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For other uses, see Repeater (disambiguation).

Plants vs. Zombies
Repeater
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Repeater fires two peas at a time.
Almanac statistics
Sun cost 200
150 (Versus Mode)
Recharge Fast
Damage Normal (for each pea)
Firing speed 2x
Toughness Normal
In-game statistics
Direct damage 2 normal damage shots per 1.5 seconds
Unlocked After beating Level 1-8
Upgrade Gatling Pea
Repeater is fierce. He's from the streets. He doesn't take attitude from anybody, plant or zombie, and he shoots peas to keep people at a distance. Secretly, though, Repeater yearns for love.

PvZ2
Repeater
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Repeater fires two peas at a time.
Almanac statistics
Sun cost 200
Recharge Fast
Damage Moderate (normal for each pea)
Firing speed 2x
Range Straight
Rarity (China) Rare
In-game statistics
Direct damage 2 normal damage shots per 1.5 seconds
Unlocked After beating Ancient Egypt - Day 19
Unlocked (China) Purchase for 100000 coins; collect 10 Repeater Puzzle Pieces
Costumes
Repeater Costume Scout Repeater Dracula Repeater Costume RepeaterSummerCostume
"Everyone always asks me if we've met before." says Repeater. "Everyone always asks me if we've met before. Wait, did I just say that?"

Repeater is a peashooting plant appearing in both main series Plants vs. Zombies series games and spin-offs. It costs 200 sun, and fires two peas at the same rate as a normal Peashooter.

Origins

Like most other pea-shooting plants, the Repeater is based on the plant Pisum sativum. Repeater's name is related to the term repeating rifle, a rifle that incorporates the reloading and re-cocking actions into a single lever. Its name also refers to the fact that it shoots two peas at once, and repeats its own speech in Plants vs. Zombies 2's almanac entry.

History

Plants vs. Zombies

Repeater is obtained after beating level 1-8, and is the last non-mushroom plant received in the Day stage, along with being the last plant obtained in the Day stage. It can be upgraded to the Gatling Pea for 250 sun upon purchasing from Crazy Dave's Twiddydinkies for $5,000.

In Beghouled and Beghouled Twist, Repeater acts as Peashooter's upgrade, costing 1000 sun. A reverse version of Repeater appears in the Vasebreaker mode starting with To the Left, functioning identically to Split Pea's back head.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Repeater is obtained after beating Ancient Egypt - Day 19. It remains unchanged from its incarnation in the first game. In Beghouled, the Repeater is the upgrade of Peashooter. It costs 2000 sun. The repeater can be further upgraded into stronger plants.

In the Chinese version, it can be purchased with 100,000 coins.

Almanac entry

New repeater almanac

Almanac entry of Repeater

Plants vs. Zombies

Repeater

Repeaters fire two peas at a time.

Damage: normal (for each pea)
Firing Speed: 2x

Repeater is fierce. He's from the streets. He doesn't take attitude from anybody, plant or zombie, and he shoots peas to keep people at a distance. Secretly, though, Repeater yearns for love.

Cost: 200

Recharge: fast

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Sun cost: 200

DAMAGE: Moderate
RANGE: Straight
RECHARGE: Fast

Repeaters fire two peas at one time.

Damage Details: normal (for each pea)
Firing Speed: 2x

"Everyone always asks me if we've met before." says Repeater. "Everyone always asks me if we've met before. Wait, did I just say that?"

Chinese version  (China only)

植物特征:绿色植物、豌豆家族
如果你对双重射手好,他会加倍报答。如果你惹了他,那你可能会得到加倍的反击。当然他的人际关系相当好,大家最愿意做的就是借钱给他。

In English:
Plant feature: green plant, pea family
If you treat Repeater well, he will treat you with double the respect; if you anger him, he will respond with double the pain. He has very good connections with people, but that's probably because everyone loves lending him money.


Upgrades

Plants vs. Zombies

Gatling Pea is Repeater's upgrade, capable of shooting four peas at a time.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Plant Food effect

Repeater PF1

When fed Plant Food, Repeater will temporarily turn into a Gatling Pea, like Peashooter, but with a blue spiked corporal helmet. Repeater will then shoot 90 peas, and then after charging for a second, it fires a giant pea that deals 30 damage.

Costumed (China only)

Any peas fired by Repeater with its Plant Food ability has a chance to be a burning, napalm or frozen pea.

Level upgrade (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New Repeater Upgrade 1
Colorful Peas
Repeater gains a 12.5% chance to shoot a frozen pea, and a 16.667% chance to shoot a burning pea.
CombatTrainingIcon
Combat Training
Repeater gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New Repeater Upgrade 2
Elemental Charge
Repeater's probability to shoot a frozen pea or a fire pea increases. In addition, it is now capable of shooting napalm peas.
CellActivationIcon
Cell Activation
Repeater gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Repeater may be boosted when planted.
FightingPowerIcon
Fighting Power
Repeater gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).


