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Plasma Pea is a Rare variant of the Peashooter in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. He was designed by a player named Lefran Esteran and this plant successfully won first place in a contest for a new variant for the Peashooter class.

On the PC, he was released in the Suburbination DLC. His weapon is the Plasmic Disruptor, which is unique in the way that the Plasma Pea can charge up each shot before firing which increases the impact damage, the splash damage, and the splash damage radius. For PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 players, the Plasma Pea was released in the Legends of the Lawn DLC.

Descriptions

Stickerbook description

The Plasma Peashooter shoots peas. Peas that are entire universes unto themselves. Peas of swirling, twirling galaxies, home to millions of stars, Peas with enormous nebulae that dwarf you and I, Peas sewn of the very fabric of space time, from which the infinite possibilities of the cosmos are born.

In-game description

Hold fire to charge up his attacks. Each charge level is more powerful than the last!

AI Health(GW2 only)

  • Easy: 75
  • Normal: 100
  • Hard: 125
  • CRAAAAZY: 150

Primary weapon

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare

His primary weapon is the Plasmic Disruptor; all facts below apply to a fully upgraded weapon.

  • The base and critical damage per uncharged hit at all ranges is 20.
  • The max DPS at all ranges with only uncharged shots is 68.3.
  • The splash damage at all ranges with an uncharged shot is 10.
  • The close range damage per fully charged hit base and critical is 70.
  • The middle range damage per fully charged hit base and critical is 65.
  • The long range damage per fully charged hit base and critical is 60.
  • The splash damage at all ranges with a fully charged shot is 30.
  • The ammo in a clip is 14.
  • The reload time is 2.3 seconds.
  • The projectile speed of uncharged shots is slow.
  • The projectile speed of fully charged shots is medium.
  • It is a semi-auto and charge weapon.
  • The bloom of uncharged and fully charged shots are low.

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2

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The Plasma Pea's primary weapon is the Plasmic Disruptor. It deals 20 to 70 impact and critical damage depending on the charge rate. It will also deal 10 to 30 splash damage depending on the charge rate.

Abilities

Left abilities
Chili Bean BombGW1
Chili Bean Bomb
The Zombies often confuse the Chili Bean with Brainz, racing to eat it. It has a short fuse and deals massive damage to all nearby Zombies.
Sombrero Bean BombGW1
Sombrero Bean Bomb
Nothing says "hot" like a Chili Bean wearing a sombrero! The fuse is quite long, but the damage is mighty impressive. Timing is the key with this fun friend.
Center abilities
Pea GatlingGW1
Pea Gatling
The Peashooter can dig into the ground and root himself in place, turning himself into a Pea Gatling. He can deal more damage, but is vulnerable to attack.
Retro GatlingGW1
Retro Gatling
Retro Pea Gatling uses the ancient Peashooter techniques of manually cranking out peas. Although it has a slower rate of fire, the peas are ancient and far more damaging.
Right abilities
HyperGW1
Hyper
When a Peashooter uses his Hyper ability, he will not only run incredibly fast, but can also jump extremely high.
Super Pea JumpGW1
Super Pea Jump
The Super Pea Jump allows the Peashooter to get atop places he was unable to reach before, but at the tradeoff of speed.

Left abilities
Chili Bean BombGW2
Chili Bean Bomb
The Zombies often confuse the Chili Bean with Brainz, racing to eat it. It has a short fuse and deals massive damage to all nearby Zombies.
Sombrero Bean BombGW2
Sombrero Bean Bomb
Nothing says "hot" like a Chili Bean wearing a sombrero! The fuse is quite long, but the damage is mighty impressive. Timing is the key with this fun friend.
Dark Bean BombGW2
Dark Bean Bomb
These Dark Bean Bombs come in pairs. Perfect when you toss out a Bean, and then immediately need to toss out another!
Center abilities
Pea GatlingGW2
Pea Gatling
The Peashooter can dig into the ground and root himself in place, turning himself into a Pea Gatling. He can deal more damage, but is vulnerable to attack.
Retro GatlingGW2
Retro Gatling
Retro Pea Gatling uses the ancient Peashooter techniques of manually cranking out peas. Although it has a slower rate of fire, the peas are ancient and far more damaging.
Bling GatlingGW2
Bling Gatling
Bling Gatling Pea spits out sparkly bling peas, and he looks great doing it!
Right abilities
HyperGW2
Hyper
When a Peashooter uses his Hyper ability, he will not only run incredibly fast, but can also jump extremely high.
Super Pea JumpGW2
Super Pea Jump
The Super Pea Jump allows the Peashooter to get atop places he was unable to reach before, but at the tradeoff of speed.

Weapon upgrades

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Description about the Plasma Pea's weapon upgrades

Superpositional Peas

Peas that exist in a wave of probability help you reload faster.

Stronger Gravitons

Harnessing massless particles helps you to hold more peas.

More Quarks

Increase your quark per pea ratio to do more damage.

