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This item is only obtainable during certain events. However, it can still be used if you have already obtained it. It is currently not available.
Not to be confused with Shadow of the Peashooter, a mission in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes.

Shadow Peashooter is a plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2. He[1] attacks by shooting peas at zombies (every 1.35 - 1.5 seconds). He can also pull a zombie into the ground when they get close, similar to Grimrose.

When powered by a Moonflower, he shoots piercing bolts (every 2 - 2.5 seconds) that do 70 DPS and slow down zombies similar to Stallia and with zombies closer to the Shadow Peashooter being stalled for longer than ones further from it.

In the international version, he was added to the 6.9.1 update. In the Chinese version, he was added to the 2.3.7 update. To unlock Shadow Peashooter, players need to collect 250 of his seed packets during Shadow Peashooter's Summer Vacation event. These seed packets can be obtained by buying special Piñatas from the Store for 25 gems or from the reward streak in Arena.

Origins

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Like most other peashooting plants, he is based on the Pisum sativum, commonly known as the pea.

Shadow Peashooter is a cross between a Peashooter and a will-o'-the-wisp, as seen by his "flaming" top and bluish color scheme when powered by a Moonflower.


Almanac entry

Shadow Peashooter

SUN COST: 125
RECHARGE: 5

TOUGHNESS: 300
DAMAGE: 70

PLANT FOOD POWER: Damage
SPECIAL: Powered Swallows

FAMILY: Conceal-mint

Shadow Peashooters are shadow plants that fire shadowy peas at zombies.

Special: fires piercing, slowing bolts when powered

"Phoot," Shadow Peashooter says, emitting a shadowy, ah, hmmm, I guess you could call it a pea, at a distant zombie. "Uph!" gasps the zombie in the evident surprise. There's a lot going on under the surface between these two.


Chinese version (China only)

    暗影豌豆近战可以把僵尸拖入地下

    特点:暗影形态,可以攻击一直线的僵尸并且造成中毒效果
    植物特征:绿色植物,暗影家族

    暗影豌豆总觉得有光才有影子是一件极度不科学事情。因为他就是影子,不需要光也能存在~

    In English:
    Shadow Peashooter can drag nearby zombies into the ground

    Feature: Shadow form, can attack an entire lane of zombies and cause a poison effect
    Plant characteristics: green plant, Shadow family

    Shadow Peashooter has always felt that light is how shadows can exist is an extremely unscientific thing. Because he himself is a shadow, and he doesn't need light to exist.

Upgrades

Plant Food effect

Shadow Peashooter's Plant Food effect depends on the number of Moonflowers there are in the lawn.

If there are up to two Moonflowers, he will throw a small projectile at the nearest zombie in his lane and explodes on contact, dealing small amounts of damage to the zombies caught in the blast. The projectile gets bigger once there are two Moonflowers in the lawn.

Once there are three or more Moonflowers in the lawn, he will make a giant smiling bomb (known as the Spirit Bomb) at the middle of the screen, which does massive amounts of damage to all zombies onscreen, as well as slowing them down.

Conceal-mint effect

When boosted by Conceal-mint, Shadow Peashooter will have an additional 115 DPS added to his bolts, and his Plant Food attack will have an additional 950 DPS added to him, regardless of how many Moonflowers there are on the lawn. He will also be powered even if he's not near a Moonflower.

