Stinky the Snail is a purchasable item found in all versions of Plants vs. Zombies that have the Zen Garden. It is available for purchase at Crazy Dave's Twiddydinkies for $3,000 after the Zen Garden is unlocked. It will slowly collect coins in the main Zen Garden area if it is awake. It stays awake for three minutes before collapsing in a deep sleep again, requiring manual prodding to reawaken. It has a sweet tooth for chocolate, a substance dropped by various zombies. Feeding Stinky a piece of chocolate will cause it to accelerate considerably and stay awake for an hour. In the iPad and iPhone versions of Plants vs. Zombies, Stinky will continue to collect coins after the Zen Garden is closed if fed chocolate. In the iOS versions of the game, Stinky will collect money while the player is away, but in other versions it will not do this.
In the iPad version, Stinky's and other Zen Garden items' graphics are very buggy.
Stinky is arranged incorrectly and has his correct duplicate is next to him, but the bugged one is the one that collects the coins.
The Marigold sprout's leaves are replaced with Stinky's eyes and the incorrectly arranged Stinky has no eyes.
Although Stinky needs some time to reach the coins and collect them, if the player quits his or her main Zen Garden (or going to the Mushroom or Aquarium Garden) with lots of money not collected then open the main Zen Garden again, Stinky will collect all of them. (iOS and Android only)