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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.



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 PackEdit

Monster statsEdit


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?).


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

Related enemiesEdit

Final Fantasy XIIIEdit

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIIIEdit

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