Gestures are a feature found in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 and Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville . These are customization items that can be unlocked through opening Sticker Pack. They do not change the overall appearance of a character, but instead allow the player to execute (as the name says) gestures. These gestures range from simple ones like "Yes" and "No" to dance moves, taunts and everything in between. Gesturing can be done by pressing any direction on the D-pad on consoles or pressing the arrow keys in the PC version. In Garden Warfare, four gestures can be applied at once, whereas in Garden Warfare 2, only two gestures can be applied as two of the "Gesture buttons" are now used for swapping between characters in Garden/Graveyard Ops. To avoid conflicts, the number of usable gestures has been cut down.

The main purpose of gestures is for them to be used after vanquishing an opponent (to show off in the opponent's death-cam) and during "Top performers" show-off after a concluded game in multiplayer. However, they are also used to interact with other players as well.

List of unlockable gestures in Garden Warfare


  • Celebrate
  • Wave


  • Happy Dance
  • Cackle
  • Untouchable
  • Egyptian
  • Slice n' Dice
  • Rad Beans
  • The Unicorn
  • Whirligig
  • Attitude
  • Stompin' Peas
  • Peashooter's Punch-out!! (Zomboss Down DLC Gesture)
  • Dirt Sucker (Zomboss Down DLC Gesture)
  • Strum Master (Zomboss Down DLC Gesture)
  • Aloha (Legends Of The Lawn DLC Gesture)
  • Cha Cha Slide (Legends Of The Lawn DLC Gesture)


  • Happy Twirl
  • The Watering Can
  • Giddy Up
  • Super Joy
  • Soil Kicker
  • Sunflip
  • Plant It!
  • Psych Out
  • Barrel Roll
  • Sun Chop
  • Happy Fun Tickle Spin (Zomboss Down DLC Gesture)
  • Perfect Zen (Zomboss Down DLC Gesture)
  • Pause Thumpy-Thump (Zomboss Down DLC Gesture)
  • Root Spin (Legends Of The Lawn DLC Gesture)
  • Rush Hour (Legends Of The Lawn DLC Gesture)


  • Hot Steppin'
  • The Happy Dance
  • The Worm
  • Big Mouth
  • Somersault
  • Stompin' Chomp
  • Yeah Yeah Yeah!
  • Happy Puppy
  • Feed Me!
  • Denied
  • Tippy-Tap-Tap (Zomboss Down DLC Gesture)
  • Sass-Master (Zomboss Down DLC Gesture)
  • Roundabout Rock (Zomboss Down DLC Gesture)
  • Clap n' Kick (Legends Of The Lawn DLC Gesture)
  • Pardon Me (Legends Of The Lawn DLC Gesture)


  • Ooh La La
  • Tail Spike
  • Super Flex
  • The Robot
  • The Flip
  • Pose Striker
  • The Workout
  • Queen of Hearts
  • Cactus Surprise
  • The Hotdog
  • Flip & Point (Zomboss Down DLC Gesture)
  • The Axle (Zomboss Down DLC Gesture)
  • Prickle Band (Zomboss Down DLC Gesture)
  • Me Zombie (Legends Of The Lawn DLC Gesture)
  • Wobble Wobble (Legends Of The Lawn DLC Gesture)

Foot Soldier

  • Super Thrust Move
  • The Zombie
  • Pumped Up
  • Super Fever
  • Too Cool
  • Showoff
  • Tah Dah
  • Be Impressed
  • Muffle Shuffle
  • The Craziness
  • Happy Patrol (Zomboss Down DLC Gesture)
  • Zombie Be Good (Zomboss Down DLC Gesture)
  • Super Strum (Zomboss Down DLC Gesture)
  • Victorious! (Legends Of The Lawn DLC Gesture)
  • Show's Over (Legends Of The Lawn DLC Gesture)


