... and far too much water. It will overwhelm the plants.

Penny

For the Chinese version of the level, see Big Wave Beach - Day 1 (Chinese version).
For the Chinese version of this level before the v1.8 update, see Big Wave Beach - Day 1 (Chinese version: pre-1.8).

Big Wave Beach - Day 1 is the first level of Big Wave Beach in Plants vs. Zombies 2. The new variants of the basic zombies, Pompadour Zombie, Conehead Pompadour and Buckethead Pompadour, are introduced here. When this level is finished for the first time, the player unlocks the Lily Pad.

The tideline in this level is located between the fourth and fifth column.

Dialogue

(Crazy Dave and Penny appear)
Crazy Dave: Look at this beeeeautiful beach!
Crazy Dave: It's got everything a growing plant needs!
Crazy Dave: Sun, sand and lots o' water!
Penny: Caution, User Dave. My sensors indicate there are zombies on your beach...
Penny:... and far too much water. It will overwhelm the plants.
Crazy Dave: No problem-o! We'll just lay down some Lily Pads.
Crazy Dave: Then the other plants can ride the waves!
Penny: Or as the vernacular of this era goes: They can "hang ten."
Crazy Dave: Right on, Penny, Right on!
(Crazy Dave and Penny leave)

Difficulty

The gimmick of Big Wave Beach is introduced in this level. Specifically, the water. Plants cannot be placed onto water unless Lily Pad is used (with the exception of Ghost Pepper, Rotobaga, and Caulipower). The player is given Lily Pad in this level to use. This level should not be too difficult, as there are not many zombies, as well as the most threatening only being Pompadour Buckethead. However, the zombies still come out in large groups of three or more in the early parts of the level, so the player should get a defense set up quickly.

Waves

The small number next to the zombie icon means that zombie will always appear in that lane, with 1 being the topmost lane and 5 being the bottommost one.
Waves Non-dynamic zombies Ambush zombies Note(s)
1 Pompadour Zombie2.png None
2 Pompadour Zombie2.png1 Pompadour Zombie2.png5 None
3 Pompadour Zombie2.png Pompadour Conehead2.png3 None Carries 1x Plant Food.
4 Pompadour Zombie2.png Pompadour Conehead2.png Pompadour Conehead2.png None
5 Pompadour Zombie2.png Pompadour Zombie2.png Pompadour Conehead2.png3 Pompadour Conehead2.png None Carries 1x Plant Food.
6 Pompadour Conehead2.png Pompadour Conehead2.png Pompadour Buckethead2.png2 None
7 Pompadour Zombie2.png1 Pompadour Zombie2.png5 Pompadour Zombie2.png Pompadour Conehead2.png4 Pompadour Conehead2.png None
8 Pompadour Conehead2.png1 Pompadour Conehead2.png5 Pompadour Buckethead2.png None Carries 1x Plant Food.
9 Pompadour Zombie2.png5 Pompadour Zombie2.png Pompadour Zombie2.png Pompadour Conehead2.png5 None
10 Pompadour Zombie2.png Pompadour Conehead2.png1 Pompadour Conehead2.png5 Pompadour Buckethead2.png3 None
11 Pompadour Conehead2.png2 Pompadour Conehead2.png4 Pompadour Conehead2.png Pompadour Buckethead2.png None Carries 1x Plant Food.
12 Pompadour Conehead2.png1 Pompadour Conehead2.png2 Pompadour Conehead2.png3 Pompadour Conehead2.png3 Pompadour Conehead2.png4 Pompadour Conehead2.png Pompadour Buckethead2.png2 Pompadour Buckethead2.png4 Pompadour Buckethead2.png5 Beach Flag Zombie2.png None Final wave.


Strategies

Strategy 1

Created by BigMitch7777`
  • Required plants: Sunflower2.png Sun-shroom2.png Snapdragon2.png Wall-nut2.png Tall-nut2.png Infi-nut2.png Potato Mine2.png Cherry Bomb2.png or Jalapeno2.png


  • Plant two full columns of Sunflower or Sun-shroom in the first and second columns.
  • When the first zombie comes, use a Potato Mine to deal with it, to continue building your columns of sun-producing plants.
  • As more zombies start to come, plant Snapdragon in the third and fourth columns.
  • Plant a column of Wall-nut in the fifth column to block zombies (make sure to plant Lily Pads first).
  • Use instant-kill plants if needed.


Strategy 2

Created by ZukaLand
  • Required plants: Primal Sunflower2.png Primal Potato Mine2.png Primal Peashooter2.png Lily Pad2.png Lava Guava2.png Kernel-pult2.png Chard Guard2.png


  • Plant a Primal Sunflower on any tile in the first column.
  • Deal with the first zombie with a Primal Potato Mine so you can have more time and sun to plant more Primal Sunflowers.
  • In the second and fourth columns, plant Primal Peashooters as zombies come.
  • In the third column, plant Kernel-pults.
  • Lava Guava and Chard Guard are not required.


Gallery

Walkthrough

Trivia

  • This is one of the two levels in Big Wave Beach that do not have Bikini Zombie, Bikini Conehead, and Bikini Buckethead. The other one is Big Wave Beach - Day 21.
  • Big Wave Beach - Day 1, Day 26, and Day 32 are the only levels where the tides do not change.


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