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The official name of this plant is Match Flower. 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.

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


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Match Flower's designs is based on the matchstick banksia(Banksia cuneata), also known as the Quairading banksia, an endangered species of flowering plant in the family Proteaceae.

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 ability is a reference to how matches ignite when they are struck against a suitable substance.

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)
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 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
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Boxing Mastery
The ignition begins earlier (c.a. two attack cycles).
Combat Training
Match Flower gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
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Blue Ragefire
It attacks now with blue fire, doing more damage.
Cell Activation
Match Flower gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
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Ability Awaken
Match Flower may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Match Flower gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).
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Explosive Punch
Now has a chance to trigger an explosion when attack, dealing damage to a large group of zombies.
Fighting Power
Match Flower gains another 50% more attack power and health (300% of initial).



  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The punches he does are considered fire damage, which will melt slowed zombies.
  • If one or more Match Flower are in front of a Firebloom Queen and the Firebloom Queen sets the tiles in front of her alight, she will set fire to the Match Flowers' petals.
    • A similar thing happens when a Fire Peashooter shoots a fire pea in a lane with one or more Match Flowers.
  • His range is slightly longer than Bonk Choy's, and a bit more longer than Torch Kongfu Zombie's, as seen in the gallery.
  • Though he can light up peas, he cannot light up Primal Peashooter's pea.
  • When a level is started in Frostbite Caves (Chinese version), his petals will be set on fire from the start.

See also

V · T · E
Plants (Tower defense)
Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Chinese version)
Ancient Egypt Peashooter · Sunflower · Wall-nut · Cabbage-pult · Bloomerang · Iceberg Lettuce · Grave Buster · Bonk Choy · Repeater · Twin Sunflower · Snow Pea · Torchwood
Pirate Seas Kernel-pult · Snapdragon · Power Lily · Spikeweed · Spring Bean · Coconut Cannon · Spikerock · Lightning Reed · Tall-nut
Wild West Threepeater · Squash · Split Pea · Chili Bean · Jalapeno · Pea Pod · Melon-pult · Winter Melon · Imitater
Kongfu World Radish · Fire Gourd · Heavenly Peach · Bamboo-shoot
Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass · Tile Turnip · Starfruit
Dark Ages Hypno-shroom · Sun-shroom · Puff-shroom · Fume-shroom · Sun Bean · Pea-nut · Magnet-shroom · Oak Archer · Coffee Bean · Plantern
Big Wave Beach Acidic Citrus · Lotuspot · Lily Pad · Bowling Bulb · Banana Launcher · Guacodile · Tangle Kelp · Homing Thistle
Frostbite Caves Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Hot Potato · Pepper-pult · Chard Guard · Stunion · Rafflesia · Tornacorn
Sky City Rotobaga · Cycloque · Aspiragus · Saucer Squash · Board Beans · Lantern Cherry · Ampthurium · Spinnapple
Lost City Lava Guava · Red Stinger · A.K.E.E. · Stallia · Gold Leaf · Toadstool · Jackfruit
Neon Mixtape Tour MC Glory · Phat Beet · Thyme Warp · Celery Stalker · Spore-shroom · Garlic · Intensive Carrot · Cactus
Jurassic Marsh Primal Peashooter · Primal Wall-nut · Perfume-shroom · Primal Sunflower · Primal Potato Mine · Primal Rafflesia · Dinonip · Thorns · Mastercane
Modern Day Shadow-shroom · Caulipower · Moonflower · Grimrose · Nightshade · Dusk Lobber · Blooming Heart
Steam Ages Gold Bloom · Flat-shroom · Passionflower · Lotus Root · Fanilla · Lily of Alchemy · Berry Blaster
Renaissance Age Aloe · Kinnikannon · Wax Guard · Oil Olive · Ruby Red · Dartichoke
Heian Age Water Lotus · Splitting Stephania · Kunai Tupistra · Windbreak Dendrobium · Orchid Chef
Monthly special Pyro-shroom · Carrotillery · Cryo-shroom · Dandelion · Aggro Brocco · Pomegunate · Chomper · Sweet Potato · Lord Bamboo · Sap-fling · Ghost Pepper · Chest-nut · Bambrook · Zorrose · Magic-shroom · Electric Blueberry · R.A.D Missiles · Endurian · Pumpkin Witch · Sunflower Singer · Snowy Cotton · Guerrequila · Monkeyfruit · Plumping Plummy · Dragonfruit · Angel Starfruit · Gatling Pea · Match Flower · Firebloom Queen · Cattail · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Shrinking Violet · Cob Cannon · Apple Mortar · Witch Hazel · Escape Root · Electric Currant · Sumo Melon · Wasabi Whip · Explode-O-Nut · Parsnip · Missile Toe · Kiwibeast · Electric Peashooter · Hot Date · Icy Currant · Trump Tulip · Auberninja · Banana Dancer · Dual Pistol Pinecone · Narcissus · Alarm Arrowhead · Holly Barrier · Shadow Peashooter · Snap Pea · Frostbloom Queen · Sling Pea · Zapdragon · Electrici-tea · Imp Pear · Strawburst · Egrett Flower · Goo Peashooter · Bud-minton · Curling Corms · Pokra · Dollarweed Drummer · Ultomato · Shadow Vanilla · Bromel Blade
Others Potato Mine · Tactical Cuke
Removed plants Rotten Red
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