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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 plants.

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In Plants vs. Zombies 1, is it possible to beat Zombotany 2 while only using one column of plants?

So recently, I have been trying to beat the PvZ minigames (and some of the levels in the 2nd adventure) while only using one column of plants. I have been struggling with Zombotany 2 (which I have ...
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Do particular zombies have any impact on the chance to drop items/coins?

I have asked about the chances of an item being dropped in PvZ1 before, but i was wondering, do certain types of zombies have an effect on this? I was watching a speedrun of the game, and when they ...
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What's bacon good for?

In Plants vs. Zombies, 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 ...
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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, ...
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Are there any special rewards for completing Adventure Mode multiple times?

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 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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How do I read PVZ Endless Mode Sequences?

A lot of PvZ endless strategies have a description in the form of a sequence to make it easier to understand. A sequence might be C2: I-N | I-AA' or something like that. I've got the basic ...
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PvZ Zen garden snail money making exploit on iPhone

This page on IGN about Plants vs Zombies iPad Cheats says: Go to your Zen Garden when most or all plants need watering. Once they are all watered and gleaming, give Stinky chocolate and then leave ...
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Is it better to use Gatling Peas or Fume Shrooms for Endless Survival?

I'm playing Endless Survival in Plants vs Zombies on my phone, and here is my current setup: I originally had a Gatling Pea on the top and bottom lanes, but then I realized that while it has a bigger ...
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How do you protect your cob cannons in Survival Endless?

So I've been playing survival endless for awhile and it just doesn't seem possible to get past wave 10. The gargantuars and giga-gargantuars are just too much for my defenses to handle. I know most ...
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Is the cob cannon worth it? [closed]

The cob cannon is a plant that can launch corn bombs onto anywhere on the screen (one corn bomb is equivalent to one cherry bomb). However, the cob cannon can easily be destroyed, due to its large ...
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Is there a Plants Vs Zombies PC version with local co-op?

My girlfriend is a big Plants Vs Zombies fan since she played it in co-op mode with her roommate on PS3. It would be great to play this together, but I only own a PC. Is there any PC version of this ...
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Get my saved progress back in Plants Vs Zombies 1

I used to play this game a long time ago and it seems the progress is only saved on my old iPhone. How can I get it back?
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NAME OF ZOMBIE WEBSITE GAME [closed]

I am trying to identify the name of this "website" game I guess you can call it that a few buddies and myself used to play back in Junior high. Its probably not even active or online anymore ...
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PVZ1 GOTY does not start (Compatibility Issues)

I've been trying to play PVZ1's GOTY (Game of the Year) version, but I'm currently unable to do so. After opening the .exe file, the game opens, fullscreens for a few seconds and then doesn't display, ...
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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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How do I modify game1_10.dat to change the seed packages that appear in the top bar?

I wanted to make a Python program that modifies which seed packets appear on the top bar in "Roof Survival (hard)". The file where the level is saved is called "game1_10.dat". I ...
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How do I play the full version of Plants vs Zombies under Chrome OS on a Chromebox?

I have a Samsung Chromebox running Google Chrome OS. I've been playing the trial version of Plants vs Zombies online at http://chrome.plantsvszombies.com/, and loving it. I've tried to purchase a ...
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Is the Winter Melon worth its price? [closed]

Due to having a question about melon pult that has a comment mentioning that the melon pult has a frosty upgrade, I soon figured out the upgrade it the winter melon. The winter melon costs 500 sun and ...
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Is Plants VS. Zombies dead?

I've been getting some nostalgia about the game Plants VS. Zombies. I tried to see if PopCap (or EA, idk which) have abandoned it, but it gives me different answers such as PvZGW, PvZGW2, PvZ2, PvZ3, ...
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How do you complete zombie nimble zombie quick?

I've recently unlocked all the minigames in plants vs zombies 1, but I can't seem to complete zombie nimble zombie quick. The dolphin riders are way too fast! Even if I stop them with tall nuts, then ...
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How can I run Plant vs Zombies in a resizable window mode?

I would like to play Plant vs Zombies in window mode but the result is a window too small for my actual resolution (1920x1200). Is it possible, using some external program and without changing my ...
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Plants Vs Zombies Progress disappearing (Android)

I used to have plants vs Zombies on my Old Phone, when babysitting I let my cousin play it seeing she loves the mini games. But when I got a new phone the progress I made got wiped when I transferred ...
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How do you complete columns like you see em?

So I just bought the columns like you see em, but I cannot complete it. The tall nuts get blown up and crushed, same with the magnet shrooms and you only get one column of each one of them, so then ...
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How do you complete last stand: roof?

