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Cactuar Island is an island in Final Fantasy VIII located south of Esthar and just east of the Kashkabald Desert. It can be accessed by the Ragnarok.

The only enemies fought on the island are Cactuars and the elusive Jumbo Cactuar. Cactuars yield a lot of AP and have only little HP, making the island a good place to get AP fast. Cactuars offer little EXP, making this is a good area for low-level players. However, the Cactuars have very high Evasion, and will flee from battles.


The Cactuar Island is located off the south-eastern shore of the Kashkabald Desert.


Jumbo CactuarEdit

The Jumbo Cactuar is not a random encounter, but appears and disappears from sight on the world map. To initiate the fight the player must walk up to it before it vanishes again. Defeating Jumbo Cactuar nets the Cactuar Guardian Force.


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  • Cactuar Island is similar to Cactus Island in Final Fantasy VII.
  • Due to a zoning error, walking across the Kashkabald Desert and staying at the edge of the land is counted as being on Cactuar Island; this allows for continuous Cactuar encounters in mid disc 2, rather than late disc 3 as was intended, however, it's not possible to encounter the Jumbo Cactuar this way.

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