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This item is only obtainable during certain events. However, it can still be used if you have already obtained it. It is currently not available.
For other uses, see Dandelion (disambiguation).

Dandelion is a plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2. He attacks by releasing explosive dandelion seed bombs at zombies, but differently depending on the game.

About

For more information about this character, see Dandelion.

Dandelion is a special-edition premium plant released in the 3.4.4 update for the 2015 Springening event. Being a special-edition plant, he can only be obtained for a limited time, but once obtained, he can be kept indefinitely. Dandelion can attack on the lane he is placed on, as well as adjacent lanes by releasing slow-moving explosive dandelion seeds, one lane at a time. The seeds deal splash damage to any enemy that is in that tile. As of the 2017 Springening Event, Dandelion can no longer be purchased with gems. He was Plant of the Week from April 3, 2017 to April 16, 2017. As of April 1, 2020, Dandelion can be unlocked with 150 Dandelion seed packets.

Additionally, if Blover or Hurrikale is used, two Dandelions on screen in the case of Blover, or two in Hurrikale's lane will release 12 small bombs, each dealing 25 damage per shot when exploding. Afterwards, Dandelion has to recharge for 10 seconds before he can start attacking again.

Almanac

Dandelion

SUN COST: 275
RECHARGE: Mediocre

TOUGHNESS: Typical
DAMAGE: Heavy

RANGE: Multi-Lane
FAMILY: Appease-mint

Dandelions send explosive seeds down three different lanes, one lane at a time.

Range Details: can attack targets in the lane above or below
Special: may react to certain strong winds

"Look," says Dandelion, shaking his head, "I'm not a leprechaun and I'm not a genie. You can blow my seeds off all you want, but I can't make your wish come true. I don't even know how that rumor got started."


Upgrades

Plant Food effect

Dandelion Plant Food

Dandelion calls out explosive seeds

In the international version, when fed with Plant Food, Dandelion will release ten large dandelion seeds into the air which float down slowly to random zombies, exploding and dealing 250 damage per shot to all enemies in a 1x1 area. If he lost all his seeds to a Blover or Hurrikale and is regrowing them, he will instantly grow them back.

Appease-mint effect

When boosted by Appease-mint, Dandelion's seeds will do an additional 200 DPS. It's splash damage will remain the same, regardless of being boosted.

Level upgrades

Level Seed packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge
(Mediocre)
Toughness
(Typical)
Damage
(Heavy)
Projectile
Velocity
Range
1 0 0 275 15 seconds 300 dps 50 dps Normal Multi-Lane
2 10 1,000 275 14 seconds 350 dps 60 dps
3 25 2,500 250 14 seconds 400 dps 70 dps + 1.5x
4 50 5,000 250 13 seconds 450 dps 80 dps
5 100 10,000 225 13 seconds 550 dps 90 dps
6 200 20,000 225 12 seconds 600 dps 100 dps
7 400 30,000 200 12 seconds 650 dps 110 dps + 2x
8 800 50,000 200 11 seconds 700 dps 120 dps
9 1,200 75,000 175 11 seconds 800 dps 130 dps
10 1,600 100,000 150 10 seconds 900 dps 150 dps

Strategies

Dandelion can be used as an alternative to Melon-pult in dealing splash damage to great amount of threats in later levels. When compared together, Dandelion is cheaper and better at finishing off lone clusters of zombies, as he can attack on the lane he is placed on as well as adjacent tiles. His ability to release bursts of explosive seeds in strong wind also makes for a powerful emergency option, when particularly dangerous zombies such as Gargantuar need to be neutralized quickly.

On the other hand, Dandelion is greatly disadvantaged if there are three zombies in three consecutive lanes and only a single Dandelion, he never targets a single zombie. Instead of a single zombie, he tries to attack all zombies pollen by pollen; having a possibility to be eaten before he finishes off even one zombie should the zombies be at least a Conehead or stronger, making him an unreliable plant on his own against stronger zombies. So, at least two are needed in the lawn. His special ability will also disable Dandelion for ten seconds, therefore, great care must be taken when attempting to utilize this. So, defensive plants or stalling plants should be used with this plant to prevent him from getting destroyed.

Dandelion can also be placed on Power Tiles to negate the cooldown time after using Blover and Hurrikale by using a Plant Food. Dandelion can be useful in the Wild West if planted on a minecart that is close to the left side.

He is generally outclassed by a Moonflower + Dusk Lobber combination, as the later is cheaper, attacks faster and can hit three lanes at once.

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Trivia

  • For a very short time following the official release of the 3.4.4 update, players could obtain him for 109 gems. Shortly after, the gem cost was changed to 129 gems. Later on, the cost was changed back to 109 gems on April 13, 2015.
  • Despite being referred to as male in the Almanac, the description for the 3.4.4 update in the App Store and Google Play, along with the Plants vs. Zombies Facebook page and advertisements in the game list him as female.
  • There is a glitch having to do with using him in a level in which the player cannot lose more than a number of plants. If they choose him, it says that using it means losing a plant.
    • This may be a nod to its special attack, which requires instants - Blover and Hurrikale.
    • However, the game will never force the player to use it's special attack directly.
  • He returned during the Food Fight event for Black Friday. His price was reduced to 80 gems.
  • According to the credits, he's voiced by Shari Rossan.
  • He was buffed in the 4.6 update.
    • He now attacks about 1.5x faster, and his explosive seeds move slightly faster.
    • Furthermore, he only requires 10 seconds to regrow his seeds rather than 15 seconds.
  • He's the first spring-themed plant, with the second being Plumping Plummy, a Chinese-exclusive plant.
  • If he's in the first or the fifth row and shoots a seed or has his seeds blown away, then the seed or seeds might go outside of the lawn.
  • His description in the Almanac is a reference to a rumor that some children believe, which is blowing a dandelion will make wishes come true. He additionally says that it doesn't help anything to himself, implying the Blover/Hurrikale will disable him for 10 seconds with their strong winds.
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