How to Unlock Peppino Secret Character in Vampire Survivors

People like to play "no movement" challenges anyway, LOL.

Peppino is one of the coolest secret characters in Vampire Survivors, ideal for the “no move” challenge because it’s a tree. Here’s how to solve the riddle “How to be a Good Boy in Il Molise” and Unlock Peppino in Vampire Survivors.

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How to Be a Good Boy in Il Molise in Vampire Survivors – Solution

First of all, you will need to unlock the dog character O’Sole Meeo. Then, you also need to have the Il Molise stage unlocked. Now that you’ve done that, pick O’Sole Meeo and head to Il Molise Bonus Stage. Technically speaking, you can use any other character, but then you must buy the Celestial Dusting weapon from the Merchant.

The critical task for unlocking Peppino is to HEAL plants around the Il Molise stage for 100,000 with Celestial Dusting. This is, unironically, easiest to do if you put a paperweight on any of the direction keys (on PC) and just let the character roam free around the map for a while (you’ll notice a lot of green 1s as you run, which indicates that healing is successful). I did this in one run and didn’t notice any audible or visible indicators when completed – I just opened the character selection menu after the run and saw that Peppino was purchasable.

Peppino Stats and Abilities in Vampire Survivors

The stats of Peppino aren’t that amazing. Here are the default stats of Peppino (be mindful that I’ve bought all PowerUps, so the movement speed is not 0 (-100%). If you do not buy the movement speed PowerUp before the run, you won’t be able to move with Peppino unless you somehow roll and level up Wings).

Peppino starts with Soul Eater and has a temporarily reduced area at the start of the run (this is so you can actually kill something in your range and get your XP gems). The Soul Eater seems like a perfect and poetic weapon for Peppino, as the hearts simulate the tree extracting nutrients from the soil around it to grow further.

Is Peppino Good in Vampire Survivors?

Peppino is not very high on our Character Tier List, but there is some comic appeal to playing Peppino. Trees don’t have blood; why would vampires want to attack a tree? (spoiler alert: there are no vampires in this game, yet). We can also toss pianos and coffins across the map, so this follows suit regarding the chaos it brings to the game. You can also unlock the Christmas Tree Halloween costume for Peppino.

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Nikola L
Nikola has been a Staff Writer at Prima Games since May 2022. He has been gaming since being able to hold an Amiga 500 joystick on his own, back in the early 90s (when gaming was really good!). Nikola has helped organize dozens of gaming events and tournaments and has been professionally attached to gaming since 2009.