Finding where Li’l Cactus is hiding has a lot of great benefits in the remake. This Trials Of Mana Li’l Cactus Locations Guide will tell you where to find Li’l Cactus in each of his hiding spots as you progress through the Trials of Mana remake.
The Li’l Cactus mini-game tasks you with finding the Li’l Cactus hidden throughout the forests, caverns, jungles, and other maps you explore during your adventure in Trials of Mana. It does promise some really good rewards, so it’s worth investing the time to find the Li’l Cactus location on each map in the game. Below is a breakdown of the rewards offered followed by details on where you can find Li’l Cactus.
- View Undiscovered Treasure Boxes (5 Li’l Cactus Found)
- 10% Discount at shops (10 Li’l Cactus Found
- Sometimes receive a 2x EXP Boost (15 Li’l Cactus Found
- Halves the time needed to escape from battle (20 Li’l Cactus Found
- 20% discount at shops, all inns are free (25 Li’l Cactus Found
- Night Market 50% training point reset discount, more items available (30 Li’l Cactus Found
- View undiscovered treasure boxes and missed Li’l Cactus locations (35 Li’l Cactus Found
- Sometimes receive 3x EXP boost (40 Li’l Cactus Found
- Increase chance of better seed rewards (45 Li’l Cactus Found
- Obtain Li’l Cactus Ring & Chain Ability (50 Li’l Cactus Found
Trials Of Mana Li’l Cactus Locations Guide – Chapter I
These locations are listed in the order they can be discovered so if you’re working through the game, follow the guide as you progress and you shouldn’t miss any locations.
Found at this location on Golden Road. It’s part of the tutorial that introduces the Lil Cactus mini-game adventure.
After the story battle against the two robots you are automatically sent back to the Free City of Maia. Li’l Cactus can be found sitting on top of one of the stalls near the ship
Just after you cross the bridge, you’ll find the Cactus sitting near a fire.
Instead of going to the town in Molebear Moors, go south to find the Lil Cactus here on the map.
After Lil Cactus Location #4, head into the cave further south and you can find Lil Cactus in the second part of the map.
After helping out Valsena, the Cactus will appear here on the map.
The Lil Cactus is found here on the map, around the corner of the building.
Lil Cactus is found near the well in the Palo Port.
Lil Cactus is down on the beach here.
At the top of the Heavensway map is an entrance to a cave, Gusthall. When you enter Gusthall, take a left and you will find Lil Cactus in the next cavern. You can also obtain this one later when you return with the wind elemental to fully explore this area.
A second Lil Cactus is found in the first part of Heavensway. You can find it near the Amazon hideout in the area, following the story objective marker gets you to this location.
Found in the corner here on the map.
Found down on the beach of the Rabite Forest as soon as you leave Jadd.
Second one in the Rabite Forest found here on the map.
You have to revisit the destroyed town of Astoria to find this Lil Cactus.
For this one you will need to use the wind. Jump into the wind and you will be flung onto the left cliff with Lil Cactus.
Trials Of Mana Li’l Cactus Locations Guide – Chapter III
Much of Chapter II doesn’t feature any Cactus locations. Eventually you will be able to use a flute to summon a vehicle that lets you travel on the water. At this point you can go one of two ways first, we went to the Desert Capital of Sirhtan first.
Not long after you leave town, near the waterfall of sand
Not far from the Oasis
Northern side of the town, by the water
Sitting here on the map atop a small pile of snow
Hiding behind a tree up on the ledge
Over the bridge from the Mana Statue, sitting under a tree.
Sitting just behind the Mana Crystal here.
As soon as you enter the town, down near the water.
You need to climb a broken tree to reach the platform the Cactus rests on.
Sitting behind the Mana Stone near the wall
This one may be available before reaching Chartmoon Tower but I didn’t explore this part of the map until after that section. Hiding next to the bridge.
After you reach the end of the woods by following the red flowers. The Cactuar sits on your left.
Once you arrive in the town, head to the North West corner
After you meet with the Elder he tells you Luna’s power can clear flowers that block your path. Follow the main objective to this location. You’ll find the Cactus just before the golden mana statue.
Trials Of Mana Li’l Cactus Locations Guide – Chapter IV
When you awaken on the island, look in the trees on the left as you descend the hill.
The story sends you near Laurent to get to Celestial Peak. You can’t enter Laurent but a nearby gate that was previously locked can now be opened. The Li’l Cactus is on the other side of the gate.
Trials Of Mana Li’l Cactus Locations Guide – Chapter V & VI
In Chapter V the game opens up and offers a lot of freedom on which objectives you want to tackle first. The initial objective marker takes you to Chartmoon Tower, so go there first and kill that Benevodon before using the drum to summon Flammie and going to another Benevodon location. When you are on the World Map, open your map and you can see all the locations. Either follow the order we go through or choose your own, either way the Cactus locations are on each map as follows.
When you are hunting the Benevodons, the first objective will lead you to Chartmoon Tower. Climb to the 8th floor, the Cactus can be found there.
As soon as you land, the Cactus is nearby.
On a small ledge just before the chest
Shortly after Lil Cactus Location #37. Up on a ledge, near three plumes of poison smoke
Start at the silver mana statue and follow the ice platforms to the end. You’ll find the Cactus here
on a ledge above the chest.
At the base of the tree, near a larger mushroom.
Near a chest, on the lava floor via a stone path.
You can run all the way around right from the start to reach this area.
You have to run the entire edge of the ruins back to near the start to lower the water. From that point, head to this location. The Cactus can be found sitting in some rocks.
Just to the right of the area where you land.
South West corner of the castle after you arrive in Pedda. You have to rest at the inn before the city is “rebuilt” while you sleep.
Near the first Silver Mana Statue. The Jungle of Visions is one of two different dungeons you may have toward the end of the game. If it’s not Jungle of Visions, it should be another.
After the boss fight against the Dark boss, it’s not far from the next Golden Mana Statue.
When you return to the Sanctuary at the end of the game. The Cactus is here, hiding behind a log.
I’m not sure how early this is available. I completed the game and returned to the starting areas to use the map to try and find the final location. This one may be available much earlier in the game. The entrance to Cascade Cavern can be found just outside Astoria, the ruined town near the beginning of the game.
That’s all locations for Li’l Cactus. The ring reward increases CS as you walk around and the Chain Ability starts all allies in combat with 200% CS.
Finding where Li’l Cactus is hiding has a lot of great benefits in the remake. This Trials Of Mana Li’l Cactus Locations Guide will tell you where to find Li’l Cactus in each of his hiding spots as
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