Zombot Dark Dragon is the boss of Dark Ages in Plants vs. Zombies 2. Unlike its predecessors, it is a different form of Zombot in which is a machine that is designed to be similar to a dragon in both appearance and function. It is battled in Dark Ages - Night 20 and possibly Modern Day - Day 33. It summons all Dark Ages zombies except for Peasant Flag Zombie and Zombie King. It can be stunned for three seconds by the Magnet-shroom's Plant Food effect.

In Arena, defeating the Dark Dragon will award 10000 points, increasing by 10000 points each time the Dark Dragon is defeated. Higher leagues will increase a multiplier for points scored, with a maximum of 5x in Jade league.

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Zombot Dark Dragon

SPEED: Hungry

The desolator of all, from dark times.

Damage: fire breathing attacks destroy plants
Special: lobbed fireballs can hatch Imp Dragon Zombies
With a rumble of destruction, Dr. Zomboss forged his Dark Dragon in the heart of a volcano. Then he tempered the beast in the chilled waters of Doom Lake. Finally he fed its furnace with coal from the Mines of Morbidity. And the paint job - that was done by Carl.


The Zombot Dark Dragon absorbs approximately 27000 damage per shot and its appearance changes upon absorbing 7000, 16000, and is defeated at 27000 damage per shot.


The Zombot Dark Dragon randomly performs one of the following actions:

  • It will summon zombies, depending on the phase:
Phase HP Summoned zombies
1 7000 Peasant Zombie2.png Buckethead Peasant2.png Jester Zombie2.png Wizard Zombie2.png Imp Dragon Zombie2.png
2 9000 Peasant Zombie2.png Conehead Peasant2.png Buckethead Peasant2.png Imp Monk Zombie2.png Dark Ages Gargantuar2.png (summons Imp Monk Zombie2.png) Imp Dragon Zombie2.png
3 11000 Conehead Peasant2.png Knight Zombie2.png Wizard Zombie2.png Imp Dragon Zombie2.png
Modern Day - Day 33: Jester Zombie2.png
Chinese: Archmage Zombie2.png Cavalry Zombie2.png Dark Ages Gargantuar2.png Imp Monk Zombie2.png

Arena and Penny's Pursuit

Phase HP Summoned zombies
Depends on damage Infinite dps Peasant Zombie2.png Conehead Peasant2.png Buckethead Peasant2.png Knight Zombie2.png Imp Monk Zombie2.png Jester Zombie2.png Dark Ages Gargantuar2.png (summons Imp Monk Zombie2.png) Wizard Zombie2.png Imp Dragon Zombie2.png

  • It will spit fireballs that can summon Imp Dragon Zombies as well as scorch the tile it was lobbed on, briefly rendering it unplantable.
    • Plant Food can stop this attack.
    • Depending on the phase, the Zombot can fire more fireballs and summon more Imp Dragon Zombies at once.
  • It will breathe fire, destroying plants and zombies in two rows.


See Dark Ages - Night 20 and Modern Day - Day 33.


Sound Description
Zombot Dark Dragon intro.
Dragon first entrance roar.
Dragon soaring. (?)
Dragon descending.
Dragon landing.
Dragon entrance fire breath.
Dragon second entrance roar.
Dragon's summoning roar.
Dragon footstep (slowed down and lower pitch).
Dragon preparing to breathe fire. (?)
Dragon releasing fire breath.
Dragon breathing fire.
Dragon withdrawing from breathing fire.
Dragon preparing to spit fireballs.
Dragon spitting fireball.
Dragon withdrawing from spitting fireballs.
Fireball hitting the ground.
Dragon being stunned.
Dragon stunned.
Dragon recovering from being stunned.
Dragon getting or recovering from being stunned.
Dragon defeat roar.
Dragon defeat shock.
Dragon falling on the ground.
Dragon's eye popping off.
Usage unknown.


