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The following is a list of all the found glitches in Plants vs. Zombies 2. Feel free to add one if you discover one that is not written here.

Projectiles Splash Glitch

In version 5.4.1, sometimes, the projectile's splash doesn't disappear after they hits a zombies such as peas in this case, instead, it will stay here. This has been tested in Heroes Pinata Party.

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Plants vs. Zombies 2 - Too much Glitch here!

Cabbage-pult Projectile Glitch

In version 5.6.1, a graphical glitch involving the cabbages thrown by Cabbage-pult look bigger, looking similar to the big cabbages it lobs out in its Plant Food effect. The cabbages, however, still deal normal damage.

Pirate Seas Day 22 Glitch

Sometime, when you complete the level, the Imp Cannons will stay there and not being destroyed. It is currently unknown how to get that glitch.

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Coin Buying Music Interference Glitch

Strangely, as of version 5.5, clicking on the coin buying menu during a level will stop the level's music completely. The only way to fix this is buy clicking the coin buying menu again, though this doesn't always work. Alternatively, exiting the level works.

Winter Melon Glitch

In version 5.5, the projectiles from Winter Melons do not rotate when being hurled at zombies.

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Winter Melon Glitch

Swashbuckler Glitch

Very rarely, if a Swashbuckler Zombie is about to land on your lawn and you use a Blover, when he lands he can still be blown into the water. This has only been tested on the Endless Zone.

No Peas For You

If you complete the level before Egypt with no Sunflowers, you will then have no peashooter when you arrive at Egypt. This is not reversible and there have been no glitches that have been found from effects of this glitch.

Pirate Seas Glitch

After the Lawn of Doom Event Update, all of the planks in the Pirate Seas disappeared and was replaced by a double x. Zombies can still walk to the invisible planks while you can still plant some plants (Cherry Bomb, Spikeweed, etc.).

PvP Plants Glitch  (China only)

If you put a Pendant pot on a Level 4 plant, the pot will appear on every one of those plants in every base in PvP Mode, which very likely isn't the case that the other player has the pot on that same plant.

Gunpowder Devil Puzzle Piece Rewards Glitch  (China only)

First, go to the Daily Challenges and select the Gunpowder Devil. Select any plant, but DON'T go into the fight. Now, go to the Boss Rush Event and start playing. The first two bosses should drop the puzzle piece of the plant that you chose earlier. It seems that the Lightning bosses in the Boss Rush Event will grant actual pieces, and other bosses it won't work on. However, if you play the Gunpowder Devil fight first, then do the Boss Rush event, the puzzle pieces are only graphical (from what's been tested/speculated).

Bombegranate in Zen Garden Glitch

It is unknown what causes this to occur. It is possible for Bombegranate to be placed in the Zen Garden. It does not have a watering animation and if you try to boost it, the dialogue box asking if you want to boost it will appear blank. If you use her in a level, it won't count as using the "boost" and Bombegranate will remain in the Zen Garden. This is most likely an oversight.

Bombegranate in Zen Garden

Lost City - Day 15 Music Glitch

Strangely, once the music gets to the end before it loops in this level, the music will not loop, and there will be no music. This doesn't appear to happen in other Lost City levels.

In-Air Gargantuar glitch

If you plant a boosted Stunion right before Hair Metal Gargantuar being killed by shockwave, Hair Metal Gargantuar will become stun while it is being pushed.

Necromancy Glitch  (China only)

When playing a level in Dark Ages, whenever a Necromancy event happens, the ambush message appears unfinished. Strangely, Raiding Party and Bot Swarm work.

Un-completed Level Glitch

Sometimes, when you finish a level (killed all zombies in the last wave), the game simply does not give you a reward, and the stage isn't completed. You still receive sun, and you can still plant, but no zombies come since the stage ended. The only possible solution is to restart the level. This glitch has also been found in endless mode, and has no current solution, as there is no way to restart in endless.

This was discovered in Modern Day, Day 2. (Bluestacks, version: 5.1.1)
Epic Glitch

The stage Un-completed

Frozen Jalapeno (China only)

In version 1.8.0, play Frostbite Caves - Day 21, and if you plant a Jalapeno near the zombies, the Jalapeno will be frozen.

