- For more strategies, see Explorer Zombie.
Ice-based plants can extinguish the torch. However, it should be noted that fire damage from Snapdragons, fire peas from Torchwood or Fire Peashooter, fire from Pyro-shroom, and Pepper-pult's fire peppers will relight the torch if it has been extinguished.
- Porter Gargantuar also carries a torch, but it does not burn plants, as it is not lit.
- Instead, it uses the unlit torch to smash plants. The torch is lit in the Lost City Part 1 trailer and in the Almanac image before the 3.9 update.