Diamonds (sometimes called gems) are items available in Plants vs. Zombies, Plants vs. Zombies 2 (before the 2.1 update and the Chinese version), Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. They are worth $1000 (100 coins in Garden Warfare and 250 in Garden Warfare 2), the highest value of any currency item. Because of this, diamonds are very rare. Once dropped, the player can either tap it to grab the diamond or, in Plants vs. Zombies, let a Gold Magnet pick it up or, in Garden Warfare and Garden Warfare 2, run and grab it.
While they exist in Plants vs. Zombies: Journey to the West, diamonds instead serve as an entirely different currency by themselves, only able to be obtained through certain methods.
How to get diamonds
- Defeating zombies (rarely happens although it can be common in Survival: Endless).
- Defeating a Zombie Yeti (four; five if first time).
- Growing a Marigold to full size in the Zen Garden (one).
- Growing a normal plant to full size in the Zen Garden (two).
- First time completing mini-games, Survival Mode levels, or I, Zombie levels (one).
- Finding bacon on Level 3-4 or 5-4 (one, depends on version).
- Finding Crazy Dave's taco on Level 4-4 (one).
- Every three streaks in I, Zombie Endless or every ten streaks in Vasebreaker Endless (one, not always).
- Defeating Dr. Zomboss in Adventure Mode (three).
- Matching two or three of a diamond kind in the Slot Machine mini-game (one for two, three for three of a kind).
- Destroying graves with the Grave Buster, although it is very rare.
- Golden Sunflower Trophy (five, awarded by completing Adventure Mode and all mini-games, Puzzle levels, and Survival levels).
- Purchasing the full version of the game (twenty).
- Completing certain achievements.
- Purchasing them using real money from the store.
Plants vs. Zombies 2 (before the 2.1 update)
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
- Sometimes dropped after finishing a wave in Garden Ops (by only planting a bonus garden that drops coins).
- Very rarely picked in Zomboss Slots.
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2
- Dropped after finishing plant/zombie waves when Flag of Power is risen.
- Occasionally dropped after killing plant/zombie mini-bosses in Flag of Power.
- Can be dropped by killing plant/zombie Champions.
The following plants cost 380 diamonds.
The following plant costs 80 diamonds.
The following plants cost 120 diamonds.
The following plants cost 180 diamonds.
Lucky Spin achievement
Lucky Spin is an achievement in some versions of Plants vs. Zombies that is earned when the player rolls three diamonds in Slot Machine. It is arguably the hardest achievement in any version of Plants vs. Zombies it appears in because even just one diamond is very rare, and three is even rarer. In console versions, however, they just have to get a single diamond. It will not give them anything, but two diamonds will give the player one. On the 1.02 update of the PS Vita version, however, the achievement does not involve diamonds to get it; instead, three of a kind in general will get it.
- They have a "gleam" when they are about to be picked up. A chiming noise also is played when they appear.
- The "gleam" is removed in Plants vs. Zombies 2. However, the chiming noise is still present.
- It resembles the blue gem from Bejeweled, one of PopCap's other games.
- They also make the same noise as in Insaniquarium when picked up and when making a match in Beghouled.
- The diamond appears in the PC icons of Beghouled and Beghouled Twist.
- In the 2.1 update of Plants vs. Zombies 2, they were replaced with gems. However, they look extremely similar in color and shape.
- Before the 2.1 update, if a player killed a Treasure Yeti and got its lunchbox, they would receive a diamond. However, due to the removal of diamonds on the 2.1 update, the player does not get a diamond anymore, but instead a bunch of coins which total to 1000 coins, which is the exact value of a diamond.
- In the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2, they are sometimes found in lucky cards in the older versions.
- In Slot Machine, you will get diamonds for spinning on rare occasions.