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

Notorious Monster
Title Obtained: Cactrot Desacelerador


Cactrot Rapido







Eastern Altepa Desert

80 - 81



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


  • Respawn: 2-3 Days.
  • Runs at Flee speed.
  • He does not aggro and cannot be pulled with a ranged attack. You must attack a random Sabotender and have him link in order for him to attack you.
  • Uses 10,000 Needles, which like 1000 Needles deals exactly 10,000 damage spread evenly among the number of characters hit by it. The damage ignores defense, but is absorbed or reduced by Stoneskin, Phalanx, and damage reduction gear. Also uses 1000 Needles.

Historical Background

Cactrot is the name given to the cactus-man enemy commonly called Cactuar in English and Sabotender in Japanese in Final Fantasy VI (1994), which marked the first appearance of this creature in the Final Fantasy series. Cactrot is a combination of Cactus + Trot, namely because it is a cactus which runs away and dodges attacks with great ease (trot refers to a pace of movement faster than walking, but slower than running. A jog can be considered analogous to a trot). Rapido is Spanish for "fast" or "rapid", which describes its extremely fast movement.


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