|Game||Plants vs. Zombies|
|Number of flag(s)||Two|
|First time reward(s)||A Trophy|
|Not first time reward(s)||A Money Bag|
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ZomBotany is the first mini-game in Plants vs. Zombies, available as soon as the mode is unlocked. It features Peashooter Zombies and Wall-nut Zombies, all of which have the same abilities as their corresponding plants. Wall-nuts, Tall-nuts, and Pumpkins are vital here, considering the Peashooter Zombie's ability is to damage plants from afar.
- ZomBotany is a portmanteau of the words zombie and botany, hence, the zombies in the mini-game are plant-zombie hybrids.
- The Hypno-shroom has disappointingly incomplete effects on plant-zombie hybrids. Although hypnotized Peashooter Zombies do the about face and munch their normal brethren, they continue to fire peas towards the player's house (apparently from the back of their head) which continue to damage the player's plants. They also are not harmed by peas fired by normal Peashooter Zombies and so do not run interference for the player's plants. Unfortunately, these bugs have yet to be fixed, except for the iPhone version (however, hypnotized Jalapeno Zombies will still destroy the player's plants).
- Spikeweed, Potato Mine, Spikerock, Sun-shroom, and Puff-shroom are surprisingly effective since the peas fired cannot harm them. Instead, it goes over them and harms the next plant in the row. However, when the player plants a Coffee Bean on a Puff-shroom or Sun-shroom, the Coffee Bean gets damaged by peas until it disappears.
- In the ZomBotany mini-game, most plants can take 16 peas worth of damage before being destroyed.
- The ZomBotany mini-game in the iPod Touch version is worth $10,000.
- It is also the only mini-game on the iPod Touch version that is not available in a game pack.
- Beating this mini-game without Tall-nuts, Wall-nuts and Pumpkins will earn the achievement Wall-Not Attack.
- ZomBotany was one of the beta names for Plants vs. Zombies, and this mini-game was named after it.
- This, Wall-nut Bowling and Beghouled are the only mini-games with a sequel.
- When you kill a zombie, its head disappears instead of falling off.
- This is because there is no "plant head" falling off animation.
- In every versions, the icon is a Peashooter Zombie, but in some versions the head of the zombie have the front of a Peashooter and the back of a Repeater.
- On the icon, in some versions, you can see a stem of the peashooter zombie.
- The icon on the iPad version is the only icon which background appears to take place at night.
- In the DS version, the Wall-nut Zombie does not have degrades.
- There was an unreleased soundtrack called ZomBotany which was probably going to be played in this and its sequel.
- ZomBotany was going to be the game's name in development, but later it was changed to Plants vs. Zombies and this mini-game got this name.
- †: Strategy page