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Chili Bean

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Chili Beans deliver a crippling bout of gastrointestinal distress.

Sun cost:

50 sun






On eaten


Eating zombie is destroyed and releases stunning gas


After beating Wild West - Day 4

You may be looking for the Chili Bean Bomb in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare.

Chili Bean is a plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time. Any zombie eating a Chili Bean will die instantly and leave a trail of gas behind it that stuns zombies for 7.5 seconds.

Almanac entry

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 (Chinese version only)

Level 2

Improved Gas

Zombies are stunned by the gas 1.5 seconds longer.

Combat Training

Chili Bean has 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).

Level 3

Mixing Poison

Zombies are stunned by the gas another 1.5 seconds longer.

Cell Activation

Chili Bean has another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).

Costumed (Chinese version only)

Plant Food ability can create one more Chill Bean, creating four Chili Beans.


When a Chili Bean is eaten by a zombie, it will faint and pass gas on many zombies on its lane. Use the Chili Bean wisely against zombies to make it get killed instantly because the recharging time is a bit sluggish. Feed Plant Food on it to clone itself for more zombies to eat and be affected. It is best to use this plant during Big Bad Butte whenever you will be facing multiple zombies on lanes. This will make you earn the achievement, Magical Fruit.

Note: It is a very bad idea to use a Chili Bean on Chicken Wrangler Zombies because it will release its Zombie Chickens and the flock will attempt to enter the house. Therefore, it is unadvised to use Chili Beans when you see multiple Chicken Wrangler Zombies in Big Bad Butte.


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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 Suburban Almanac and the Zen Garden.
    • When this happens, the Chili Bean will lose its costume.
  • The Treasure Yeti does not eject flatulence or faint upon eating the Chili Bean.
  • Also, if a Pharaoh Zombie still has its sarcophagus, it will still eat the Chili Bean, but it will not be affected by it.
  • 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.
  • Like the 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.
  • This is the only plant that could kill any zombies upon eaten, except for Pharaoh Zombie with its sarcophagus, Robot Zombies, Explorer Zombies with torch lit and Gargantuars.
    • However, the Hypno-shroom can transform zombies into hpynotized 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.

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