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Weekly Event is a game mechanic introduced on version 1.10.14 of Plants vs. Zombies Heroes. It allows the player to obtain event-exclusive cards with a new currency called tickets. Each week, a new card will appear replacing the old one, making it no longer obtainable outside crafting.

Tickets

Tickets are a special currency that are used to obtain that week's card. Winning a single player mission battle will award the player 10 tickets. Winning a multiplayer match will award the player 15 tickets. Each copy of a card requires a specific amount of tickets.

As of update 1.14.13, tickets can be acquired from Daily Challenges. Winning a Daily Challenge grants 100 tickets each. There are also ticket rewards for winning multiple Daily Challenges in a row.

Boost

Boost is a mechanic that will allow the player to obtain more tickets by playing a hero with a specific class. Each Weekly Event has four boost classes, two plant classes and two zombie classes. Winning a match as a hero that has one matching class will multiply the tickets the player receives by five. Winning as a hero with two matching classes, on the other hand, will multiply their tickets by ten. For example, suppose the boost classes of the week for the zombies are Brainy and Sneaky. If the player wins a match as Rustbolt or any other Brainy hero (or any Sneaky hero), they will get five times the tickets. However, winning as Super Brainz, who leads both Brainy and Sneaky, will grant the player ten times the tickets.

After using a boost, the player will need to wait for four hours before the boost refills to use it again, or they can pay 20 gems to refill it instantly.

The boost may target classes led by the hero the player does not have, for example Mega-Grow and Solar when they do not own Chompzilla yet. In this case, a Hero Pack will be available at the For You section in the Store until the event ends, which contains the Hero with two said classes alongside five premium cards.

Boosts are not used in Daily Challenges, otherwise the player would earn too many tickets.

List of Weekly Event cards

The table below shows every Event card that could be obtained and how many tickets were needed to obtain one copy of each card.

