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Peashooter Zombies shoot peas at plants. Wall-nuts block their peas from those zombies. Tall-nuts are better, but not really needed. Spikeweeds and Spikerocks can be placed in front of them, since they cannot be reached by peas from the ZomBotany zombies. The garden rake is recommended since it determines where the first zombie will come and helps keeps plants safe. For the Wall-nut Zombie, treat it like a Buckethead Zombie but without using the Magnet-shroom. Plant Sunflowers and attacking plants like Repeaters and Torchwood, although other plants also work. Note: it's better to play this game when you have already received Spikeweed.

Plants recommended

Strategies

Setup 1 (10 Seed Setup)

This setup is built up with peashooting plants, defensive plants, and instant kills, which is the most common strategy. Just do the same thing as you do in normal levels, except that you have to build defensive plants much faster or you will be overwhelmed and you will lose your plants very fast. Potato Mines are not affected by peas, so it is useful when you don't have much sun. Instant kills can be used for emergency and to kill Wall-nut Zombies.

Setup 2 (9 Seed Setup)

Sample ZomBotany Layout

Sample ZomBotany 9-Slot Setup, not requiring Imitater.

  • Gloom-shroom
  • Coffee Bean
  • Potato Mine
  • Spikeweed
  • Imitater Potato Mine
  • Garlic

The garden rake is strongly needed.

Plant Sunflowers on first, third and fifth rows and plant your Garlics in the same rows. Build up Fume-shrooms behind the Garlics and slowly upgrade them to Gloom-shrooms. Do not plant anything where there's a rake, let the Peashooter Zombie walk on it and it'll die. If your Gloom-shrooms aren't ready yet, use Potato Mines and Imitater Potato Mines until at least two Gloom-shrooms are planted. Also, it is not necessary to upgrade your Sunflowers to Twin Sunflowers. When both Gloom-shrooms are awake, they'll kill the zombies and you should replace the Garlic that has been degraded and do not let the Gloom-shrooms get shot down or eaten, you can plant Spikeweeds for extra damage for those Wall-nut Zombies. Do not plant the defensive plants or you will never earn ''Wall-not Attack''. The game allows you to use the non-shell plants, Potato Mine and its Imitater. Then, on the final wave, the Gloom-shrooms kill the zombies and there are no defensive plants on the lawn.

Setup 3 (8 Seed Setup)

  • Sunflower
  • Wall-nut
  • Jalapeno
  • Spikeweed
  • Tall-nut
  • Garlic
  • Twin Sunflower
  • Spikerock
In this setup, you start by planting Sunflowers in the second and fourth lanes and a Garlic at the end. The Sunflowers should cover all the spaces except for the last one. When possible, upgrade them into Twin Sunflowers. Then start planting Wall-nuts (you won't have that much sun when the zombies start showing up) in the sixth columns of the rest of the lanes. When they get deformed, turn them into Tall-nuts. Also, plant Spikeweeds on the right of them. Upgrade Spikeweeds as soon as possible. In individual lanes with lots of zombies, use Jalapenos. Replace damaged Garlics and Tall-nuts as well.
Zombotany 8 seed

The 8 Seed Setup (the Wall-nut is a slot filler)

Strategy 4

This strategy will earn the achievement Wall-Not Attack. Choose these plants:

  • Garlic
  • Threepeater
  • Spikeweed
  • Spikerock
  • Potato Mine
  • Sunflower

Choose other instants to fill you seed slots, and buy a rake.

First, start planting Sunflowers in the first 8 squares of rows 1 and 5. Let the rake kill the first zombie. If the next zombie appears in the top or bottom lane, redirect it with Garlic. Make sure you have a garlic in front of each lane of sunflowers. Use Potato Mines to kill early zombies. Save up 325 sun for the Threepeater. Place it in the third lane and put a Garlic at the right-most square of the third lane. Add another Threepeater when you have the sun. Then, on lanes 2 and 4, place Spikeweeds on the edge of the lawn. Keep adding Spikeweeds and Threepeaters, upgrading Spikeweeds to Spikerocks, and replenishing your Garlics and you will beat the level.

Strategy 5

This strategy uses only Instants to beat the Mini-game

Wall-Not-Attack !! - Zombotany using only Instants05:09

Wall-Not-Attack !! - Zombotany using only Instants

  • Sunflower (needed)
  • Sun-shroom
  • Coffee Bean
  • Doom-shroom
  • Potato Mine
  • Imitater Doom Shroom (optional)
  • Cherry Bomb (optional)
  • Jalapeno(optional)

You may include Cherry Bomb or Jalapenos but I normally use them for emergency purposes only. This strategy involves on relying almost entirely on Sun-shrooms for sun and using only instants to kill the zombies. Normally Doom-shrooms and Potato Mines should be enough and the other instants may be used only for emergency.

