The Cactoid is an enemy in Final Fantasy XII. It is not a threat, and is docile until attacked. The main difference between the Cactoid and the Cactite is that the Cactoid has a few cactus balls stacked on top of its head. However, there are Cactoids with the appearance of a Cactite found near the water in The Yoma area north of the outpost near the Banks of Nebra. Two Cactoids are also fought in the Zodiac versions' Trial ModeStage 3.
Being a mischievous, mean-spirited beastie, mercifully lacking the intelligence to do any real damage. Sproutlings are called cactites. A rare strain is notable for its proclivity to sprout a scarlet blossom; that being seldom seen, of the highest value, and considered a sign of miraculous good fortune by sensitive young lovers with a tolerance for needles.
Ye adventurers only beginning on your travels: your first task should well be the collection of 1,000 needles from the fickle cactoid. Upon plucking this collection, you will find yourself not only the proud owner of a bundle of needles, but possessed of great experience in interminable combat withal, and, should you sell it, a pittance of coin. If making a bundle exceeds your capabilities, the adventurer is urged to reconsider his or her vocation and take up employ about town. Adventuring is not all fun and games, mark you.