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Modern Day - Day 40 is the fortieth level of Modern Day in Plants vs. Zombies 2. When this level is finished for the first time, the player receives a money bag.


The level is comprised of mainly Explorer and Torchlight Zombies, Ancient Egypt Portals, Excavator Zombies, and Newspaper Zombies. Heavy artillery should be used to defeat massive hordes in this level. Ice plants are also a good option, since they can make Explorer and Torchlight Zombie less of a threat. As shown on the dialogue and like Ancient Egypt - Day 31 onwards, there are no lawn mowers to save lanes, so make sure to not let a single zombie pass through defenses. The player can make a Gargantuar smash Explode-o-nut to deal massive damage to surrounding zombies.


(Crazy Dave and Penny appear)
Crazy Dave: Our lawnmowers are non-mowers!
Penny: Indeed, User Dave. Perhaps this is a consequence of Dr. Zomboss' Project Paradox.
Penny: We likely will not be able to rely on them going forward.
Crazy Dave: But I need them for squirbo hunting!
(Crazy Dave and Penny leave)


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 Conehead Zombie2 None
2 Basic Zombie2 Basic Zombie2 Explorer Zombie23 None
3 Excavator Zombie22 Excavator Zombie24 None 100% Plant Food
4 Newspaper Zombie2 None PortalAE* spawns at C6R2 and C6R4
5 Basic Zombie2 Basic Zombie2 Rally Zombie2 Mummified Gargantuar24 None First flag
6 Explorer Zombie22 Explorer Zombie24 Explorer Zombie25 Torchlight Zombie21 None
7 Basic Zombie22 Basic Zombie24 Sunday Edition Zombie2 None 100% Plant Food
8 Excavator Zombie21 Excavator Zombie23 Excavator Zombie25 None
9 Basic Zombie2 Basic Zombie2 Explorer Zombie21 Explorer Zombie22 Explorer Zombie24 Explorer Zombie25 Torchlight Zombie23 None 100% Plant Food; PortalAE* spawns at C6R1 and C6R5; PortalAE spawns at C5R3
10 Basic Zombie2 Basic Zombie2 Conehead Zombie2 Conehead Zombie2 Buckethead Zombie2 Rally Zombie2 Mummified Gargantuar22 Sunday Edition Zombie24 None Second flag; 100%/7 Plant Food
11 Conehead Zombie2 Conehead Zombie2 Excavator Zombie22 Sunday Edition Zombie2 None
12 Buckethead Zombie2 Buckethead Zombie2 Buckethead Zombie2 Buckethead Zombie2, Brickhead Zombie2 None PortalAE spawns at C5R2
13 Conehead Zombie23 Buckethead Zombie2, Brickhead Zombie2, Excavator Zombie23 Newspaper Zombie2 None 100% Plant Food
14 Buckethead Zombie22 Buckethead Zombie2 Buckethead Zombie2 Explorer Zombie21 Explorer Zombie23 Torchlight Zombie25 Excavator Zombie24 None PortalAE* spawns at C5R2
15 Buckethead Zombie2, Brickhead Zombie2, Rally Zombie2 Mummified Gargantuar21 Mummified Gargantuar25 Sunday Edition Zombie2 None Final flag; PortalAE spawns at C4R4

* Always summons three Explorer Zombie2



  • Crazy Dave saying he needs Lawn Mowers to hunt squirbos is a reference to Whack a Zombie in the first game.
    • However, there he says he uses shovels to hunt them.
      • It is possible that he uses both, just never mentioned it before.


Modern Day Day 40

Modern Day Day 40

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