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This item is available only during certain events, and cannot always be obtained in-game. However, it can still be used if you have already obtained it. It is currently not available.
For other versions, see Dandelion (disambiguation).

Dandelions send explosive seeds down three different lanes, one lane at a time.
Almanac statistics
Sun cost 275
Recharge Mediocre
Damage Heavy
Range Multi-lane
Range details Can attack targets in the lane above or below
Special May react to certain strong winds
In-game statistics
Direct damage 2.5 normal damage shots in a 1x1 square every 1.5 seconds
Unlocked 80 gems
Available time March 24, 2015 - May 26, 2015
June 30, 2015 - August 13, 2015
November 20, 2015 to December 2015
March 22, 2016 - April 4, 2016
Dandelion2 Costume1 DandelionCostume2
"Look," says Dandelion, shaking his head, "I'm not a leprechaun and I'm not a genie. You can blow my seeds off all you want, but I can't make your wish come true. I don't even know how that rumor got started."

Plants vs. Zombies 2- It's About Time (Chinese version)
(translation: Dandelion)
Releases powerful seeds to bomb zombies.
Almanac statistics
Sun cost 200 sun
Recharge Mediocre
Damage Moderate
Range Straight
Rarity (China) Super-Rare
In-game statistics
Unlocked Collect 10 of its Puzzle Pieces
Daily log-in rewards
Exchange Store in PvP Mode

Dandelion is a special-edition premium plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2 and a monthly special plant in the Chinese version of the aforementioned game. It is also present in Plants vs. Zombies: Journey to the West, being more similar to the one from the Chinese version.

In the international version, Dandelion was released in the 3.4.4 update. Being a special-edition plant, it can only be obtained for a limited time, but once obtained, it can be kept indefinitely. Dandelion can attack on the lane it is placed on, as well as adjacent lanes by releasing slow-moving explosive dandelion seeds, one lane at a time. The seeds deal splash damage to any enemy that is in that tile.

Additionally, if Blover or Hurrikale is used, two Dandelions on screen in the case of Blover, or two in Hurrikale's lane will release 12 small bombs, each dealing 1.25 damage when exploding. Afterwards, Dandelion have to recharge for 10 seconds before it can start attacking again.

In the Chinese version, Dandelion releases bombs that float over to the zombies by the dandelion seeds and drop on them. The bombs deal three damage and deal splash damage in a 1x1 area.

Almanac entry

Plants vs. Zombies 2

RANGE: Multi-Lane
RECHARGE: Mediocre

Dandelions send explosive seeds down three different lanes, one lane at a time.

Range Details: can attack targets in the lane above or below
Special: may react to certain strong winds

"Look," says Dandelion, shaking his head, "I'm not a leprechaun and I'm not a genie. You can blow my seeds off all you want, but I can't make your wish come true. I don't even know how that rumor got started."

Chinese version

Sun cost: 200

DAMAGE: Normal (Moderate in game)
RANGE: Lobbed
RECHARGE: Fast (Mediocre in game)




In English:
Dandelion releases powerful seeds to bomb zombies.

Range Single cell damage

Plant feature: white plant

Previously, Dandelion was a normal young artist. He likes to lie down on a tree to read books and stare the sky through the book's gap if there is nothing to do. His dream was being a pilot flying in the blue sky. When he grew up, he became an airport communication person......Yes, you did not misread, because of his wrong reading position, his eyesight worsened and he could not pass the pilot medical examination!


Plant Food effect

Dandelion Plant Food

Dandelion calls out explosive seeds

In the international version, when fed with Plant Food, Dandelion will release ten large dandelion seeds into the air which float down slowly to random zombies, exploding and dealing 12.5 normal damage shots to all enemies in a 1x1 area.

In the Chinese version, Dandelion will release two to five instant kill bombs that home in on random zombies and deal splash damage in 1x1 area. If there are no targets available, it will not create any bombs.

Costumed (China only)

The Plant Food ability now creates a lot of powerful bombs and does a carpet bombing to zombies.

Level upgrade (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New Dandelion Upgrade 1
Multiple Bombing
Bombs can be dropped twice before the dandelion seed disappears.
Combat Training
Dandelion gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New Dandelion Upgrade 2
Bomb Load
Bombs can be dropped three times before the dandelion seed disappears.
Cell Activation
Dandelion gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Dandelion may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Dandelion gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).


Plants vs. Zombies 2

Dandelion can be used as an alternative to Melon-pult in dealing splash damage to damage great amount of threats in later levels. When compared together, Dandelion is cheaper and better at finishing off lone clusters of zombies, as it can attack on the lane it is placed on as well as adjacent tiles. Its ability to release bursts of explosive seeds in strong wind also makes for a powerful emergency option, when particularly dangerous zombies such as Gargantuar need to be neutralized quickly.

