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Starfruits shoot stars in five directions.


125 (175 in Versus Mode) sun


Fast (very slow in Versus Mode)




5 directions




After beating level 4-6

Planted on:

Ground, Lily Pad, or Flower Pot



Starfruit PvZ22
Starfruits shoot stars in 5 directions.


150 sun

Range Details:

Fires in five directions

Money cost:

NA: $3.99 EU: 3,59€

The Starfruit is a plant received at the end of Level 4-6 in Plants vs. Zombies and a premium plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time. It attacks by projecting stars in five different directions: 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 does normal damage. The Starfruit begins to fire anytime a zombie enters a lane within its range, so planting multiple Starfruit a distance from the intended target and overlapping their lanes of fire is a good strategy. If a zombie is exactly in front of the plant and/or eating it, it will be damaged by two of the five sides of the Starfruit.

The actual Starfruit is the Carambola, fruit of the Averrhoa carambola, a tree that grows in the Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, and some other Asian regions. The tree also grows in Brazil. The fruit is sweet and extremely juicy, and in cross-section, appears to be a five-pointed star, hence the name. 
New Starfruit almanac
TheqmaynAdded by Theqmayn

Suburban Almanac Entry

Plants vs. Zombies


Starfruits shoot stars in five directions.

Damage: normal

Range: five directions

"Aw, man," says Starfruit. "I went to the dentist the other day and he said that I have four cavities. I've got --count it-- ONE tooth! Four cavities in one tooth? How does this happen?"

Cost: 125

Recharge: fast

Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time


Sun cost: 150

DAMAGE: Normal
RANGE: 5 Way

Starfruits shoot stars in 5 directions.

Special: Fires in five 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. WEEEEE!


Standard Levels

Starfruits tend to do their best when zombies are slowed down in other lanes. With their 5-way projectiles, 125 sun cost is very cheap compared to Threepeater (325 sun cost for 3-way projectiles). The real power of Starfuit is when they're arranged vertically (fill a column) or horizontally (fill a lane or two). It's better to use them horizontally while Garlic is planted in front of them, because their straight-up and straight-down projectiles aren't useless. But if there are Gargantuars or Zombonis, you should use the vertical formation, because the Garlic is useless as they will smash or crush them. The Starfruit can also be an alternative plant for Digger Zombies, but you are probably better off using Split Peas or Magnet-shrooms if you are only dealing with them. If you don't need range, two or three Gloom-shrooms combined with Garlic should do instead. It is also worth noting that when there is a zombie next to a Starfruit, both forward-pointing stars hit it. When a player plants lots of Starfruits in a level it will be easy for them to win.

Seeing Stars mini-game

Projectile star
A star
You don't have any choice here, you have to plant Starfruit wherever there is a Starfruit outline - no other plants can be planted there (except the Pumpkin, Imitater Pumpkin and Imitater Starfruit). In order to win the game, you have to plant one Starfruit in each outline. Just build up a regular defense with a column of Sunflowers in back, with a column or two of Peashooters and Snow Peas, to protect the house as you set up the Starfruit. For the third lane, plant a Garlic on the right-most row.

You don't have to choose Starfruit in that level, but it is required to win the game. But you do have to choose the Starfruit on iPhone and Android versions, since the seed packet is chosen and locked; even if you managed to get the 50,000 coins needed to unlock this mini-game after unlocking More Ways to Play in level 2-1. The Starfruit will not appear in the seed selection, but will still be chosen and locked. On the iPad version, the seed packet will still be chosen and locked, even though Adventure mode must be completed in order to unlock the mini-game.


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Plants vs. Zombies

  • If a zombie gets close enough in a Starfruit's lane to it, the Starfruit will shoot at it even though it does not normally shoot there. In fact, if an Imp is in the lane of the said Starfruit, it will be killed without the Starfruit needing assistance from other plants (but only in Puzzle Mode).
  • Unlike other offensive plants, the Starfruit does not try to harm a Bungee Zombie that is stealing it. But if a zombie is in the Starfruit's range and a Bungee Zombie is trying to steal another plant, all five stars will shoot at the Bungee Zombie until the zombie is out of the Starfruit's range.
  • It is odd that Starfruit can be hit by the Peashooter Zombie and Gatling Pea Zombie's peas, because it is flat.
  • The Starfruit is the only plant that can shoot five projectiles simultaneously. This means that the plant can shoot the second most projectiles simultaneously (five), with the Gloom-shroom coming first (eight).
  • The Starfruit, the Gloom-shroom, the Cattail, the Cob Cannon, and the Threepeater are the only plants that can fire outside the lane they're planted in.
  • In some instances, a zombie which is not in the Starfruit's range will still be hit by the plant if another zombie on another lane is on its range.
  • The Starfruit, the Wall-nut, and the Cob Cannon are the only plants with mini-games featuring themselves.
  • The stars shot by the Starfruit actually come from its middle.
  • The Starfruit and the Threepeater are the only plants that have a different cost and, at the same time, a slower recharge time in Versus Mode.
  • In the DS and DSi versions, the Starfruit is not as effective. Sometimes, a zombie may be within its range, but the star projectile will just bypass the zombie instead of hitting it. This most likely occurs if the zombie is in a lane above the Starfruit, regardless of position.
  • The stars from the Starfruit spin around slowly.
  • The Starfruit and the left-facing Repeater in Vasebreaker are the only attacking plants that cannot shoot straight ahead.

Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time

  • It now has leaves underneath it.
  • It doesn't have scleras now. Also, it's mouth is open.
  • It's almanac entry states that one of his favorite modes of transportation is a conveyor belt, which is a possible reference to level 4-10 of the original game where it one of the most plentiful plants you get.
  • This is the plant you have to protect in the second Far Future Save Our Seeds.
    • It is so far the only Premium plant to be available in normal gameplay (other than Piñata Party).
  • It now costs 25 more sun.
  • It can hit Prospector Zombies in midair, despite not shooting into the air.
  • It now glows while shooting.
  • If you look carefully, the starfruit seems to take lights from the sky and shoot it into stars. However, it doesn't make sense because no levels are nighttime.

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