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This item is only obtainable during certain events. However, it can still be used if you have already obtained it. It is currently available.

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 seconds, similarly to Chili Bean. When Zombie Chickens and Ice Weasels eat Imp Pear, they will be destroyed on contact but the plant takes little 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. When upgraded to level 2, it can affect Level 3 zombies. When upgraded to level 3, it can affect Levels 4 and 5 zombies. When upgraded to level 5, it can affect Levels 6 and 7 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.

Almanac entry

Note: The stats shown below only apply to Level 1.

Imp Pear


Imp Indigestion: 10

FAMILY: Ail-mint

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?

Chinese version (China only)




    In English:
    Transforms the zombie that eats it into an imp

    Plant characteristics: short

    Imp 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

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. In Chinese version, Imp Pear will deal 500 DPS to zombies that cannot be transformed.

Ail-mint effect

When boosted by Ail-mint, Imp Pear's damage percentage against Imp Pear Imps created by its ability is increased to 90% and its Plant Food effect will turn fifteen zombies on-screen into Imps. If Imp Pear is at level 10, Ail-mint will have no effect.

Level upgrades

Level Seed Packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge
Imp Indigestion* Plant Food
(Zombies Imped**)
1 0 0 0 5 seconds 300 dps 10% 5
2 50 350 dps 20% 6
3 100 4.5 seconds 400 dps 25% 7
4 200 450 dps 30% 8
5 300 4 seconds 550 dps 40% 9
6 400 600 dps 50% 10
7 500 650 dps 60% 11
8 600 3 seconds 700 dps 70% 12
9 800 800 dps 80% 13
10 1,000 2 seconds 900 dps 90% 15

*The percentage of health by which Imp Pear Imp will lose when transformed into. It absorbs 190 dps normally. This applies to both normal and Plant Food states.
**The number of zombies targeted by Imp Pear's Plant Food effect.

Mastery upgrades

  • Chance to Boost
  • Damage Pierce
  • Toughness Bonus

Level upgrades (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New.png Imp Pear Upgrade 1.png
Enhanced Mutation
There is now a 40% chance that zombies turned into an Imp by Imp Pear will be poisoned already while releasing zombie-stunning gas in the lane behind them.
Combat Training
Imp Pear gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New.png Imp Pear Upgrade 2.png
Mutation Improvement
The chance of activating Enhanced Mutation is increased.
Cell Activation
Imp Pear gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New.png AbilityAwakendIcon.png
Ability Awaken
Imp Pear may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Imp Pear gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).


At first glance, it may be hard to justify using Imp Pear over the likes of 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 superb 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 you to not spend more than x amount of sun since it is free and can easily cripple many zombies. Imp Dragon Zombies & 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 the Plant Food effect still works against these zombies. 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 only 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.

Balance changes

Update 8.7.1

  • Gained a Damage Pierce as part of its mastery upgrades


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In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Imp Pear
China Simplified Chinese 小黄梨 lit. "Xiaohuang Pear" or "Minions Pear"
France French Diablopoire
Germany German Wicht-Birne
Italy Italian Peronzolina
Brazil Brazilian Portuguese Pera-judica
Spain Spanish Pera zombidita "Imp Pear", lit. "Little Zombie 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 being 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 led 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 an 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 loses its effect even if it reaches Mastery 200, which is because its Mastery increases toughness instead of damage. This also applied to Chili Bean in earlier updates. However, as of the 8.7.1 update, Imp Pear and Chili Bean gained a Damage Pierce as part of its mastery upgrades, thus helping them overcome Bruisez in Arena.
  • If a zombie eats a Mastery 12+ Imp Pear, it will turn into a dead Imp Pear Imp.
  • Imp Pear reuses the attack and sound fx from Witch Hazel.

