A piñata is a type of item available in Plants vs. Zombies 2, found in Piñata Parties. They appear after the Party level is completed, and three of them can be "smashed" (tapped on) to reveal Power Ups, costumes, gems, sprouts, or coins.
- 1.5: Piñatas are introduced.
- 1.7: Keys are no longer prizes.
- 2.2: Señor Piñata is now whacked every five consecutive parties instead of three.
- 2.5: Señor Piñata can be whacked even if a party is skipped.
- 2.9: Señor Piñata cannot be whacked if a party is skipped.
This item appears after the player completes five consecutive Piñata Parties. It requires three taps to open, and it always contains a costume (unless all costumes have already been unlocked, in which case it will contain 3,500 coins).
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Piñata.
- The costume or big money prize can only be found inside the last piñata. The game places it inside a random piñata after the player whacks open two piñatas.
- The piñatas and Señor Piñata change during most seasonal events, with the exception of Food Fight, Luck O' The Zombie, and any zombie-specific event.
- During Feastivus, they were replaced with presents and a giant present which requires only one tap. It still tells the player to tap three times however.
- During the Springening event, they were replaced with Easter eggs and Señor Piñata wearing bunny ears.
- During the Birthdayz Party, they were replaced with birthday presents and Señor Piñata wearing a birthday hat.
- During Lawn of Doom, the piñatas and Señor Piñata were replaced with their variant of this event.
- During Valenbrainz, they were replaced with heart-shaped boxes of chocolate and a giant heart piñata.
- During the Progressive Party, they were replaced with theirs and a giant "P" in the logo in the piñata.
- During Summer Nights, they were replaced with fire rockets and a box filled with fire rockets. They appeared oversized on iPhone, iPod, and Android versions, but not the iPad version.