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

Bonk Choy

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

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 and Plants vs. Zombies Online. It rapidly punches zombies ahead or behind from it. A single punch deals 0.75 normal damage shots.

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!

Plant Food Upgrade

Its Plant Food effect is that it rapidly punches in a 3x3 area around it, dealing 75 normal damage shots.

Level upgrade (Chinese version only)

Level 2: For every 15 hits done, Bonk Choy will attack with an uppercut to throw up a zombie and to put a stop on its movement while thrown up, its attack and health gain an amount of 50%.

Level 3: It will now do an uppercut after reaching the seventh hit. Its health and attack power will gain another 50% (total +100% = 2x.)

Costumed (Chinese version only)

Plant Food upgrade can stun the zombies.


Bonk Choys should be put behind Wall-nuts or other defensive plants 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 makes it useful 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 significantly 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, again, has a significantly 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 than in Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time.


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  • 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 June 2013 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.
  • It does an uppercut as a "final blow".
  • Sometimes, if an ambush zombie comes close to Bonk Choy, he will keep uppercutting it until it dies.
  • Since a Zombie Chicken absorbs 0.25 normal damage shots which basically only needs one hit to die, Bonk Choy just makes a normal bag and no uppercut.
  • When a Bonk Choy is planted between zombies behind or ahead from it, it will always aim for the zombies ahead from it.
  • Also, if a Bonk Choy is punching a tombstone, then a nearby zombie walks through the tombstone, it will punch the zombie instead until it dies.
  • Bonk Choy is the first non-returning 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 normally takes 12 punches to eliminate a Basic Zombie, but it does the uppercut for every final hit so technically it takes 13⅓ regular punches.
  • The almanac says that its damage is heavy, even though it deals 0.75 damage shots which is less than a pea damage (1.0 damage shots).
    • It is most likely referring to the amount of hits it can pull off during the time a Peashooter is about to shoot, as Bonk Choy attacks quite quickly.

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