Battery Kills Your Data

If your battery dies while the game is open and playing, sometimes all your data will be erased and you will have to start over. Also, if you check your save file (pp.dat), it will have 0 bytes and it will be empty.

Modern Day Random Number Generator Broken

The RNG (random number generator) for the Zombot that Dr. Zomboss would use in Modern Day does not work on the 5.0 update, meaning that the Sphinx-inator is always spawned in Day 32, Tomorrow-tron in Day 33, and Tuskmaster in Day 34. This only happens once the update is installed; if the game is rebooted, the RNG will work.

Modern Day Music Glitch

Sometimes, in Modern Day, the music will loop at the wrong time, and the same theme will be playing twice at different intervals.

iOS Crash Glitch

If the player turns the screen around before the EA logo pops up, the game will always result in a crash. It is unknown what causes this. Android has not been tested.

Shoveling Plants in Conveyor Belt Levels Glitch  (China only)

This was discovered in the Children's Day Event in the Chinese version.

When the player digs up a plant in a conveyor belt level (tested in Special Delivery), the player will receive sun, although no sun is given in these types of levels. The sun goes to where it normally flies to, but ultimately does nothing.

Not Recharged Yet

If you rapidly tap a sun-producing plant in the beginning of the stage other than Sunflower, the game will say its usual message of plants needing recharge time, even though those plants are instantly available. This is most probably caused by plants actually starting their recharge timer before the level even begins. It would also explain the Jump-start Recharge glitch.

Lose Dandelion and Gold Bloom When It is Purchased

Note: This is likely fixed

On update 4.6, you can lose Dandelion, and you have to pay 109 gems to get it back. Sometimes, you can get away from this glitch by turning the device's Wi-Fi off, then turn it back on, though it does not work all the time. If it doesn't work, kill and relaunch the game when online.

You can also lose Gold Bloom if you unlocked it, but if this occurs, you cannot get it back without hacking.

Two-in-One Glitch

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Infi-nut is sharing its tile with Cold Snapdragon

Two plants may be standing on the same exact tile at the same time if a plant is pulled by a Fisherman Zombie. This is because there is a surfboard on the tile where the plant was supposed to go, but because you cannot plant on surfboards, this happens.

iPhone GUI In-game


Apple, please explain why your GUI is spying on us?

When finishing an Epic Quest level, the iPhone GUI could appear, adding at the top the time, signal, Wi-Fi signal, battery, and additional settings. It can be helpful to know what time it is or if your battery is low, though it increases difficulty of placing plants in conveyor-belt levels or giving Plant Food as the Notification Center or Control Center is pulled down much more easily. This lasts until the game reloads.

Octopi Set Ablaze by Jack O' Lantern

When an Octo Zombie throws an octopus on a burning Jack O' Lantern, the flame remains visible in front or behind the octopus.

This has been discovered in the Piñata Party of the 17th of March, 2016.

Teleporting Barrel Imps


Oops! Wrong lanes. (animated)

When using Grimrose on Barrel Roller Zombie's barrel, it will still release two Imp Pirate Zombies as usual. However, an animation glitch happens where the Imps seem to fly off the screen, but then they teleport back to their respected lanes.

Mold Texture Glitch

Sometimes, when you enter any level that have "Don't plant in Crazy Dave's mold colonies" objective, click Home button, and click games icon again, all molds will have a black square texture.

This has been tested in Big Wave Beach and in the Modern Day part 1 update. This only happens with an Android emulator on Bluestacks.

Oh no you don't!

Note: This is tested in Modern Day - Day 25.

This requires crucial timing. If an Excavator Zombie attempts to shovel a plant and the plant is tackled by an All-Star Zombie at the same time, it will cause the game to freeze then crash.

Endurian on Ice-block

In Modern Day - Day 34 (Zombot Tuskmaster 10,000 BC battle) sometimes when the Zombot is making iceblocks with an Endurian in the way, sometimes the Endurian stays as if it were in a normal tile. It is unknown how this happens.

