Questions tagged [plants-vs-zombies-2]

Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time is a sequel to the highly-popular Plants vs. Zombies, and was released by PopCap Games in August 2013.

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How to unlock the 4th world in Plants vs. Zombies 2

How do you unlock the 4th world in Plants vs. Zombies 2 ??? I've got all 72 stars from the previous 3 worlds, but I can't seem to enter the 4th world. I think I was given a chance to enter the 4th ...
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Are coins used for anything other than Plant Food and Power-Ups?

In Plants vs Zombies 1, you used coins to purchase new plants, upgrades and the like, whereas Plants vs Zombies 2 appears to only use real money in its store. Instead, as far as I can tell by going ...
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What is the effect of plant food on all types of plants?

A new feature in the new plants vs zombies game is plant food that you can feed to your plants for a (temporary?) power boost. For example, feeding your sunflowers makes them produce like 5 suns on a ...
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Will I be able to get all the plants without spending money?

When picking plants for a level, I notice there are plants like the Snowpea that I could use, if I spend a little real world money. Will I eventually be able to use all of the plants in the game by ...
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How do I block a zombie tornado?

During major waves, zombie tornado often sweep in and seemingly can bypass walnuts. How do I defend against them?
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What are the possible drops for defeating Yeti Zombie?

A Yeti Zombie spawned in Ancient Egypt for me just now, and the game says I should try to defeat it in order to obtain fabulous treasure. I killed it in the game and got a lunch box, containing just ...
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Plants vs. Zombies 2 Piñata Party mini-game location?

An update released today includes a piñata party mini-game. Where is it in the game? I can't find it.
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What's the quickest (free) way to get keys in Ancient Egypt?

I've played around in Ancient Egypt for a while and I've noticed all these extra paths hidden behind key gates. Unfortunately, I don't have enough keys to open all the gates. Without purchasing ...
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Can keys drop from zombies?

There are doors that require many keys to open. Is it possible to get keys as drops or do you have to purchase them?
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What causes a treasure Yeti to run away?

I was on a level against a treasure Yeti. I don't remember having this problem previously but it could simply be due to the plants I was using. In this case, I was using the short range snapdragon ...
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How am I supposed to beat Egypt without being able to plant the green plants?

I'm playing tutorial mode but after I get teleported to Egypt, I lose the ability to plant the Peashooters. I don't want to buy any power-ups or special items to beat these levels. I've reinstalled ...
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What can additional keys do after I unlocked all gates?

I've got enough keys to unlock every single gate I see in Ancient Egypt, yet new keys still get dropped when I play in Egypt. I notice the keys are different in Pirate Seas. I wonder what my extra ...
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What is the difference between blue and striped blue-and-white defeated levels?

I've completed many levels in Plants vs. Zombies 2. After completion, some levels are solid blue, while others are striped blue and white. What does this striping of levels indicate? I have used ...
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Do single use plants count as losing a plant?

One of the conditions for a star on a level is to lose no more than 1 plant. Do single use plants like the iceberg lettuce count as losing a plant?
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Efficiency of Single vs Double Sunflowers at the start of the level

In Plants vs. Zombies 2, the single sunflower costs 50 sun, while the double sunflower costs 125. With 1x initial sun upgrade which gives 75 sun when a level begins (obtainable in one of the side ...
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How can I save my PlantsvsZombies 2 progress?

I may need to reset my Android phone or replace it. How can I save/backup my PlantsvsZombies 2 progress so I can reuse it on the new install? Phone is NOT rooted and won't be. But if the answer ...
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I've completed all levels but Achievements say I have not

I've tried just replaying the final battles again but I'm not getting credit for the achievement. Is there anything I can do?
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Missing Plant on PvZ2?

I already unlocked the corn plant but when I re-logged in on my account, it was like this. I tried finishing Level 1 again but it's not working. It's also missing in the Almanac. I don't know what ...
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Can I avoid spending sun and not spend (in game) money?

In order to get a star in some levels of Plants vs. Zombies 2, you are required to not spend any sun for rather lengthy periods of time (90 seconds, and even 120 seconds). The only plant I currently ...
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Is there a way to transfer game progress from an iOS device to Android

I changed from an iPhone to an Android device, is there a way to transfer my progress in Plants vs. Zombies 2 from my old phone to the new one?
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How do I bait the parrot?

The parrot zombie is rather annoying on some levels as it seems to randomly select plants to pick, often times my twin sunflowers in the back row. How does it choose which plant to go after? Is ...
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Is it possible to always smash the big prize Piñata in Plants vs Zombies 2

When you finish a daily Piñata Party you are presented with a screen of Piñata's to smash. There are four rows of four. After you smash your allocated three Piñata's then if you haven't revealed the ...
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Is there an 'Endless mode' in Plants vs Zombies 2?

I am unable to find the endless mode in PVZ 2. Did they remove it in favor of the turn based challenge mode, or can it be unlocked somehow?
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Skipping the Treasure Yeti if he shows up in an undesired world?

I don't have much use for coins in PvZ 2 but am still hungrily collecting keys in the Wild West world. When the Treasure Yeti shows up in the Wild West I'm happy to battle him in the hopes that his ...
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Peashooter vs Bloomerang Plant Food

Recently I started playing Plants vs. Zombies 2 and now I'm sometimes doubting if I should use Plant Food on Peashooters or Bloomerangs. When applied to a Peashooter, it will force it to shoot like ...
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At what rate does the sun generate in PvZ2?

