While Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville is loaded with great single and multiplayer action, it also has secrets. And we’ve just found a doozy in Giddy Park that will give you access to a pretty cool Secret Gnome location.
There are a few things that you’ll have to do to access it. However, with our step-by-step guide, it’ll be a cinch to activate, and the gnomes’ goods will soon be yours!
Plants Vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville – Giddy Park Secret Gnome Puzzle Solution
Tracking Down the Stone Slabs
First off, as you first enter the park from the boost pads, you may notice a stone tablet sitting in the middle of an area with blue circles. This is the first of six markers you’ll need to activate in the park to open up the secret gnome entrance.
To activate each one, stand on it and press down on the D-pad to go into your emote menu. Now, a randomized emote will not work. You have to select one manually from the menu, though it doesn’t matter which one. As you do that, the stone marker will activate with a bright blue glow.
The picture below will give you an idea of the first tablet’s location.
From there, you’ll want to look around for the other five markers. They’re pretty conveniently located throughout the map, and you can take your time to activate them, just in case enemies are trying to pin you down. Once that’s done, head over to the carnival booth area and go past the one with the balloons. (It’s on the upper floor right where the arcade should be.) You’ll see a small area where you can walk in and see a door with a demon face on it.
Enter and Solve the Puzzle
As you get to the door, you’ll see its eyes coming aglow. It’s here that it’s going to ask for the phrase to get into it. All you need to do is press up on the D-pad and look through your phrases for the word “Gnomes.” Find that, say it, and it’ll open up.
Next, after opening a nearby chest, you’ll get to a puzzle with several symbols on it, in front of three levers. Here’s how the levers work:
The first moves all the symbols to the left side. The right does the opposite, to the right. But the middle will only swap the third and fifth symbols around.
You’ll need to use these accordingly to put the right symbols in place. Once they’re set, you’ll see the gem right below the symbol light up. But you need to get all seven to solve the puzzle.
It could take a bit of time to get them aligned, but here’s what you’ll need, left to right: the shovel, the fence, the flamingo, the flower pot, the glove, the rake, and the boot.
A Reward For Your Efforts!
Do this, and the three chests at the end of the hall will open up. The left and the right ones have 30,000 coins apiece, while the center one holds a Gnomish Spot-Shroom costume for your buddy Night Cap. You can see this rad costume in the pic below.
That’s it! It will take some work and a little patience, but these will nab you great skin, along with some cash!
Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville releases on October 18 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.