Level Upgrades

Level Seed packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge Toughness Damage Plant Food Power
(Damage)
Powered
Swallows
Stall
Duration
Stall Duration
(Minimum)
Stall
Decay*
Pea Laser
1 0 0 125 5 seconds 300 dps 30 dps 70 dps 500 dps 2 5 seconds 1 2
2 10 1,000 5 seconds 350 dps 35 dps 75 dps 550 dps 5 seconds
3 25 2,500 4.5 seconds 400 dps 40 dps 80 dps 600 dps 5 seconds
4 50 5,000 4.5 seconds 450 dps 45 dps 85 dps 650 dps 6 seconds
5 100 10,000 4 seconds 550 dps 50 dps 90 dps 700 dps 3 6 seconds
6 200 20,000 100 4 seconds 600 dps 55 dps 95 dps 750 dps 6 seconds
7 400 30,000 3.5 seconds 650 dps 60 dps 100 dps 800 dps 6 seconds
8 800 50,000 3.5 seconds 700 dps 65 dps 105 dps 850 dps 7 seconds
9 1,200 75,000 3 seconds 800 dps 70 dps 110 dps 900 dps 4 7 seconds
10 1,600 100,000 3 seconds 900 dps 75 dps 115 dps 950 dps 7 seconds

*Shadow Peashooter has a decay for zombie stuns depending on how far away they are from the house.

Mastery upgrades

  • Chance to Boost
  • Damage Pierce

Level upgrade (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New.png Shadow Peashooter Upgrade 1.png
Shadow Bullet
Has a 10% chance to launch a shadow bomb to deal damage to a zombie
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Combat Training
Shadow Peashooter gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
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Shadow Bomb
Improves Shadow Bullet's effect by 100%.
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Cell Activation
Shadow Peashooter gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
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Ability Awaken
Shadow Peashooter may be boosted when planted.
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Fighting Power
Shadow Peashooter gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).
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Shadow Stream
While unpowered, Shadow Peashooter has a chance to temporarily become powered without Moonflower's glow. While powered, Shadow Peashooter has a chance to turn first zombie killed into a black hole, which sucks in all zombies in 1x1 range.
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Fighting Power
Shadow Peashooter gains another 50% more attack power and health (300% of initial).


Strategies

Without Moonflower, this plant shoots shadowy peas that do slightly more damage than a normal pea. However, there are other straight shooters that do a better or just as well as a job, some just being a little bit cheaper in sun. On the other hand, this plant shines a lot when powered by Moonflower. Instead of a shadowy pea that hits the closest zombie in the lane, it fires a laser that damages all zombies in the lane, topped with a stalling effect. The laser can help defeat zombies grouped in lanes much quicker and the stalling effect of course slows zombies down.

This plant also has the ability to hide when a zombie gets close and then drag that zombie underground, acting like a Tangle Kelp, though he will despawn soon after. When powered by Moonflower, he can drag down more zombies. There are benefits to this such as being able to deal with some of the high-health zombies, as well as being a saver when a zombie is going through your defenses. This can also have Shadow Peashooter be used as a substitute for Grimrose. The primary differences are that Grimrose has far superior range, can target foes behind it, and can inflict some damage to ineligible targets, while Shadow Peashooter can actually devour several mechanical zombies from Far Future. It is not advisable to use this plant in levels where you cannot lose plants if you wish to take full advantage of his zombie-dragging ability for obvious reasons. Shadow Peashooter's pulling effect also doesn't work against backward zombies, so it is not advised to counter zombies carried by a Pterodactyl or zombies such as the Prospector Zombies. Another weakness of Shadow Peashooter is Imp Cannon since the imps may cause it to hide unless quickly taken out with its laser.

If you would rather want to use the plant as a shooter, it should be recommended to place this plant at the back behind other plants; even placing him behind one defensive plant would risk him hiding. Also, don't forget that Plant Food cannot be used when hiding. Speaking of Plant Food, it is recommended to use Plant Food for powered Shadow Peashooters to damage more zombies, especially if you are facing large groups of zombies.

Shadow Peashooter makes for an interesting choice when dealing with large groups of Zombie Chickens and Ice Weasels. The laser he can shoot can do good enough damage to them but the previously said ability of hiding can hurt him when those zombies are too close. You will also notice that his projectiles cannot be reflected or blocked unless Glitter Zombie is present.

