Dartichoke is a premium plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2, that was first introduced in the 7.9.1 update of Plants vs. Zombies 2. It costs 225 sun and its ability allows it to fire artichoke spines at zombies in its lane, however it can only fire a limited amount and needs to recharge after firing the max amount of spines. It takes 8 seconds to reload its darts. Its 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
It is based on a spiny artichoke, more commonly known as an artichoke, a variety of a species of thistle cultivated as a food.
Its name is a portmanteau of "dart," referring to the projectiles that it fires, and "artichoke," the real-life plant it 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 its Critical Damage darts, its chance to fire a critical dart will also increase.
|Sun Cost||Recharge|| Starting|
|Toughness||Damage|| Plant Food|
|Max Shots||Recharge Period|
|1||0||0||225||8.5 seconds||6 seconds||300 dps||75 dps||225 dps||225 dps||30%||6 shots||3.25 seconds|
|2||50||8 seconds||5.75 seconds||350 dps||90 dps||270 dps||270 dps||35%||7 shots||3 seconds|
|3||100||7.5 seconds||5.5 seconds||400 dps||105 dps||315 dps||315 dps||40%||8 shots||2.75 seconds|
|4||200||7 seconds||5.25 seconds||450 dps||120 dps||360 dps||360 dps||45%||9 shots||2.5 seconds|
|5||300||200||6.5 seconds||5 seconds||550 dps||135 dps||405 dps||405 dps||50%||9 shots||2.25 seconds|
|6||400||6 seconds||4.75 seconds||600 dps||150 dps||450 dps||450 dps||55%||10 shots||2 seconds|
|7||500||5.5 seconds||4.5 seconds||650 dps||165 dps||495 dps||495 dps||60%||10 shots||1.75 seconds|
|8||600||175||5 seconds||4.25 seconds||700 dps||180 dps||540 dps||540 dps||65%||11 shots||1.5 seconds|
|9||800||4.5 seconds||4 seconds||800 dps||195 dps||585 dps||585 dps||70%||11 shots||1.25 seconds|
|10||1,000||4 seconds||3.75 seconds||900 dps||210 dps||630 dps||630 dps||75%||12 shots||1 seconds|
- Despite its Arena Season coming after Ultomato's, it is before Ultomato in the Almanac.
- It and Witch Hazel are the only plants in Plants vs. Zombies 2 to be able to target a specific kind of zombie.