A tower defense-style game created by PopCap Games wherein the objective is to defend your house (and brains) from waves of zombies by planting a garden of offensive and defensive vegetation.

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What's the best strategy for Survival: Endless mode in Plants vs Zombies?

I'm trying to beat my high score in the Survival: Endless mode in Plants vs Zombies. So I'm looking for a good strategy of what (endgame) units I should be placing to make it as far as possible. Any ...
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How does Plants vs. Zombies differ from platform to platform?

Plants vs. Zombies is available for PC, iPad, and iPhone so far as I know. I'd like to help answer Plants vs. Zombies questions, but my knowledge is based on the PC version. So... What platforms are ...
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Given a choice, should I plant sunflowers or sun-shrooms?

In the early levels, a solid economic foundation of sunflowers is the key to an effective garden. In Act 2, it gets dark, and you start acquiring mushrooms. One of them is the sun-shroom, which gives ...
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Do I need to buy seed packets from Crazy Dave every time I want to use them?

Crazy Dave just opened shop and he sports two very interesting "plants": twin sunflowers and gatling peas. However, I'm afraid that the price tag of $5k is per use, rather than "buy once, use ...
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What is a good strategy for quickly earning money in Plants vs. Zombies?

I'm trying to collect all the achievements in Plants vs. Zombies on the iPhone. I need lots of money to buy all the plants so I've been trying to work out a way to basically farm some money in the ...
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When does the Yeti Zombie appear in Plants vs Zombies?

I am yet to see the Yeti Zombie in Plants vs Zombies (PC/iPhone) and I've been playing for 50hrs+. Is there a specific condition that needs to be filled for him to show, a way to trigger his arrival ...
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Strategies for “I, Zombie Endless”

What are some good strategies for the "I, Zombie Endless" modes in Plants vs. Zombies?
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Does collecting coins in Plants vs. Zombies play a song or just random notes?

Playing in my Zen garden I sometimes collect 20-30 coins, and they tend to make very melodic tunes. Do the coins play the notes of a particular song or is a random note played each time? I've tried ...
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Can a headless zombie eat your plants?

In Plants vs Zombies, often, when a zombie loses its head, it continues making munching motions. I usually freak out and bomb them with something when they get that close, but I'm curious if it ...
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When should I stop playing endless mode in Plants vs Zombies?

I don't think there's already a clone question, if there is I apologize but I didn't find it. It's kinda of a spoiler but not really a spoiler. So I'm using this strategy and I have 142 flags: ...
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In Plants vs. Zombies, can I increase the gameplay speed?

Is there any way to increase the speed of gameplay in Plants vs. Zombies? It's a great game, but it can get a bit slow.
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Does the zombie preview screen give any clues as to which lanes the zombies will appear on?

In Plants vs Zombies, at the beginning of every level you're given a preview of which zombies occur in that level while you select your plants. Is the arrangement of zombies on that screen random, or ...
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Where does Plants vs. Zombies store its savegames?

I'd like to backup my Plants vs. Zombies savegames. Where are they saved?
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Is the Zen Garden a good investment?

In Plants vs Zombies I am interested in earning enough gold to unlock all the minigames. I've currently got about 45,000 gold so I'm getting close to affording one. However the plants in my zen garden ...
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Is there a way to re-read previous Tree of Wisdom tips in-game?

Within the game, is there a way to re-read old tips given by the Tree of Wisdom?
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How to win as plants in Vs. mode (Quick Play)?

The Xbox Live Arcade, Playstation Network, and DS versions of Plants vs. Zombies have a Vs. mode where each player plays either Plants or Zombies. I'm having a lot of problems when taking the role of ...
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What's bacon good for?

Crazy Dave has bacon for sale. Its description is "Mmmmmmm... Delicious!". I've bought one or two slices of bacon, but I've never noticed a benefit. What's the bacon good for? (Added iOS tag ...
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What makes zombies drop coins?

Sometimes when a zombie is killed in Plants vs Zombies, it will drop a coin. I haven't noticed any particular pattern to the coin drops although if I have a good setup and I'm killing the zombies ...
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How many more “gimmicks” does adventure mode have?

I just started my second play through of adventure mode in Plants vs. Zombies, and now Crazy Dave is picking 3 (usually irrelevant) plants for me to use on each level. After I finish this ...
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How do I get more plants for my Zen Garden?

I have recently unlocked the Zen Garden, but there are only 3 plants for sale in the shop and there is tons of empty room in the garden. How do I fill up the garden? Also, I have 2 grave-eating ...
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How to obtain a specific plant for the Zen Garden?

In Plants vs Zombies, are there strategies that make it more probable to have certain plants (for your Zen Garden)? How does the game decide which plant is given?
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Replaying Adventure Mode in Plants vs Zombies

I recently completed Adventure Mode in Plants vs Zombies for the iPhone. Are there any special rewards for completing it multiple times? I noticed that when I started Adventure Mode again I had to ...
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What are the differences between Normal edition and the GotY (Game of the Year) edition?

All that I can find is the Zomvatar (zombie avatar) maker. Do you know other differences? Please share.
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Using chocolate in Plants vs. Zombies

I started finding chocolate for my snail. It says that chocolate makes your snail gather coins faster in your Zen garden, but how long do the effects of chocolate last? Also, can I feed my snail ...
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How can I protect my Cob Cannons?

I can put a Pumpkin on most plants to protect them from damage. But Cob Cannons are too big for Pumpkins, and so the expensive Cob Cannons keep getting eaten by the Imps thrown by Gargauntuars. How ...
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What's a good strategy to get the Flower Power achievement?

