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11th May '16 4:30:32 AM Andyroid
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* Calico Desert in ''VideoGame/StardewValley'' not only has cacti (complete with Cactus Fruit you can harvest and sell back in town), but in the same place as palm trees.
22nd Apr '16 11:20:36 PM DesertDragon
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** The Desert Resort in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' features a new cactus Pokémon, Maractus, though Unova is at least based on someplace in the New World (New Jersey and New York).

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** The Desert Resort in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' features a new cactus Pokémon, Maractus, though Unova is at least based on someplace in the North America, even if it's New World (New Jersey and New York).York State.
16th Apr '16 1:21:06 PM StarformDCX
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* Both ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpires'' and ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresII'' have Arabian, Gobi, and Sahara deserts full of cacti.

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* Both ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpires'' ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresI'' and ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresII'' have Arabian, Gobi, and Sahara deserts full of cacti.
16th Apr '16 1:20:24 PM StarformDCX
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* Both ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpires1'' and ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpires2'' have Arabian, Gobi, and Sahara deserts full of cacti.

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* Both ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpires1'' ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpires'' and ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpires2'' ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresII'' have Arabian, Gobi, and Sahara deserts full of cacti.
16th Apr '16 1:19:23 PM StarformDCX
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* Both ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpires1'' and ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpires2'' have Arabian, Gobi, and Sahara deserts full of cacti.
6th Dec '15 1:56:02 PM Kadorhal
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* Set in the Mojave, [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas]] features Agaves, barrel cacti and prickly pears that will constitute 95% of the Courier's diet. No Saguaros, happily.

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* Set in the Mojave, [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas]] ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' features Agaves, agaves, barrel cacti and prickly pears that will constitute 95% of the Courier's diet. No Saguaros, happily.



** Likewise Route 228 in Diamond/Pearl/Platinum, featuring Cacnea's evolved form Cacturne. This despite Sinnoh being based of Hokkaido.

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** Likewise Route 228 in Diamond/Pearl/Platinum, ''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Diamond/Pearl/Platinum]]'', featuring Cacnea's evolved form Cacturne. This despite Sinnoh being based of Hokkaido.



* ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga]]'' features the Spiky Snifits who look like saguaro cacti. You find them in the desert Teehee Valley. Other [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario games]] have the cactus enemy Pokey, who appears in just about every desert level. (Except World 2 of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3''; Pokey wasn't in that game.)

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* ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga]]'' ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga'' features the Spiky Snifits who look like saguaro cacti. You find them in the desert Teehee Valley. Other [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario games]] have the cactus enemy Pokey, who appears in just about every desert level. (Except World 2 of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3''; Pokey wasn't in that game.)



** Rather impressively, though, the cacti only show up in levels with an "American" theme within the trilogy. Dry Canyon and Cliff Town are both based on areas ("Colorado" and "Mexico") which might be expected to have cacti, and Dino Mines is the Old West with dinosaurs (and cacti). Skeletos Badlands has cacti as well, but no clear effective location. The two desert levels which DO have a clear non-American location (Scorch and Desert Ruins) are cacti-free.

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** Rather impressively, though, the cacti only show up in levels with an "American" theme within the trilogy. Dry Canyon and Cliff Town are both based on areas ("Colorado" and "Mexico") which might be expected to have cacti, and Dino Mines is the Old West with dinosaurs (and cacti). Skeletos Badlands has cacti as well, but no clear effective location. The two desert levels which DO ''do'' have a clear non-American location (Scorch and Desert Ruins) are cacti-free.



*** There are Leevers in both,which are basically mobile, carnivorous cacti. They appear less cactus-like in some games, but the ones in ''Twilight Princess'' (also seen later in the spinoff ''Link's Crossbow Training'') are unmistakably evil prickly pears. Leevers are also found in the desert section of the original game, which is otherwise devoid of cacti.

