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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, A.K.A repeating itself, and repeats its own speech in Plants vs. Zombies 2's almanac entry. It's name also has the word pea in it, referring to how it's a peashooting plant.

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 $5000.

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

Repeater

SUN COST: 200
RECHARGE: Fast

TOUGHNESS: Typical
DAMAGE: Moderate

RANGE: Straight
PLANT FOOD POWER: Duration

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

Level Seed packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge
(Fast)
Toughness
(Typical)
Damage per projectile
(Moderate)
Projectile
Velocity
Plant Food Power
(Duration)
Range
1 0 0 200 5 seconds 3 bites 1 nds Normal 2.5 seconds Straight
2 3 50 200 4.5 seconds 3.5 bites 1.25 nds 2.5 seconds
3 10 200 175 4.5 seconds 4 bites 1.5 nds 2.5 seconds
4 25 1,500 175 4.5 seconds 4.5 bites 1.75 nds 2.5 seconds
5 50 2,000 175 4.5 seconds 5 bites 2 nds +1.6x 2.5 seconds
6 75 3,000 175 4 seconds 5.5 bites 2.25 nds 2.5 seconds
7 100 4,000 175 4 seconds 6 bites 2.5 nds 2.75 seconds
8 125 5,000 175 4 seconds 6.5 bites 2.75 nds 2.75 seconds
9 175 6,000 175 4 seconds 7 bites 3 nds 2.75 seconds
10 225 8,000 150 3.5 seconds 7.5 bites 3.25 nds 2.75 seconds
11 300 10,000 150 3.5 seconds 8 bites 3.5 nds 2.75 seconds
12 350 15,000 150 3.5 seconds 8.5 bites 3.75 nds 2.75 seconds
13 350 20,000 150 3.5 seconds 9 bites 4 nds +2.2x 3 seconds
14 400 25,000 150 3 seconds 9 bites 4.25 nds 3 seconds
15 450 30,000 150 3 seconds 9 bites 4.5 nds 3 seconds
16 500 35,000 125 3 seconds 9 bites 4.75 nds 3 seconds
17 550 40,000 125 3 seconds 9 bites 5 nds 3 seconds
18 600 45,000 125 3 seconds 9 bites 5.25 nds 3.25 seconds
19 700 50,000 125 3 seconds 9 bites 5.5 nds 3.25 seconds
20 800 55,000 100 2.5 seconds 9 bites 5.5 nds 3.25 seconds

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).


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.

However, one should always be careful; since the Repeater is firing backwards, it's actually firing its bullets slower at the zombies, since its peas are not going against the zombies and in the opposing direction, but its going along with them and in the same direction. Thusly, one should always use caution when using the reverse Repeaters.

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.

A Repeater's Plant Food upgrade with the help of Torchwood's fire can kill a normal Gargantuar (90*2=180), and if it is helped with Torchwood's napalm fire can even kill a Jurassic Gargantuar. Note that the Imp can also absorb some peas, but it is not important since the Gargantuar will be shrunken into a normal zombie.

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.
  • In some Vasebreaker levels, a backwards repeater will come out of vases. It works similar to a regular Repeater, but kills zombies from behind, similar to the Split Pea.

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 is 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 2
Player's House Peashooter · Sunflower · Wall-nut · Potato Mine
Ancient Egypt Cabbage-pult · 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
Epic Quests Gold Bloom · Electric Currant · Aloe
Premium
Money Snow Pea · Power Lily · Torchwood · Imitater · Starfruit · Chomper · Sap-fling · Toadstool · Strawburst · Cactus · Electric Blueberry · Jack O' Lantern · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Blooming Heart · Escape Root · Wasabi Whip · Explode-O-Nut · Kiwibeast · Bombegranate · Apple Mortar · Witch Hazel · Parsnip · Missile Toe · Hot Date · Caulipower
Gems Squash · Jalapeno · Hypno-shroom · Pea-nut · Ghost Pepper · Homing Thistle · Sweet Potato · Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Lava Guava · Shrinking Violet · Dandelion
Others Marigold

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