I'm playing Plants vs. Zombies on the iPhone and one of the achievements is "Flower Power: Keep 10 Twin Sunflowers Alive in a Single Level". I've tried on many different levels - standard, water, fog, ...
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What is the effective range of Magnet Shrooms?

How close must a Zombie be to lose its items to the Magnet Shroom? Is there any difference if the Digger Zombie is underground vs. above ground?
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How can I beat the Bobsled Bonanza Mini Game?

I just purchased a new mini-game pack in Plants vs. Zombies on my iPhone. One level is Bobsled Bonanza, which puts you against a ton of Zombonis and Zombie Bobsled Teams. To kill these zombies you ...
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Can the direction of wall nut bounce be controlled?

In level 1-5 you are tasked to bowl with Wall Nuts, to take out zombies. I see that the wall nuts bounce, but they seem to bounce randomly. It seems like it is important to get multiple hits with ...
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How can I make Plants vs. Zombies not pause whenever I switch windows?

There are many times that I did all the thing that I had needed to do and for the rest of game I just need to wait and watch the game will it ends. Isn't there any way to I could switch to another ...
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What are these silvery pumpkins?

When reading this question, I noticed something on the screenshot of the accepted answer that I never saw in my own game despite collecting 100% plants: silver-colored pumpkins. What are they and ...
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What is the effective range of Umbrella Leafs?

What is the effective range of Umbrella Leaf plants? Do they protect plants diagonally adjacent to them? If next to a Cob Cannon (2 lawn squares wide), will the Umbrella Leaf protect both "halves" ...
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How to predict when Jack-in-the-Box zombies are about to explode in endless survival?

These zombies are pretty easy to kill, only it seems that sometimes they explode prematurely and take down a whole bunch of plants. So what are the signs that they are about to explode and what ...
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Plants vs. Zombies and Plants vs. Zombies GotY installed together

I have the original Plants vs. Zombies and the new Plants vs. Zombies Game of the Year edition. These are not Steam editions, but are just straight up boxed copies. My kids want to play the new ...
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Can I start with Plants vs. Zombies Game of the Year edition?

I've never played any Plants vs. Zombies games. The PopCap site says this on their: Plants vs. Zombies page: Get ready to soil your plants! Again! PopCap's fun-dead game of the year is updated and ...
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Where's my Zen Garden?

I finished a whole first adventure of Plants vs Zombies, but NO ZEN GARDEN. I have Quickplay, some awards, a key to Crazy Dave's shop, but no Zen Garden. Is it because you have to have a certain ...
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What is the maximum number of seed slots you can get in Plants vs. Zombies?

I bought the 9th seed slot from Crazy Dave's shop, and now it says sold out. Is that it, or can I unlock a 10th seed slot from somewhere?
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How can I get more chocolate?

I want to maximize Stinky's ability to collect coins while I'm not using Plants Vs. Zombies, and that means giving him regular feedings of chocolate. How can I maximize my chocolate harvest while ...
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How to get the “Better Off Dead” achievement in Plants vs. Zombies

The "Better Off Dead" achievement can be completed if you get a streak of 10 in "I, Zombie Endless". I understand that much. This mode is really hard and I cannot get my streak near 10 games in a ...
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In Survival Mode (Endless), do the zombies on each wave vary?

Is the type and number of attacking zombies in each wave predetermined? Or does it vary depending on factors such as how many plants I've got in the ground, what strength these plants are, or how ...
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Can I get the Morticulturalist achievement if I sell plants from my Zen Garden?

I'm trying to get the Morticulturalist achievement in Plants vs Zombies: Game of the Year edition on Steam and I have filled all of the slots in both my Day and Night time Zen Garden, however, I am ...
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Customizing the flag zombie

How do you customize the flag zombie on Xbox?
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Is there a way to auto-collect suns in Plants vs. Zombies for PC?

I know that: There's a way to auto-collect coins/gold with Gold Magnet plant There a way to collect all suns with PlayStation version of PvZ by tilting. Is there a way (aside from clicking on each ...
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Requirements to turn the “Achievements” statue golden

On the PC Version there is a way to turn the "broken" Statue into a golden one: - vs - On the iPhone Version I am not able to do so. The question is: Is there a requirement that I am missing or ...
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Which level should I play to get the Nom Nom Nom achievement?

The Nom Nom Nom achievement requires stopping the zombies using only the Sunflower, Wallnut, and Chomper. I've tried playing the first level a few times with just those plants, but the zombies get ...
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How do Cattails choose their targets?

Cattails can attack any lane of zombies, not just that which they're planted in. So how do they choose which zombie to attack?
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Do I need an empty slot in my Zen garden to get new water or night-time plants?

I'm trying to fill up my night-time and water gardens in Plants vs. Zombies. My regular Zen garden is completely full, and I know that when I picked up plants from dropped presents while in game ...
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Which plants produce the most income in the Daytime Zen Garden?

I have nearly filled up my Daytime Zen Garden. I have mostly Marigolds, but I also have a Walnut and a Pea Shooter which I found during Adventure mode. To maximize the coins produced by the daytime ...
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How can I restart the adventure level from level 1?

I want to ask how can I restart the adventure level from level 1? Do I have to complete the adventure level before I can start it again? I want to leave the game in between and start it afresh. Is ...
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Feeding the “Tree of Wisdom”

Is it sensible to feed the "Tree of Wisdom" with such an expensive food? It's one time food costs $2,500 and still it grows one or two twigs only. Here's where I have reached after feeding it 8 ...