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The official name of this plant is Bambrook. However, a literal translation can be found in its infobox. The official name is to be used on all pages that refer to this plant.

Bambrook (竹小弟; pinyin: zhú xiǎo di) is a monthly special plant in the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2. He pushes zombies back for a short distance when he meets a zombie for the first time. Then he will block the zombies until there are no zombies in front of him. He can heal himself, so he can stand a zombie for a long time.


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Bambrook is based on the phyllostachys aurea, known as fishpole bamboo or golden bamboo. It is native to Fujian and Zhejiang in China.

Bambrook's Chinese name is 竹小弟. The 小弟 part actually means a little brother or an inferior guy. Its English name 'Bambrook' is also a portmanteau of Bamboo and 'brook', meaning 'endure', also referring to its ability.

Its costume is a reference to the headband of Sun Wukong, who is also known as the Monkey King.

Almanac entry

竹小弟 (Bambrook)
Sun cost: 75

RECHARGE: Sluggish



    In English:

    Bambrook defends and holds zombies back.

    Special: If there are fewer zombies, he ables longer to adhere to the time.
    Special: When it is not attacked, he will heal gradually itself.
    Plant feature: Green plant, Master of martial arts

    Bambrook's childhood has been doing errands and walking around in a troupe of the adjacent town. He hoped to become a leading actor one day, so he learned all kinds of Martial Arts. Finally one day he mastered his exclusive skill, Consecutive Backflip. His efforts pay off. He finally played as a leading role in a drama, the plot of which is: "One day in the forest a ferocious wolf kidnapped a pig. His mother was brave and looked for the wolf's lair to rescue him..."


Plant Food effect

When fed with Plant Food, Bambrook heals itself to full health, then jumps into the air and spins around, knocking back the closest zombies to it.


When it spins in the air, it takes the closest zombie with itself, damaging them.

Level upgrade

Level Upgrades Description
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Bambrook gains a 15% health boost.
Combat Training
Bambrook gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
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Steady as a Rock
Bambrook gains a 30% health boost.
Cell Activation
Bambrook gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
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Ability Awaken
Bambrook may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Bambrook gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).


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  • He is the second defensive plant that pushes zombies back, with the first being Chard Guard. Because of this, he can instantly defeat Imps and Swashbuckler Zombies on plankless lanes if planted on the rightmost tile.
  • He is the first plant to have a special death animation (excluding level 2 and 3 Tall-nut); he will break in half when he dies.
  • His internal name is "sugarcane," even though, visually, it is not one.
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