Plantera is a Hardmode boss that can be fought after one of the three mechanical bosses (The Destroyer, Skeletron Prime or The Twins are defeated.

Plantera's First Form (Boss)
Plantera First Form
Type Boss
Health 30000 Heart
Attack 50
Defense 14


After one Mechanical Boss has been defeated, one or more Plantera's Bulbs will appear somewhere in the Underground Jungle. Destroying one of these bulbs requires a Pickaxe or a Drill, and upon doing so, Plantera will spawn immediately with the message, "Plantera has awoken!" Plantera spawns off-screen and is quite easy to outrun, which means if you intend for it to chase you, you will need to stop periodically or move much more slowly than normal.

Plantera's Second Form (Boss)
Plantera Second Form
"The Jungle grows restless ..."
Type Boss
Health 30000 Heart
Attack 50
Defense 14
Drops 15 GoldCoin Small

Temple Key Temple Key (100%)

Seedling Seedling (5%)

The Axe The Axe (0.5%)

Staff Pygmy Staff (25%)

Grenade Launcher Grenade Launcher (16.67%)(100% for first time)

Rocket I Rocket I 20-49 (100%)

Venus Magnum Venus Magnum (16.67%)

Nettle Burst Nettle Burst (16.67%)

Leaf Blower Leaf Blower (16.67%)

Flower Pow Flower Pow (16.67%)

Wasp Gun Wasp Gun (16.67%)

Greater Healing Potion Greater Healing Potion 5-15 (100%)

Plantera Trophy Plantera Trophy (10%)


Plantera moves through blocks. It uses long vines to grapple foreground blocks, which do not cause damage on contact.

First stageEdit

Plantera creeps after the player, firing pink Seeds and eventually green Poison Seeds. These fire more rapidly as Plantera takes more damage. Plantera also begins to spit large, bouncing thorn balls after taking a certain amount of damage.

Second stageEdit

Once Plantera is brought down to half of its original health, it changes to its second form, with its pink bud falling away to reveal a thorn-filled mouth. In this form, Plantera moves quicker, and primarily attempts to make physical contact rather than fire ranged attacks.


It sprouts mouths that are attached via additional vines (called "Plantera's Tentacles").

It begins releasing floating pink spore projectiles that drift toward the player, similar to the spores released by the Giant Fungi Bulb.

Enraged behaviorEdit

Plantera only becomes "enraged" if it follows the player out of the Underground Jungle, to the surface, for instance. This causes it to gain significantly more damage and movement speed, and will attempt to remain directly on top of the player, causing constant damage.

Attack typesEdit

Seeds Edit

Similar to the stingers of the Hornets. They do not travel through blocks. The green Poison Seeds are more deadly than the more frequently fired pink Seeds.

Thorn Balls Edit

Thorn balls are similar to the Spiky Ball weapon. These bounce around erratically through the Jungle and can overwhelm the player if they stay in the same area for too long, as well as deal large amounts of damage on contact.

Hooks: Edit

The ends of Plantera's tentacles, which cling to surfaces and deal damage on contact.

Plantera's Tentacles (second stage): Edit

Gnawing minions on "leashes", akin to smaller versions of The Hungry. They get in the way of the player's attacks, making piercing weapons more valuable. Relatively weak and easily killed with proper equipment.

Spores (second stage): Edit

Travel through blocks. Easily destroyed, but deal 70 damage if touched.


  • When Plantera is defeated for the first time, it will always drop a Grenade Launcher with Rocket I's for ammo, as well as the Temple Key. A Temple Key drops each time Plantera is defeated thereafter.
  • The Temple Key allows access to the Lihzahrd Temple and the Boss, Golem. In addition, the Temple Key can be combined with Biome Key Molds to craft keys for access to Biome Chests.
  • The Cyborg NPC becomes available, and the Truffle begins selling the Autohammer, used to craft Shroomite Bars for Shroomite armor and other endgame items. The Traveling Merchant will begin selling the Pulse Bow.
  • A message saying "Screams are echoing from the dungeon" will appear, as new, more difficult enemy types will begin to spawn in the Dungeon, which drop new weapons, accessories, and other useful items.
  • Hardmode Crimson, Corruption, and Hallow spread will be slowed down to 33% of their speed.


  • If Plantera is currently summoned and you break another bulb, a second Plantera will not be summoned, though the bulb will be destroyed.
  • If Plantera has no surfaces to latch onto, the body of Plantera will slowly float off, going up into the space portion of the map, or until it hits a space where it can latch onto again. This can cause the loot from the boss to be unreachable in some cases.
  • If the player strays too far away from Plantera, it will despawn.
  • If the player stands inside Plantera during its second form, Plantera's Tentacles will not target them.
  • If you use the Magic Mirror while Plantera is summoned, Plantera might have a chance of following you to your spawn point.


This is Plantera's bulb Plantera's Bulb

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