Level complete theme glitch

Sometimes, when you complete a Zomboss battle level, Neon Mixtape Tour's level complete theme plays, overlapping with the 'Zomboss defeated' theme.

Moonflower producing sun in Modern Day - Day 34

Go to Modern Day - Day 34 and if you get the Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur battle and you feed Plant Food on Moonflower, it will be producing sun despite it is a conveyor-belt level. However, the sun will immediately disappear.

Healing leg

This glitch was encountered in Modern Day - Day 33 when the Zombot Tomorrow-tron is fought. This glitch is a graphical one. To attempt this glitch, degrade the robot into the 3rd phase, then wait for the charge attack. You may notice the legs will be in a normal condition. The reason for this is probably because the Zombot uses the same animation no matter what phase, causing the leg to revert to the 1st phase appearance.

Loading assets: Black hole

This glitch can be obtained by following these steps:

  • Wait for a zombie to come.
  • A few moments before the zombie steps into the 8th column, plant a Grimrose on the 9th column. If you look, the black hole sprite will not appear, causing the line to extend while the zombie stays alive.
  • To kill the zombie, make the zombie walk in contact with a plant. Grimrose will now work properly.

Moonflower aura glitch

Note: This is only a visual glitch.

After reviving any Moonflower with Intensive Carrot, the shadow field disappears for a short while. It still powers up shadow plants normally.

Hallucination/Physical Newspaper Zombie

It is unknown how rare or common this is, but sometimes a Newspaper Zombie is enraged he can sometimes go through the mower without triggering it, and ignores your brains.


When a Gargantuar is smashing an Escape Root and the Escape Root is spawning an explosive plant, the Escape Root will wrap around the plant, and spawn it again until the Gargantuar is defeated.

Missing Valenbrainz Piñata


Now be rewarded with sun... you can't collect!

If you have installed the Modern Day Part 2 soft release before the Valenbrainz event has ended and you win a Piñata Party, the piñatas will be sun sprites. Clicking on the sun sprites will do nothing, so you cannot open a piñata, forcing you to kill and relaunch the game. This is because the sprites for the Valenbrainz assets (the zombies, background, and the piñatas) were deleted from the game, resulting this glitch. Sun sprites appear when the game has a nonexistent sprite that is used in the game.

Glitches associated with Blooming Heart


Sometimes Blooming Heart insta-kills a zombie. This happens more frequently than the immortality glitch.


It also sometimes makes a zombie invincible. When a zombie is invincible, Power Snow and Power Zap cannot defeat it, but Power Toss can flick the zombie. Lawn mowers can defeat invincible zombies as well, however if it happens with a frozen block, there is nothing that can break it, but since these self-destruct upon completion of level, winning is possible. It can also affect plants if the projectile is deflected by a Jester Zombie.

This can give both zombies and plants (using Jester Zombie to return projectiles, or feeding an immortal zombie with Hypno-shroom) an unfair advantage of being unable to get killed while making the other team lose.

Last Survivor Zombie

It is unknown how this happens, but sometimes a zombie will survive when any Zombot is defeated. So far the only zombies affected are the Dodo Rider Zombie (flies over lawnmower, cannot die), the Adventurer Zombie (can be killed with Boulder Tiles), and Blockhead Zombie (can be killed with lawnmower, if available).


Go to a Modern Day, or Frostbite Caves level. Make sure a Hunter Zombie is encountered. Plant a Nightshade in the Hunter Zombie's lane. When the Hunter freezes the Nightshade while the Nighshade's petal is drifting off, the petal will stay in mid-air until the Nightshade is unfrozen. This similar glitch happens to Chard Guard.

Slanted Zombie

This glitch can only occur on La Brainsa Tarpits.


A Jurassic Gargantuar that got slanted by an Anklyosaurus, a Raptor and a Stegosaur

First the Ankylosaurus hits the Jurassic Gargantuar to the plants, then a Stegosaurus snares the Jurassic Gargantuar, then a charmed raptor kicks the Jurassic Gargantuar while the Stegosaurus flings it, and then the Jurassic Gargantuar gets slanted. It could have happened with other zombies. This glitch can also happen if an Ankylosaurus hits a zombie toward a blue plasma ball from Citron's Plant Food effect.

