Level 5-4 is the forty-fourth level in Plants vs. Zombies, Plants vs. Zombies: Journey to the West, and Plants vs. Zombies: Great Wall Edition, and it is the fourth Roof level. It is a regular level. When this level is finished for the first time, the player obtains the Watering Can for the Zen Garden, along with the Zen Garden mode itself. Because the all-different Zen Garden in Plants vs. Zombies: Journey to the West has already unlocked on 1-3, the player will obtain a Bacon in that game.


  • There are three columns of Flower Pots. Therefore, the player most likely will need to plant more Flower Pots in order to beat the level.
  • Bungee Zombies do not appear during the duration of the level, but they will bring down extra zombies at the final wave.
  • The player will have to deal with Football Zombies, Pogo Zombies, and Ladder Zombies in three flags.
  • The player may now use mushrooms since they have obtained the Coffee Bean.


Strategy 1

  • Required plants:
  • Plant two columns of Sunflowers while planting Potato Mines to kill the zombies at the start of the level. If  the Potato Mines are still recharging, use a Squash to deal with next zombie. Then, start planting columns of offensive plants that will hit the zombies constantly.
  • After, plant two rows of Wall-nuts (or Tall-nuts if you chose that plant) to defend yourself from Pogo Zombies, Football Zombies, and surprise attack zombies
  • Use instant kills to kill big groups of zombies or ladders when placed on your Wall-nuts or Tall-nuts.
  • As you have just received the Coffee Bean, you should use Magnet-shrooms to take away football helmets, ladders, and pogo sticks, making those zombies lose their special abilities. If you do not want to spend so much sun, use a Cherry Bomb, as they kill zombies within a 3x3 area. if you selected the Jalapeno, you can get rid of a lane of powerful zombies without much trouble.

Strategy 2: Gloom-shroom Crush

  • Required plants:
  • First, plant the two columns of Sunflowers. I'd recommend using the rake, but that's up to you. You should soon get 100 sun and be able to buy a Cabbage-Pult. Start building a barrier on the 6th column. You should build the barrier out of Gloom-Shrooms and Pumpkins. While that's under construction, build 2 columns of Cabbage-Pults, and on the 5th column, place the Magnet-Shrooms. The zombies can't pass the barrier that you've built. Congratulations, you've beaten the level!

Related achievements

New grounded icon
Defeat a normal Roof level without using any Catapult Plants.
Unsiege Mentality
Unsiege Mentality
Complete a roof level without using any catapult plants.
Home Lawn Security2
Second Life
Second Life
Complete Adventure Mode a second time.



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