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Penny's Pursuit

Penny's Pursuit is a game mode in Plants vs. Zombies 2, which was released alongside the 7.9.1 update. It is a game mode that appears between the Adventure Mode and Arena icons.

This mode requires the player to have Fuel to be able to play. Fuel can be bought with gems, or recharged overtime. Fuel usually is maxed at 15 but if you buy more then you can go over 15. The player can also choose to watch ads to gain more of it, it gives 5 fuel. It requires an internet connection to play and at least 15 plants to unlock.


In Penny's Pursuit, there are 3 difficulties to choose from for a level: Mild (easy), Spicy (medium), and Extra Hot (hard). To start a level, the player needs at least 5 Fuel. Once loaded into a level at any difficulty, the player can select Perks to use in the level. The player can choose one Perk for free, but additional Perks will cost gems to use in the level (with 5 gems cost for each perk). Playing a level requires fuel at any difficulty.

Depending on the difficulty, the zombies available and the objectives the player can complete may change. Also, harder difficulties can take away certain benefits and zombies have stronger health and faster eating rate than usual, the level of difficulty can also decrease the number of lawn mowers, the number of seed slots, how often sun drops from the sky, how much sun you start within a level, the amount of Plant Food you start within a level, the maximum amount of sun you can bank up, and preparation time before the first wave starts. Once the player selects their level, difficulty, and Perks for the level, they're able to play levels that are in different styles: normal zombie attacks, Arena style levels, Last Stand levels, timed levels and mini-games. There are also bonus objectives which the player can complete to upgrade their Perks. Once a level is completed, the player can receive rewards and ZPS Points, which is used to fuel a meter to fight Dr. Zomboss and a specific Zombot, which will be hinted within the back of the map via a podium from the world.

Mild (easy) difficulty levels fill up your ZPS by 20%, spicy (medium) difficulty levels fill it up by 25%, and extra hot (hard) difficulty levels fill it up by 30%. Once your fuel meter reaches 100%, you can fight Dr. Zomboss (unless you have already fought him today, in which case you must wait until the next day) up to 3 times for a chance to claim rewards. Any excess ZPS carries on to the next day after you have fought Dr. Zomboss 3 times. ZPS caps at 620% and attempting to get more will result in not obtaining it.

There are different types of Pennys Pursuit events: regular events that have 5 levels, each varying from a random world and it lasts for 1 week, special events that last for 2 weeks and have 10 levels each varying from a random world as well as sometimes adding event zombies, and worldly events which last about a month and usually consist of all the levels from a world, excluding the Zomboss battle.

The amount of rewards you get also varies:

In regular events, you get 3 types of rewards:

A. Coins(Only achieved by completing mild levels)

B. Seed packet for the plant of this weeks event(Can be 5, 10 or 15 and achieved by spicy or extra hot)

C. Gems(4 and can be achieved by spicy or extra hot levels)

In special events, the rewards are the same but starting from level 6 all rewards go back to what it was for level. In worldly events, the seed packet reward changes from one plant to another depending on what the plant is and how many

List of Events

Event Name Schedule Zomboss Grand Prize Featured Zombot New Zombie(s) 
Rome Invades! (Soft release only) February 7, 2020 - February 12, 2020 N/A Zombot Dark Dragon2 Roman Zombie2Roman Conehead2Roman Buckethead2Roman Flag Zombie2Roman Shield Zombie2Roman Imp2
Roamin' Romans (Soft release only) February 12, 2020 - February 19, 2020 N/A Zombot Dark Dragon2 N/A
Rome, Rome on the Range February 19, 2020 - February 26, 2020 Hot Date2 Zombot Dark Dragon2 Gladiator Gargantuar2
Iron Age Antics February 26, 2020 - March 4, 2020 Explode-O-Nut2 Zombot Tomorrow-tron2 Healer Zombie2
Imperial Entanglements March 4, 2020 - March 18, 2020 Starfruit2 Zombot Plank Walker2 Centurion Zombie2
Vidi, Vici, BRAINZ! March 18, 2020 - March 25, 2020 Solar Tomato2 Zombot War Wagon2 Bust Head Zombie2
Plants vs. Romans March 25, 2020 - April 1, 2020 Bombegranate2 Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur2 Zcorpion Zombie2
Legions of the Undead April 1, 2020 - April 15, 2020 Dandelion2 Zombot Sphinx-inator2 N/A
Here Come Some Roman Zombies! April 15, 2020 - April 22, 2020 Chomper2 Zombot Aerostatic Gondola2 N/A
Rome Sweet Rome April 22, 2020 - April 29, 2020 Kiwibeast2 Zombot Tuskmaster 10,000 BC2 N/A
Divide by Nero April 29, 2020 - May 6, 2020 Shadow Peashooter2 Zombot Dark Dragon2 N/A
Are You Not Entertained?! May 6, 2020 - May 13, 2020 Aloe2 Zombot Plank Walker2 N/A
Romeward Bound May 13, 2020 - May 20, 2020 Explode-O-Nut2 Zombot War Wagon2 N/A
Back to Far Future May 20, 2020 - June 17, 2020 Torchwood2Chomper2Jack O' Lantern2Pokra2 Zombot Tomorrow-tron2 N/A
Bad Hair Day June 17, 2020 - June 24, 2020 Dazey Chain2 Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur2 Zombie Medusa2
Caesar vs Salad June 24, 2020 - July 1, 2020 Zoybean Pod2 Zombot Sphinx-inator2 Roman Caesar Zombie2
Darker Ages July 1, 2020 - July 22, 2020 Pyre Vine2Blastberry Vine2Ultomato2 Zombot Dark Dragon2 N/A
Column Like You See 'Em July 22, 2020 - July 29, 2020 Power Lily2 Zombot Tuskmaster 10,000 BC2 N/A
Later, Gladiator July 29, 2020 - August 5, 2020 Sap-fling2 Zombot Aerostatic Gondola2 N/A
Ciao Time August 5, 2020 - August 12, 2020 Dazey Chain2 Zombot Tomorrow-tron2 N/A


When playing spicy and extra hot levels, there are chances that you will lose due to the zombie's health being increased and benefits being taken away. Don't try to do spicy and extra hot levels if you have low-level plants or feeling that you can lose, doing it can result you in losing the level and as such also losing fuel. If you try to do these levels then try to use explosive plants such as Primal Potato Mine or Explode-O-Nut to easily deplete their health as well as clear crowds. Using these in mild levels can easily kill them, and using them in extra hot levels will only need 1 or 2 plants to kill the zombies.


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  • The lawn's melting clocks are a reference to the painting The Persistence of Memory by Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dalí.
  • The icon of Penny's Pursuit was reused from an unused world Time Twister, which was hinted to have been the final world.
  • The logo of Penny's Pursuit picture is similar to the logo of Back to the Future.
  • If the player fails a bonus objective they won't fail the level, they just won't get the award for the objective.
  • If the player exits a level, the "THE ZOMBIES ATE YOUR BRAINS" screen will show up, despite the zombies not eating the player's brains yet.
  • Levels that take place in the exclusive Penny's Pursuit lawn reuse Modern Day's music.
  • The background for this game mode's exclusive zombies' almanac entries is the same as the background for the premium plant entries.
  • This is the only mode in the game to have gem drops, but it can only be achieved by playing boss fights and reaching the Bonus Prize Phase.

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