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Summon a cactuar. It charges headfirst to deliver painfully spiky attacks.

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Cactuar is a summoning materia in Final Fantasy VII Remake and "Episode INTERmission". It summons Cactuar, an animated nimble cactus plant that attacks enemies by shooting needles at them for fixed damage and debuffs. Cactuar did not appeared as a summon in the original Final Fantasy VII, but the design has stayed the same throughout the series as Cactuar is a recurring mascot creature. It is a diminutive green cactus with arms and legs that is fast on its feet. It has three thorns on its head and three holes in the "trunk" that form the eyes and mouth.

Cactuar also appears as an enemy randomly summoned by the Fat Chocobo.


Cactuar was available as a pre-order bonus from buying any Deluxe Edition of the PlayStation 4 version. It has since been made available as DLC for all in FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE DIGITAL DELUXE UPGRADE. Cactuar is then added to the player's inventory at the start of the game, and the summoning materia slot will appear in Chapter 2, "Fateful Encounters". If the player has no DLC summons, the slot does not appear until players receive the Ifrit Materia Ifrit Materia at the end of Chapter 3, "Home Sweet Slum". Cactuar is compatible with "Episode INTERmission". Cactuar is available since the start in the PC version.


Ability ATB cost Effect Description
1,000 Needles 1 Cactuar shoots needles at one enemy, dealing small but fixed damage per hit. Inflicts Poison Poison and Slow Slow on the enemy. Deal fixed damage multiple times. Poisons and slows enemies.
10,000 Needles? - Ultimate attack that sprays needles in all directions, dealing small but fixed damage to all enemies. -

The 10,000 Needles? attack may be an allusion to Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- where cactuar-type enemies could use an attack by that name.


Invoke a cactuar to aid you in battle.

Role: Deals fixed damage
Ultimate Attack: 10,000 Needles?

10,000 Needles? - Cactuar summon sequence - Final Fantasy VII Remake

After acquiring the Cactuar materia, the player can set it to any playable character's weapon and summon the creature in battle when the command becomes available. Summoning Cactuar costs 1 ATB segment. Because Cactuar is a small summon, it can be summoned in any battlefield where summoning is possible. It doesn't deal great damage, but can be used to debuff enemies with Poison and Slow, and due to its small size, it can be summoned even in many normal battles.



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?).