For other uses, see Peashooter (disambiguation).

Peashooter is the first and primary attacking plant received in every game in the Plants vs. Zombies series. He is a peashooting plant that shoots one pea every 1.5 seconds, dealing 20 damage per shot.


Sound Description
Peashooter Plant Food.


Like most other pea-shooting plants, Peashooter is based on the plant Pisum sativum. The term peashooter is normally used to refer to a toy version of a blowgun, or as a slang for small or low-caliber firearms, referring to how weak he is in the PvZ games (except for the Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare series). The name also refers to the fact that Peashooter shoots peas.


Plants vs. Zombies

Peashooter is obtained upon starting the game, and is the only regular, long-ranged offensive plant available up until Snow Pea is unlocked after beating Level 1-6.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Peashooter is once again the first plant available in the player's seed arsenal, obtained before starting the first level. He is the only regular offensive plant available until Cabbage-pult is unlocked after beating Ancient Egypt - Day 2.

Almanac entry


Almanac entry of Peashooter

Plants vs. Zombies


Peashooters are your first line of defense. They shoot peas at attacking zombies.

Damage: normal

How can a single plant grow and shoot so many peas so quickly? Peashooter says, "Hard work, commitment, and a healthy, well-balanced breakfast of sunlight and high-fiber carbon dioxide make it all possible."

Cost: 100

Recharge: fast

Plants vs. Zombies 2

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




RANGE: Straight

FAMILY: Appease-mint

Peashooters are your first line of defense. They shoot peas at attacking zombies.

"What is it like being famous?" asked the Peashooter while sipping his bottled water, "I can't talk right now, I'm finishing my merchandising deal. Hold my fir coat."



Plants vs. Zombies 2

Plant Food effect

When given Plant Food, Peashooter becomes a fast-shooting Gatling Pea, shooting 60 peas in two seconds.

Costumed (China only)

When given Plant Food, Peashooter now shoots three giant peas that deal 600 damage per shot, dealing a total of 1800 damage.

Level upgrade

Level Seed packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge (Fast) Toughness (Typical) Damage per projectile (Normal) Projectile Velocity Plant Food Power (Damage*) Range
1 0 0 100 5 seconds 300 dps 20 dps Normal 20 dps Straight
2 3 50 4.5 seconds 350 dps 25 dps
3 10 200 4.5 seconds 400 dps 30 dps
4 25 1,500 4.5 seconds 450 dps 35 dps
5 50 2,000 75 4.5 seconds 500 dps 40 dps +1.6x
6 75 3,000 4 seconds 550 dps 45 dps
7 100 4,000 4 seconds 600 dps 50 dps 25 dps
8 125 5,000 4 seconds 650 dps 55 dps
9 175 6,000 4 seconds 700 dps 60 dps
10 225 8,000 3.5 seconds 750 dps 65 dps
11 300 10,000 3.5 seconds 800 dps 70 dps
12 350 15,000 3.5 seconds 850 dps 75 dps
13 350 20,000 50 3.5 seconds 900 dps 80 dps +2.2x
14 400 25,000 3.5 seconds 85 dps
15 450 30,000 3 seconds 90 dps
16 500 35,000 3 seconds 95 dps 30 dps
17 550 40,000 3 seconds 100 dps
18 600 45,000 25 3 seconds 105 dps
19 700 50,000 3 seconds 110 dps
20 800 55,000 2.5 seconds 110 dps

*Per hit. Peashooter's Plant Food effect does a total of 60 hits.

Level upgrade (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New Peashooter Upgrade 1
Pea Combo
Peashooter has a 35% chance to do the Pea Combo which shoots five peas at a time.
Combat Training
Peashooter gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New Peashooter Upgrade 2
Quick Loading
Doubles the chance of doing the Pea Combo (70% of initial).
Cell Activation
Peashooter gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Peashooter may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Peashooter gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).
LevelIcon5New Peashooter Upgrade 3
Super Pea
Peashooter always shoots big powerful peas that deal more damage.
Fighting Power
Peashooter gains another 50% more attack power and health (300% of initial).

Plants vs. Zombies Online (China only)


Peashooter is the first source of firepower in the player's arsenal until another offensive plant is unlocked, namely Snow Pea in Plants vs. Zombies and Cabbage-pult in Plants vs. Zombies 2. As a general rule, Peashooter will be outclassed by almost all plants unlocked later on, as it takes a while to defeat even the most basic Zombie and lacks a proper mechanic to aid himself or support other plants. Regardless, Peashooter is useful as an early offense plant to buy time for planting other offensive plants, unless the player wants to use Potato Mine or other instants instead. With its low price and good rate of fire, it can hold off the old zombies for long enough, allowing the player to plant a better offensive plant. It is also quite powerful at higher levels, being able to defeat a basic zombie in two shots.

