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Pool (known as Backyard Emergency in Plants vs. Zombies: Journey to the West) is the third Adventure Mode area in Plants vs. Zombies. It is the backyard of the house in which the player lives, but unlike the front lawn (where the day and night stages take place) there are six rows on the lawn instead of five. The middle two rows are the pool, which requires the player to plant Lily Pads before most other plants. Before the player buys Pool Cleaners, Lawn Mowers in the pool rows will kill only the first zombie that steps out of the water and then splash into the pool. During the final wave in any pool level, Ducky Tube Zombies of all three types will surface from a 4x2 rectangle at the far right of the pool with or without seaweed on their heads.

New plants

Because of the watery aspect of this area, some new plants and zombies are encountered. On the defensive side, the Lily Pad was added so non-aquatic plants can be planted in the water, and Tangle Kelp to help defeat aquatic zombies. Also, Squash, Threepeater, Jalapeno, Spikeweed, Torchwood, and Tall-nut are unlocked.

New zombies

Ducky Tube Zombie and his Conehead and Buckethead variants could be considered the same as their land counterparts, just in the water. Deal with them as you would normally - just with Lily Pads.


Audio and music

Music


Plants_vs_Zombies_Soundtrack_Pool_Stage

Plants vs Zombies Soundtrack Pool Stage

The music of the pool stage (called Watery Graves)

The Pool soundtrack.

Audio



A Zombie splashing into the pool

List of levels

Adventure Mode

Difficulty

Pool is a somewhat easy world, but the second half can be hard for new or inexperienced players, especially Level 3-5 in the DS version. It is harder than the previous world, Night, but easier than Fog.

Main Levels

Level Plants Zombies Flags
3-1 Choice Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Ducky Tube Zombie1.png One
3-2 Choice Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Newspaper Zombie1.png Football Zombie1.png Ducky Tube Zombie1.png Two
3-3 Choice Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Ducky Tube Zombie1.png Snorkel Zombie1.png Two
3-4 Choice Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Pole Vaulting Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Newspaper Zombie1.png Ducky Tube Zombie1.png Snorkel Zombie1.png Three
3-5 Peashooter1.png Cherry Bomb1.png Wall-nut1.png Lily Pad1.png Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Football Zombie1.png Ducky Tube Zombie1.png Snorkel Zombie1.png Two
3-5 (DS) Four Peashooter1.png Two Wall-nut1.png Four Lily Pad1.png Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Pole Vaulting Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Newspaper Zombie1.png Football Zombie1.png Ducky Tube Zombie1.png Snorkel Zombie1.png Zero
3-6 Choice Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Ducky Tube Zombie1.png Zomboni1.png

Summon:Zombie Bobsled Team1.png

Two
3-7 Choice Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Ducky Tube Zombie1.png Snorkel Zombie1.png Zomboni1.png

Summon:Zombie Bobsled Team1.png

Three
3-8 Choice Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Ducky Tube Zombie1.png Dolphin Rider Zombie1.png Two
3-9 Choice Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Pole Vaulting Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Ducky Tube Zombie1.png Zomboni1.png Dolphin Rider Zombie1.png

Summon:Zombie Bobsled Team1.png

Three
3-10 Lily Pad1.png Squash1.png Threepeater1.png Tangle Kelp1.png Jalapeno1.png Spikeweed1.png Torchwood1.png Tall-nut1.png Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Ducky Tube Zombie1.png Snorkel Zombie1.png Zomboni1.png Dolphin Rider Zombie1.png

