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Chili Bean
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Chili Beans deliver a crippling bout of gastrointestinal distress.
Almanac statistics
Sun cost 50
Recharge Sluggish
Damage Massive
Range Touch
Usage When eaten
Special Eating zombie is destroyed and releases stunning gas
In-game statistics
Unlocked Beating Wild West - Day 4
Unlocked (China) Collecting 10 stars in Wild West
Chili Bean Costume2
He's not blushing, he's trying to hold it in.
Chili Bean is the second plant obtained in Wild West in Plants vs. Zombies 2. If a zombie eats it, it dies instantly and leaves a trail of gas behind it that stuns any other zombies in its lane for 7.5 seconds.

Almanac entry

Sun cost: 50

DAMAGE: Massive
RANGE: Touch
RECHARGE: Sluggish

Chili Beans deliver a crippling bout of gastrointestinal distress.

Usage: on eaten
Special: eating zombie is destroyed and releases stunning gas

He's not blushing, he's trying to hold it in.


Plant Food


Chili Bean creating three more Chili Beans

The Chili Bean's Plant Food upgrade is flatulence that creates three new beans landing randomly on any unplanted tiles.

Level upgrade (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
Level2Icon Chili Bean Upgrade 1
Improved Gas
Zombies are stunned by the gas 1.5 seconds longer.
Combat Training
Chili Bean gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
Level3Icon Chili Bean Upgrade 2
Mixing Poison
Zombies are stunned by the gas another 1.5 seconds longer (3 seconds of initial).
Cell Activation
Chili Bean gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
Level4Icon AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Chili Bean may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Chili Bean gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).

Costumed (China only)

It creates one more Chill Bean, four Chili Beans in total.


This is a very useful "clutch plant" for quickly picking off tough zombies such as Buckethead Zombies, Knight Zombies, and Poncho Zombies, particularly when they appear unexpectedly during an ambush or are threatening endangered plants. The gas attack further expands its "clutch" ability by immobilizing enemies behind it, such as using one to kill a Knight Zombie and immobilize a Zombie King behind it. Using its Plant Food ability with Power Tiles or Tile Turnips can also flood the lawn with plenty of Chili Beans. It has a major drawback in that it requires the enemy to be able to eat and digest it, which means it is ineffective against some of the strongest enemies in the game, as they either do not eat plants (such as Gargantuars) or are immune to the effect (such as the machine enemies of Far Future). Compared to the Potato Mine, it is usually more of a clutch plant as it needs no "charge-up time", but the Potato Mine is cheaper and can damage any enemy, including multiple enemies, that approach it. For something alternate, you can use the Stunion only to stun zombies.


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  • If not eaten, it will release its own gas every ten seconds. The gas does not affect zombies as it is just part of an idle animation. This can also happen in the Almanac and the Zen Garden. When this happens, the Chili Bean will lose its costume.
  • If it is eaten by zombies that do not directly eat plants, the Chili Bean will have no effect at all.
  • When a Seagull Zombie eats a Chili Bean, the paralyzing gas comes from its head.
  • There is a glitch in any levels where the player cannot plant on Dave's mold colonies; if the player uses Plant Food on a Chili Bean and one lands on the mold colonies, the challenge can still be completed. This can also happen with the Potato Mine.
  • Like Hypno-shroom, Sun Bean, and Garlic, Chili Bean's purpose is to be eaten.
  • Zombies stunned by the gas cloud do not change color.
  • As of the 2.1 update, Chili Bean no longer makes Pianist Zombies faint and can no longer kill multiple zombies at once, but Zombie Bulls die instantly upon eating the Chili Bean.
  • Only three Chili Beans are given in Wild West - Day 8, while only one is given in Wild West - Day 25.
  • It is the only plant meant to kill zombies through consumption, except for Pharaoh Zombie with its sarcophagus, robot zombies, Explorer Zombies with torch lit, and Gargantuars. However, the Hypno-shroom can transform zombies into hypnotized zombies, and the Sun Bean's Plant Food ability can kill any and all applicable zombies.
  • If its gas stuns ten zombies at once, the player gets the Magical Fruit achievement.
  • It is possible for Chili Bean to kill more than one zombie, but it can only work when there are Prospector Zombies. Prospector Zombie will emit gas in a right-to-left fashion which indirectly causes the whole lane stunned most of the time.
  • It is the plant with the lowest sun cost that is obtained in Wild West.
  • It is the plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2 with the shortest Almanac entry.
  • If the zombie that eats the Chili Bean immobilized by the butter before the zombie dies, the zombie will not die but it will be stunned and release gas.
  • If there are only two or fewer empty tiles, and the player gives the Chili Bean Plant Food, it will create extra Chili Beans depending on the number of empty tiles.
    • If there are no empty tiles, it will play the animation, but will not create any extra Chili Beans.
    • This also happens to Potato Mine.
  • If a zombie is facing backwards (via Sweet Potato's Plant Food or Prospector Zombie after his dynamite detonates) when it dies from eating the bean, it will release gas backwards towards the house.
  • There is a glitch when the player plants a Thyme Warp right before a zombie dies by eating a Chili Bean, it will end up staying in one spot, not being a threat.

See also

V · T · E
Plants vs. Zombies 2
Player's House Peashooter · Sunflower · Wall-nut · Potato Mine
Ancient Egypt Cabbage-pult · Bloomerang · Iceberg Lettuce · Grave Buster · Bonk Choy · Repeater · Twin Sunflower
Pirate Seas Kernel-pult · Snapdragon · Spikeweed · Spring Bean · Coconut Cannon · Threepeater · Spikerock · Cherry Bomb
Wild West Split Pea · Chili Bean · Pea Pod · Lightning Reed · Melon-pult · Tall-nut · Winter Melon
Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass · Tile Turnip
Dark Ages Sun-shroom · Puff-shroom · Fume-shroom · Sun Bean · Magnet-shroom
Big Wave Beach Lily Pad · Tangle Kelp · Bowling Bulb · Guacodile · Banana Launcher
Frostbite Caves Hot Potato · Pepper-pult · Chard Guard · Stunion · Rotobaga
Lost City Red Stinger · A.K.E.E. · Endurian · Stallia · Gold Leaf
Neon Mixtape Tour Phat Beet · Celery Stalker · Thyme Warp · Spore-shroom · Garlic · Intensive Carrot
Money Snow Pea · Power Lily · Squash · Torchwood · Jalapeno · Imitater · Starfruit · Hypno-shroom · Pea-nut · Chomper · Sap-fling · Toadstool · Strawburst · Cactus · Electric Blueberry
Gems Ghost Pepper · Homing Thistle · Sweet Potato · Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Dandelion · Lava Guava
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