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For the version in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, see Spring Bean.
For other usages of beans, see bean.

Spring Bean is the fourth plant obtained in Pirate Seas in Plants vs. Zombies 2. He bounces the first zombie that steps on him back 1.25 tiles or, if close enough, into nearby water, instantly killing the zombie in question. After bouncing, he will fall asleep for 10 seconds during which he is vulnerable to attack.

Origins

220px-Snijboon peulen Phaseolus vulgaris.jpg

Spring Bean is based on the unripe fruit of the Phaseolus vulgaris, or the common bean. His name is a portmanteau of "string bean," a type of bean and "spring," referencing his spring-like appendage and his ability.

A secondary source of inspiration could be the Sebastiania pavoniana tree. This plant is known in some regions of the world for being parasited by the Cydia deshaisiana moth. The adult lays an egg on the tree's seeds, and the hatched caterpillar digs into the seed. If it gets too hot or too cold, the caterpillar will wiggle in an attempt to move the seed to a more optimal spot, earning the duo the name of "Mexican jumping bean", possibly explaining the jumping or springing mechanic of the plant in-game.

Almanac entry

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

Spring Bean

SUN COST: 50
RECHARGE: 20

TOUGHNESS: 300
RECOVERY TIME: 10

SPECIAL: Knockback
AREA: Single

FAMILY: Contain-mint

Spring Beans bounce back zombies that get too close. Will bounce them into water if nearby.

Special: pushes zombies back, or into the water
Weakness: gets sleepy after springing

He's the strong, silent type and little is known about Spring Bean. What is known though: his fan club is a million followers strong. And the ladies love him.


Chinese version  (China only)

    弹簧豆会把靠近的僵尸弹开。如果附近有水,僵尸就会被直接弹入水里。
    特点:将僵尸向后推或推进水里
    弱点:弹起攻击后会犯困
    植物特征:绿色植物、呆毛
    弹簧豆非常安静和内向,以至于没什么人了解他。但他的粉丝团却十分壮大,尤其受姑娘们的追捧。

    In English:
    Spring Bean bounces zombies nearby away. If there is water nearby, zombies will be bounced into the water.
    Special: bounces zombies back or into the water
    Weakness: falls asleep after bouncing
    Plant feature: green plant, ahoge

    Spring Bean is a quiet introvert and not many people knows him much. Yet he has a big fan base and he is especially adorned by the girls.

Upgrades

Plant Food effect

Plant Food ability (animated)

When fed Plant Food, Spring Bean will jump into the air then back onto the ground to unleash a great impact, bouncing every zombie on screen back 1.25 tiles or in nearby water in Pirate Seas. He will also wake up if he was asleep.

Contain-mint effect

When boosted by Contain-mint, Spring Bean knock zombies back an additional 3.5 tiles, and his sleep time is reduced to one second.

Level upgrade

Level Seed Packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge
(Sluggish)
Starting
Recharge
Toughness
(Typical)
Recovery Time
(Normal)
Special
(Knockback)*
Area
1 0 0 50 20 seconds 15 seconds 300 dps 10 seconds Normal Single
2 10 1,000 50 19 seconds 14 seconds 325 dps 10 seconds +10%
3 50 2,000 50 19 seconds 14 seconds 350 dps 9 seconds +25%
4 100 4,000 50 18 seconds 13 seconds 375 dps 9 seconds +35%
5 125 6,000 50 18 seconds 13 seconds 400 dps 9 seconds +50%
6 175 8,000 50 17 seconds 12 seconds 450 dps 9 seconds +65%
7 250 10,000 50 17 seconds 12 seconds 500 dps 8 seconds +75%
8 350 15,000 50 16 seconds 11 seconds 550 dps 8 seconds +90%
9 450 20,000 25 16 seconds 11 seconds 600 dps 8 seconds +100%
10 800 30,000 25 15 seconds 10 seconds 650 dps 7 seconds +115%
11 1,000 40,000 25 14 seconds 9 seconds 700 dps 7 seconds +125%
12 1,250 50,000 25 13 seconds 8 seconds 750 dps 7 seconds +140%
13 1,500 60,000 25 12 seconds 7 seconds 800 dps 6 seconds +150%
14 1,750 80,000 25 11 seconds 6 seconds 850 dps 6 seconds +165%
15 2,000 100,000 25 10 seconds 5 seconds 900 dps 5 seconds +180%

*Applies to both normal and Plant Food states.

