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Plants vs. Zombies 2- It's About Time (Chinese version)
(translation: Bamboo Brother)
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Defends and holds zombies back.
Almanac statistics
Sun cost 75
Recharge Sluggish
Toughness Very High
Area Single
Rarity (China) Uncommon
In-game statistics
Unlocked Collecting 10 Bamboo Brother Puzzle Pieces
Daily log-in rewards
Bamboo Brother Costume
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Bamboo Brother (竹小弟; pinyin: zhú xiǎo di) is a monthly special plant in the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2. It pushes zombies back for a short distance when he meets a zombie for the first time. Then it will block the zombies until there are no zombies in front of it. It can heal itself, so it can stand a zombie for a long time.


Bamboo Brother is based on the phyllostachys aurea, known as fishpole bamboo or golden bamboo. It is native to Fujian and Zhejiang in China. Its costume is a reference to the headband of Sun Wukong, who is also known as the Monkey King.

Almanac entry

竹小弟 (Bamboo Brother)
Sun cost: 75

RECHARGE: Sluggish



    In English:

    Bamboo Brother defends and holds zombies back.

    Special: If there are fewer zombies, it ables longer to adhere to the time.
    Special: When it is not attacked, it will heal gradually itself.
    Plant feature: Green plant, Master of martial arts

    Bamboo Brother's childhood has been doing errands and walking around in a troupe of the adjacent town. He hoped to become a leading actor one day, so he learned all kinds of Martial Arts. Finally one day he mastered his exclusive skill, Consecutive Backflip. His efforts pay off. He finally played as a leading role in a drama, the plot of which is: "One day in the forest a ferocious wolf kidnapped a pig. His mother was brave and looked for the wolf's lair to rescue him..."


Plant Food effect

When fed with Plant Food, Bamboo Brother jumps into the air and spins around, knocking back the closest zombies to it.


When it spins in the air, it takes the closest zombie with itself, damaging them.

Level upgrade

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New Bamboo Brother Upgrade 1
Bamboo Brother gains a 15% health boost.
Combat Training
Bamboo Brother gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New Bamboo Brother Upgrade 2
Steady as a Rock
Bamboo Brother gains a 30% health boost.
Cell Activation
Bamboo Brother gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Bamboo Brother may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Bamboo Brother gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).


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  • It is the second defensive plant that pushes zombies back, with the first being Chard Guard. Because of this, it can instantly defeat Imps and Swashbuckler Zombies on plankless lanes if planted on the rightmost tile.
  • It is the first plant to have a special death animation (excluding level 2 and 3 Tall-nut); it will break in half when it dies.
  • Its internal name is "sugarcane," even though, visually, it is not one. Coincidentally, it looks somewhat similar to the unused Sugarcane in Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars.
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