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Cactiball
DQVDS - Cactiball
Former name(s) CactiBall
Cacti Ball
Fan-translated name(s) Cactus Ball
Japanese name サボテンボール
Rōmaji Sabotenbōru
Family Plant
Introduced in V

A cactiball 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.

Main game appearances

Dragon Quest V

#19 - Cactiball
Plant Family
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HP MP Attack Defense Agility
25 0 24 14 17
Exp Gold Drop Medicinal herb
16 9 G
Note: None
Abilities
Normal attack
Launches itself at enemy (125% damage)
Spells
None
Haunts at:
Winter Palace


Dragon Quest VII

#7 - Cactiball
Plant Family
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HP MP Attack Defense Agility
14 0 18 14 10
Exp Gold Drop Thorn whip
4 5 G
Note: None
Abilities
Normal attack
Flees
Spells
None
Locations:
Rainbow Mines (Present)
The Tower
Monster Meadows Quotes:
PSX:
Oh, you're here. Yeah, yeah. I was on pins and needles. Heh, never heard that before.

The other day I saw a harem of buxom women surrounding an oasis. Alas, it was just a mirage.

Hey, baby. Come a little closer, so I can prick you.

3DS:

Es time for a fiesta!

Hey, amigo! How you doin'?

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


Dragon Quest XI

Normal

#54 - Cactiball
Nature Family
DQXI - Cactiball 2D
HP MP Attack Defense Agility
60 56 55 56 38
Exp Gold Drop Duneberry (Common)
Thorn whip (Rare)
61 29 G
Description: These prickly plants are usually quite quiet, but when they get angry, their spines stand on end, and they'll attack anything that approaches.
Abilities
Normal attack
Jumps up high
Rolling attack
Flees
Spells
None
Haunts at:
Gallopolis Region (Early game, Mid game)


Malicious

#590 - Malicious cactiball
Nature Family
DQXI - Cactiball 2D
HP MP Attack Defense Agility
459 327 289 301 165
Exp Gold Drop Duneberry (Common)
Thorn whip (Rare)
1460 343 G
Description: Cactiballs who have morphed into a truly malevolent form under the malign influence of infinite evil.
Abilities
Normal attack
Jumps up high
Rolling attack
Flees
Spells
None
Haunts at:
Gallopolis Region (Post game)


Monster Series Appearances

Dragon Warrior Monsters

# - CactiBall
Plant Family
Cactiball
HP Attack Defense Agility Wisdom
3/5 3/5 2/5 5/5 1/5
Spells and Abilities Paralyze (Lv. 10)
OddDance (Lv. 11)
HighJump (Lv. 21)
Note: Stores water inside the body to survive in deserts.

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How to Breed:
Any Plant family monster X Any Bug family monster


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.

Dragon Warrior Monsters 2

Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart

Dragon Quest Heroes: 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.

Trivia

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

Other languages

Other languages
French Cactueur
German Kaktuskugel
Spanish Pinchumbo
Italian Cactusfera
Dutch Unknown
Swedish Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Unknown
Russian Unknown
Chinese Unknown
Korean Unknown

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