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This article is about content available solely in the People's Republic of China.

For other versions, see Bamboo Shoot.
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Plants vs. Zombies 2- It's About Time (Chinese version)
(translation: Bamboo Shoot)
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Moves back and forth through the ground, when stepping on him, does damage to zombies
Almanac statistics
Sun cost 175
Recharge Fast
Damage Moderate
Range Close
In-game statistics
Unlocked Beating Kung-Fu World - Day 3, Collecting 10 Bamboo Shoot Puzzle Pieces
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竹笋从土行孙那里习得土遁功夫, 又经过不懈努力, 终于获得 "钻头工程学院" 学土称号。
Bamboo Shoot (竹笋; pinyin: zhúsǔn) is a plant in the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2. When a zombie is within four tiles in front of it, it will hide in the ground and start attacking it by spinning back and forth. It cannot be eaten by zombies. However, any rolling zombie can run it over, destroying it in the process (like Spikeweed). Gargantuars are also able to destroy Bamboo Shoots by crushing its starting point. Since the 1.2 update to the game, the plant behaves differently—it only damages one group of zombies four tiles away from it.

Almanac entry

Sun cost: 175

DAMAGE: Moderate
RANGE: Close

Moves back and forth through the ground, when stepping on him, does damage to zombies

竹笋从土行孙那里习得土遁功夫, 又经过不懈努力, 终于获得 "钻头工程学院" 学土称号。

In English: Bamboo Shoot escaped from Sun acquisition attempt, and through unremitting efforts finally wins soil science title from the "Drill Engineering Institute".


Plant Food

When fed Plant Food, it will hit the last zombies in each line (and any zombies very close to it). If they have low enough health, they will be flung off the screen.

Level upgrade

Level Upgrades Description
Level2Icon Bamboo Shoot (PvZ2) Upgrade 1
Super Drill
Bamboo Shoot has 20% chance to push zombies back.
Combat Training
Bamboo Shoot (PvZ2) gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
Level3Icon Bamboo Shoot (PvZ2) Upgrade 2
Geological Research
Bamboo Shoot has 40% chance to push zombies back.
Cell Activation
Bamboo Shoot (PvZ2) gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
Level4Icon AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Bamboo Shoot (PvZ2) may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Bamboo Shoot (PvZ2) gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).


It flings one extra zombie off-screen.


Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Chinese version)


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  • As it is rooted to the ground, it cannot be planted on wooden planks in Pirate Seas and minecarts in Wild West. It shares this trait with Potato MineWhite Radish, Clap GrassBruce Bamboo, and Carrot Missile.
    • However, it can still travel on to the planks when attacking, despite still being underground.
  • Bamboo Shoot and Citron are the only plants that can fling away zombies with their Plant Food ability.
  • It can destroy a Barrel Roller Zombie's barrel and Pianist Zombie instantly at the cost of destroying the plant.
  • Bamboo Shoot, Lava Guava, Jack O' Lantern and Banana Launcher are the only plants that cannot be planted on minecarts.
    • Banana Launchers can be planted on minecarts in the Chinese version.
    • Bamboo Shoot cannot be planted on minecarts in Wild West. However, it can be placed on Kung-Fu World minecarts.
  • Its attack and Plant Food animation have changed as of the 1.2 update.
    • It now does less damage and only attacks once 4 spaces in front of it, as opposed to spinning back and forth like before.
  • It is the first plant in the Chinese version not to appear in the international version.
  • It can not be used in Castle in the Sky levels
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