For other uses, see Starfruit (disambiguation).

Starfruit is a seed packet Premium plant appearing in Plants vs. Zombies 2, obtainable for 200 seed packets.

Starfruit attacks by projecting stars in five different directions whenever a zombie is in his line of fire: one to the left, one going up, one going down, one going to the upper right (gradient of 1/2), and the last going lower right (gradient of -1/2). Each star deals 20 damage. If a zombie is exactly in front of him, with or without eating him, the zombie will be damaged by two of the five sides of Starfruit.


For more information about this character, see Starfruit.

Starfruit returns in the Far Future update. He is a premium plant, which was available for purchase for $3.99. On August 24, 2016, Starfruit was available for 179 gems until August 27. In the 5.9.1 update, his cost price increased to $4.99.

After the 7.9.3 update on March 8, 2020, his status had been changed from a money premium plant to an unlockable seed-unlockable plant able to be unlocked with 200 seed packets. His sun cost has been increased to 150 sun. His projectiles move much faster than in the first game.

Almanac entry




RANGE: 5 Way

FAMILY: Appease-mint

Starfruits shoot stars in 5 directions.

Just a small town fruit that travelled to the big city and found his way to the future. His favorite modes of transportation: conveyor belts, hoverboards, and rockets. WEEEE!


Plant Food effect

Plant Food ability (animated)

When fed with Plant Food, Starfruit will shoot ten giant stars in five directions, each dealing 80 damage per shot worth of damage to a single enemy.

Costumed (China only)

Plant Food ability has a longer duration and the projectiles will spin counterclockwise.

Appease-mint effect

When boosted by Appease-mint, Starfruit does an additional 175 DPS per star.

Level upgrades

Level Seed Packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge
Plant Food Power
1 0 0 150 5 seconds 300 dps 20 dps 80 dps Normal 5 Way
2 10 1,000 150 5 seconds 350 dps 30 dps 120 dps
3 25 2,500 150 4.5 seconds 400 dps 40 dps 120 dps + 1.3x
4 50 5,000 125 4.5 seconds 450 dps 50 dps 180 dps
5 100 10,000 125 4 seconds 550 dps 60 dps 180 dps
6 200 20,000 125 4 seconds 600 dps 70 dps 280 dps
7 400 30,000 125 3.5 seconds 650 dps 80 dps 280 dps + 1.6x
8 800 50,000 100 3.5 seconds 700 dps 90 dps 380 dps
9 1,200 75,000 100 3 seconds 800 dps 100 dps 380 dps
10 1,600 100,000 75 3 seconds 900 dps 120 dps 480 dps

Level upgrade (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New.png Starfruit Upgrade 1.png
Dart Energy
Starfruit gets a 40% of chance to shoot a piercing dart that can penetrate two zombies.
Combat Training
Starfruit gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New.png Starfruit Upgrade 2.png
Enhanced Penetration
Starfruit's dart can now penetrate three zombies plus its attack.
Cell Activation
Starfruit gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New.png AbilityAwakendIcon.png
Ability Awaken
Starfruit may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Starfruit gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).


Starfruit stands out from other projectile-based plants for specializing in attacking lanes other than the lane he is planted on. His strength lies in his relatively high firepower potential for his cost, as well as the ability to neutralize enemies attempting to attack plants from the back, such as Prospector Zombie and zombies lifted from Pterodacytls. However, like the first game, they suffer from their projectiles being awkward in their position with no way to defend themselves from zombies directly ahead of them. There are ways to get around this, such as utilizing ice floes in Frostbite Caves, or guiding the horde with Garlic and Sweet Potato.

Starfruit faces competition from Rotobaga, whose firing pattern also allows her to hit enemies from adjacent lanes. Compared to Rotobaga, Starfruit exchanges firepower for greatly increased range, since he can attack enemies from much further compared to Rotobaga and therefore will find more use against stronger enemies as it would give more time for Starfruit to damage enemies. A column of Starfruits is a decent choice against Chicken Zombies and Ice Weasels as his high-velocity projectiles will reach these zombies faster compared to Rotobaga. Starfruit is an excellent choice against Imps thrown by Gargantuars or Zombie Bulls, Prospector Zombies and zombies carried by Pterodactyls; placing a column of Starfruits in the column where the aforementioned zombies would land, they would be quickly neutralized from the stars coming from either above, below, or behind. Columns of Starfruits in Big Wave Beach is very good against Octo Zombies, as the Starfruit's rapid, multi-directional attack can quickly destroy the octopi thrown by them. Overall, Starfruit is generally a better choice than Rotobaga, but Rotobaga benefits as she is able to be planted on water tiles in Big Wave Beach without the aid of Lily Pad

Starfruit also faces competition in the Chinese version with his female counterpart, Angel Starfruit, as both have lots of similar characteristics. But both have their own advantages:

Starfruit when at least level 2 can pierce zombies with its stars, but Angel Starfruit can also do that, but only at level 5. But Angel Starfruit when level 3 can shoot both red stars which deal extra damage and blue stars which are ice-like projectiles and behave like ice projectiles as well and she also does more damage. Both are good choices, but when it comes to piercing, Starfruit is better, but in situations with Explorer Zombies and tough nuts, use Angel Starfruit


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  • For some reason, in the Chinese version advertisement of his Plant Food upgrade the first picture shows the Starfruit with both his international costume (afro and mustache) and his Chinese costume (antennae) on the same Starfruit. He does not have the afro and mustache costume in the Chinese version.
  • As of the Power Plants update, he shoots his projectiles much faster.
  • His entry references that he is tied with Far Future.
  • He is the fourth plant to have its status changed from a premium plant to a seed-unlockable plant, the first being Blooming Heart, then Hot Date, Explode-O-Nut, and Starfruit respectively.

See also

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