Name Pic Availability Event Card 1 Card 2 Card 3 Card 4 Effect
Regifting Zombie Regifting ZombieH December 14, 2016 to December 20, 2016 Feastivus 2000Tickets 1600Tickets 1400Tickets 1200Tickets When played: Each player draws two cards.
Pear Cub Pear CubH December 21, 2016 to December 27, 2016 Peary Feastivus 2000Tickets 1600Tickets 1400Tickets 1200Tickets Amphibious
When destroyed: Make a 5StrengthPvZH/4HeartPvZH Grizzly Pear with Amphibious here.
Overstuffed Zombie Overstuffed ZombieH December 27, 2016 to January 3, 2017 Feastivus Finale 2000Tickets 1600Tickets 1400Tickets 1200Tickets This heals to full and gets +2HeartPvZH when this destroys a Plant.
Toadstool ToadstoolH January 3, 2017 to January 10, 2017 New Year 2000Tickets 1600Tickets 1400Tickets 1200Tickets When played: Destroy a Zombie here with 4StrengthPvZH or less.
Start of Turn: You get +1SunPvZH this turn.
Gargologist GargologistH January 10, 2017 to January 17, 2017 Gargantuar Week 2000Tickets 1600Tickets 1400Tickets 1200Tickets Gargantuars cost 2BrainPvZH less.
Energy Drink Zombie Energy Drink ZombieH January 17, 2017 to January 24, 2017 Weekly Event 2000Tickets 1600Tickets 1400Tickets 1200Tickets PvZH Frenzy IconFrenzy
Start of Tricks: This gets +1StrengthPvZH/+1HeartPvZH and moves to a random lane.
Fire Rooster Fire RoosterH January 24, 2017 to January 31, 2017 Lunar New Year 1500Tickets 1500Tickets 1500Tickets 1500Tickets When a Plant is played here: This moves to a random lane.
When this enters a lane: Do 1 damage to all Plants here.
Defensive End Defensive EndH January 31, 2017 to February 7, 2017 Backyard Brainbowl 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets Armored 1
Plant Tricks cost 2SunPvZH more.
Blooming Heart Blooming HeartH February 7, 2017 to February 14, 2017 I Heart Valenbrainz 2000Tickets 1600Tickets 1400Tickets 1200Tickets When this does damage, this gets +1StrengthPvZH.
Stupid Cupid
Stupid CupidH
February 14, 2017 to February 21, 2017 Cupid's Valenbrainz 2000Tickets 1600Tickets 1400Tickets 1200Tickets When played: Do 1 damage to a Plant. That Plant has 0StrengthPvZH this turn.
Sportacus SportacusH February 21, 2017 to February 28, 2017 Weekly Event 2000Tickets 1600Tickets 1400Tickets 1200Tickets When a Zombie Trick is played, do 2 damage to the Zombie Hero.
Bonus Track Buckethead Bonus Track BucketheadH February 28, 2017 to March 7, 2017 PvZ Favorites Week 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets Armored 1
Plants can't do Bonus Attacks.
Electric Blueberry Electric BlueberryH March 7, 2017 to March 14, 2017 Weekly Event 1000Tickets 1000Tickets 1000Tickets 1000Tickets After combat here: Do 6 damage to a random Zombie or the Zombie Hero.
Plucky Clover Plucky CloverH March 14, 2017 to March 21, 2017 Luck o' the Zombie 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets When played: Conjure an Event card. Plucky Clover gets +StrengthPvZH equal to that card's cost.
Shamrocket ShamrocketH March 21, 2017 to March 28, 2017 Zombie's Luck 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets Destroy a Zombie that has 4StrengthPvZH or more.
Spyris
SpyrisH
March 28, 2017 to April 4, 2017 Weekly Event 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets Amphibious
You can tap Gravestones to see which Zombies are hiding in them.
Lily of the Valley
Lily of the ValleyH
April 4, 2017 to April 11, 2017 Springening Week 1 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets When you play another Plant on the Heights, that Plant gets +2StrengthPvZH/+2HeartPvZH.
Snake Grass
Snake GrassH
April 11, 2017 to April 18, 2017 Springening Week 2 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets Amphibious
Start of Turn: Make another Snake Grass in the lane to the right.
Zombie High Diver
Zombie High DiverH
April 18, 2017 to April 25, 2017 Weekly Event 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets Gravestone
When revealed on Heights: This moves to the water and gets +1StrengthPvZH/+1HeartPvZH.
Health-Nut
Health-NutH
April 25, 2017 to May 2, 2017 Weekly Event 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets This attacks using its HeartPvZH instead of its StrengthPvZH.
Banana Split
Banana SplitH
May 2, 2017 to May 9, 2017 Birthdayz Week 1 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets When destroyed: Make 2StrengthPvZH/2HeartPvZH Half-Bananas next door.
Garlic
GarlicH
May 9, 2017 to May 16, 2017 Birthdayz Week 2 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets Team-Up
When a Zombie hurts this, move that Zombie to the left. If it's a Vimpire, destroy it.
