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Cactuar
サボテンダー (Sabotendā?)
FF8 Cactuar
Statistics
LevelHPLevelHP
120219274
STRMAGSTRMAG
25831
VITSPRVITSPR
1625447254
SPDEVASPDEVA
810010100
EXPAPEXPAP
1201920
Elemental affinities
Tripletriad-fire Tripletriad-thunder Tripletriad-ice Tripletriad-water
100% 100% 100% 290%
Tripletriad-wind Tripletriad-earth Tripletriad-poison Tripletriad-holy
100% 100% 20% 100%
Damage Restorative Ground Gravity
100% Absorb Damage Damage
Status resistance
Death Poison Petrify Darkness Silence
Immune 0% 30% 20% 20%
Berserk Zombie Sleep Haste Slow
Immune Immune 20% 0% 10%
Stop Regen Reflect Doom Petrifying
50% 0% 0% 20% 30%
Float Drain Confuse Eject Card
0% 0% Immune Immune 0%
Devour LV Up LV Down The End
0% 0% 0% 0%
Location Centra Continent
(Cactuar Island, Kashkabald Desert, Talle Mountains)
Ultimecia Castle
(Elevator Hall, Art Gallery)
Scan A speedy cactus of the desert. Damage always amounts to 1,000 units with its special skill, 1,000 Needles.
Class None
Card Cactuar (93.7%)
Gerogero (6.3%)
Mug (50%) Cactus Thorn x2 (100%)
Item Drop (99%)
Cactus Thorn (69.5%)
Cactus Thorn x2 (19.9%)
Cactus Thorn x3 (5.9%)
Lightweight x2 (4.7%)
Cactus Thorn (50%)
Cactus Thorn x2 (44.5%)
Cactus Thorn x3 (5.5%)
Card Drop (3.5%) Cactuar
Draw Haste
Devour Tastes okay...
Abilities 1000 Needles, Escaped...
Other information -If cactuar escapes, no AP, EXP or dropped items will be left.
Cactuar
サボテンダー (Sabotendā?)
FF8 Cactuar
Statistics
LevelHPLevelHP
2028029342
STRMAGSTRMAG
9331145
VITSPRVITSPR
4925465254
SPDEVASPDEVA
1110012100
EXPAPEXPAP
20202920
Elemental affinities
Tripletriad-fire Tripletriad-thunder Tripletriad-ice Tripletriad-water
100% 100% 100% 290%
Tripletriad-wind Tripletriad-earth Tripletriad-poison Tripletriad-holy
100% 100% 20% 100%
Damage Restorative Ground Gravity
100% Absorb Damage Damage
Status resistance
Death Poison Petrify Darkness Silence
Immune 0% 30% 20% 20%
Berserk Zombie Sleep Haste Slow
Immune Immune 20% 0% 10%
Stop Regen Reflect Doom Petrifying
50% 0% 0% 20% 30%
Float Drain Confuse Eject Card
0% 0% Immune Immune 0%
Devour LV Up LV Down The End
0% 0% 0% 0%
Location Centra Continent
(Cactuar Island, Kashkabald Desert, Talle Mountains)
Ultimecia Castle
(Elevator Hall, Art Gallery)
Scan A speedy cactus of the desert. Damage always amounts to 1,000 units with its special skill, 1,000 Needles.
Class None
Card Cactuar (93.7%)
Gerogero (6.3%)
Mug (50%) Cactus Thorn x2 (89.5%)
Cactus Thorn x3 (10.5%)
Item Drop (99%)
Cactus Thorn (69.5%)
Cactus Thorn x2 (19.9%)
Cactus Thorn x4 (5.9%)
Lightweight x4 (4.7%)
Cactus Thorn (50%)
Cactus Thorn x2 (44.5%)
Cactus Thorn x4 (5.5%)
Card Drop (3.5%) Cactuar
Draw Haste
Devour Delicious!!!
Abilities 1000 Needles, Escaped...
Other information -If cactuar escapes, no AP, EXP or dropped items will be left.
Cactuar
サボテンダー (Sabotendā?)
FF8 Cactuar
Statistics
LevelHPLevelHP
303501001,400
STRMAGSTRMAG
124727134
VITSPRVITSPR
66254189254
SPDEVASPDEVA
1210021100
EXPAPEXPAP
302010020
Elemental affinities
Tripletriad-fire Tripletriad-thunder Tripletriad-ice Tripletriad-water
100% 100% 100% 290%
Tripletriad-wind Tripletriad-earth Tripletriad-poison Tripletriad-holy
100% 100% 20% 100%
Damage Restorative Ground Gravity
100% Absorb Damage Damage
Status resistance
Death Poison Petrify Darkness Silence
Immune 0% 30% 20% 20%
Berserk Zombie Sleep Haste Slow
Immune Immune 20% 0% 10%
Stop Regen Reflect Doom Petrifying
50% 0% 0% 20% 30%
Float Drain Confuse Eject Card
0% 0% Immune Immune 0%
Devour LV Up LV Down The End
0% 0% 0% 0%
Location Centra Continent
(Cactuar Island, Kashkabald Desert, Talle Mountains)
Ultimecia Castle
(Elevator Hall, Art Gallery)
Scan A speedy cactus of the desert. Damage always amounts to 1,000 units with its special skill, 1,000 Needles.
Class None
Card Cactuar (93.7%)
Gerogero (6.3%)
Mug (50%) Cactus Thorn x3 (89.5%)
Cactus Thorn x4 (10.5%)
Item Drop (99%)
Cactus Thorn x2 (69.5%)
Cactus Thorn x3 (19.9%)
Cactus Thorn x4 (5.9%)
Jet Engine (4.7%)
Cactus Thorn x2 (50%)
Cactus Thorn x3 (44.5%)
Cactus Thorn x4 (5.5%)
Card Drop (3.5%) Cactuar
Draw Haste
Devour Refreshing!
Abilities 1000 Needles, Escaped...
Other information -If cactuar escapes, no AP, EXP or dropped items will be left.
See also: Cactuar

