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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. It has low HP and can be taken down quickly using an offensive paradigm. If left for a while, the Cactuar will use Cactus Dance and transform into the Giant Cactuar. Both versions of the enemy are needed to complete the Bestiary.


Paradigm Pack[]

Monster stats[]


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



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[]

Final Fantasy XIII[]

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII[]