This Q&A contained 2 contradictory statements: Efficiency of Single vs Double Sunflowers at the start of the level Sun generated from the "sky" is generated faster than sunflowers-produced sun ...
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Is Plants vs Zombies 2 supported on the Nexus 7? [closed]

I bought a Nexus 7 with LTE unlocked from the US Google Play store and I later added a T-Mobile data only sim card to the device. When I checked for PvZ2 on the play store it was not there. When I ...
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How do I defeat 75 zombies within 25 seconds?

In the Wild West area, for the first star on day 6, you have to defeat 75 zombies within 25 seconds. However, there aren't 75 zombies in the last 25 seconds. What should I do?
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How do I unlock level 25 of Far Future?

I've been playing Plants vs. Zombies 2, and have made it to the end of Far Future. I've beaten all 75 prior levels of Ancient Egypt, Pirate Seas, and Wild West, and the 24 levels leading up to the ...
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How do I fight Dr. Zomboss in the Pirate and Wild West levels?

I finished the game before the game changing updates, when the first update, which introduced the Gargantuars, was released I was able to play all the 3 gargantuar levels right away. After the latest ...
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How frequently do the zombies drop keys?

Someone mentioned in this Q&A that you can get keys when zombies randomly drop them on any level. Is there an estimate of just how frequently this happens? (e.g. what's the probability) Is the ...
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What is the quickest way to kill Camel Zombies?

Throughout the Egypt location, there are often zombies that come in sets of 3: Assuming no other zombies are a concern and no plant food is used, what plant or plant combination will defeat them the ...
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Can I retry a level after the Treasure Yeti has retreated to bring him back?

When playing a level containing a Treasure Yeti, retrying before the yeti appears does not forfeit your chance to kill the yeti (he still appears in the list of attacking zombies at the outset). ...
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How do you stop the Zombot Aerostatic Gondola from activating the fire traps?

The most annoying thing about fighting Dr. Zomboss at the end of the Lost City level is that he occasionally drops sandbags on the fire traps, wiping out a whole lane of plants (except for extremely ...
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When do keys drop in plants vs zombies 2?

I am in the pirate bay and I have used keys to unlock some lanes. Now I have only one lane left, which requires 5 keys, and I have only 3 keys. I am not sure if the key drops are in specific levels or ...
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How does the thunderstorm from Plant-fed Lightning Reeds choose targets?

What are the rules/algorithm by which the thunderstorm generated by feeding Plant Food Upgrade to The Lightning Reeds targets its victims? Random? Closest? Leftmost?
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PvZ 2: Charge-up Time at the Beginning of Game

I have been playing Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time for quite a long time now, and I've been watching videos on it even longer. In the videos, I've noticed that at the beginning of the game, the ...
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Plants v Zombies 2 no access to Wild West and Pirate Seas

Plants v Zombies 2. I've played all 24 levels of Ancient Egypt and defeated Dr Zomboss but there is no access to Pirate seas or Wild West. I tried updating the game and resetting my IPhone but no joy. ...
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Is it possible to feed a chili bean to a rampaging bull?

The rampaging bull is rather annoying as it charges forward quite a ways before flinging the midget zombie into my back row. Is it possible to feed a chili bean to it so it will pass gas and ...
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How to get Plant vs. Zombies 2 world keys?

I have the latest version of PvZ 2 and have finished the first world but how do I get to the next without a key (for free)? I tried playing over and over again some of the stages and kill "...
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Is there a yeti/pinata party appearance difference between the ipad and iPhone

I started on an iphone and they rolled in every 24 hours. On the ipad I've seen them only once and never again in days. A friend is having the same problem on an android tablet. Different ...
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Can we get double upgrade in plants vs zombies 2?

One from in game coins and one for real purchase? For example, if plant slots are bought and then we unlock the key, do we have 2 extra plant slots?
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Cabbage Pult Missing from Almanac and My Plants in PVZ2

There is no Cabbage Pult in the Almanac in PVZ2. I get it on levels where it's provided automatically when the system chooses plants for me, and I've gained a lot of seed packets for it, but it's not ...
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Plants vs Zombies 2 level 20 not giving prize

My son finished level 20 but it won't give him the prize "the cake slice". And it won't let him go on to level 21. He plays on ios.
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Google play Plants vs Zombies 2 android achievements I already completed

Several of the Plants vs Zombies 2 android achievements I already completed, e.g. complete Ancient Egypt, before the achievements in google play were introduced. Not only don't I have credit for those ...
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Pinata Parties won't work

It's been awhile since pinata parties have stopped showing up. I have IOS 7.1 (jail'd) and Im always online on my WiFi. I receive notifications for pinata parties but when I start pvz2 its not there. ...
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How do I report a bug in Plants vs Zombies 2, and is there a reward?

I have found a bug in Plants vs Zombies 2. Do I need to report it to them?
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What do Lightning Reeds, Grave Busters, and Coconut Cannons do?

What powers do lightning reed, grave buster, and coconut cannon have?
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PvZ2 Endless Zone Glitch

In plants vs zombies 2, sometimes after I beat a level in endless zone, it takes me straight to the next round without letting me pick a new plant. If I try to retire, it takes me back to endless zone ...
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What is a good defense against the Octozombie?

The Octozombie is annoying and often prevents me from passing levels. What are some good defenses or strategies against the Octozombie?