There's a plant call on the banana phone. It's an SOS!

Crazy Dave, Ancient Egypt - Day 15

Defending Sunflowers in Ancient Egypt - Day 15

Save Our Seeds is a Brain Buster that exists in every world of Plants vs. Zombies 2, as well as in Piñata Parties. Before the 1.7 update, exactly three Brain Busters of this type existed in the then three worlds. Currently, there are three in every world, excluding Dark AgesJurassic Marsh and Modern Day which have two, and Lost City which only has one.

In these Brain Busters, the player needs to protect all the endangered plants. Completing a level would earn the player a star before the 1.7 update. After the 1.7 update, the objective is still the same, but only requires the player to progress on the map. If an endangered plant gets eaten or destroyed, the game screen will display "THE ZOMBIES ATE YOUR PLANT!" instead of "THE ZOMBIES ATE YOUR BRAINS!" and the player will fail the level in a similar manner.

Although the following plants cannot be eaten, they would still yield the game over message mentioned before as if they were eaten, the message should say "THE ZOMBIES TRIGGERED YOUR PLANT".

The only time the game over screen is different is in Dark Ages - Night 12, where the text will say "PUFF-SHROOM DID NOT SURVIVE!" if the Puff-shrooms disappear normally. Before version 6.9.1, all endangered plants would be set to Level 1 regardless of what level they were supposed to be. As of version 6.9.1, they now match the player's plant levels.

Origins

Save Our Seeds is a reference to the phrase "Save Our Ship" or "Save Our Souls," also known as S.O.S, used in emergencies.

Levels

The Roman numerals are the level numbers before the 1.7 update for Ancient Egypt, Pirate Seas, and Wild West. For Frostbite Caves onwards, it is used for disambiguation purposes. The parentheses show where the level is located after the 1.7 update, or if the level is removed in the update altogether.

Ancient Egypt

Level Zombies Flags Endangered plants
I (Day 15) Mummy Zombie2.png Conehead Mummy2.png Buckethead Mummy2.png Flag Mummy Zombie2.png Ra Zombie2.png Camel Zombies2.png Pharaoh Zombie2.png Two Three Sunflower2.png
II (Day 20) Mummy Zombie2.png Conehead Mummy2.png Buckethead Mummy2.png Flag Mummy Zombie2.png Ra Zombie2.png Camel Zombies2.png Explorer Zombie2.png One Four Sunflower2.png
III (pre-1.7) Mummy Zombie2.png Conehead Mummy2.png Buckethead Mummy2.png Flag Mummy Zombie2.png Ra Zombie2.png Tomb Raiser Zombie2.png Pharaoh Zombie2.png One Five Sunflower2.png
IV (Day 32) Mummy Zombie2.png Conehead Mummy2.png Buckethead Mummy2.png Pyramid-Head Zombie2.png Flag Mummy Zombie2.png Egypt Rally Zombie2.png Ra Zombie2.png Explorer Zombie2.png Torchlight Zombie2.png Tomb Raiser Zombie2.png Pharaoh Zombie2.png Mummified Gargantuar2.png Imp Mummy2.png Five Two Bonk Choy2.png

Pirate Seas

Level Zombies Flags Endangered plants Planks
I (Day 16) Pirate Zombie2.png Conehead Pirate2.png Flag Pirate Zombie2.png Swashbuckler Zombie2.png Barrel Roller Zombie2.png Imp Pirate Zombie2.png One Two Spring Bean2.png Second, third
II (Day 24) Pirate Zombie2.png Conehead Pirate2.png Buckethead Pirate2.png Flag Pirate Zombie2.png Swashbuckler Zombie2.png Seagull Zombie2.png Imp Pirate Zombie2.png Imp Cannon2.png Pirate Captain Zombie2.png Zombie Parrot2.png Two Three Spring Bean2.png Third, fourth
III (pre-1.7) Pirate Zombie2.png Conehead Pirate2.png Buckethead Pirate2.png Flag Pirate Zombie2.png Swashbuckler Zombie2.png Seagull Zombie2.png Imp Pirate Zombie2.png Imp Cannon2.png Three Five Spring Bean2.png Second, third, fourth
IV (Day 32) Conehead Pirate2.png Buckethead Pirate2.png Flag Pirate Zombie2.png Swashbuckler Zombie2.png Seagull Zombie2.png Barrel Roller Zombie2.png Gargantuar Pirate2.png Imp Cannon2.png Barrelhead Zombie2.png Pelican Zombie2.png Three Three Rotobaga2.png Second, third, fourth

