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For other uses, see Repeater (disambiguation).

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

About

For more information about this character, see Repeater.

Repeater is obtained after beating Level 1-8, and is the last non-mushroom plant received 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.

Almanac entry

Repeater-Almanac
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

Upgrades

Gatling Pea1

Gatling Pea is Repeater's upgrade. Costing $5000 to buy and 250 Sun to plant, Gatling Pea is capable of shooting four peas at a time.

Strategies

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.

Vasebreaker

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.

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.
Morticulturalist
Morticulturalist
Collect all 49 plants.

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Trivia

  • Sometimes,a Repeater will shoot one pea once before shooting two peas. If this happend,the Repeater will shoot the pea immediatly.
  • 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.

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

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