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Photosensitive is an achievement that can be unlocked on the Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSiWare versions of Plants vs. Zombies. To achieve it, the player must complete a Night level without picking up any sun. Puff-shrooms and imitated Puff-shrooms are extremely mandatory to use for this achievement because they do not cost any sun


PvZ DS (Photosensitive Achievement)


Its name is a portmanteau of the words "photosynthesis," a process used by plants to convert light energy into chemical energy and "sensitive," meaning quick to detect or respond to slight changes, signals or influences. Its name is also based on the word "photosensitive" itself.


Photosensitive not achieved

This achievement is not as hard as it sounds in certain levels. On Level 2-1, just plant as many Puff-shrooms as you can (you can also use two Scaredy-shrooms if you play Level 2-1 again), and you will easily unlock it. You can also use the Garden Rake and Potato Mines, so that you can build your defense consisting of Puff-shrooms rapidly. You will be stuck with 50 sun which is worth two Potato Mines, so use them wisely. Squashes and Wall-nuts, which cost 50 sun, are not recommended for getting this achievement. Just remember to take caution of the graves, since you cannot use the Grave Buster. It is recommended that you bring along the Imitater to imitate Puff-shrooms. This way, you can plant up to ten Puff-shrooms in an extremely fast rate.

Note: Completing a Fog level, even with Sea-shrooms, will not count towards this achievement because it says it must be a Night level. You also cannot earn it in Whack a Zombie, BeghouledBeghouled Twist, The Zomboss Battle, or Vasebreaker.

See also

V · T · E Achievements in Plants vs. Zombies
20 Below Zero** · Ask Me About Mustache Mode* · Book Learner** · Chill Out** · Close Shave · Crash of the Titan · Defcorn 5 · Disco is Undead · Down the Hole!** *** · Explodonator · Flower Power** · Home Lawn Security · Last Mown Standing** · Lawn Mower Man · Melon-y Lane · Monster Mash · Morticulturalist · Nobel Peas Prize · Nom Nom Nom · Peking Express · Penny Pincher · Popcorn Party · Pyromaniac · Second Life · Shopaholic · Shopping Spree · Soil Your Plants · SPUDOW! · Street Team · Sunny Days · The Complete Zombie · Thrilling the Zombies*** · Undead Space · Versus vs Versus
Area Specific
Day Good Morning
Night No Fungus Among Us · Photosensitive
Pool Don't Drink the Water** · Don't Pea in the Pool · Pool's Closed
Fog Blind Faith · Cryptozombologist · Nebulaphile · Zombologist
Roof Grounded · Unsiege Mentality**
Mode Specific
Mini-games Attention Deficit** · Beyond the Grave · Chilli Free** · Diamond Beghouler · Lucky Spin · No-Cob-No-Explode*** · Roll Some Heads · Shooting Star · Sproing! Sproing! · Sultan of Spin*** · Wall-Not Attack · ZFF's 4 Evr
Puzzle Mode Better Off Dead · China Shop · Gotcha!** · Hammer Time!** · I, Win** · Smashing! · Still Standing · The Stuff of Legends · Think Hard · Where the Sun Don't Shine · Sol Invictus**
Survival Mode Alive and Planting · Immortal* · Tough Beans
Zen Garden Enlightened** · Greenfingers** · Greenhouser** · Towering Wisdom
  • * means the achievement is PC-exclusive.
  • ** means the achievement is handheld-exclusive.
  • *** means the achievement no longer exists.