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.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Battle[edit | edit source]

Cactuar does not have much HP and can be taken down quickly if the party is using an offensive paradigm. If left 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 Pack[edit | edit source]

Monster stats[edit | edit source]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

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

Ability Level Type Infuse
Attack Initial Command N
Ruin Initial Command N
Launch Initial Auto N
Critical: Bravery Initial Passive Y
Bravery Feeder 7 Auto N
Resist Slow: +10% 10 Passive Y
Stagger: Wound 13 Auto N
Resist Slow: +44% 17 Passive Y
Deprotect Chaser 23 Auto N
Protect Feeder 25 Auto N
Resist Slow: +66% 30 Passive Y
Powerchain 38 Auto Y
Scourge 40 Auto Y
Ruinga 43 Command Y
Auto-Bravery 45 Passive Y

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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 XIII[edit | edit source]

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII[edit | edit source]

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