For other uses, see Last Stand (disambiguation).

A planned defense in Far Future - Day 22

Last Stand is one of the mini-games that returned from Plants vs. Zombies to Plants vs. Zombies 2 in the form of a Brain Buster. Its gameplay is similar to the original Last Stand from the aforementioned installment. The same principles are retained, yet starting sun varies from one level to another. In addition, sun-producing plants and 0 sun plants are forbidden to be used (except Thorns and Gold Bloom in the Chinese version) The player can get the sun back after shoveling the plant upon making a mistake in planting, similar to the Puzzle Mode version of Last Stand in select versions of the original Plants vs. Zombies. Zombies will come in large numbers. Plant Food on this mode is limited and only selected levels will give zombies carrying plant food. Dynamic Difficulty was also disabled in Last Stand levels.

Before the 1.7 update, the player would earn a star after completing a level without losing any lawn mowers. Between the 1.7 and 1.9 updates, it was required to beat the level without losing lawn mowers to progress across the map. After the 1.9 update, the level only has to be beaten to progress through the map.

Introduced the 6.6.1 update, Arena is also set in the Last Stand format, with the sun given at the start depends on which tournament is currently on. On most tournaments, sun-producing plants are allowed to be used. Sometimes in tournaments, sun falls from the sky, unlike the normal last stand where sun does not fall from the sky.

In the Chinese version, Daily Challenges and most boss levels are also Last Stand levels. Boss levels that are in the Last Stand format allow sun-producing plants and free plants. However, free plants cannot be planted during the set-up.

Last Stand levels in Kongfu World have very different mechanics. There will be several waves of zombies approaching, and after a certain amount of time, a black hole appears, sucking all plants into it. During black hole events, no zombies will appear and no plants can be planted

Levels

Level Zombies Sun Plant Food Special
Ancient Egypt
I (Day 18) Mummy Zombie2.png Conehead Mummy2.png Buckethead Mummy2.png Flag Mummy Zombie2.png Camel Zombies2.png 2000, 3250 (China) Two Melon-pult cannot be used
II (pre-1.7) Mummy Zombie2.png Conehead Mummy2.png Flag Mummy Zombie2.png Explorer Zombie2.png Tomb Raiser Zombie2.png 1750 Three Lightning Reed cannot be used
III (Day 24) Mummy Zombie2.png Conehead Mummy2.png Buckethead Mummy2.png Flag Mummy Zombie2.png Explorer Zombie2.png Pharaoh Zombie2.png 2250, 3250 (China) Three Iceberg Lettuce can be used
IV (Day 33) Explorer Zombie2.png Torchlight Zombie2.png Mummified Gargantuar2.png Imp Mummy2.png 2250 Two
Pirate Seas
I (Day 14) Pirate Zombie2.png Conehead Pirate2.png Flag Pirate Zombie2.png Swashbuckler Zombie2.png Seagull Zombie2.png Barrel Roller Zombie2.png Imp Pirate Zombie2.png Pirate Captain Zombie2.png Zombie Parrot2.png 2000 (international), 3000 (China) Three Second, third, and fourth rows are complete, Melon-pult cannot be used.
II (pre-1.7) Pirate Zombie2.png Conehead Pirate2.png Buckethead Pirate2.png Flag Pirate Zombie2.png Swashbuckler Zombie2.png Seagull Zombie2.png Barrel Roller Zombie2.png Imp Pirate Zombie2.png Imp Cannon2.png Pirate Captain Zombie2.png Zombie Parrot2.png 2250 Three First, second, and third rows are complete
III (Day 22) Swashbuckler Zombie2.png Imp Pirate Zombie2.png Imp Cannon2.png China: Barrel Roller Zombie2.png Seagull Zombie2.png 2750 (international), 3500 (China) Two All rows are incomplete
IV (Day 31) Swashbuckler Zombie2.png Seagull Zombie2.png Imp Cannon2.png 1850 One All rows are incomplete.

Objective: Don't let zombies trample the flowers.

