For other versions, see Laser Bean (disambiguation).
For other usages of beans, see bean.

Laser Bean is the first plant obtained in Far Future in Plants vs. Zombies 2 obtained after beating Day 1. Every 2.85 - 3 seconds, he will fire a laser beam down the entire lane he is in, dealing 40 damage per shot to every zombie. The beam cannot be blocked, reflected or resisted in any way, but does not hurt zombies protected by Glitter Zombie's rainbow, just like all projectiles.

Almanac entry

Note: The stats shown below only apply to Level 1.

Laser Bean



RANGE: Multi-Hit

FAMILY: Spear-mint

Laser Beans fire down a lane, hitting all zombies ahead of it.

Range: All zombies in a lane

After a laser eye surgery had gone horribly right, Laser Bean gained a sense of purpose and a new-found affinity for competitive staring contests.


Plant Food effect

Plant Food ability (animated)

When fed with Plant Food, Laser Bean fires a powerful laser blast from his mouth, dealing 1800 damage per shot to all zombies in front of him.

Costumed (China only)

He shoots a red laser that deals 2700 damage per shot.

Spear-mint effect

When boosted by Spear-mint, Laser Bean's damage is increased by 180 DPS, and its plant food effect damage will increase by 3200 DPS.

Level upgrades

Level Seed Packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge
Plant Food Power
1 0 0 200 5 seconds 300 dps 40 dps 1800 dps Multi-Hit
2 10 1,000 200 4.5 seconds 325 dps 50 dps 1900 dps
3 50 2,000 175 4.5 seconds 350 dps 60 dps 2000 dps
4 100 4,000 175 4.5 seconds 375 dps 70 dps 2100 dps
5 125 6,000 175 4.5 seconds 400 dps 80 dps 2200 dps
6 175 8,000 175 4 seconds 450 dps 90 dps 2300 dps
7 250 10,000 150 4 seconds 500 dps 100 dps 2400 dps
8 350 15,000 150 4 seconds 550 dps 110 dps 2500 dps
9 450 20,000 150 4 seconds 600 dps 120 dps 2600 dps
10 800 60,000 150 3.5 seconds 650 dps 130 dps 2700 dps
11 1,000 75,000 125 3.5 seconds 700 dps 140 dps 2800 dps
12 1,250 100,000 125 3.5 seconds 750 dps 150 dps 2900 dps
13 1,500 150,000 125 3.5 seconds 800 dps 160 dps 3000 dps
14 1,750 200,000 125 3 seconds 850 dps 170 dps 3100 dps
15 2,000 250,000 100 3 seconds 900 dps 180 dps 3200 dps

Level upgrade (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New.png Laser Bean Upgrade 1.png
Faster Recharge
Laser Bean can shoot two consecutive lasers. As a result, its damage per second increases by 35%.
Combat Training
Laser Bean gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New.png Laser Bean Upgrade 2.png
Higher Power
Laser Bean shoots laser beams consecutively without delay. As a result, its damage per second increases by another 35%.
Cell Activation
Laser Bean gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
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Ability Awaken
Laser Bean may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Laser Bean gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).

Plants vs. Zombies Online (China only) (Archived content)

In Adventure Mode

Fires a laser that deals damage to all enemies on target's row with a chance to stun them.


Most useful in Endless Zones, Laser Bean causes damage to all zombies in an entire lane. He also specializes in cleaning up large clusters of weaker enemies such as Camel Zombies, Zombie Chickens and Ice Weasels. Compared to other area-of-effect plants, Laser Bean trades a noticeable amount of firepower for increased reliability - while it only deals as much damage as a Peashooter per unit time, his attack has unlimited range unlike Fume-shroom, does not interfere with ice-based plants like Cold Snapdragon, and cannot be deflected by Jester Zombies and Parasol Zombies. The low firepower output for a plant that costs 200 sun also means that Laser Bean will have trouble against more powerful enemies, as well as ambushes that can spawn zombies close to the player's defense line, so using him as a support plant is recommended. Against Zombie Chickens and Ice Weasels, you will likely need more than one column of Laser Beans to destroy all of them effectively.

