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Bean Counter is a premium super-rare plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the PvZH Smarty Icon.pngSmarty class.

It costs 4SunPvZH.png to play and has 2StrengthPvZH.png/2HeartPvZH.png. It does not have any traits, and its ability gives it +1StrengthPvZH.png/+1HeartPvZH.png every time a bean card is played and gives the plant hero two Weenie Beanies when it is played.

This ability stacks with each Bean Counter on the field and persists until all Bean Counters are removed from the field.


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It is based on a bean, a common name for large seeds of several genera of the flowering plant family Fabaceae, and an accountant, a practitioner of accounting or accountancy.

Its name and appearance are both puns on "bean counter," a synonym of "accountant," as Bean Counter is literally a bean with a counter.


  • Class: Smarty
  • Tribe: Bean Plant
  • Traits: None
  • Abilities: This gets +1StrengthPvZH.png/+1HeartPvZH.png when you play a Bean. When played: Gain two Weenie BeanieH.png.
  • Set - Rarity: Premium - Super-Rare

Card description

"Every bean is accounted for. I assure you, they all add up."



Bean Counter's stats, cost, and boosting ability are inferior to Muscle Sprout's, but it can differentiate with better synergy and the ability to supply you with more beans for it. Nonetheless, it can be a dangerous plant if used correctly.

First, you need to time when to play it. If it is played as soon as you make 4 sun, it may be destroyed very easily by tricks since you don't have any sun left to play other beans or boosting cards, but doing so would allow Bean Counter to be boosted early and benefit any other Bean Counters played after, due to providing you with 2 Weenie Beanies.

Green Shadow can take this further by having Captain Cucumber on the field to make the Weenie Beanies free, thereby allowing her to even play them on the same turn. On the other hand, playing it later guarantees more safety, but it might be too late for Bean Counter to make an impact. If you want to play it as soon as possible, playing it behind a Team-Up plant is the best choice.

As mentioned before, you need to play beans in order for it to be stronger. Weenie Beanie is a basic, yet cheap way to make Bean Counter stronger; however, this is not a reason to pack them in your deck. Instead, Admiral Navy Bean and Sting Bean are better due to their Amphibious trait and actual viability in a deck.

You can also use Lima-Pleurodon, Sow Magic Beans, or Moonbean to generate Magic Beanstalks into your deck, although there is no guarantee of you drawing Magic Beanstalks whenever you need them and Green Shadow is the only smarty hero with reliable card draw.

Also, there are plants that benefit from Bean Counter. Dino-Roar plants can activate their abilities twice upon playing Bean Counter. Potted Powerhouse is also an example, as it is relatively easy to boost Bean Counter, boosting Potted Powerhouse a lot in the process.

It can pair up very well with Jelly Bean too, as the Weenie Beanies can be used for its Evolution.The last example is Onion Rings, as it can boost your Weenie Beanies into major threats. However, it can also weaken your other plants.

Be wary of Quickdraw Con Man, as you will take 2 unblockable damage upon playing Bean Counter.


Bean Counter has low stats and cannot be boosted if it is played as soon as your opponent makes 4 sun, but if it is left unharmed, its stats can go up very quickly. Since it is unlikely for your opponent to play it in front of a zombie on turn 4, you should play a trick (Bungee Plumber, Rolling Stone, the like) or intercept it with a strong zombie the next turn.

If Bean Counter's stats go out of control, play Rocket Science or Locust Swarm. Should you be swarmed with beans, The Chickening is an effective answer as most beans have low health and can be taken out, leaving Bean Counter by itself.

Bouncing this should be a last resort, as while its stats will be reset, your opponent can replay it for more Weenie Beanies and then abuse them again for even more boosts.

You can also have Quickdraw Con Man on the field to deter your opponent from just playing Bean Counter.



