Zombie Nimble Zombie Quick is a Pool mini-game in Plants vs. Zombies, Plants vs. Zombies: Journey to the West, and Plants vs. Zombies: Great Wall Edition where both plants and zombies are twice as fast as normal.

There is a high concentration of Pole Vaulting Zombies in this level. This mini-game is not available in the Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSiWare versions.


The name is a reference to Jack Be Nimble, an English nursery rhyme.



Main article: Zombie Nimble Zombie Quick/Strategies

Snow Peas, Kernel-pults, Ice-shrooms, and Winter Melons are very useful here because they slow down and paralyze the zombies, as the zombies move faster than normal. Tall-nuts are also useful because they block the jumping zombies: Pole Vaulting Zombies and Dolphin Rider Zombies. Split Peas and Gloom-shrooms can also be used instead of Tall-nuts because they can still attack Pole Vaulting Zombies and Dolphin Rider Zombie after jumping over them. Planting cheap plants, like the Lily Pad, Puff-shroom and Sunflower, can stall the jumping zombies if necessary. You can also use your strategy for a regular Pool level and strategies against Pole Vaulting Zombies, but you should beware of the speed that the level is played so you can't react too quickly.

Related achievements

Beyond the Grave
Attention Deficit
Attention Deficit
Earn a trophy in each Mini-game.


Video walkthrough


  • In this level, zombies slowed down by freezing plants move at the speed of themselves on a normal level. This indicates that the gameplay is at doubled speed.
    • Hence, speed hacking the game by 0.5× adjusts this minigame's speed to those of normal levels. Speed hacking can also speed up any other level by 2× to make gameplay as fast as this minigame.
    • The background music, however, is the only thing not sped up along with gameplay.
  • The mini-game icon pictures Pole Vaulting Zombie.
    • The PC icon shows Pole Vaulting Zombie's in-game appearance, although other versions show its HD picture.
  • It, It's Raining Seeds, and Bobsled Bonanza are the only mini-games that have four flags.
  • According to the LawnStrings, this mini-game's unused name is “Zombies on Speed”, where ‘speed’ is a slang for amphetamine, methamphetamine, and substituted amphetamines, all of which are illegal drugs.
    • Using a pun based on illegal drugs may be why the name was unused or left simply as an internal name.
  • This mini-game is much easier on a mobile device, as the player can move their fingers around to plant faster than they can move their mouse cursor on a computer.

See also

†: Strategy page
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