Crisis Core Reunion: How To Get Cactuar Summon

Take a look at how to unlock Cactuar as a summon in Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion by completing relevant missions in the game.

Cactuar in Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion is one of the enemies that you will encounter in two missionsAfter fighting and successfully defeating the Cactuar, you can unlock the enemy as a summon in the game. Cactuar is one of the mascot summon in Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion that can be obtained to ease your battles in the game. 

Key Highlights

  • Cactuar is one of the enemies in the Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion. 
  • The Cactuar can be unlocked as a summon by completing missions M3-1-3 and M10-1 in the game. 
  • It is important to fight Cactuar first by completing Mission 3-1-3 in order to unlock the relevant missions to unlock it as a summon. 
  • Cactuar uses attacks like Mystery Kick, Flee, and 1000 Needles to counter players. 
  • Players can use Gravity Materia and Costly Punch against it to deal damage. 

How To Get Cactuar 

Fortunately for fans, they can obtain Cactuar as early as Chapter 4 in the game. However, in order to open up the set of missions affiliated with characters, you need to defeat him in another mission first.

Cactuar in Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion
Cactuar [Screenshot Grab: eXputer]
The whole process is very similar to obtaining the Tonberry summon in Crisis Core where you have to fight the mascot in order to obtain it. 

How To Unlock The Missions 

The first step in obtaining the Cactuar is to unlock the missions affiliated with it. You will be looking to unlock the mission 10-1-3 in the game. However, before that, you will need to fight Cactuar in some of the early missions of the game.

Cactuar Summon in Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion
Getting Cactuar as a summon [Screenshot Grab: eXputer]
You will be able to do it when you reach chapter 4 and unlock the first save point in the church in Crisis Core. Then you will need to unlock mission 10, which you can do by following the steps below. 

  • Progress through the game and unlock Chapter 4. 
  • Next, you need to go to the Safe Point in the Church and unlock Mission 3.
  • You need to find Cactuar in Mission 3 and defeat him in order to unlock Mission 10. It can be found on the east side of the area. 
  • After that, you just need to complete mission 10-1-1 and then 10-1-2 in order to unlock 10-1-3 and obtain the Cactuar summon. 
  • All you have to do is now complete mission 10-1-3 and you will be able to fight Cactuar and defeat it. After defeating the enemy, you will get Cactus Thorn. The Cactus Thorn is necessary to add the Cactuar image to the DMW in Crisis Core. 

Keeping in mind that this is only a three-star mission, you will be able to defeat Cactuar pretty easily.

Even in mission 10-1-3, you would not require a lot of effort to defeat the enemy. However, you should keep an eye out for the surprise 1000 Needles that it will throw at you when you defeat it.

If you want details on the Cactuar Missions then keep reading on as we have covered everything in detail. 

Mission 3-1-3: Eliminate The Copies 

Before completing missions 3- 1-3, you have to complete missions 3-1-1 and 3-1-2 called Foes On The Waterfront and Massive Machines respectively.

Cactuar in Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion
Cactuar Location [Screenshot Grab: eXputer]
Furthermore, the mission also requires progression to Chapter 5 in order to be unlocked. In missions prior to mission 3-1-3, you will have to face enemies like Blood Taste, G Assassin, Guard Spider, and Heli Gunner.

Completing The Mission 

Therefore, by the time you fight Cactuar, your HP will be quite low. It is important to keep your health up high while fighting the enemy because its attacks can eat up quite a lot of your health. 

Your main goal throughout mission 3 is to stop the Genesis Troops. The Coast Guard will report that their outpost is near the coast and there are some troops hiding with large and powerful weapons in the caves.

Cactuar missions in Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion
Fighting Cactuar in Mission 3-1-3 [Screenshot Grab: eXputer]
By mission 3-1-3, the Genesis Troops will be heading towards the Wasteland. You have to go and defeat the troops along with enemies like the G Avenger, G Eraser, Sweeper, and Cactuar. 

This is the only way that you will be able to unlock all the missions tied to Cactuar in Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion. All these enemies that you face here are pretty powerful so keep yourself prepared before the battle.

Keep in mind that by the time you defeat Cactuar, he will be pretty weak and when you face him later on in the chapters you will be able to defeat him quite easily as compared to mission 3-1-3 and unlock him as a summon. 

You will get a materia called AP up as a finish reward and the wristband chest. All you need to do is defeat the enemy and you will be able to unlock mission 10-1-1. In order to reach the Cactuar, avoid the genesis clone on your way. Walk around the wall, and you will soon reach Cactuar. 

Mission 10-1: Cactoid Secrets 

Mission 10-1, called cactoid secrets, has three missions for you to complete that involve Cactuar. After completing these missions you will be able to unlock Cactuar as a summon in Crisis Core. 

Following are the three missions that you need to complete in order to unlock Cactuar. 

Mission 10-1-1: Where Is The Cactuar? 

When you start the mission, you will come to know that one of the executives has lost his pet Cactuar in the game. But that is not all, as the pet disappeared with some important information about the company.

Since the information was classified, it is up to you to deal with the security breach and investigate it. The Cactuar is in the wasteland, and you need to defeat it in order to complete the mission. 

On the mission, you will be facing enemies like Fly Eye, Raijincho, and Cactuar 

Your objective’s to fight Kactuar and upon completion, you will get the potion and elixir chest along with the finished reward of the muscle belt. 

