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The Cactuar is an enemy from Final Fantasy IX found on the Outer Continent's Donna Plains and the Forgotten Continent's Mainland. It will hide underground when attacked. While underground, it will cast Confuse and Counter all attacks with 1000 Needles. If killed while underground, it will still counterattack before dying. It is safer to wait until it either burrows above ground or escapes.

It is recommended to do high damage-dealing attacks when it is underground, or have everyone defend and Vivi use Focus. Iai Strike, LV5 Death and Odin can defeat a Cactuar with ease, and so can Fire-elemental attacks such as Fira and Ifrit. Heat and Freeze are also effective.

Quina can learn 1000 Needles from eating a Cactuar, which is reasonably powerful when it is first encountered.

StatsEdit

Final Fantasy IX enemy stats
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Location Class Eat Other information
Outer Continent, Forgotten Continent None 1,000 Needles None
Stats
Level HP MP Strength Defense
30 1,939 1,018 15 5
Evade Magic Magic Def Magic Eva Attack
4 15 5 5 42
Spirit Speed EXP Gil AP
24 25 4,208 1,021 2 - 3
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Thunder Water
150% 100% 100% -100%Absorbs
Wind Earth Holy Shadow Healing
100% 100% 100% 100% -100%Absorbs
Statuses and immunities
Petrify Venom Virus Silence Darkness Trouble Zombie Death Confuse Berserk
- - Immune Immune - - - - Immune Immune
Stop Auto-Life Poison Sleep Regen Haste Slow Float Shell Protect
- Immune - - - - - Immune - -
Heat Freeze Vanish Doom Mini Reflect Gradual Petrify Eat Scan Gravity
- - Immune - - - - - Immune Immune
Items
Steal Item dropped Card dropped [12.5%]
[100%] Phoenix Down
[25%] Tent
[6.25%] Nothing
[0.39%] Ether
[100%] Hi-Potion
[37.5%] Phoenix Down
[12.5%] Tent
[0.39%] Ether
Cactuar
Abilities
Abilities Eat
Head Attack, Confuse, Haste, 1,000 Needles, Appearance, Hide 1,000 Needles

Tetra Master Edit

Tetra Master
Card024

#024
Location: Lindblum, Business District "Young Lady"


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Etymology Edit

Sabotender (サボテンダー, Sabotendā?) is derived from mixing the Japanese word for cactus (サボテン, saboten?) and the English word "pretender" (プリテンダー, puritendā?).