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Match Flower Boxer (火柴花拳手; pinyin: huǒchái huā quánshǒu) is a plant in the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2 introduced in the 1.8.2 update. He attacks zombies by punching them one tile in front of him. After dealing a certain amount of damage (c.a. four attack cycles), he will set his petals on fire and start to do more damage. He can also be set on fire by other plants. When he is on fire, he can light up peas that pass through him, just like Torchwood. However, the flames have limited duration.

One of Match Flower Boxer's Puzzle Pieces can be traded in, along with ten red rocks, in order to obtain one of Flame Flower Queen's Puzzle Pieces.


Match Flower Boxer's designs is based on the banksia cuneata, also known as the Matchstick Banksia or Quairading Banksia. His name is a mix of "match box," a box used to hold matches, "flower box," a potting device to hold flowers, and "boxer," an athlete from the sport of boxing.

His costume, a pair of red boxing gloves, is a reference to how he attacks zombies, and another reference to the boxing motif with the plant.

Almanac entry

火柴花拳手 (Match Flower Boxer)
Sun cost: 225

RANGE: Close



    In English:

    Attack enemies in front of them. The more they attack the more fiery they become, can even ignite peas after set alight.

    Special: Light itself after attacking for a while, can also be lit by other plants. Can ignite peas after being set alight.
    Plant feature: Red plant, full of fiery aura, full of anger

    Torchwood always tries to tell everyone Match Flower is his descendant, but not only can Match Flower light peas, he's also a warrior that has a "let the fists do the talking" attitude, being obviously much stronger than Torchwood, who can only make a scary face to scare enemies.


Plant Food effect

When fed Plant Food, Match Flower Boxer will spit out fireballs in a 3x3 area around him and his petals will be set on fire.


His Plant Food effect is now one second longer.

Level upgrade

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New Match Flower Boxer Upgrade 1
Boxing Mastery
The ignition begins earlier (c.a. two attack cycles).
Combat Training
Match Flower Boxer gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New Match Flower Boxer Upgrade 2
Blue Ragefire
It attacks now with blue fire, doing more damage.
Cell Activation
Match Flower Boxer gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Match Flower Boxer may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Match Flower Boxer gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).



  • He is the sixth flower to use its "arms" to fight zombies. The others are Sunflower Queen, Royal Hypno-Flower, Morning Glory, Briar Rose, and Poppin' Poppies.
  • He reuses Bonk Choy's punching sound effects.
    • Also, his Plant Food sound reused Lava Guava's screaming Plant Food sound effect.
    • However, in the 2.0.0 update, this was replaced with a new sound effect.
      • The close-range and fire attacks resemble Wasabi Whip.
  • He is the only plant introduced in the 1.8.2 update that is not a Legendary plant. Instead, he is a Super-Rare plant.
  • He and Bonk Choy are the only plants in the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2 that can punch zombies.
    • However, he is the only Chinese-exclusive plant to punch zombies.
  • The punches he does are considered fire damage, which will melt slowed zombies.
  • He is the third Chinese-exclusive thawing plant. The first is Pitaya and the second is Flame Flower Queen.
  • He is the second plant that can light peas on fire. The first is Torchwood.
  • If one or more Match Flower Boxers are in front of a Flame Flower Queen and the Flame Flower Queen sets the tiles in front of her alight, it will set fire to the Match Flower Boxers' petals.
    • A similar thing happens when a Fire Peashooter shoots a fire pea in a lane with one or more Match Flower Boxers.
  • Somehow, even when he's not on fire yet, he still warms nearby plants.
  • His range is slightly longer than Bonk Choy's, and a bit more longer than Torch Kongfu Zombie's, as seen in the gallery.
  • He, Jack O' Lantern, Rose Swordsman, Pretty Little Plum, Flame Mushroom, and Angel Starfruit are the only plants with a sun cost of 225.

See also

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