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Bonk Choy
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Bonk Choys rapidly punch nearby enemies that are ahead or behind them.
Almanac statistics
Sun cost 150
Recharge Fast
Damage Moderate
Range Close
Special Can attack ahead or behind
Rarity (China) Rare
In-game statistics
Max targets One
Direct damage 0.75 normal damage shots
Unlocked Beating Ancient Egypt - Day 13
Unlocked (China) Collect 270 stars
Buy him for 50 gems for a limited time
Collect 10 Bonk Choy Puzzle Pieces
Bonk Choy Costume2 Mummy Wrap Bonk Choy Costume Bonkchoyspring BonkChoyBirthdayzCostume BonkChoyBlackBelt Bonk Choy Timetwister costumeGrass Knucles PvZ2
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!

Plants vs. Zombies Online
(translation: Bonk Choy)
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Almanac statistics
Sun cost
In-game statistics
Unlocked Beating Ancient Egypt - Level 2-1

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Bonk Choy is a plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2. It attacks by punching the closest zombie one tile in front of it or behind it once every 0.25 seconds, dealing 0.75 normal damage shot per punch.


Bonk Choy is based on the Brassica rapa subsp. chinensis, a type of Chinese cabbage known as bok choy in Chinese. Its name derives from bok choy and bonk, one of the onomatopoeic words usually used to define punching sounds.

Bonk Choy's official Chinese name is 菜问, which is likely based on Yip Man (叶问), Bruce Lee's teacher.

Almanac entry

Bonk Choy



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!

Chinese version (China only)


    来自中国广东的功夫高手,精通东方和西方拳术 。 他现在正在全世界范围修行,学习新奇的拳法或者教一些学生。说起学生,也许有几个比他本人有名得多 。

    In English:
    Plant feature: green plant, buck-toothed boy, master of martial arts

    Bonk Choy is a Kung Fu Master from Guangdong China, well skilled in Oriental and Western Boxing. He is now a worldwide practitioner, learning new moves or teaching some new boxing students. Speaking of students, maybe there are a few much more famous than him.


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Bonk Choy when fed with Plant Food

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Plant Food effect

When given Plant Food, Bonk Choy rapidly punches in a 3x3 area around it, dealing 75 normal damage shots over a few seconds.

Costumed (China only)

Along with its regular effect, Bonk Choy can also attract nearby zombies. Increasing the power range.

Level upgrade

Level Seed Packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge
Plant Food Power
1 0 0 150 5 seconds 3 bites 0.75 nds 3 seconds Close
2 10 1000 150 4.5 seconds 3 bites 1 nds 3 seconds
3 25 2000 150 4.5 seconds 3.5 bites 1 nds 3 seconds
4 50 4000 150 4.5 seconds 4 bites 1.25 nds 3 seconds
5 100 8000 150 4 seconds 4.5 bites 1.25 nds 3 seconds
6 150 12,000 150 4 seconds 5 bites 1.5 nds 3 seconds
7 200 16,000 125 3.5 seconds 5 bites 1.5 nds 3 seconds
8 250 20,000 125 3.5 seconds 5.5 bites 1.75 nds 3 seconds
9 300 25,000 125 3.5 seconds 6 bites 1.75 nds 4 seconds
10 350 30,000 125 3 seconds 6 bites 2 nds 4 seconds
11 400 35,000 125 3 seconds 6.5 bites 2 nds 4 seconds
12 500 40,000 125 3 seconds 7 bites 2.25 nds 4 seconds
13 600 50,000 100 3 seconds 7 bites 2.25 nds 4 seconds
14 700 60,000 100 3 seconds 7.5 bites 2.5 nds 4 seconds
15 800 70,000 100 3 seconds 8 bites 2.5 nds 5 seconds
16 900 80,000 100 2.5 seconds 8 bites 2.75 nds 5 seconds
17 1000 100,000 100 2.5 seconds 8.5 bites 3 nds 5 seconds
18 1100 125,000 75 2.5 seconds 8.5 bites 3.25 nds 5 seconds
19 1200 150,000 75 2.5 seconds 9 bites 3.5 nds 5 seconds
20 1500 200,000 75 2.5 seconds 9 bites 3.75 nds 6 seconds

Level upgrade (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New Bonk Choy Upgrade 1
For every 15 hits done, Bonk Choy will perform an uppercut to throw up a zombie and to put a stop on its movement while thrown up.
Combat Training
Bonk Choy gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New Bonk Choy Upgrade 2
Boxing Training
The number of hits needed to perform an uppercut is reduced to seven.
Cell Activation
Bonk Choy gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Bonk Choy may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Bonk Choy gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).