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  • Unlike the first four Zombots, this one is not a one-eyed, four-legged robot, although its eyes look similar to the other Zombots' (although this one has slits as pupils). After it is defeated, one of the Zombot's eyes fall off as metal parts can be seen. This shows that it is a robot, not a biological lifeform. However, it is unknown if this one is four-legged or not.
  • It is the first Zombot to be based on an animal. The second is the Zombot Sharktronic Sub, the third is the Zombot Tuskmaster 10,000 BC, and the fourth is the Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur.
  • It is one of the Zombots to have Dr. Zomboss dressing up, the others being Zombot Plank Walker, Zombot Aerostatic Gondola, and Zombot Multi-stage Masher.
    • Dr. Zomboss is dressed up like a Roman gladiator, since Rome fell just before the Dark Ages, but the East Roman Empire (Byzantine Empire), survived until 1453, which was time when the Dark Ages started fading away into the Renaissance.
  • Dr. Zomboss' veins are shown through his helmet.
  • There is a cross tattoo or scar on the dragon's face.
  • The full body of the dragon is only shown when it flies in. However, it is only a shadow of it.
    • More of the dragon's body can be seen on the old Chinese world map of Dark Ages. The dragon's wings are the same shape as seen in its shadow, but now with clawed tips. Its' forelegs, three-clawed forepaws, torso, and tail can be seen as well. In addition, the dragon is shown to be nearly as large as the castle next to the Dark Ages lawn and able to damage large chunks of the castle with its body.
  • It summons zombies in a different manner than the first four Zombots. In the first four battles, zombies are summoned out of a portal inside the Zombot's mouth, by slowly transforming first from a white silhouette. The Zombot Dark Dragon summons zombies similar to how Gunpowder Devil  and Blade-Wielding Hero summon zombies; the zombies simply rise out of the ground whenever it roars.
  • Zombot Dark Dragon and Zombot Sharktronic Sub are the only Zombots with a weakness. The boosted Magnet-shroom tugs on the Zombot's nose ring, stunning it briefly, while Tangle Kelp entangles the turbine of Zombot Sharktronic Sub.
    • However, the Zombot Tomorrow-tron can be stunned by the Blover as it charges.
  • When it breathes fire, it can kill zombies.
    • Prior to an update, it could even kill Imp Dragon Zombies, even though they are immune to fire damage.
    • Also, Dr. Zomboss does not wear his gladiator armor. Instead, he is wearing his usual lab gown.
  • The fireball attack usually aims at Magnet-shrooms. This is because Magnet-shroom is an essential part of the fight, and the player can only have one of them at a time.
  • Plants on a scorched tile when fed with Plant Food will be destroyed once they finish their Plant Food ability.
  • It is the second Zombot in Plants vs. Zombies 2 to be able to fly, with the first being Zombot Tomorrow-tron (without legs), and the third being Zombot Aerostatic Gondola.
  • It is the first Zombot to feature a new zombie (Imp Dragon Zombie, assuming the player did not first encountered it in Arthur's Challenge).
  • In Modern Day - Day 33, there is a glitch where if the Guacodile is placed on a Zombot and after the money bag is collected, it will do a rush attack on the Zombot as Dr. Zomboss teleports away.
  • While the Zombot Dark Dragon is stomping between lanes, it is possible that lowering the sound effect volume will affect all sound effects except the Zombit Dark Dragon's sound effects.
    • If this bug has been done and the player restarts the level in the middle of Zombot Dark Dragon's summoning roar, the bug will continue and its sound effects still won't be affected.
  • There is a bug in which where if the Zombot is in Penny's Pursuit boss fight or Modern Day 33, the dragon fire breath may last much longer than usual, spawning more Imp Dragon Zombies.

