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Casting Shadows is an ability for Night Cap in Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. It creates a shadow dome that hides ally plants, slows down enemies inside the dome as well as inverting their controls.


Hide allies and restrict enemy movement in the shadow dome.

Associated upgrades

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Allies revive faster while within Casting Shadows.

Reduces the time to revive an ally by half when inside Casting Shadows.
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Drain ammo, increase weapon heat, and slow ability refresh time of enemy hit by Casting Shadows.

Enemies caught in Casting Shadows suffer from the following penalties: (1.) 5-7 rounds are taken out from their weapon; (2.) For the 80s Action Hero, Bow Blaster's charge time is increased by 50%; (3.) For Super Brainz, Heroic Fists' attack speed is decreased by 50%; (4.) For All-Star and Z-Mech's primary weapon, overheat rate is increased by 0.1 percentage points; (5.) Refresh times of all abilities decreased by 0 seconds;



Casting Shadows can be used to trap Zombies, restricting their movement and lowering their accuracy, making them an easier target. This allows you to easily vanquish them with Spore Strike or finish them off with Fung Fu.

Casting Shadows is also a useful tool for reviving allies. Enemies won't know what to shoot at, so you can revive a fallen comrade without having to worry about being hit. Watch out for the Engineer if trying this strategy, as his splash damage will hit you even if he can't see you.

Another good way to use Casting Shadows is to escape a large group without getting hurt. Shadow Sneak could be used for this, but enemies will know that you're trying to escape and may try to look for the cloud of smoke that you leave behind when you move. Instead, use a Casting Shadows, go inside of it, then enemies will think that you're tying to stay and fight. However, this is the time to use Shadow Sneak, retreat in another direction, and you're opponent(s) won't pay attention to the smoke you leave as they'll be focused on attacking the Casting Shadows. Again, watch out for Engineers.


The Engineer, as mentioned earlier, is good at attacking any enemies hiding within a Casting Shadows. Using his Heavy Helper, he can repeatedly spam his Concrete Launcher to do massive damage to anyone inside. Using Bullhorn Swarm prevents any Plants from escaping your trap.

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Plants (Shooter games)
Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville plants
Playable Classes
PvZ BfN Attack Class Icon.png Attack Peashooter · Chomper · Kernel Corn · Night Cap · Snapdragon
PvZ BfN Defend Class Icon.png Defend Cactus · Citron · Acorn (Oak)
PvZ BfN Support Class Icon.png Support Sunflower · Rose
Swarm Wildflower
Peashooter Chili Bean Bomb · Pea Gatling · Pea Suped
Chomper Spikeweed · Burrow · Grody Goop
Kernel Corn Butter Beacon · Husk Hop · Shuck Shot
Night Cap Casting Shadows · Fung Fu · Shadow Sneak
Snapdragon Swoop Slam · Blue Blazes · Blazing Trail
Cactus Potato Mine · Garlic Drone · Petal Propeller
Citron E.M.Peach · Spin Dash · Navel Laser
Acorn & Oak
Solo Sap Trap · Invoke Oak · Acorn Dash
Passenger Sap Trap · Treeject · Lumber Support
Oak Super Sap Trap · Treeject · Roll for Damage
Sunflower Sunny Side Up · Sunbeam · Heal Beam
Rose Jinx · Arcane Enigma · Goatify
Wildflower Wild Life · Weed Out · Bloom Boom
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Range Pea Cannon · Gatling Pea · Scaredy-Shroom · Lightning Reed
Support Heal Flower · Goop-Shroom
Melee Bonk Choy · Doom-Shroom · Fume-Shroom
Melee Terracotta Weed · Vase Weed · Dandelion
Range Wildflower · Terracotta Wildflower
Support Heal Weed · Hypno-Shroom
Battle Leaders Bam-Bam-Boo · Bluehorn Corn · Flotsamuel · Lucy · No-Neck Raffi · Pinky Rain · Pollen Kate · Pound Cake · Queen Capra · Sherman · Sproutrage · Teddy
Bounty Hunt
Weirding Woods Queenigma · Solar Sisters · Wild Bunch
Town Center Bitey Brothers · Mirror-Shroom · Tiger Klaus
Elusive Foes
Weirding Woods Amber Gemma · Pops Cyclops · Sleepy
Town Center Big Hurtle · Kitty Sparkles · Mrs. Veilbiter
Bosses Dreadroot · Giga Torchwood · Sunflower Queen · Super Bean · Marigold · Hypno Sunflower Queen · Spooky Squash · Bitter Dill · Dreadwood · Blight Cap
Quest NPCs Air Ron · Best Fishing Friend™️ · Bingo-Bongo · Brian · Corny Corn · Dandelion · Exposition Al · Gilly the Kid · Harmela · Land Phil · Major Sweetie · Mark · Mike · Sergeant Peel · Sir Crustworthy · Sir Victor-Ian · Tenderleaf · Tumbleweed Ted · Vivian
Others Weed · Pumpkin Weed · Leaf Shield Weed · Pumpkin Wildflower
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