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For the version in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, see Bonk Choy (Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare).
Plants vs. Zombies 2- It's About Time
Bonk Choy
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Bonk Choys rapidly punch nearby enemies that are ahead or behind them.
Sun cost 150
Damage Moderate
Range Close
Recharge Fast
Special Can attack ahead or behind
Unlocked
(international)
After beating Ancient Egypt - Day 13
Unlocked
(China)
Collect 38 stars in Ancient Egypt
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 Choy New

Bonk Choy is a plant obtained after beating Ancient Egypt - Day 13 in Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time. It also appears in Plants vs. Zombies Online. It rapidly punches zombies, one zombie at a time, in front or behind it. A single punch deals 0.75 normal damage shots.

Almanac Entry

Sun cost: 150

DAMAGE: Heavy
RANGE: Close
RECHARGE: Fast

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!

Upgrades

Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time

Plant Food

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Bonk Choy when fed with Plant Food.

When given Plant Food, Bonk Choy rapidly punches in a three-by-three area around it, dealing 75 normal damage shots.

Level upgrade

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  • Level 2
    • Uppercut: 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 has 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
  • Level 3
    • Boxing Training: The number of hits needed to perform an uppercut is reduced to seven.
    • Cell Activation: Bonk Choy has another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
  • Level 4
    • Ability Awaken: Bonk Choy can be boosted sometimes when planted.

Costumed

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Plant Food upgrade can attract nearby zombies.

Plants vs. Zombies Online

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Level Sun Cost Effect
1 200 Bonk Choy can attack zombies behind it. (It can only attack zombies in front without this upgrade.)
2 300 Bonk Choy has 100% more health.
3 400 Bonk Choy may deal triple damage to zombies.

Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars

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Rapid mad-punch: Punch the first enemy on its row and the surrounding 8 spaces, need Tenacious Plant Food to activate.

Strategies

Bonk Choys should be planted behind Wall-nuts or other defensive plants at all times. They should also be used with other offensive plants. That way, they can survive longer without being eaten and can deal more damage to the zombie on the receiving end.

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 the Chomper in Plants vs. Zombies, it has a massively higher attack rate, but 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 the Beet from Plants vs. Zombies Adventures, the Beet and Bonk Choy can be considered as a slight upgrade. The Bonk Choy, again, has a significantly higher attack rate and damage-per-second 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 and can attack groups of zombies.

Bonk Choys are also good if combined with Kernel-pult as the butter stuns the zombie and Bonk Choy can deal a lot of damage. They are also highly effective when combined with Snapdragon .

Gallery

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Trivia

Specific to 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.
  • Bonk Choy is the first plant to actually punch zombies.
  • 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, it 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 punch and no uppercut. Although, the player can still hear the uppercut sound.
  • When a Bonk Choy is planted between zombies behind or ahead from it, it will always aim for the zombies ahead of it.
  • 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 one of the non-returning plants with one tooth in Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time. The others are Tile Turnip and Banana Launcher (In the case of Banana Launcher, its tooth is only seen when firing a banana).
  • 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 version of the 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's damage (1.0 damage shots). The reason might be the attack speed of it, where a normal zombie can be killed within one tile.
  • The player can use Bonk Choy before Ancient Egypt - Day 13 in Vasebreaker.
  • As of the 3.1.1 update, when Bonk Choy 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.
  • There is a change that Bonk Choy always do uppercut until the zombie is defeated.

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars

  • It punches zombies twice at a time.
Plants
Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time
Player's House
Ancient Egypt
Pirate Seas
Wild West
Far Future
Dark Ages
China
Big Wave Beach
China
Frostbite Caves
Premium
Money
Gems
Kung-Fu World
Others
Plants vs. Zombies Online
Player's House
Ancient Egypt
Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum
Pirate Seas
Far Future
VIPs Winter Melon
Upgrades
Endless Zone Power Ups
Brain Busters Squash
Adventure Mode

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