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Not to be confused with Ruby Red.

Rotten Red (双枪石榴; pinyin: shuāng qiāng shíliu) was a plant in the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2. Originally from PopCap's Make-a-Wish video, he was first introduced in the 2.3.1 update alongside Banana Dancer. However, he was quickly removed in v2.3.2 due to copyright issues, as he was solely designed to be in said video and not in the game.

His ability was to fire a stronger projectile after killing a zombie. The projectile also knocked the zombie it hit back, similar to Primal Peashooter's projectiles.

He was officially coded in the game before being removed and replaced by Dual Pistol Pinecone.



He is based on the pomegranate, a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub or small tree.

His name, Rotten Red, may possibly be based on the Ruby Red pomegranate cultivar, with "Rotten" referring to his malicious expression.

The first half of his Chinese name references the fact that he attacks with both arm pistols, and his costume is a reference to his almanac entry.

Almanac entry

双枪石榴 (Rotten Red)
Sun cost: 325

DAMAGE: Normal



    In English:

    After defeating a zombie, releases a special attack.

    Plant family effect: In research and development
    Features: after defeating a zombie, releases a special attack
    Plant characteristics: red plant

    In a mysterious western town, Rotten Red is a sharpshooter cowboy, fighting all sorts of zombie bullies that invade his town, zombies tremble as soon as his name is mentioned. He almost became the town sheriff, but he turned it down, because he feels that sheriffs think that they're too good to go to the bar and drink.

Plant Food effect

He fired six homing pomegranate missiles at the closest zombie in the lawn. If they killed the zombie, they would then home to next zombie.

Level upgrade

Level Upgrades Description
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Dual Shooting Pistols
There is now a 10% chance he'll fire from both guns at once.
Combat Training
Rotten Red gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
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Incredible Sharpshooter
Improves Dual Shooting Pistols's effect by 100%.
Cell Activation
Rotten Red gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
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Ability Awaken
Rotten Red may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Rotten Red gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).
LevelIcon5New.png Rotten Red Upgrade 3.png
Blasting Mine
Has a probability to launch a grenade that will deal damage to a target and all other zombies on the same tile.
Fighting Power
Rotten Red gains another 50% more attack power and health (300% of initial).




See also

V · T · E
Plants (Tower defense)
Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Chinese version)
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