Strategy 6

This needs the following seeds:

Plant Sunflowers on the first row with 2 Garlics at the 8th and 9th Column of the row. Obviously, you cannot set up all the Sunflowers before the zombies come, that's when the Potato Mines come in use. Plant them in the 1st row where they buy time, arm up, and explode. They cannot be damaged due to their height. Then, when ready, plant 4 or 5 Peashooters in each row with Wall-nuts in the 8th column. If there is ever a giant wave of zombies in a row, use split peas to your advantage by planting them behind zombies. Replant Garlic when needed and use Wall-nut First Aid to refresh Wall-nuts. The Puff-shrooms and Flower Pots are good for spamming in front of them. ____________________________________________________

Overall Setup:

S S S S S S S G G

P P P P P W SP

P P P P P W SP

P P P P P W SP

P P P P P W SP

Key: S: Sunflower G: Garlic P: Peashooter W: Wall-nut SP: Split Pea For the ones who have bought the upgrades:

TS TS TS TS TS TS TS G G

GP GP GP GP GP T SP

GP GP GP GP GP T SP

GP GP GP GP GP T SP

GP GP GP GP GP T SP

Key: TS: Twin Sunflower G: Garlic GP: Gatling Pea T: Tall-nut SP: Split Pea

Strategy 7 ( No Sunflower Strategy )

Strategy from 平渊 - Zombotany No Sunflower Strategy05:07

Strategy from 平渊 - Zombotany No Sunflower Strategy

Plants Needed:
  • Potato Mine
  • Spikeweed
  • Garlic
  • The rest are fillers

Strategy 8

For faster planting:

  • Peashooter
  • Sunflower
  • Wall-nut
  • Potato Mine
  • Squash
  • Torchwood
  • Imitater Potato Mine

Plant nothing (except Potato Mines), enough sun for a Peashooter and one Wall-nut (for all the rows). Plant after the Peashooters, Sunflowers and plant Torchwoods before Peashooters and Wall-nuts.

S S P P P T W- -

S S P P P T W- -

S S P P P T W- -

S S P P P T W- -

S S P P P T W- -

Key: P:Peashooter S:Sunflower W:Wall-nut T:Torchwood -:nothing

Strategy 9 

Plants needed:

  • Sunflower
  • Potato Mine
    Plants vs Zombies Zombotany07:09

    Plants vs Zombies Zombotany

  • Repeater
  • Torchwood
  • Wall-nut
  • Imitater Wall-nut
  • Peashooter
  • Squash (optional)
  • Twin Sunflower (optional)
  • Spikeweed (optional)


A rake is not needed for this strategy. At the start of the level, plant a sunflower. And when you plant about 2 to 3 sunflowers, the first zombie will approach, Use a just-recharged potato mine to handle the zombie. After the zombie has been defeated, use the wall-nut to delay the second zombie. Plant a peashooter to finish the zombie off. The third zombie will approach and use the potato mine to finish him. By that time, you have planted 2 rows of sunflower. Plant more wall-nuts and peashooters. By the first wave, you should have planted one row of wall-nuts and peashooters. Wall-nut Zombies will approach and they are quite tough! To handle him, use a repeater and torchwood combo to kill it. Do the same for all the other rows. When the last wave come, it would be easy to kill all the zombies.


Your defense should look like this:

S S P R T W - - -

S S P R T W - - -

S S P R T W - - -

S S P R T W - - -

S S P R T W - - -

S is Sunflower. 

P is Peashooter.

R is Repeater.

T is Torchwood

W is Wall-nut

- is nothing.


Strategy 10

Select these plants:

Plants vs09:12

Plants vs. Zombies 1 Gameplay (4) - ZomBotany 1


Similar as strategy 9, you plant sunflowers and potato mines at the start of the level to build fast your sun. When you have enough sun, start to plant peashooters and if any lane is doing poorly (like zombie invasion), plant snow peas and repeaters. By the first wave, you should have a row of peashooters and some snow  peas. Repeaters should be planted as it is hard to kill 2 zombies at the same row, especially the front one is a wall-nut zombie and the one behind is a peashooter, when you kill the wall-nut zombie, either the wall-nut is poorly damaged, or your defense has been broken to. Plant more repeaters and at the last wave, it is a no problem.