Summon:Zombie Bobsled Team1.png

Three

Mini-games

Level Plants Zombies Flags
Big Trouble Little Zombie Peashooter1.png Cherry Bomb1.png Wall-nut1.png Lily Pad1.png Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Football Zombie1.png Ducky Tube Zombie1.png Snorkel Zombie1.png Three
Bobsled Bonanza Choice Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Ducky Tube Zombie1.png Zomboni1.png Zombie Bobsled Team1.png Four
Zombie Nimble Zombie Quick Choice Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Pole Vaulting Zombie1.png Ducky Tube Zombie1.png Dolphin Rider Zombie1.png Four
Last Stand Choice without Sunflower1.png Puff-shroom1.png Sun-shroom1.png Sea-shroom1.png Twin Sunflower1.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 Ducky Tube Zombie1.png Dolphin Rider Zombie1.png Jack-in-the-Box Zombie1.png Ladder Zombie1.png Five
ZomBotany 2 Choice Peashooter Zombie1.png Wall-nut Zombie1.png Gatling Pea Zombie1.png Tall-nut Zombie1.png Squash Zombie1.png Jalapeno Zombie1.png Three
Heat Wave Four Peashooter1.png Two Wall-nut1.png Four Lily Pad1.png Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Screen Door Zombie1.png Ducky Tube Zombie1.png Snorkel Zombie1.png Zomboni1.png Gargantuar1.png Imp1.png Zero
Buttered Popcorn Four Cob Cannon1.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 Ducky Tube Zombie1.png Dolphin Rider Zombie1.png Jack-in-the-Box Zombie1.png Ladder Zombie1.png Gargantuar1.png Imp1.png Two

Puzzle Mode

Level Plants Zombies Flags
Last Stand: Pool Lily Pad1.png Repeater1.png Threepeater1.png Gatling Pea1.png Torchwood1.png Garlic1.png Tall-nut1.png Squash1.png Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Pole Vaulting Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Football Zombie1.png Ducky Tube Zombie1.png Snorkel Zombie1.png Dolphin Rider Zombie1.png Five
Last Stand Endless Choice without Sunflower1.png Puff-shroom1.png Sun-shroom1.png Sea-shroom1.png Twin Sunflower1.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 Ducky Tube Zombie1.png Snorkel Zombie1.png Dolphin Rider Zombie1.png Jack-in-the-Box Zombie1.png Balloon Zombie1.png Digger Zombie1.png Bungee Zombie1.png Ladder Zombie1.png Catapult Zombie1.png Gargantuar1.png Giga-gargantuar1.png (iPad)

Summon: Imp1.png

Infinite

Survival Mode

Level Zombies Flags
Survival: Pool 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 Ducky Tube Zombie1.png Snorkel Zombie1.png

Summon: Backup Dancer1.png

Five
Survival: Pool (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 Backup Dancer1.png Ducky Tube Zombie1.png Snorkel Zombie1.png Zomboni1.png Dolphin Rider 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

Ten
Survival: 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 Ducky Tube Zombie1.png Snorkel Zombie1.png Zomboni1.png Dolphin Rider 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

Console: Trash Can Zombie1.png

Infinite

Co-op Mode

Level Zombies Flags
Co-op Pool 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 Ducky Tube Zombie1.png Snorkel Zombie1.png Zomboni1.png Dolphin Rider Zombie1.png

Summon: Backup Dancer1.png

Three
Co-op Hard Pool 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 Backup Dancer1.png Ducky Tube Zombie1.png Snorkel Zombie1.png Zomboni1.png Dolphin Rider 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

Five
Co-op 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 Ducky Tube Zombie1.png Snorkel Zombie1.png Zomboni1.png Dolphin Rider 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

Console: Trash Can Zombie1.png

Infinite

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 unlock or specific fully grown plants in Zen Garden.

Level Plants Zombies Flags Objective
3-11 Choice with
Sunflower1.png Squash1.png Threepeater1.png Tangle Kelp1.png Spikeweed1.png
Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Ducky Tube Zombie1.png Zomboni1.png Snorkel Zombie1.png
Summoned: Zombie Bobsled Team1.png
Four Don't spend any sun for 45 seconds
3-12 Choice with
Peashooter1.png Chomper1.png Snow Pea1.png Wall-nut1.png Sunflower1.png
Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Ducky Tube Zombie1.png Dolphin Rider Zombie1.png Three Produce at least 3000 sun
3-13 Choice with
Lily Pad1.png Squash1.png Threepeater1.png Tangle Kelp1.png Spikeweed1.png

Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Pole Vaulting Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png
Ducky Tube Zombie1.pngZomboni1.png Dolphin Rider Zombie1.png

Summoned: Zombie Bobsled Team1.png

Four Never have more than 24 plants

Strategies

To beat any of the pool levels, the player is recommended to use Lily Pad (unless they are going for the Pool's Closed achievement). The pool offers a lot of new useful plants as well. Use Torchwood to help make your peas deal more damage. Use Tall-nut to stop zombies dead in their tracks. Use Tangle Kelp primarily for the Snorkel Zombie and Dolphin Rider Zombie. You can also put a Squash or a Wall-nut on a Lily Pad, as another cheap alternative. Use Jalapeno or Spikeweed to kill Zomboni. Dolphin Rider Zombies are very tedious, but they can be killed with a Tangle Kelp or blocked by a Tall-nut easily. For more pool strategies, see here.

While Mushrooms retain useless on the first play-through of this world, (due to no Coffee Bean) Puff-shroom can still be used to slow Zombies down by making them eat them. They are free and recharge quickly, however they are not recommended for every level since you may want to bring more powerful plants. You should not use other Mushrooms other than Puff-shroom in this world since they cost sun and do the same thing as Puff-shroom when asleep.

Related achievements

Don't Pea in the Pool.png
Don't Pea in the Pool
Complete a Daytime Pool level without using Peashooters of any kind.
Pool's closed.png
Pool's Closed
Complete a pool level without using aquatic plants.
Don't Drink the Water.png
Don't Drink the Water
Beat a pool level without using any aquatic plants.
Chill out.png
Chill Out
Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme, you've got one level to destroy three bobsleds, it's Jalapeno time!

Trivia

The three Pool ambush zombies together. Note the seaweed around them.

  • In the new iOS version, the player will receive the bacon at Level 3-4 instead of the car keys because they already had the keys in 2-2 for the Bonus Games.
  • Dancing Zombies will only be able to summon three Backup Dancers, as a fourth would be impossible to summon inside the Pool.
  • In the Xbox Live Arcade version, there are no ladders leading to the Pool area, but instead, the zombies destroy the fence.
  • If a Ducky Tube Zombie is killed before it enters the pool, it will fall onto the surface of the pool just as a normal zombie will do on the lawn.
    • At this point, it loses its ducky tube.
  • The pool music is remixed for the music video Zombies on Your Lawn.
  • If a Balloon Zombie is shot down by a Cactus or Cattail above the Pool, the zombie will simply disappear, as it has nothing to stay afloat.
  • If an Ice-shroom is timed right when the final flag of a level starts, the ambush zombies will not emerge.
  • If the player tries to plant a non-aquatic plant in the water without a Lily Pad, a message will come up, saying: "Plant a Lily Pad first". The same thing happens with Cattail.
  • The pool is the only area in the game with no canceled mini-games.
  • There is a track in Bloons Tower Defense 4 iOS named Monkeys vs. Bloons, a parody of Plants vs. Zombies. This track is based on the Pool levels.
  • Like Day, all of the Pool plants reappear in Plants vs. Zombies 2.
  • Snorkel Zombie is the only Zombie from this area to return in Plants vs. Zombies 2.
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Worlds Ancient Egypt · Pirate Seas · Wild West · Frostbite Caves · Lost City · Far Future · Dark Ages · Neon Mixtape Tour · Jurassic Marsh · Big Wave Beach · Modern Day
Other Player's House · Penny's Pursuit · Arena · Zen Garden
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Other PvP Mode · Penny's Pursuit · Arena
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Worlds Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum · Ancient Egypt · Pirate Seas · Far Future · East Sea Dragon Palace
Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars
Worlds American Suburbs · Prehistoric Ages · The Great Wall of China · Ancient Egypt · Pirate Seas · Wild West · Kongfu World · Journey to the West · Viking World · Far Future · Dark Ages · Neon Mixtape Tour
Other PvP Mode · Arena
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Main Neighborville · Lost Keys Lake · Volcano
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