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The Cactuar Hollow is a dungeon in Final Fantasy X-2 located in the Cactuar Nation in Bikanel.


After the Gullwings find the ninth gatekeeper, they ask Marnela for the location of the tenth. The nine gatekeepers show them the cave and unseal it. While the Gullwings explore the cave, they fight a Sallet and a Cactuar. After defeating them, multiple Cactuars fire their needles at the defeated Sallet, making it grow into a Heavy Sallet. The Gullwings slay the empowered fiend and continue their way. They reach a passageway that is slowly being filled with sand, giving them 1 minute to reach the other side or they will be teleported back to the beginning of the passageway. They eventually reach Frailea, the tenth and final gatekeeper, and after a game where the player has to shoot Frailea until his HP reaches zero the other Cactuars combine into a stronger form, the Jumbo Cactuar. The Gullwings defeat the large Cactuar and exit the cave with Frailea.


The Last Cactuar[]

Who'd have thought the last cactuar would be so close? Use the help of the nine gatekeepers you've already tracked down to bring that rascal home!


Find the tenth gatekeeper

Passage of Sand[]

Those sneaky cactuars have set a trap! Hurry through the tunnel before it fills with sand!

The player must run through a narrow passage that slowly fills with sand. There is a time limit of 60 seconds, and when the time runs out, the sand engulfs Yuna and sends her back to the beginning of the passage. The player can climb of various ledges to obtain items and if any items are missed, they can simply allow time to run out to redo the passage.



In Chapter 5:

Musical themes[]

"YuRiPa, Fight! No. 1" (called "YRP, Fight! No. 1" in the North American sphere theater) plays as the main theme in the Cactuar Hollow. "Discord" plays during the Passage of Sand section. "Rikku's Theme" plays during the cactuar minigame.