The Night area is the second stage of Adventure Mode and the setting of the ten levels after the daytime levels in Plants vs. Zombies. It is exactly like the Day levels in layout except that it takes place in the nighttime; therefore, mushrooms stay awake and sun does not fall from the sky. Because of the lack of falling sun, it is much harder to defend the home without using mushrooms, and the player's sun producers have to be well-guarded. Sun-shrooms take the place of Sunflowers, and Scaredy-shrooms and Puff-shrooms take the place of Peashooters. Also, during this stage, graves will appear at the beginning of the level in random points on the half of the lawn farthest from the player's house. They cannot be planted on, and zombies surface from them during the final wave of a level. However, the graves can be removed by Grave Busters.

New plants

Nocturnal Plants, which mainly consists of mushrooms, are the key to Night levels due to the lack of sun and the fact that they generally require less sun than normal day time plants. The most important mushroom introduced in these levels is the Puff-shroom, which costs no sun at all. This is helpful because of the lack of sun. However, their short range means the player will eventually have to move on to better ranged mushrooms such as the Fume-shrooms and the Scaredy-shrooms, which are still both relatively cheap. The Sun-shroom, which costs less sun than the Sunflower, is also important. Sun-shrooms are vital as they are the only source of sun during the night (or Sunflowers if one was to decide to plant them). The other nocturnal plants introduced are Hypno-shrooms, Ice-shrooms, and Doom-shrooms.

New zombies

An important trick for the Dancing Zombie is to use a Hypno-shroom on it as fast as possible to avoid non-hypnotized Backup Dancers. The hypnotized Dancing Zombie will summon hypnotized Backup Dancers, and this is extremely useful most of the time, albeit one should be careful not to hypnotize any Backup Dancers instead.

List of levels

Adventure Mode

Difficulty

Night is an easy world, but levels 2-6, 2-7, 2-9, and 2-10 can be hard for new players. It is harder than the previous area, Day.

Main levels

Level Plants Zombies Flags
2-1 Choice Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Newspaper Zombie1.png 1
2-2 Choice Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Newspaper Zombie1.png 2
2-3 Choice Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Screen Door Zombie1.png 1
2-4 Choice Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Pole Vaulting Zombie1.png Screen Door Zombie1.png 2
2-5 Grave Buster1.png Potato Mine1.png Cherry Bomb1.png Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png 0 (no extra flag)
2-6 Choice Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Football Zombie1.png 1
2-7 Choice Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Screen Door Zombie1.png Football Zombie1.png 2
2-8 Choice Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Dancing Zombie1.png

Summon:Backup Dancer1.png

1
2-9 Choice Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Screen Door Zombie1.png Dancing Zombie1.png

Summon:Backup Dancer1.png

2
2-10 Puff-shroom1.png Fume-shroom1.png Grave Buster1.png Hypno-shroom1.png Scaredy-shroom1.png Ice-shroom1.png Doom-shroom1.png Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Screen Door Zombie1.png Football Zombie1.png Dancing Zombie1.png

Summon:Backup Dancer1.png

2 (no extra flag)
4-5 Peashooter1.png Snow Pea1.png Hypno-shroom1.png Squash1.png Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Football Zombie1.png Dancing Zombie1.png Jack-in-the-Box Zombie1.png

Summon:Backup Dancer1.png

0 (no extra flag)

Mini-games

Level Plants Zombies Flags
Beghouled Peashooter1.png Wall-nut1.png Snow Pea1.png Repeater1.png Puff-shroom1.png Fume-shroom1.png Tall-nut1.png Starfruit1.png Magnet-shroom1.png Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Newspaper Zombie1.png Screen Door Zombie1.png Football Zombie1.png Infinite
Beghouled Twist Peashooter1.png Wall-nut1.png Snow Pea1.png Repeater1.png Puff-shroom1.png Fume-shroom1.png Tall-nut1.png Starfruit1.png Magnet-shroom1.png Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Newspaper Zombie1.png Screen Door Zombie1.png Football Zombie1.png Infinite
Portal Combat Peashooter1.png Cherry Bomb1.png Wall-nut1.png Repeater1.png Torchwood1.png Cactus1.png Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Football Zombie1.png Balloon Zombie1.png 2
Whack a Zombie Grave Buster1.png Potato Mine1.png Ice-shroom1.png Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png 0
Zombie Trap None Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Football Zombie1.png Dancing Zombie1.png Backup Dancer1.png Pogo Zombie1.png Bungee Zombie1.pngGargantuar1.png Imp1.png 0

† - Only drops zombies.

Canceled mini-games

Level Plants Zombies Flags
Grave Danger Choice Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png 2

Puzzle Mode

Level Plants Zombies Flags
Last Stand: Night Fume-shroom1.png Gloom-shroom1.png Scaredy-shroom1.png Grave Buster1.png Pumpkin1.png Ice-shroom1.png Doom-shroom1.png Hypno-shroom1.png Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Pole Vaulting Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Newspaper Zombie1.png Screen Door Zombie1.png Football Zombie1.png Dancing Zombie1.png Summon:Backup Dancer1.png 5

Vasebreaker

Level Plants Zombies
Vasebreaker 5 Peashooter1.png 5 Snow Pea1.png 5 Squash1.png 6 Zombie1.png 3 Buckethead Zombie1.png 1 Jack-in-the-Box Zombie1.png
To the Left 3 Wall-nut1.png 2 Potato Mine1.png 3 Snow Pea1.png 7 Repeater1.png 6 Zombie1.png 3 Buckethead Zombie1.png 1 Jack-in-the-Box Zombie1.png
Third Vase 3 Wall-nut1.png 3 Snow Pea1.png 6 Repeater1.png 3 Hypno-shroom1.png 2 Squash1.png 8 Zombie1.png 2 Buckethead Zombie1.png 1 Dancing Zombie1.png Summon:Backup Dancer1.png 1 Jack-in-the-Box Zombie1.png
Chain Reaction 4 Repeater1.png 11 Puff-shroom1.png 4 Hypno-shroom1.png 7 Zombie1.png 1 Football Zombie1.png 8 Jack-in-the-Box Zombie1.png
M is for Metal 2 Snow Pea1.png 6 Repeater1.png 2 Hypno-shroom1.png 4 Squash1.png 3 Pumpkin1.png 3 Magnet-shroom1.png 7 Zombie1.png 4 Buckethead Zombie1.png 3 Football Zombie1.png 1 Jack-in-the-Box Zombie1.png
Scary Potter 7 Repeater1.png 2 Squash1.png 2 Threepeater1.png 4 Torchwood1.png 5 Tall-nut1.png 7 Zombie1.png 5 Pole Vaulting Zombie1.png 2 Football Zombie1.png 1 Jack-in-the-Box Zombie1.png
Hokey Pokey 3 Wall-nut1.png 3 Squash1.png 13 Spikeweed1.png 10 Zombie1.png 1 Buckethead Zombie1.png
Another Chain Reaction 4 Repeater1.png 7 Puff-shroom1.png 5 Squash1.png 3 Tall-nut1.png 4 Zombie1.png 8 Jack-in-the-Box Zombie1.png 4 Pogo Zombie1.png
Ace of Vase 2 Peashooter1.png 1 Wall-nut1.png 1 Potato Mine1.png 2 Snow Pea1.png 6 Repeater1.png 5 Squash1.png 2 Threepeater1.png 1 Plantern1.png 8 Zombie1.png 5 Buckethead Zombie1.png 1 Jack-in-the-Box Zombie1.png 1 Gargantuar1.png

Summon: 1 Imp1.png

Vasebreaker Endless 2 Peashooter1.pngCherry Bomb1.png (purchase with sun), 1 Wall-nut1.png 1 Potato Mine1.png 2 Snow Pea1.png 6 Repeater1.png 5 Squash1.png 2 Threepeater1.png 1 Plantern1.png 8 Zombie1.png 5 Buckethead Zombie1.png 1 Jack-in-the-Box Zombie1.png 1 Gargantuar1.png

Summon: 1 Imp1.png (1 Gargantuar1.png replaces 1 Zombie1.png after each 10 waves)