See also

V · T · E
Zombies (Tower defense)
L · G
Plants vs. Zombies 2
Player's House Basic Zombie · Conehead Zombie · Buckethead Zombie · Flag Zombie
Ancient Egypt Mummy Zombie · Conehead Mummy · Buckethead Mummy · Pyramid-Head Zombie · Flag Mummy Zombie · Egypt Rally Zombie · Ra Zombie · Camel Zombies · Explorer Zombie · Torchlight Zombie · Tomb Raiser Zombie · Pharaoh Zombie · Mummified Gargantuar · Imp Mummy · Zombot Sphinx-inator
Pirate Seas Pirate Zombie · Conehead Pirate · Buckethead Pirate · Barrelhead Zombie · Flag Pirate Zombie · Jolly Roger Zombie · Swashbuckler Zombie · Seagull Zombie · Pelican Zombie · Barrel Roller Zombie · Imp Pirate Zombie · Imp Cannon · Pirate Captain Zombie · Zombie Parrot · Gargantuar Pirate · Zombot Plank Walker
Wild West Cowboy Zombie · Conehead Cowboy · Buckethead Cowboy · Cart-Head Zombie · Flag Cowboy Zombie · Cowboy Rally Zombie · Prospector Zombie · Pianist Zombie · Poncho Zombie · Chicken Wrangler Zombie · Zombie Chicken · Zombie Bull · Rodeo Legend Zombie · Zombie Bull Rider · Wild West Gargantuar · Zombot War Wagon
Frostbite Caves Cave Zombie · Cave Conehead Zombie · Cave Buckethead Zombie · Blockhead Zombie · Cave Flag Zombie · Hunter Zombie · Yeti Imp · Dodo Rider Zombie · Troglobite · Weasel Hoarder · Ice Weasel · Sloth Gargantuar · Zombot Tuskmaster 10,000 BC
Lost City Adventurer Zombie · Conehead Adventurer Zombie · Buckethead Adventurer Zombie · Flag Adventurer Zombie · Lost Pilot Zombie · Lost City Imp Zombie · Excavator Zombie · Parasol Zombie · Bug Zombie · Porter Gargantuar · Imp Porter · Relic Hunter Zombie · Turquoise Skull Zombie · Zombot Aerostatic Gondola
Far Future Future Zombie · Future Conehead Zombie · Future Buckethead Zombie · Holo Head Zombie · Future Flag Zombie · Robo-Rally Zombie · Jetpack Zombie · Blastronaut Zombie · Shield Zombie · Bug Bot Imp · Robo-Cone Zombie · Disco-tron 3000 · Disco Jetpack Zombie · Mecha-Football Zombie · Gargantuar Prime · Zombot Tomorrow-tron
Dark Ages Peasant Zombie · Conehead Peasant · Buckethead Peasant · Knight Zombie · Peasant Flag Zombie · Imp Monk Zombie · Jester Zombie · Dark Ages Gargantuar · Wizard Zombie · Zombie King · Announcer Imp · Imp Dragon Zombie · Zombot Dark Dragon
Neon Mixtape Tour Neon Zombie · Neon Conehead · Neon Buckethead · Neon Flag Zombie · Punk Zombie · Glitter Zombie · MC Zom-B · Impunk · Hair Metal Gargantuar · Breakdancer Zombie · Arcade Zombie · 8-Bit Zombie · Boombox Zombie · Zombot Multi-stage Masher
Jurassic Marsh Jurassic Zombie · Jurassic Conehead · Jurassic Buckethead · Jurassic Fossilhead · Amberhead Zombie · Jurassic Flag Zombie · Jurassic Rally Zombie · Jurassic Imp · Jurassic Gargantuar · Jurassic Bully · Jurassic Rockpuncher · Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur
Big Wave Beach Pompadour Zombie · Pompadour Conehead · Pompadour Buckethead · Beach Flag Zombie · Bikini Zombie · Bikini Conehead · Bikini Buckethead · Snorkel Zombie · Imp Mermaid Zombie · Surfer Zombie · Deep Sea Gargantuar · Fisherman Zombie · Octo Zombie · Zombot Sharktronic Sub
Modern Day Brickhead Zombie · Rally Zombie · Gargantuar · Imp · Newspaper Zombie · Sunday Edition Zombie · Balloon Zombie · All-Star Zombie · Super-Fan Imp
Penny's Pursuit
Ancient Rome Roman Zombie · Roman Conehead · Roman Buckethead · Centurion Zombie · Bust Head Zombie · Roman Flag Zombie · Healer Zombie · Roman Shield Zombie · Gladiator Gargantuar · Roman Imp · Zcorpion Zombie · Zombie Medusa · Roman Caesar Zombie
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