Plants vs. Zombies Online (Adventure Mode)

Fires a bunch of peas at the target before firing a big pea which has a chance to stun.

Strategies

Plants vs. Zombies

Overall, Repeater could be considered as two Peashooters combined into a single plant, with double the firepower and sun cost of the average Peashooter, and the benefit of space conservation and faster recharge rate. This means that while the player will have more difficulty deploying Repeater early, the plant itself will prove to be much more useful as the level progresses. This is further improved by the fact that Gatling Pea, Repeater's upgrade, is capable of the highest damage per second potential in the game under the right condition. However, Repeater continues to suffer from some of Peashooter's weaknesses, namely poor crowd control capability and the inability to bypass Screen Door Zombie and Ladder Zombie's shields.

Like other pea-firing plants, Repeater benefits greatly from the use of Torchwood, as the latter can ignite peas passing through it, doubling their damage and giving them small splash damage. The player should remember however, that flaming peas can remove ice-based effect from their direct target, making plants like Ice-shroom less effective, but not their splash damage targets.

Vasebreaker

In Vasebreaker, Repeater is unique in that it will only appear as a backward facing variant. Therefore, it should be planted to the right, instead of to the left side of the levels. Backward Repeater is particularly useful against fighting vase Gargantuars, as it can avoid being in their course and can shoot them with relative safety.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

While Repeater has not changed during the transition to the new game, the loss of fire pea's splash damage capability has put a significant dent in Repeater's usefulness, as well as other peashooting plants'. This is only worsened by the increased amount of enemies that can either block or deflect straight shooting projectiles, and the fact that Repeater faces competition from Fire Peashooter, which deals identical damage at a slightly cheaper price tag, can thaw nearby plants in Frostbite Caves, but does not benefit from Torchwood and cannot deal damage to Imp Dragon Zombies. In conclusion, while Repeater may have retained its profile through the games, it has failed to catch up with the changing environment and consequently dropped in usability.

Note that the Chinese upgraded effects for this plant can be seen as contradictory, since it shoots fire, ice, and napalm peas at the same time, making the ice peas useless.

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Trivia

General

  • It looks almost identical to Peashooter, with the differences being the multiple leaves on the back of its head and eyebrows that give off an angry or annoyed appearance.

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies

  • In the Nintendo DS version, Repeater rears back before shooting a pea, means that it rears back twice per firing.
  • In the iPad version, its leaves at the back are different from the original version.

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies 2

  • The helmet seen during Repeater's Plant Food ability is a Stahlhelm, a steel helmet used by the German military in the two World Wars.
  • In the Chinese version its Almanac entry its different. Its description is a reference to the fact that it is a money premium plant.

See also

V · T · E
Plants
Plants vs. Zombies
Day Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Snow Pea · Chomper · Repeater
Night Puff-shroom · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Hypno-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Ice-shroom · Doom-shroom
Pool Lily Pad · Squash · Threepeater · Tangle Kelp · Jalapeno · Spikeweed · Torchwood · Tall-nut
Fog Sea-shroom · Plantern · Cactus · Blover · Split Pea · Starfruit · Pumpkin · Magnet-shroom
Roof Cabbage-pult · Flower Pot · Kernel-pult · Coffee Bean · Garlic · Umbrella Leaf · Marigold · Melon-pult
Upgrades Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Cattail · Winter Melon · Gold Magnet · Spikerock · Cob Cannon
Others Imitater · Explode-o-nut · Giant Wall-nut
Plants vs. Zombies: Journey to the West
Day Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Snow Pea · Chomper · Repeater
Night Puff-shroom · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Hypno-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Ice-shroom · Doom-shroom
Pool Lily Pad · Squash · Threepeater · Tangle Kelp · Jalapeno · Spikeweed · Torchwood · Tall-nut
Fog Sea-shroom · Plantern · Cactus · Blover · Split Pea · Starfruit · Pumpkin · Magnet-shroom
Roof Cabbage-pult · Flower Pot · Kernel-pult · Coffee Bean · Garlic · Umbrella Leaf · Marigold · Melon-pult
Dragon's Palace Oxygen Algae · Starfish · Bramble Sea Grass · Water Gun Grass · Electric Anemone
Upgrades Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Cattail · Winter Melon · Gold Magnet · Spikerock · Cob Cannon
Others Imitater · Explode-o-nut · Giant Wall-nut · Vigorous Broccoli · Pomegranate Machine Gun · Carrot Missile Truck · Oak Archer · Ghost Pepper · Laser Bean · Dandelion · Snapdragon · Bonk Choy
Hero Plants Iron Man Nut · Monkey King Peashooter · Pig Squash · General Nut · Monk Flower · Nezha Peashooter

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