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Rocket Ride is an ability for the 80s Action Hero in Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. When activated, 80s Action Hero flies into the air and starts launching rockets for 4 seconds.


Basic stats
Cooldown Rocket spread rate Rate of fire Projectile speed Projectile damage
18 s 7 2000 RPM 55 m/s
(180.45 ft/s)
Blast damage Blast radius Inner blast radius Shockwave damage Shockwave radius
12 1.8 m
(5.91 ft)
1.8 m
(5.91 ft)
5 4.75 m
(15.58 ft)

Associated upgrades

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Free Ride
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Fire additional rockets by earning a vanquish with Rocket Ride.

Vanquishing enemies with Rocket Ride extends its duration by 3 second.
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Remarkable Rockets
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Earn a tag on an enemy by dealing damage with Rocket Ride.


Rocket Ride is an immensely powerful ability that can possibly vanquish an entire horde of plants or weaken them to the point where they can easily be taken out. As such, it is best used in modes that require to be in a single area for an objective such as Turf Takeover and Suburbination. One thing to keep in mind however is that the 80s Action Hero is completely stationary while using this move and is freely open to attacks. In addition, the 80s Action Hero cannot directly target beneath him so going under him is a good way to escape the possible carnage. What adds to this factor is that the 80s Action Hero won't get many plants that are very far away, as the rockets spread out and blossom.

Balancing changes

October 2019 patch

  • Increased blast radius from 1.6 m to 1.8 m.
  • Decreased direct damage from 10 to 8.
  • Increased blast damage from 10 to 12.
  • Increased shockwave damage from 4.5 to 4.75

January 2020 patch

  • Decreased maximum lock-on range from 50m (146.04 ft) to 10m (32.81 ft)
  • Decreased maximum lock-on angle from 0.1 to 0.01
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