In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Bean Counter
China Simplified Chinese 会计豆 lit. "Accountant Bean"
Traditional Chinese 計豆機 a portmanteau of "計算機"(calculator) and ""(bean)


  • Its old design is still used on its card image.
  • It and Seedling are the only plants that face left.

See also

V · T · E Plants in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
PvZH Guardian Icon.png Guardian
Heroes Citron · Grass Knuckles · Spudow · Wall-Knight · Beta-Carrotina
Common Small-Nut · Sting Bean · Wall-Nut · Pismashio · Spineapple
Premium Potato Mine · Cactus · Gardening Gloves · Sea-Shroom · Water Chestnut · Pea-Nut · Steel Magnolia
Galactic Photosynthesizer · Spikeweed Sector · Plantern
Colossal Grape Responsibility · Primal Potato Mine
Triassic Grizzly Pear
Premium Grave Buster · Hibernating Beary · Prickly Pear · Smackadamia · Tough Beets
Galactic Cosmic Nut · Starch-Lord
Colossal Blockbuster
Triassic Pumpkin Shell
Premium Jugger-Nut · Mirror-Nut · Guacodile · Doom-Shroom
Galactic Galacta-Cactus · Force Field · Gravitree
Colossal Three-Nut
Triassic Marine Bean · Primal Wall-Nut
Premium Poppin' Poppies · Soul Patch · Wall-Nut Bowling
Galactic Body-Gourd · Pecanolith
Colossal Tricarrotops
Triassic Loco Coco
Event Cards Forget-Me-Nuts · Garlic · Corn Dog · Hot Date · Health-Nut · Pear Cub · Shamrocket · Red Stinger
Token Cards Hothead
Superpowers Peel Shield · Power Pummel · Tater Toss · Uncrackable · Genetic Amplification · Bubble Up · Nut Signal · Root Wall · Ensign Uproot
PvZH Kabloom Icon.png Kabloom
Heroes Nightcap · Captain Combustible · Solar Flare · Spudow
Common Button Mushroom · Berry Blast · Buff-Shroom · Seedling · Zapricot
Premium Poison Mushroom · Berry Angry · Mushroom Ringleader · Poison Ivy · Pair of Pears · Bluesberry · Sizzle
Galactic Banana Bomb · Mushroom Grotto · Invasive Species
Colossal Puff-Shroom
Triassic Veloci-Radish Hatchling · Hot Lava
Premium Shroom for Two · Wild Berry · Petal-Morphosis · Sour Grapes · Poison Oak
Galactic Cosmic Mushroom · Lava Guava
Colossal Cro-Magnolia
Triassic Shelf Mushroom
Premium Punish-Shroom · Sergeant Strongberry · Cherry Bomb · Grapes of Wrath
Galactic Astro-Shroom · Banana Launcher · Pair Pearadise
Colossal Fireweed · Imitater
Triassic Strawberrian
Premium Pineclone · Dandy Lion King · Kernel Corn
Galactic Reincarnation · Molekale
Colossal Gloom-Shroom
Triassic Veloci-Radish Hunter
Event Cards Blooming Heart · High-Voltage Currant · Sonic Bloom · Transfiguration · Atomic Bombegranate · Electric Blueberry
Token Cards Hothead
Superpowers Mush-Boom · Blazing Bark · Tater Toss · Sunburn · Meteor Strike · More Spore · Storm Front
PvZH Mega-Grow Icon.png Mega-Grow
Heroes Chompzilla · Grass Knuckles · Green Shadow · Captain Combustible
Common Peashooter · Torchwood · Cabbage-Pult · Fertilize · Flourish · Grow-Shroom · Repeater
Premium Bonk Choy · Pea Pod · Sweet Potato · Fire Peashooter · Skyshooter
Galactic Coffee Grounds · Sweet Pea · Vegetation Mutation
Colossal Umbrella Leaf