Secret Agent
Secret AgentH
May 16, 2017 to May 23, 2017 Weekly Event 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets Bounce a Zombie, and it gets +3StrengthPvZH/+3HeartPvZH.
Imposter
ImposterH
May 23, 2017 to May 30, 2017 Mustache Week 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets When destroyed: Add a random 1BrainPvZH-cost Imp to your hand. It gains a Mustache.
Sun-Shroom
Sun-ShroomH
May 30, 2017 to June 6, 2017 Super Sun Week 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets Team-Up
Start of next turn: You get +1SunPvZH this turn and this transforms into a Sunnier-Shroom.
High-Voltage Currant
High-Voltage CurrantH
June 6, 2017 to June 13, 2017 Crackling Currant Week 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets This gets +1StrengthPvZH when another Berry does damage.
When played: Conjure a Berry.
Going Viral
Going ViralH
June 13, 2017 to June 20, 2017 Going Viral Week 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets All Zombies get +1StrengthPvZH/+1HeartPvZH and PvZH Frenzy IconFrenzy. Shuffle three Going Virals into your deck. Draw a card.
Sonic Bloom
Sonic BloomH
June 20, 2017 to June 27, 2017 Super Sonic Week 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets When played: Do 1 damage to the Zombie Hero for each Plant.
Synchronized Swimmer
Synchronized SwimmerH
June 27, 2017 to July 4, 2017 Summer Nights Week 1 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets Amphibious
When played: This copies the StrengthPvZH and HeartPvZH of another Zombie.
Corn Dog
Corn DogH
July 4, 2017 to July 11, 2017 Summer Nights Week 2 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets Amphibious
Hunt
Trapper Zombie
Trapper ZombieH
July 11, 2017 to July 18, 2017 Trapped Week 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets Gravestone
When revealed: Make a Trapper Territory.
Sap-Fling
Sap-FlingH
July 18, 2017 to July 25, 2017 Gettin' Sappy Week 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets When played: Make a Sappy Place Environment.
Clique Peas
Clique PeasH
July 25, 2017 to August 1, 2017 Peas Out Week 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets When played: Shuffle two Clique Peas into your deck. For the rest of the game, all Clique Peas get +1StrengthPvZH/+1HeartPvZH and cost 1SunPvZH more.
Bad Moon Rising
Bad Moon RisingH
August 1, 2017 to August 8, 2017 Lunar Lunacy Week 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets Transform all zombies into random zombies that cost 5BrainPvZH or more.
Forget-Me-Nuts
Forget-Me-NutsH
August 8, 2017 to August 15, 2017 Forgotten Week 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets Zombie tricks cost 1BrainPvZH more.
Hover-Goat 3000
Hover-Goat 3000H
August 15, 2017 to August 22, 2017 Garden Warfare Week 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets Amphibious
When played: Another Zombie gets +2HeartPvZH/+2StrengthPvZH.
When hurt: Bounce this Goat.
Atomic Bombegranate Atomic BombegranateH August 22, 2017 to August 29, 2017 Split the Atom Week 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets When destroyed: Make Seedlings next door.
Imp-Throwing Imp Imp-Throwing ImpH August 29, 2017 to September 5, 2017 Summer Vacation Week 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets When hurt: Make a random Imp that costs 2 BrainPvZH or less in a random lane.
Thinking Cap Thinking CapH September 5, 2017 to September 12, 2017 Brainy Headwear Week 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets Conjure two superpowers.
Go-Nuts Go-NutsH September 12, 2017 to September 19, 2017 Totally Nuts Week 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets When you play a Team-Up Plant, all Team-Up Plants get
+1StrengthPvZH.
Captain Flameface
Captain FlamefaceH
September 19, 2017 to September 26, 2017 Talk Like A Pirate Week 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets All Pirates have PvZH Strikethrough IconStrikethrough.
Ketchup Mechanic
Ketchup MechanicH
September 26, 2017 to October 3, 2017 Ketchup to Friends Week 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets When Played: For each zombie in play, this gets +1StrengthPvZH/+1HeartPvZH and heals the plant hero for 1.
Fraidy Cat
Fraidy CatH
October 3, 2017 to October 10, 2017 Don't Be Afraidy Week 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets 1200Tickets When a Plant Trick is played, this gets +1StrengthPvZH/+1HeartPvZH and moves to a random lane.
Haunted Pumpking
Haunted PumpkingH
October 10, 2017 to October 17, 2017 Haunted Gourd Week 1200