Plants vs. Zombies Online (China only)

PvZO Bonk Choy Upgrade1 Level 1
Bonk Choy can attack zombies behind it. (It can only attack zombies in front without this upgrade.)
PvZO Bonk Choy Upgrade2 Level 2
Bonk Choy has 100% more health.
PvZO Bonk Choy Upgrade3 Level 3
Bonk Choy may deal triple damage to zombies.


Compared to other offensive plants unlocked in Player's House and Ancient Egypt, Bonk Choy trades effective range for greatly increased damage output, being capable of dealing more than three times as much damage as a regular Peashooter. Its ability to punch backwards means that Bonk Choy can be used to attack stray zombies that get past defenses, as well as to catch Prospector Zombies and any zombies dropped by Pterodactyls in Jurassic Marsh. On the other hand, Bonk Choy's limited range means that it is greatly vulnerable to the horde. Particularly enemies that can instantly kill or neutralize plants from afar. Bonk Choy will also be generally outclassed by Snapdragon and by the extension of Cold Snapdragon later on, which deal the same amount of damage, have greater range and the ability to hit multiple targets, and if Cold Snapdragon, slow targets also.

Bonk Choy should ideally be placed behind defensive plants or Infi-nut's force field to protect it from being attacked by zombies. Chard Guard is a notable exception however, as it will push zombies out of Bonk Choy's limited effective range, protecting them from harm.

Avoid using Bonk Choy against Explorer Zombie, Torchlight Zombie, Excavator Zombie, and MC Zom-B as they can will kill or allow it to be vulnerable to other zombies before it can even have the chance to attack.


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Specific to Plants vs. Zombies 2

  • It is one of the six plants seen in the June 2013 trailer of Plants vs. Zombies 2 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, it will keep uppercutting it until it dies. This is also true after it destroys an arcade machine.
  • It will do a normal punch instead of an uppercut against Zombie Chicken, despite Zombie Chicken being a one-hit kill. However, the player can still hear the uppercut sound.
  • According to the beta version of the seed packets, it was originally going to cost 175 sun.
  • As of the 3.1.1 update, when it delivers an uppercut, the zombie's head will be thrown from a very far distance in the direction it was hit. The distance was increased even further in the 3.2 update.
    • However, in the Chinese version, the zombie's head will not be thrown far away.
  • In a trailer, it uses the sounds of Squash.
  • It will make an attempt to attack an incoming octopus launched by Octo Zombie.
  • It appears in the most in Zomboss battles out of any plant in the game, appearing three times.
  • It was going to be replaced with Beet during development, but it was added instead of Beet.

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies Online

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies: Journey to the West

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  • Its sun cost is 200 instead of 150.

See also

V · T · E
Plants vs. Zombies 2
Player's House Peashooter · Sunflower · Wall-nut · Potato Mine
Ancient Egypt Cabbage-pult · Bloomerang · Iceberg Lettuce · Grave Buster · Bonk Choy · Repeater · Twin Sunflower
Pirate Seas Kernel-pult · Snapdragon · Spikeweed · Spring Bean · Coconut Cannon · Threepeater · Spikerock · Cherry Bomb
Wild West Split Pea · Chili Bean · Pea Pod · Lightning Reed · Melon-pult · Tall-nut · Winter Melon
Frostbite Caves Hot Potato · Pepper-pult · Chard Guard · Stunion · Rotobaga
Lost City Red Stinger · A.K.E.E. · Endurian · Stallia · Gold Leaf
Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass · Tile Turnip
Dark Ages Sun-shroom · Puff-shroom · Fume-shroom · Sun Bean · Magnet-shroom
Neon Mixtape Tour Phat Beet · Celery Stalker · Thyme Warp · Garlic · Spore-shroom · Intensive Carrot
Jurassic Marsh Primal Peashooter · Primal Wall-nut · Perfume-shroom · Primal Sunflower · Primal Potato Mine
Big Wave Beach Lily Pad · Tangle Kelp · Bowling Bulb · Guacodile · Banana Launcher
Modern Day Moonflower · Nightshade · Shadow-shroom · Dusk Lobber · Grimrose
Epic Quests Gold Bloom · Electric Currant · Aloe
Money Snow Pea · Power Lily · Torchwood · Imitater · Starfruit · Chomper · Sap-fling · Dandelion · Toadstool · Strawburst · Cactus · Electric Blueberry · Jack O' Lantern · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Blooming Heart · Escape Root · Wasabi Whip · Explode-O-Nut · Kiwibeast · Bombegranate · Apple Mortar · Witch Hazel · Parsnip · Missile Toe · Hot Date · Caulipower
Gems Squash · Jalapeno · Hypno-shroom · Pea-nut · Ghost Pepper · Homing Thistle · Sweet Potato · Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Lava Guava · Shrinking Violet
Others Marigold

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