Peashooters should be planted on the lane of an oncoming zombie, where he will fire at the zombie until either himself or its target has been killed. Torchwood can also be used to give Peashooter's projectile splash damage in Plants vs. Zombies, as well as double their damage in both games, therefore turning him into a somewhat powerful area damage plant.

Peashooting plants of any type are not advised in the Roof levels, as they cannot shoot over the sloped section of the roof unless they are on the rightmost sloped column. This holds true if the player is aiming for the Grounded achievement, but Fume-shrooms with Coffee Bean usually provide superior crowd control capability.

Heat Wave mini-game

Peashooters are the only offensive plants available in the mini-game Heat Wave, where tough enemies that would normally absorb many peas appear frequently. The Peashooters have a special ability, however - immediately after shouting (or making noise) into the microphone of the Nintendo DS, some of the Peashooters on the screen will gain an orange-yellowish tint and begin shooting a constant stream of peas at the same rate as a Repeater. The supercharged Peashooters will allow the player to make short work of tough zombies like the Gargantuar that Peashooter would normally be unable to deal with.

However, the noises on the microphone should be maintained, as over time, without a signal, the Peashooters will eventually tire out and turn a tint of brown. A constant source of loud noises, such as a speaker or fan, is advised to keep the Peashooters running.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Peashooter functions in much the same way as the first game, being a plant with not too many pros or cons. However, usage of the Zen Garden will allow just one Peashooter to dispatch even a Buckethead Zombie with little trouble. Boosted Peashooters are quite cheap and very effective against zombies. After that, dig it up with Shovel Boost to get some sun refund or leave him to stall zombies. After the new update, plants may now level up. Once he reaches max level, the Peashooter can kill a basic zombie with two shots, and once in level 20 (max level for common plants) only costs 25 sun and gains lime-colored glowing peas trailing magical essence, with an approximate of 110 damage per shot. A lane of max level Peashooters can easily overwhelm a Gargantuar of any kind (better with Torchwood).

His true potential is kind of hard to find however, as he will be outclassed by many other plants that you obtain later on. Here are some examples:

  • Snow Pea can slow down zombies (and has a chance to freeze them at a certain level) at the cost of 50 more sun.
  • Fire Peashooter can deal double damage per fire pea (has a chance to shoot napalm peas at a certain level) and can warm nearby plants, as well as being immune to freezing herself at the cost of 75 more sun.
  • Primal Peashooter can stun/knockback enemies at the cost of a slower firing rate and 75 more sun.


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  • He, along with Sunflower, Wall-nut, and Potato Mine are shown as the mascots of the series, appearing in all Plants vs Zombie games, as well as in various promotional materials and merchandise.
  • Many depictions of the Peashooter erroneously portray it having the back leaves of a Repeater, such as on the machine in Slot Machine and many other promotions for the game.
  • He resembles Bellsprout from the Pokémon series, and Deku Scrubs from The Legend Of Zelda series.
  • He and Threepeater are the only plants that are plant pieces in Plants vs. Zombies Risk
  • A statue of a Peashooter appears as a cameo in a Battlefield 4 map named Dawnbreaker. It is thought that this is a response to the Garden Warfare trailer, which paid homages to various trailers from first-person shooters, mainly Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
  • According to this sticker from Plants vs. Zombies Stickers, he and Sunflower are best friends.

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies

  • Many of Peashooter's textures, such as his bottom leaves and its head, are used in images of other plants.
  • He originally had leaves for his eyebrows, similar to Repeater. However, it was later changed to simply have no visible eyebrows at all.
  • When on the Zombatar tab of the Plants vs. Zombies Website, a Peashooter with blue hair can be seen at the corner of the screen.
  • Out of every plant, he appears in the most mini-games.
  • He, ImitaterExplode-o-nutGiant Wall-nutGiant Sunflower and Giant Marigold are the only non-upgrade plants that are not obtained by completing a level.
  • He, Puff-shroom, Wall-nut and Jalapeno are the only plants referenced to in another plant's Suburban Almanac description. Peashooter and Jalapeno are referenced in the Imitater's entry.
  • Sometimes in Heat Wave, Peashooter will transfer directly from orange to brown. It is unknown whether this is a glitch or not.
  • In the Android and iOS versions of Plants vs. Zombies, Peashooter's leaf is much thicker.

