For other uses of Plasma Vision, see Plasma Vision (disambiguation).
Plasma vaporizes everything it touches!
~ BTD3 and BTD5 descriptions
Plasma shoots twice as fast and vaporizes everything it touches!
~ BTD4 descrpition
Plasma vaporizes almost everything it touches!
~ BTD6 description

Plasma Vision is the 2nd upgrade of Path 1 for the Super Monkey in BTD5. It makes the Super Monkey shoot plasma balls instead of lasers that can pop any type of bloon, as well as increasing the number of bloons it can pop. It costs $4250 on Easy, $5000 on Medium, $5400 on Hard, and $6000 on Impoppable.

Plasma Blasts returns as the 2nd upgrade of Path 1 for the Super Monkey in BTD6. It also makes the Super Monkey shoot plasma balls instead of lasers, but neither of them can pop Purple Bloons without special upgrades. Plasma Blasts shoot at double attack speed and have 3 pierce (+1 more pierce than Laser Blasts). Just like in previous versions, Plasma Blasts allows the Super Monkey to pop Lead. It costs $3825 on Easy, $4500 on Medium, $4860 on Hard, and $5400 on Impoppable.



Version HistoryEdit


Nerf Plasma Blasts pierce increase reduced (+2 -> +1)

Buff Plasma Blasts price reduced ($5000 -> $4500)



  • In Mobile versions, it is not as good against MOAB-class bloons compared to Laser Vision unless Robo Monkey is bought, since it shoots slower and doesn't deal that +1 damage to MOAB-class bloons.
  • Plasma Vision is a very useful upgrade in the Flash version because it shoots even faster than Laser Vision and can pop more bloons per projectile.


  • Always buy this upgrade whenever possible, because the +100% attack speed bonus for an already fast-attacking Super Monkey is incredibly useful for pretty much any upgrade, including further upgrades after Plasma Vision, such as Sun Avatar.





  • A Super Monkey with Plasma Vision is better at taking down non M.O.A.B. Class Bloons than a Robo Monkey with no Path 1 upgrades.
  • A Robo Monkey with Plasma Vision can fire 2 Plasma streams, with a higher popping power of 5 for each arm compared to the 3 of this tower. (7 in BTD6)
  • In BTD3, this upgrade doesn't change how the Super Monkey looks. In BTD4 and later versions however, it'll give the Super Monkey a purple cape and goggles, possibly to prevent copyright problems.
  • In Co-op Mode in BTD5, Plasma Vision used to be nerfed and it shoots slower, but pops twice as much bloons; this was mostly based on computer performance.
  • On BTD Battles, this tower (and by extention the Robo Monkey) is affected by lag, and can in some cases shoot at half speed. While on BTD5 (and Deluxe), it is a solid beam of plasma.
  • On Bloons TD 5 Mobile, and Bloons TD Battles Mobile, this tower shoots slower than double the speed of lasers. This is noticable when comparing its firing speed to the Robo Monkey, the gap between each projectile is larger.
  • In Bloons Monkey City, the artwork shows the "B" from the chest in a mirror-like view.
  • In BTD3 and BTD4, Plasma Vision cost the same as the Super Monkey without upgrades.
  • With the introduction of the Purple Bloon in Bloons TD 6, the Plasma Vision info was changed from "Plasma vaporizes everything it touches" to "Plasma vaporizes almost everything it touches."
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