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This game mode is not always available to be played in-game. It is only available sometimes. It is currently not available.
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Cool Explosions Only is a Weekly Event game mode in Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. It is a variant of Gnome Bomb where players can only play as Peashooter, Kernel Corn, and Snapdragon on the plants team or Foot Soldier, Super Brainz, and 80s Action Hero on the zombies team.


This game mode functions identically to Gnome Bomb, except that a limited number of classes are available. You can only play as Peashooter, Kernel Corn, Snapdragon, Foot Soldier, Super Brainz, and 80s Action Hero.


Cool dudes don't usually look at explosions, but with so many going off it's hard not to. Bombs, Beans, and Fireballs go BOOM this week!

Weekly challenges

The weekly challenges for this event are as follows:

  1. Win a Match
  2. Get Vanquishes (x20)
  3. Win Matches (x3)


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Note that every class available is an PvZ BfN Attack Class Icon Attack class, meaning you have no defense or support.


  • The game incorrectly says "win a Match" for challenge #3 instead of "Win Matches", despite the challenge requiring more than one match to be completed.
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Game modes and activities in Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville
Multiplayer Garden Ops · Graveyard Ops · Turf Takeover · Team Vanquish · Vanquish Confirmed! · Gnome Bomb · Suburbination · Battle Arena
Weekly events Boss Team Vanquish · Boss Turf Takeover · Collision Course · Cool Explosions Only · Double Trouble · Garden Warfare · Harm, Help, Hinder · Lunchtime at the Lab · Minion Madness · Movers and Shakers · My Turf, My Rules · Oops! Too many Players · Power Team Vanquish · Rando Confirmed · Rando Ops · Space Nuts · Suburbination Isolation · The Reinforcements · Up-close & Impersonal
Free roam Battle Chest · Battle Zone · Bounty Hunt · Gnome challenges · Plumbing Gig
Regions Neighborville · Town Center · Mount Steep · Weirding Woods
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