See also

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Plants (Tower defense)
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Day Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Snow Pea · Chomper · Repeater
Night Puff-shroom · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Hypno-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Ice-shroom · Doom-shroom
Pool Lily Pad · Squash · Threepeater · Tangle Kelp · Jalapeno · Spikeweed · Torchwood · Tall-nut
Fog Sea-shroom · Plantern · Cactus · Blover · Split Pea · Starfruit · Pumpkin · Magnet-shroom
Roof Cabbage-pult · Flower Pot · Kernel-pult · Coffee Bean · Garlic · Umbrella Leaf · Marigold · Melon-pult
Upgrades Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Cattail · Winter Melon · Gold Magnet · Spikerock · Cob Cannon
Others Imitater · Explode-o-nut · Giant Wall-nut · Giant Sunflower · Giant Marigold · Sprout · Tree of Wisdom
Plants vs. Zombies: Journey to the West
Heroes Iron Man Nut · Monkey King Peashooter · Pig Squash · Nut Wujing · Monk Flower · Nezha Peashooter
The Zombies Are Coming Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Snow Pea · Chomper · Repeater
Nightfall Puff-shroom · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Hypno-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Ice-shroom · Doom-shroom
Backyard Emergency Lily Pad · Squash · Threepeater · Tangle Kelp · Jalapeno · Spikeweed · Torchwood · Tall-nut
Fog Sea-shroom · Plantern · Cactus · Blover · Split Pea · Starfruit · Pumpkin · Magnet-shroom
Roof Battle Cabbage-pult · Flower Pot · Kernel-pult · Coffee Bean · Garlic · Umbrella Leaf · Marigold · Melon-pult
Fight the Sea Demons Oxygen Algae · Sea Starfruit · Bramble Sea Grass
Brave the Dragon's Palace Water Gun Grass
Upgrades Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Cattail · Winter Melon · Gold Magnet · Spikerock · Cob Cannon
Others Imitater · Explode-o-nut · Giant Wall-nut · Electric Anemone · Aggro Brocco · Pomegunate · Carrotillery · Oak Archer · Ghost Pepper · Laser Bean · Dandelion · Snapdragon · Bonk Choy
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Premium Pickled Pepper · Icy Fume-shroom · Fire-shroom · Flamewood · Vine-nut · Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Winter Melon · Super Chomper · Future Star · Calm Chuck
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Others Trees
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Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass · Tile Turnip
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Neon Mixtape Tour Phat Beet · Celery Stalker · Thyme Warp · Garlic · Spore-shroom · Intensive Carrot
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Seed packets Torchwood · Starfruit · Dandelion · Blooming Heart · Bombegranate · Explode-O-Nut · Aloe · Hot Date · Solar Tomato · Enlighten-mint · Shadow Peashooter · Goo Peashooter · Sling Pea · Snap Pea · Zoybean Pod · Electrici-tea · Dazey Chain · Blastberry Vine · Pokra · Imp Pear · Pyre Vine · Pumpkin · Ice Bloom · Dartichoke · Ultomato · Gumnut · Shine Vine · Tumbleweed · Olive Pit · Puffball · Explode-o-Vine · Murkadamia Nut · Turkey-pult · Headbutter Lettuce · Boingsetta · Stickybomb Rice · Hocus Crocus · Gloom Vine · Draftodil · Boom Balloon Flower · Pea Vine · Inferno · Solar Sage · Power Vine · Noctarine · Heath Seeker · Iceweed · Tiger Grass · Teleportato Mine · Blockoli · Buttercup · Bramble Bush · Rhubarbarian
Others Marigold
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Wild West Threepeater · Squash · Split Pea · Chili Bean · Jalapeno · Pea Pod · Melon-pult · Winter Melon · Imitater
Kongfu World Radish · Fire Gourd · Heavenly Peach · Bamboo-shoot
Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass · Tile Turnip · Starfruit
Dark Ages Hypno-shroom · Sun-shroom · Puff-shroom · Fume-shroom · Sun Bean · Pea-nut · Magnet-shroom · Oak Archer · Coffee Bean · Plantern
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Sky City Rotobaga · Cycloque · Aspiragus · Saucer Squash · Board Beans · Lantern Cherry · Ampthurium · Spinnapple
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Neon Mixtape Tour MC Glory · Phat Beet · Thyme Warp · Celery Stalker · Spore-shroom · Garlic · Intensive Carrot · Cactus
Jurassic Marsh Primal Peashooter · Primal Wall-nut · Perfume-shroom · Primal Sunflower · Primal Potato Mine · Primal Rafflesia · Dinonip · Thorns · Mastercane
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Steam Ages Gold Bloom · Flat-shroom · Passionflower · Lotus Root · Fanilla · Lily of Alchemy · Berry Blaster
Aloe · Kinnikannon · Wax Guard · Oil Olive · Ruby Red · Dartichoke
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