Piano Zombie dies at the start

Go into any level where the Pianist Zombie appears, and when you're done choosing your plants, you can hear the sound effect of a Pianist Zombie dying after "Ready Set PLANT!" is said on the screen. This can also happen with conveyor-belt levels.

Hey, I paid for that!

Sometimes, premium plants don't appear on your plants selection screen after purchasing them. A weird fix is that if you defeat Zombot Tomorrow-tron, then you will receive them.

Camera Glitch

Go on Ancient Egypt - Day 18, and tap the power button on your tablet/phone. Tap it again, and the screen will not scroll to the zombies.

Last Stand: The Flying Potato Mines

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Potato Boost Fly Glitch

Boosting Potato Mine and Primal Potato Mine and planting them in a Last Stand level will cause their clones to loop, flying up and down until it goes off screen. Planting a certain amount will disable you from planting from other tiles, since the clones are there, just that it is invisible. Pressing the Let's Rock button will make them appear and armed.

Note: This also happens with Chili Bean.

Primal Potato Mine surviving under frozen block

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Primal Potato Mine under the frozen block.

When a Troglobite pushes a frozen block over a Primal Potato Mine, Primal Potato Mine just acts as if there are no obstacles over it, does not get crushed, and explodes in a 3x3 area normally.

Note: This also happens with Arcade Zombie from Neon Mixtape Tour.

Electric Blueberry zapping Swashbuckler Zombies


If Electric Blueberry targets a Swashbuckler Zombie while swinging, it will place the cloud on the block where it will land and the cloud will continuously zap the tile. The Swashbuckler dies but still lands on the said tile with its head already lost.

Note: This also happens to Relic Hunter Zombie in Lost City.

Blind Electric Blueberries

When using Electric Blueberry in Jurassic Marsh, there is a tendency that Electric Blueberry cannot "see" the last zombie remaining.

Perfume-shroom Last Stand Glitch

Similar to what happens with Thyme Warp. During Last Stands, the player can plant Perfume-shroom even though it is an instant-use plant. Perfume-shrooms cannot be dug up once planted, it will also not activate unless the player starts the level.

Jurassic Bully Glitch

Whenever a Jurassic Bully dies, the sound heard from a Troglobite pushing an ice block can be heard. It is unknown whether this is intentional or not, but this could be possible that this zombie has the properties of a Troglobite and the developers forgot to remove the sound a Troglobite makes.

Fisherman Glitch

If a player plants a Lily Pad right when a Fisherman Zombie is about to pull it in the water, the plant will still get drowned, even though there's a Lily Pad on that tile.

Lily pad glitch

Your Wall-nut was drowned . . . on a Lily Pad????!!

Jaw Glitch

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Sometimes, when zombies are suddenly killed, their jaws or shields will appear and disappear.

Zombie out of Water

Sometimes in Big Wave Beach, when a Primal Peashooter pushes a zombie to the water, it goes all the way to the right. When it does go there, it returns to its original place.

Walking-on-water Imp

If you stun an Imp that has been launched out of an Imp Cannon, then push them back with Primal Peashooter, they will walk on the water. This happens to Swashbuckler Zombies as well. This happens because they are set to land on a certain tile. When the Imp gets shot out, and it was supposed to land on a certain tile, but it overwrites the data and makes the block it's on solid.

Haunted Tile

If an Excavator Zombie digs up a Jack O' Lantern, the Jack O' Lantern's fire will be on the tile Jack O' Lantern is going to land while the Jack O' Lantern is still being thrown.

Frozen Arcade Zombie

Rarely, if you destroy an Arcade Zombie's arcade machine, it will just stop and wait for the plants to kill it.

Costume glitch

If you plant a plant with a costume on, and then change its costume via costume changer, the plant will have the same costume and when you plant another, the plant will have the new costume. It is unknown if this is unintentional or not.

