For the Chinese version of the level, see Pirate Seas - Day 1 (Chinese version).
For the old Chinese version of the level, see Pirate Seas - Day 1 (Chinese version: pre-1.8).
But pirates! Hold on to your parrots and peg legs!

Crazy Dave

Pirate Seas - Day 1 is the first level of Pirate Seas in Plants vs. Zombies 2. The Swashbuckler Zombie first appears in this level. To complete this level, the player must use plants to defeat the Pirate Zombies, since this level took place in the Pirate Seas during the year 1679. When this level is finished for the first time, the player unlocks the Kernel-pult.


The gimmick of this world are the planks that appear on several lanes each level. These planks prevent the player from planting on some spaces, which limits the player's strategies. In addition, the planks don't allow ground plants like Potato Mine to be planted on. Newly seen Swashbuckler Zombies sweep halfway through the lawn over the planks or where they should be. The layout of the world forces the player to take a different approach at defeating the zombies.


The small number next to the zombie icon means that zombie will always appear in that lane, with 1 being the topmost lane and 5 being the bottommost one.
Waves Non-dynamic zombies Ambush zombies Note(s)
1 Pirate Zombie2.png None
2 Pirate Zombie2.png None
3 Pirate Zombie2.png Pirate Zombie2.png None
4 Pirate Zombie2.png Pirate Zombie2.png None Carries 1x Plant Food.
5 Conehead Pirate2.png None
6 None Swashbuckler Zombie2.pngC5R3
7 Pirate Zombie2.png Pirate Zombie2.png Pirate Zombie2.png None Carries 1x Plant Food.
8 Pirate Zombie2.png Conehead Pirate2.png Swashbuckler Zombie2.pngC5R3
9 Pirate Zombie2.png Pirate Zombie2.png Pirate Zombie2.png Conehead Pirate2.png None
10 Pirate Zombie2.png Pirate Zombie2.png Pirate Zombie2.png Pirate Zombie2.png Pirate Zombie2.png Conehead Pirate2.png Conehead Pirate2.png Flag Pirate Zombie2.png Swashbuckler Zombie2.pngC5R3 Final wave.
Carries 1x Plant Food.


Strategy 1

Small tips:

The player cannot plant a Potato Mine on the planks. They can only do so with other plants. The player should plant two columns of Sunflowers at the back, a column of Snow Peas or Repeaters, a column of Bonk Choys, and then a column of Wall-nuts (especially the lane which Swashbuckler Zombies appear).

Strategy 2

Created by Pinkgirl234
  • Required plants: Sunflower2.png Iceberg Lettuce2.png Peashooter2.png Bloomerang2.png Twin Sunflower2.png Repeater2.png

  • Plant two columns of sun-producing plants but leave a few tiles blank in the second column to save them for offensive plants like Peashooters Bloomerangs, or Repeaters.
  • Plant Peashooters or even Bloomerangs (and if possible, Repeaters) in the third and fourth column.
  • Use Iceberg Lettuces carefully against zombies who are about to come near your other plants (most especially the Swashbuckler Zombies) in order to halt them for seconds while giving your plants a chance to keep beating the nearby zombies.
  • During huge waves of zombies, use Plant Food on Iceberg Lettuces and even on a few offensive plants in order to quickly dispose of the zombies.
    • Additionally, make sure to occupy necessary tiles in case the plants that were planted on those tiles have been eaten.

Strategy 3

Created by IloveLuigi
  • Required plants: Twin Sunflower2.png Peashooter2.png Repeater2.png Iceberg Lettuce2.png Wall-nut2.png

Plant an Iceberg Lettuce once the first zombie appears. Gather enough sun for another one. Plant it in the first column. Once you have two of them, plant a Potato Mine. Keep planting twins throughout. When the first Swashbuckler comes, put a Wall-nut on the plankless lane that it is on. Then, plant a Peashooter. Once you have a Peashooter in all lanes, you can upgrade to Repeaters. Make sure a Wall-nut is in all lanes. If they are eaten, replant them. Wait for the peas to finish them off. Just like all first levels, you should win with all lawn mowers.



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