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For the version in Plants vs. Zombies 2, see Primal Peashooter.

Primal Peashooter is a triassic uncommon plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the PvZH Smarty Icon.pngSmarty class. It costs 1SunPvZH.png to play and has 2StrengthPvZH.png/2HeartPvZH.png. It does not have any traits, and its ability gives any zombie it does damage to the Bounce effect.


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It is based on the plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2 with the same name and appearance.

Its ability is based on its ability to knock back zombies in said game.

Its description and its statistics (excluding its cost, technically) make a reference to prime numbers, which are numbers only divisible by one or itself, and how "primal" sounds similar to "prime" (1 is not considered a prime number, but 2, 3, 5, 7, ,11 and 31 are).


  • Class: Smarty
  • Tribe: Pea Plant
  • Traits: None
  • Ability: When this hurts a Zombie, Bounce that Zombie.
  • Set - Rarity: Triassic - Uncommon

Card description

Found in groups of 3, 5, 7, 11, and 31.

Update history

Update 1.24.6

  • Added to the game.



Although this plant is decent for a 1-sun plant, there are better turn 1 plays to make than it. Instead, Primal Peashooter's main use is to Bounce zombies that are causing trouble on the field for a cheap price.

Primal Peashooter benefits from cards like Torchwood and The Podfather due to its pea tribe, but keep in mind that Primal Peashooter must accumulate enough strength, as the ones it can't destroy get their stats reset. Primal Peashooter is also a great addition to a Bouncing deck with Jelly Bean, because every time Primal Peashooter hurts a zombie, Jelly Bean will get +1StrengthPvZH.png/+1HeartPvZH.png. However, only Green Shadow, Citron, and Beta-Carrotina can boost Primal Peashooter's health to use it for long.

Just like any Bouncing card, good zombies to Bounce include those that get more dangerous the longer they stay on the field, such as Energy Drink Zombie, Aerobics Instructor, and Unlife of the Party, as well as Nurse Gargantuar as a special example as their abilities will not activate even if they do damage, while bad choices are zombies with "When played" abilities, unless Primal Peashooter has enough strength to destroy them instead.

Unlike other Bouncing cards, Primal Peashooter has no limits on how many zombies it can Bounce, as long as it can do damage to them (and optimally survive to fight another turn). However, since Primal Peashooter needs to do damage to the zombie, damaging, stat-degrading, and instant-kill cards can destroy it before it can Bounce anything, PvZH Frozen Icon.pngFreezing cards can stop it from attacking, while shielded zombies and Knight of the Living Dead (only if Primal Peashooter's strength isn't boosted at all) do not take damage from its attack. Primal Peashooter is also limited in terms of placement, and cannot deal with threats on aquatic lanes unless it is played on Lily Pad.


Primal Peashooter may be a weak plant statwise and will most likely be destroyed after one attack, but its ability is dangerous since it can Bounce your zombies and remove their boosts. Not even PvZH Frenzy Icon.pngFrenzy zombies will do a bonus attack after destroying Primal Peashooter.

You can take advantage of its ability by playing zombies with "When played" abilities on Primal Peashooter's lane. However, if your zombie becomes a bigger threat than its ability, your opponent may not hesitate to Bounce it.

If you don't want your zombies to lose the boosts, then you can shield zombies with Escape through Time, Zombie Coach, or Zombot Battlecruiser 5000, since Primal Peashooter's ability only activates when it hurts the zombie. You can also choose to either remove its strength with cards like Shrink Ray and Landscaper, or play tricks to destroy Primal Peashooter before it can attack, efficient examples being Rolling Stone, Bungee Plumber, and Weed Spray unless Primal Peashooter gains stats. And finally, you can PvZH Frozen Icon.pngFreeze Primal Peashooter with Frosty Mustache, Ice Pirate, Unthawed Viking (preferably Evolved), or Cryo-Yeti to prevent it from attacking for a turn.


