He costs 225 sun and his ability allows him to fire artichoke spines at zombies in his lane, however he can only fire a limited amount and needs to recharge after firing the max amount of spines. It takes 8 seconds to reload his darts. His darts do not target grid items such as tombstones. Dartichoke can be unlocked for 250 seed packets.
- All-Star Zombie
- Explorer Zombie
- Fisherman Zombie
- Octo Zombie
- Pirate Captain Zombie
- Prospector Zombie
- Roman Healer Zombie
- Treasure Yeti
- Wizard Zombie
He is based on a spiny artichoke, more commonly known as an artichoke, a variety of a species of thistle cultivated as a food.
His name is a portmanteau of "dart," referring to the projectiles that he fires, and "artichoke," the real-life plant he is based on.
Note: The stats shown below only apply to Level 1.
SUN COST: 225
Special: Critical Damage
Special: Critical Damage Chance
Dartichokes fire high-damage darts down the lane, prioritizing especially dangerous zombies such as Wizards, Octo Zombies and Healers.
Special: each shot has a chance to do critical damage
Usage: has a limited supply of darts, then must recharge
Dartichoke Priority Targets:
Pirate Captain Zombie
Roman Healer Zombie
Why waste shots on foot soldiers when you can win the battle with one well-chosen dart to the dome?" wonders Dartichoke. "Why would you do it? Why would ANYONE do it?
Plant Food effect
When boosted by Spear-mint, Dartichoke will receive an additional 210 DPS to its main attack along with his Critical Damage darts, and his chance to fire a critical dart will also increase.
|Sun Cost||Recharge|| Starting|
|Toughness||Damage|| Plant Food Power|
|1||0||0||225||8.5 seconds||6 seconds||300 dps||75 dps||225 dps||8 seconds||6 seconds||20%||6 shots|
|2||50||8 seconds||5.75 seconds||350 dps||90 dps||270 dps||11 seconds||7 seconds||23%||7 shots|
|3||100||7.5 seconds||5.5 seconds||400 dps||105 dps||315 dps||8 seconds||6 seconds||26%||8 shots|
|4||200||7 seconds||5.25 seconds||450 dps||120 dps||360 dps||8 seconds||6 seconds||29%||9 shots|
|5||300||200||6.5 seconds||5 seconds||550 dps||135 dps||405 dps||17 seconds||9 seconds||31%||9 shots|
|6||400||6 seconds||4.75 seconds||600 dps||150 dps||450 dps||18 seconds||10 seconds||33%||10 shots|
|7||500||5.5 seconds||4.5 seconds||650 dps||165 dps||495 dps||10 seconds||8 seconds||35%||10 shots|
|8||600||175||5 seconds||4.25 seconds||700 dps||180 dps||540 dps||11 seconds||9 seconds||37%||11 shots|
|9||800||4.5 seconds||4 seconds||800 dps||195 dps||585 dps||12 seconds||10 seconds||39%||11 shots|
|10||1,000||4 seconds||3.75 seconds||900 dps||210 dps||630 dps||10 seconds||14 seconds||40%||12 shots|
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Dartichoke.
- Despite his Arena Season coming after Ultomato's, he is before Ultomato in the Almanac.
- He and Witch Hazel are the only plants in Plants vs. Zombies 2 to be able to target a specific kind of zombie.
- So far, this along with Jack O' Lantern, are the only two plants in Plants vs. Zombies 2 to have a sun cost of 225 at Level 1.
- He and Ultomato are the only 2 Straight-shooting plants that can attack through objects.