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For the version in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, see Pea Repeater.

Plants vs. Zombies
Repeater
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Repeater fires two peas at a time.
Sun cost: 200 (150 in Versus Mode sun
Recharge: Fast
Damage: Normal (for each pea)
Toughness: Normal
Unlocked: After beating Level 1-8
Planted on: Ground, Lily Pad, or Flower Pot
Upgraded to: 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.

Plants vs. Zombies Adventures
Repeater
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Fires two peas at a time
Sun cost: 100
Recharge: Fast
Damage: Very High
Toughness: Normal
Unlocked: After reclaiming The Fitness Lot
Coin cost: 1000
Time to harvest: Six hours
Gem cost: 130 or 150
Range: 2 squares
Repeater fires two peas at a time. Probably because, secretly, Repeater yearns for love.

Plants vs. Zombies 2- It's About Time
Repeater
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Repeater fires two peas at a time.
Sun cost: 200
Damage: Moderate
Range: Straight
Recharge: Fast
Damage Details: Normal (for each pea)
Firing speed: 2x
Unlocked: After beating Ancient Egypt - Day 19 (International Version)
Purchase for 100000 coins (Chinese version)
"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?"

Plants vs. Zombies- All Stars
Repeater
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Repeater shoot two pea every turn.
Type: Brave
Element: Wind
Upgrade (Repeater+1): Weapon: ??? meteor hammer
Armor: ??? cape
Costume: refined hat
??? coins
Upgrade (Repeater+2): Weapon: ??? meteor hammer
Armor: ???
Costume: refined hat+1
??? coins
Upgrade (Repeater+3): Weapon: ??? meteor hammer
Armor: ???
Costume: refined hat+2
??? coins
Upgrade (Gatling Pea): Weapon: ??? meteor hammer
Armor: ???
Costume: refined hat+3
??? coins
Combination: Shooter duo: With Droplet Shooter or its upgrade, repeater's health +10%
Steel triangle: With Old Stump and Wall-nut or their upgrade, repeater's crit and defense +10%
Unlocked: Upgrade of Peashooter.

Repeater is a peashooting plant which costs 200 sun, firing peas twice as fast (aka two peas at a time) as a Peashooter, while only taking up one space, allowing the player to have more peas fired on his or her lawn. It does normal damage for each pea, overall doing moderate damage. It does two normal damage shots, the downside is that it costs twice the sun the Peashooter does, except in Plants vs. Zombies Adventures. It is also an upgrade plant in Plants vs. Zombies Online.

History

Plants vs. Zombies

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

In Vasebreaker, a reverse version of Repeater only appear in this mode. Reversed Repeaters appear in almost every Vasebreaker level starting with To the Left. The only Vasebreaker levels they do not appear in are Vasebreaker and Hokey Pokey.

Plants vs. Zombies Adventures

Repeater is obtained after the player reclaims The Fitness Lot. It still shoots two peas each time, but each Repeater's pea does two damage, making it can do four damage per shot. It only requires 100 sun in this game.

Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time

Repeater is obtained after beating Ancient Egypt - Day 19. Its function is still the same as it was when it appeared in Plants vs. Zombies.

Suburban Almanac Entry

New repeater almanac

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: It's About Time

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?"

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Repeater fires two peas at a time. Probably because, secretly, Repeater yearns for love.

Upgrades

Plants vs. Zombies

Gatling Pea is its upgrade. It can shot four peas each time.

Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time

Plant Food

When fed Plant Food, it will turn into Gatling Pea, but with a point on the top of the helmet, a corporal symbol on the armor, and the crash helmet being blue, and shoot 90 peas. At the end, it shoots a giant pea that deals 30 damage.

Level upgrade

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Level 2

Colorful Peas

Repeater has a rare chance to shoot a frozen pea (with a ratio of 1:8) and burning pea (with a ratio of 1:6).

Combat Training

Repeater has 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).

Level 3

Elemental Charge

Repeater's probability to shoot a frozen pea or a fire pea increases. In addition, it is now capable of shooting napalm pea.

