For other uses, see Repeater (disambiguation).

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


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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. His name also refers to the fact that he shoots two peas at once, repeating himself. Plus, his name has the word "pea" in it, referring to how he's a peashooting plant.

Repeater repeating his own speech in Plants vs. Zombies 2's Almanac entry is a play on his his name and ability of "repeating" his attack.


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. He 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. He remains unchanged from his incarnation in the first game. In Beghouled, the Repeater is the upgrade of Peashooter. He costs 2000 sun. The repeater can be further upgraded into stronger plants.

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

Almanac entry

New repeater almanac

Almanac entry of Repeater

Plants vs. Zombies


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

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




RANGE: Straight

FAMILY: Appease-mint

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)



    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.


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 turning red for a second, it fires a giant pea that deals 600 damage.

Appease-mint effect

When boosted by Appease-mint, Repeater's peas deal an additional 120 DPS.

Level upgrade

Level Seed packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge
Plant Food Power
Plant Food Power
1 0 0 200 5 seconds 300 dps 20 dps Normal 20 dps 2.5 seconds Straight
2 3 50 200 4.5 seconds 350 dps 25 dps 2.5 seconds
3 10 200 175 4.5 seconds 400 dps 30 dps 2.5 seconds
4 25 1,500 175 4.5 seconds 450 dps 35 dps 2.5 seconds
5 50 2,000 175 4.5 seconds 500 dps 40 dps +1.6x 2.5 seconds
6 75 3,000 175 4 seconds 550 dps 45 dps 2.5 seconds
7 100 4,000 175 4 seconds 600 dps 50 dps 25 dps 2.75 seconds
8 125 5,000 175 4 seconds 650 dps 55 dps 2.75 seconds
9 175 6,000 175 4 seconds 700 dps 60 dps 2.75 seconds
10 225 8,000 150 3.5 seconds 750 dps 65 dps 2.75 seconds
11 300 10,000 150 3.5 seconds 800 dps 70 dps 2.75 seconds
12 350 15,000 150 3.5 seconds 850 dps 75 dps 2.75 seconds
13 350 20,000 150 3.5 seconds 900 dps 80 dps +2.2x 3 seconds
14 400 25,000 150 3 seconds 85 dps 3 seconds
15 450 30,000 150 3 seconds 90 dps 3 seconds
16 500 35,000 125 3 seconds 95 dps 30 dps 3 seconds
17 550 40,000 125 3 seconds 100 dps 3 seconds
18 600 45,000 125 3 seconds 105 dps 3.25 seconds
19 700 50,000 125 3 seconds 110 dps 3.25 seconds
20 800 55,000 100 2.5 seconds 110 dps 3.25 seconds

*Per projectile

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.
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.
Cell Activation
Repeater gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Repeater may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Repeater gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).

Costumed (China only)

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


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, costing less than 2 Peashooters, and a 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.


In Vasebreaker, Repeater is unique in that it will only appear as a backward facing variant, just like the back head of a Split Pea. 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 peas slower at the zombies, since its peas are not going against the zombies and in the opposing direction, but instead goes along with them in the same direction. Because of this, one should always use caution when using the reverse Repeaters.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

While Repeater has not changed much during the transition to the new game, the loss of fire peas' 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 but 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 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.

Related achievements

Don't Pea in the Pool
Don't Pea in the Pool
Complete a Daytime Pool level without using Peashooters of any kind.
Collect all 49 plants.


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  • He looks almost identical to Peashooter, with the differences being the multiple leaves on the back of his head and eyebrows that give off an angry or annoyed appearance.
  • Even though the Peashooter from Garden Warfare 2 is supposed to be a reincarnation of the Peashooter from the phone games, he more resembles the Repeater.

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies

  • Sometimes, a newly planted Repeater shoots one pea before shooting two peas.
  • In the iOS version, his leaves at the back are different from the original version.
  • In some Vasebreaker levels, a backwards Repeater will come out of vases. He 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, his Almanac entry is different. It is a reference to the fact that he was a money premium plant.

See also

V · T · E
Plants (Tower defense)
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 · Giant Sunflower · Giant Marigold · Sprout · Reverse Repeater

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