Citron is a time-traveling bounty hunter from the future, who also happens to be an orange. He's here to chew bubblegum and kick Z-Mech butt, and he's all out of bubblegum.
~ Citron's stickerbook description.
Citron: Do you know what rhymes with orange? SMASH rhymes with orange!
Patrice: Smash does not rhyme with orange.
Citron: Shhh! They don't know that!
~ Citron in the comics

Citron is one of the main protagonists of the Plants vs. Zombies franchise. He is an anthropomorphic bounty hunter from the future who takes parts in fighting zombies.

He was voiced by Michael Dobson in Garden Warfare series, who also voiced Kernel Corn from the same game.


Plants vs. Zombies 2

Citron appeared in Far Future - Day 6 as one of the obtainable plants to protect the players from Plants vs. Zombies 2. He can shoot out plasma balls, and electric plasma balls when boosted with Plant Food. He is in the Fila-mint family.

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare series

Citron also made appearance in Garden Warfare 2 as one of the playable characters on the Plants' side. His primary weapon is orange beam.

A L.E.A.F agent variant of him is Agent Citron. He asked the players to set three Cosmic Triangulators to locate his first bounty, the Z7 Imp.

Next, Agent Citron asked them to head to Lunar Landing, where the players have to vanquish future zombies.

After that, he needed the players' help to rescue Iron Ball and defeat S.H.R.Imp.

When the players completed all three quests, Agent Citron congratulated the players and let them open another portal, or meet Dave-bot 3000.1 after all other quests were completed.

In Battle for Neighborville, Citron is a playable character of Defend class.

Plants vs. Zombies Heroes

Citron returned in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes as a Plant Hero who leads Guardian and Smarty classes.


In Citron's introduction comic strips, while Dr. Zomboss attempting to torture an orange, Citron coming to the rescue by using his shield to prevent him from doing so.

Plant missions

In IMPossible Mission!, Citron, Green Shadow, and Grass Knuckles attempted to foil Z-Mech's and Dr. Zomboss's plan of creating more Z-Mech battle suits by attacking them. They had a fight until Citron used his Spindash to defeat the villains.

Zombie missions

Citron appeared in Code Orange! Citron Invades alongside Rose and Grass Knuckles to put their flag on the moon, which angered Dr. Zomboss and he sent Rustbolt, Z-Mech, and Brain Freeze to prevent them from doing so. When the Zombie Heroes encountered the Plant Heroes, they had a fight until Z-Mech kicked the Citron ball, knocked both Rose and Grass Knuckles out of the moon.


Frozen Citron

There's more to the Frozen Citron than just a frosty demeanor. He's great at ice fishing, and his toboggaming skill are second to none.
~ Frozen Citron's description.

Frozen Citron is a Rare Citron variant whose overheating Frosty Beam chill and freeze enemies in his way.

Frozen Citron also hosts the Frozen Yogurt event, where the players must deliver yogurt to win a free yogurt.

Electro Citron

Electro Citron tells people that his mask is to conceal his secret identity, but it's really just part of an elaborate grounding system that prevents him from shocking himself every time he blinks.
~ Electro Citron's description.

Electro Citron is a Super Rare Citron variant who charges his Electro Charger to perform electrical splash damages to enemies.

Iron Citron

Iron Citron's got a cool looking suit or armor, no question. But what he won't tell you is how hot it gets inside of that thing, and how much trouble he has bending over to pick things up.
~ Iron Citron's description.

Iron Citron is a Legendary Citron variant who has the highest health and slowest speed out of all Citron variants thanks to his suit, and uses his single-shot explosive Mech Breaker. After vanquishing 5 enemies in a row, he enters Iron Mode, where he gains temporary speed, ammo, and resistance boosts.

Party Citron

Party Citron partied so hard that he ripped open the very fabric of time and was sent back to the Battle of Zomburbia. If he has any hope of getting home, he'll have to party harder than he's ever partied before.
~ Party Citron's description.

Party Citron is a Party Legendary variant who utilizes his overheating Party Orange Beam. Like many other Party variants, he can enter Party Time, where he gains temporary speed and damage boosts.

Toxic Citron

Toxic Citron wears goggles under his helmet not because he needs to protect his eyes, but because he thinks they make him look really hip.
~ Toxic Citron's description.

Toxic Citron is another Super Rare Citron variant who appeared in the Trouble in Zombopolis DLC. His primary weapon is the rapid-fire Limer Slimer, where he does overtime toxic damages to enemies.

Powers and Abilities

  • Plasma Ball: In Plants vs. Zombies 2, Citron fires a powerful plasma shot that deals with critical damages to enemies.
  • Orange Beam: Citron's primary weapon in Garden Warfare 2, as it shoots out overheating beam at his enemies.
  • Juice Cannon: Citron's primary weapon in Battle for Neighborville, as it fires three projectiles at once.
  • EMPeach: Citron can throw an EMPeach that stuns and damages enemies in a radius.
  • Hyper Ball: This ability allows Citron to travel faster in ball form.
  • Spin Dash: In ball form, Citron spins and then charges forward to his enemies in front of him.
  • Peel Shield: Citron creates a shield that protects him from incoming projectiles.
    • Mood Shield: It is a shield that changes color determinant on how much health it lasts, its higher durability exchanges for its shorter lasting effect.
  • Navel Laser: Citron shifts his primary weapon into a laser gun that fires and grows in power.

Other appearances

Plants vs. Zombies comics

Citron appeared as one of the supporting protagonists of the Garden Warfare comics series, who helps Nate Timeley and Patrice Blazing taking back Neighborville from Dr. Zomboss and his zombie army.



  • Citron and Future Cactus are bounty rivals, according to Gary Clay.
  • He wanted to be a poet, but he can't find a word that rhymes with orange.
  • It was revealed in the comics, Citron was an orange that is mutated with cologne splash.
  • His spindash is a reference to Sonic the Hedgehog's ability.


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