Peppino from Vampire Survivors.

Vampire Survivors: How to Unlock the Secret Tree Character

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Key Takeaway

The secret tree character, Peppino, can be unlocked by using the Celestial Dusting on the plants in Il Molise. This heals the plants instead of damaging them. Once you heal 100,000 worth of health, the character is unlocked.

Vampire Survivors has a bizarre tree character that players can play as. This character is Peppino. There are a couple of steps you’ll need to take to unlock this strange and unique character, unless you use the secret menu.

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    Unlock O’Sole First

    Before you can unlock Peppino, you’ll need to unlock O’Sole first. O’Sole is a dog that wields a weapon called the Celestial Dusting. You’ll need this weapon later on to actually unlock Peppino.

    To unlock O’Sole, you’ll need to defeat over 3,000 Dragon Shrimp enemies. These are found in the Gallo Tower.

    Fighting enemies in Gallo Tower, including Dragon Shrimps.

    Alternatively, you can go to the Secret menu after obtaining the Forbidden Scrolls of Morbane. Input the spell “reset” to unlock O’Sole.

    Healing Plants to Unlock The Tree Character

    After unlocking O’Sole, start a run at the Il Molise stage. Using the Celestial Dusting on the plants here heals them instead of damaging them.

    O'Sole in Il Molise.

    Once you’ve healed 100,000 worth of HP, you’ll unlock the game’s secret tree character, Peppino.

    If you don’t want to go through the steps mentioned above, you can use the secret menu to unlock Peppino using the spell pinociampino.

    Playing as Peppino

    Playing as Peppino in Vampire Survivors.

    Playing as Peppino certainly feels highly different at first compared to the other characters. For one, Peppino has a negative movement speed at the start of the run.

    If the movement speed stat isn’t boosted by the MoveSpeed powerup, the Wings passive item, or an Arcana, Peppino will literally be unable to move around. It’ll simply stand there, as firm and steady as a tree.

    Peppino’s starting weapon is the Soul Eater, the evolution of Garlic. This starting weapon generates a pulse surrounding Peppino, damaging those who step inside it. This is perfect given the character’s immobility.

    It also starts with a -60% Area. However, the stat increases by 10% each time you reach levels 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, and 21.

    Peppino can be a perfect character for those who want to AFK (away from keyboard) farm. Level up Peppino and give it the proper weapons and passive items to crowd control, draw in experience gems and coins, and leave it alone to gather gold coins for you.