On the other hand, Dandelion is greatly disadvantaged if there are three zombies in three consecutive lanes and only a single dandelion, it never targets a single zombie. Instead of a single zombie, it tries to attack all zombies pollen by pollen; having a possibility to be eaten before it finishes off even one zombie should the zombies be at least a Conehead or stronger, making it an unreliable plant on its own against stronger zombies. So, at least two are needed in the lawn. Its special ability will also disable Dandelion for ten seconds, therefore, great care must be taken when attempting to utilize this. So, defensive plants or stalling plants should be used with this plant to prevent it from getting destroyed.

Dandelion should be prioritized in areas with an absence of other offensive plants. In the Dark Ages, Dandelion can be used to fight Jester Zombies, as its seeds, although technically a projectile, can still hit them without getting deflected. Dandelion can also be placed on Power Tiles to negate the cooldown time after using Blover and Hurrikale by using a Plant Food. Dandelion can be useful in the Wild West if planted on a minecart that is close to the left side.


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Specific to Plants vs. Zombies 2

  • For a very short time following the official release of the 3.4.4 update, players could obtain it for 109 gems. Shortly after, the gem cost was changed to 129 gems. Later on, the cost was changed back to 109 gems on April 13, 2015.
  • Despite being referred to as male in the Almanac, the description for the 3.4.4 update in the App Store and Google Play, along with the Plants vs. Zombies Facebook page and advertisements in the game list it as female.
  • There is a glitch having to do with using it in a level in which the player cannot lose more than a number of plants. If they choose it, it says that using it means losing a plant.
    • This may be a nod to its special attack, which requires instants - Blover and Hurrikale.
  • It returned during the Food Fight event for Black Friday. Its price was reduced to 80 gems.
  • According to the credits, it is voiced by Shari Rossan.
  • It is the first plant to be affected by other plants, with the second-sixth being shadow plants and the seventh being Electric Currant.
  • It, Pea-nut, Pepper-pult, Homing Thistle, Dusk Lobber and Apple Mortar are the only projectile-shooting plants that do not have a fast recharge speed.
  • It was buffed in the 4.6 update.
    • It now attacks twice as fast, and its explosive seeds move slightly faster.
    • Furthermore, it only requires 10 seconds to recharge its seed packet rather than 15 seconds.
  • It is the second plant in the Plants vs. Zombies games which costs 275 sun, the first being Oak Archer.
  • It is the first spring-themed plant, with the second being Pretty Little Plum, a Chinese-exclusive plant.
  • Rarely, if it is in the first or the fifth row and shoots a seed or has its seeds blown away, the seed or seeds might go outside of the lawn.

Specific to the Chinese version

  • If a bomb misses a zombie behind it, it will home into the zombie behind it.
  • If the bombs kill the zombies and it is on a tombstone or weapon stand, the bombs will return and damage it. However, if the bombs created by Plant Food miss the zombies, they just float out of the screen.
V · T · E
Plants vs. Zombies 2
Player's House Peashooter · Sunflower · Wall-nut · Potato Mine
Ancient Egypt Cabbage-pult · 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
Epic Quests Gold Bloom · Electric Currant · Aloe
Money Snow Pea · Power Lily · Squash · Torchwood · Jalapeno · Imitater · Starfruit · Hypno-shroom · Pea-nut · Chomper · Sap-fling · Toadstool · Strawburst · Cactus · Electric Blueberry · Jack O' Lantern · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Shrinking Violet · Blooming Heart · Escape Root · Wasabi Whip · Explode-O-Nut · Kiwibeast · Bombegranate · Apple Mortar · Witch Hazel
Gems Ghost Pepper · Homing Thistle · Sweet Potato · Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Dandelion · Lava Guava
Others Marigold
Plants vs. Zombies: Journey to the West
Day Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Snow Pea · Chomper · Repeater
Night Puff-shroom · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Hypno-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Ice-shroom · Doom-shroom
Pool Lily Pad · Squash · Threepeater · Tangle Kelp · Jalapeno · Spikeweed · Torchwood · Tall-nut
Fog Sea-shroom · Plantern · Cactus · Blover · Split Pea · Starfruit · Pumpkin · Magnet-shroom
Roof Cabbage-pult · Flower Pot · Kernel-pult · Coffee Bean · Garlic · Umbrella Leaf · Marigold · Melon-pult
Dragon's Palace Oxygen Algae · Starfish · Bramble Sea Grass · Water Gun Grass · Electric Anemone
Upgrades Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Cattail · Winter Melon · Gold Magnet · Spikerock · Cob Cannon
Others Imitater · Explode-o-nut · Giant Wall-nut · Vigorous Broccoli · Pomegranate Machine Gun · Carrot Missile Truck · Oak Archer · Ghost Pepper · Laser Bean · Dandelion · Snapdragon · Bonk Choy
Hero Plants Iron Man Nut · Monkey King Peashooter · Pig Squash · General Nut · Monk Flower · Nezha Peashooter

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