Little known fact: He used to have two teeth.

Bonk Choy's Plants vs. Zombies Heroes description

For other uses, see Bonk Choy (disambiguation).

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Bonk Choy is a recurring character within the Plants vs. Zombies franchise. Bonk Choy is a melee attacker who attacks zombies by rapidly punching them with leafy fists.

As of Plants vs. Zombies 3, Bonk Choy has appeared in eight games.


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Bonk Choy is based on the bok choy, a type of Chinese cabbage. Its 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.


Plants vs. Zombies 2

Main article: Bonk Choy (PvZ2)

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Bonk Choy's first appearance is in Plants vs. Zombies 2, unlocked after beating Day 13 of Ancient Egypt. Bonk Choy rapidly punches zombies one tile ahead of him (or behind if there are zombies behind him), dealing 15 DPS per punch.

He is a member of the Enforce-mint family, who increases Bonk Choy's punch DPS by 75 and his Plant Food DPS by 345 per tick while he is on the lawn while his Plant Food effect has him rapidly punch in a 3x3 area, dealing 1500 DPS over a few seconds.

Plants vs. Zombies: Journey to the West (China only) (Archived content)

Main article: Bonk Choy (PvZ: JttW)

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Bonk Choy was brought into Plants vs. Zombies: Journey to the West, a Chinese-only version of Plants vs. Zombies as a premium plant. Like his Plants vs. Zombies 2 counterpart, Bonk Choy rapidly punched zombies ahead or behind of him, being able to punch zombies two tiles ahead of him rather than just one.

Due to a lack of Plant Food in this game, Bonk Choy instead had the chance to rapidly punch in a 3x3 area as a special attack, like his Plant Food effect in Plants vs. Zombies 2.

Garden Warfare series and Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville

Main article: Bonk Choy (Spawnable)

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Bonk Choy appears in all the shooter games as a Potted Plant. Like the main games, Bonk Choy attacks zombies by punching them twice in a row. In Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, he has two event variants, the Boo Choy and Basket Choy, who have no differences other than the name.

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Garden Warfare 2 also has a legendary version obtained from Rux, the Monk Choy. Monk Choy has more health and deals more damage than a normal Bonk Choy. Five Monk Choys can be bought from Rux at a time when available.

Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars (China only) (Archived content)

Main article: Choy line

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Bonk Choy next appeared in the Chinese-exclusive turn-based game Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars as the second plant in the Choy line, evolving from Choy Ben and evolving into Tai Choy. His line specialized in stunning enemies and attacked by punching.

His active ability was Knock out! which had him rush to the closest enemy in his lane and attack all the enemies on that column, which stunned them for two turns while his passive ability was Body Mastery, which simply gave Bonk Choy an extra 528 in his dodge stat and an extra 188 in his critical stat.

His soulmates were members of the Nut line for a better chance to avoid attacks and either members of the Clover line or members of the Coffee line and Cactus lines together for a boost to his defense.

Plants vs. Zombies Heroes

Main article: Bonk Choy (PvZH)

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Bonk Choy returns in the turn-based mobile card game Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, here as a Premium Uncommon. He is a Leafy plant in the PvZH Mega-Grow Icon.pngMega-Grow class costing 1SunPvZH.png and has 2StrengthPvZH.png/1HeartPvZH.png. When played, he will give himself an additional 1StrengthPvZH.png for that turn, thus making him a 3StrengthPvZH.png1/HeartPvZH.png the first turn he is on the field.

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Grass Knuckles is the PvZH Mega-Grow Icon.pngMega-Grow/PvZH Guardian Icon.pngGuardian Plant Hero and is based off a Bonk Choy. His signature Superpower is Power Pummel, which deals 2 damage in all ground lanes while his other superpowers are Holo-Flora, Time to Shine, and Root Wall.

Plants vs. Zombies 3

Main article: Bonk Choy (PvZ3)

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Bonk Choy's latest appearance is in Plants vs. Zombies 3 as a Common Hot type Scrapper plant. He once attack rapidly punches zombies ahead and behind of him, and is one of the four main characters in the game's story, with Peashooter, Sunflower, and Wall-Nut.

His Plant Food effect is called Fists of Fury and is like his Plant Food ability in Plants vs. Zombies 2, punching rapidly in a 3x3 area to damage any zombie in his fists' path while his Tacobility is called Flaming Fists and lets Bonk Choy fire out short-ranged fireballs whenever he punches that are able to hit multiple zombies at a time.


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