For the version in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, see Pea-Nut (PvZH).

Pea-nut is an offensive and defensive premium plant that appears in Plants vs. Zombies 2 while also being tied to Dark Ages Part 2. It was released on June 22, 2014, and was available for purchase for $2.99 (although there was a discount where it cost $0.99 starting July 20th). It can now be purchased for 100 gems permanently.

Pea-nut is a combination of Peashooter and Wall-nut: It can shoot peas at zombies that deal as much damage as a pea, as well as delay them with its bite-absorbing shell. However, if Pea-nut suffers from too much damage and has reached its second degrade, its fire rate will be halved (except in the Chinese version) as each head takes turns shooting peas, and the top will be bitten off.



Pea-nut is based on the real life Arachis hypogaea, a grain legume commonly known as peanut in English. Its name is also related to Pea-nut's ability: "Pea" refers to Pea-nut's ability to shoot peas like Peashooter, while "nut" relates to Pea-nut's similarity to Wall-nut, as both are defensive plants.

Almanac entry




RANGE: Straight
FAMILY: Reinforce-mint

Pea-nuts can shoot peas and block zombies.

Pea-nut knows that some folks have an aversion to him. He tries to be sensitive to their concerns and give them the space they need. Still, he can't help but miss the good old days - back when he was the most popular nut around.


Pea-nut absorbs 4000 DPS and its appearance changes upon at 1000, 2000 and 3000 DPS before being eaten at 4000 DPS. Pea-nut's fire rate is halved when it reaches its second degrade, as both heads take turns to fire peas, so when the top head is bitten off, it shoots peas twice as slow.


Plant Food effect

Plant Food ability (animated)

When given Plant Food, Pea-nut will act similarly to both Peashooter and Wall-nut: it will shoot 60 peas rapidly, restore its health, and gain a metal Viking helmet that can absorb up to 8000 DPS or a smash from a Gargantuar.

Reinforce-mint effect

When boosted by Reinforce-mint, Pea-nut can absorb an additional 12000 DPS, its peas will receive an additional 110 DPS, and its plant food effect will activate.

Costumed (China only)

Pea-nut gets additional armor, increasing its health.

Level upgrade

Level Seed Packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge
Plant Food Power
Projectile Velocity Range
1 0 0 150 15 seconds 4000 dps 20 dps 20 dps Normal Straight
2 10 1,000 150 14 seconds 4500 dps 30 dps
3 25 2,500 150 13 seconds 5000 dps 40 dps 25 dps + 1.6x
4 50 5,000 125 12 seconds 6000 dps 50 dps
5 100 10,000 125 10 seconds 7000 dps 60 dps
6 200 20,000 125 9 seconds 8000 dps 70 dps
7 400 30,000 100 8 seconds 9000 dps 80 dps 30 dps + 2.2x
8 800 50,000 100 7 seconds 10000 dps 90 dps
9 1,200 75,000 100 6 seconds 11000 dps 100 dps
10 1,600 100,000 75 5 seconds 12000 dps 110 dps

*Per hit.

Level upgrade (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New.png Pea-nut Upgrade 1.png
Pea-nut gains a 25% chance to spit two peanuts simultaneously.
Combat Training
Pea-nut gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New.png Pea-nut Upgrade 2.png
The Vertical Bow
The chance to spit two peanuts simultaneously is doubled (50% of initial).
Cell Activation
Pea-nut gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New.png AbilityAwakendIcon.png
Ability Awaken
Pea-nut may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Pea-nut gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).


Pea-nut is a special plant that has both offensive and defensive capabilities, costing and doing a similar job as a Peashooter and Wall-nut set. While neither its offensive nor defensive capabilities are stellar for its price tag of 150 sun, Pea-nut is a useful plant if the player wishes to combine offense and defense into a single plant. Pea-nut also benefits from its relatively fast recharge for a defensive plant, allowing the player to set up defensive lines more quickly earlier in the level, as well as repair defense later on. Furthermore, it takes up less space than a Peashooter and a Wall-nut, therefore allowing more space for other defensive plants.

Thanks to its health, Pea-nut is useful against ambushes that can send zombies deep into the player's defenses, as well as Imps deployed by Imp Cannons and Gargantuars. Torchwood can also be used to boost Pea-nut's offensive potential, although this is often counterproductive as Torchwood will have to be placed on the front line to utilize its ability. Using Aloe with this plant can also help, especially since Aloe can heal Pea-nut back to two heads, meaning it can shoot regularly again.