Triassic Half-Banana · Typical Beanstalk
Premium The Podfather · Plant Food · Re-Peat Moss · Whipvine · Super-Phat Beets
Galactic Banana Peel · Cosmic Pea
Colossal Bamboozle
Triassic Pea Patch
Premium Party Thyme · Black-Eyed Pea · Potted Powerhouse · Espresso Fiesta
Galactic Moonbean · Pod Fighter · The Red Plant-It
Colossal Split Pea · Grape Power
Triassic Savage Spinach
Premium Doubled Mint · Muscle Sprout · Bananasaurus Rex
Galactic Captain Cucumber · Onion Rings
Colossal Gatling Pea
Triassic Apotatosaurus
Event Cards Clique Peas · Lily of the Valley · Banana Split · Plucky Clover
Superpowers Devour · Power Pummel · Precision Blast · Blazing Bark · Embiggen · Holo-Flora · Time to Shine
PvZH Smarty Icon.png Smarty
Heroes Citron · Nightcap · Green Shadow · Rose · Beta-Carrotina
Common Snowdrop · Weenie Beanie · Snow Pea · Cattail · Smoosh-Shroom · Threepeater
Premium Iceberg Lettuce · Shellery · Rescue Radish · Spring Bean · Vanilla · Carrotillery
Galactic Mars Flytrap · Planet of the Grapes · Leaf Blower
Colossal Grave Mistake · Pear Pal
Triassic Primal Peashooter
Premium Admiral Navy Bean · Lightning Reed · Chilly Pepper · Navy Bean · Jumping Bean
Galactic Cosmic Bean · Melon-Pult
Colossal Tricorn
Triassic Lily Pad
Premium Sow Magic Beans · Bean Counter · Snapdragon · Winter Squash
Galactic Laser Cattail · Bog of Enlightenment · Cool Bean
Colossal Jelly Bean
Triassic Rotobaga · Shrinking Violet
Premium Brainana · Winter Melon · The Great Zucchini
Galactic Shooting Starfruit · Dark Matter Dragonfruit
Colossal Lima-Pleurodon
Triassic Bird of Paradise
Event Cards Spyris · Go-Nuts · Mayflower · Sportacus · Snake Grass · Witch Hazel · Jolly Holly · Sap-Fling
Token Cards Magic Beanstalk · Sappy Place
Superpowers Peel Shield · Mush-Boom · Precision Blast · Goatify · Genetic Amplification · Big Chill · Transmogrify · Whirlwind · Lieutenant Carrotron · Lightspeed Seed
PvZH Solar Icon.png Solar
Heroes Chompzilla · Rose · Solar Flare · Wall-Knight
Common Bellflower · Sunflower · Mixed Nuts · Squash · Smashing Pumpkin
Premium Morning Glory · Fume-Shroom · Pepper M.D. · Water Balloons · Venus Flytrap · Bloomerang · Metal Petal Sunflower
Galactic Cosmoss · Apple-Saucer · Venus Flytraplanet
Colossal Kernel-Pult
Triassic Lil' Buddy · Sunnier-Shroom
Premium Sage Sage · Magnifying Grass · Whack-a-Zombie · Lawnmower · Power Flower
Galactic Cosmic Flower · Heartichoke
Colossal Elderberry
Triassic Eyespore
Premium Twin Sunflower · 2nd-Best Taco of All Time · Chomper · Laser Bean
Galactic Solar Winds · Wing-Nut · Tactical Cuke
Colossal Primal Sunflower · Sunflower Seed
Triassic Sun Strike
Premium Briar Rose · Three-Headed Chomper · Cornucopia
Galactic Astrocado · Astro Vera
Colossal Cob Cannon
Triassic Aloesaurus
Event Cards Haunted Pumpking · Sun-Shroom · Jack O' Lantern · Ketchup Mechanic · Toadstool
Token Cards Astrocado Pit
Superpowers Devour · Goatify · Sunburn · Uncrackable · Geyser · Scorched Earth · Weed Whack
Superpowers Flick-a-Zombie · Inspire · Rejuvenate