Gold Farming Strategy

  • ZomBotany Farming Setup
  • ZomBotany Farming 1
  • ZomBotany Farming 2
  • ZomBotany Farming 3
  • ZomBotany Farming 4
  • ZomBotany Farming 5
  • ZomBotany Farming 6
  • ZomBotany Farming 7
  • ZomBotany Alternate Strategy Ideal Placement

This strategy can earn you over 5000 gold in a 'perfect' round, assuming you have 9 seed slots and set plants effectively. You can make more gold from Last Stand, but this strategy is designed for those who have not yet been given access to that mini-game. If you have fewer than 9 slots, you will earn a bit less money. A rake is suggested, but not required. Please view slideshow for setup and clarifications. You will need:

Start by planting 5 Sunflowers in the middle row, and eventually 4 in either the top or bottom row (whichever row the zombies leave vacant). Plant garlic in the end column of your sunflower rows. Allow the Lawn Mowers and rake to help you at the start, or if you prefer extra security, use Squash. Leave lanes 2 and 4 open, as well as the top and bottom middle (column 5) squares (Gold Magnets go in those slots, eventually). You will want to plant a Marigold once you're comfortable with enough sun, and again on every cooldown for highest profits, but be careful not to stave yourself for sun. Plant Twin Sunflowers when available (before the zombies get to the mowers). Use empty slots (in rows 1 or 5) for a few more sunflowers, but do not plant more than 13. Plant a Magnet-shroom and upgrade to Gold Magnet after your Twin Sunflower(s). Once the zombies get mowed down, ensure there is garlic at the end of rows 1, 3, and 5 (some like the added buffer of two garlics at the head those lanes, while some prefer to watch their garlic carefully and choose to have more Marigolds). Also ensure there is a Pumpkin blocking lanes 2 and 4 if the mower has been used. Remember to plant your other Gold Magnet when available (you only need 2 for the game, in the middle top and bottom). Put Snow Peas in or behind your Pumpkins. They are extremely important so ensure you don't let them die/plant over them if you need to. You can start to dig out Sunflowers and replace them with Marigolds when you find you have enough sun production/not enough room for Marigolds. You will want at least 3 Snow Peas in lanes 2 and 4, but at times you may need 4. You can put Pumpkins either ahead of the peas, or right on them. Behind the snow peas, extra Marigolds can be added. Also, if you have them available after the last wave has gone into your lanes, Marigolds can be added behind the zombies' wake. This strategy involves a good balance between sun and gold, and can be adjusted to be more casual to require less concentration, or more risky and engaging to make more gold. As always when using Garlics to redirect traffic, be wary for when they are going to run out/don't be shy to replace them early. Please view slideshow for an easy clarification of set up and flow.

Puff-shroom strategy

Plants needed:

Start planting Puff-shrooms in the first 3 back columns. It may take some time when the zombies are walking on the lawn, so plant Potato Mines to stop them. Since this strategy requires no sunflowers, it may be more difficult to beat this mini-game. When the Wall-nuts are finished recharging, start planting some. The defense is complete! (If you brought instant kills, you might want to use more sun to use these.)

Spikerock Strategy

Plants Required:

  • Wall-nut or Tall-nut(not recommended if your just completing it for the achievement)

Plant your sunflower in one row only, but it can be in any row. plant the Sunflowers from column 1-8(1-7 is recommended) and then place the Garlic on column 9 and/or 8. If you want to rack up sun for Spikeweed and Spikerock, then use Potato Mines and plant them in the 1st column for maximum stall time. Then start planting the spike weeds from front to back. it takes 2 Spikeweed(one Spikerock to kill a Peashooter Zombie, but you may notice that the Wall-nut Zombies get through. this is where the Wall-nut or Tall-nut comes in handy. If you really need to, use a Jalapeno. You can always use Potato Mine to take care of Wall-nut Zombies!

Peashooter + Garlic Strategy

First, you must plant ten sunflowers in each row. Pick the following plants:

Sunflower Peashooter Wall-nut Imitater Wall-nut Garlic Squash Anything else you want (maybe Twin Sunflower or Tall-nut)