Cell Activation

Repeater has another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).

Costumed

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Repeater can shoot regular peas, burning peas and frozen peas at the same time and one napalm pea when given Plant Food.

Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars

Rapid Fire: shoots a bunch of peas that deal damage 13 times and 2 big peas that deals big damage to a enemy, needs Brave Plant Food to activate.

Strategies

Plants vs. Zombies

The Repeater is a great plant to use, but can be expensive in the early part of the game. Upgrading it with the Gatling Pea to fire four shots instead of two or putting a Torchwood in front of it are both good ways to increase the damage output, although the Gatling Pea is more space efficient (if there are multiple Gatling Peas in a row, a Torchwood should also be used to maximize the damage per plant instead of having to plant twice the number of Gatling Peas for the same thing). Keep in mind, however, that the cheapest of those is the Torchwood, as it requires 25 less sun than two Repeaters.

Vasebreaker

The Repeater is very helpful for Vasebreaker levels; however, they face backwards and therefore are best used on the rightmost column. When you plant one, just keep breaking vases from that lane until all the zombies are killed or you have to plant another for a strong zombie.

Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time

This is a perfect plant to deal with zombies such as Conehead Zombies, Explorer Zombies, Prospector Zombies, and Zombie Chickens with ease. For the case of Zombie Chicken especially if you have not obtained the Lightning Reeds yet in Endless Zones, this is the best way to deal with them but remember to place them in numbers to lessen the chance of breaking through your defenses.

Repeaters may not be so useful in Endless Zones, because they only attack the first zombie and they are expensive. It can be useful between levels 1-10 in Endless Zones.

Along with Threepeaters, place Repeaters beside the Threepeaters for an even intense firepower. Another good thing is to place a Torchwood along with the two of them for a double amount of damage. With this, you can hasten the time for clearing a row full of zombies but it would've been more dangerous if you would add Pea Pod with it. You can even use this to stop horde of zombies especially in higher levels of Dead Man's Booty.

Gallery

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Trivia

General

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies

  • In the mini-game Slot Machine, there is a plant on the Slot Machine with leaves at the back like the Repeater, but what seems to be a Peashooter's head instead of a Repeater. In fact, almost every picture of a Peashooter on the website shows the back of a Repeater and in ZomBotany, pictures of the iPad show the back leaves of a Repeater on a Peashooter Zombie.
  • In Beghouled and Beghouled Twist, Repeater acts as Peashooter's upgrade; it is the most expensive upgrade, costing 1000 sun.
  • Repeater is one of four plants that has a clear love life, with the other three being Threepeater, Cactus, and Garlic.
  • In the Nintendo DS version, the Repeater rears back before shooting a pea, means that it rears back twice per firing.
  • Repeater sometimes fires once before firing twice, similar to what the Gatling Pea does.
  • It is also based on the name of a rapid-fire weapon as well, called a Repeater.
  • In the iPad version, its leaves at the back are different from the original version.
    • If one looks closely, right when planted it will face right then in a split-second it faces the left, making it look like it just realized to switch sides.

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies Adventures

  • By looking closely, the player can see that the Repeater jumps before firing.
  • Repeater is the only peashooting plant that does not keel over to one side when KO'ed as instead, it flops on its face.
  • Each pea does two normal damage shot rather than one, meaning it deals four damage in one volley.

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time

  • Repeater has two costumes in Chinese version, one is with a pole on the back, which resembles Boku No Songuku, a character in a certain Chinese TV series and the other is magician's hat.
  • By looking closely, Repeater's Gatling Pea upgrade has a blue helmet while Peashooter has it black. It also appears to have a higher rank than Peashooter.
  • Its costume in Chinese version is a reference to 孙悟空, also known as the monkey king.
  • It is the most expensive plant in Ancient Egypt.
  • The helmet which it uses during its Plant Food ability is the same as those used by the Germans in the First World War
  • When Plant Food is used on it while it is wearing its Halloween costume, the collar, the cape, part of the hair, and part of the top collar are still visible before it starts charging up to shoot its giant pea.

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