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Jalapeno has different capitalization or spelling depending on what game it is in. When editing, use the term used in the game in question.
For other uses, see Jalapeno (disambiguation).

Jalapeno is a recurring character within the Plants vs. Zombies franchise. Similar to Cherry Bombs, they explode to deal heavy damage to zombies, though Jalapeno deals heavy damage to all zombies in a lane versus the 3x3 area of a Cherry Bomb.

As of Plants vs. Zombies 3, Jalapeno has appeared in four games.


Immature jalapeno capsicum annuum var annuum

Jalapeno is based on the real life Jalapeño, a cultivar of the plant Capsicum annuum valued for its spicy flavor, referring to the fact that Jalapeno is hot and spicy, burning an entire lane as he explodes.


Plants vs. Zombies

Main article: Jalapeno (PvZ)
Jalapeno Zombie1

In the original Plants vs. Zombies game, as well as all Chinese spin-off games based on it, Jalapeno is the fourth plant unlocked in the Pool area. He explodes in a lane, dealing massive damage to any zombies in their wake. He can also burn down any Ice trails left by Zombonis or fire balls fired by Dr. Zomboss's zombot.

In ZomBotany 2, there is a zombie based off the Jalapeno, the Jalapeno Zombie, who explodes like a Jalapeno when it reaches the fifth or sixth column, making it one of the biggest threats during the mini-game.

Plants vs. Zombies Adventures (Archived content)

Main article: Jalapeño (PvZA)

Jalapeño made a reappearance in PopCap's ill-fated Facebook game Plants vs. Zombies Adventures, having the same ability he had in Plants vs. Zombies, destroying an entire path of zombies and costs 100 sun rather than 125. If planted on a crossroad, he would be able to attack two paths of zombies rather than just one.

A frosty variant of the Jalapeño, Chilly Pepper, makes its debut in this game, acting exactly like Jalapeño, but also freezes zombies. Even though this does make it a direct upgrade, Chilly Pepper surprisingly is not a VIP plant.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Main article: Jalapeno (PvZ2)

In Plants vs. Zombies 2, Jalapeno appears as a Gem premium plant. His ability is exactly the same as the first game and has a slightly faster recharge. He can instantly kill any zombies stuck inside an Frozen block, making him a prime counter to Troglobite.

Jalapeno is used to mark the difficulty of worlds and Penny's Pursuit levels.

Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars (China only)

Main article: Pepper line

Jalapeno's latest appearance is in the Chinese-exclusive turn-based game Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars as the second plant in the Pepper line. He attacks zombies by launching fireballs at them. His Plant Food/Anger effect has him spit fire to all enemies in their lane and burn them.

Jalapeno evolves from the Small Pepper and evolves into the Devil Chili.


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See also

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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 · Reverse Repeater
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