Horsebean (蚕豆突击队; pinyin: cándòu tújí duì) is the fourth plant obtained in Sky City in the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2. The beans that are inside the pod fly towards a nearby zombie. Then, they start shooting peas at it. After attacking the zombie, the beans fly back into the pod and must recharge before they can attack again.
Sun cost: 450
Horsebean attacks zombies around.
Special: Attack with horse bean team in range.
Plant feature: green plant, flying plant, brother group
Plant Food effect
When fed with Plant Food, for one minute, Horsebean will be able to spawn 6 horse beans that will attack the first couple of rows and have a shorter cooldown time for each attack.
The cooldown time for each attack are even shorter.
While they take a while to recharge, they are a strong plant, and are good in many worlds outside of Sky City, although Sky City and Big Wave Beach are a bit more ideal due to them being airborne. Costing as much as Carrot Missile Truck, they provide more damage per second, so they are a good choice for Sky City levels, and also decent for others. Overall, they may need to get some defensive and supportive plants to work nicely.
- They, Carrot Missile Truck, and Flame Flower Queen are the only plants with the sun cost of 450.
- Coincidentally, they all have mediocre recharges.
- They are also all Chinese-exclusives.
- In the iOS version of the game, the Almanac entry erroneously states that Horsebean can absorb thunderbolts, which is Anthurium's ability.
- This was fixed in the Android release.
- They have the longest time Plant Food effect, which lasts for one minute.
- The second longest can be Magnifying Grass, but Magnifying Grass' Plant Food effect depends on the amount of sun-producers that are on the lawn when it is fed Plant Food.
- Horsebean however, does not have damage immunity granted when given Plant Food.
- They, Pod Fighter, and Skyshooter are the only flying peashooting plants.
- This makes Horsebean the only flying peashooting plant in a main series game.
- They, Green Shadow, Sting Bean and The Podfather are the only peashooting plants which do not have either "shooter" and/or "pea" in their name.
- If the Horsebean's Peas are flying around whilst the carrier is being destroyed, all the Horsebean peas will also be destroyed, regardless of Plant Food.