Trials of Gnomus

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Trials of Gnomus

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More Secrets?

New Faces from Craazy Places

More Secrets?-0.5
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How to unlock the More Secrets? achievement

  • Runner eGirlRunner eGirl468,187
    07 Aug 2018 02 Oct 2016 05 Nov 2019
    175 7 117
    Update Nov 5, 2019: The Torch and Tail DLC is available again, not sure for how long it'll be available. Thanks ClockWrkPhantom for the info!

    Update May 2019: as mentioned by BigWiIIieStyIe and cptn cookie 1 in the comments, it appears that the Torch and Tail DLC is no longer available. Apparently, they rotate character packs and that pack is not available anymore. I don't know if it will be available again in the future, my guess is maybe, but not for a while.

    Update March 2019: as mentioned by BigWiIIieStyIe in the comments, now they give you the two characters if you buy the Torch and Tail DLC:
    I had already completed the Trials and needed stars so bought the DLC. It gave me stars instead of the keys along with some card packs, 50 rainbow stars and the two characters. All I had to do was select each once and the achievement unlocked.
    I suppose you can still go through all the trials, so I'll just leave that info up for anyone who likes a bit of a challenge :) (or doesn't want to buy the DLC)

    At the risk of getting negative votes for posting a solution to an achievement I haven't unlocked yet, I'll share a (hopefully) detailed description of what it is that you have to do to unlock this. Finally went back to finish this! I'm adding a few screenshots and tidying everything up a bit (same information as before, maybe a couple added details here and there). I'm also adding "spoiler" tags so that the solution is not a wall of text (easier to have only the part you're working on expanded)

    To unlock this achievement, you need to equip two new characters, one plant and one zombie (Torchwood and Hover Goat-3000), that are inside two very well-protected chests. The steps below will guide you to get to those two chests.

    Warning: Save all the codes you get for beating the challenges to dechiper the final code. (If you don't know what this means, don't worry, read on and you'll get all the info you need). (Thank you Kanchanaburi for the suggestion).

    In a nutshell, the steps are the following (expanded below):
    1 - Collect 50 rainbow stars (RS)
    2 - Use the rainbow stars to open 50-RS chest
    3 - Go to the vending machine to open the pack you get from the chest
    4 - Repeat steps 1-3 until you receive all 4 color keys (red, green, yellow, blue)
    5 - For each key, go to the Trials of Gnomus (ToG) area and use the key to open the corresponding door
    6 - Complete the challenge & get a screenshot of the code you get at the end
    7 - Go down into the chamber in the center of the ToG area and enter the code you got for beating the challenge into the machine
    8 - Activate the machine & beat the color boss
    9 - Leave the central chamber and go into the portal that opens up when you beat the boss (where the large gnome statue is).
    10 - Screenshot the revised code at the end of the path.
    11 - Repeat steps 5-10 for each color
    12 - Use all 4 revised codes to form your rainbow code
    13 - Go back to the central chamber and enter your rainbow code into the machine
    14 - Beat the rainbow boss
    15 - Leave the central chamber and walke through the newly opened portal (where the giant statue was)
    16 - Use rainbow stars to open both chests to get both characters
    17 - Respawn as those 2 characters
    18 - Achievement unlocked (you might need to go back to the backyard)

    So here we go...

    Steps 1-4

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    Steps 5-11

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    Step 12 - Find your rainbow code

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    Steps 13-18

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    Once you use a key, that portal remains available, and you can open a new one and have more than one unbeaten challenge at a time.

    If you beat the challenge, you don't have to beat the boss right away, the code you get can be used later on. You can also use it, quit, and come back later and input it again, it will still work.

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    Runner eGirloh, that sucks :( I'll update the solution, thanks for the info!
    Posted by Runner eGirl on 11 May 19 at 20:23
    NICHO RKOThe dlc is available today
    Posted by NICHO RKO on 23 Oct 19 at 00:11
    EarthboundXHmm, I completed all the trials, but it's not giving me the option to buy Rainbow Stars.

    Oh, OK, I had to shut down the game and restart it, and now I can.
    Posted by EarthboundX on 08 Nov 19 at 06:04
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  • BradLeafsFan9BradLeafsFan9374,000 374,000 GamerScore
    09 Dec 2016 18 Dec 2016 27 Nov 2019
    24 1 1
    Ill give a brief explanation of what you have to do for this as well I will add video guides too.

    For dates on when the events will occur visit the PvZ website calendar:

    Mystery Portal events are where you will get most of your rainbow stars. You will need to open the 50 Rainbow Star chest (same area as portal) to get 1 out of 4 Keys for use in the "Trials Of Gnomus" area in the backyard underground.