I, Zombie

Level Plants Zombies
I, Zombie 6 Peashooter1.png 9 Sunflower1.png 2 Snow Pea1.png 3 Squash1.png Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Football Zombie1.png
I, Zombie Too 5 Peashooter1.png 7 Sunflower1.png 4 Snow Pea1.png 4 Spikeweed1.png Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Screen Door Zombie1.png
Can You Dig It? 7 Peashooter1.png 7 Sunflower1.png 2 Potato Mine1.png 3 Torchwood1.png 1 Split Pea1.png Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Digger Zombie1.png
Totally Nuts 4 Peashooter1.png 7 Sunflower1.png 5 Wall-nut1.png 2 Snow Pea1.png 2 Fume-shroom1.png Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Ladder Zombie1.png
Dead Zeppelin 8 Peashooter1.png 7 Sunflower1.png 2 Snow Pea1.png 2 Cactus1.png 1 Magnet-shroom1.png Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Balloon Zombie1.png Bungee Zombie1.png
Me Smash! 5 Peashooter1.png 8 Sunflower1.png 1 Snow Pea1.png 2 Squash1.png 3 Spikeweed1.png 2 Torchwood1.png 2 Kernel-pult1.png 2 Garlic1.png Zombie1.png Pole Vaulting Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Gargantuar1.png

Summon: Imp1.png

ZomBoogie 8 Sunflower1.png 9 Potato Mine1.png 8 Chomper1.png Zombie1.png Pole Vaulting Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Dancing Zombie1.png

Summon:Backup Dancer1.png

Three Hit Wonder 8 Peashooter1.png 8 Sunflower1.png 3 Wall-nut1.png 2 Potato Mine1.png 2 Squash1.png 2 Magnet-shroom1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Pole Vaulting Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Digger Zombie1.png Bungee Zombie1.png Ladder Zombie1.png Imp1.png
All your brainz r belong to us 3 Peashooter1.png 9 Sunflower1.png 4 Potato Mine1.png 1 Snow Pea1.png 3 Chomper1.png 1 Fume-shroom1.png 1 Scaredy-shroom1.png 1 Squash1.png 1 Threepeater1.png 1 Torchwood1.png 1 Tall-nut1.png 1 Split Pea1.png 1 Starfruit1.png 1 Magnet-shroom1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Pole Vaulting Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Football Zombie1.png Digger Zombie1.png Bungee Zombie1.png Ladder Zombie1.png Imp1.png
I, Zombie Endless Peashooter1.png Sunflower1.png Wall-nut1.png Potato Mine1.png Snow Pea1.png Chomper1.png Repeater1.png Puff-shroom1.png Fume-shroom1.png Scaredy-shroom1.png Squash1.png Threepeater1.png Spikeweed1.png Torchwood1.png Split Pea1.png Starfruit1.png Magnet-shroom1.png Kernel-pult1.png Umbrella Leaf1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Pole Vaulting Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Football Zombie1.png Dancing Zombie1.png Digger Zombie1.png Bungee Zombie1.png Ladder Zombie1.png Imp1.png

Summon:Backup Dancer1.png

Last Stand

Level Plants Zombies Flag(s)
Last Stand: Night Fume-shroom1.png Grave Buster1.png Hypno-shroom1.png Scaredy-shroom1.png Ice-shroom1.png Doom-shroom1.png Pumpkin1.png Gloom-shroom1.png Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Pole Vaulting Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Newspaper Zombie1.png Screen Door Zombie1.png Football Zombie1.png Dancing Zombie1.png

Summon: Backup Dancer1.png

5

Survival Mode

Level Zombies Flag(s)
Survival: Night Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Pole Vaulting Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Newspaper Zombie1.png Screen Door Zombie1.png Football Zombie1.png Dancing Zombie1.png

Summon:Backup Dancer1.png

5
Survival: Night (Hard) Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Pole Vaulting Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Newspaper Zombie1.png Screen Door Zombie1.png Football Zombie1.png Dancing Zombie1.png Jack-in-the-Box Zombie1.png Balloon Zombie1.png Digger Zombie1.png Pogo Zombie1.png Ladder Zombie1.png Catapult Zombie1.png Gargantuar1.png

Summon: Backup Dancer1.png Imp1.png

Console:Trash Can Zombie1.png

10
Survival: Night (Endless) Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Pole Vaulting Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Newspaper Zombie1.png Screen Door Zombie1.png Football Zombie1.png Dancing Zombie1.png Jack-in-the-Box Zombie1.png Balloon Zombie1.png Digger Zombie1.png Pogo Zombie1.png Bungee Zombie1.png Ladder Zombie1.png Catapult Zombie1.png Gargantuar1.png Giga-gargantuar1.png

