Plants vs. Zombies 2- It's About Time (Chinese version)
(translation: Kiwifruit)
Pulls out the Monkey King Bar and attacks the nearest zombie, causing damage to all zombies within the range.
Almanac statistics
Sun cost 200
Recharge Mediocre
Damage Heavy
Area Lane
Rarity (China) Super-Rare
In-game statistics
Unlocked Collect 10 Kiwifruit Puzzle Pieces
Daily log-in reward
Kiwifruit Costumed

Kiwifruit (猕猴桃; pinyin: míhóutáo) is a monthly special plant in the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2. It attacks by throwing its staff at zombies, which stops when it hits one, and spins for a few seconds, damaging all zombies on that tile. When upgraded, its staff spins around for a longer amount of time.


This plant is based on the Actinidia chinensis. It's name, in Chinese, however, is a pun, as the word '猕猴' in its name '猕猴桃' means macaque, a genus of monkey famous in China.

Its appearance, according to the aforementioned monkey resemblance, is a reference to Sun Wukong, also known as the Monkey King, originating from the old Chinese classic folk Journey to the West, who wears a golden headband and attacks with a golden staff. Its costume and appearance, along with its idle animation, and its Level 5 ability of summoning minions from its hairs, also refers to the character.

Almanac entry

Note: Kiwifruit's in-game recharge is Mediocre.

猕猴桃 (Kiwifruit)
Sun cost: 200

AREA: Lane



    In English:

    Kiwifruit pulls out his staff to attack the nearest zombie and also does damage to all zombies in that square.

    Special: Causes damage to all zombies in an area.
    Plant features: green plant, powerful martial art skills

    "Great Saint, Victor of Buddhas, Monkey King..." Kiwifruit wants to put all of his names out to represent himself. However, reality is cruel, as in the eyes of the zombies, he's just an edible fruit... That's all...


Plant Food effect

When given Plant Food, Kiwifruit gets a giant Monkey King Bar and smashes zombies in a range of five tiles in front of it.


Kiwifruit will now smash zombies twice and stalls them in the ground for a while.

Level upgrade

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New Kiwifruit Upgrade 1
Freely Control
The Monkey King Bar attack is extended to four seconds.
Combat Training
Kiwifruit gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New Kiwifruit Upgrade 2
Technique of Slowness
The spin attack will now slow zombies.
Cell Activation
Kiwifruit gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Kiwifruit may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Kiwifruit gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).
LevelIcon5New Kiwifruit Upgrade 3
Clone Technique
Instead of attacking with the Monkey King Bar, Kiwifruit now uses his hair to summons small Kiwifruits which will continously smack the targets.
Fighting Power
Kiwifruit gains another 50% more attack power and health (300% of initial).


Kiwifruit is a tough plant to use, as it has a very small range, unless you count its Plant Food. And on early levels, it attacks very slowly. In order to be used effectively, you should try to a use a defensive plant such as Small Chestnut Team, Tall-nut or Infi-nut. Otherwise, it may be eaten up easily.

Support it with far-ranged plants, such Laser Beans and Winter Melons. Kernel-pult can be used, as if it butters a zombie, it will allow Kiwifruit to attack that zombie for a longer period of time without that zombie advancing too much, though you may also use Stunion or Iceberg Lettuce. If it is supported via Sunflower Singer, it can boost its strength, specifically on later levels, as it gets stronger and attacks for longer periods of time.




  • It was released at the same month when the Chinese New Year begins as a new-year-themed plant, since the year 2016's symbol is a monkey.
  • Its design is a pun on "Monkey Peach," as Kiwi means "Monkey Peach" in Chinese.
  • Although it swings the bar to the left before throwing it, it cannot use it to hit zombies behind.
  • It, Kiwibeast and Kiwi, the unused plant from Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars are the only plants based on the kiwi fruit.
  • It is one of the two only non instant-use plants that do not have a dancing animation caused by Sunflower Singer, the other being Lily Pad.
  • It is based on the Monkey King in the book "Journey to the West", with exactly the same costume with the Monkey King.
    • Its Level 5 ability is based on one of Monkey King's abilities.
  • Its costume, if equipped, will momentarily disappear during its throwing animation.
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