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1000 Needles is a Blue Magic spell and an enemy ability in which several small needles are shot at a target. The move always does 1,000 HP of damage, hence its name. 1000 Needles is first used in Final Fantasy V, although since Final Fantasy VI, 1000 Needles has been Cactuars' signature ability. In some games, the move has a weaker variation named 100 Needles and two stronger ones named 2000 Needles and 10000 Needles.


Mario sports titles[edit]

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Cactuar performing its Special Shot, 1000 Needles, in Mario Hoops 3-on-3

1000 Needles is Cactuar's Special Shot in Mario Hoops 3-on-3. To have Cactuar perform it, the player must tap out an S shape.

Cactuar begins the shot by dribbling the ball in an S shape. The ball glows green, Cactuar throws it straight up and dives headfirst with the ball into the basket, spiraling as it goes. White "needles" explode in all directions. After the shot, it lands back on the ground and two 8-bit Chocobos orbit its head for a second.

If shot outside the three-point line instead of diving, Cactuar will jump, wind up its right hand, and punch the ball toward the hoop. When a teammate dunks it in, the white needles appear.

1000 Needles is also Cactuar's Special Shot in Mario Sports Mix. The same actions are for the ones for Mario Hoops 3-on-3, but opponents affected by the shot will have a small "1000" briefly appear over them, as if they had received damage in a Final Fantasy game.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese はりせんぼん
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