For other uses, see Repeater (disambiguation).

Repeater is a peashooting plant appearing in Plants vs. Zombies 2. He costs 200 sun, twice the amount of a normal Peashooter and fires twice as many peas.

About

For more information about this character, see Repeater.

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. He can be further upgraded into stronger plants.

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

Almanac entry

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

Repeater

SUN COST: 200
RECHARGE: 5

TOUGHNESS: 300
DAMAGE: 20

RANGE: Straight
PLANT FOOD POWER: Duration

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)

    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

Plant Food effect

Plant Food ability (animated)

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.

Costumed (China only)

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

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
(Fast)
Toughness
(Typical)
Damage*
(Moderate)
Projectile
Velocity
Plant Food Power
(Damage)*
Plant Food Power
(Duration)
Range
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.png Repeater Upgrade 1.png
Colorful Peas
Repeater gains a 12.5% chance to shoot a frozen pea, and a 16.667% chance to shoot a burning pea.
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Combat Training
Repeater gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New.png Repeater Upgrade 2.png
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.png
Cell Activation
Repeater gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New.png AbilityAwakendIcon.png
Ability Awaken
Repeater may be boosted when planted.
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Fighting Power
Repeater gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).


Strategies

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 number 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 his profile throughout the games, he 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 he is helped with Torchwood's napalm fire, he 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.

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Trivia

  • 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.
  • Formerly 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

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Plants (Tower defense)
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