Job: Warrior
Family: Sabotender
Crystal: Water
Weak to: Dark, Ice


Zone Level Drops Steal Spawns Notes
Western Altepa Desert 48 - 53 Cactuar Needle 37
Respawn: 5 minutes
A, L, H
~2,000 HP
A = Aggressive; NA = Non-Aggresive; L = Links; S = Detects by Sight; H = Detects by Sound;
HP = Detects Low HP; M = Detects Magic; Sc = Follows by Scent; T(S) = True-sight; T(H) = True-hearing
JA = Detects job abilities; WS = Detects weaponskills; Z(D) = Asleep in Daytime; Z(N) = Asleep at Nighttime; A(R) = Aggressive to Reive participants

Historical Background

Cactuar is the English translation of the name of the enemy called Sabotender in Japanese. Cactuar is believed to be the words Cactus + Jaguar merged, with jaguar implying fast and agile (the Cactuar is often the most agile monster in previous Final Fantasy games). The location of the Cactuar is also a nod to where this creature gets its name, the West (just as Sabotender is located in Eastern Altepa Desert, and it gets its name from the East).