Earliest point to catch a Cactuar?

#1Cell240sxPosted 3/31/2013 12:39:18 AM
Is the Chocobo cup the farthest you can go in chapter 1? I got a message saying I can now capture a cactuar. But can you not catch one till chapter 5? =(
#2UrbanGtPosted 3/31/2013 1:08:29 AM
You can only catch a cactuar in chapter 5, the farthest cup you can go on chapter one is Crusader Cup,
#3Cell240sx(Topic Creator)Posted 3/31/2013 1:27:58 AM
Crusader Cup? Farthest I can get is Chocobo Cup.
#4Cell240sx(Topic Creator)Posted 3/31/2013 1:29:38 AM
Nevermind. I see that it is the Youth League Cup. Thanks.
#5KarifeanPosted 3/31/2013 1:41:55 AM
What it meant by "you can catch a Cactuar" is that if you complete Large Hard Cup once more, you'll unlock Cactuar Cup. Though the feat is usually semi-impossible since all of a sudden, terrors from the Via Infinito (Black Elemental + Mushroom Cloud, Mega-Tonberry) appear in the Large Hard Cup... though your final enemy is always Areq + Arroja.
#6UrbanGtPosted 3/31/2013 2:04:43 AM
To unlock Youth League Cup (or Crusader cup), you must win large hard cup 6 times. To catch a cactuar you must be in chapter 5.
#7pbirdmanPosted 3/31/2013 3:11:26 AM
Being able to genuinally beat Large Hard Cup in Chapter 1 is quite a feat so well done
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#8UrbanGtPosted 3/31/2013 4:31:11 AM
Black Elemental, Mushroom Cloud and Mega Tonberry appear on that cup, and they are some of the stronger fiends in the whole game.
#9pbirdmanPosted 3/31/2013 5:39:49 AM(edited)
Well I find certain cups have teams which regulary have a high chance of you having to battle them at some point in the cup (main event teams as I call them)
For instance Regular Cup has Team Odd Couple which you'll mostly encounter at some point
Large Cup you'll have either Darkness or Raging River which will cross your path often and get to the finals
Large Hard Cup Main Events will normally be either Black Mist or The Reaper

To catch a cactuar you must be in chapter 5.
To be more specific you need to unlock the Rogue Cactuar lair for them to appear at all

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#10TsunyanPosted 3/31/2013 10:26:35 AM
Odd, unlocking the cactuar cup it also said "cactuar can now be captured"