Wild West

Level Zombies Flags Endangered plants
I (Day 16) Cowboy Zombie2.png Conehead Cowboy2.png Flag Cowboy Zombie2.png Prospector Zombie2.png Poncho Zombie2.png Two One Wall-nut2.png
II (Day 24) Cowboy Zombie2.png Conehead Cowboy2.png Buckethead Cowboy2.png Flag Cowboy Zombie2.png Chicken Wrangler Zombie2.png Zombie Chicken2.png Zombie Bull2.png Zombie Bull Rider2.png Two Three Wall-nut2.png
III (pre-1.7) Cowboy Zombie2.png Conehead Cowboy2.png Flag Cowboy Zombie2.png Prospector Zombie2.png Poncho Zombie2.png Zombie Bull2.png Zombie Bull Rider2.png Two Five Wall-nut2.png
IV (Day 29) Conehead Cowboy2.png Buckethead Cowboy2.png Cart-Head Zombie2.png Flag Cowboy Zombie2.png Cowboy Rally Zombie2.png Prospector Zombie2.png Poncho Zombie2.png Pianist Zombie2.png Zombie Bull2.png Zombie Bull Rider2.png Three Five Magnifying Grass2.png

Frostbite Caves

Level Zombies Flags Endangered plants
I (Day 15) Cave Zombie2.png Cave Conehead Zombie2.png Cave Buckethead Zombie2.png Blockhead Zombie2.png Cave Flag Zombie2.png Hunter Zombie2.png Dodo Rider Zombie2.png Yeti Imp Four Two Pepper-pult2.png
II (Day 23) Cave Zombie2.png Cave Conehead Zombie2.png Cave Buckethead Zombie2.png Cave Flag Zombie2.png Blockhead Zombie2.png Dodo Rider Zombie2.png Troglobite2.png Yeti Imp2.png Weasel Hoarder2.png Ice Weasel2.png Three Five Chard Guard2.png
III (Day 27) Cave Zombie2.png Cave Conehead Zombie2.png Cave Buckethead Zombie2.png Cave Flag Zombie2.png Blockhead Zombie2.png Hunter Zombie2.png Yeti Imp2.png Dodo Rider Zombie2.png Troglobite2.png Sloth Gargantuar2.png Four Three Rotobaga2.png

Lost City

Level Zombies Flags Endangered plants
I (Day 15) Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Flag Adventurer Zombie2.png Lost Pilot Zombie2.png Excavator Zombie2.png Parasol Zombie2.png Bug Zombie2.png Three Two A.K.E.E.2.png

Far Future

Level Zombies Flags Endangered plants
I (Day 15) Future Zombie2.png Future Conehead Zombie2.png Future Buckethead Zombie2.png Future Flag Zombie2.png Jetpack Zombie2.png Robo-Cone Zombie2.png Two Three Citron2.png
II (Day 20) Future Zombie2.png Future Conehead Zombie2.png Future Buckethead Zombie2.png Future Flag Zombie2.png Shield Zombie2.png Bug Bot Imp2.png Robo-Cone Zombie2.pngMecha-Football Zombie2.png Two Five Starfruit2.png
III (Day 29) Future Zombie2.png Future Conehead Zombie2.png Future Buckethead Zombie2.png Holo Head Zombie2.png Future Flag Zombie2.png Jetpack Zombie2.png Shield Zombie2.png Disco-tron 30002.png Mecha-Football Zombie2.png Bug Bot Imp2.png Four Five Sap-fling2.png

Dark Ages

Level Zombies Flags Endangered plants
I (Night 12) Peasant Zombie2.png Conehead Peasant2.png Buckethead Peasant2.png Knight Zombie2.png Peasant Flag Zombie2.png Imp Monk Zombie2.png Jester Zombie2.png Wizard Zombie2.png Two Five Puff-shroom2.png
II (Night 19) Peasant Zombie2.png Conehead Peasant2.png Buckethead Peasant2.png Knight Zombie2.png Peasant Flag Zombie2.png Imp Monk Zombie2.png Jester Zombie2.png Dark Ages Gargantuar2.png Wizard Zombie2.png Zombie King2.png Two Three Magnet-shroom2.png

