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Conductor of the Pain Train!

Lightning Reed is a Common Shooter plant in Plants vs. Zombies 3. He fires lighting bolts in his lane and in lanes above and below him.


For more information about this character, see Lightning Reed

Lightning Reed is a Shooter plant unlocked after the player after beating Floor 11 of Devour Tower. His seed packets are more likely to be dropped in Jubilee Nightclub breakout battles.

He costs 6 sun and he attacks zombies by firing lightning bolts in the lane he is planted in, as well as lanes both above and below him. Lightning bolts fired by at can also chain to attack multiple nearby zombies.

Lightning Reed is also able to attack flying zombies, being able to attack them as though they were on the ground.


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He is based on the plant of the same name from Plants vs. Zombies 2, though its coloration is more reminiscent of his appearance in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes.

His Plant Food is named after Power surges, a fast occurring and short lasting increases of electrical energy.

His Tacobility is named after forked lightning, a phenomena in which a lightning bolt splits off into two separate branches.

Almanac entry

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

Lightning Reed
Electric Damage Icon.pngElectric Common
Chain Shot
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Sun PvZ3.png Shoots chain lightning at zombies in his
lane and adjacent lanes. Can hit flying
zombies. Shocking!
Attack Damage
Targets Zapped
Attack Speed
Damage per Second
10 s

Effective against:
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Ham radio, pottery, competitive face
painting—Lightning Reed jumps from hobby to
hobby. Lately he's big into snorkeling, where he's
met a lot of electric eels and antisocial fish that
just float upside down.


Plant Food effect

Lightning Reed's Plant Food ability is named Power Surge. Lightning Reed will discharge a large amount of lightning bolts, dealing continuous damage to any zombie that is targeted, as well as any zombies that the lighting chains to.


Lightning Reed's Tacobility is the Forked Lightning, which allows it to fire an additional arc of lightning when it attacks, targeting the second closest zombie in any lane it can attack in.


Lightning Reed works as a fantastic counter to large groups of incredibly weak zombies such as Imps or Zombie Chickens. Due to his ability to target and damage flying zombies, Lightning Reed may prove an effective counter to Zombie Pigeons and Batty Vimpires. Otherwise, Lightning Reed is not very powerful or useful, especially for 6 Sun. So, he is suggested that you only use Lightning Reed for swarms of zombies, Chickens, or weak flying zombies.



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