- For other uses, see Threepeater (disambiguation).
Threepeater is a recurring character within the Plants vs. Zombies franchise. Like Peashooter, they are a peashooting plant who fires Peas in front of them, but can also fire peas in the lanes above and below them.
As of Plants vs. Zombies 3, Threepeater has appeared in three games.
Like most other pea-shooting plants, Threepeater is based on the pea plant (Pisum sativum). Its name is a portmanteau of "three", because it shoots 3 peas, and "Repeater", because it shoots more than a single pea at once like Repeater.
- Main article: Threepeater (PvZ)
Threepeater's first appearance was in the original Plants vs. Zombies game, as well as most Chinese spin-off games based on it. In this game, they are unlocked after beating Level 3-2 and fire three peas, one in their lane and one in row above them and below them. Threepeater is the most expensive non upgrade plant in the game.
Oddly enough, in the DS version of the game, Threepeater fires two peas in their row rather than just one, technically making them a Fourpeater.
- Main article: Threepeater (PvZ2)
Threepeater returns in Plants vs. Zombies 2, now being 25 sun cheaper compared to the first game and is unlocked after beating Pirate Seas - Day 14. Threepeater faces competition in this game from Dusk Lobber and Apple Mortar, both cheaper than it with additional effects along with attacking in 3 lanes like they do. Dusk Lobber however needs another plant to achieve this while Apple Mortar is a premium plant, giving Threepeater some advantages over the two.
- Main article: Threepeater (PvZH)
Threepeater's latest appearance is in the turn-based mobile card game Plants vs. Zombies Heroes as a Basic Common plant in the Smarty class. They cost 5, have 1/5 stats and their ability is like the mainline games, attacking in its lane and those adjacent to it, similar to the Splash Damage trait, except all their shots can hit the zombie hero.
Due to its cost and class, Threepeater can struggle to find use in most decks, to the point that they are usually only usable in Green Shadow decks with the help of Torchwood and The Podfather to raise its low 1 strength to something higher and more efficient.
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Threepeater.
- It is one of the only plants that has at least three heads in the series, the others being Snake Grass, Pea Pod, Bowling Bulb, Three-Headed Chomper, Lily of the Valley, Triplet Sunflower, and Hydrangea.
- When a zombie is on the first lane or third lane of its attack range and is too near to it, it will keep shooting peas (even when there are no other zombies), but the peas will not actually hurt the zombie.