- For other uses, see Repeater (disambiguation).
- Not to be confused with Twopeater.
Repeater is a recurring character within the Plants vs. Zombies franchise. Repeater is effectively two Peashooters in one, costing the same amount as two Peashooters and firing two peas at a time rather than just one.
As of Plants vs. Zombies 3, Repeater has appeared in seven games.
- 1 Origins
- 2 History
- 3 Gallery
- 4 Trivia
- 5 See also
Like most other pea-shooting plants, the Repeater is based on the the pea 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 name and ability of "repeating" his attack.
- Main article: Repeater (PvZ)
In the original Plants vs. Zombies game, as well as all Chinese spin-off games based on it, Repeater is the last Day plant introduced. He is a peashooting plant like Peashooter, costing twice as much as them and firing twice as many peas at a time, making him two Peashooters in one.
In the two Beghouled mini-games, the player is able to upgrade all Peashooters on the lawn into Repeaters for the cost 1000 sun obtained by matching plants. In the Vasebreaker puzzles, there is also the left facing Reverse Repeater which fires backwards right to left instead of left to right, effectively acting as a Split Pea without the ability to fire forwards.
Repeater himself also has an upgrade plant, Gatling Pea, who costs $5000 in in-game currency to obtain from Crazy Dave's Twiddydinkies and 250 Sun to plant. Gatling Pea must be planted over a pre-existing Repeater in order to actually be planted. Gatling Pea is effectively four Peashooters in one rather than just two, firing four peas at a time.
- Main article: Repeater (PvZA)
Repeater made a reappearance in PopCap's ill-fated Facebook game Plants vs. Zombies Adventures, surprisingly not as Peashooter's VIP counterpart. However, he is still comparable to one, being a straight upgrade to Peashooter, costing the same amount of sun as them and still firing two peas, which each deal twice as much damage as a single pea in this game, making him deal four times the damage of a regular Peashooter per attack.
- Main article: Repeater (PvZ2)
In Plants vs. Zombies 2, Repeater retains his ability as two Peashooters in one, being unlocked after beating Ancient Egypt - Day 19. Repeater faces competition from Fire Peashooter, who deals the same damage while being 25 Sun cheaper.
He is a member of the Appease-mint family, who lets his peas deal an additional 120 DPS while they're out and his Plant Food ability lets him fire a burst of 90 peas before firing one large pea, dealing 600 damage to the zombie hit by it.
- Main article: Pea Repeater
Repeater next appears in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare as the Potted Plant Pea Repeater. Like the mainline games, they are basically two Pea Cannons in one, firing two peas at once. While he is called Pea Repeater when obtained in the Sticker Shop, both the Stickerbook and his when vanquished screen refers to him as simply "Repeater".
- Main article: Pea line
Repeater appeared in the Chinese-exclusive turn-based game Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars. Here, he was the second plant in the Pea line, evolving from Peashooter and evolved into Gatling Pea. He attacked zombies by firing two peas at them.
His active ability was Pea Barrage, which dealt 480 extra damage to the closest enemy in their lane while his passive ability was Fire Fighter, which let him deal 50% more damage if a plant from the Stump line was present on the lawn.
Repeater and the Pea line as a whole also serve as the flagship plant line for Brave type plants, and were one of the first plant lines the player unlocked in the game.
- Main article: Repeater (PvZH)
Repeater also appears in the turn-based mobile card game Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, here as a Basic Common plant in the Mega-Grow class. He costs 3, has 2, 2, is in the Pea tribe and has the Double Strike trait.
Being a Basic card, Repeater is quite simple with his main defining feature being his Double Strike trait, which allows him to do a bonus attack should he survive his attacking turn.
- Main article: Peashooter (PvZ3)
Repeater reappears in Plants vs. Zombies 3, where he makes a cameo as Peashooter's Tacobility. When fed a taco in-between rounds, Peashooter will transform into a Repeater and, like in the other games in the main series, will fire two peas at a time as opposed to one.
Unlike in the rest of the series, Peashooter's Tacobility can be upgraded, allowing Repeater to fire even more than two peas at a time.
In Plants vs. Zombies 2: Guardian, he is referred to and attacks like a Peashooter despite looking like an average Repeater. His role in most games is often filled in by the original plant Twopeater despite the redundancy due to being functionally identical to Repeater.
In Plants vs. Zombies 2: League, he is the upgrade to the Peashooter, having 130 points of health, 9 for damage and 250 for range.
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Repeater.
- 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.
- They were intended to look even more similar, as Peashooter's original design had Repeater's set of leaves.
- Even though the Peashooter from the Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare games is supposed to be the standard Peashooter from the mainline games, he more closely resembles Repeater due to the inclusion of extra leaves and eyebrows.