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 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 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||December 14, 2016 to December 20, 2016||Feastivus||2000||1600||1400||1200||When played: Each player draws two cards.|
|Pear Cub||December 21, 2016 to December 27, 2016||Peary Feastivus||2000||1600||1400||1200||Amphibious|
When destroyed: Make a 5/4 Grizzly Pear with Amphibious here.
|Overstuffed Zombie||December 27, 2016 to January 3, 2017||Feastivus Finale||2000||1600||1400||1200||This heals to full and gets +2 when this destroys a Plant.|
|Toadstool||January 3, 2017 to January 10, 2017||New Year||2000||1600||1400||1200||When played: Destroy a Zombie here with 4 or less.|
Start of Turn: You get +1 this turn.
|Gargologist||January 10, 2017 to January 17, 2017||Gargantuar Week||2000||1600||1400||1200||Gargantuars cost 2 less.|
|Energy Drink Zombie||January 17, 2017 to January 24, 2017||Weekly Event||2000||1600||1400||1200||Frenzy|
Start of Tricks: This gets +1/+1 and moves to a random lane.
|Fire Rooster||January 24, 2017 to January 31, 2017||Lunar New Year||1500||1500||1500||1500||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||January 31, 2017 to February 7, 2017||Backyard Brainbowl||1200||1200||1200||1200||Armored 1|
Plant Tricks cost 2 more.
|Blooming Heart||February 7, 2017 to February 14, 2017||I Heart Valenbrainz||2000||1600||1400||1200||When this does damage, this gets +1.|
|Stupid Cupid||February 14, 2017 to February 21, 2017||Cupid's Valenbrainz||2000||1600||1400||1200||When played: Do 1 damage to a Plant. That Plant has 0 this turn.|
|Sportacus||February 21, 2017 to February 28, 2017||Weekly Event||2000||1600||1400||1200||When a Zombie Trick is played, do 2 damage to the Zombie Hero.|
|Bonus Track Buckethead||February 28, 2017 to March 7, 2017||PvZ Favorites Week||1200||1200||1200||1200||Armored 1|
Plants can't do Bonus Attacks.
|Electric Blueberry||March 7, 2017 to March 14, 2017||Weekly Event||1000||1000||1000||1000||After combat here: Do 6 damage to a random Zombie or the Zombie Hero.|
|Plucky Clover||March 14, 2017 to March 21, 2017||Luck o' the Zombie||1200||1200||1200||1200||When played: Conjure an Event card. Plucky Clover gets + equal to that card's cost.|
|Shamrocket||March 21, 2017 to March 28, 2017||Zombie's Luck||1200||1200||1200||1200||Destroy a Zombie that has 4 or more.|
|Spyris||March 28, 2017 to April 4, 2017||Weekly Event||1200||1200||1200||1200||Amphibious|
You can tap Gravestones to see which Zombies are hiding in them.
|Lily of the Valley||April 4, 2017 to April 11, 2017||Springening Week 1||1200||1200||1200||1200||When you play another Plant on the Heights, that Plant gets +2/+2.|
|Snake Grass||April 11, 2017 to April 18, 2017||Springening Week 2||1200||1200||1200||1200||Amphibious|
Start of Turn: Make another Snake Grass in the lane to the right.
|Zombie High Diver||April 18, 2017 to April 25, 2017||Weekly Event||1200||1200||1200||1200||Gravestone|
When revealed on Heights: This moves to the water and gets +1/+1.
|Health-Nut||April 25, 2017 to May 2, 2017||Weekly Event||1200||1200||1200||1200||This attacks using its instead of its .|
|Banana Split||May 2, 2017 to May 9, 2017||Birthdayz Week 1||1200||1200||1200||1200||When destroyed: Make 2/2 Half-Bananas next door.|
|Garlic||May 9, 2017 to May 16, 2017||Birthdayz Week 2||1200||1200||1200||1200||Team-Up|
When a Zombie hurts this, move that Zombie to the left. If it's a Vimpire, destroy it.
|Secret Agent||May 16, 2017 to May 23, 2017||Weekly Event||1200||1200||1200||1200||Bounce a Zombie, and it gets +3/+3.|
|Imposter||May 23, 2017 to May 30, 2017||Mustache Week||1200||1200||1200||1200||When destroyed: Add a random 1-cost Imp to your hand. It gains a Mustache.|
|Sun-Shroom||May 30, 2017 to June 6, 2017||Super Sun Week||1200||1200||1200||1200||Team-Up|
Start of next turn: You get +1 this turn and this transforms into a Sunnier-Shroom.
|High-Voltage Currant||June 6, 2017 to June 13, 2017||Crackling Currant Week||1200||1200||1200||1200||This gets +1 when another Berry does damage.|
When played: Conjure a Berry.