Chili Faint glitch

If Chili Bean is used on a zombie protected by the rainbow by Glitter Zombie, the zombie will get glitched, and will just stand on where it is with its fainted color, unable to move nor perform any other actions. It will not die by the Chili Bean but it can be killed by other plants. It is the only way to get a chilled and fainted zombie and this can make the level go on forever.

Zombot's graphics disappearing

In version 4.1.1 on the Zombot Multi-stage Masher, there is a glitch like the "Puddles" glitch that removes sprites of the stage, leaving only Dr. Zomboss. You must save and exit the level, and then reenter the level. This will remove the Neon Zombies with the instruments and the stage, leaving only Dr. Zomboss on land. The stage will reappear when it changes to another phase. It also happens to Zombot Tuskmaster 10,000 BC with his ice blocks, except the ice blocks on the top and bottom row will never reappear if this happens.

"Puddles" glitch


The glitch in action

This glitch was found in version 4.1.1 and it was encountered in every Big Wave Beach level in the game. It removes a couple of sprites of the water and the water functions still work normally. To get this glitch, you have to save and exit in any Big Wave Beach level, then come back to the same level you have saved.

Bonk Choy Uppercut Glitch

It is unknown how this occurs, but sometimes, Bonk Choy will not stop doing uppercuts until any obstacle or zombie has been defeated/destroyed. This was tested in a day in Ancient Egypt.

Zomboss Music

Turn off the music volume then go to any boss battle. When you finish it, the Neon Mixtape Tour outro music can be heard. Also, if you finish the Zombot Multi-stage Masher and go and complete any Zomboss fight, you can hear the Neon Mixtape Tour victory theme. The Neon Mixtape Tour level victory theme will overlap the Zomboss defeated tune.

Zombie Transformation glitch


In Piñata Parties, when an event is based on a theme, e.g. Summer Nights, Sneak Peeks, when there are Imps thrown from a Zombie Bull or a Gargantuar from a different theme, the Imp will turn into the theme-based Imp instead of the supposed Imp. This also happens with the Bug Zombie.

A plant on Arcade machine glitch


When a Spore-shroom spawns and an Arcade Zombie pushes the arcade machine onto the square while the Spore-shroom is still spawning, the Spore-shroom will be on the arcade machine.

  • If timed correctly, you can also place a plant at the same time Arcade Zombie pushes the machine.
  • You could just plant a Primal Potato Mine to do the glitch, since it can't be crushed by the arcade machine.

Barrel Roller Zombie was a clown glitch

Barrel Roller Zombie Icon2

If the player looks in the almanac icon, you will see that Barrel Roller Zombie's face has been severely distorted, this face is used PvZ: Online. It's possible this was intended to be Barrel Roller Zombie's original face design.

Sheep doesn't exist glitch

When a Wizard Zombie transforms a Celery Stalker into a sheep, wait for a zombie to pass the sheep, and the Celery Stalker will attack as normal, as if there was no sheep. The Celery Stalker can be transformed infinite times.

Missing Music glitch

Where when you play any level in Lost City, no music will play. Your volume and setting will not change anything either.

This glitch has been fixed upon the release of Lost City Part 2.

"There is an icicle on your lawn" glitch

If you kill the Zombot Sphinx-inator while there are zombies frozen on the lawn, the zombies will die, but there will be icicles left on the ground.

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No Flag on a Level

Few Piñata Parties and levels don't use a flag on its progress bar. It's part of the game programmers' error in coding. This also happens in some Jurassic Marsh levels.


This level never ends because there is no flags (it really has a flag but it is invisible)

Imitater Is a normal Plant

If the player is fast, tap on a random Plant and the Imitater, and then tap the selected plant (not the Imitater) again, and Imitater will be the first selected plant.

Missing Forearm and Wrist

Zombie with no arm or wrist and he&#039;s eating brainz anyway

He's eating the brains anyway with no concerns about his arm.

