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Final Fantasy X-2 Enemy
Cactuar
サボテンダー (Sabotendā)
Cactuar ffx-2
Cactuar
Statistics
Level HP MP
28 2,002 10
Strength Magic Defense
52 122 96
M. Defense Agility Accuracy
255 101 12
Evasion Luck
86 0
EXP AP Gil
0 2 0
Elemental affinities
Fire Lightning Water
- - -
Ice Gravity Holy
Halves - -
Location Cactuar Hollow
Via Infinito Floors 47 - 59
Chapters 5
Common Steal None
Rare Steal None
Gil Steal 0
Common Drop None
Rare Drop None
Common Bribe None
Rare Bribe None
Abilities 1000 Needles, Escape
Blue Bullet 1000 Needles
Status Resist Death (100), Eject (100), Zantetsu (255)
Status Immunity Petrification, Sleep, Silence, Darkness, Poison, Confusion, Berserk, Curse, Slow, Stop, Multiple Damage
Other Information Has Magic Immunity
Cactuar
サボテンダー (Sabotendā)
Cactuar ffx-2
Cactuar
Statistics
Level HP MP
34 7,777 777
Strength Magic Defense
52 122 96
M. Defense Agility Accuracy
255 165 15
Evasion Luck
108 0
EXP AP Gil
0 3 0
Elemental affinities
Fire Lightning Water
- - -
Ice Gravity Holy
Halves - -
Location Cactuar Hollow
Via Infinito Floors 47 - 59
Chapters 5
Common Steal None
Rare Steal None
Gil Steal 0
Common Drop None
Rare Drop None
Common Bribe None
Rare Bribe None
Abilities 3000-Needle Special, Blinding Meridian, Maddening Meridian, Quiet Meridian, Burning Meridian, Chilly Meridian, Tingling Meridian, Drowning Meridian, Firaga, Blizzaga, Thundaga, Waterga
Blue Bullet 1000 Needles
Status Resist Death (100), Eject (100), Zantetsu (255)
Status Immunity Petrification, Sleep, Silence, Darkness, Poison, Confusion, Berserk, Curse, Slow, Stop, Multiple Damage
Other Information Has Magic Immunity
Normal: "An enigmatic fiend that runs across the desert. Whether it bears good fortune or bad, none can say. No one has survived its 1000 Needles attack long enough to find out."
Oversoul: "A fiend that looks innocent enough, but when it gets mad, it really gets mad. Nothing makes it madder than low HP. Then it's time for mad attacks."

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The Cactuar is an enemy in Final Fantasy X-2. An enemy with high stats all around, especially in the Magic Defense department. Physical attacks are better off here. However, because its Evasion is so high, a Dark Knight's Darkness ability is recommended instead. Lady Luck's Two Dice and Four Dice will also do the job.

The leader of the cacti and Cactuars is an ancient cactus named Marnela (meaning "Grandmother" in the Cactuar language), who has a special bond with a young Al Bhed boy named Benzo. Benzo is the only person who is able to understand their language. The Cactuars in this area appear as realistic cacti. It is explained that the cactus stage is how Cactuars appear when they are born, then later in their lives, they uproot themselves and become what players know as a Cactuar. When they reach a certain level of maturity, they root themselves again, becoming cacti once more. It was believed a millennium ago that some Cactuar left Bikanel and migrated to the Thunder Plains, becoming the Qactuar.

The Cactuar is fought in Bikanel in Chapter 5. Two also fight alongside the Jumbo Cactuar.

Fiend ArenaEdit

Final Fantasy X-2 Enemy
Cactuar
サボテンダー (Sabotendā)
Cactuar ffx-2
Cactuar
Statistics
Level HP MP
38 4004 707
Strength Magic Defense
58 152 125
M. Defense Agility Accuracy
255 111 17
Evasion Luck
88 113
EXP AP Gil
1001 1 1002
Elemental affinities
Fire Lightning Water
- - -
Ice Gravity Holy
Weak Immune -
Location Fiend Arena
Chapters 5
Common Steal Sprint Shoes
Rare Steal Chocobo Wing x8
Gil Steal 888
Common Drop Chocobo Wing
Rare Drop Chocobo Wing x2
Common Bribe None
Rare Bribe None
Abilities
Blue Bullet None
Status Resist Zantetsu (255)
Status Immunity All
Other Information Physical attack, Quick Attack, 1000 Needles, 10000 Needles, White Highwind, Mighty Guard, Meteor, Fireworks, Hastega
Cactuar
サボテンダー (Sabotendā)
Cactuar ffx-2
Cactuar
Statistics
Level HP MP
46 6006 1060
Strength Magic Defense
75 197 162
M. Defense Agility Accuracy
220 118 20
Evasion Luck
114 120
EXP AP Gil
2002 2 2004
Elemental affinities
Fire Lightning Water
- - -
Ice Gravity Holy
Weak Immune -
Location Fiend Arena
Chapters 5
Common Steal Sprint Shoes x2
Rare Steal Chocobo Wing x16
Gil Steal 1776
Common Drop Chocobo Wing x2
Rare Drop Chocobo Wing x4
Common Bribe None
Rare Bribe None
Abilities Quick Attack, 1000 Needles, 10000 Needles, Meteor, Fireworks, White Highwind, Mighty Guard
Blue Bullet None
Status Resist Zantetsu (255)
Status Immunity All
Other Information Physical attack, Quick Attack, 1000 Needles, 10000 Needles, White Highwind, Mighty Guard, Meteor, Fireworks, Hastega

Cactuars appear first in the Grand Cup: Hard. A duo of them is always the last team the player must face when they complete the cup for the fourth time. Defeating them unlocks the Cactuar Cup in which every team includes at least one Cactuar. The player must have a Cactuar in their active battling party to enter it. Cactuars can be recruited by setting up an S-pod in Bikanel after unlocking the Cactuar Hollow.

Cactuars in the Fiend Arena are much more dangerous than their counterparts in Bikanel and Via Infinito. They can use strong abilities like Fireworks or Meteor and they repeatedly put themselves in Haste. At low HP they will occasionally use 10000 Needles and subsequently heal themselves with White Highwind.

Sphere BreakEdit

Cactuar Coin
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Coin No. 31 Coin Value 2
Trait Coin
Location Found in the Eastern or Northern Expanses of the Bikanel Desert.

GalleryEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

Related enemiesEdit

Final Fantasy XEdit

Final Fantasy X-2: Last MissionEdit

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