Plants vs Zombies Knowledge Base

The Best Plants vs. Zombies Plants to Use on Each Group Levels

Zombies are rising from their graves to invade your home, and the only line of defense you can count on is your warrior plants. Now, there is nothing to worry about because you’ll be presented with mighty Plants vs. Zombies characters. For example, there are the peashooters that fire deadly legumes and Cherry Bombs that explode. You’ll have to think and place the plants quickly to stop dozens of different zombies that get in your backyard. Not to mention there are those nocturnal zombies and swimming zombies that add up to the difficulty.

Plants vs Zombies Adventure

Plants vs. Zombies is the first edition of the Plants vs. Zombies series by PopCap Games in 2009. The gameplay is identical to that of other tower defense strategy games. It is all about strategically positioning your tactical arsenal to best defeat each wave of attackers.

In the game, there are 49 Plants vs. Zombies all plants that act as a line of defense. Each plant has unique powers, characteristics, as well as weaknesses that can be helpful or useless depending on your strategy. There are also five adventure levels to play (Day, Night, Pool, Fog, and Roof) to keep the fun going!

All we can say is that there are a LOT of plants to be familiar with. Hence, trying to decide which one can be more beneficial to your arsenal can be confusing. So, to give you an idea of how to survive the game, here are the best plants to use in every mode.

Best Plants for Surviving Day Mode

This is the game’s most basic level, which takes place in the homeowner’s front yard. Getting more Plants vs. Zombies plants on these levels is easy because the sun (which you can use to buy plants) falls from the sky.

Plants vs Zombies Day


1. Sunflowers

Obviously, sunflowers are the best plants to use that are capable of producing extra sun over time. It allows the player to acquire defensive and offensive plants to easily survive the invasion.

2. Peashooters

This is the very first plant you will get in the game. Peashooters fire a deadly legume every 1.5 seconds and take 10 peas to knock down a zombie. It only costs 100 suns, so you can easily build an offensive strategy in the early game.

3. Cherry Bomb

Cherry Bombs are one of the best instant-kill plants that you can obtain in the early game. As soon as you plant these deadly guys, they will instantly explode in a 3×3 area and deal damage to multiple zombies.

4. Wall-Nut

Although wall-nuts are not an offensive plant, they serve a huge part by acting as a shield to take out tough zombies.

Best Plants to Survive Night Mode

The layout is identical to the Day levels, except that it takes place at night. As a result, mushrooms remain awake and the sun does not fall from the sky. Since there is a lack of sun, night sun-producer plants must be carefully guarded.

Plants vs Zombies Night mode


1. Sun-shroom

Since there’s no sun falling out from the sky during the night, sun-shroom plants come in very handy in this mode. It will only give off 15 suns in the beginning, but it will continuously grow and start generating 25 suns like Sunflower. Sun-shroom is preferable in the nighttime levels, but inefficient during the day, as you need to wake it up.

2. Fume-Shroom

Fume-Shroom is the nighttime counterpart of Peashooters. It can spray fumes and deal 20 damage per shot. Although fume-shroom has a shorter range, its fumes can pass through screen doors – a shield used by zombies.

3. Ice-shroom

Ice-shroom is one of the best plants to use during the nighttime mode. It has the ability to freeze and deal 20 damage to all the enemies that are on the field.

4. Magnet-Shroom

Magnet-shroom removes metal objects from zombies such as buckets, pickaxes, and more. Even though he does not deal any damage, he can turn some of the toughest zombies almost vulnerable. For instance, he can remove a football zombie’s helmet, resulting in lower health and transforming into a normal zombie.

Defeat Zombies in the Pool

Zombies can swim and don’t forget the snorkeling ones, too.


1. Lily Pad

Lily Pads are the only method to move non-aquatic plants into the aquatic area, they are very important to Pool and Fog levels.

2. Tangle Kelp

Tangle Kelp is a one-time-use aquatic plant that attracts the first zombie that comes too close to them underwater. It is better to keep them in the water of your pond all the time especially if there are fast-moving zombies on the level.

3. Cattail

Cattails can be upgraded to Lily Pad, and it can fire two spikes at any lane. It’s a good idea to utilize Cattails since they work effectively against Balloon Zombies in pool and fog levels.

Make the Fog Go Away

The fog level takes place in the player’s backyard at night. In addition, up to two-thirds of the grass in each level is covered in fog and expands through the stage. When the fog makes you defenseless, here are the best plants to employ.

Plants vs Zombies Fog mode


1. Plantern

Plantern’s purpose is to clear the fog that covers up the player’s visibility of the approaching zombies. He is a more user-friendly alternative to the Blover. On the other hand, it can be applied in a more difficult but more practical manner.

2. Blover

Blover is probably the most functional single-use plant in the Fog Lovel since it has two primary functions. First, it blows away approaching Balloon-Flying Zombies and it clears the fog that hides approaching zombies.

Conquering Zombies on the Roof

The fun doesn’t end with the lawn. Zombies are there too to take you on a roof-tastic action.

Plants vs Zombies Roof


1. Pot

The Flower Pot is the most important plant when you are at the roof level. The player should place the pot on the roof tile for them to be available to put the defensive plants like Cherry Bombs or Doom-shrooms among others on the roof levels.

2. Umbrella Leaf

Use the umbrella leaf on levels where bungee and catapult zombies appear and put them around your superb plants.

3. Melon-Pult

Melon-pult is important in the Roof levels because, like the other lobbed shot plants, he can fire beyond the roof’s slant, and he’s also the strongest catapult plant.

4. Kernel-Pult

Kernel-pult tosses weak corn kernels, but there’s a chance he’ll instead fire butter, which puts the zombies in a stun-state. He can also target zombies with shields like other pults.

5. Cabbage-Pult

Cabbage-pult is a helpful plant on the Roof level since it will be the player’s first projectile plant that can climb the roof’s slopes.

Now that you’ve known the important plants to use on every Plants vs Zombies level, it’s time to build your platoon of plants and take down all those brain-eating monsters. If you want a more action-filled version of this game, learn more about Plants Vs Zombies: Battle For Neighborville.