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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
In-game statistics
Max targets One
Direct damage 0.75 normal damage shots
Unlocked Beating Ancient Egypt - Day 13
Unlocked (China) Collect 40 stars in Ancient Egypt, buy him for 50 gems in a limited time, Collect 10 Bonk Choy Puzzle Pieces
Bonk Choy Costume2 Mummy Wrap Bonk Choy Costume Bonkchoyspring BonkChoyBirthdayzCostume BonkChoyBlackBelt
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!
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Bonk Choy is a plant obtained after completing Ancient Egypt - Day 13 in Plants vs. Zombies 2. He attacks by punching the closest zombie one tile in front of or behind him 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. His 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

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!

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, 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 him, dealing 75 normal damage shots over a few seconds.

Costumed (China only)

Along with his regular effect, Bonk Choy can also attract nearby zombies.

Level upgrade (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
Level2Icon 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).
Level3Icon 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).
Level4Icon 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)

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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.

Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars (China only)


Rapid Mad-punch

Rapid Mad-punch: Punch the first enemy in his lane and the surrounding eight spaces. It needs Tenacious Plant Food to activate.


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. His 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 he 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 him from being attacked by zombies. Chard Guard is a notable exception however, as he will push zombies out of Bonk Choy's limited effective range, protecting them from harm.


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Specific to Plants vs. Zombies 2

  • Bonk Choy 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, he will keep uppercutting it until it dies. This is also true after Bonk Choy destroys an arcade machine.
  • Bonk Choy 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, Bonk Choy was originally going to cost 175 sun.
  • 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.
    • However, in the Chinese version, the zombie's head will not be thrown far away.
  • In a trailer, Bonk Choy uses the sounds of Squash.
  • Bonk Choy will make an attempt to attack an incoming octopus launched by Octo Zombie.
  • Bonk Choy has the most costumes for any plant. This includes event costumes.
  • Bonk Choy appears the most in Zomboss battles, appearing three times.
  • Bonk Choy was going to be replaced with Beet during development, but now he was added instead of Beet.

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies Online

  • Bonk Choy was formerly unlocked after beating Ancient Egypt - Day 7-1.

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies: Journey to the West

  • His sun cost is 200 instead of 150.
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