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Snap Pea is a premium plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2 that was introduced in the 7.1.3 update. It instantly kills a zombie in front of it when planted, then chews for twenty seconds before it spits out the zombie's head, dealing 400 damage per shot to any zombie. It will then rest for ten seconds before killing another zombie. If it can't eat a zombie, such as machines or Gargantuars, it will shoot three peas at the zombie.

Snap Pea requires 250 seed packets to be unlocked. The player can do so by replaying Jurassic Marsh levels to earn Piñatas from the piñata tracker.

Origins

800px-Sugar Snap Pea

Its appearance resembles a mix between a Peashooter and a Chomper, with the Chomper head being based on a pea pod. Its name is based on the snap pea, a cultivar group of edible potted peas and is a reference to how it "snaps" (eats) up zombies with its huge mouth after burrowing.

Almanac entry

Note: The stats shown below only apply to Level 1.

Snap Pea

SUN COST: 200
RECHARGE: 10

TOUGHNESS: 300
DAMAGE: 30

SPECIAL: Chew Speed
SPECIAL: 400

FAMILY: Enforce-mint

Snap Peas dive underground, burrow towards zombies, then pop up underneath to swallow them in one gulp. Snap Peas then return to their starting spot, chew on the entire matter for a while, and finally spit the zombies' heads out at attackers.

"I'm a picky eater, I'll admit it," admits Snap Pea casually. "I'll eat a zombie, no problem, but there's just something about heads. I feel like they're looking at me."


Upgrades

Plant Food effect

When fed Plant Food, Snap Pea will burrow underground and snap up five random zombies, and then return to shoot all five heads in its lane, with each head dealing incredibly high damage. If its only targets are machines or Gargantuars, it will shoot three peas at them instead.

Enforce-mint effect

When boosted by Enforce-mint, Snap Pea will have an additional 75 DPS added onto the peas it shoots at zombies it can't bite, its chew time will be reduced to ten seconds per zombie, and 1500 DPS will be added to its zombie head attack.

Level upgrades

Level Seed Packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Starting Recharge Recharge Toughness Normal Damage* Zombie Head Damage Chew Time
1 0 0 200 5 seconds 10 seconds 300 dps 30 400 20 seconds
2 10 1,000 200 5 seconds 10 seconds 350 dps 35 500 19 seconds
3 25 2,500 200 4.5 seconds 9 seconds 400 dps 40 600 18 seconds
4 50 5,000 175 4.5 seconds 9 seconds 450 dps 45 700 17 seconds
5 100 10,000 175 4 seconds 9 seconds 550 dps 50 800 16 seconds
6 200 20,000 175 4 seconds 8 seconds 600 dps 55 900 15 seconds
7 400 30,000 175 3.5 seconds 8 seconds 650 dps 60 1,000 14 seconds
8 800 50,000 150 3.5 seconds 7 seconds 700 dps 65 1,100 13 seconds
9 1,200 75,000 150 3 seconds 7 seconds 800 dps 70 1,200 12 seconds
10 1,600 100,000 150 3 seconds 6 seconds 900 dps 75 1,500 10 seconds

*If Snap Pea cannot eat the zombie, it will instead shoot 3 peas at the zombie.

Level upgrades (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New Snap Pea Upgrade 1
High-Speed Digestion
Digestion time reduced by 1 second
CombatTrainingIcon
Combat Training
Snap Pea gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New Snap Pea Upgrade 2
Extremely Fast Digestion
Digestion time reduced by 2 seconds
CellActivationIcon
Cell Activation
Snap Pea gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Snap Pea may be boosted when planted.
FightingPowerIcon
Fighting Power
Snap Pea gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).


