Pine Needler was a Rare Shooter plant introduced in the pre-2021 version of Plants vs. Zombies 3, and was the second new plant unlocked. She costed 5 Sun, and had the ability of throwing piercing needles at a fairly fast pace.
The second half of her name came from the literal term of a needler, also called a needlegun, which is a weapon that fires small and thin objects.
Note: The stats shown below only apply to Level 1.
Due to Pine Needler's rate of fire and mediocre sun cost, she was recommended for waves of zombies. However, due to her low damage output, she was not suggested to be the main line of defense. On the other hand, utilizing Pine Needler's piercing shots can come in handy when dealing with obstacle zombies, as they go through the obstacles they set up or carry. However, once stronger piercing plants like Snapdragon were unlocked, Pine Needler may not be as effective compared to those other options.
Combining Pine Needler with plants that slow zombies, such as Buttercup increased the usefulness of her, as the zombies wouldn't creep closer while being attacked by piercing shots.
Her Plant Food ability could be used, once again, to deal damage to many zombies at once, making her valuable when dealing with many zombies in different lanes.
Her Tacobility could be utilized in case of an elongated chain of zombies, especially with Obstacle Zombies. It can be utilized in a way to cover and defend all of the lanes, if the player has not planted their defenses completely yet.
Breakout Tips (Quotes)
- "Donut Rollers? Piercing vs. Obstacles. Chilling vs. Hot. That's me.",
- "Armored zombies? Can't hurt 'em. Pass."
- "Chickens? Needles. No more chickens." Zombie Chicken's tip
- "Hot damage Ketchup Carrier in back? Chilling needles pierce well." (Ketchup Carrier's tip)
- "Hot Pizza blocks shots. Chilling needles pierce right through." (Pizza Guy's tip)
In other languages
|French||Aiguilleur de pin|
|Italian||Tira-aghi di pino|
|Malaysian||Pembuat Jarum Pain|
| Latin American
|Neutral Spanish||Piña aguijonera|