Shadow Peashooters placed in the third column to the right of your house can swoop up any Imps thrown at your defense, which will help protect your sun producing and other plants placed in the leftmost tiles.

In the Endless Zone, Shadow Peashooter is by far one of the most powerful early game plants available to the player. Considering that the sun producer chosen is the Moonflower while costing only 125 sun (or lower when leveled up), planting it at the far left of the lawn grants the lane it is planted on enough firepower to even deal with high health zombies that appear earlier in the stage. With its fast recharge together with the high sun output of Moonflowers, completing a column full of Shadow Peashooters will be easy. Its slowing effect will also give more time to rack up more sun to plant powerful supports such as Dusk Lobber and Strawburst.

Shadow Peashooter's zombie pulling ability will not work while it is on a Lily Pad and is over water. The zombies will just eat the Lily Pad while the Shadow Peashooter hides doing nothing. If you are planning to use Shadow Peashooter in Big Wave Beach levels, it is advised to place them at the back where there is no water instead.

Overall, Shadow Peashooter should generally be used with Moonflower. He can sufficiently deal with numerous zombies, but beware of using him in "Don't lose more than X plants" levels, as he will disappear when he pulls a zombie underground, which counts as losing a plant.

Related achievement

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The Shadow Family
Complete a level with 20 powered Shadow Plants

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Trivia

  • A Reddit post by PopCap representative Haemophilus_EA reveals a few facts about the Shadow Peashooter:
    • He is a "mysterious plant" that lives in dark places, but occasionally goes on summer vacation.
    • He is Peashooter's darker cousin.
    • His powered Plant Food effect is called the Spirit Bomb.
  • His powered Plant Food effect's explosion is the same as Tactical Cuke's but recolored from green to purple.
  • A boosted Shadow Peashooter will always use its powered Plant Food effect, regardless of whether or not it is powered.
  • He is the first plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2 that can be earned by collecting seed packets.
  • He is the only shadow plant to be a peashooting plant.
  • He, Scaredy-shroom, and Cactus are the only plants that hide when a zombie gets close to them.
  • Even before Conceal-mint was released, his Almanac entry said he belongs in the Conceal-mint Family.
  • He reuses Stallia's slowing effect when powered.
  • He and Moonflower are the only shadow plants that change their ability depending on how many shadow plants surround them.
  • He is the only premium plant that has the Player's House/Modern Day grass background in his almanac instead of the blue background with bright squares.
  • His snout is a different shade than the rest of his head.
  • His Plant Food power stays still even when the Moonflowers have already been transformed into sheep, salads, or covered by octopi.
  • Since the 8.2.1 update, his Spirit Bomb no longer shocks the screen.
  • Despite the fact that Shadow Peashooter gains an additional 75 DPS to his peas when boosted by Conceal-mint, he will be powered while boosted by it, which means that he can never shoot the boosted peas.