Begin by planting Sunflowers in the first two columns. You should be able to plant two before the first Peashooter Zombie appears. Plant a Peashooter and a Wall-nut as quick as you can. When the next zombie comes, do the same, probably needing to imitate. When a zombie comes next to an already-prepared lane, use Garlic. You should plant two or three Garlics. If one of your Sunflowers gets shot down, don't feel the immediate need to replace it. If a zombie comes and you're unprepared, squash it. Gradually, keep planting Sunflowers until two rows are filled. If you have extra sun, begin planting extra Peashooters and Wall-nuts for each row. You can also replace Wall-nuts with Tall-nuts or replace Sunflowers with Twin Sunflowers. Certainly, once all your lanes are filled plant at least two Peashooters on each lane. If one of your Wall-nuts, Tall-nuts, or Garlics begins to reach its second degrade, you should probably replace it. Even though there are no Vaulting Zombies, plant an extra Garlic or a backup Wall-nut just in case. When you receive the trophy, it should look something like this:

S S P P B W W G S S P P B W W S S P P B W W G S S P P B W W S S P P B W W G

Mushroom Strategy

This strategy is not that different from the Puff-shroom strategy, but is a little bit easier. It requires only 6 seed slots but no plants are optional. Pick the following: Sun-shroom Puff-shroom Coffee Bean Potato Mine Squash Cherry Bomb

Plant 1 column of Sun-shrooms and wake them up with Coffee Beans. Plant Puff-shrooms as fast as you can but do not wake them up yet. When the zombies start coming, hold off the early ones with Potato Mines until you have a consistent enough sun supply to start waking up your Puff-shrooms. After you have woken up your entire column of Puff-shrooms and the zombies are at bay, plant a second column of Sun-shrooms and wake them up, and then plant a second column of Puff-shrooms and wake those up. Your defense is complete! Use Cherry Bombs and Squashes to keep the Wall-nut Zombies at bay. Continue like such until you have beaten the level.

NOTE: Using this strategy will NOT get you the Good Morning achievement as it uses Day-obtained instant kills. For a way to get Good Morning with this strategy, see below. NOTE: This strategy WILL get you the achievement Wall-Not Attack if played correctly.

Shroom-Tastic Strategy

A solid but more expensive strategy would be to bring Sun-Shroom, Puff-Shroom, Potato Mine, Hypno-Shroom, Doom-Shroom, Coffee Bean, and whatever other plants. The reason for the first three plants is because they are not able to be hit by the Peashooter Zombies' peas, making them effective against them. The Hypno-Shroom is extremely useful against Wall-nut Zombie, because he will continue to attack the zombies until he loses all his health, which is quite a lot. The Doom-Shroom, while it is more expensive than the Cherry-Bomb,(adding up the Coffee Bean price) it has a much larger range, specifically a 5x7 area.

Variation Mushroom Strategy

This strategy is a variation of the Mushroom Strategy allowing you to get the Good Morning achievement. It is much more difficult in that it requires all instant kills to be woken up by Coffee Beans, but can be managed. Again, it requires only 6 seed slots. Choose the following: Sun-shroom Puff-shroom Coffee Bean Hypno-shroom Ice-shroom Doom-shroom

To start plant a Sun-shroom, but don't plant another Sun-shroom until the first has been woken up. Plant a column of Puff-shrooms but don't wake them until the zombies come. Upon the arrival of the first zombie, save sun for a Coffee Bean and wake up the Puff-shroom in the row of the zombie. While the plant is taking care of the zombie, plant another Sun-shroom and wake it up. When you see the next zombie, wake up the Puff-shroom in its row. Go on like this until all of your Sun and Puff-shrooms have been planted and woken up. Then plant a second column of Sun-shrooms and wake them up with haste, then plant a second column of Puff-shrooms and wake them up. Use Hypno-shrooms, Ice-shrooms and Doom-shrooms to hypnotize, stall or kill Wall-nut zombies respectively.

Puffy Patience

You need:

Puff-shroom

Coffee Bean

Imitater Wall-nut

Wall-nut

Squash(Optional)

Potato Mine(Optional)


You must follow this:

Legend:

0~Wall-nut or Imitater Wall-nut

P~Puff-shroom

P P 0

P P 0

P P 0

P P 0

P P 0

  • You Can Use Squash or Potato Mine in Case of Emergency

Simple Strategy that requires 8 seed slots and no upgrade plants

Plants needed:

Use rake for the first zombie. When a zombie comes, plant a Wall-nut in that lane with a Potato Mine in front of it and a sleeping Puff-shroom to protect the mine when underground. Before the first flag, there should be a Repeater and Torchwood in each lane. Continue planting Repeaters until the second flag.

S S R R T W - - -

S S R R T W - - -

S S R R T W - - -

S S R R T W - - -

S S R R T W - - -

S - Sunflower

R - Repeater

T - Torchwood

W - Wall-nut

Wall-Not Attack and Pyromaniac

This will earn the Wall-Not Attack and Pyromaniac achievements in ZomBotany.