However, many zombies can overwhelm this plant. Major hordes of zombies alone will make Pea-nut do poor work. This is mainly due to it shooting one projectile at a time. Its peas do very weak damage, so relying on this plant alone will do no good. Additionally, Kiwibeast does a much better job at defending and attacking than Pea-nut. Even Endurain does better as he attacks all zombies attacking him.

Pea-nut can be extremely useful when Reinforce-mint is planted, as the power mint's ability triggers the plant food effects of all his family's plants, and Pea-Nut is the only plant in his family with a ranged attack. This can decimate zombie hordes in a matter of seconds and has no problem in sun cost (Reinforce-Mint is free) if enough Pea-Nuts are on board, and is only unusable against zombies that block these projectiles.


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  • In its third and last degrade it appears to drop itself slightly to its left then right itself up again.
  • Before the 3.2 update, it could absorb 20 bites before dying, degrading at 5, 10 and 15 bites.
  • It and Pea Pod are the only peashooting plants that can shoot at shrunken zombies while they are in the water, because of its lower head.
  • It is the only peashooting plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2 that does not resemble anything related to peas, but instead, a peanut.
  • Prior to version 2.8, Wall-nut First Aid would not work on its second degrade.
  • In the Chinese version, its green pea projectiles are replaced with peanuts, complete with their own sprites and animation. Peanuts behave identically to normal peas and can be ignited by Torchwood.
  • It is featured for free in Dark Ages - Nights 13, 18, and 20.
  • Its costume is similar to Fisherman Zombie's rubber ring.
    • However, this will not allow it to float on water the way Fisherman Zombie does. 
  • On March 16, 2017, it became one of 5 premium plants to be permanently purchasable with 100 gems, along with Squash, Jalapeno, Hypno-shroom and Shrinking Violet

See also

V · T · E
Plants (Tower defense)
Plants vs. Zombies 2
Player's House Peashooter · Sunflower · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Cabbage-pult
Ancient Egypt Bloomerang · Iceberg Lettuce · Grave Buster · Bonk Choy · Repeater · Twin Sunflower
Pirate Seas Kernel-pult · Snapdragon · Spikeweed · Spring Bean · Coconut Cannon · Threepeater · Spikerock · Cherry Bomb
Wild West Split Pea · Chili Bean · Pea Pod · Lightning Reed · Melon-pult · Tall-nut · Winter Melon
Frostbite Caves Hot Potato · Pepper-pult · Chard Guard · Stunion · Rotobaga
Lost City Red Stinger · A.K.E.E. · Endurian · Stallia · Gold Leaf
Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass · Tile Turnip
Dark Ages Sun-shroom · Puff-shroom · Fume-shroom · Sun Bean · Magnet-shroom
Neon Mixtape Tour Phat Beet · Celery Stalker · Thyme Warp · Garlic · Spore-shroom · Intensive Carrot
Jurassic Marsh Primal Peashooter · Primal Wall-nut · Perfume-shroom · Primal Sunflower · Primal Potato Mine
Big Wave Beach Lily Pad · Tangle Kelp · Bowling Bulb · Guacodile · Banana Launcher
Modern Day Moonflower · Nightshade · Shadow-shroom · Dusk Lobber · Grimrose
Money Snow Pea · Power Lily · Imitater · Chomper · Sweet Potato · Toadstool · Strawburst · Cactus · Electric Blueberry · Jack O' Lantern · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Escape Root · Gold Bloom · Wasabi Whip · Kiwibeast · Apple Mortar · Witch Hazel · Parsnip · Missile Toe · Caulipower · Electric Peashooter · Holly Barrier
Gems Squash · Jalapeno · Hypno-shroom · Pea-nut · Homing Thistle · Ghost Pepper · Sap-fling · Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Lava Guava · Shrinking Violet · Electric Currant
Mints Fila-mint · Pepper-mint · Winter-mint · Reinforce-mint · Bombard-mint · Ail-mint · Enchant-mint · Contain-mint · Enforce-mint · Arma-mint · Conceal-mint · Spear-mint · Appease-mint
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 · Boingsetta · Stickybomb Rice · Hocus Crocus · Headbutter Lettuce
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