Cactuar is an enemy in Final Fantasy VIII.

It is possible to reach Cactuar Island with Balamb Garden because a small portion of the Kashkabald Desert is part of Cactuar Island, which itself is currently inaccessible (one cannot fight Jumbo Cactuar like this). To reach this area of the world map one must pilot Balamb Garden to a small gap in the mountain range surrounding the south of the desert and proceed on foot.

StatsEdit

BattleEdit

Cactuar is a fast enemy, and is likely to escape before anyone can attack if the party has low speed stats. The 1000 Needles attack ignores evade and status effects such as Protect and Defend, and will inflict 1,000 HP every time. Cactuars are immune against Quistis's Degenerator and Selphie's Rapture. Cactuars grant 20 AP when killed, making them good prey for learning new GF abilities.

Odin never appears when fighting Cactuars.

StrategyEdit

Cactuars are weak against Water, so Water spells or summoning Leviathan work well. Although Cactuars have massive evasion, Squall's 255% accuracy guarantees him a hit. Selphie is the only other character who can attain a natural 255% accuracy with her Strange Vision ultimate weapon. The other characters can boost their accuracy with junctions. Junctioning Water spells to attack makes them deal double damage as well.

The Initiative ability lets the user start the battle with a full ATB gauge. One strategic setup is junctioning Initiative to Squall, Irvine, or Quistis and have them use Limit Breaks that damage all enemies, i.e. Fated Circle, Scatter Shot, or Ultra Waves.

Triple TriadEdit

Cactuar
TTCactuar Element None
Refine 1 refines into 1 Cactus Thorn
Drop Cactuar
Card Cactuar
Level 3 (Monster Card) Win N/A


Other appearancesEdit

Chocobo WorldEdit

CWCactuar

In Chocobo World, Cactuar is one of Boko's friends and assists him on his quest to find MiniMog, and later on in his quest to save Koko. He helps by finding items for them to use throughout the game.

GalleryEdit

EtymologyEdit

[view  · edit  · purge]Its Japanese name is derived from mixing the Japanese word for cactus (サボテン, saboten?) and the English word "pretender".

Related EnemiesEdit

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