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For other uses, see star (disambiguation).
Awesome! I've always wanted to eat one of those. Wait... that's not a starfish. It's an actual star. Ugh, you can have it.

Crazy Dave

Stars are items collected from levels or Brain Busters in the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2, Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars and Plants vs. Zombies Online. In Plants vs. Zombies Online and previous versions of the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2, they can be collected by playing star challenges with specific objectives to differentiate the level. Since the 1.8.0 update of the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2, a star is now obtained by beating the level in Normal Mode, and the other two stars are rewarded for beating it in Hard Mode (with the exception of Ancient Egypt). Beating a boss level will reward the player all three stars (or one star in Ancient Egypt).

Stars were formerly in the international version of Plants vs. Zombies 2 as well, but they were removed in the 1.7 update. Because of how Plants vs. Zombies 2 used to work, stars were necessary for traveling to other worlds and obtain certain achievements. Star gates were unlocked after beating the final level of a world, then the player needed 15 stars to continue into Pirate Seas and another 15 (or 30 in earlier versions) stars to Wild West. They were replaced by World Keys and completed levels in the 1.7 update.

A star on a level

In the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2, stars are only used for unlocking certain plants in Plant Exchange, as World Keys are also in this version. However, as of the 1.8.0 update, their original purpose has returned while still keeping the option to unlock plants.

Plant and upgrade unlocks

Stars Plant / World Bonus / World Seed





sun return

Plant food


0 5 50 0% 3
3 Extra Seed Slot 6
4 Level 2 Peashooter
5 Level 2 Sunflower
8 Level 2 Wall-nut
10 Sun Boost 75
15 Level 1 Torchwood
20 Extra Seed Slot 7
25 Shovel Boost 25%
30 Level 1 Bonk Choy
35 Sun Boost 100
40 Level 1 Homing Thistle
45 Level 1 Power Lily
50 Plant Food Boost 4
55 Level 1 Lava Guava
60 Extra Seed Slot 8
65 Shovel Boost 50%
75 Level 1 Infi-nut
80 Wall-nut First Aid
85 Level 1 Aspiragus
90 Sun Boost 125
95 Level 1 Hypno-shroom
100 Level 1 Pepper-pult
115 Level 2 Torchwood
120 Shovel Boost 75%
130 Level 2 Bonk Choy
150 Level 2 Lava Guava
160 Sun Boost 150
170 Plant Food Boost 5
180 Level 2 Infi-nut
190 Shovel Boost 100%
200 7th world unlockable Bonus Upgrade Complete

  • 8 seed slots
  • 150 starting sun
  • 100% shoveling sun return
  • maximum 5 plant food
210 Level 2 Aspiragus
220 Level 2 Hypno-shroom
230 Level 2 Pepper-pult
240 Level 2 Homing Thistle
250 Level 3 Torchwood
260 8th world unlockable
270 Level 3 Bonk Choy
280 Level 3 Lava Guava
290 Level 3 Infi-nut
300 Level 3 Aspiragus
310 Level 3 Hypno-shroom
320 9th world unlockable
330 Level 3 Pepper-pult
350 Level 3 Homing Thistle
370 Level 1 Gold Bloom
380 10th world unlockable
390 Level 1 Heavenly Peach
410 Torchwood Costume
430 Level 1 Garlic
440 11th world unlockable
450 Bonk Choy Costume
470 Level 1 Primal Potato Mine
490 Level 2 Heavenly Peach
500 12th world unlockable
510 Infi-nut Costume
540 Level 2 Garlic
570 Aspiragus Costume
600 Level 1 Caulipower
630 Hypno-shroom Costume
660 Pepper-pult Costume
700 Level 2 Primal Potato Mine
730 Homing Thistle Costume
770 Level 2 Caulipower
800 Level 3 Heavenly Peach
840 Level 3 Garlic
870 Level 3 Primal Potato Mine
910 Level 3 Caulipower
940 Heavenly Peach Costume
970 Garlic Costume
1000 Primal Potato Mine Costume
1050 Caulipower Costume

List of star challenge types

  • Defeat X zombies in Y seconds
  • Don't let the zombies trample the flowers
  • Don't lose more than X plant(s)
  • Don't plant on Dave's mold colonies
  • Don't spend any sun for X seconds
  • Never have more than X plants
  • Produce at least X sun
  • Spend no more than X sun
  • Don't lose any lawn mowers
  • Survive without using Plant Food.
  • Survive a massive attack in the (current time period)*
  • Plan your defense and defeat the zombies*
  • Survive the attack with the given plants*
  • Survive and protect the endangered plants*
  • Don't use Plant Food
  • Plant up to X plant(s)

*Special objectives used only in bonus levels


Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Chinese version)

Pre 1.8.0  (Archived content)

Plants vs. Zombies 2 (international version) (Archived content)

Plants vs. Zombies Online (Archived content)


  • Since these no longer exist in version 1.7 or newer versions of Plants vs. Zombies 2, when the player updates to that version and goes to their saved game, they will receive plant costumes or 3500 coins depending on how much stars and costumes in exchange for all their stars.
    • The same thing happens on their total amount of keys of all areas, except they are exchanged for only coins.