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Modern Day - Day 1 is the first level of Modern Day in Plants vs. Zombies 2. Portals make their first appearance in this level. When this level is finished for the first time, the player unlocks Moonflower.


The level itself is not too difficult, only consisting of the three zombie variants plus the Flag Zombies, and very few of them too. However, what makes this level escalate in that are the summoned zombies by one of the gimmicks of this world, portals. The zombies spawned appear in specific spots, which are generally in the player's defenses. The player should be aware of what portals spawn, where they spawn, and finally what zombies come out of it. Zombies like Mecha-Football Zombie, Robo-Cone Zombie, Pharaoh Zombie, Barrel Roller Zombie, and Shield Zombie can be devastating to the player.


The small number next to the zombie icon means that zombie will always appear in that lane, with 1 being the topmost lane and 5 being the bottommost one.
Waves Non-dynamic zombies Ambush zombies Note(s)
1 Basic Zombie2 None
2 Basic Zombie2 Basic Zombie2 None
3 Basic Zombie2 Conehead Zombie2 None 100% Plant Food
4 Conehead Zombie22 Conehead Zombie25 None
5 Conehead Zombie21 Conehead Zombie22 Conehead Zombie24 Conehead Zombie25 Flag ZombiePVZ2 None First flag; PortalAE spawns at 4th column, 3rd row
6 Conehead Zombie21 Conehead Zombie23 Conehead Zombie25 None
7 Basic Zombie22 Conehead Zombie21 Buckethead Zombie24 None
8 Basic Zombie23 Basic Zombie23 Conehead Zombie23 Buckethead Zombie23 None PortalPS spawns at 6th column, 2nd row
9 Conehead Zombie22 Conehead Zombie2 Buckethead Zombie21 Buckethead Zombie25 None 100% Plant Food
10 Basic Zombie22 Basic Zombie23 Basic Zombie24 Conehead Zombie21 Conehead Zombie25 Buckethead Zombie22 Buckethead Zombie23 Buckethead Zombie24 Flag ZombiePVZ2 None Final flag; PortalFF spawns at 5th column, 1st row


Strategy 1 (Contains premium content)

Recommended plants: Primal Sunflower2 E.M.Peach2 Stallia2 Stunion2 Primal Wall-nut2 Cactus2 Intensive Carrot2

  • Plant some Primal Sunflowers on the back rows. When the first zombie comes, stall or stun it.
  • Start building some offense once you have enough Primal Sunflowers. Fill in three columns with Cacti.
  • When the Ancient Egypt portal comes, stall zombies coming out with Stallia or Stunion and Primal Wall-nut. This will prevent the Pharaoh Zombie from eating your plants easily.
  • Plant a Cacti next to the Pirate Seas portal to stop Barrel Roller Zombies from crushing your plants. Re-plant if needed.
  • Use the E.M.Peach after all robots come out of the Far Future portal. If needed, stall or stun the robots.
  • Give Plant Food to Cacti if a row is in danger. Use the Intensive Carrot if you cannot re-plant an eaten plant quickly.

Strategy 2 (Contains premium content)

Created by Coollittlepeashooter

Awesome Strategy of Nostalgic Awesomeness

Recommended plants: Peashooter2 Sunflower2 Cherry Bomb2 Potato Mine2 Wall-nut2 Snow Pea2 Chomper2 Repeater2

  • Start placing Sunflowers, have at least two columns of them.
  • Potato Mine the first Zombie.
  • Now that you got sun, plant Repeaters, Peashooters and Snow Peas.
  • When the first portal comes, plant Chomper and dig it up to eat the zombies that come out.
  • When the Pirate Seas portal comes out, plant a Potato Mine to destroy the Barrel Roller.
  • Collect as much sun, use the Plant Food on Chomper when the Far Future portal comes out, but do it when all three mechs come out, so it can push them, place a Cherry Bomb next to the mechs.
  • Done.



  • This level and Jurassic Marsh - Day 1 are the only 'Day 1' levels that have two flags.
  • It is currently the only regular level where Dr. Zomboss speaks, similarly, this is the first time he speaks during the first day of the world.


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