V (Day 34) Pirate Zombie2.png Conehead Pirate2.png Buckethead Pirate2.png Flag Pirate Zombie2.png Swashbuckler Zombie2.png Barrel Roller Zombie2.png Gargantuar Pirate2.png Pirate Captain Zombie2.png Barrelhead Zombie2.png Pelican Zombie2.png 1600 One First, second, third and fourth rows are complete.
Wild West
I (Day 6) Cowboy Zombie2.png Conehead Cowboy2.png Flag Cowboy Zombie2.png Pianist Zombie2.png Poncho Zombie2.png 2000 (international), 1500 (China) Three (international), two (China)
II (Day 18) Cowboy Zombie2.png Conehead Cowboy2.png Flag Cowboy Zombie2.png Prospector Zombie2.png Chicken Wrangler Zombie2.png Zombie Chicken2.png 1500 Three A certain zombie may carry a Plant Food.
III (pre-1.7) Cowboy Zombie2.png Conehead Cowboy2.png Buckethead Cowboy2.png Flag Cowboy Zombie2.png Pianist Zombie2.png Zombie Bull2.png Zombie Bull Rider2.png 2750 (international), 2500 (China) Three
IV (Day 28) Buckethead Cowboy2.png Cowboy Rally Zombie2.png Poncho Zombie2.png Chicken Wrangler Zombie2.png Zombie Bull2.png Zombie Chicken2.png Zombie Bull Rider2.png 600 Two Locked and Loaded
V (Day 32) Buckethead Cowboy2.png Cart-Head Zombie2.png Cowboy Rally Zombie2.png Prospector Zombie2.png Poncho Zombie2.png Chicken Wrangler Zombie2.png Rodeo Legend Zombie2.png Wild West Gargantuar2.png Zombie Chicken2.png Zombie Bull Rider2.png 2000 Two
Frostbite Caves
I (Day 12) Cave Zombie2.png Cave Conehead Zombie2.png Cave Buckethead Zombie2.png Cave Flag Zombie2.png Hunter Zombie2.png Yeti Imp2.png Dodo Rider Zombie2.png 1900 One Hot Potato can be used,
a zombie gives Plant Food
II (Day 28) Cave Zombie2.png Cave Conehead Zombie2.png Cave Buckethead Zombie2.png Cave Flag Zombie2.png Blockhead Zombie2.png Hunter Zombie2.png Dodo Rider Zombie2.png Yeti Imp2.png Sloth Gargantuar2.png Troglobite2.png Weasel Hoarder2.png Ice Weasel2.png 2500 Four Hot Potato can be used,
a zombie gives Plant Food
Far Future
I (Day 11) Future Zombie2.png Future Conehead Zombie2.png Future Buckethead Zombie2.png Future Flag Zombie2.png Jetpack Zombie2.png Shield Zombie2.png Bug Bot Imp2.png Robo-Cone Zombie2.png 2750 Three
II (Day 22) Future Zombie2.png Future Conehead Zombie2.png Future Buckethead Zombie2.png Future Flag Zombie2.png Jetpack Zombie2.png Shield Zombie2.png Bug Bot Imp2.png Robo-Cone Zombie2.png Gargantuar Prime2.png Mecha-Football Zombie2.png 2250 Four
III (Day 27) Future Zombie2.png Future Conehead Zombie2.png Future Buckethead Zombie2.png Future Flag Zombie2.png Jetpack Zombie2.png Disco-tron 30002.png Mecha-Football Zombie2.png Bug Bot Imp2.png 2000 One
Dark Ages
I (Night 6) Peasant Zombie2.png Conehead Peasant2.png Buckethead Peasant2.png Peasant Flag Zombie2.png Imp Monk Zombie2.png Jester Zombie2.png 2000 One
II (Night 15) Conehead Peasant2.png Buckethead Peasant2.png Peasant Flag Zombie2.png Imp Monk Zombie2.png Jester Zombie2.png Wizard Zombie2.png 2200 One Two more Plant Foods appear in tombstones
Neon Mixtape Tour
I (Day 13) Neon Zombie2.png Neon Conehead2.png Neon Buckethead2.png Neon Flag Zombie2.png Punk Zombie2.png Glitter Zombie2.png MC Zom-B2.png 2000 Two Melon-pult cannot be used, a certain zombie may carry a Plant Food.
II (Day 24) Neon Zombie2.png Neon Conehead2.png Neon Buckethead2.png Neon Flag Zombie2.png Punk Zombie2.png Glitter Zombie2.png MC Zom-B2.png Impunk2.png Hair Metal Gargantuar2.png Breakdancer Zombie2.png Arcade Zombie2.png 8-Bit Zombie2.png 2000 Three A certain zombie may carry a Plant Food.
Jurassic Marsh
I (Day 22) Jurassic Zombie2.png Jurassic Conehead2.png Jurassic Buckethead2.png Jurassic Fossilhead2.png Jurassic Flag Zombie2.png Jurassic Imp2.png Jurassic Gargantuar2.png Jurassic Bully2.png Raptor2.png Pterodactyl2.png T. Rex2.png 3000 Three
II (Day 27) Jurassic Zombie2.png Jurassic Conehead2.png Jurassic Buckethead2.png Jurassic Flag Zombie2.png Jurassic Fossilhead2.png Jurassic Imp2.png Jurassic Bully2.png Pterodactyl2.png Ankylosaurus2.png 3000 Four
III (Day 41) Jurassic Conehead2.png Jurassic Fossilhead2.png Amberhead Zombie2.png Jurassic Flag Zombie2.png Jurassic Rockpuncher2.png Jurassic Imp2.png Raptor2.png Pterodactyl2.png T. Rex2.png Ankylosaurus2.png 2500 Four Objective: Don't let the zombies trample the flowers
Big Wave Beach
I (Day 12) Pompadour Zombie2.png Pompadour Conehead2.png Pompadour Buckethead2.png Beach Flag Zombie2.png Bikini Zombie2.png Bikini Conehead2.png Bikini Buckethead2.png Snorkel Zombie2.png Imp Mermaid Zombie2.png Surfer Zombie2.png 1750 Three
II (Day 29) Pompadour Zombie2.png Pompadour Conehead2.png Pompadour Buckethead2.png Beach Flag Zombie2.png Bikini Zombie2.png Bikini Conehead2.png Bikini Buckethead2.png Snorkel Zombie2.png Imp Mermaid Zombie2.png Surfer Zombie2.png Octo Zombie2.png Fisherman Zombie2.png Deep Sea Gargantuar2.png 2500 Four
Modern Day
I (Day 37) Brickhead Zombie2.png Rally Zombie2.png Knight Zombie2.png 1700 Five