This happens on any device. If a Summer Zombie, Neon Zombie (before the Neon Mixtape Tour Side A update) or Wizard Zombie loses its arm and manages to get past your defenses, and eat your brains, his forearm goes missing and his hand will float as he eats the brain. The hand will disappear and will appear like the zombie ate his hand, too. This also applies to Parasol Zombie, except the fact that her "floating hand" is still holding her parasol and only disappears during her dying animation.

Boosted Unearned Plant

This glitch probably occurs rarely. On a level, when selecting your plants before the 3.6.1 update, tap on a plant you haven't unlocked yet (for example, Banana Launcher), and boost it with gems. You can't use it until you unlock that plant, thus wasting the spent gems.

Flag Zombie's hand

Pvz2 neon zombie glitch
The basic variants of Neon Mixtape Tour have a glitch with their hand. When they die, you'll notice the hand without the other part of the arm. It is like a Flag Zombie's hand or hand of any zombie that carries something. This glitch is probably because EA and PopCap used Summer Zombie's animation (Summer Zombies always carry things) and used them for NMT basics. (It can also be due to them decomposing from being killed.) This is only obtained by hacking the early period of Neon Mixtape Tour side A to achieve the Summer zombies' sprites or playing a Piñata Party with these zombies before the Neon Mixtape Tour Side A update.

Potato Mine and Celery Stalker on Planks

This glitch works exactly the same as the Plant on the Water Glitch, allowing you to plant Potato Mine, Celery Stalker, Primal Potato Mine, or Escape Root on planks.

Marigold texture glitch

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This glitch is unknown. However, it has been noticed that it appears sometimes after the zombie drops a black square, similar to the one that causes the Mirror Background glitch. It is more likely to be in the same categorized glitch as the error causing to plants, from the strange message.

Marigold the Snowflake

Glitched Marigold

Marigold the Snowflake

If the player quits the level during playing it, and restarts the game, the Marigold will wrongly animate during loading the level, causing it to look like a snowflake. This was fixed in a certain update, now a black screen with a Marigold with the correct animation appears.

Iceberg Lettuce freeze nothing Glitch 2

When a zombie is defeated, plant an Iceberg Lettuce in front of it before the headless body falls, and the Iceberg Lettuce will freeze nothing.

No Zombies for You

While fighting the Zombot Tuskmaster 10,000 BC, pause the game, save and quit the level, and then exit it. Relaunch the game and make sure it shows the booting splash (the one with the loading bar). Now, open the battle and then resume it. Destroying ice blocks will not show a zombie out of it. When the Zombot summons more ice blocks, it will have zombies in it.

Recharge your Seeds in Special Delivery/Zomboss Battle


Your seeds will take forever to recharge. (It is a Special Delivery level where seeds never recharge)

After you win a Special Delivery level, tap on a seed packet while the prize is on the screen. It will say you will need to wait to recharge your seeds.

No Camp Glitch

When the Imp Porter is trying to set up a camp (while falling down), quickly plant a Stallia on the Gold Tile. The Imp Porter will be slowed down, and no tent will appear. It also works with Lava Guava and Blover.

Imp Cannon Glitch

Rarely, using Ghost Pepper on an Imp Cannon, the Cannon will launch the Imp, but the Imp after landing (almost) will freeze and stay on the same spot until it is defeated.

Cannon Stun Glitch

The player can stun zombies permanently using a boosted Coconut Cannon, but the player must plant it on the 9th column, otherwise it wouldn't work, this is most noticeable on Gargantuars or any zombie that can survive the giant coconut bomb.

The Travel Log Glitch

If you are on a level in Dark Ages where you have already updated the game to the Travel Log update, it will say, "Unlock Sun-shroom on Dark Ages Day 1!" rather than "Dark Ages Night 1."

Tongueless Toadstool


A toadstool that opened up its mouth without its tongue

A glitch can occur where if one starts the Piñata Party with endangered Toadstools but then saves and exits the game will crash. Loading the game up again and resuming the party will result in all the endangered Toadstools not doing their job and just having their mouths open the entire time! This can also happen in regular levels. If you use plant food on tongueless Toadstool it won't attack and plant food effect won't end. This will render her invulnerable to zombies and the shovel.