References

See also

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Day Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Snow Pea · Chomper · Repeater
Night Puff-shroom · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Hypno-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Ice-shroom · Doom-shroom
Pool Lily Pad · Squash · Threepeater · Tangle Kelp · Jalapeno · Spikeweed · Torchwood · Tall-nut
Fog Sea-shroom · Plantern · Cactus · Blover · Split Pea · Starfruit · Pumpkin · Magnet-shroom
Roof Cabbage-pult · Flower Pot · Kernel-pult · Coffee Bean · Garlic · Umbrella Leaf · Marigold · Melon-pult
Upgrades Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Cattail · Winter Melon · Gold Magnet · Spikerock · Cob Cannon
Others Imitater · Explode-o-nut · Giant Wall-nut · Giant Sunflower · Giant Marigold · Sprout
Plants vs. Zombies: Journey to the West
Heroes Iron Man Nut · Monkey King Peashooter · Pig Squash · Nut Wujing · Monk Flower · Nezha Peashooter
The Zombies Are Coming Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Snow Pea · Chomper · Repeater
Nightfall Puff-shroom · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Hypno-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Ice-shroom · Doom-shroom
Backyard Emergency Lily Pad · Squash · Threepeater · Tangle Kelp · Jalapeno · Spikeweed · Torchwood · Tall-nut
Fog Sea-shroom · Plantern · Cactus · Blover · Split Pea · Starfruit · Pumpkin · Magnet-shroom
Roof Battle Cabbage-pult · Flower Pot · Kernel-pult · Coffee Bean · Garlic · Umbrella Leaf · Marigold · Melon-pult
Fight the Sea Demons Oxygen Algae · Sea Starfruit · Bramble Sea Grass
Brave the Dragon's Palace Water Gun Grass
Upgrades Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Cattail · Winter Melon · Gold Magnet · Spikerock · Cob Cannon
Others Imitater · Explode-o-nut · Giant Wall-nut · Electric Anemone · Aggro Brocco · Pomegunate · Carrotillery · Oak Archer · Ghost Pepper · Laser Bean · Dandelion · Snapdragon · Bonk Choy
Plants vs. Zombies: Social Edition
Normal Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Chomper · Repeater · Puff-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Snow Pea · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Lily Pad · Squash · Spikeweed · Tangle Kelp · Torchwood · Sea-shroom · Jalapeno · Coffee Bean · Tall-nut · Pumpkin · Magnet-shroom · Blover · Melon-pult · Cactus
Premium Pickled Pepper · Icy Fume-shroom · Fire-shroom · Flamewood · Vine-nut · Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Winter Melon · Super Chomper · Future Star · Calm Chuck
Plants vs. Zombies Adventures
>Normal Peashooter · Sunflower · Aspearagus · Wall-nut · Cherry Bomb · Popcorn · Beet · Snow Pea · Jalapeño · Magnet Plant · Flaming Pea · Shamrock · Bamboo Shoot · Repeater · Chilly Pepper · Twin Sunflower
VIPs Sweet Pea · Beeshooter · Hard-nut · Acespearagus · Power Flower · Beetboxer · Ice Queen Pea · Shamrockstar · Bamboom
Others Trees
Plants vs. Zombies 2
Player's House Peashooter · Sunflower · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Cabbage-pult
Ancient Egypt Bloomerang · Iceberg Lettuce · Grave Buster · Bonk Choy · Repeater · Twin Sunflower
Pirate Seas Kernel-pult · Snapdragon · Spikeweed · Spring Bean · Coconut Cannon · Threepeater · Spikerock · Cherry Bomb
Wild West Split Pea · Chili Bean · Pea Pod · Lightning Reed · Melon-pult · Tall-nut · Winter Melon
Frostbite Caves Hot Potato · Pepper-pult · Chard Guard · Stunion · Rotobaga
Lost City Red Stinger · A.K.E.E. · Endurian · Stallia · Gold Leaf
Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass · Tile Turnip
Dark Ages Sun-shroom · Puff-shroom · Fume-shroom · Sun Bean · Magnet-shroom
Neon Mixtape Tour Phat Beet · Celery Stalker · Thyme Warp · Garlic · Spore-shroom · Intensive Carrot
Jurassic Marsh Primal Peashooter · Primal Wall-nut · Perfume-shroom · Primal Sunflower · Primal Potato Mine
Big Wave Beach Lily Pad · Tangle Kelp · Bowling Bulb · Guacodile · Banana Launcher
Modern Day Moonflower · Nightshade · Shadow-shroom · Dusk Lobber · Grimrose
Premium
Money Snow Pea · Power Lily · Imitater · Chomper · Sweet Potato · Toadstool · Strawburst · Cactus · Electric Blueberry · Jack O' Lantern · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Escape Root · Gold Bloom · Wasabi Whip · Kiwibeast · Apple Mortar · Witch Hazel · Parsnip · Missile Toe · Caulipower · Electric Peashooter · Holly Barrier
Gems Squash · Jalapeno · Hypno-shroom · Pea-nut · Homing Thistle · Ghost Pepper · Sap-fling · Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Lava Guava · Shrinking Violet · Electric Currant
Mints Fila-mint · Pepper-mint · Winter-mint · Reinforce-mint · Bombard-mint · Ail-mint · Enchant-mint · Contain-mint · Enforce-mint · Arma-mint · Conceal-mint · Spear-mint · Appease-mint
Seed packets Torchwood · Starfruit · Dandelion · Blooming Heart · Bombegranate · Explode-O-Nut · Aloe · Hot Date · Solar Tomato · Enlighten-mint · Shadow Peashooter · Goo Peashooter · Sling Pea · Snap Pea · Zoybean Pod · Electrici-tea · Dazey Chain · Blastberry Vine · Pokra · Imp Pear · Pyre Vine · Pumpkin · Ice Bloom · Dartichoke · Ultomato · Gumnut · Shine Vine · Tumbleweed · Olive Pit · Puffball · Explode-o-Vine · Murkadamia Nut · Turkey-pult · Headbutter Lettuce · Boingsetta · Stickybomb Rice · Hocus Crocus · Gloom Vine · Draftodil · Boom Balloon Flower · Pea Vine · Inferno · Solar Sage · Power Vine · Noctarine
Others Marigold
Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Chinese version)
Ancient Egypt Peashooter · Sunflower · Wall-nut · Cabbage-pult · Bloomerang · Iceberg Lettuce · Grave Buster · Bonk Choy · Repeater · Twin Sunflower · Snow Pea · Torchwood
Pirate Seas Kernel-pult · Snapdragon · Power Lily · Spikeweed · Spring Bean · Coconut Cannon · Spikerock · Lightning Reed · Tall-nut
Wild West Threepeater · Squash · Split Pea · Chili Bean · Jalapeno · Pea Pod · Melon-pult · Winter Melon · Imitater
Kongfu World Radish · Fire Gourd · Heavenly Peach · Bamboo-shoot
Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass · Tile Turnip · Starfruit
Dark Ages Hypno-shroom · Sun-shroom · Puff-shroom · Fume-shroom · Sun Bean · Pea-nut · Magnet-shroom · Oak Archer · Coffee Bean · Plantern
Big Wave Beach Acidic Citrus · Lotuspot · Lily Pad · Bowling Bulb · Banana Launcher · Guacodile · Tangle Kelp · Homing Thistle
Frostbite Caves Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Hot Potato · Pepper-pult · Chard Guard · Stunion · Rafflesia · Tornacorn
Sky City Rotobaga · Cycloque · Aspiragus · Saucer Squash · Board Beans · Lantern Cherry · Ampthurium · Spinnapple
Lost City Lava Guava · Red Stinger · A.K.E.E. · Stallia · Gold Leaf · Toadstool · Jackfruit
Neon Mixtape Tour MC Glory · Phat Beet · Thyme Warp · Celery Stalker · Spore-shroom · Garlic · Intensive Carrot · Cactus
Jurassic Marsh Primal Peashooter · Primal Wall-nut · Perfume-shroom · Primal Sunflower · Primal Potato Mine · Primal Rafflesia · Dinonip · Thorns · Mastercane
Modern Day Shadow-shroom · Caulipower · Moonflower · Grimrose · Nightshade · Dusk Lobber · Blooming Heart
