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VIII

Cactuar
サボテンダー (Sabotendā?)
FF8 Cactuar
Statistics
LevelHP0.1(Lv)² + 2(Lv) + 200LevelHP0.1(Lv)² + 2(Lv) + 200
120219274
STR([1.5(Lv)] - [(Lv)² / 200] + 8) / 4MAG([5.5(Lv)] + [(Lv) / 3] - [(Lv)² / 160] + 18) / 4STR([1.5(Lv)] - [(Lv)² / 200] + 8) / 4MAG([5.5(Lv)] + [(Lv) / 3] - [(Lv)² / 160] + 18) / 4
25831
VIT((Lv) / 4) - [(Lv) / 2] + 2(Lv) + 14SPR((Lv) / 240) - (Lv) + (Lv) + 254VIT((Lv) / 4) - [(Lv) / 2] + 2(Lv) + 14SPR((Lv) / 240) - (Lv) + (Lv) + 254
1625447254
SPD((Lv) / 4) - [(Lv) / 8] + 8EVA100SPD((Lv) / 4) - [(Lv) / 8] + 8EVA100
810010100
EXP(Lv)²APEXP(Lv)²AP
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
LevelHP0.1(Lv)² + 2(Lv) + 200LevelHP0.1(Lv)² + 2(Lv) + 200
2028029342
STR([1.5(Lv)] - [(Lv)² / 200] + 8) / 4MAG([5.5(Lv)] + [(Lv) / 3] - [(Lv)² / 160] + 18) / 4STR([1.5(Lv)] - [(Lv)² / 200] + 8) / 4MAG([5.5(Lv)] + [(Lv) / 3] - [(Lv)² / 160] + 18) / 4
9331145
VIT((Lv) / 4) - [(Lv) / 2] + 2(Lv) + 14SPR((Lv) / 240) - (Lv) + (Lv) + 254VIT((Lv) / 4) - [(Lv) / 2] + 2(Lv) + 14SPR((Lv) / 240) - (Lv) + (Lv) + 254
4925465254
SPD((Lv) / 4) - [(Lv) / 8] + 8EVA100SPD((Lv) / 4) - [(Lv) / 8] + 8EVA100
1110012100
EXP(Lv)²APEXP(Lv)²AP
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
LevelHP0.1(Lv)² + 2(Lv) + 200LevelHP0.1(Lv)² + 2(Lv) + 200
303501001,400
STR([1.5(Lv)] - [(Lv)² / 200] + 8) / 4MAG([5.5(Lv)] + [(Lv) / 3] - [(Lv)² / 160] + 18) / 4STR([1.5(Lv)] - [(Lv)² / 200] + 8) / 4MAG([5.5(Lv)] + [(Lv) / 3] - [(Lv)² / 160] + 18) / 4
124727134
VIT((Lv) / 4) - [(Lv) / 2] + 2(Lv) + 14SPR((Lv) / 240) - (Lv) + (Lv) + 254VIT((Lv) / 4) - [(Lv) / 2] + 2(Lv) + 14SPR((Lv) / 240) - (Lv) + (Lv) + 254
66254189254
SPD((Lv) / 4) - [(Lv) / 8] + 8EVA100SPD((Lv) / 4) - [(Lv) / 8] + 8EVA100
1210021100
EXP(Lv)²APEXP(Lv)²AP
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.
LvHPSTRMAGVITSPRSPDEVAEXP
1202251625481001
2204271725481002
3206381925481003
42093102125491004
52123112325491005
62154132425491006
72184142625491007
82225162825491008
92265173025491009
1023051931254910010
LvHPSTRMAGVITSPRSPDEVAEXP
1123462033254910011
12238622352541010012
13242623372541010013
14247724382541010014
15252726402541010015
16257727422541010016
17262828442541010017
18268830452541010018
19274831472541010019
20280933492541110020
LvHPSTRMAGVITSPRSPDEVAEXP
21286934512541110021
22292935522541110022
232981037542541110023
243051038562541110024
253121040582541110025
263191141592541110026
273261142612541110027
283341144632541210028
293421145652541210029
303501247662541210030
LvHPSTRMAGVITSPRSPDEVAEXP
313581248682541210031
323661249702541210032
333741351722541210033
343831352732541210034
353921353752541210035
364011455772541310036
374101456792541310037
384201457802541310038
394301459822541310039
404401560842541310040
LvHPSTRMAGVITSPRSPDEVAEXP
414501561862541310041
424601563872541310042
434701564892541310043
444811665912541410044
454921667932541410045
465031668942541410046
475141669962541410047
485261771982541410048
4953817721002541410049
5055017731012541410050
LvHPSTRMAGVITSPRSPDEVAEXP
5156217741032541410051
5257418761052541510052
5358618771072541510053
5459918781082541510054
5561218801102541510055
5662519811122541510056
5763819821142541510057
5865219831152541510058
5966619851172541510059
6068020861192541610060
LvHPSTRMAGVITSPRSPDEVAEXP
6169420871212541610061
6270820881222541610062
6372220901242541610063
6473721911262541610064
6575221921282541610065
6676721941292541610066
6778221951312541610067
6879821961332541710068
6981422971352541710069
7083022991362541710070
LvHPSTRMAGVITSPRSPDEVAEXP
71846221001382541710071
72862221011402541710072
73878221021422541710073
74895231031432541710074
75912231051452541710075
76929231061472541810076
77946231071492541810077
78964231081502541810078
79982231091522541810079
801000241111542541810080
LvHPSTRMAGVITSPRSPDEVAEXP
811018241121562541810081
821036241131572541810082
831054241141592541810083
841073241161612541910084
851092241171632541910085
861111251181642541910086
871130251191662541910087
881150251201682541910088
891170251211702541910089
901190251231712541910090
LvHPSTRMAGVITSPRSPDEVAEXP
911210251241732541910091
921230261251752542010092
931250261261772542010093
941271261271782542010094
951292261281802542010095
961313261301822542010096
971334261311842542010097
981356261321852542010098
991378261331872542010099
10014002713418925421100100

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.

Stats Edit

Battle Edit

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 grant 20 AP when killed, making them good prey for learning new GF abilities.

Cactuar is one of the few non-boss monsters that is unaffected by Quistis's Degenerator Limit Break, Selphie's Rapture and Odin never appears against it. The others are Grat, Vysage, Lefty, Righty, Tonberry, Esthar Soldier (Terminator), UFO? and PuPu.

Strategy Edit

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.

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 Triad Edit

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


Other appearances Edit

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Edit

FFRK

FFRK Cactuar FFVIII
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Chocobo World Edit

CWCactuar

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.

Final Fantasy Trading Card Game Edit

TCG

Cactuar2 TCG

Cactuar appears as an Earth-elemental card.

Triple Triad Edit

172a Cactuar

Cactuar from Final Fantasy VIII appears on a Triple Triad card in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.

Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

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

Related enemies Edit

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