I have just bought the last stand game pack and I'm having trouble with last stand roof. It just happens that I run out of sun due to flower pots and one of my lanes doesn't have enough plants and ...
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Is Tall-Nut worth its price?

Tall nut is one of my most used plants due to its high durability and the ability to block jumping/vaulting zombies. However, 2 wall nuts can do the same thing as 1 tall nut can and save you 25 suns, ...
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What is the highest DPS plant?

I was wondering lately what plant had the highest DPS. I was thinking about this because I might make a mod for it, and I want to know which plants might need a slight nerf. But of course, for some ...
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When do you get Cattail?

I've been playing adventure to the pool do I get Cattail in roof or fog?
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What is a streak of ten?

The Plants vs. Zombies achievement Better Off Dead requires that you Get to a streak of 10 in I, Zombie Endless. What does that mean? I've searched & searched and can find nothing specific. I ...
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Is fume shroom worth its price?

Before I posted this question, I posted a question about gloom shroom so now I am wondering about the fume shroom. The fume shroom costs 75 sun but short range. The scaredy shroom costs 25 sun only ...
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I finished Plants Vs Zombies but I didn't get the trophy or unlock Survival?

I want to play Survival but it didn't unlock when I killed Dr. Zomboss. Do I need to do adventure mode again or something else? I've tried to do it on another account but that didn't work either.
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Survival mode not appearing?

I have completed adventure but I don't have survival mode yet. Is this a glitch? Do I have to complete adventure 2? Or does the version not have survival? I am playing the Ipad version.
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Is the Melon-Pult worth its price?

I just got the Melon-pult which costs 300 sun. However since pults fire at a 1/2 rate, it has the same effect as a reapeater ( reapeater has 40 dps while melon pult has 80 dps but fires half as fast )...
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Is doom shroom worth its price?

I happen to be wondering if doom shroom is worth its sun cost. It is a (fairly) cheap plant for its high damage and range but the crater is starting to concern me. You cannot plant in it for 3 whole ...
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What is the imitater useful for?

I have just bought the imitater from twididinkies but I don't know what to use it for. It says it lets you use 2 of the same plants in a single level but I don't know why I will want to use 2 of the ...
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How do you get the monster masher achievement in the ipad version?

I am close to getting all the achievements in the ipad version but I am having trouble getting the monster masher achievement. No matter what I try, I just squash 1 or 2 zombies. Has anyone got this ...
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If I can only take one of them, should I take cherry bomb or doom shroom?

I am on fog, level 9 which has a lot of fog zombies. Given the choice of doom shroom or cherry bomb, which one should I take? I can't take both because then I would not have enough room for other ...
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Is the gloom shroom worth it?

I just bought the gloom shroom from twididinkies (crazy daves shop.) However while I play the fog levels I have noted its high sun cost (for the fog levels anyways) for the low range so I often have ...
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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 do you destroy Dr. Zomboss

I keep using Jalapenos and Ice shrooms to deal with the ice and fire balls but his R.V. keeps destroying my defence and the bungee zombies keep stealing my plants. Is there a recommended way to pass ...
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How do you complete zombotany 2?

I just bought a minigame pack with the minigame zombotany 2. I am trying to complete the zombotany 2 but can only get past 50% of the minigame before the zombies overwhelm me. Is there a recommended ...
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How do you defeat the yeti zombie?

I play the first plant vs zombies game and I am on the level with the yeti zombie. There is just 1 problem. It has to much health and it keeps running away. Does anyone have a tip on defeating the ...
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How do you pass night level 8 in Plants vs Zombies?

I can't pass the night level because I keep having problems with the dancer zombies spawning to much backup dancers too quickly. Does anyone know how to pass this level?
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How long does it take for magnet shroom to recharge?

I noticed that recently when a magnet shroom sucks a metal item it needs to recharge. Most of my defense is dependent on magnet shroom for defense against metallic zombies. However the magnet shrooms ...
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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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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 forever,"...
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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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How do I beat the 'Pogo Party' minigame?

I'm having a bit of trouble beating the Pogo Party Minigame in Plants Vs. Zombies. I've tried using: a Magnet-Shroom heavy strategy to slow them down, but I can never get enough nor protect all my ...
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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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Transfer game progress between tablets on Plants VS. Zombies FREE?

I got a new tablet and am trying to figure out how to transfer my progress in Plants VS Zombies FREE from my old one to my new one. There doesn't appear to be an option built in, and I can't find the ...