Summon: Backup Dancer1.png Imp1.png

Infinite
Web Survival: Night (Endless)

Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Pole Vaulting Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Newspaper Zombie1.png Screen Door Zombie1.pngGiga-Football Zombie1.png

Infinite

Co-op Mode

Level Zombies Flags
Co-op Night Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Pole Vaulting Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Newspaper Zombie1.png Screen Door Zombie1.png Football Zombie1.png Dancing Zombie1.png

Summon:Backup Dancer1.png

2
Co-op Hard Night Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Pole Vaulting Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Newspaper Zombie1.png Screen Door Zombie1.png Football Zombie1.png Dancing Zombie1.png Jack-in-the-Box Zombie1.png Balloon Zombie1.png Digger Zombie1.png Pogo Zombie1.png Ladder Zombie1.png Catapult Zombie1.png Gargantuar1.png

Summon: Backup Dancer1.png Imp1.png

Console:Trash Can Zombie1.png

10

Plants vs. Zombies: Journey to the West exclusive (Archived content) (China only)

In addition to the pre-existing ten stages, there were three bonus stages exclusive to Plants vs. Zombies: Journey to the West. They all had an objective to complete. They required gems to be unlocked or specific fully grown plants in Zen Garden.

Level Plants Zombies Flags Objective
2-11 Choice with
Sunflower1.png Repeater1.png Sun-shroom1.png Ice-shroom1.png
Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Screen Door Zombie1.png Football Zombie1.png Three Spend no more than 1500 sun
2-12 Choice
Doom-shroom1.png Ice-shroom1.png Scaredy-shroom1.png Grave Buster1.png
Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Dancing Zombie1.png
Summoned: Backup Dancer1.png
Two Beat the level without planting on the first two columns
2-13 Choice with
Snow Pea1.png Peashooter1.png Sunflower1.png Potato Mine1.png
Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Screen Door Zombie1.png Dancing Zombie1.png
Summoned: Backup Dancer1.png
Three Don't lose more than 4 plants

Music

Plants_vs_Zombies_Soundtrack_Night_Stage

Plants vs Zombies Soundtrack Night Stage

The music to the Night stage

Sound Description
Night stage soundtrack


Related achievements

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No Fungus Among Us
Complete a Nighttime Level without planting any mushrooms.
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Photosensitive
Beat a night level without picking up any Sun.
Disco is undead high-res.png
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Walk This Way
Hypnotize the lead dancer zombie
Thrilling the Zombies.png
Thrilling the Zombies
Hypnotize the lead Zombie Dancer.

Gallery

Real face.png
Night Note.jpg
Win Night Hard.png
Night2-9.jpg
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BUL9 standard Night layout.png
Nightstrategy.png
Strategy Night 1.PNG
Strategy Night 2.PNG
Strategy Night 3.PNG
Night 9.png
Nightfrontyard.jpg
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Trivia

  • The song played in this area is called "Moongrains." While it also plays during the Night level, it is the only one that changes drastically during the huge waves of zombies, with a change in tune and more instruments.
    • In Survival: Night levels, even in between huge waves, the music also changes, while in regular levels after a huge wave has passed, the music reverts to the original.
  • If the player uses Hypno-shroom on a Dancing Zombie, Disco is Undead and sometimes called Thrilling the Zombies are obtained.
  • Zombonis do not appear in Night stages because of the presence of graves; their ice trails would go under the grave but not smash it.
  • In Survival Mode, at least one grave pops up before the last huge wave of zombies approaches, meaning it is impossible to completely remove the graves so they never come back.
    • If the right half of the lawn is full of plants, then one plant will be removed to make space for graves (graves do not appear on the left three columns).
  • Night is noticeably darker than Fog.
  • It has the biggest variety of single-use plants the player will receive, with four single-use plants being given.
  • There is a rare glitch in the Game of the Year version where after the final wave appears, the music stops completely.
  • It is the only area with more than ten stages in Adventure Mode, as Level 4-5 is a Night stage rather than a Fog stage.
  • Grave Buster is the only plant in the Night stage to not be a mushroom.

See also

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