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Plantera's First Form
Plantera's First Form.png
Statistics
Type Boss
Environment Underground Jungle
AI Type Plantera AI
Damage 50
Max Life 30000


Plantera's Second Form
Plantera's Second Form.png
Statistics
Type Boss
Environment Underground Jungle
AI Type Plantera AI
Damage 50
Max Life 15000/30000
Defense 14
Drops
Coins 15 Gold Coin
Item (Quantity) Rate
Temple Key.png Temple Key 100%
Seedling.png Seedling 5%
The Axe.png The Axe 0.5%
Pygmy Staff.png Pygmy Staff 25%
Grenade Launcher.png Grenade Launcher 16.67% (100% for first time)
Rocket I.png Rocket I (20-49) 100% (with Grenade Launcher)
Venus Magnum.png Venus Magnum 16.67%
Nettle Burst.png Nettle Burst 16.67%
Leaf Blower.png Leaf Blower 16.67%
Flower Pow.png Flower Pow 16.67%
Wasp Gun.png Wasp Gun 16.67%
Plantera Mask.png Plantera Mask 14.29%
Plantera Trophy.png Plantera Trophy 10%
Pc only.png Console only.png PC/Console-Only Content: This information (or parts of it) applies only to the console and PC version of Terraria.
For strategies on how to defeat Plantera, see Guide:Plantera strategies.

Plantera is a Hardmode Boss that can be fought after The Destroyer, Skeletron Prime, and The Twins have been defeated.

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[edit] Summoning

Plantera's Bulb in dark and light

After all 3 of the mechanical bosses have 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.

[edit] Attacks

[edit] First stage

Plantera creeps after the player constantly firing seeds and flower petals directly at the player. As Plantera becomes damaged, it will fire more and more rapidly, and begin to spit large, bouncing spiked balls at the player which continue to bounce around the Jungle for a while before disappearing. At this stage, it is recommended that the player avoid cramped spaces to avoid the spike attack and allow sufficient room to dodge.

[edit] Second stage

Once Plantera is brought down to half its original health it will change to its second form, with its pink bud falling away to reveal a thorn-filled mouth. It moves quicker and primarily attempts to make physical contact rather than fire ranged attacks. It also sprouts mouths (called "Plantera's Tentacles") in all directions, as well as releases floating pink spores that drift toward the player (similar to the spores released by the Giant Fungi Bulb). Although the tentacles don't actively seek after the player, it is very dangerous to get close to Plantera in this stage.

[edit] Enraged stage

Plantera only becomes "enraged" if it follows the player out of the Underground Jungle, for instance to the surface. 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.


[edit] Aftermath

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 Golem Boss, who drops Beetle Husk for crafting Beetle armor. In addition, the Temple Key can be combined with Dungeon Key Molds to craft keys for access to Dungeon 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.

New, more difficult enemy types will begin to spawn in the Dungeon, which drop new weapons, accessories, and other useful items. Dungeon Spirits will begin to appear when Dungeon enemies are slain, which drop Ectoplasm, a new crafting material that offers access to the Pumpkin Moon and Frost Moon events, as well as the Spectre armor and tool sets.

[edit] Notes

  • Many consider Plantera to be the hardest boss in Terraria (though the Frost Moon and Pumpkin Moon events are more difficult).
  • 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, including just after you spawn it.
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Anomaly: The message "The jungle grows restless" displays after the first mechanical boss is beaten, and not after the last, when Plantera's Bulbs actually spawn. It seems likely that this is unintended, as most event and boss-related messages are displayed in order to inform the player that something has already changed somewhere in the world, so the player knows to go look for it. There is currently no message that coincides with the actual spawning of Plantera's Bulbs, despite it being a rather important event. This could be because Plantera used to only need one mechanical boss killed to battle it and the developers never changed when the message appeared.
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Anomaly: It is possible for Plantera's Bulbs to actually spawn on the surface of the jungle forcing the player to spawn the boss in it's enraged state.
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Bug : The second stage of the dungeon and all of the others drops from Plantera can't be obtained when you are in Multiplayer with another language than English.
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Bug 1.2.1.2: Plantera can be enraged even if you are correctly in the Underground Jungle.
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Bug : Occasionally, if you die fighting Plantera while it is enraged, it will remain enraged during further fights until the world is reloaded.
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Bug : Plantera may move continuously in a sideways direction until it's no longer visible on the screen, without making use of its grappling hooks, thus despawning.
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Bug : On multiplayer ( Not tested on single player ) when all players in the near vicinity of Plantera are killed it will cause it to despawn by moving off the screen like all other bosses. Oddly enough though, this causes the second Plantera to trigger and will replace Plantera with one of "Plantera's Tendrils" which all the other Tendrils are connected to. It will then proceed to leave and despawn.
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Bug : Sometimes Plantera when despawning will go one direction and then invert direction, come back and leave the opposite direction.
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Bug : When the hooks are dead, Plantera slowly goes through the ground, even through the bottom of the world.
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Bug : Sometimes in the world, the bulbs to spawn Plantera will not spawn at all, even after you have met the requirements to fight him.

[edit] Tips

  • Excavate a sizeable area to allow easier dodging before summoning Plantera.
  • Plantera's Bulb can spawn in player-made Jungle Biomes, which can provide a slightly easier way to fight Plantera.
  • Line up 2 teleporters ~50 blocks away from each other in two small separate rooms with a tiny hole. When Plantera is summoned, fire at it using a Megashark or Clockwork Assault Rifle. When it gets too close, teleport to the other room.
  • To find Plantera's Bulbs more easily, press M (for the map). Zoom in and look for a pink/purple rectangle. Put your mouse over the rectangle and it should say Plantera's Bulb.
  • Narrow Passages slow Plantera as it takes more time for it to grip the surrounding terrain. Use of the Death Sickle in the narrow passages will result in up to 3,000 max damage in a 30-40 tile tunnel.
  • If you have already beaten the Golem, the Stynger is very effective against Plantera.
  • Using a golden shower may be useful as it lowers its defense.
  • Using Dart traps or Super dart traps is also a good tactic

[edit] Trivia

  • The name "Plantera" is a word play of the American metal band Pantera, which is Redigit's girlfriend's favorite band.
    • Plantera drops "The Axe", which looks similar to the Washburn and Dean electric guitars often used by late Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell.
    • Plantera's boss music features heavy electric guitar use.
  • This boss bears a resemblance to Kalle Demos from The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker.
  • In Swedish, the word plantera means "to plant".

[edit] History

  • 1.2 (console version): Introduced.
  • 1.2.3:
    • Now drops 15 Gold Coin.
    • Now despawns when all players have been killed.
    • Is now required to be killed in order to summon the Golem from the Lihzahrd Altar.
  • 1.2.1.2:
    • Its speed has been reduced in both of its forms.
    • Plantera now enrages when taken out of the Jungle or to the surface.
    • When killed for the first time the message is now "Screams are echoing from the dungeon..."
  • 1.2.1.1: When killed for the first time the message "Screams are coming from the dungeon" will appear.
  • 1.2.0.3: Plantera now must be defeated to allow Hardmode dungeon enemies to spawn.
  • 1.2: Introduced.


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