Strategies

See Last Stand (PvZ2)/Strategies.

Trivia

  • There is a glitch where the player can plant boosted plants during onslaught, and they will still activate their Plant Food ability once planted. This glitch can be used as a way to clear all the graves onscreen, having a clean slate on which to freely plant.
    • If a Snow Pea has the boosted effect from Zen Garden, it will freeze the zombies before the onslaught starts.
    • There is a glitch on every Last Stand level, where if the player uses the Pea Pod glitch to make it shoot peas before the onslaught starts, the Pea Pod can kill the zombies in the seed selection screen. If this is done in Wild West - Day 18, and a Chicken Wrangler Zombie is targeted, it will cause a flock of Zombie Chickens to rush into the lawn. Pea Pod will not attack the chickens when this happens. This can also happen if any peashooting plant or Citron has the boosted effect from Zen Garden.
      • Some zombies cannot be killed in the planning stage because of the projectile getting out of range.
    • A boosted Zoybean Pod during the planning time will instantly spawn a Zomboid Gargantuar who continues to walk to the zombie side and tries to smash the zombies.
      • This can be used to get a second lunch box from the Treasure Yeti if it appears in a Last Stand level.
  • Unlike the mini-game of the same name from the Plants vs. Zombies, there are lawn mowers and the player only needs usually one wave of zombies to survive except on Neon Mixtape Tour.
  • Instants that use up upon planting, such as the Power Lily and Cherry Bomb, can be chosen in Last Stand, but attempting to plant them before pressing "Let's Rock!" causes a notice saying "This plant cannot be planted during Last Stand setup." to appear. This is possibly in order to prevent the player from using up unnecessary sun before they plant. However, the player is allowed to plant Thyme WarpGrapeshot, and Perfume-shroom during setup, which Thyme Warp and Perfume-shroom cannot be shoveled and will trigger as soon as the onslaught begins and where Grapeshot will explode but leave a shadow that cannot be planted on.
  • It is the only Brain Buster that shares its name with a mini-game in the original Plants vs. Zombies.
  • In Kongfu World, along with wormholes that will suck in the player's plants and allowing zombies to enter the Player's House with ease, Last Stand also makes up of unique features in this world. Notable features are the following:
    • On Day 19, it is a Locked and Loaded level and at the same time, a Last Stand level.
    • On the Ultimate Challenge level, Sun-producing plants are allowed to use.
  • Lost City is so far the only world that do not have Last Stand levels. However, it had a Last Stand Level if you include Epic Quests (It was found in Aloe, Salut! - Step 7)
  • Pirate Seas - Day 31 and Jurassic Marsh - Day 41 are the only Last Stand levels to have an extra objective.
  • Dark Ages - Night 15, Frostbite Caves - Day 12, Frostbite Caves - Day 28, and Neon Mixtape Tour - Day 13 are the only Last Stand levels in the international version of Plants vs. Zombies 2 that gives the player extra Plant Food during the gameplay.
  • Toadstool could be used in Last Stand levels in the 3.6 update, as was Stallia before the 3.9 update and Primal Sunflower before the 4.4 update (aside from the Jurassic Marsh Last Stand levels) despite them being sun producing plants.
    • In the Chinese version, Sunflower Singer could be used before the 1.6.5 version.
  • Iceberg Lettuce, Grave Buster, Hot Potato, Tile Turnip, and Power Mint plants are the only plants with a sun cost of 0 available in Last Stand. However, Tile Turnip's sun cost changes upon planting, Iceberg Lettuce can only be used in Ancient Egypt - Day 24, Grave Buster is only available in Pirate Seas and Wild West, and Hot Potato can only be used in Frostbite Caves levels.
  • Before the 4.0 update, planting a boosted Lily Pad and digging up its clones in Big Wave Beach's Last Stand levels will result in the player getting more sun.
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