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Cactiball
DQVDS - Cactiball
Japanese name サボテンボール
Rōmaji Cactus ball
Family Plant
Introduced in V

Cactiball (formerly CactiBall, Cacti Ball and Cactus Ball) is a monster who appears in the Dragon Quest game series.

Characteristics

A Cactiball's name is an adequate description itself; the only other notable aspects of the monsters' appearance are limbs, small compared to the rest of its body, a devious face and a flower at the top of their head/body.

Appearances

V

Cactiball
Console DS
HP 25
Attack 24
Defense 14
Agility 17
Experience 16
Gold 9
Dropped Item Herb
Skills Launches self


VII

#7 - Cactiball
Game Appearance Dragon Quest VII
Console PSX
HP 14
Attack 18
Defense 14
Agility 10
Experience 4
Gold 5
Dropped Item Rosevine Whip
Family Plant
Haunts Rexwood


The Cactiball can be found in the Rexwood Tower in the past and the Colorstone Mine in the present.

Monsters

Stores water
inside the body to
survive in deserts

Cactiballs (then CactiBall, with the 'b' in uppercase) appear in the first Monsters game as basic monsters: one can easily be bred by using a plant pedigree and bug mate. They can also be found behind the Gate of Labyrinth and the Gate of Demolition.

Monsters 2

Caravan Heart

Rocket Slime

When they get in a
huff, watch out for
their puff! You could
get yourself caught in
a real spinefield.

Cactiballs are Platiosi and thus members of the Plob in this spin-off game. They often wander about, occasionally stopping to shake some maracas, and will turn themselves into an unapproachable ball of spikes if Rocket gets too close. They are first encountered in Tootinshleiman's Tomb and later in Flucifer's Necropolis where they hide under the sand with only the tops of their heads exposed but will jump out and immediately extend their spikes if approached. Like other normal enemies, it is possible to have a Cactiball as part of the tank crew after sending at least 30 back to town and speaking to the Cactiball in the Museum.

Monster Meadows Quotes

-"Es time for a fiesta!"

-"Hey, amigo! How you doin'?"

-"¡Hola! I don't mean to be spikey, you know!"

Trivia

In Rocket Slime a flattened Cactiball has an uncanny resemblance to a Cactuar.

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