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Dr. Chester is a Scientist variant in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. His Cheese Blaster deals 30 damage and has a very short-ranged attack, like the Chemist and Zoologist, but can shoot at a very fast speed. His weapon has eight ammunition. He is obtained by opening the Dr. Chester Character Pack.

Stickerbook description

Most Zombie Scientists choose to specialize in Neurology. They’re not really good at it, but it means they don’t have to pack a lunch when they go to work. Dr. Chester is different. He has a PhD in Cheeseology. How delicious is that?!

Primary weapon

The Cheese Blaster is the primary weapon of the Dr. Chester. It has a very limited range and is fully automatic. It has a 6 ammo clip (8 when upgraded) and deals 25 damage for every shot (30 when upgraded). All his weapon upgrades are given to you upon unlocking him.

Abilities

Left abilities
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Sticky Explody Ball
Sticky Explody Ball is an explosive ball which explodes when an enemy plant is in a meter radius. It deals 50 damage.
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Mega Heal Bomb
An alternate ability of Sticky Explody Ball, Mega Heal Bomb is a huge ball like the Sticky Explody Ball with a bigger radius. Heals all zombies in its radius by 50 health.
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Sticky Cheetah Ball
An alternate ability of Sticky Explody Ball, Sticky Cheetah Ball is orange in color with black spots, deals 75 damage.
Center abilities
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Warp
With Warp, the player teleports a few meters forward in a straight line. The player deviates upward to go upstairs, small fences, etc.
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Energy Warp
An alternate ability of Warp, Energy Warp allows the Scientist to transform into pure energy (he is invincible in this state). The Scientist is able to travel freely but cannot jump or attack. It also gains a small speed boost.
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Cheesy Warp
An alternate ability of Warp, Cheesy Warp has the same use as Warp but deals 30 damage to all plants after reaching its destination.
Right abilities
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Zombie Heal Station
The Zombie Heal Station heals all zombies within its radius.
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Armored Heal Station
An alternate ability of Zombie Heal Station, Armored Heal Station heals at a slower rate than the Zombie Health Station, and self-destructs the same time as the Zombie Heal Station. Its incredible size allows players to jump on it to get to most buildings.
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Cheetah Heal Station
An alternate ability of Zombie Heal Station, Cheetah Heal Station heals at a faster rate, but also self-destructs faster.

Weapon upgrades

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Crunch Capacitor

An accelerated crunch capacitor has improved reload times in ways he can't quite comprehend.

More Cheesy Cheese

Unprecedented advances in cheese compression technology have resulted in increased ammo capacity.

Energized Energy

A new, extra-energized energy conversion technique for increased damage.

Unlocking

Initially, you had to buy a specially marked package of Cheetos at a Target store and redeem an included code. However, everyone who owns the game as of September 5, 2014, can get him and Chester Chomper, their abilities, and upgrades for free. He and Chester Chomper do not return in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 as they are both promotional characters.

Strategies

As

Dr. Chester is very similar to the Chemist; he excels at close-range combat but is useless at medium to long range. His weapon is fully automatic and does not deal as much damage as Chemist in exchange. Use Warp or Energy Warp, preferably Cheesy Warp (which deals 30 damage), to get close to plants. Then attack them. Sticky Cheetah Balls work well with Dr. Chester as they are the only way to deal damage from afar and will deal 75 damage. A good strategy is to throw these into groups of plants, which will weaken (or vanquish) those near them when they go off, and then Warp towards them to finish them off with the Cheese Blaster. It takes one minute for both Sticky Cheetah Balls to recharge (30 seconds for each ball). Leave long-range combat to your teammates, as you will certainly lose if you try to engage with a Cactus in long-range combat.

Against

Attack Dr. Chester from long to medium range. He is useless from these ranges and can easily be vanquished with critical hits. Like all other Scientist variants, he has 100 health, so a fully charged headshot from Future Cactus will instantly vanquish him. As a Cactus, you can use the Garlic Drone, as he cannot shoot it down due to his very limited range. As you shoot him with the drone's Needle Shot, there is nothing he can do. If he or some of his teammates are crowded around a Zombie Heal Station, use the Corn Strike to make quick work of them. Do not let him get close to you, as you will likely be vanquished in seconds. As a Peashooter, vanquish him from afar using the Pea Gatling, which will take him out very fast (if you land your shots on him). If he gets too close, use Hyper to run away. If Hyper is not available, throw a Chili Bean Bomb against the nearest wall, and it may take him out, as he might not see it coming, or may have wasted his Warp(s) getting to you. As a Chomper, Goop him so he is not able to Warp away, and then vanquish him with the Burrow. If you cannot Burrow or use a Spikeweed, Goop him and then repeatedly chomp him or get behind him to instantly vanquish him. While he will probably repeatedly shoot you as well, the Chomper has more health than any Scientist. As a Sunflower, use Sunbeam or Solar Flare Beam to vanquish him quickly.

Update history

Legends of the Lawn DLC

  • Ammo clip was increased by 2.
  • Increased damage.

Related achievements

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Stuck on You
As a Scientist, Vanquish 10 Players with the Sticky Explody Ball
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Hunting Season
Vanquish 100 Soldiers, 100 Scientists, 100 Engineers and 100 All Stars

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In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Dr. Chester
France French Dr Chester
Germany German Dr. Chester
Italy Italian Dottor Chester
Japan Japanese Dr.チェスター
Brazil Brazilian Portuguese Dr. Chester
Spain Spanish Dr. Chester


Trivia

  • In Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, the Zoologist is a re-skinned Dr. Chester, without the unique abilities and with more range.
  • He is the only promotional zombie variant, as all of the other promotional variants are of plant classes.
  • Despite his absence in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, his weapon (the Cheese Blaster) and his exclusive abilities are still residing within the game's code and can be accessed via modding; this also applies to the other promotional characters.
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