Neon Mixtape Tour

Level Zombies Flags Endangered plants
I (Day 5) Neon Zombie2.png Neon Conehead2.png Neon Buckethead2.png Neon Flag Zombie2.png Punk Zombie2.png Three Two Phat Beet2.png and two Wall-nut2.png
II (Day 15) Neon Zombie2.png Neon Conehead2.png Neon Buckethead2.png Neon Flag Zombie2.png Punk Zombie2.png Glitter Zombie2.png MC Zom-B2.png Impunk2.png Two Five Phat Beet2.png
III (Day 26) Neon Zombie2.png Neon Conehead2.png Neon Buckethead2.png Neon Flag Zombie2.png Punk Zombie2.png Glitter Zombie2.png MC Zom-B2.png Impunk2.png Hair Metal Gargantuar2.png Breakdancer Zombie2.png Arcade Zombie2.png 8-Bit Zombie2.png Two Four Spore-shroom2.png

Jurassic Marsh

Level Zombies/Dinosaurs Flags Endangered plants
I (Day 15) Jurassic Zombie2.png Jurassic Conehead2.png Jurassic Buckethead2.png Jurassic Fossilhead2.png Jurassic Flag Zombie2.png Jurassic Imp2.png Jurassic Gargantuar2.png Raptor2.png Pterodactyl2.png Two Two Primal Wall-nut2.png
II (Day 36) Jurassic Conehead2.png Jurassic Buckethead2.png Jurassic Fossilhead2.png Amberhead Zombie2.png Jurassic Flag Zombie2.png Jurassic Bully2.png Jurassic Gargantuar2.png Jurassic Imp2.png T. Rex2.png Three Three Toadstool2.png

Big Wave Beach

Level Zombies Flags Endangered plants
I (Day 15) Pompadour Zombie2.png Pompadour Conehead2.png Pompadour Buckethead2.png Beach Flag Zombie2.png Bikini Zombie2.png Bikini Conehead2.png Bikini Buckethead2.png Snorkel Zombie2.png Imp Mermaid Zombie2.png Surfer Zombie2.png Four Five Potato Mine2.png
II (Day 23) Pompadour Zombie2.png Pompadour Conehead2.png Pompadour Buckethead2.png Beach Flag Zombie2.png Bikini Zombie2.png Bikini Conehead2.png Bikini Buckethead2.png Snorkel Zombie2.png Imp Mermaid Zombie2.png Surfer Zombie2.png Deep Sea Gargantuar2.png Fisherman Zombie2.png Octo Zombie2.png Four Three Banana Launcher2.png
III (Day 30) Pompadour Zombie2.png Pompadour Conehead2.png Pompadour Buckethead2.png Beach Flag Zombie2.png Bikini Zombie2.png Bikini Conehead2.png Bikini Buckethead2.png Snorkel Zombie2.png Imp Mermaid Zombie2.png Surfer Zombie2.png Deep Sea Gargantuar2.png Fisherman Zombie2.png Octo Zombie2.png Four Five Guacodile2.png

Modern Day

Level Zombies Flags Endangered plants
I (Day 15) Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png Gargantuar2.png Balloon Zombie2.png Swashbuckler Zombie2.png Imp Cannon2.png Prospector Zombie2.png Relic Hunter Zombie2.png Two Two Primal Wall-nut2.png
II (Day 39) Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Newspaper Zombie2.png Balloon Zombie2.png Sunday Edition Zombie2.png Rally Zombie2.png Brickhead Zombie2.png Gargantuar2.png Dark Ages Gargantuar2.png Imp2.png Imp Monk Zombie2.png Four Three Moonflower2.png

Kongfu World (China only)

Level Zombies Flags Endangered plants
I (Day 15) Flag Kongfu Zombie2.png Conehead Monk Zombie2.png Buckethead Monk Zombie2.png Monk Zombie2.png Drinking Monk Zombie2.png Swordsman Zombie2.png Imp Monk2.png Torch Monk Zombie2.png Nunchaku Zombie2.png One Three Sunflower2C.png

Renaissance Age (China only)

Level Zombies Flags Endangered plants
I (Day 12) Aristocrat Zombie2.png Conehead Aristocrat Zombie2.png Buckethead Aristocrat Zombie2.png Flag Aristocrat Zombie2.png Perfume Zombie2.png Three Three Aloe2C.png
II (Day 21) Aristocrat Gargantuar2.png Aristocrat Zombie2.png Conehead Aristocrat Zombie2.png Buckethead Aristocrat Zombie2.png Flag Aristocrat Zombie2.png Perfume Zombie2.png Two One Aloe2C.png

