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Cactuer is an enemy from Final Fantasy VII fought on the Cactus Island.



# Formation
228 Cactuer


North Corel Area
Desert 228
Cactus Island
Desert 228


The Cactuer is far more dangerous than the Cactuar, as it, unlike past Cactuars, can use the special attack 1000 Needles, which always deals exactly 1,000 damage. Furthermore, his Mystery Kick may be used twice in one turn. Before the Cactuer makes a move, its Def% has a 7/8 chance to be set to 255% and if this happens, it will stay at 255% until it makes a move and has a 1/8 chance for it to be set back to 1.

While it is evasive against physical attacks, it does not have the elemental immunities the Cactuar has, and therefore is less difficult to defeat. As a trade off, it does not pay as much gil as the Cactuar. Cactuers can be morphed for useful Tetra Elemental accessories that absorb Fire, Ice, Lightning, and Earth.


One viable strategy is to use L4 Suicide on the Cactuer (as its level is a multiple of four) to lower its HP so that the Morph attack will defeat it easily. Yuffie's Conformer deals normal damage even with Morph, but L4 Suicide has 100% accuracy whereas normal attacks often miss against the Cactuer unless the weapon itself has 255% accuracy. Thus, good weapons to use against Cactuer are Vincent's Long Barrel R and Tifa's God's Hand.

Inflicting the Cactuer with Stop will prevent it from evading physical attacks, making it much easier to morph.

AI scriptEdit

AI: Setup {

Count = Rnd(0..4)
TempVar:DfltHurt = Cactuer's HurtAnim
TempVar:DfltDf% = Cactuer's Df%

} AI: Main {

If (Count < 4) Then
Choose Random Opponent
Use <Mystery Kick> on Target
If (1/3 Chance) Then
Choose Random Opponent
Use <Mystery Kick> on Target
Count = 4
} Else {
Count = Count + 1
} Else {
Choose Random Opponent
Use 1000 Needles on Target
Count = 0

} AI: Counter - PreTurn {

Cactuer's Df% = TempVar:DfltDf%
If (7/8 Chance) Then
Cactuer's Df% = 255




  • The Cactuer enemy does not appear in the BradyGames guide.

Related enemiesEdit


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?).

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