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For the version in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, see Bonk Choy (Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare).

Bonk Choy

Bonk Choy2
Rapidly punches enemies ahead or behind

Sun cost:

150 sun








Can attack ahead or behind


After beating Ancient Egypt - Day 13 (International Version)
Collect all stars in Ancient Egypt (Chinese Version)

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Bonk Choy is a plant that appears in Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time. It punches zombies ahead or behind from it. A punch deals approximately 0.9 normal damage shots.

Plant Food Upgrade

The Bonk Choy's Plant Food upgrade is that it rapidly punches in a 3x3 area around it, dealing 75 normal damage shots.

Suburban Almanac Entry

Sun cost: 150


RANGE: Close


Bonk Choys rapidly punch nearby enemies that are ahead or behind them.

Special: can attack ahead or behind

A freelance dentist on the side, he's offering a special this month - he'll knock two of your teeth out for the price of one!


Bonk Choys should be put behind Wall-nuts at all times. They should also be used with other offensive plants. That way, they can live longer without being eaten.

They are good against Zombie Chickens, Pharaoh Zombies, Seagull Zombies, and Swashbuckler Zombies.

Bonk Choys can also punch behind, which helps it to kill Prospector Zombies and Barrel Roller Zombies.

When compared to the other melee plants in the Plants vs. Zombies series, the Bonk Choy seems to be among the better of them. Unlike Plants vs. Zombies's Chomper, it has a massively higher attack rate, but signifigantly lower damage. The Bonk Choy, also unlike the Chomper, can attack behind itself, allowing it to work as a valid way to deal with Prospector Zombies. The main advantage the Chomper has is its ability to instantly eat almost any zombie, allowing it to be much more effective against tougher zombies like Buckethead Zombies which would otherwise kill the Bonk Choy. Compared to Plants vs. Zombies Adventures's Beet, the Beet and Bonk Choy can be considered as a slight upgrade. The Bonk Choy has, again, a signifigantly higher attack rate and DPS compared to the Beet, making it better than the Beet for attacking tough zombies. However, Beets kill zombies in less hits, mostly because the health of all zombies is lower in Plants vs. Zombies Adventures over Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time.



  • Its name derives from the Chinese cabbage, bok choy and bonk, one of the onomatopoeic words used when something is punched.
  • This is one of the six plants seen in the trailer of Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time while fighting the zombies, the other five are Pea Pod, Bloomerang, Peashooter, Wall-nut and Sunflower.
  • Sometimes, if an ambush zombie comes close to Bonk Choy, he will keep uppercutting it until it dies.
  • Since a Zombie Chicken only needs one hit to die, Bonk Choy only makes a normal bag and no uppercut.
  • It does an uppercut as a "final blow".
  • Bonk Choy is the first new plant with one tooth in Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time.
  • When the player's finger is behind the Bonk Choy (e.g. when collecting sun), it will glance behind itself briefly.
  • According to the beta seed packets, Bonk Choy was originally going to cost 175 sun.
  • It takes 12 punches to kill a Basic Zombie.
  • The damage says that it's damage is heavy even though it deals 0.9 damage shots which is less than a pea's damage which is 1.0 damage shots.

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