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*** There are Leevers in both,which both, which are basically mobile, carnivorous cacti. They appear less cactus-like in some games, but the ones in ''Twilight Princess'' (also seen later in the spinoff ''Link's Crossbow Training'') are unmistakably evil prickly pears. Leevers are also found in the desert section of the original game, which is otherwise devoid of cacti.



* ''VideoGame/FarCry2'' falls prey to this Trope, having big Saguaros...in the middle of Africa...

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* ''VideoGame/FarCry2'' falls prey to this Trope, trope, having big Saguaros...Saguaros... in the middle of Africa...Africa.
5th Dec '15 3:57:06 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* One of Big Japan Pro Wrestling's signature GimmickMatches, The Scorpion Death Match, replaces the barbed wire used in the ''Piranha'' Death Match with cacti, for a more desert feel. This ignoring that deserts in Japan don't have cacti.[[/folder]]

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* One of Big Japan Pro Wrestling's signature GimmickMatches, The Scorpion Death Match, replaces the barbed wire used in the ''Piranha'' Death Match with cacti, for a more desert feel. This ignoring ignores that deserts in Japan don't have cacti.[[/folder]]
4th Oct '15 2:46:52 PM BlackSunNocturne
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* In the 3.5 Edition {{Sourcebook}}, ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Sandstorm]]'', describes everything about life in a desert environment. Cacti are obviously included, though the world ''could'' be based on American deserts. Two of the "monsters" listed in it are the Porcupine cacti ([[MadeOfExplodium they reproduce by exploding in a burst of pulp, seeds, and thorns at the slightest touch]]) and the Saguaro sentinels (basically Desert [[WhenTreesAttack Treants]], swapping trees for Cactui).

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* In the 3.5 Edition {{Sourcebook}}, ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Sandstorm]]'', describes everything about life in a desert environment. Cacti are obviously included, though the world ''could'' be based on American deserts. Two of the "monsters" listed in it are the Porcupine cacti ([[MadeOfExplodium they reproduce by exploding in a burst of pulp, seeds, and thorns at the slightest touch]]) and the Saguaro sentinels (basically Desert [[WhenTreesAttack Treants]], swapping trees for Cactui).Cacti).
4th Oct '15 2:41:49 PM BlackSunNocturne
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* In the 3.5 Edition {{Sourcebook}}, ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Sandstorm]]'', describes everything about life in a desert environment. Cacti are obviously included, though the world ''could'' be based on American deserts. Two of the "monsters" listed in it are the Porcupine cacti ([[MadeOfExplodium they reproduce by exploding in a burst of pulp, seeds, and thorns at the slightest touch]]) and the Saguaro sentinels (basically Desert [[WhenTreesAttack Treants]], swapping trees for Cactui).
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16th Aug '15 1:33:20 PM LordGro
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* Played dead-straight by the transplantation of cactus species across the planet. The prickly-pear cactus, also known as the ''tzabar'' or sabra, has become known as emblematic of Israelis. It's native to southwestern North America, but don't go telling that to the hummus company.
** It's also a beloved plant for the Berbers in Morocco, who have a lengthy tale about how Allah gave it to them thousands of years ago so they could survive being lost in the desert by eating its fruit. [[SeriousBusiness Never mention]] in their presence that it was introduced by the Spanish just a few centuries ago.
* After the 2004 tsunami, prickly pear cacti were found growing in southern India.
* Cacti may often be found growing in Southeast Asia. The Pitaya fruit, also known as Dragonfruit, is native to Mexico but was popular in Vietnam and Thailand.
* Incidentally, the deserts of America, Australia, and Africa all have their own unique range of desert flora found nowhere else on the planet. So you can even tell if they're doubling Australia for the Sahara if you know your plants.
** Unless they are invading plants. Nopales and agaves (both American in origin) have successfully colonized parts of Australia and the Mediterranean.
** Or transplants. Aloe plantations can be found in Australia.
* Averted, of course, by Antarctica, the world's largest desert, which lacks cacti.
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