Power Ups are items in Plants vs. Zombies 2 which are used to kill zombies. They are often only used when the player is overwhelmed and as a last-ditch effort. There are nine Power Ups in the international version and four in the Chinese version.
Description: Hold your finger down on a zombie to throw chilling snowballs at it!
Once the player failed a level continuously, an advertisement would appear with a zombie hand reaching out from the sky and handing the player a power up. The player could also exploit this feature by saving and quitting a level over and over again (it happened randomly, but if the player was lucky enough, it can take only one save and quit). If it continued for a long time, the player will get one of the three power ups.
On very rare occasions, the player may get 3 free Power Zaps.
Butter Zombie is the only Power Up in Vasebreaker that affects the zombies. However, it does not deal any damage except to Seagull Zombies and Zombie Parrots.
Before version 1.8.0, Tactical Cuke could be accidentally pressed very easily. Even if the player slid their finger across it, it would activate. It was also impossible to upgrade the plant nearest to the Tactical Cuke in Fright Theater. This mistake made wasting gems more easier.
In 1.4.3 update, Tactical Cuke moved near "Buy Plants Food" button.
This was fixed in the 1.8.0 version. It lets player make sure they want to use it.
In 1.8.2 update, Tactical Cuke moved to the middle of the screen.
The player cannot plant on flames created by Power Flame.
If the player accidentally activates a Power Up but does not use it to attack yet, the timer will not start, and no coins will be lost. If the timer has not started, the player can cancel using the Power Up by tapping the Power Up that was accidentally activated.
When the Tactical Cuke explodes, the player's device will automatically vibrate.