—Snow Pea's description in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
- For other uses, see Ice Pea (disambiguation).
Snow Pea is a major recurring character within the Plants vs. Zombies franchise. Snow Pea acts like typical Peashooters, except Snow Pea has the ability to slow down or even freeze zombies entirely by firing frozen peas at them. It is safe to assume that Snow Pea is considered the flagship ice plant, due to Snow Pea's frequent reappearances in the franchise.
Snow Pea's character descriptions across all games present in are always littered with various ice-based puns and wordplay, something that Snow Pea has shown frequent distain and annoyance at. Aside from a strong distaste towards ice jokes, Snow Pea has been stated to be quite amicable amongst friends and is said to be quite physically active, participating in a number of activities which include but are not limited to; tennis, spelunking and ice sculpting.
- 1 Origins
- 2 History
- 3 Gallery
- 4 Trivia
- 5 See also
Like most other pea-shooting plants, Snow Pea is based on the pea plant (Pisum sativum).
Snow Pea's name refers to the real-life snow pea, a variety of edible-pod pea with flat pods and thin pod walls that are eaten whole in its pod while still unripe.
It also refers to snow which is cold, referring to how Snow Pea shoots out frozen peas, a cold projectile and how the plant is cold itself.
- Main article: Snow Pea (PvZ)
He attacks identically to Peashooter, but his peas also chill and slow down zombies. Zombies continuously hit by Snow Pea's frozen peas will be slowed until either a certain amount of time has past, or if they are thawed out by a fire plant. If Snow Pea's frozen peas are ignited by a Torchwood, his peas will simply thaw out and behave like a standard pea projectile.
- Main article: Snow Pea (PvZA)
Snow Pea made a reappearance in PopCap's ill-fated Facebook game Plants vs. Zombies Adventures, having the same ability he did in the first game. However, he costs 125 sun rather than 175 and deals more damage than Peashooter.
- Main article: Snow Pea (PvZ2)
In Plants vs. Zombies 2, Snow Pea returns as a Premium plant, retaining his old ability while costing 150 sun.
Just like his appearance in Plants vs. Zombies Adventures, he is able to extinguish fire-based zombies such as Explorer Zombie and Prospector Zombie, preventing them from using their abilities and allowing the player to deal with them like any other zombie.
He is a member of the Winter-mint family, who makes his peas deal 120 more DPS, a 25% chance to shoot a freezing pea and increasing his Plant Food's damage by 30 DPS. His Plant Food effect has him create an ice trail which slows every zombie in his lane while he fires a burst of 60 frozen peas.
If the player upgrades him with seed packets, he will be able to occasionally fire a frozen pea that is able to temporarily freeze zombies in place for a short time.
- Main article: Ice Pea
His primary weapon is the Ice Pea Cannon, which is similar to his normal variant's primary weapon, except it will slow zombies hit by the attack. If these zombies are hit enough, they'll instead be frozen, leaving them open for further attack.
- Main article: Ice Peashooter
Ice Peashooter is a Potted Plant exclusive to Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. Ice Peashooter works similarly to the Pea Cannon but his peas are like their playable counterpart, slowing then freezing zombies.
While he isn't plantable in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, there is an Ice Peashooter NPC in the Backyard Battleground and oddly enough, two of them appear as enemies in the "Death Alley" Zomburger Delivery Challenge.
- Main article: Ice Pea line
Snow Pea next appeared in the Chinese-exclusive turn-based game Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars as the second plant in the Snow Pea line. He evolved from Droplet Shooter and evolved into Frostbolt Shooter. Like in the main game, he attacked zombies by firing frozen peas at them.
His active ability was Quick Freeze, which dealt damage to the closest enemy in his lane with a chance to freeze them for 2 turns along with extinguishing any flames while his passive ability was Rigor, which let his attacks avoid up to 180 damage worth of armor.
- Main article: Snow Pea (PvZH)
Snow Pea then appears in the turn-based mobile card game Plants vs. Zombies Heroes as a 2 2/2 Pea plant in the Smarty class. His ability Freezes any zombie he damages, making him useful for cheap freeze decks.
Due to mechanics of the game, if the player really wanted to, they can put a Snow Pea behind a Torchwood and benefit from it, this is the only game where this is possible.
- Main article: Snow Pea (PvZ3)
Snow Pea's most recent appearance is in Plants vs. Zombies 3, where she reprises her role from the previous games. In this game, she is a Rare Shooter plant costing 5 sun. Like other games, she fires frozen peas that slow zombies down.
Her Plant Food ability is Snowball Fight which works like her Plant Food in Plants vs. Zombies 2, slowing all the zombies down in her lane and firing a barrage of peas and her Tacobility is Ice Queen, giving their peas a chance to freeze zombies solid.
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Snow Pea.
- Similar to Peashooter, there have been instances where Snow Pea's been shown with eyebrows, despite not having them in-game.