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For the Chili Bean in Plants vs. Zombies 2, see Chili Bean.
For other uses, see bean.

Chili Bean Bomb is an ability for the Peashooter in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, and Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. When activated, the Peashooter launches a Chili Bean, which explodes after a few seconds, dealing 175 damage to all zombies within its range. It takes 45 seconds to recharge.

Its alternate abilities are Sombrero Bean Bomb and Dark Bean Bomb (Garden Warfare 2 only). In Battle for Neighborville, the ability deals 125 damage in its inner blast and 15 damage in its blast radius.

Description

Garden Warfares 1 & 2

The Zombies often confuse the Chili Bean with Brainz, racing to eat it. It has a short fuse and deals massive damage to all nearby Zombies.

Battle for Neighborville

Spit an explosive bean that detonates after a delay.

Associated upgrades  (Battle for Neighborville only)

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Pro Spitter
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Chili Bean Bomb travels further.

Chili Bean Bomb travels 50% further.
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Bean Party
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Faster refresh time on Chili Bean Bomb when earning a vanquish with it.

Vanquishing an enemy with the Chili Bean Bomb speeds up its cooldown time by 3 seconds.

Strategies

With

In Garden Warfare- Running and jumping makes the Chili Bean Bomb launch farther, allowing you to stay far back while launching far enough to reach those pesky zombies. Using Hyper before running and jumping causes a significant increase in distance compared to running and jumping without Hyper. Use this to your advantage by using Hyper, running, or jumping towards the zombies spawns and/or teleporters, then jumping towards the nearest rooftop and escaping, getting easy vanquished, and allowing an easy getaway.

Chili Bean Bombs can also bounce off walls. This ability is very effective in Garden Ops, since all the zombies near it will approach it while it explodes. This will give you a multi-kill very easily and will give you many coins. In case the player is about to be vanquished and unlikely to be revived, they can toss the Chili Bean Bomb as a last-ditch effort. The Chili Bean Bomb is very good for defense in Gardens & Graveyards, as it will either vanquish the zombies or force them to retreat.

In Garden Warfare 2- The Bean Bomb is much more effective in this game. It can be used in Herbal Assault in a similar fashion as it is in Gardens & Graveyards. The only difference is that zombies are required to stay within the zone, and may not even notice the bomb be vanquished in the flurry of chaos trying to defend the base.

Overall, it should generally be used when there is a large group of zombies, most preferably capturing the garden. You should sneak up on the zombies and then place it quickly so they don't see it and so they will all be vanquished.

In Battle for Neighborville- Due to the Bean Bomb functioning nearly identically in this game as it has in the Garden Warfare series, most of the same tips apply. But, there is one change that ends up making this ability less reliable: its blast radius. The Chili Bean Bomb's blast radius has been changed in Battle for Neighborville, and now, catching Zombies in it is far less consistent. Sometimes the radius is larger than you expected, sometimes smaller. It is highly advised to not depend on your Chili Bean Bomb as heavily, as the inconsistency of its blast radius means its a much more risky option that doesn't always do what it wants you to.

On top of the Chili Bean Bomb having an inconsistent blast radius, Battle for Neighborville also introduces sprinting, which makes it even more difficult to catch Zombies in the explosion. When a Zombie sees your very loud, very flashy, and very hard-to-miss chili explosive, they can simply sprint away to escape danger, making this ability end up feeling fairly useless sometimes.

The one upside to these changes is that people still see the Chili Bean Bomb as a threat. Even if you aren't vanquishing your enemies, you are forcing them to scatter, and that becomes the Chili Bean Bomb's new purpose. When activating it, don't use it with the intention of vanquishing your enemies, but instead creating space and denying area. Remember that activating it almost guarantees that every Zombie nearby will have to flee, meaning you can stop them from capturing objectives. In fact, a Chili Bean Bomb activated during the last few seconds of the round timer can even win you the game!

Against

If you can react fast enough, you can easily get away from the Chili Bomb. Movement abilities like Rocket Leap or Energy Warp help you get away from this fast. In addition, you can use Energy Warp to push away the Chili Bombs from your allies to save them.

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Trivia

  • The zombies running towards it and being caught in the explosion makes it similar to the pipe bomb from Left 4 Dead.
  • Before the Zomboss Down DLC, it did not release sparks when it was launched alongside its alternate ability, making them more dangerous.
  • In Battle for Neighborville, the Peashooter will make a sound similar to Commando Pea's reload sound when using the ability.