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In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Primal Peashooter
China Simplified Chinese 原始豌豆射手 lit. "Pirmal Peashooter"
Traditional Chinese 初代豌豆射手 lit. "First Generation Peashooter"


  • Unlike in Plants vs. Zombies 2, Primal Peashooter shoots two normal peas instead of a rock-like pea, as it shares the same sprites and animations as Repeater.

See also

V · T · E Plants in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
PvZH Guardian Icon.png Guardian
Heroes Citron · Grass Knuckles · Spudow · Wall-Knight · Beta-Carrotina
Common Small-Nut · Sting Bean · Wall-Nut · Pismashio · Spineapple
Premium Potato Mine · Cactus · Gardening Gloves · Sea-Shroom · Water Chestnut · Pea-Nut · Steel Magnolia
Galactic Photosynthesizer · Spikeweed Sector · Plantern
Colossal Grape Responsibility · Primal Potato Mine
Triassic Grizzly Pear
Premium Grave Buster · Hibernating Beary · Prickly Pear · Smackadamia · Tough Beets
Galactic Cosmic Nut · Starch-Lord
Colossal Blockbuster
Triassic Pumpkin Shell
Premium Jugger-Nut · Mirror-Nut · Guacodile · Doom-Shroom
Galactic Galacta-Cactus · Force Field · Gravitree
Colossal Three-Nut
Triassic Marine Bean · Primal Wall-Nut
Premium Poppin' Poppies · Soul Patch · Wall-Nut Bowling
Galactic Body-Gourd · Pecanolith
Colossal Tricarrotops
Triassic Loco Coco
Event Cards Forget-Me-Nuts · Garlic · Corn Dog · Hot Date · Health-Nut · Pear Cub · Shamrocket · Red Stinger
Token Cards Hothead
Superpowers Peel Shield · Power Pummel · Tater Toss · Uncrackable · Genetic Amplification · Bubble Up · Nut Signal · Root Wall · Ensign Uproot
PvZH Kabloom Icon.png Kabloom
Heroes Nightcap · Captain Combustible · Solar Flare · Spudow
Common Button Mushroom · Berry Blast · Buff-Shroom · Seedling · Zapricot
Premium Poison Mushroom · Berry Angry · Mushroom Ringleader · Poison Ivy · Pair of Pears · Bluesberry · Sizzle
Galactic Banana Bomb · Mushroom Grotto · Invasive Species
Colossal Puff-Shroom
Triassic Veloci-Radish Hatchling · Hot Lava
Premium Shroom for Two · Wild Berry · Petal-Morphosis · Sour Grapes · Poison Oak
Galactic Cosmic Mushroom · Lava Guava
Colossal Cro-Magnolia
Triassic Shelf Mushroom
Premium Punish-Shroom · Sergeant Strongberry · Cherry Bomb · Grapes of Wrath
Galactic Astro-Shroom · Banana Launcher · Pair Pearadise
Colossal Fireweed · Imitater
Triassic Strawberrian
Premium Pineclone · Dandy Lion King · Kernel Corn
Galactic Reincarnation · Molekale
Colossal Gloom-Shroom
Triassic Veloci-Radish Hunter
Event Cards Blooming Heart · High-Voltage Currant · Sonic Bloom · Transfiguration · Atomic Bombegranate · Electric Blueberry
Token Cards Hothead
Superpowers Mush-Boom · Blazing Bark · Tater Toss · Sunburn · Meteor Strike · More Spore · Storm Front
PvZH Mega-Grow Icon.png Mega-Grow
Heroes Chompzilla · Grass Knuckles · Green Shadow · Captain Combustible
Common Peashooter · Torchwood · Cabbage-Pult · Fertilize · Flourish · Grow-Shroom · Repeater
Premium Bonk Choy · Pea Pod · Sweet Potato · Fire Peashooter · Skyshooter