Strategies

The ability to charge up shots and deal up to 70 damage per shot makes Plasma Pea excel at both crowd control and precision elimination. Shooting into the middle of the group can deal up to 20 damage to each member, making this variant ideal when providing harassing or suppression fire at a group of zombies at long or mid-range. In addition to that, when dealing with a singular, mostly immobile zombie at long range, Plasma Pea may succeed where other Peashooters fail as the 70 damage can be used to take out zombie snipers before they have a chance to duck in behind cover, or at least severely weaken them, the charged shots are also good for taking down All-Stars and for supporting your team by destroying any Dummy Shields they deploy. Conversely, Plasma Pea becomes slightly less useful at mid or close range since each pea deals about 20 damage for a direct hit (all direct hits are critical, headshots or not) and 10 damage for the indirect splash damage. However, the Plasmic Disruptor has a noticeably faster rate of fire. Also, be careful when charging up a shot in the open when nothing is happening as the light generated from the charge-up can make you visible to the zombies (like Camo Rangers). This is especially true on nighttime maps where the Plasma Pea's glare and flash effects can be seen from afar.

Balancing changes

Trials of Gnomus DLC

  • Added 15 splash damage with a 4.5 meter radius to a non-character impact for fully charged shot. This does not affect his direct impact damage.

Gallery

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2

Trivia

  • In Garden Warfare, once the player unlocks him, they will automatically get all the upgrades without having to get them manually via sticker packs. The same happens with Berry ShooterCitrus CactusChester Chomper, and Dr. Chester. Out of these, he is the only one that is not promotional.
    • These are also the two Peashooters gained for free without buying sticker packs.
  • If the fully charged shot directly hits a zombie, it instantly explodes, otherwise there is a slight delay between the impact and the explosion.
    • The explosion sounds like glass shattering.
  • He is one of the seven plants that can charge up their attack. The other six are Mystic Flower, Future Cactus, Electro Citron, Fire Rose, Frost Rose and Nec'Rose.
  • The Plasma Pea can shoot slightly faster than other Peashooter variants except Commando Pea and a few others.
Lefran proof

A post by the creator showing it was not meant to be plasma-related in the first place

  • As told by the creator, Lefran, he meant to make him more of blue star-based peashooter and it was not meant to be plasma-related in the first place.
    • It is also stated that the creator prefers the "plasma" idea.
    • The creator's version of Plasma Pea appears to be related to electricity, since some lightning appears to emit from the zombies when hit or when his projectile explodes and the peas leave a trail behind themselves that resembles lightning.
  • He is one of two charge shot plants that can jump while charging, the others being Electro Citron, and formerly along with Fire Rose and Frost Rose (both of which were able to jump before the Graveyard Variety Pack DLC).
  • In Garden Warfare 2, he was redesigned to be lighter and more purplish blue, and his eyes no longer glow white.
    • He was likely redesigned to prevent confusion between him and Electro Pea.
    • This also makes him the only DLC character from the first game to be redesigned overall.
  • He is the only charging variant that does not take up ammo in Garden Warfare 2.
    • He also retains the upgrades that came with him from the pack from Garden Warfare, making way for additional upgrades in Garden Warfare 2.
V · T · E
Plants (Shooter games)
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Playable Classes
Peashooter Fire Pea · Ice Pea · Toxic Pea · Commando Pea · Agent Pea · Law Pea · Berry Shooter · Plasma Pea
Sunflower Mystic Flower · Power Flower · Fire Flower · Shadow Flower · Metal Petal · Sun Pharaoh · Alien Flower
Chomper Hot Rod Chomper · Toxic Chomper · Fire Chomper · Power Chomper · Count Chompula · Armor Chomper · Chester Chomper · Chomp Thing
Cactus Camo Cactus · Fire Cactus · Ice Cactus · Power Cactus · Future Cactus · Bandit Cactus · Citrus Cactus · Jade Cactus
Boss Mode Crazy Dave
Abilities
Peashooter Chili Bean Bomb · Pea Gatling · Hyper · Sombrero Bean Bomb · Retro Gatling · Super Pea Jump
Sunflower Heal Beam · Sunbeam · Heal Flower · Rainbow Heal Beam · Solar Flare Beam · Dark Flower
Chomper Goop · Burrow · Spikeweed · Super Sticky Goop · Sprint Burrow · Spiky Spikeweed · Cheesy Goop · Chesterweed
Cactus Potato Mine · Garlic Drone · Tallnut Battlement · Potato Nugget Mine · Artichoke Drone · Iron Maiden
Boss Mode Coconut Spotting Station · Twin Heal Flower · Cherry Strike · Revive Rainbow
Spawnable Plants Pea Cannon · Pea Repeater · Gatling Pea · Bonk Choy · Scaredy-shroom · Heal Flower · Fume-shroom · Goop-shroom · Snap Dragon · Ice-shroom · Doom-shroom · Ice Peashooter · Fire Peashooter · Bamboo Shoot · Laser Bean
Others Corn Mortar · Flax Cannon · Tallnut · Mega Flower · Tactical Cuke · Tallnut Cannon

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