|Going Viral||June 13, 2017 to June 20, 2017||Going Viral Week||1200||1200||1200||1200||All Zombies get +1/+1 and Frenzy. Shuffle three Going Virals into your deck. Draw a card.|
|Sonic Bloom||June 20, 2017 to June 27, 2017||Super Sonic Week||1200||1200||1200||1200||When played: Do 1 damage to the Zombie Hero for each Plant.|
|Synchronized Swimmer||June 27, 2017 to July 4, 2017||Summer Nights Week 1||1200||1200||1200||1200||Amphibious|
When played: This copies the and of another Zombie.
|Corn Dog||July 4, 2017 to July 11, 2017||Summer Nights Week 2||1200||1200||1200||1200||Amphibious|
|Trapper Zombie||July 11, 2017 to July 18, 2017||Trapped Week||1200||1200||1200||1200||Gravestone|
When revealed: Make a Trapper Territory.
|Sap-Fling||July 18, 2017 to July 25, 2017||Gettin' Sappy Week||1200||1200||1200||1200||When played: Make a Sappy Place Environment.|
|Clique Peas||July 25, 2017 to August 1, 2017||Peas Out Week||1200||1200||1200||1200||When played: Shuffle two Clique Peas into your deck. For the rest of the game, all Clique Peas get +1/+1 and cost 1 more.|
|Bad Moon Rising||August 1, 2017 to August 8, 2017||Lunar Lunacy Week||1200||1200||1200||1200||Transform all zombies into random zombies that cost 5 or more.|
|Forget-Me-Nuts||August 8, 2017 to August 15, 2017||Forgotten Week||1200||1200||1200||1200||Zombie tricks cost 1 more.|
|Hover-Goat 3000||August 15, 2017 to August 22, 2017||Garden Warfare Week||1200||1200||1200||1200||Amphibious|
When played: Another Zombie gets +2/+2.
When hurt: Bounce this Goat.
|Atomic Bombegranate||August 22, 2017 to August 29, 2017||Split the Atom Week||1200||1200||1200||1200||When destroyed: Make Seedlings next door.|
|Imp-Throwing Imp||August 29, 2017 to September 5, 2017||Summer Vacation Week||1200||1200||1200||1200||When hurt: Make a random Imp that costs 2 or less in a random lane.|
|Thinking Cap||September 5, 2017 to September 12, 2017||Brainy Headwear Week||1200||1200||1200||1200||Conjure two superpowers.|
|Go-Nuts||September 12, 2017 to September 19, 2017||Totally Nuts Week||1200||1200||1200||1200|| When you play a Team-Up Plant, all Team-Up Plants get|
|Captain Flameface||September 19, 2017 to September 26, 2017||Talk Like A Pirate Week||1200||1200||1200||1200||All Pirates have Strikethrough.|
|Ketchup Mechanic||September 26, 2017 to October 3, 2017||Ketchup to Friends Week||1200||1200||1200||1200||When Played: For each zombie in play, this gets +1/+1 and heals the plant hero for 1.|
|Fraidy Cat||October 3, 2017 to October 10, 2017||Don't Be Afraidy Week||1200||1200||1200||1200||When a Plant Trick is played, this gets +1/+1 and moves to a random lane.|
|Haunted Pumpking||October 10, 2017 to October 17, 2017||Haunted Gourd Week||1200||1200||1200||1200||When played: The Zombie player Conjures a Monster.|
|Trick-or-Treater||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.
|Jack O' Lantern||Lawn of Doom 2016||Squash Plant||Strikethrough|
This gets +1 when it hurts the zombie hero.
|Trick-or-Treater||Lawn of Doom 2016||Gourmet Zombie||When you play your first Trick each turn, Conjure a Treat.|
|Mayflower||Thanksgiving 2016||Flower Plant|| Amphibious|
When this hurts the Zombie Hero, Conjure a Corn, Squash or Bean.
|Turkey Rider||Thanksgiving 2016||Imp Pet Zombie||When destroyed: Gain a leftoevers.|
|Red Stinger||Games for Red charity (iOS Exclusive)||Flower Plant||Team-Up|
When played behind a Plant: This becomes 6/ 2.
|Jolly Holly||Feastivus 2016||Leafy Berry Plant||Amphibious|
When played: Freeze Zombies next door.
|Hot Date||Valenbrainz 2017||Fruit Plant||When played: Move a Zombie to this lane.|
When destroyed: Do 3 damage to a Zombie here.
|Leprechaun Imp||Luck O' the Zombie 2017||Imp Zombie||When played: Shuffle two Pots of Gold into your deck.|
|Hippity Hop Gargantuar||Springening 2017||Pet Gargantuar Zombie||When hurt: Make a Mystery Egg in a random lane.|
|Gargantuar-Throwing Imp||Birthdayz 2017||Imp Zombie||When hurt: Make a Smashing Gargantuar in a random lane.|
|King of the Grill||Summer Nights 2017||Gourmet Gargantuar Zombie|| Frenzy|
When a Gargantuar destroys a Plant, Conjure a Gourmet card.
|Kitchen Sink Zombie||Kitchen Sink||Professional Mustache Zombie|| Bullseye|
|Zombology Teacher||Back to School 2017||Professional Science Zombie||Zombie Tricks cost 1 less.|
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.
- 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.