The Shadow Family is an achievement in Plants vs. Zombies 2. It is worth 10 points on Game Center for iOS devices and 1,000 XP on Google Play Games for Android devices. To earn it, the player must complete a level with 20 powered shadow plants.


Because the shadow plants must be powered in order to count towards this achievement, the player must bring Moonflower and other shadow plants. However, it is possible to earn this achievement by using Moonflower only, as she is a shadow plant herself. You can also complete this achievement with two columns of Moonflowers on the second and third lane and two whole columns of other shadow plants on the first and fourth lane. If the player has it, they are recommended to use Imitater to more quickly create shadow plants, thus boosting the chances and speed of getting the achievement.

Using the Conceal-mint is also a good idea as it temporarily powers all shadow plants in the lawn. Make sure to plant Conceal-mint right after the last zombie was killed.


  • There is a glitch where planting 20 plants that are not shadow plants next to Moonflowers will also unlock this achievement.

See also

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Achievements in Plants vs. Zombies 2
SPUDOW! · 20 Below Zero · Dragon Age · Magical Fruit · High Five · Sasquashed! · Re-Re-spawn
Grass Effect · Fungus Humongous · Your Hat, Sir! · Knock 'Em Dead! · Unwelcome Mat
Beet It · Bash Potato · The Shadow Family
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