Dusk Lobber is the fourth plant obtained in Modern Day in Plants vs. Zombies 2. She lobs explosive buds at zombies or tombstones in her lane every 2.85 - 3 seconds, dealing 30 direct damage and 25 splash damage in a 3x3 area.

When powered by Moonflower, she lobs buds into the lanes next to her in a manner similar to the Threepeater.


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Dusk Lobber is based on Opuntia, or prickly pears, a genus in the cactus plant family, possibly the Beavertail cactus (Opuntia basilaris) due to the color of her flower.

The "Dusk" part of her name is a reference to her being a shadow plant, with "Lobber" referring to her method of attack.

Almanac entry

NOTE: Dusk Lobber costs 200 sun in the Chinese version.

Dusk Lobber



RANGE: Lobbed
AREA: 3x3

FAMILY: Conceal-mint

Dusk Lobbers are shadow plants that lob explosive buds down the lane.

Special: powered Dusk Lobbers lob buds down 3 lanes

Lobbing comes easily for Dusk Lobber, but that's only because she's had extensive training and really enjoys parabolas.


Plant Food effect

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When given Plant Food, Dusk Lobber will fire four large explosive buds that land on four random tiles with zombies nearby on the lawn, with each explosive bud dealing 350 damage in a 3x3 area.

Conceal-mint effect

When boosted by Conceal-mint, Dusk Lobber will do an additional 90 DPS, with an additional 85 DPS added to hersplash damage, and her Plant Food effect deals an additional 900 DPS. She will be powered even if not adjacent to a Moonflower.

Level upgrades

Level Seed packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge
Plant Food Power
Range Area
Direct Splash Direct Splash
1 0 0 150 10 seconds 300 dps 30 dps 25 dps 350 dps 300 dps Normal Lobbed 3x3
2 10 1,000 10 seconds 350 dps 40 dps 35 dps 300 dps
3 75 5,000 9 seconds 400 dps 50 dps 45 dps 400 dps +1.3x
4 200 10,000 9 seconds 450 dps 60 dps 55 dps 400 dps
5 400 20,000 9 seconds 550 dps 70 dps 65 dps 500 dps
6 750 30,000 8 seconds 600 dps 80 dps 75 dps 600 dps
7 1,000 40,000 125 8 seconds 650 dps 90 dps 85 dps 600 dps + 1.6x
8 1,250 50,000 7 seconds 700 dps 700 dps
9 1,500 60,000 6 seconds 800 dps 800 dps
10 2,000 75,000 5 seconds 900 dps 900 dps

Level upgrades (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
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Thorns Dizzy
Dusk Lobber has a chance to lob powerful buds, which is stun that zombie if hits directly (Do not stun zombies if damaged via splash damage)
Combat Training
Dusk Lobber gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New.png Dusk Lobber Upgrade 2.png
Thorny Crisis
The chance to lob powerful buds is increased.
Cell Activation
Dusk Lobber gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
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Ability Awaken
Dusk Lobber may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Dusk Lobber gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).
LevelIcon5New.png Dusk Lobber Upgrade 3.png
Extreme Winding
The projectiles now may drops seeds, which grows into thorns, which temporary binds zombies.
Fighting Power
Dusk Lobber gains another 50% more attack power and health (300% of initial).

Costumed (China only)

Dusk Lobber now fires five large explosive buds instead of four.


Dusk Lobber can be considered to be one of the most potent lobbed-shot plants, as the plant under the right conditions is only second to Strawburst in terms of splash damage per second while costing less than half the sun cost of a Melon-pult or a Strawburst. This makes Dusk Lobber an incredibly useful weapon in both normal levels and the Endless Zones, where in three-digit levels with extremely large numbers of weaker foes. The ability to attack multiple lanes also make Dusk Lobber highly useful early on, as this allows the player to secure the lawn quickly against Imp rushes or enemies on multiple lanes. This is, however, balanced by the plant's reliance on Moonflower, coupled with a mildly slow recharge rate. This means that Imitater will help the player field a decent amount of Dusk Lobbers in later levels, though you will always need Moonflower. Also, due to Moonflower's extremely lackluster Plant Food effect, it is advised to also bring Gold Bloom along.

Compared to most lobbed-shot plants, Dusk Lobber is even more useful at dealing with groups of enemies that can shield or avoid straight-shooting projectiles such as Tomb Raiser Zombie, Barrel Roller Zombie, Snorkel Zombie, Troglobite, and Arcade Zombie, including endless zones where these zombies are a common threat.

Surprisingly, a powered Dusk Lobber can also target Prospector Zombies that appear on the left side of your lawn and zombies carried by pterodactyl if she is placed on the first column, including the lanes next to her.

