Board Beans (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 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.
Board Beans are based on Vicia faba, namely horse beans, or broad beans.
Their name is a pun of "broad beans" and "board", referring to the board of a plane along with the costume and "broad beans", the plant they're based on.
蚕豆突击队 (Board Beans)
Sun cost: 450
Board Beans sends out commandos to attack zombies in a nearby area.
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, Board Beans 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 is 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 Carrotillery, 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.
- In the iOS version of the game, the Almanac entry erroneously states that Board Beans can absorb thunderbolts, which is Ampthurium's ability.
- This was fixed in the Android release.
- Their Plant Food effect lasts for one minute, making it the longest time for all plants.
- If the Board Beans' peas are flying around whilst the carrier is being destroyed, all the Board Beans peas will also be destroyed, regardless of Plant Food.
- Board Beans has three different English names:
- Horse Bean Commando is the translation of its Chinese name.
- Horsebean is the English name given to it in the Sky City trailer.
- Board Beans is the official name provided by Colorful Wish, an elite player that works closely with PopCap Shanghai to get better contact with international players.