- For other uses, see Bonk Choy (disambiguation).
Bonk Choy is a premium uncommon plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the Mega-Grow class. He costs 1 to play, and has 2/1. He does not have any traits, and his ability gives him +1, but only for the turn he is played. His closest zombie counterpart is Tennis Champ.
- Class: Mega-Grow
- Tribe: Leafy Plant
- Traits: None
- Ability: When played: This gets +1 this turn.
- Set - Rarity: Premium - Uncommon
Little known fact: He used to have two teeth.
- Set - Rarity change: Basic - Common → Premium - Uncommon
Bonk Choy can be considered as the plant equivalent of Tennis Champ. However, Bonk Choy has higher base strength than Tennis Champ, while his extra strength boost is significantly lower than his zombie counterpart. The strategy for Tennis Champ mostly works the same for Bonk Choy; only use him in the early rounds where weaker zombies are present, as he will be near useless in later rounds. You could play Rescue Radish so you can replay him and activate his ability again as Green Shadow, but it is usually better to prioritize on other plants with better abilities, as Bonk Choy won't have very much to boast by turn 3.
Bonk Choy is an excellent counter against zombies that cost 1 brain and have 3 health, such as Quickdraw Con Man, Headstone Carver, and Arm Wrestler (due to it getting boosted when Bonk Choy is played there). The only possible 1 brain zombies that can survive Bonk Choy's attack are Cat Lady and Planetary Gladiator, but only if they are unharmed.
You can also use him for Savage Spinach's Evolution due to him being in the leafy tribe. While Umbrella Leaf, Shellery, and Lily Pad are better choices due to their traits, the latter two are only possible as Green Shadow, while Umbrella Leaf can be better off preserved due to her useful ability. Bonk Choy can also be used to easily boost Potted Powerhouse as his ability guarantees a strength boost, and due to his cheap price, he is easier to spam.
This plant's high strength and low health means that he is a glass cannon, which means that he is easy to destroy. Because of this, expect the plant hero to use this as a cheap way to destroy an important zombie with 3 health or less. Direct damage abilities such as Conga Zombie, Fireworks Zombie or Bungee Plumber, and stat-reducing abilities like Nibble, Pied Piper or Acid Rain are all excellent options to use against Bonk Choy. Total Eclipse can also be used to take Bonk Choy out, provided his health isn't boosted. However, early-game, your opponent may play Bonk Choy away from a zombie to do 3 damage early. In this case, the only method of dealing with him is to read the opponent's first turn and then play a trick like Nibble or Bungee Plumber.
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