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When played: The Zombie player Conjures a Monster.
Trick-or-Treater
Trick-or-TreaterH
October 17, 2017 to October 24, 2017 Lawn of Doom: Witch Week 1200 1200 1200 1200

Early Access cards

Some Event cards are made available through packs on the store before they are published as Weekly Event cards. Each week, a time travel pack is updated in the store, which hints to the card that will be available two weeks after the current Weekly Event. Sometimes though, and mostly on holidays, a few Event cards are published in special bundles, and they are not published as regular Weekly Event cards for at least a year.

Below is a list of all Event cards that are currently in Early Access and were only available with real currency purchases in the past or can be crafted using sparks. Some of these might not even have their own Weekly Events in the near future, thus only obtainable through tribal packs or crafting.

Name Pic Event Tribe Effect
Jack O' Lantern Jack O' LanternH Lawn of Doom 2016 Squash Plant PvZH Strikethrough IconStrikethrough
This gets +1StrengthPvZH when it hurts the zombie hero.
Trick-or-Treater Trick-or-TreaterH Lawn of Doom 2016 Gourmet Zombie When you play your first Trick each turn, Conjure a Treat.
Mayflower MayflowerH Thanksgiving 2016 Flower Plant Amphibious
When this hurts the Zombie Hero, Conjure a Corn, Squash or Bean.
Turkey Rider Turkey RiderH Thanksgiving 2016 Imp Pet Zombie When destroyed: Gain a leftoevers.
Red Stinger Red StingerH Games for Red charity (iOS Exclusive) Flower Plant Team-Up
When played behind a Plant: This becomes 6StrengthPvZH/ 2HeartPvZH.
Jolly Holly Jolly HollyH Feastivus 2016 Leafy Berry Plant Amphibious
When played: PvZH Frozen IconFreeze Zombies next door.
Hot Date Hot DateH Valenbrainz 2017 Fruit Plant When played: Move a Zombie to this lane.
When destroyed: Do 3 damage to a Zombie here.
Leprechaun Imp Leprechaun ImpH Luck O' the Zombie 2017 Imp Zombie When played: Shuffle two Pots of Gold into your deck.
Hippity Hop Gargantuar Hippity Hop GargantuarH Springening 2017 Pet Gargantuar Zombie When hurt: Make a Mystery Egg in a random lane.
Gargantuar-Throwing Imp Gargantuar-Throwing ImpH Birthdayz 2017 Imp Zombie When hurt: Make a Smashing Gargantuar in a random lane.
King of the Grill King of the GrillH Summer Nights 2017 Gourmet Gargantuar Zombie PvZH Frenzy IconFrenzy
When a Gargantuar destroys a Plant, Conjure a Gourmet card.
Kitchen Sink Zombie Kitchen Sink ZombieH Kitchen Sink Professional Mustache Zombie PvZH Truestrike IconBullseye
PvZH Frenzy IconFrenzy
PvZH Armored IconArmored 1
Weird unused PvZH iconOvershoot 2
PvZH Anti-Hero IconAnti-Hero 3
Zombology Teacher Zombology TeacherH Back to School 2017 Professional Science Zombie Zombie Tricks cost 1BrainPvZH less.

Strategies

The main strategy is to grind. The ticket boost fills up naturally once every four hours. This is more than enough times a day to get all four cards of the week if in theory the player uses the boosts on x10 bonus heroes on Multiplayer once every four hours or so. It falls a little short to fill up the tickets needed to fill the fourth card if the player only uses single player games. It is also not enough to get more than two cards with x5 bonus heroes on Multiplayer let alone singleplayer games. However these are unrealistic calculations given that the players might not have unlocked that week's x10 bonus heroes yet, might be too busy to play once every four hours (especially considering average sleep cycles of people everyday) or it getting the victories needed to activate the boost might take some time and multiple tries, delaying the process.

To address these shortcomings, the players should consider saving at least 750 gems before the start of the weekly event if the haven't unlocked all the heroes yet, in order to buy one of the heroes with the maximum boosts if that hero happens to be not owned. Also, the Daily Challenges are an excellent helping hand in acquiring all four copies of that week's event card since the systematic completion of all seven grants a total of 1200 tickets, exactly the amount needed for one copy, leaving only three more copies left to the player to acquire through grinding. Players can buy a copy of the event cart 200 gems but strategically this method is only recommended if there isn't much time left and the player is far from getting all copies. Alternatively, a much smaller amount of 20 gems can be spent to instantly fill the boost meter if the player needs more boosts in a short time. If this is used, it is strongly recommended to be performed right after another boost was used, since otherwise the time spent on the natural filling of the boost will be wasted.

Overall, players should be patient and systematic if they want to get all copies of the event cards. With the help of Daily challenges, it is not hard to get the tickets required for more copies using big boost heroes. If the player is short on gems and does not have the hero, they are recommended to use grind for gems needed (750) to buy one of the boost heroes and use the boost on x5 heroes on Multiplayer in the meantime. A single copy takes a total of 8 Multiplayer or 12 Single-player victories with x10 heroes, 16 Multiplayer or 24 Single-player victories with x5 heroes.

Alternatively the player might adjust the internal clock of their device to instantly refill their ticket boost in order to skip the 4 hours of waiting time. However, this trick is highly discouraged since it can corrupt the game, so players should perform this at their own risk. They should also avoid using this method to complete Daily Challenges as it will glitch their game, making the challenges "Unavailable" when the time is reverted.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Starting from Luck o' the Zombie Event, all Event Cards require 1200 tickets to get one copy.
  • So far, Guardian and Smarty are the classes with the most Event Cards, with 8 each.
  • Solar and Crazy are the classes with the least amount of Event Cards, with only 5 for Solar and 6 for Crazy.