  • Oh Yeah!
  • Shoeless
  • Around the World
  • Rodeo
  • Two Step
  • Rump Shaker
  • Power Laugh
  • Slappy
  • Full Flex
  • No Bull
  • Pet the Pooch (Zomboss Down DLC Gesture)
  • Twirly Thrust (Zomboss Down DLC Gesture)
  • Tickle Hero Leap (Zomboss Down DLC Gesture)
  • Kick Trick (Legends Of The Lawn DLC Gesture)
  • Wraparound Fail (Legends Of The Lawn DLC Gesture)


  • Na-Na-Na
  • Crazy Wave
  • Untouchable
  • Maximum Thrust
  • Anti-Gravity
  • Knee Slapper
  • Adored
  • Orbit Flip
  • The Vechey
  • Brain Shaker
  • Hand-scanner (Zomboss Down DLC Gesture)
  • Three by Three (Zomboss Down DLC Gesture)
  • Woodpecker Rock (Zomboss Down DLC Gesture)
  • Hacky Sack (Legends Of The Lawn DLC Gesture)
  • Zombimania (Legends Of The Lawn DLC Gesture)


  • Sashay
  • The Groove
  • Back Flip
  • Trickster
  • Tornado
  • Something Something
  • Party Boy
  • Champion
  • Fancy Dance
  • The Move
  • The Endzone (Zomboss Down DLC Gesture)
  • Pirouette Fail (Zomboss Down DLC Gesture)
  • Air Band (Zomboss Down DLC Gesture)
  • Dirty Bird (Legends Of The Lawn DLC Gesture)
  • Spin & Flip (Legends Of The Lawn DLC Gesture)

Many of the above gestures return in Garden Warfare 2 as unlockable "Classic" gestures.

List of unlockable gestures in Garden Warfare 2


  • Happy Crab Tippy-Tap
  • Quad Shift
  • Pumped Up Uh Huh!
  • Peel Shake


  • Spin Headflake
  • Thoughtful Wave
  • Keep it Classy
  • Rhythm Floatation

Kernel Corn

  • Cobs Blazing
  • Cobbed & Ready
  • Spinners
  • Husk Hop Rock


  • What's on the ground?
  • Stomp Float Stomp
  • Break it Down
  • Too Cool


  • Scare the Dirt
  • Jump & Thump
  • Directional Duality
  • Spin Dance


  • Sing Along
  • Chewy
  • Tap Tap Chomp
  • Chomper Shake Down


  • Morning Stretch
  • One Two Twirl
  • Tippy Tap Tap
  • Shake-a-shake-a


  • Happy Flip
  • Juggle Blasters
  • Spinny Stretch
  • The Imp-twist

Super Brainz

  • Can You Hear It
  • Flex of Fortitude
  • Pointed Pointer
  • All-in-One

Captain Deadbeard

  • Barrel Balance
  • Peg Twirl
  • Heel Clicker
  • Hungry Hopak

Foot Soldier

  • Twirly Solute
  • Head Conker
  • Master Blaster
  • Prancer


  • Get a Hold of This
  • Jackhammer Strum
  • Memorized
  • Can't Dance


  • What comes up must come down
  • Electric Twister
  • Dance Dance Discovery
  • Spinning Experiment


  • Poser
  • Stretch
  • Side to Side
  • Jig


Garden Warfare 2


  • The fact that gesturing on console versions can be done by pressing the D-pad may reference the Super Smash Bros. franchise, as pressing the D-pad on the controller will have a character do a taunt, in the same manner as gestures do in Garden Warfare.
  • The Foot Soldier's gesture, the Super Fever, has the longest duration of all gestures, lasting at least seven seconds.
  • The Foot Soldier's gesture, the Super Fever, is copied from the 1977 movie Saturday Night Fever.
  • Few of the taunts' names reference several video game franchises:
    • One of the Peashooter's taunts may be a reference to the 1987 game Punch-Out!!, which was originally known as Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!.
    • The Scientist's taunt "Dance Dance Discovery" references the dancing video game franchise Dance Dance Revolution.
    • The Foot Soldier's taunt "Head Conker" looks similar to the Soldier's shovel taunt in the game Team Fortress 2.
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