Completing The Mission 

In the mission notes, you will notice that Cactuar is spelled in a traditional way using C instead of K. However, in the game it will be referred to as Kactuar. When you first start out in the mission, make sure to explore the area around you and use your map for directions in the game. 

Unlike most of the missions where we cannot explore the area much, this particular mission is different and will allow you to take a look at your surroundings. When you first reach the area, make sure to explore the area behind you first and then cover the rest of the region. When you are exploring the area at the back, you will find two pathways going off from here

Mission 10-1-1
Mission 10-1-1 [Screenshot Grab: eXputer]
The best part about these pathways is that both of them will lead to a treasure. One of the treasure chests contained an elixir and the other chest contains a potion. After you have successfully obtained the items from the pathways, you need to go back and start exploring the rest of the area.

You will also find another two paths here, where one of them will lead to a dead end. However, the other path will lead straight towards a Kactuar. He will be quite weak so you will be able to defeat him easily. After fighting the Kactuar you will be able to obtain the muscle belt as a prize and complete the first mission. 

Mission 10-1-2: Kactuar? 

In the second mission, you will learn that the Kactuar you just defeated was a clone. The original enemy can be found in the wasteland and your task is to defeat it as soon as you can.

By defeating look after and these missions, you will get a champion belt as a finish reward, and you will also find just containing the cursed ring, AP up, and remedy. The enemies encountered during the second mission are Kactuar, Trap, And Raijincho. 

Completing The Mission 

When you first arrive in the area, you will be able to explore it as well. There will be no wall behind your back so you can explore the area behind you as well. When you go back, you will find a treasure chest here containing remedies.

Fighting Cactuar in Mission 10-1-3
Fighting Cactuar in Mission 10-1-2 [Screenshot Grab: eXputer]
After obtaining the treasure chest with the remedy in it you need to go back to the starting area. Go straight, and you will find a long corridor. You need to take part on your first right, and you will get the AP Up Materia. Keep moving forward and take the first left. Keep going forward, and there will be a dead end with the powerful Cursed Ring in the chest here.

Now you need to go back and explore the area to find the Kactuar. Keep in mind that this time you will be facing 3 Kactuars at once. However, these enemies are also not the original ones. They are also clones, and you have to destroy them in order to gain access to the original enemy. 

Mission 10-1-3: Cactuar Found? 

This is the last mission involving the Cactuar in Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion. You will be facing four enemies here Kactuar, Kactuer, Replicon, and Trap. Furthermore, throughout your journey, you will come across just containing the X Potion, White Cape, and Safety Bit.

The final reward for the mission will be the Cactus thorn item which will allow you to summon the enemy in the game. In the final mission, you will need to investigate the wasteland further and find the character in order to prevent sensitive information from leaking. 

Completing The Mission 

In the last mission, called Cactuar Found? You need to head straight from the outset in the game. Keep moving further until the path splits into two ahead. You need to search for both of these paths in the game. One of these paths has a dead end, and by going straight down this path, you will be able to find a safety bit in a chest.

All missions for Cactuar in Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion
Mission 10-1- [Screenshot Grab: eXputer]
Now you need to make your way back and go along the second path. You will be able to spot the objective enemy, which is actually called Kactuer. But before you go ahead and fight him, you need to take a left and explore the area here. You will be able to get another treasure chest that contains White Cape.

Now go back and continue moving down the path which leads to the enemy. When you are close enough, you need to avoid the enemy by hugging the right wall and going past it. You will be able to obtain another item called X Potion in a treasure chest.

After you have successfully found all the items, you can go and engage in the battle. The enemy will look very much like a Cactuar in its appearance, but its name will be spelled as Kactuer. This indicates that it is actually a stronger variant of Cactuar.

So you need to be very careful and prepared while engaging in the battle with him, and after defeating the enemy, you will ultimately get the Cactus thorn. 

Cactuar in Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion
Cactus Thorn for the Cactuar Summon [Screenshot Grab: eXputer]
These are all the missions you need to complete in order to get the Cactuar to summon in the game. 

In order to better counter the enemy, it is important to learn about his move set and abilities. He will be using abilities like the Mystery Kick and 1000 Needles along with Flee and has a very small recovery time of three seconds.

Keep in mind that the most powerful attack of the Cactuar is the 1000 needles it throws at you. It can immediately kill you if your HP is anywhere below 1000. Countering the attack of character is pretty hard, but by using the right strategy, you will be able to take them down easily.

You can try using the Gravity Materia or the Costly Punch Materia in order to defeat them. Since Cactuar is a land-type enemy, they will be prone to Gravina, Thundaga, Blizzaga, and Firraga. So make use of it while you can.

Summing It Up 

With this, we conclude our detailed guide on Cactuar in Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion, including all missions related to the enemy and how to get Cactuar as a summon in the game. While you are at it, don’t forget to check out our detailed guide on the Buster sword in the Crisis Core Reunion.

We have also formulated detailed guides on the laughing safeguard combination and the Mako recovery unit in the game. Also, don’t forget to check out our guide on costly punch if you want to counter Cactuar easily. Other great summons include the Magic pot in Crisis Core reunion that you should definitely get. 

Last but not least, don’t forget to check out our guide on all editions and a detailed comparison of them to see which one you should get. 

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Kashaf has a knack for CRPGs, and she is always on the hunt for creating content after exploring dungeons, defeating waves of enemies of crushing down bosses with flawless strategies. When not writing at eXputer, Kashaf can be seen playing King Arthur: Knight's Tale.

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