|First Appearance||Final Fantasy VI (1994)|
Cactuar (Japanese: サボテンダー Sabotendā) is a creature from the Final Fantasy series, created by Square Enix. They look like cacti, they have faces, they're bodies are slanted, they have three quills at the top of their heads, and they have stiff arms and legs. However, some rare Cactuar have segmented limbs.
Cactuar appears in Mario's Batter-Up Baseball. He has good chemistry with Moogle, Slime, Chocobo, and Tonberry,
Cactuar appears in Mario Kart: Splash!, alongside several other Final Fantasy characters.
Cactuar appears in Jake's Super Smash Bros. as an assist character that can be summoned through the Assist Trophy item. Similar to the species' appearances in the FINAL FANTASY franchise, Cactuar will fly around the screen at a high speed to deal massive damage to those that come in contact with the cactus-like creature. This is one of the few titles where Cactuar does not use the 1000 Needles spell.