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This item is available only during certain events, and cannot always be obtained in-game. However, it can still be used if you have already obtained it. It is currently not available.

Zoybean Pod is a premium plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2 that was introduced in the 7.3.1 update. It grows bean pods from its head, which then open up to release a zombie plant hybrid known as "Zomboids" that function similarly to Hypno-shroom's and Caulipower's hypnotized zombies, walking to the right of the lawn and attacking zombies.

Zoybean Pod is currently available in the "Zoybean Pod's Birthdayz Season". To unlock it, the player must accumulate 200 crowns. Every 50 crowns after that will reward the player with 100 more Zoybean Pod seed packets.

Upgrading Zoybean Pod will also upgrade the Zomboids' level. This works similarly to the Chinese version's zombies upgrades, multiplying the Zomboids' health and damage.

Origins

Soybean

Example for Soybean, the real life plant it is based on

Zoybean Pod is based on the soybean (Glycine max), a type of bean, with a "Z" in its name to reference the zombie fighters it makes. Its ability is based on the movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers, where an invading alien species called Pod People (which the Zomboids are based on) creates human replicates from plant-like pods. The fact that the imitation Zomboids explode into tofu when defeated is a reference to how soybeans are used to make imitation meat in the form of tofu.

Almanac entry

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

Zoybean Pod

SUN COST: 200
RECHARGE: 20

TOUGHNESS: 300
Grow Time: 18

Special: Zomboid Type
Zomboid Level: 1

FAMILY: Enchant-mint

Zoybean Pods grow from sprouts to full pods, then split open to release helpful plant "zomboids" which attack zombies.

"Developing plant zomboids in eerie mimicry of zombie life is well within the boundaries of human experience," Zoybean Pod insists with a calm, unvarying steadiness.


Upgrades

Plant Food effect

When fed Plant Food, Zoybean Pod will instantly grow a Gargantuar Zomboid, which will continue to the right, attacking any zombies it encounters.

Enchant-mint effect

When boosted by Enchant-mint, Zoybean Pod will produce Melonhead Zomboids instead of regular ones, the zomboid level will be increased to level 3 (with the Plant Food Gargantuar Zomboid being increased to level 4), and the amount of time it takes to produce a zomboid will be shortened to eight seconds.

Level upgrades

Level Seed Packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Starting
Recharge
Recharge Toughness Grow Time Zomboid
Type
Plant Food
(Zomboid)
Zomboid
Level
Plant Food
(Zomboid Level)
1 0 0 200 5 seconds 20 seconds 300 dps 18 seconds Lettucehead
Zomboid
Gargantuar
Zomboid
1 1
2 50 200 5 seconds 19 seconds 350 dps 18 seconds 2 1
3 100 175 4.5 seconds 19 seconds 400 dps 17 seconds 2 2
4 200 175 4.5 seconds 18 seconds 450 dps 16 seconds Carrothead
Zomboid
1 2
5 300 150 4 seconds 18 seconds 550 dps 16 seconds 2 2
6 400 150 4 seconds 18 seconds 600 dps 16 seconds 3 3
7 500 150 3.5 seconds 17 seconds 650 dps 15 seconds 3 3
8 600 150 3.5 seconds 16 seconds 700 dps 14 seconds Melonhead
Zomboid
1 3
9 800 150 3 seconds 15 seconds 800 dps 14 seconds 2 3
10 1,000 125 3 seconds 14 seconds 900 dps 13 seconds 3 4

Strategies

Zoybean Pod is a good plant to use at the beginning of a level, since it can deal with lower health zombies quite efficiently. Zoybean Pod is best used in combination with slowing plants such as Sap-fling and Stallia since they give the Zomboids more time to eat.

Zoybean Pod is also highly effective with Enchant-mint, because of Enchant-mint's effect making Zoybean Pod produce up to two Melonhead Zomboids. This is very effective at clearing out lanes, or pushing the line of zombies back, allowing the player to set up more of a defense.

Avoid placing Zoybean Pod in plankless rows in the Pirate Seas, as the Zomboids it produces will simply fall into the water, making them ineffective. The Zomboids also can interact with graves in Ancient Egypt and Dark Ages, which should be accounted for when using Zoybean Pod.

As the Zomboids it produces can't be transformed, Zoybean Pod can also serve as a decent counter to the Wizard Zombie and the Octo Zombie if there aren't a large number of zombies on screen. For this reason, it's best to pair Zoybean Pod with powerful area of effect plants such as Winter Melon.

If your Zoybean Pod is at a very high level, it becomes more effective when picked in correlation to the Tile Turnip. It is recommended to place a row of Zoybean Pods on the 2nd column.

In Explode-O-Nut's Boosterama Tournament, the Zoybean Pod was very powerful as it was Zen Garden boosted, meaning that every time one was planted a gargantuar zomboid would be spawned.

If you happen to boost your Zoybean Pod in any Last Stand levels, you will spawn a Zomboid Gargantuar everytime you plant them. Also you can shovel it back and planting it again and again before you start the level.

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Trivia

  • The Gargantutar Zomboid resembles the Green Giant mascot: Jolly Green Giant. 
  • When an Octo Zombie throws the octopi and hits the Zoybean Pod as he summons a Zomboid, he will freeze and not do anything. This is a glitch.
  • When a Zomboid dies, a word spells out “TO-FWUMP.”
  • The Zomboids can also be tossed by Power Toss, but it won't send them off the screen.
  • If the Zomboid crosses the flowers, the player won’t fail the level because they are counted as plants.
  • It is the first non-Power Mint plant which costs no coins to level up.
  • Zoybean Pod is the first new plant since Holly Barrier to be neither a Peashooter nor a Power Mint.
  • The Zomboids coming out of the pod nearly resembles the Adventurer Zombie coming out of tent summoned by Imp Porter.

See also

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Plants
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Player's House Peashooter · Sunflower · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Cabbage-pult
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
Big Wave Beach Lily Pad · Tangle Kelp · Bowling Bulb · Guacodile · Banana Launcher
Modern Day Moonflower · Nightshade · Shadow-shroom · Dusk Lobber · Grimrose
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Gems Squash · Jalapeno · Hypno-shroom · Pea-nut · Homing Thistle · Ghost Pepper · Sweet Potato · Sap-fling · Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Lava Guava · Shrinking Violet · Electric Currant · Aloe
Mints Fila-mint · Pepper-mint · Winter-mint · Enlighten-mint · Reinforce-mint · Bombard-mint · Ail-mint · Enchant-mint · Contain-mint · Enforce-mint · Arma-mint · Conceal-mint · Spear-mint · Appease-mint
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