Plants:

Plant Sunflowers in lanes 1, 3, 5 and two Garlics in front of each of those lanes. When a zombie comes, use Potato Mine. When there are more zombies, use Cherry Bomb and use its Imitater form when recharging. Use the Doom-shroom in every flag.

S S S S S S S G G
S S S S C C C G G
S S S S S S S G G

S - Sunflower

G - Garlic

C - spaces for Cherry Bomb and Doom-shroom

Gloom-shroom and Garlic

This will earn Wall-Not Attack achievement. No need to use the Garden Rake.

Plants:

S S S S S S S g g
G G g g
S S S S S S S g g

S - Sunflower

G - Gloom-shroom

g - Garlic

Wintermagnet's Easy to use strategy!

Plants : Chomper,sunflower,potato mine,peashooter and wall-nut. Keep planting sunflowers and put potato mine for the first zombies,Use peashooter to finish them and put wall-nut.Put a chomper whenever a wall-nut zombie comes ( to eat him)And you win.

Jackoy's Strategies (Easy)

Plants: MY BAD ENGLISH :( -Sunflower

-Peashooter

-Wall-nut/Tall-nut

-Potato Mine

-Squash (optional)

-Cherry Bomb (optional)

The Sunshooter-nut

Key: W=Wall-nut... S(TS)=Sunflower(Twin sunflower)... PS=Peashooter


S PS PS W PS 

S PS S PS W

S PS PS W S 

S PS S PS W

S PS PS W PS 

Sunny Potatos

Key: W=Wall-nut... PM=Potato Mine S=Sunflower

S PM W PM

S PM W PM

S PM W PM

S PM W PM

S PM W PM

Cherry Sun-shooter

Key: USE CHERRY BOMBS... TS(S)=Twin sunflower(Sunflower[For Newbies]) PS=Peashooter TS PS PS TS PS PS TS PS PS TS PS PS TS PS PS (1 Column TS. 2. PS 3. PS)

Tall-Sunshooters

Key: T=Tall-nut PS=Peashooter S=Sunflower T S PS T T S PS T T S PS T T S PS T T S PS T (1 Column T. 2 S. 3 PS. 4 T.)

My Shroom setup, by ShroomstagramUser

Plants to use:

Sun-shroom Puff-shroom Coffee Bean Squash (for Wall-nut Zombies) Any other instant kill to fill up the seed slots

You don't need to worry about Sun-shrooms right away. When the first zombie that comes out, plant a Puff-shroom, then wake it up. Sun-shrooms are good, cause they can produce sun and not get hit by the Peashooter Zombies. Puff-shrooms can't be hit by Peashooter Zombies, either, so taking those is a good idea. You will need Sun-shrooms for the instant kill plants you might choose.

Coins and Spikes Strategy

Plants needed;

  1. coffee bean
  2. sun-shroom
  3. sunflower
  4. hypno-shroom
  5. potato mine
  6. squash
  7. spike-weed
  8. marigold
  9. imitater marigold

This setup should be fairly simple. Plant one column of sunflowers in the back row. Eventually, players need to plant another column of sun-shrooms next to the sunflower. Use a potato mine or squash to take out any zombie that comes. After the five sunflowers are planted, plant two columns of spike-weeds on the far right. That will be able to kill all of the peashooter zombies. For the wall-nut zombies, use a hypno-shroom or an instant. By the end of the level, there should be a column of marigolds replacing the shot down sunflowers. However, keep in mind that the zombies can shoot down marigolds.

Sun-shroom=SS

Spikeweed=S

Form of marigold=M

At the end of the level, the player's lawn will look like this.

M SS S S
M SS S S
M SS S S
M SS S S
M SS S S

Puff Shroom Strategy

Tested on iPad version

Plants:

A rake is recommended

The setup is quite simple, since peas cannot hit Puff-shrooms, plant a sunflower where there are no peas, and quickly put a Puff-shroom where there is a pea (or you could do it alternately, wait for 75 sun and put a Puff-shroom where there is a peashooter zombie). The setup is as follows, as for Wall-nut zombies, use instants, or stall them using Wall-nut or Tall-nut.

Legend:

PF= Puff-shroom

S= Sunflower

Pumpkin: PFP (for Puff-shroom, PS for Sunflower)

W/T= Wall- nut or Tall-nut

S PS PF PF PF W/T

S PS PF PF PF W/T

S PS PF PF PF W/T

S PS PF PF PF W/T

S PS PF PF PF W/T

*Note: This strategy is not yet complete, I will still send a screenshot of it for you to understand it better.
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