For other uses, see Lightning Reed (disambiguation).
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Lightning Reed is a recurring character within the Plants vs. Zombies franchise. He is a quick electric plant who specializes in dealing light damage to multiple zombies at a time.



Based on his appearance, it is likely that the Lightning Reed is based on the bullrush of the Typha plant family, also referred to as the reed or cattail in English.

His name is a pun of "lightning rod," a piece of metal put on top of a tall structure to protect it from lightning strikes; "lightning," a sudden electrostatic discharge occurring during thunderstorms; and "reed," the real-life plant that this plant is based on.


Plants vs. Zombies 2

Main article: Lightning Reed (PvZ2)
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Lightning Reed's first appearance in the series is in Plants vs. Zombies 2. He is unlocked after Wild West - Day 9 and serve as a counter to the Chicken Wrangler Zombie.

He attacks quickly with weak electric shocks that hit multiple targets and can naturally target zombies a lane higher or lower than him.

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 and Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville

Main article: Lightning Reed (Spawnable)
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Lightning Reed next appeared in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 and reappeared in Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville as a spawnable Potted Plant.

He fires a stream of lightning at a zombie ahead of him, which can spread to nearby zombies in an arc before having to recharge.

Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars (China only)

Main article: Electric Grass line
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Lightning Reed also appears in the Chinese-exclusive turn-based game Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars as a Brave type plant and is the first plant in the Electric Grass line.

He fires electric shocks at zombies and his plant food ability seems to fire a huge burst of electricity at a zombie.

Plants vs. Zombies Heroes

Main article: Lightning Reed (PvZH)
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Lightning Reed appears in the turn-based mobile card game Plants vs. Zombies Heroes as a Premium Rare Plant.

He costs 2SunPvZH, has 1StrengthPvZH/2HeartPvZH, Amphibious, Splash Damage 1 and are a member of PvZH Smarty IconSmarty class. The splash damage is his main defining feature.

Plants vs. Zombies 3

Main article: Lightning Reed (PvZ3)
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Lightning Reed's most recent appearance is in Plants vs. Zombies 3, where he is a 6 cost Common Shooter Plant.

Like Plants vs. Zombies 2, he fires chain lightning that can even hit zombies above and below him, and is also able to fire at flying zombies.


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