Strategies

Although Snap Pea is undoubtedly better than Chomper due to the extra projectile as well as the shorter eating duration, Snap Pea nevertheless can still be rather awkward to use. For one, having its eating range be the entirety of the lane is both a blessing and a curse. Although it does give Snap Pea the ability to assassinate zombies from much further away, stopping them before they get a chance to become a threat, the fact that Snap Pea can eat any non-flying zombie in the lane regardless of range means that Snap Pea has the ability to target zombies as soon as they step on the lawn, meaning that the next zombies will come right away, giving any other Snap Peas on the lawn less time to digest their zombies. Additionally, Snap Pea is perhaps the worst "eating plant" when it comes to take down Gargantuars, as compared to the DPS of Chomper and Toadstool, Snap Pea's DPS is pathetic; shooting only three peas that do 90 DPS total, way less than the other two. Because of this, Snap Pea is best used a little bit later in the level compared to the other two plants.

As Snap Pea is an Underground plant, Snap Pea is unable to make use of its increased range in Big Wave Beach or Pirate Seas, due to the water/planks respectively. This can be a blessing or a curse depending on the situation. It removes Snap Pea's ability to assassinate from range, giving it range similar to that of a Chomper if placed close to the zombies, which can be beneficial if you intend to stall out the level for an extended period. Additionally, Snap Pea is unable to eat Gargantuars or any mechs in Far Future, so avoid picking Snap Pea in those situations, as Snap Pea is highly ineffective if it is unable to eat something.

Like Chomper and Toadstool, Snap Pea can be used to instantly eliminate zombies that are immune to certain plants, such as Excavator Zombie (immune to straight shots), Parasol Zombie (immune to lobbed shots), and Imp Dragon (immune to fire damage). Snap Pea is also rather effective against Jester Zombies, as none of Snap Pea's projectiles can be deflected by them.

Due to a lack of area-of-effect damage, Snap Pea must be supported by plants such as Melon-pult. Thanks to Snap Pea's range, it's actually somewhat viable to place it further back in your defense than say a Toadstool or Chomper, making plants such as Snapdragon or Pokra good supportive options for it as well. Blastberry Vine helps by adding both extra protection as well as additional damage, which can help weed out weaker zombies that might be a waste for Snap Pea to eat. Avoid picking Snap Pea in Endless Zones, as Snap Pea is not only highly ineffective versus Gargantuars, but also against hordes of zombies in general.

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Trivia

  • If it eats a shrunken zombie, the head will appear to be shrunk when shot out.
  • It can eat a zombie that is trapped in a frozen block.
  • It will not go after zombies that are in the water in Big Wave Beach or on plankless lanes in Pirate Seas; furthermore, since it's an underground plant, it cannot be planted on Lily Pads or on planks.
    • It also cannot go after airborne zombies.
  • If there's nothing to hit on its lane, it will continue chewing the head until it sees something to hit rather than throwing it at nothing.
  • When it's targeting a zombie to eat, both the plant and the zombie become immune to damage and untargetable (the plant projectiles will pass through the zombie, and the zombies will ignore the plant while it's underground).
    • Missiles from the Z-Mech will not kill the plant nor burn the tile if it hits it while it's burrowing
    • Not even Gargantuars will be able to crush it while it's underground.

See also

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Plants
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 · Torchwood · Imitater · Starfruit · Chomper · Dandelion · Toadstool · Strawburst · Cactus · Electric Blueberry · Jack O' Lantern · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Blooming Heart · Escape Root · Gold Bloom · Wasabi Whip · Explode-O-Nut · Kiwibeast · Bombegranate · Apple Mortar · Witch Hazel · Parsnip · Missile Toe · Hot Date · Caulipower · Electric Peashooter · Solar Tomato · Holly Barrier
Gems Squash · Jalapeno · Hypno-shroom · Pea-nut · Homing Thistle · Ghost Pepper · Sweet Potato · Sap-fling · Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Lava Guava · Shrinking Violet · Electric Currant · Aloe
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 Enlighten-mint · Shadow Peashooter · Goo Peashooter · Sling Pea · Snap Pea · Zoybean Pod · Electrici-tea · Dazey Chain · Blastberry Vine · Pokra · Imp Pear · Pyre Vine
Others Marigold
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