Cactuars are small cactus-like creatures from the Final Fantasy series of role-playing game.
Cactuars (also known as Cactuer, Qactuar, Qactaur, Sabotender, and Cactrot) are typically depicted having stiff arms and legs, three black dots on their faces representing two eyes, an oblong mouth and three red quills at the top of their heads. They have their own language (mostly consisting of variations of the word "Ge-ka", which resemble squawks and warbles to the ear). A Cactuar also cannot stand getting wet, as it weakens them. They are best known for their defensive attack, 1000 Needles (also called Blow Fish), which does exactly 1000 hit point of damage to an opponent, regardless of defenses. There was a Jumbo Cactuar in Final Fantasy VIII and Final Fantasy X-2 which was probably 10-20 times larger than the average Cactuar, wore a moustache (in Final Fantasy VIII) and demonstrated the 10,000 Needles attack, which instantly killed any player character (the maximum number of hit points for playable characters in the Final Fantasy series prior to Final Fantasy X being 9999). Their Japanese name derives from "Saboten Pretender", saboten meaning cactus. It refers to their ability to