It is based on the confectionery in real life with the same name. However, Jelly Bean is more of a bean made of gelatin rather than an actual jelly bean (which includes sugar, corn syrup, and starch but not gelatin), as seen by some of its animations.
Its description is a reference to inertia.
- Class: Smarty
- Tribe: Bean Plant
- Traits: None
- Abilities: This gets +1/+1 when anything is bounced. Bean Evolution: Bounce a Zombie.
- Set - Rarity: Colossal - Super-Rare
"It's not how hard the Zombies knock you down. It's how hard you bounce back."
- Added to the game.
- ▼ Health change: 4 → 3
While having slightly less than average stats, Jelly Bean is a great card to use in most decks that involve beans or Bouncing zombies, mainly due to its tribe and ability. That alone is useful, but if played on another bean, you get to Bounce a zombie and turn it into a 5/4 plant, giving you a head start. Examples of good beans for Evolution include Cosmic Bean, Weenie Beanie, and Sting Bean.
If you decide to have Jelly Bean in a deck, Jumping Bean, Spring Bean, Rescue Radish, Grave Mistake, and Primal Peashooter are also vital as well due to their Bouncing abilities. But don't try to rely on them too much, as these cards do not have great stats, putting you in a tight spot if your opponent successfully deals with Jelly Bean and you don't have a backup plan.
Green Shadow and Nightcap can play Whirlwind as a cheap way to Bounce a zombie, although it is random. Speaking of Green Shadow, she can also strengthen Potted Powerhouse by +1/+1 every time this gets boosted.
Jelly Bean is a threatening plant due to its ability, not to mention the plethora of Bouncing cards your opponent has in their deck. If your deck has Bouncing cards such as Backyard Bounce or Zombie Yeti, refrain from using them, as they will make Jelly Bean stronger too. If you do want to use them, however, Bounce or destroy any Jelly Beans so that they don't get stronger. But avoid using Dolphinado against this unless it is the only plant on the board, as you do not get to decide what gets Bounced. If it does get too powerful, play Rocket Science or Cut Down to Size on it.
- When it activates its Evolution ability, its leaf is disconnected from its petiole.