For the similar item in the original game, see Trophy.
Cups are a trophy currency item exclusive to the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2. They can be obtained by playing PvP Mode by defeating other players' houses. Cups are used to allow the player's global ranking to increase. They are however also subject to being stolen by other players, should they succeed in defeating the defenses of the player's own house. When the player's cups have been stolen, they have the opportunity to get revenge on the thieving player. A record of gains and losses of cups is shown in the Battle Record section of the PvP Mode main menu.
A Battle Record log entry showing the theft of cups