Steam Ages Gold Bloom · Flat-shroom · Passionflower · Lotus Root · Fanilla · Lily of Alchemy · Berry Blaster
Renaissance Age Aloe · Kinnikannon · Wax Guard · Oil Olive · Ruby Red · Dartichoke
Heian Age Sumo Melon · Wasabi Whip · Auberninja · Dripphylleia · Splitting Stephania · Kunai Tupistra · Windbreak Dendrobium · Orchid Chef · Geisha Flower · Stickybomb Rice
Monthly special Pyro-shroom · Carrotillery · Cryo-shroom · Dandelion · Aggro Brocco · Pomegunate · Chomper · Sweet Potato · Lord Bamboo · Sap-fling · Ghost Pepper · Chest-nut · Bambrook · Zorrose · Magic-shroom · Electric Blueberry · R.A.D Missiles · Endurian · Pumpkin Witch · Sunflower Singer · Snowy Cotton · Guerrequila · Monkeyfruit · Plumping Plummy · Dragonfruit · Angel Starfruit · Gatling Pea · Match Flower · Firebloom Queen · Cattail · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Shrinking Violet · Cob Cannon · Apple Mortar · Witch Hazel · Escape Root · Electric Currant · Explode-O-Nut · Parsnip · Missile Toe · Kiwibeast · Electric Peashooter · Hot Date · Icy Currant · Trump Tulip · Banana Dancer · Dual Pistol Pinecone · Narcissus · Alarm Arrowhead · Holly Barrier · Shadow Peashooter · Snap Pea · Frostbloom Queen · Sling Pea · Zapdragon · Electrici-tea · Imp Pear · Strawburst · Egrett Flower · Goo Peashooter · Bud-minton · Curling Corms · Pokra · Dollarweed Drummer · Ultomato · Shadow Fanilla · Bromel Blade · Gumnut · Olive Pit · Nuclear Earthstar · Headbutter Lettuce · Dazey Chain
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Player's House Sunflower · Peashooter · Wall-nut · Potato Mine
Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum Bruce Bamboo · Carrot Rocket · Pomegranate-pult · Dandelion · Venus Flytrap · Wax Gourd · Sod
Ancient Egypt Bloomerang · Bonk Choy · Grave Buster · Iceberg Lettuce · Cabbage-pult
Pirate Seas Snapdragon · Spikeweed · Spring Bean · Kernel-pult · Coconut Cannon · Narcissus · Endurian · Spikerock · Pineapple Cannon · Threepeater
Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Tile Turnip · Ganoderma · Banana Tree · Nitro-shroom · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass
East Sea Dragon Palace Oxygen Algae · Garlic · Bubble Flower · Electric Anemone
Upgrades Twin Sunflower · Repeater
VIPs Winter Melon
Power Ups Cherry Bomb · Jalapeno
Premium Squash · Snow Pea · Tall-nut
Adventure Mode only Magic Vine · Split Pea · Chili Bean · Lightning Reed · Pea Pod · Melon-pult · Starfruit · Chomper · Fire Peashooter · Cattail · Zorrose · Clivia · Sap-fling · Acidic Citrus · Magic-shroom · Ghost Pepper · Guacodile · Hurrikale · Plantern · Oak Archer · Homing Thistle · Pepper-pult · Radish · Toadstool · Blooming Heart · Red Stinger · Electric Blueberry · A.K.E.E. · Moonflower · Guerrequila · Aspiragus · Pumpkin Witch · Mine Fruit · Sea Anemone · Lychee Drill · Sea Starfruit
Plants vs. Zombies 3
Common Puff-Shroom · Buttercup · Garlic · Potato Mine · Pushywillow · Wall-Nut · Chard Guard · Peashooter · Spikeweed · Cabbage-Pult · Kernel-Pult · Bonk Choy · Caramel Popcorn · Lightning Reed · Melon-Pult
Rare Shuffle Truffle · Blockbuster · Butternut Squash · Ragweed · Sawgrass · Squash · Fire Peashooter · Pine Needler · Snow Pea · Bamboo Shoots · Night Cap
Epic Aloe Vera · Sweet Potato · Hydrangea · Dogwood · Chomper · Gravitree · Flak Seed · Lemon-Aid · Gloom-Shroom · Snapdragon · Starfruit
Legendary Fairy Ring Mushroom · Kalestorm
Others Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Star Tree · Magic Beans