- 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. 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, similarly to Chili Bean. 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 pinatas 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 pomeaceous 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. Imp Pear is not fond of this ability, "People always say my appearance is the same as Jackfruit's !!"
Plant Food effectWhen 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.
|Sun Cost|| Recharge|
|Imp Indigestion*|| Plant Food|
|1||0||0||0||5 seconds||300 dps||10||5|
|3||100||4.5 seconds||400 dps||25||7|
|5||300||4 seconds||550 dps||40||9|
|8||600||3 seconds||700 dps||70||12|
|10||1,000||2 seconds||900 dps||90||15|
*Stunning gas' stunning duration.
*The number of zombies targetted by the 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. 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 (aside from the Mecha-Football Zombie), as it can instantly nullify any threat they may have. 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 potential 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. It can kill Imp Cannons, Fisherman Zombies, and Zombie Kings instantly whereas Shrinking Violet cannot affect them. Since it does not do damage, it can also be used to instantly destroy Chicken Wrangler Zombie and Weasel Hoarder without them releasing their payload. Even if they are released, Imp Pear instantly kills said payload without being damaged.
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 Imp Pear is free and can easily cripple many zombies. Not to mention Imp Pear's effectiveness vs. Imp Dragons as well as Necromancies.
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. Additionally, it is ill-advised to use Imp Pear in levels where you can't lose plants, since Imp Pear's effect requires it to be eaten, thus losing the plant. 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; thus you shouldn't bring Imp Pear to these levels.
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, for the latter two, it doesn't matter that much since they will immediately die if they touch Imp Pear.
Although Imp Pear is effective, never use it on Prospector Zombie or Jurassic Marsh zombies (which are affected by Pterodactyls) when they are at the right side of the lawn, as if the player uses them, they will head to the left back, 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. 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, when an Imp ate it, the Imp would not get destroyed.
- If a Bug Bot Imp eats an Imp Pear, it will release a stunning gas. However, it does not release gas if it eats a Chili Bean.
- 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 and Renaissance 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.