Piñata Party

Level Zombies Flags Endangered plants
Piñata Party Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead ZombiePVZ2.png Flag ZombiePVZ2.png Conehead Mummy2.png Buckethead Mummy2.png Imp Mummy2.png Conehead Pirate2.png Imp Pirate Zombie2.png Conehead Cowboy2.png Buckethead Cowboy2.pngProspector Zombie2.png Poncho Zombie2.png Zombie Bull Rider2.png Three Five Iceberg Lettuce2.png
Piñata Party Buckethead ZombiePVZ2.png Flag ZombiePVZ2.png Mummy Zombie2.png Mecha-Football Zombie2.png Knight Zombie2.png Imp Monk Zombie2.png Three Five Lightning Reed2.png
Piñata Party Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead ZombiePVZ2.png Flag ZombiePVZ2.png Cowboy Zombie2.png Poncho Zombie2.png Three Five Bonk Choy2.png
Piñata Party Buckethead ZombiePVZ2.png Flag ZombiePVZ2.png Swashbuckler Zombie2.png Prospector Zombie2.png Zombie Bull2.png Zombie Bull Rider2.png Knight Zombie2.png Zombie King2.png Four Five Magnet-shroom2.png
Piñata Party Flag ZombiePVZ2.png Pompadour Zombie2.png Pompadour Conehead2.png Pompadour Buckethead2.png Bikini Zombie2.png Bikini Conehead2.png Bikini Buckethead2.png Gargantuar2.png Four Four Chomper2.png

Two Tall-nut2.png

Two Bonk Choy2.png

Piñata Party Chicken Wrangler Zombie2.png Zombie Chicken2.png Pompadour Zombie2.png Pompadour Conehead2.png Pompadour Buckethead2.png Beach Flag Zombie2.png Bikini Zombie2.png Bikini Conehead2.png Bikini Buckethead2.png Deep Sea Gargantuar2.png Two Three Snapdragon2.png
Piñata Party Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead ZombiePVZ2.png Flag ZombiePVZ2.png Chicken Wrangler Zombie2.png Mecha-Football Zombie2.png Three One Wall-nut2.png
Piñata Party Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead ZombiePVZ2.png Flag ZombiePVZ2.png Chicken Wrangler Zombie2.png Jester Zombie2.png Three Three Sweet Potato2.png
Piñata Party Flag ZombiePVZ2.png Explorer Zombie2.png Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Jetpack Zombie2.png One Five Toadstool2.png
Piñata Party Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Flag ZombiePVZ2.png Swashbuckler Zombie2.png Seagull Zombie2.png Jetpack Zombie2.png Lost Pilot Zombie2.png Bug Zombie2.png Relic Hunter Zombie2.png Three Three Twin Sunflower2.png

Two Strawburst2.png

Piñata Party Neon Zombie2.png Neon Flag Zombie2.png Poncho Zombie2.png Three Five Bonk Choy2.png
Piñata Party Explorer Zombie2.png Peasant Flag Zombie2.png Dark Ages Gargantuar2.png Four Three Bonk Choy2.png

Piñata Party (China only)

Level Zombies Flags Endangered plants
Piñata Party Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png Balloon Zombie2.png Super-Fan Imp2.png Newspaper Zombie2.png Two Two Wall-nut2C.png
Piñata Party Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png Balloon Zombie2.png Super-Fan Imp2.png Newspaper Zombie2.png Two Two Tall-nut2C.png
Piñata Party Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png Balloon Zombie2.png Super-Fan Imp2.png Newspaper Zombie2.png Two Two Radish2.png
Piñata Party Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png Balloon Zombie2.png Super-Fan Imp2.png Newspaper Zombie2.png Two Two Infi-nut2.png
Piñata Party Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png Balloon Zombie2.png Super-Fan Imp2.png Newspaper Zombie2.png Two Two Primal Wall-nut2.png
Piñata Party Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png Balloon Zombie2.png Super-Fan Imp2.png Newspaper Zombie2.png Two Two Endurian2C.png
Piñata Party Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png Balloon Zombie2.png Super-Fan Imp2.png Newspaper Zombie2.png Two Two Sweet Potato2C.png
Piñata Party Flag Zombie2.png Cowboy Zombie2.png Conehead Cowboy2.png Buckethead Cowboy2.png Prospector Zombie2.png Chicken Wrangler Zombie2.png Zombie Chicken2.png Weasel Hoarder2.png Ice Weasel2.png Digger Zombie2C.png Three Three Kinnikannon2.png
Piñata Party Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png Shield Zombie2.png Perfume Zombie2.png Two Five Wall-nut2C.png
Piñata Party Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png Bandit Zombie2.png Perfume Zombie2.png Three Five Torchwood2C.png
Piñata Party Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png Riot Police Zombie2.png Foreman Gargantuar2.png Perfume Zombie2.png Five Four Moonflower2.png
Piñata Party Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png Jetpack Zombie2.png Three Four Potato Mine2.png
Piñata Party Flag Zombie2.png Pharaoh Zombie2.png Imp Dragon Zombie2.png Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Lost City Imp Zombie2.png Two Three Dual Pistol Pinecone2.png
Piñata Party Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png Bandit Zombie2.png Ballerina Zombie2.png Two Five Torchwood2C.png
Piñata Party Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png Shield Zombie2.png Ballerina Zombie2.png Two Five Wall-nut2C.png
Piñata Party Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png Riot Police Zombie2.png Foreman Gargantuar2.png Ballerina Zombie2.png Five Two Moonflower2.png

