|This article is about a/an monster in Kamen Rider, the original series.|
Cactogron (サボテグロン Saboteguron, 14, 15 & Rider vs Shocker) - A cactus monster. He can summon cactus swords, throw bombs and he is also a renowned Shocker commander. He can also use a human form in the disguise of an FBI agent. Starting with his arrival on Japan, the Shocker soldiers wore masks similar to the ones of Lucha libre fighters. His personal emblem, worn on his soldiers' mask, was a cactus. A successful commander from Shocker's Mexican Branch who destroyed the Palas Dam and had advanced Shocker's Mexican conquest plan to 90% complete. Before that conquest could be completed, the Shocker Leader sent him to Japan, where Shocker's greatest enemy, the Kamen Rider, was. He went to Japan disguised as an FBI Agent and attempted to kill Taki after his identity was uncovered. Rather than Kamen Rider 1, who had left the country, he met opposition from Kamen Rider 2. He spread explosives disguised as desert plants and planned to destroy Japan's Sakuma Dam with the "Mexican Flower" bomb. While fighting Kamen Rider 2, he was destroyed by crashing onto a rock while carrying several Mexican Flowers with him.
Kamen Rider vs. Shocker
He returned as part of the revived troops in Kamen Rider vs. Shocker. Acting as a standard field operative, supporting Fly Man, who attempted to kill Professor Daidouji, he found himself facing Kamen Rider 2 again. Defeated in direct combat, he attempted to throw one of his bombs, but Kamen Rider 2 kicked it back to him. He was destroyed by his own Mexican Flower bomb.
Super Hero Taisen Z
Cactogron was one of the monsters in a Space Shocker force led by Space Spider Man which fought a group of Kamen Riders and Super Sentai teams that came to back up Kamen Rider Beast. He was attacked by the three-man Juken Sentai Gekiranger team.
Kamen Rider Taisen ft. Super Sentai
Cactogron is one of the monsters led by Ren Aoi as Kamen Rider Fifteen to destroy all Showa Riders.
Video game appearances
Kamen Rider Club
Kamen Rider on Super Famicom
Cactogron is among the Shocker enemies in the Super Famicom Kamen Rider game.
Kamen Rider on PlayStation
Cactogron is one of several default playable characters that appear in the PlayStation Kamen Rider video game. He is fought by the player in the "Kamen Rider Story" on stage 4. In the "Shocker Story" players able to upgrade him into Saikyō Kaijin (最強怪人). The player then must defeat Kamen Rider 1 before facing Kamen Rider 2.
Cactogron also appears in the Super Famicom game as a slightly tougher regular enemy.
Behind the scenes
In Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen Z, Cactogron was voiced by Hideo Ishikawa (石川 英郎 Ishikawa Hideo).