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Survival: Endless
Survival Endless
Game Plants vs. Zombies
Location Pool
Level type Survival Mode
Number of flag(s) Unlimited
Graves None
Difficulty Extremely hard
Plants Player's choice
Zombies Zombie
Flag Zombie
Conehead Zombie
Pole Vaulting Zombie
Buckethead Zombie
Newspaper Zombie
Screen Door Zombie
Football Zombie
Dancing Zombie
Backup Dancer
Ducky Tube Zombie
Snorkel Zombie
Dolphin Rider Zombie
Jack-in-the-Box Zombie
Balloon Zombie
Digger Zombie
Pogo Zombie
Bungee Zombie
Ladder Zombie
Catapult Zombie
Trash Can Zombie (Nintendo DS, Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation 3 versions only)
First time reward(s) N/A
Not first time reward(s) N/A
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Survival: Endless is a Survival Mode level in the Pool which has an unlimited number of flags that is unlocked after completing all other Survival Mode levels. Just like all Survival: Hard levels, the player can choose new plants every two flags completed. Each time the player upgrades a plant, the upgrade's sun cost increases by 50 sun. If an upgrade plant is smashed, crushed, eaten, exploded on or dug up, its cost will decrease by 50 sun.



Plants vs Zombies - Survival Endless - Reveal The Final Secret18:53

Plants vs Zombies - Survival Endless - Reveal The Final Secret

The basic idea of Survival: Endless is that a seemingly unlimited number of Zombies are attacking in an onslaught to take over the player's house. The player has to hold off the zombie hordes for as long as possible, resembling the military act of laying siege to a castle. No matter what happens, the zombies must eventually win. It is currently unknown if there is a result when the player hits a number of waves. However, it is believed that the zombies may begin at one and continue on like that eternally.

Survival 1000 flags

A Survival Endless build that made it to 1,000 flags.

5000 flags

Flag 5000

Survival: Endless code manipulation

Renaming saved files

Survival: Endless can be played in different areas by renaming saved file. No need to use Cheat Engine.

  1. Pick plants in a Survival: Hard game and leave after starting it.
  2. Go to the userdata folder and rename the saved file of a Survival: Hard game to Survival: Endless (game#_13).

Survival: Day (Hard) - game#_6 (# is the user number so look for game1_6 if user 1)
Survival: Night (Hard) - game#_7
Survival: Pool (Hard) - game#_8 (not needed because Survival: Endless is in a pool setting)
Survival: Fog (Hard) - game#_9
Survival: Roof (Hard) - game#_10
Survival: Endless - game#_13

  1. Go to Survival: Endless and play it.

Gain access to Limbo Page

Add three addresses and change all values to 144.

For the original PC version For the Game of the Year version
Address name Type Original value Edited value Address name Type Original value Edited value
42DF5D Byte 136 144 430C80 Byte 136 144
42DF5E Byte 89 144 430C81 Byte 88 144
42DF5F Byte 84 144 430C82 Byte 100 144

See this video tutorial.

The Limbo Page has hidden mini-games and Survival: Endless in different areas.


See Survival: Endless/Strategies.


  • Despite all Survival: Endless builds winning on Survival: Pool (Hard), not all Pool: (Hard) setups can take the large zombie amounts on Survival: Endless.
  • ZombonisJack-in-the-Box Zombies, and Giga-gargantuars are the true threats on this level. The Zomboni can crush the player's plants and cannot be slowed, while the Giga-gargantuars take four instant kills to die. Both can be stalled and killed with Spikerock, but the Spikerocks need to be replaced quickly in most levels. Jack-in-the-Box Zombies rarely are a problem, though they can occasionally blow up instantly and wipe out plants in the pool.
  • It's recommended to protect everything possible with Pumpkins as one will never know when a zombie might get past one's defenses.
  • The back four columns of the Pool are the safest area for Cob Cannons; as long as the plants in front of those rows are protected by Pumpkins, zombies that surface during waves will not be able to get back to them. If a Pumpkin is planted on the plant in the fifth column, its wider hitbox will allow zombies to nibble on it. If a Pumpkin is not planted on it, it is safe.
  • The player should rate a setup by the amounts of Cob Cannons he or she has.
    • Zero to two: Bring instant kills, have plenty of powerful attacking plants.
    • Three to four: Consider instants, keep Cob Cannons away from the offense.
    • Five to eight: Instants are optional, but recommended. Keep Cobs protected.
    • Nine and more: Do not bother with instants, keep a cycle going with Cobs.
  • If one doubles up on Winter Melons, only do so on land. Thrown Imps sometimes draw fire from Winter Melons long enough for zombies to unfreeze. Winter Melons do the same amount of damage as Melon-pults, so the player shouldn't buy too many.
  • Every time the player plants an upgrade plant, its cost increases by 50 sun.
  • Gloom-shrooms or similar area of effect attacks are recommended.
  • If the player uses Cattails against Balloon ZombiesBlovers can also be chosen for every two flags in case the Cattails are distracted and a zombie sneaks past. However, this should only happen if the Cattails are near the front of the pool or on one side of the pool.
  • Large amounts of money can be earned through progression in this mode. Even if one clicks a third of the coins, he or she will get $30,000 or more within ten flags of Survival: Endless.
  • The amount of zombies will stop increasing at around 100 flags.


See Survival: Endless/Gallery.


Survival Endless 166 flags preview

Survival: Endless 166 flags completed (modded)

  • Bungee Zombies only appear during huge waves in Survival: Endless.
  • In this game mode, the ambush Ducky Tube Zombies appear one square to the left.
  • In the PC version of the game, when the player checks the Suburban Almanac, the upgrade plants sun cost will still appear with a plus sign (+) beside it.
  • This is the only endless Survival level that can be played without needing access to the Limbo Page.
  • The Zombie Bobsled Team and Dr. Zomboss are the only zombies in the Suburban Almanac that are not in this level.
  • This is the only Survival: Endless level that does not have the area's name in the title.

See also

^: Strategy page

Start a Discussion Discussions about Survival: Endless

  • Sun saving build

    2 messages
    • Anyway, this a sun saving build.
    • You can use snow pea to substitute winter melon, once it gets tuff, remove it. You can also use cattails.
  • Bobsled Teams in S:E

    25 messages
    • I know I mispelled it, I'm trying to say like Dolan.
    • That's probably a glitch. No Zombie Bobsled Teams appear in any Survival Mode. But it's possible if a Bobsled Bonanza saved file is renamed f...

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