Final Fantasy XIII-2 Enemy
サボテンダー (Sabotendā)
FFXIII enemy Cactuar
HP FFXIII-2 Strength Icon FFXIII-2 Magic Icon
7,777 50 50
Stagger Icon FFXIII Chain Icon FFXIII
777 50
Keep Launch Libra
50 Weakness 500
CP Gil
50 0
Fire Icon FFXIII Ice Icon FFXIII Lightning Icon FFXIII
- - -
Wind Icon FFXIII Physical Icon FFXIII Magical Icon FFXIII
- Halved Halved
Status resistanceThe lower the number, the more suspectible the enemy is to the status.
Deprotect-ffxiii-icon Deshell-ffxiii-icon Slow-ffxiii-icon Poison-ffxiii-icon Imperil-ffxiii-icon
50% 50% 50% Immune 50%
Curse-ffxiii-icon Pain-ffxiii-icon Fog-ffxiii-icon Debrave-ffxiii-icon Defaith-ffxiii-icon
50% 50% 50% 50% 50%
Daze-ffxiii-icon Wound Death-ffxiii-icon Dispel-ffxiii-icon Provoke-ffxiii-icon
50% 50% Immune 50% 30%
Location The Archylte Steppe -Year Unknown- (Sanctorium, Plains of Eternity)
Type Feral Creature
Subtype Cactuar
Recruit Chance 33%
Common Drop Potent Orb (30%)
Rare Drop Chocobo Tail Feather (3%)
Abilities Cactus Dance
Notes - Unremarkable.

The Cactuar is an enemy in Final Fantasy XIII-2 found among the long grass of the Plains of Eternity in Archylte Steppe during sunny weather. It does not have much HP and can be taken down quickly if the party is using an offensive paradigm. If left alive for a while, the Cactuar will use an ability called Cactus Dance and transform into the Giant Cactuar. Both entries are needed to complete the Bestiary.

Paradigm PackEdit

Tameable Monster
Name Cactuar Role Commando
Traits Well-Grown - Strong - Wild
Composition Biological Start Grade Monster Grade 3
Max Level 45 HP 992
Strength 142 Magic 62
ATB Segments 3 Stages 3
Innate Affinities Halves: All Ailments, Weak: Fire
Feral Link 1000 Needles (Deal fixed amount of physical damage. Input Type: Timing)
Ability Type Level Infusible
Attack Command Initial N
Ruin Command Initial N
Launch Auto Initial N
Critical: Bravery Passive Initial Y
Bravery Feeder Auto 7 N
Resist Slow: +10% Passive 10 Y
Stagger: Wound Auto 13 N
Resist Slow: +44% Passive 17 Y
Deprotect Chaser Auto 23 N
Protect Feeder Auto 25 N
Resist Slow: +66% Passive 30 Y
Powerchain Auto 38 Y
Scourge Auto 40 Y
Ruinga Command 43 Y
Auto-Bravery Passive 45 Y



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?).


  • The maximum synchronization level achieved with Cactuar's Feral Link is 777%.

Related enemiesEdit

Final Fantasy XIIIEdit

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIIIEdit