The Cactuar is an enemy in Final Fantasy X-2. The Cactuar is fought in Bikanel in Chapter 5. Two also fight alongside the Jumbo Cactuar. It uses the Qactuar, Cactuar, and Cactuar King's model from Final Fantasy X.

Story[edit | edit source]

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, the only person able to understand their language. The Cactuars in this area appear as realistic cacti. The cactus stage is how Cactuars appear when they are born, but later in their lives, they uproot themselves and become Cactuars. When they reach a certain level of maturity, they root themselves again, becoming cacti once more. It was believed a millennium ago that some Cactuars left Bikanel and migrated to the Thunder Plains, becoming the Qactuar.

Stats[edit | edit source]



Fiend Arena

Fiend Arena Oversoul

Battle[edit | edit source]

Cactuar has high stats all around, especially in the Magic Defense department. Because Cactuar's Evasion is so high, a Dark Knight's Darkness ability is recommended over basic physical attacks. Lady Luck's Two Dice and Four Dice will also do the job.

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 repeatedly put themselves in Haste. At low HP they will occasionally use 10000 Needles and subsequently heal themselves with White Highwind.

Creature Creator[edit | edit source]

Fiend Arena[edit | edit source]

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.

Sphere Break[edit | edit source]

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

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

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?).

Related enemies[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy X[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy X-2: Last Mission[edit | edit source]

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