Due to the nature of Shadow Peashooter's stalling effect which causes zombies to group together, it makes them significantly more vulnerable to Dusk Lobber's buds.

Dusk Lobber may seem more powerful compared to the straight-shot shadow plant, Nightshade, but each have their downsides - Nightshade does low single-target damage and hits things ahead of it only, while Dusk Lobber's higher sun cost and slower recharge makes it harder for the player to get many of them out, and she is also much weaker against isolated targets or targets that absorb a lot of damage, such as Knight Zombie. As such, it might be advisable to bring both if one has enough seed slots when Moonflower is used. This weakness can also be fixed by bringing instant-kills such as Primal Potato Mine or Bombard-mint or plants which weaken the zombie health such as Shrinking Violet or Spear-mint.

Avoid using Dusk Lobber against Jester Zombie and Parasol Zombie, as they will deflect her buds. The only time that it cannot deflect its buds is during the plant food effect.

Related achievement

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The Shadow Family
Complete a level with 20 powered Shadow Plants


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Specific to Plants vs. Zombies 2

  • When her projectiles were reflected by Jester Zombies, they would harmlessly pass through the plants and go towards the player's house. This was fixed in the 4.7.1 update.
  • If her projectile misses its target, it will not land on the lane it is lobbed on, but rather the lane directly below it. The same happens if she targets a zombie that is in the water in Big Wave Beach.

Specific to Chinese version (China only)

  • Her projectile at level 2 - 3 looks same exact as her projectile at level 3 to level 6 in international version, while her projectile at level 5 looks same exact as her projectile at level 7 onwards in international version.

See also

V · T · E
Plants (Tower defense)
Plants vs. Zombies 2
Player's House Peashooter · Sunflower · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Cabbage-pult
Ancient Egypt Bloomerang · Iceberg Lettuce · Grave Buster · Bonk Choy · Repeater · Twin Sunflower
Pirate Seas Kernel-pult · Snapdragon · Spikeweed · Spring Bean · Coconut Cannon · Threepeater · Spikerock · Cherry Bomb
Wild West Split Pea · Chili Bean · Pea Pod · Lightning Reed · Melon-pult · Tall-nut · Winter Melon
Frostbite Caves Hot Potato · Pepper-pult · Chard Guard · Stunion · Rotobaga
Lost City Red Stinger · A.K.E.E. · Endurian · Stallia · Gold Leaf
Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass · Tile Turnip
Dark Ages Sun-shroom · Puff-shroom · Fume-shroom · Sun Bean · Magnet-shroom
Neon Mixtape Tour Phat Beet · Celery Stalker · Thyme Warp · Garlic · Spore-shroom · Intensive Carrot
Jurassic Marsh Primal Peashooter · Primal Wall-nut · Perfume-shroom · Primal Sunflower · Primal Potato Mine
Big Wave Beach Lily Pad · Tangle Kelp · Bowling Bulb · Guacodile · Banana Launcher
Modern Day Moonflower · Nightshade · Shadow-shroom · Dusk Lobber · Grimrose
Money Snow Pea · Power Lily · Imitater · Chomper · Sweet Potato · Toadstool · Strawburst · Cactus · Electric Blueberry · Jack O' Lantern · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Escape Root · Gold Bloom · Wasabi Whip · Kiwibeast · Apple Mortar · Witch Hazel · Parsnip · Missile Toe · Caulipower · Electric Peashooter · Holly Barrier
Gems Squash · Jalapeno · Hypno-shroom · Pea-nut · Homing Thistle · Ghost Pepper · Sap-fling · Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Lava Guava · Shrinking Violet · Electric Currant
Mints Fila-mint · Pepper-mint · Winter-mint · Reinforce-mint · Bombard-mint · Ail-mint · Enchant-mint · Contain-mint · Enforce-mint · Arma-mint · Conceal-mint · Spear-mint · Appease-mint
Seed packets Torchwood · Starfruit · Dandelion · Blooming Heart · Bombegranate · Explode-O-Nut · Aloe · Hot Date · Solar Tomato · Enlighten-mint · Shadow Peashooter · Goo Peashooter · Sling Pea · Snap Pea · Zoybean Pod · Electrici-tea · Dazey Chain · Blastberry Vine · Pokra · Imp Pear · Pyre Vine · Pumpkin · Ice Bloom · Dartichoke · Ultomato · Gumnut · Shine Vine · Tumbleweed · Olive Pit · Puffball · Explode-o-Vine · Murkadamia Nut · Turkey-pult · Boingsetta · Stickybomb Rice · Hocus Crocus · Headbutter Lettuce
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