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Trivia

  • Jurassic Marsh - Day 15 and Modern Day - Day 15 use exactly the same layout for endangered plants.
  • If the player dug up the endangered plants before the 1.9 update, they would fail the level as if they were eaten. This would occur because the game registers digging up a plant the same way it does when it gets eaten. After the 1.9 update, the shovel no longer has any effect when used on endangered plants.
  • If an endangered plant is crushed, shoveled (before the 1.9 update), tossed off of the screen, destroyed by Jester Zombie's deflected projectile, stolen by Zombie Parrot, pulled into a space without Lily Pads by Fisherman Zombie (or the plant is pulled onto itself), or burned by a trap tile, when failing the level, the game over screen still says "THE ZOMBIES ATE YOUR PLANT!" even though the zombies did not technically eat the player's plant. 
  • Even though the player's brains are not eaten if the plant is eaten, the brain image is still shown if the player fails.
    • Sometimes, the brain will not show up if the endangered plants were eaten or destroyed by the zombies. This is likely a glitch.
  • The endangered plants are placed on yellow and black squares, which is the universal caution sign with diagonal stripes.
  • If a Zombie Parrot steals an endangered plant, the endangered tile is dragged with it.
  • Not counting Piñata Parties, Far Future - Day 20 and Jurassic Marsh - Day 36 are the only levels with the endangered plants being premium plants.
  • If Mecha-Football Zombie, Fisherman Zombie, Excavator Zombie, or Punk Zombie move an endangered plant, the colored square with it will also move.
  • Due to a possible glitch, Wall-nut First Aid does not work on the endangered Wall-nuts in the Wild West Save Our Seeds levels. However, it could have also been implemented as an extra layer of challenge. This works in the Chinese version though.
  • When the player starts a level, they can sometimes see the dirt under the endangered plants from the planting animations, as the game pre-planted them automatically.
  • The endangered tile can be on Lily Pads. It covers the Lily Pad, making them unseen. The only way for this to happen is Fisherman Zombie pulling the endangered Banana Launchers forward in Big Wave Beach - Day 23.
  • Tile Turnip cannot be planted on the endangered plant, but an endangered plant can still use Power Tiles.
  • All Save Our Seeds levels in Big Wave Beach have four flags.
  • A Save Our Seeds level can have more than one type of endangered plant (currently occurs in Piñata Party and Neon Mixtape Tour).
  • Phat Beet, Wall-nut, and Primal Wall-nut are currently the only plants that appear in more than one Save Our Seeds level after the 1.7 update (not including Piñata Parties)
    • Wall-nut and Primal Wall-nut are the only plants that appear in more than one Save Our Seeds levels in two different worlds.
  • Crazy Dave's quote "There's a plant call on the banana phone!" is a reference to the 1994 popular children's album, Bananaphone.
  • Endangered plants cannot be moved with Escape Root, though Penny says in Modern Day - Day 19 that it can swap places with endangered plants.
    • In the 4.6.2 update, Escape Root can now swap with endangered plants, making Escape Root useful in Save Our Seeds levels.
  • Most first Save Our Seeds levels of each world take place on Day 15 except for Pirate Seas, Wild West, and Dark Ages.
  • Zombies sent by a Pterodactyl and Prospector Zombies will not die if they are only the zombies remaining in a gameplay, just like on levels with flowers. This was done in order for them to allow them to eat an endangered plant from behind.
  • Even though the plants are described as endangered, one can produce infinite of them using the seed packet, which contradicts the “endangered” part of it.
  • Escape Root can make endangered plants stand on Power Tiles.
  • In Penny's Pursuit, if an endangered plant gets eaten, the player will not fail the level, they simply will not get the bonus for the objective.
    • However, in a Worldly event, if all Penny Points are collected, there are still the endangered plants on the board. Having them eaten will count as loss.
      • This doesn't happen to levels in Normal events.
  • If a level is modified to contain instant plants as endangered plants, they will either not trigger properly until the level starts, or activate instantly. In both cases, the level will be failed a short period after it starts.
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