Mastery upgrades

  • Chance to Boost
  • Toughness Bonus

Level upgrade (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New.png Spring Bean Upgrade 1.png
Powerful Bounce
强力弹射
Spring Bean gets a 15% chance to bounce a zombie off screen.
CombatTrainingIcon.png
Combat Training
战斗训练
Spring Bean gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New.png Spring Bean Upgrade 2.png
Enhanced Bounce
弹射增强
Spring Bean gets a 30% chance to bounce a zombie off screen.
CellActivationIcon.png
Cell Activation
细胞活化
Spring Bean gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New.png AbilityAwakendIcon.png
Ability Awaken
能力觉醒
Spring Bean may be boosted when planted.
FightingPowerIcon.png
Fighting Power
战斗能力
Spring Bean gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).


Costumed (China only)

His Plant Food ability can now stun zombies.

Strategies

In his homeworld, Spring Bean will find most of his utility at his ability to bounce enemies onto water, instantly killing them in the process. Because of this, Spring Bean can be used as an early defender against high health zombies, such as Buckethead Pirate and Gargantuar Pirate; or as a measure against Swashbuckler Zombies in lanes without planks.

However, his inability to bounce multiple enemies back, as well as his sleeping time makes Spring Bean a poor choice in later levels - Imp Cannon in particular will create great challenges to Spring Bean, due to the amount of Imp Pirate Zombies it can create, making Primal Peashooters, Kiwibeasts, and Chard Guards more optimal choices to stop these zombies. Moreover, it is not recommended to bring Spring Bean outside of Pirate Seas as there is no water that will instantly defeat zombies and he can only bounce them back a tile.

Avoid using Spring Bean against the Ankylosaurus, as the flung zombies will push him back first. It is not recommended to use it against Excavator Zombie, as they can shovel him up without stepping on him. The player should also be wary of Troglobites and Arcade Zombies as they can still crush the plant no matter if he's in defensive position or not. His main weaknesses are Gargantuar Prime, Wizard Zombie, Octo Zombie, and Hair Metal Gargantuar, as they can easily disable them from a safe distance, especially Gargantuar Prime and Hair Metal Gargantuar as even their laser or shockwaves can instantly destroy him (even if he's ready to bounce).

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In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Spring Bean
China Simplified Chinese 弹簧豆
France French Pois ressort
Germany German Federbohne
Italy Italian Fagiolino
Brazil Brazilian Portuguese Feijão-mola
Spain Spanish Frijuelle


Trivia

  • He cannot be attacked by Seagull Zombie/Pelican Zombie, pulled by Fisherman Zombie or hit by Turquoise Skull Zombie's laser beam when he is ready to bounce.
  • When he bounces back a zombie on the rightmost column and the adjacent row is a water lane, the zombie will land on the edge of the water lane while still being alive, but then walks into the water and drowns.
    • This can occur from a farther distance with his Plant Food effect.
  • There is a glitch that if he bounces back the last zombie in the level on the rightmost column and bounce out of the screen (only possible with higher level plant), the level will be completed immediately.
  • As of the 2.1 update, he can no longer be crushed by Gargantuars when attempting to bounce them.
  • If a Surfer Zombie tries to slam him with his surfboard, the surfboard will break but the Spring Bean will survive.
  • He, Chard Guard and Kiwibeast can cancel all of Jester Zombie's projectiles when knocking Jester Zombie back.
  • In game, Spring Bean is frowning, but when he gets ready to bounce back a zombie, he is smiling.
  • A very serious glitch can occur, where if a boosted Spring Bean is planted right next to a Gargantuar and the Gargantuar attemps to smash him and kill him, the Gargantuar will succeed, despite the Spring Bean being immune to attacks.
  • In the Chinese version, he is slightly translucent. This can be seen if he is on an endangered tile.
  • He can also stun the Zombot Sphinx-inator when he's ready to bounce back and while he bounces the zombie back the Zombot summoned in Modern Day - Day 32.
  • Spring Bean cannot throw Gargantuars into the water to instantly kill them in the Chinese version.
  • His Plant Food effect will not bounce any zombies that have been stunned by E.M.Peach.
  • Spring Bean will attempt to bounce over illuminated zombies by Solar Sage despite the zombie not being alive in the first place
  • As of the 6.7.1 update, zombies bounced by Spring Beans cannot be blown away by Blover. This is due to the tactic being abused in Arena to easily earn a huge amount of points.
    • There is a Piñata Party level — based on Modern Day - Day 26, where the player is given Spring Bean and Blover to easily beat the level. Nevertheless, the combo was removed.
    • However, zombies bounced by Spring Beans can be blown away by Draftodil's air cannon.

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