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies 2

  • He is one of the six plants seen in the trailer of Plants vs. Zombies 2 being shown fighting the zombies, the other five being Bonk Choy, Bloomerang, Pea Pod, Wall-nut, and Sunflower.
  • Even though Peashooter is the first plant obtained, it is the second seed packet in the seed selection screen and in the Almanac.
  • He, along with Sunflower and Wall-nut, are the only plants whose costumes change depending on the season.
    • They are also the only plants who do not have a permanent costume.
  • The player can see Peashooter's pea going through his stem before he fires.
    • Peashooter's cheeks also puff up right before shooting, making it look like he actually "regurgitates" a pea and then "spits" it out instead of just shooting it.
    • Its Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars description outright states that he "attacks the enemy by spitting peas".
    • It might be because it seems to get its peas from the ground.
  • When Plant Food was used on the Peashooter while he was wearing his 2014 Halloween costume, the mask was still visible. This is opposed to many other plants, as their costumes disappear during their Plant Food effect.
  • He does his Zen Garden watering animation in the Neon Mixtape Tour - Side A Trailer, when he finished watching Cactus's performance.
  • He appears as an icon for an upcoming plant named Appease-mint, making him the only plant to be in an icon.

See also

V · T · E
Plants vs. Zombies
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
Plants vs. Zombies 2
Player's House Peashooter · Sunflower · Wall-nut · Potato Mine
Ancient Egypt Cabbage-pult · 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 · Torchwood · Imitater · Starfruit · Chomper · Dandelion · Toadstool · Strawburst · Cactus · Electric Blueberry · Jack O' Lantern · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Blooming Heart · Escape Root · Gold Bloom · Wasabi Whip · Explode-O-Nut · Kiwibeast · Bombegranate · Apple Mortar · Witch Hazel · Parsnip · Missile Toe · Hot Date · Caulipower · Electric Peashooter · Solar Tomato · Holly Barrier
Gems Squash · Jalapeno · Hypno-shroom · Pea-nut · Homing Thistle · Ghost Pepper · Sweet Potato · Sap-fling · Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Lava Guava · Shrinking Violet · Electric Currant · Aloe
Mints Fila-mint · Pepper-mint · Winter-mint · Reinforce-mint · Bombard-mint · Enchant-mint · Contain-mint · Arma-mint · Spear-mint · Appease-mint
Seed packets Shadow Peashooter · Sling Pea · Goo Peashooter
Others Marigold
Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Chinese version)
Ancient Egypt Cabbage-pult · Bloomerang · Iceberg Lettuce · Grave Buster · Bonk Choy · Repeater · Twin Sunflower · Snow Pea · Torchwood · Peashooter · Sunflower · Wall-nut · Potato Mine
Pirate Seas Kernel-pult · Snapdragon · Power Lily · Spikeweed · Spring Bean · Coconut Cannon · Spikerock · Lightning Reed · Tall-nut
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
Big Wave Beach Acidic Citrus · Lotuspot · Lily Pad · Bowling Bulb · Banana Launcher · Guacodile · Tangle Kelp · Homing Thistle
Frostbite Caves Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Hot Potato · Pepper-pult · Chard Guard · Stunion · Rafflesia · Tornacorn
Sky City Rotobaga · Cycloque · Aspiragus · Saucer Squash · Board Beans · Lantern Cherry · Ampthurium · Spinnapple
Lost City Lava Guava · Red Stinger · A.K.E.E. · Stallia · Gold Leaf · Toadstool · Jackfruit
Neon Mixtape Tour MC Glory · Phat Beet · Thyme Warp · Celery Stalker · Spore-shroom · Garlic · Intensive Carrot · Cactus
Jurassic Marsh Primal Sunflower · Primal Peashooter · Primal Wall-nut · Primal Potato Mine · Perfume-shroom · Primal Rafflesia · Dinonip · Thorns · Mastercane
Modern Day Caulipower · Shadow-shroom · Dusk Lobber · Grimrose · Moonflower · Nightshade · Blooming Heart
Steam Ages Gold Bloom · Flat-shroom · Passionflower · Lotus Root · Fanilla · Berry Blaster · Lily of Alchemy
Premium & Event
Monthly Carrotillery · Dandelion · Aggro Brocco · Pomegunate · Chomper · Sweet Potato · Sap-fling · Ghost Pepper · Bambrook · Zorrose · Magic-shroom · Electric Blueberry · Endurian · Pumpkin Witch · Snowy Cotton · Guerrequila · Monkeyfruit · Plumping Plummy · Dragonfruit · Narcissus
Event Lord Bamboo · R.A.D Missiles · Sunflower Singer · Angel Starfruit · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Cob Cannon · Shrinking Violet · Match Flower · Firebloom Queen · Apple Mortar · Missile Toe · Kiwibeast · Auberninja · Banana Dancer
Promo Cherry Bomb · Cryo-shroom · Pyro-shroom · Gatling Pea · Cattail · Witch Hazel · Escape Root · Electric Currant · Sumo Melon · Wasabi Whip · Parsnip · Electric Peashooter · Trump Tulip
Others Chest-nut · Explode-o-nut · Hot Date · Icy Currant

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