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Kactis roll toward Kirby as soon as he enters their territory. They can't fly or jump, so you can avoid them with a simple hop.
— Description • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Official Strategy Guide (Prima)

Kactis are cactus-like enemies with happy faces that appears in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. They either bounce up and down or wait for Kirby to come by so they can roll around and try to hit him. They give the Needle ability. A giant Kacti also appears as a mid-boss in Stage 1 of Rock Star.


Kacti is a green, plus-shaped cactus with tiny, black eyes and a happy, open mouth.


Kacti is a stylization of "cacti," the plural of cactus, which Kacti's design is based on.

Its Japanese name, サボン (Sabon), is derived from the Japanese word for cactus, サボテン (saboten).


  • The Prima strategy guide for Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards is flawed; it states that Kactis can't jump, even though a number of Kactis can, in fact, only jump.
  • Kacti yields the Needle Copy Ability when inhaled, but it appears physically to have no thorns protruding from it, unlike a real cactus.
  • When Kirby throws Kacti from overhead, it will spin like a cartwheel, unlike most other regular enemies, which spin sideways as they travel.


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