More than one World Key

At your starting screen, sometimes you'll see an advertisement about fighting Dr. Zomboss or Gargantuar. If you see it, create a new account. After you choose the new account, the previous advertisement will still be there, click on it. You will have the map and a free World Key without playing Ancient Egypt - Day 1. Now go to Lost City and unlock it, the World Key number still remain in one. Then unlock Frostbite Caves, the World Key still remain in one. However, unlocking other random world actually "spend" that said Key, therefore back to 0.

Note: Because you didn't play Player's House - Day 4 you won't get coins. To fix it, just back to the start menu and click on Play button then play Player's House - Day 4.

Hidden Imp Glitch

Sometimes when the Gargantuar throws his Imp, then the Lightning Reed/Power Zap or the Cherry Bomb/Jalapeno kills him and turns him into ashes, you should still see a burnt Imp with the Gargantuar. This is because the Gargantuar only has one burning animation, and even if the Imp has already been thrown, the same burning animation is still shared.


Gravestone On The Lava

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If the player plants a Lava Guava on a spot where a tombstone is rising in Dark Ages, and the Lava Guava erupts, then there will be a grave on the lava.

Lost City Texture Glitch

When starting level 11 on Lost City, rapidly go to the Zen Garden, and then to Almanac. When you come back, there is a chance that the tiles will be black, other than the Gold Tiles. 
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The glitch.

Pushed Burnt Zombie Glitch

You need a Cherry Bomb, a Coconut Cannon, and Plant Food. Use Plant Food on Coconut Cannon then use Cherry Bomb just before the Coconut Cannon's big explosive coconut touches the zombies. When timed it right, the zombies may still be pushed away by the said coconut while they're still burnt by Cherry Bomb.

Infinite Reward

For some unknown reasons, you may be getting the points for the last two completed Travel Log-quests every time you boot the game then play a single level (preferably the Piñata Party). This will happen every time after, and the reward for each level will be 1 gem. Points got like this will be kept.

Free Gems Glitch

This glitch is similar to the infinite reward, but instead if a player earns gems from piñata or Gem Jam quest then immediately shut down the game after they get the gems then turn on the device again, they will receive another reward which is equal to the first. This is likely because the game does not realize the player already collected the rewards.

Guacodile Glitch

This glitch is unknown. What happens is, if you plant a Guacodile in the water of Big Wave Beach, it will sometimes spit seeds, where it normally doesn't in the water.

Plant Texture Glitch

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Rotobaga texture glitch

Sun glitch

Same glitch, but with Sunflowers.

This glitch occurs randomly after switching to the phone's desktop and then returning to the game. The frequency of the glitch is unknown. It also happens when a notification appears if using the Bluestacks emulator.

Frozen Disappearing Puff-shroom

To do this glitch,you must:

  • Plant a Puff-shroom and don't feed it Plant Food.
  • Once the Puff-shroom is fading away, a Hunter Zombie or the freezing winds could freeze the Puff-shroom even when it hid inside.
  • The same thing happens when a Boombox Zombie plays its music. You will see hearts floating above the Puff-shroom's shadow.


You need a Dandelion for this. Go to Frostbite Caves and go to a level with chilling winds and/or Hunter Zombies. When the Dandelion is frozen, use a Hurrikale (most preferably) on the lane with the frozen Dandelion. When you unfreeze the Dandelion after using Hurrikale, the seeds blow off.

Still Alive

When finishing Zombot Tuskmaster 10,000 BC, make sure that there is at least one ice block left. When Zomboss is defeated and while he is doing the defeat animation, make a plant to remove the ice block, and when the Zombot is dead, the zombie in the ice block appears, and will eat your plants. It will also go past the lawn mower without triggering it. When it reaches your house, nothing happens, and it will just walk off the screen. This problem is also present with Zombot Multi-stage Masher. However, you have to make sure when Hair Metal Gargantuar is about to throw their Imp, stun them with Stunion if you want to do the glitch. This has been fixed in the Chinese version.