    There are 4 colored doors in that area that you will need to unlock will the correct colored key that you got from the rainbow star chest, each door will open to unlock a challenge that you must complete in order to get a code (take a picture or screenshot) for use in the code chamber which is also in the Trials Of Gnomus area through the portal on the floor.

    When you enter the code starting from the top of the code, you will spawn the corresponding colored guardian that you will have to defeat. Once beaten it will open a portal for you to enter and it will have a chest for you to open as well as the SAME CODE you got for beating the challenge except 2 tile will be blank. Compare these to your code to find out what symbols are the blank ones as these will be needed for your master code after you defeat all 4 colored guardians.

    Once you defeat all 4, you will now have the correct order for your master code (all the blank tiles) so go to the code chamber and enter it. It will spawn the Rainbow Guardian which is alot harder than the previous 4. I used the Vampire Sunflower for this one as the Imp just wouldn't cut it.

    After defeating him you will open a new portal where the throne gnome is sitting, and in this portal will be 2 shiny chests with 5 locks each on them. Each lock will need 15 Rainbow stars, do the math and that's another 150 Rainbow stars you will need to open both chests. The one on your left will unlock Torchwood and the one on the right will unlock Hover Goat-3000.

    Heres a full guide covering all you need to know to unlock this achievement as well as seperate guides for each challenge and a trick for those who forgot one or more of thier codes:

    Red Challenge:

    Green Challenge:

    Blue Challenge:

    Yellow Challenge:

    Rainbow Guardian Guide:

    Trick for people who forgot a code:

    All of my Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 HD Achievement Guides can be found here! :) (Mobile Friendly)
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    DarthcheweeThumbs up just for that Blue Key video. Saying the last 5 out loud and visually recognizing the first 3 totally worked for me.
    Posted by Darthchewee on 08 Aug 17 at 13:18
  • Michal TMMichal TM190,001
    05 Dec 2018 07 Dec 2018 20 Apr 2019
    12 1 2
    edit: this solution won't help you to cheat trials, but rather help if you miss your sign order after each trial. To release guardian you would have to finish the trial even if codes below will give correct order.
    @MushaConvoy -> thanks for tests and clarification

    I'd like to share with you one finding related to trail codes.
    They are indeed different for each account, but there is one thing which is always the same.

    If you go to chamber where you can put codes and release each guardian, just forget the signs on the buttons, but... let's numbering the buttons.

    So if you stay on the middle of the circle and try to imagine numbers on the buttons (starting from the lever) and going clockwise.

    Now please step on buttons in following "number" sequences (according to numbers, not signs) for guardian:
    Yellow: 2 - 4 - 3 - 1 - 7 - 5 - 8 - 6
    Blue: 3 - 6 - 7 - 2 - 1 - 4 - 5 - 8
    Red: 5 - 1 - 7 - 3 - 8 - 4 - 2 - 6
    Green: 4 - 3 - 8 - 6 - 1 - 7 - 5 - 2
    Rainbow: 4 - 1 - 3 - 2 - 8 - 7 - 5 - 6

    my buttons in chamber are in following sequence (clockwise, starting from lever):
    barrow (1), hurdle (2), watering can (3), shoe (4), mower (5), flamingo (6), flowerpot (7), shovel (8)

    then my "sign" sequence for Yellow Guardian will be:
    hurdle, shoe, watering can, barrow, flowerpot, shovel, mower
    Those "number" sequences were correct for my two accounts, but on each of them I have already passed all trails (that's why I have found this tricky thing).
    So I cannot confirm if this idea works without passing trail.
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    Czesio83I did all trials,
    I entered a good code (and a million other combinations)but the boss did not show up,
    I have already lost hope.
    at the end I tried your way.
    I stood in the middle facing the lever and pick 4 - 1 - 3 - 2 - 8 - 7 - 5 - 6
    and he appearedtoast
    Now, pick up rainbow stars for locks for chests.Thanks a Lotclap
    Posted by Czesio83 on 25 Mar 19 at 00:58
    MushaConvoyI've done a few tests to save anyone else the trouble.

    - Entering the code without having the key/completing the trial does nothing.
    - Entering the code after unlocking the door but before completing the trial does nothing.
    - The codes in your solution match perfectly with the code I received at the end of my trial. I took a screenshot but didn't look at it, went back and tried your code and it spawned the boss right away. Looking back at the screenshot, the code matched anyway.

    Upvoted solution, using your codes is much easier than remembering bloody symbols...
    Posted by MushaConvoy on 17 Apr 19 at 11:20
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