Galactic Coffee Grounds · Sweet Pea · Vegetation Mutation
Colossal Umbrella Leaf
Triassic Half-Banana · Typical Beanstalk
Premium The Podfather · Plant Food · Re-Peat Moss · Whipvine · Super-Phat Beets
Galactic Banana Peel · Cosmic Pea
Colossal Bamboozle
Triassic Pea Patch
Premium Party Thyme · Black-Eyed Pea · Potted Powerhouse · Espresso Fiesta
Galactic Moonbean · Pod Fighter · The Red Plant-It
Colossal Split Pea · Grape Power
Triassic Savage Spinach
Premium Doubled Mint · Muscle Sprout · Bananasaurus Rex
Galactic Captain Cucumber · Onion Rings
Colossal Gatling Pea
Triassic Apotatosaurus
Event Cards Clique Peas · Lily of the Valley · Banana Split · Plucky Clover
Superpowers Devour · Power Pummel · Precision Blast · Blazing Bark · Embiggen · Holo-Flora · Time to Shine
PvZH Smarty Icon.png Smarty
Heroes Citron · Nightcap · Green Shadow · Rose · Beta-Carrotina
Common Snowdrop · Weenie Beanie · Snow Pea · Cattail · Smoosh-Shroom · Threepeater
Premium Iceberg Lettuce · Shellery · Rescue Radish · Spring Bean · Vanilla · Carrotillery
Galactic Mars Flytrap · Planet of the Grapes · Leaf Blower
Colossal Grave Mistake · Pear Pal
Triassic Primal Peashooter
Premium Admiral Navy Bean · Lightning Reed · Chilly Pepper · Navy Bean · Jumping Bean
Galactic Cosmic Bean · Melon-Pult
Colossal Tricorn
Triassic Lily Pad
Premium Sow Magic Beans · Bean Counter · Snapdragon · Winter Squash
Galactic Laser Cattail · Bog of Enlightenment · Cool Bean
Colossal Jelly Bean
Triassic Rotobaga · Shrinking Violet
Premium Brainana · Winter Melon · The Great Zucchini
Galactic Shooting Starfruit · Dark Matter Dragonfruit
Colossal Lima-Pleurodon
Triassic Bird of Paradise
Event Cards Spyris · Go-Nuts · Mayflower · Sportacus · Snake Grass · Witch Hazel · Jolly Holly · Sap-Fling
Token Cards Magic Beanstalk · Sappy Place
Superpowers Peel Shield · Mush-Boom · Precision Blast · Goatify · Genetic Amplification · Big Chill · Transmogrify · Whirlwind · Lieutenant Carrotron · Lightspeed Seed
PvZH Solar Icon.png Solar
Heroes Chompzilla · Rose · Solar Flare · Wall-Knight
Common Bellflower · Sunflower · Mixed Nuts · Squash · Smashing Pumpkin
Premium Morning Glory · Fume-Shroom · Pepper M.D. · Water Balloons · Venus Flytrap · Bloomerang · Metal Petal Sunflower
Galactic Cosmoss · Apple-Saucer · Venus Flytraplanet
Colossal Kernel-Pult
Triassic Lil' Buddy · Sunnier-Shroom
Premium Sage Sage · Magnifying Grass · Whack-a-Zombie · Lawnmower · Power Flower
Galactic Cosmic Flower · Heartichoke
Colossal Elderberry
Triassic Eyespore
Premium Twin Sunflower · 2nd-Best Taco of All Time · Chomper · Laser Bean
Galactic Solar Winds · Wing-Nut · Tactical Cuke
Colossal Primal Sunflower · Sunflower Seed
Triassic Sun Strike
Premium Briar Rose · Three-Headed Chomper · Cornucopia
Galactic Astrocado · Astro Vera
Colossal Cob Cannon
Triassic Aloesaurus
Event Cards Haunted Pumpking · Sun-Shroom · Jack O' Lantern · Ketchup Mechanic · Toadstool
Token Cards Astrocado Pit
Superpowers Devour · Goatify · Sunburn · Uncrackable · Geyser · Scorched Earth · Weed Whack
Superpowers Flick-a-Zombie · Inspire · Rejuvenate