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Close-up of the glitch (notice that the Zombot is defeated)

Speed-up Reward and Dialogue

After you defeat the last zombie on the lawn, the prize is there. Before you collect the prize, press the Turbo Button. Collect the reward and it will speed up. This is also true for any animation or scripted event until you tap "Continue", "Next Challenge" or enter the Zen Garden, but not by visiting the Travel Log.

Music Glitch

When you go to the almanac and exit and come back, the almanac and world music will play at the same time.

Overlapping Music

On rare occasions, music may overlap with each other, like the map music overlapped with the same map music or map music with a level music. Going to your Zen Garden fixes this.

Days Glitch

Rarely, in Frostbite Caves, or any other time period, a few levels will turn green, The list of completed levels will even say that you did not complete those levels yet, the plants by those levels will be also locked. The glitch can fix itself if you quit the app a couple times.

Corpse Statue Glitch


A Seagull Zombie that got stunned as it was about to die

If you use a Stunion on a zombie right before it dies, it will become stunned, however the gas cloud is not visible, making it some sort of corpse statue. It is especially noticeable with the Seagull Zombie.

Plant on Ice Block Glitch

When you are battling Zombot Tuskmaster 10,000 BC and you have a boosted plant (Chard Guard, Pepper-pult, etc.). If the Zombot creates an ice block (before being fully created), quickly put a boosted plant in front of Zombot (or ice block if there is one or more ice block). Your plant is now on an ice block. (It works with Plant Food, but requires coins.)

Fire Peashooter Plant Food Glitch

Note: You need Fire Peashooter to perform this glitch.

When you give plant food to Fire Peashooter before the Pinata ends, the fire and its sound effect is still there when you open the Pinatas. The same glitch happens with Red Stinger's Plant Food effect.

Unlimited Reward Glitch

When in the Zen Garden, the ability to earn free coins will not disappear.

  • The player can use this to get lots of coins, but it is a very time-consuming task.

Ghost Imp Cannon glitch

This glitch requires:

When two Imp Cannons stack on each other in a lane with planks, place an Iceberg Lettuce on them. This will cause the plants in that row to shoot at the ghost, now invincible and invisible Imp Cannon to no end. You can try all you want, and it cannot be removed in any possible way - not even instant kills or lawn mowers. You can get rid of it with a Plant Food on a Citron.

If this happens in Piñata Party, as soon as you quit the game and reload it, it will not say Resume Event but instead Start Event. You will then have to do the Piñata Party again from the start.

Instants don't need a lily pad

Pool Hurrikale

Hurrikale in the pool

This glitch can occur with any Big Wave Beach level. By making this glitch appear, plant any instant use plant on a Lily Pad just when a Deep Sea Gargantuar is about to crush the Lily Pad or when a zombie is about to eat the Lily Pad. You will see the instant plant appear on the water.

Shovel and Plant Crash

When you shovel a plant and quickly plant another in the same space sometimes the game crashes.

Note: This happens in the 3.2.1 row soft release, and was only confirmed on Days 10 and 11 of Frostbite Caves. It this possible this glitch occur because the game doesn't have enough time to remove the ice-data about the tile in which these actions happen.

Breakdancer Zombie Still Dancing Glitch

Sometimes when you kill a Breakdancer Zombie, its body will still breakdance until it dances off the screen. This works on any Neon Mixtape Tour level with Breakdancer Zombie.

Haunted plants Glitch

  1. Go to a level of Frostbite Caves with a frozen plant. (For example, Day 2)
  2. Pick Ghost Pepper as one of your plants.
  3. Use the Ghost Pepper to unfreeze the plant.
  4. The ghosts that Ghost Pepper uses to attack will surround the plant, even if the Ghost Pepper has exploded.
  5. Note: When you dig up the plant on that tile, the ghosts will still surround the area.

Citron freeze glitch

When a Citron is on the lawn before the level actually starts, and it becomes fully charged, it freezes in the position it's in on its seed packet, with a little bit of light surrounding it (like it does normally). This glitch can occur in a Last Stand level before "Let's Rock!" is pressed, and in Far Future - Day 15, where some Citrons are endangered, before the level is started.

Wrong Lane

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