Laser Bean is effective against zombies that can shield themselves by blocking or reflecting projectiles, such as Barrel Roller Zombies, Jester Zombies and Excavator Zombies. They are also effective against zombies that can use obstacles to spawn threats in endless numbers such as Imp Porters, and Arcade Zombies. He is also a useful plant in clearing tombstones as well as neutralize Troglobites and Arcade Zombies attempting to push them with their ice blocks and arcade machines respectively.

In Endless Zones, Laser Bean can be used to deter zombies at lower levels, as it might take up to a few dozen levels before the player can obtain a more powerful offensive option. However, Laser Bean should be replaced if the player wishes to go to higher levels, as even Buckethead Zombies can pose serious threats to Laser Bean. To reduce this threat, however, levelling-up Laser Bean is encouraged.

Laser Bean's Plant Food ability can simulate an ability almost identical to how Jalapeno chars the zombies. This gives him limited use against attacking multiple lanes, such as when a group of Gargantuars are nearing defenses. However, unlike Jalapeno, he can kill airborne Imps with his Plant Food ability and is very comparable to Citron's ability, except his, is more ideal for crowd control as the ability does not stop at zombies which can take more than one instant kill's worth of damage while Citron's power ends when he meets machine zombies like the Robo-Cone Zombie, or Gargantuars, leaving a chance for the other zombies to charge forward.

Laser Bean and Primal Peashooter make a very effective combo because they cover each other's weaknesses. While Laser Bean is weak to high hitpoint zombies, Primal Peashooter is weak to swarms. While the Laser Bean vanquishes the weaker zombies in the horde, the Primal Peashooter has a chance to push the horde back and destroy stronger units.

Balance changes

Update 2.1.1

  • Damage increased from 20 DPS to 40 DPS
  • Plant Food effect damage increased from 600 DPS to 1800 DPS
  • Firing rate decreased from 1.35-1.5 seconds to 2.85-3 seconds


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  • His Plant Food ability is likely a parody to the Shoop Da Whoop meme and also resembles one of Dr. Zomboss' attacks in the Nintendo DS exclusive mini-game Air Raid from Plants vs. Zombies.
  • In the Far Future teaser Piñata Parties, he attacked more frequently, but his main attack only dealt 20 damage per shot, and his Plant Food effect dealt only 600 damage per shot in his lane.
  • When watered in the Zen Garden, he looks like he only has a row of teeth in the upper part of his mouth. However, when the Plant Food upgrade is used, two rows of teeth can be seen.
  • In August 2013 there was a teaser Behind the Brainz - New Plants and 18 seconds into the video, one of the developers mentioned Laser Bean, which was teasing him before Far Future was even released.
  • Although he does not attack zombies using electricity, his seed packets were still in the Electric Piñatas. As of the 6.7.1 update, however, his seed packets cannot be obtained in this way.
    • They have instead been replaced by Magnifying Grass' seed packets.
    • Shortly after the 6.7.1 update, ads promoting Electric Piñata no longer feature him, instead featuring Magnifying Grass.
  • In Plants vs. Zombies Online, Laser Bean dealt 30 DPS per laser.

See also

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Plants (Tower defense)
Plants vs. Zombies 2
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Ancient Egypt Bloomerang · Iceberg Lettuce · Grave Buster · Bonk Choy · Repeater · Twin Sunflower
Pirate Seas Kernel-pult · Snapdragon · Spikeweed · Spring Bean · Coconut Cannon · Threepeater · Spikerock · Cherry Bomb
Wild West Split Pea · Chili Bean · Pea Pod · Lightning Reed · Melon-pult · Tall-nut · Winter Melon
Frostbite Caves Hot Potato · Pepper-pult · Chard Guard · Stunion · Rotobaga
Lost City Red Stinger · A.K.E.E. · Endurian · Stallia · Gold Leaf
Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass · Tile Turnip
Dark Ages Sun-shroom · Puff-shroom · Fume-shroom · Sun Bean · Magnet-shroom
Neon Mixtape Tour Phat Beet · Celery Stalker · Thyme Warp · Garlic · Spore-shroom · Intensive Carrot
Jurassic Marsh Primal Peashooter · Primal Wall-nut · Perfume-shroom · Primal Sunflower · Primal Potato Mine
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