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He prefers to call himself Optimus Prime.
The official name of this plant is Monkeyfruit. 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.

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


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This plant is based on the golden kiwifruit (Actinidia chinensis). His 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.

His 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 tale Journey to the West, who wears a golden headband and attacks with a golden staff. His costume and appearance, along with his idle animation, and its Level 5 ability of summoning minions from his hairs, further referencing Wukong's abilities in the tale.

Almanac entry

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

猕猴桃 (Monkeyfruit)
Sun cost: 200

AREA: Lane



    In English:

    Monkeyfruit 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..." Monkeyfruit 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, Monkeyfruit gets a giant Monkey King Bar and smashes zombies in a range of five tiles in front of him.


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

Level upgrade

Level Upgrades Description
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Freely Control
The Monkey King Bar attack is extended to four seconds.
Combat Training
Monkeyfruit gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
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Technique of Slowness
The spin attack will now slow zombies.
Cell Activation
Monkeyfruit gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
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Ability Awaken
Monkeyfruit may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Monkeyfruit gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).
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Clone Technique
Monkeyfruit may also use his hair to summon tiny clones of himself, which continuously smack the zombies in his line.
Fighting Power
Monkeyfruit gains another 50% more attack power and health (300% of initial).

Balance changes

Version 2.5.6

  • Clone Technique no longer replaces main attack, but instead has a chance to get activated alongside main attack.


Monkeyfruit is a tough plant to use at level 1, as he is very slow.

However, he becomes much more powerful at level 2 and 3, as he can deal much more damage than it does originally. It is recommended to upgrade as higher level as you can. Level 5 is optional because it does only a little bit more damage than level 4.

Monkeyfruit can do crowd damage so it is recommended to plant more of them to accumulate the power.




  • He was released in the same month when the Chinese New Year begins as a new-year-themed plant since the year 2016's Chinese Zodiac symbol was a monkey.
  • Although he swings the bar to the left before throwing it, he cannot use it to hit zombies behind.
  • He did not have his own dancing animation caused by Sunflower Singer until an unknown update.
  • His costume, if equipped, will momentarily disappear during his throwing animation.
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