See also

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Plants (Shooter games)
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare plants
Playable Classes
Peashooters Peashooter · Fire Pea · Ice Pea · Toxic Pea · Commando Pea · Agent Pea · Law Pea · Berry Shooter · Plasma Pea
Sunflowers Sunflower · Mystic Flower · Power Flower · Fire Flower · Shadow Flower · Metal Petal · Sun Pharaoh · Alien Flower
Chompers Chomper · Hot Rod Chomper · Toxic Chomper · Fire Chomper · Power Chomper · Count Chompula · Armor Chomper · Chester Chomper · Chomp Thing
Cacti Cactus · Camo Cactus · Fire Cactus · Ice Cactus · Power Cactus · Future Cactus · Bandit Cactus · Citrus Cactus · Jade Cactus
Boss Mode Crazy Dave
Abilities
Peashooter Chili Bean Bomb · Pea Gatling · Hyper · Sombrero Bean Bomb · Retro Gatling · Super Pea Jump
Sunflower Heal Beam · Sunbeam · Heal Flower · Rainbow Heal Beam · Solar Flare Beam · Dark Flower
Chomper Goop · Burrow · Spikeweed · Super Sticky Goop · Sprint Burrow · Spiky Spikeweed · Cheesy Goop · Chesterweed
Cactus Potato Mine · Garlic Drone · Tallnut Battlement · Potato Nugget Mine · Artichoke Drone · Iron Maiden
Boss Mode Coconut Spotting Station · Twin Heal Flower · Cherry Strike · Revive Rainbow
Spawnable Plants Pea Cannon · Pea Repeater · Gatling Pea · Bonk Choy · Scaredy-shroom · Heal Flower · Fume-shroom · Goop-shroom · Snap Dragon · Ice-shroom · Doom-shroom · Ice Peashooter · Fire Peashooter · Bamboo Shoot · Laser Bean
Others Corn Mortar · Flax Cannon · Tallnut · Mega Flower · Tactical Cuke · Tallnut Cannon
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 plants
Playable Classes
Peashooters Peashooter · Fire Pea · Ice Pea · Toxic Pea · Commando Pea · Agent Pea · Law Pea · Plasma Pea · Rock Pea · Electro Pea
Sunflowers Sunflower · Mystic Flower · Power Flower · Fire Flower · Shadow Flower · Metal Petal · Sun Pharaoh · Alien Flower · Vampire Flower · Stuffy Flower
Chompers Chomper · Hot Rod Chomper · Toxic Chomper · Fire Chomper · Power Chomper · Count Chompula · Armor Chomper · Chomp Thing · Yeti Chomper · Disco Chomper · Unicorn Chomper · Twilight Chomper
Cacti Cactus · Camo Cactus · Fire Cactus · Ice Cactus · Power Cactus · Future Cactus · Bandit Cactus · Jade Cactus · Zen Cactus · Petrified Cactus
Citrons Citron · Frozen Citron · Electro Citron · Iron Citron · Party Citron · Toxic Citron
Roses Rose · Druid Rose · Fire Rose · Frost Rose · Party Rose · Nec'Rose
Corns Kernel Corn · BBQ Corn · Mob Cob · Pops Corn · Party Corn · Commando Corn
Others Torchwood · Junkasaurus
Abilities
Peashooter Chili Bean Bomb · Pea Gatling · Hyper · Sombrero Bean Bomb · Retro Gatling · Super Pea Jump · Dark Bean Bomb · Bling Gatling
Sunflower Heal Beam · Sunbeam · Heal Flower · Rainbow Heal Beam · Solar Flare Beam · Dark Flower · Rainbow Flower
Chomper Goop · Burrow · Spikeweed · Super Sticky Goop · Sprint Burrow · Spiky Spikeweed · Chomp Cannon · Vampweed · Rainbow Warp · Twilight Warp
Cactus Potato Mine · Garlic Drone · Tallnut Battlement · Potato Nugget Mine · Artichoke Drone · Iron Maiden · Pizzazzling Potato Mine · Red Artichoke · Bling Maiden · Dark Garlic Drone
Citron
Assault Mode EMPeach · Citron Ball · Peel Shield · Party Citron Ball · Mood Shield
Citron Ball Hyper Ball · Assault Mode · Spin Dash
Rose Time Snare · Arcane Enigma · Goatify · Arcane Lotus · Psychedelic Goat
Kernel Corn Butter Barrage · Husk Hop · Shuck Shot · Bigger Better Butter · Multi-Shuck
Torchwood Blazin' Blast · Smoldering Madness · Leaf Shield
Junkasaurus Charge of Insanity · Epic Mega Blast · Spin Override · Super Heavy Hornblast
Spawnable Plants
Soil of Summoning Weed · Pumpkin Weed · Terracotta Weed · Leaf Shield Weed · Wood Shield Weed · Vase Weed · Porcelain Vase Weed · Heal Weed · Flag Weed · Dandelion Weed · Hypno-shroom
Grow-a-Pot Bonk Choy · Pea Cannon · Gatling Pea · Lightning Reed · Scaredy-shroom · Fume-shroom · Goop-shroom · Doom-shroom · Ice-shroom · Toxic Gloom-shroom · Bamboo Shoot · Snap Dragon · Heal Flower
Bosses Giga Torchwood · Super Bean · Sunflower Queen · Big Stump · Marigold · Squash · Royal Hypno-Flower · Spooky Squash
L.E.A.F. Agent Citron · Agent Rose · Agent Corn · Grumpy Stumpy · Ironball
Others Assistant Manager Bitey · Crystal Guardian · Tallnut · Tallnut Cannon
Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville plants
Playable Classes
PvZ BfN Attack Class Icon.png Attack Peashooter · Chomper · Kernel Corn · Night Cap · Snapdragon
PvZ BfN Defend Class Icon.png Defend Cactus · Citron · Acorn (Oak)
PvZ BfN Support Class Icon.png Support Sunflower · Rose
Swarm Wildflower
Abilities
Peashooter Chili Bean Bomb · Pea Gatling · Pea Suped
Chomper Spikeweed · Burrow · Grody Goop
Kernel Corn Butter Beacon · Husk Hop · Shuck Shot
Night Cap Casting Shadows · Fung Fu · Shadow Sneak
Snapdragon Swoop Slam · Blue Blazes · Blazing Trail
Cactus Potato Mine · Garlic Drone · Petal Propeller
Citron E.M.Peach · Spin Dash · Navel Laser
Acorn & Oak
Acorn
Solo Sap Trap · Invoke Oak · Acorn Dash
Passenger Sap Trap · Treeject · Lumber Support
Oak Super Sap Trap · Treeject · Roll for Damage
Sunflower Sunny Side Up · Sunbeam · Heal Beam
Rose Jinx · Arcane Enigma · Goatify
Wildflower Wild Life · Weed Out · Bloom Boom
Spawnable Plants
Grow-a-Pot
Range Pea Cannon · Gatling Pea · Scaredy-Shroom · Lightning Reed
Support Heal Flower · Goop-Shroom
Melee Bonk Choy · Doom-Shroom · Fume-Shroom
Soil of Summoning
Melee Terracotta Weed · Vase Weed · Dandelion
Range Wildflower · Terracotta Wildflower
Support Heal Weed · Hypno-Shroom
Battle Leaders Bam-Bam-Boo · Bluehorn Corn · Flotsamuel · Lucy · No-Neck Raffi · Pinky Rain · Pollen Kate · Pound Cake · Queen Capra · Sherman · Sproutrage · Teddy
Bounty Hunt
Weirding Woods Queenigma · Solar Sisters · Wild Bunch
Town Center Bitey Brothers · Mirror-Shroom · Tiger Klaus
Elusive Foes
Weirding Woods Amber Gemma · Pops Cyclops · Sleepy
Town Center Big Hurtle · Kitty Sparkles · Mrs. Veilbiter
Bosses Dreadroot · Giga Torchwood · Sunflower Queen · Super Bean · Marigold · Hypno Sunflower Queen · Spooky Squash · Bitter Dill · Dreadwood · Blight Cap
Quest NPCs Air Ron · Best Fishing Friend™️ · Bingo-Bongo · Brian · Corny Corn · Dandelion · Exposition Al · Gilly the Kid · Harmela · Land Phil · Major Sweetie · Mark · Mike · Sergeant Peel · Sir Crustworthy · Sir Victor-Ian · Tenderleaf · Tumbleweed Ted · Vivian
Others Weed · Pumpkin Weed · Leaf Shield Weed · Pumpkin Wildflower
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