The Flowering Cactoid is a Mark in Final Fantasy XII. The hunt can be undertaken as soon as the player has vanquished Thextera.

Flower Cactoid has been petitioned by a man named Dantro in the Dalmasca Estersand. The Mark itself can be found in the Yardang Labyrinth area of Dalmasca Estersand. It is dangerous at low levels and if attacked alone since it has the 1000 Needles Technick at its disposal. Also it is fought in the International Zodiac Job System trial mode at stage 3 along with 2 Cactoids and 4 Cactites.

Clan Primer Edit

Hunt 03: Dalmasca's Desert Bloom Edit


Mark Bill.

Petitioner: Dantro
Petitioner's Location: Dalmasca Estersand
  • Saw bill posted for the hunting of a flowering cactoid (Rank I). The petitioner is Dantro at a camp in the Dalmasca Estersand.
  • Hunt accepted. Dantro wants the rare bloom from the head of a flowering cactoid. The flowering cactoid is to be found in the Yardang Labyrinth in the Dalmasca Estersand.
  • Flowering cactoid defeated, and cactus flower claimed! Report to Dantro at the camp in the Dalmasca Estersand.
  • Hunt reported. Now what to do with the flower?

Bestiary entry Edit

How is it that such a beautiful Blossom might bloom atop such an ungainly Cactoid? Verily, its Beauty is more than in its Appearance, for the Blossom is valued as an Ingredient in Salves, and further prized by Collectors for the rarity of its Flowering. Amongst the Cactoids, the red Bloom is the mark of a Leader, and the Focus of much Respect and Adoration. However, to the villagers in the Dalmasca Estersand, it is merely a Mark.


Final Fantasy XII enemy stats
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Location Species Aggression Movement type Rare Game Other information
Dalmasca Estersand (Yardang Labyrinth) Rank I Mark/Rare Cactoid Aggressive (attacks on detection) Movement type? (Speed: Movement speed?) N/A N/A
Level HP MP Strength Magick Power
4 755 525 10 10
Vitality Speed Attack Power Defense Magick Resist
38 12 15 12 6
Evade EXP LP CP Gil
40 0 2 300 0
Elemental affinities
FFXII Fire Icon FFXII Ice Icon FFXII Thunder Icon FFXII Water Icon FFXII Wind Icon FFXII Earth Icon FFXII Dark Icon FFXII Holy Icon
100% 100% 100% 100% 150% -100%Absorbs 100% 100%
Statuses and immunities*% refers to chance to spawn under status
FFXII Stone Icon FFXII Stop Icon FFXII KO Icon FFXII Confuse Icon FFXII Reverse Icon FFXII Sleep Icon FFXII Blind Icon FFXII Poison Icon
Immune 0% Immune Immune Immune 0% 0% Immune
FFXII Silence Icon FFXII Oil Icon FFXII Disease Icon FFXII Disable Icon FFXII Immobilize Icon FFXII Sap Icon FFXII Slow Icon FFXII Lure Icon
0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% Immune
FFXII Libra Icon FFXII Bravery Icon FFXII Faith Icon FFXII Protect Icon FFXII Shell Icon FFXII Haste Icon FFXII Regen Icon FFXII Invisible Icon
Immune 0% 50% 0% 100% 0% 0%
FFXII Reflect Icon Immunities granted by Safety
0% Enemy has innate Safety; additional immunity to Instant Death, Warp, Poach, Fractional Damage (Gravity, Graviga), "Fang" items, Sight Unseeing, Syphon, Charm, Achilles
Item dropped Steal Poach
Nothing Nothing
Attacks Magicks Technicks Augments Items
Normal Attack

Max Combo hits: 5
Added status effect: Blind

Cure 1000 Needles, Potion, Ram Innate: Safety, Counter, Reflect Damage
Conditional: Evade+ (HP <40%)

Battle Edit

FF12 Map - Dalmasca Estersand
Map of Flowering Cactoid's approximate spawn point.

The Flowering Cactoid can run away and is difficult at low levels. Its physical attack can inflict Blind, and it can use 1000 Needles when its HP is below 20%. Magick such as Fire works well. If the player does not chase after it when it runs off, it will use Potions and constantly heal itself. This battle becomes much easier once Penelo joins the party.

Another tactic is to wait until the party escapes the Barheim Passage. Due to the mark's high Evasion, Balthier's starting gun could prove invaluable, as guns ignore Evasion. With Basch as a guest member, it is easier to take down the mark.

Rewards Edit

  • 500 gil
  • Potion x10

The player will also receive a Cactus Flower after the battle, which can be given to Dantro's wife as part of the Patient in the Desert sidequest.

Gallery Edit

Related enemies Edit