of zombies targeted by Imp Pear's Plant Food effect.
At first glance, it may be hard to justify using Imp Pear over the likes over other edible plants such as Chili Bean and Shadow-shroom, since it does not kill zombies instantly. The main benefit that Imp Pear has over these plants is its sun cost and recharge. Thanks to being free, as well as having a fast recharge, Imp Pear is extremely effective at stalling early zombies, and can even help against early hordes of zombies if given support. Because of this, Imp Pear should be planted as soon as it is available in order to have the best effect.
Imp Pear is extremely good against tough zombies such as Buckethead Zombies and Jurassic Fossilheads, or even mechs from the Far Future, as it can instantly nullify any threat they may have as long as they eat plants. Additionally, Imp Pear can also serve as an early game spammable meat shield thanks to its fast recharge and the fact that its HP is the same as normal plant's. As any Imp that eats an Imp Pear will not only be destroyed but leave behind a trail of stunning gas (like Chili Bean), spamming a couple Imp Pears in a lane can help to stall the lane, and potentially halt the level from advancing.
Imp Pear is extremely effective when Imitated, as it not only allows you to more reliably spam Imp Pears, but it also allows you to more reliably get Imps to eat Imp Pear, thus allowing you to trigger the imp indigestion more reliably. Imp Pear also combos rather well with Shrinking Violet, as any Imp targeted by Shrinking Violet will be killed instantly. Combining their Plant Food effects through the use of Tile Turnip can also be effective, just be careful to use the Plant Food on Imp Pear first, otherwise, the combo will not work. Even without using Shrinking Violet, Imp Pear's Plant Food effect is deadly in its own right, as zombies that don't eat plants such as Imp Cannons, Fisherman Zombies, Gargantuars and Zombie Kings can be transformed into Imps normally. Since it does not inflict damage, it can also be used to instantly destroy Chicken Wrangler Zombie and Weasel Hoarder without them releasing their payload or kill them outright if they have been released.
Imp Pear is particularly effective in Dark Ages due to being free, and being a rather decent counter to both Knight Zombies and even Zombie Kings, as the Zombie King cannot knight Imps. Imp Pear is also an effective choice in levels that require to not spend more than x amount of sun since it is free and can easily cripple many zombies. Imp Dragons & zombies spawned by Necromancy can also be swiftly killed.
Due to being edible, it is unwise to use Imp Pear versus zombies that can't eat, such as Explorer Zombie, Octo Zombie, or Jetpack Zombie, although Plant Food still works. Additionally, it is ill-advised to use Imp Pear in levels where you can't lose plants as it must be destroyed for the ability to take effect. Unlike plants such as Gold Bloom or many of the Power Mints, Imp Pear's benefit does not outweigh the risk of losing a plant unlike the aforementioned plants.
Note that the Arena-exclusive zombies such as Cardio Zombie, Z-Mech, and Zombie Hamsterballs are immune to the Plant Food effect of Imp Pear for balancing reasons, so be careful when bringing Imp Pear for the Plant Food effect. Other zombies that are immune to the Plant Food effect include Zombie Parrot, Zombie Chicken, and Ice Weasel. However, the Parrot doesn't matter if the Pirate Captain was transformed into an imp, while the latter two die on contact and do not damage the plant.
Although Imp Pear is effective, never use it on Prospector Zombie or Jurassic Marsh zombies affected by Pterodactyls, as if the player uses them, they will head to the left again, causing them to activate the lawn mowers, or eat the player's brain.
Try not to use just Imp Pears in levels where Healer Zombies or Zombie Medusas are encountered because they will be immune to it or its Plant Food making it worthless against them (Chili Bean would be better against them). In Sky City, Imp Pear is basically useless since the only zombies that can eat plants that cannot fly are the Imps thrown by Flying Gargantuar. The immunity also applies to its Plant Food effect.
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Imp Pear.
- Prior to the 7.6 update, the Epic Quest featuring it could be glitched in several ways. A list of glitches is presented below.
- It did not present the reward and the steps.
- When the player completed the quest, the player would get a glitch in the reward-collecting process. When the player tapped the screen, it only presented a sun. Aside from that, the player would be stuck there.
- To prevent the player to be stuck, the player had to exit the game and enter the game again. However, the completed quest would still be left in the Travel Log. If the player attempted to replay the quest, they would be lead to the reward-collecting screen with the same aforementioned results.
- In Step 1 of the Epic Quest, nothing happened when an Imp ate it.
- If a Bug Bot Imp eats an Imp Pear, it will still release stunning gas, despite being a Mechanical Zombie.
- In the Chinese version, Imp Pear can somehow affect the two Kongfu World bosses, Gunpowder Devil and Blade-Wielding Hero, via its Plant Food effect. When it happens, Imp Pear takes away 1 full bar of their health and causes an Imp Pear Imp to spawn on the bottom row of the occupied rows.
- All Chinese-exclusive Imps (except the Imps from Steam Ages, Renaissance Age, and Heian Age) are coded to be normal zombies, since when Imp Pear gets eaten by them or they get hit by its plant food effect, instead of dying, they transform into Imp Pear Imps. This can also be seen when Shrinking Violet is used on them where they get shrunken instead of outright dying.
- Gargantuars will lose their head if the Imp Pear activates its Plant Food ability.
- Imp indigestion is influenced by Buffz & Bruisez. When Ail-mint family plants are weak or ineffective against zombies, Imp Pear lost its effect even if it reaches Mastery 200, which is because its Mastery increases toughness instead of damage. However, as of the 8.7.1 update, Imp Pear and Chili Bean gained a Damage Pierce as part of its mastery upgrades.