The Cactoid is an enemy in Final Fantasy XII. It is not a threat, and is docile until attacked. The main difference between the Cactoid and the Cactite is that the Cactoid has additional cactus growths on top of its head. However, there are Cactoids with the appearance of a Cactite found near the water in The Yoma area north of the outpost near the Banks of Nebra. Cactoids in the Dalmasca Westersand Galtea Downs zone frequently spawn asleep. Cactoids only attack physically and can't get combo hits.
Cactoids could be seen as the game's version of the recurring Cactuar creature. The regular Cactoids don't use the Cactuar's signature 1000 Needles attack, it being reserved to the Flowering Cactoid Mark.
Note: The Cactite and Cactoid share the Cactoid entry.
Page 1: ObservationsEdit
Being a mischievous, mean-spirited beastie, mercifully lacking the intelligence to do any real damage. Sproutlings are called cactites. A rare strain is notable for its proclivity to sprout a scarlet blossom; that being seldom seen, of the highest value, and considered a sign of miraculous good fortune by sensitive young lovers with a tolerance for needles.
Page 2: The Adventurer's HandbookEdit
Ye adventurers only beginning on your travels: your first task should well be the collection of 1,000 needles from the fickle cactoid. Upon plucking this collection, you will find yourself not only the proud owner of a bundle of needles, but possessed of great experience in interminable combat withal, and, should you sell it, a pittance of coin. If making a bundle exceeds your capabilities, the adventurer is urged to reconsider his or her vocation and take up employ about town. Adventuring is not all fun and games, mark you.
A: Lv. 4-8
B: Lv. 26-27
C: Lv. 4-6
|Ram||Any time (50%).|
|Targeting||Attacks enemy with highest enmity.|
|Other Information||May run away when HP < 50%.|
Non-Final Fantasy appearancesEdit
Square Enix Legend WorldEdit
Cactoid appears as an enemy.
- The Original Japanese Guidebook cites the LV. 26-27 Cactoids' MP as being 2100 - 2103, but subsequent guides list it as 999.