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Bad Breath in Final Fantasy IX.

Belch forth putrid stench to inflict status ailments.

Final Fantasy Tactics description

Bad Breath (くさい息 or 臭い息, Kusai Iki?, lit. Smelly Breath), also known as Breath or Sour Mouth, is an enemy ability used by the recurring Malboro enemies. In most games the attack can be learned as Blue Magic. It inflicts multiple, if not all possible ailments simultaneously, occasionally with a small amount of non-ailment related damage.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy II[edit | edit source]

Bad Breath is used by Rhyos and Chimera Sphinx, which appear in the Jade Passage. Instead of inflicting multiple statuses, Bad Breath merely inflicts Petrify on the party.

Final Fantasy III[edit | edit source]

Bad Breath is used only by the Cloud of Darkness in the 3D remake. It inflicts a party member with multiple statuses.

Final Fantasy IV[edit | edit source]

The Malboro (2D and 3D) use Breath as their opening attack. It inflicts one party member with Confuse, Toad, Mini, Pig, Silence, and Blind. If the target is immune to at least one of the above statuses, no statuses will be inflicted. The Great Malboro and Lunasaur (2D and 3D) can also use Bad Breath, the latter's affecting the entire party.

Final Fantasy VI[edit | edit source]

Spews foul breath that inflicts various status ailments on enemies.

Description

The Malboro and Great Malboro use Bad Breath when left alone. Strago can learn it as a Lore. It inflicts a party member with Blind, Poison, Sap, Imp, Silence, and Confuse. It costs 32 MP to cast and has a 100 hit rate. It can be learned from Dark Force, Great Malboro, and Malboro.

Final Fantasy VII[edit | edit source]

[Poison/Confu/Sleepel/Silence/Small/Frog] on all.

Description

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Bad Breath is an enemy ability used by the Malboro enemy. It casts Poison, Confuse, Sleep, Silence, Frog, and Small on all party members. An unprepared party may find this difficult to survive. A Malboro will only use it three times in a battle.

Bad Breath can be learned on the Enemy Skill Materia. Malboro can only be fought in two locations: on Gaea's Cliff and inside the Northern Cave. Since the Northern Cave is the final dungeon, if the player does not learn Bad Breath at Gaea's Cliff, it cannot be obtained until the end of the game since Gaea's Cliff is an unrevisitable location. With all its effects, Bad Breath can render most enemies defenseless, but it rarely works on bosses. The MP cost is 58.

Final Fantasy VII Remake[edit | edit source]

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Bad Breath is an Enemy Skill Materia Enemy Skill Materia learned from the malboro, in the "Three-Person Team vs. Monsters of Legend" battle in the Shinra Combat Simulator. When used from the Enemy Skill materia, it inflicts Poison Poison, Sleep Sleep, and Silence Silence on all enemies, though when used by a malboro, it also inflicts Toad Toad.

Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy VIII[edit | edit source]

Quistis can learn Bad Breath as a Limit Break from the Malboro Tentacles. It inflicts various statuses to all enemies depending on Quistis's Crisis Level:

Malboro uses Bad Breath.

Malboros usually always use it as their first move, and their version inflicts Poison, Darkness, Silence, Sleep, Slow, Confuse, Berserk, Petrifying, and Curse. Among the best defense against it is equipping a Guardian Force with the StatDefx4 ability and junctioning Pain, Confuse, Berserk, and Sleep, leaving only Slow and Petrifying. One can also replace Berserk with Break and allow the berserked character hit away at Malboro's HP. With Auto-Haste equipped, Slow won't afflict the character.

The Geezard also has an attack called Bad Breath, but it isn't the same as the Malboro's version. It deals minor damage and may inflict Slow.

Final Fantasy IX[edit | edit source]

Causes Confuse, Darkness, Poison, Slow, and Mini to the enemy.

Description

Bad Breath is an enemy ability used by the Malboro that inflicts Confusion, Poison, Blind, Slow, and Mini to one target with a 40% chance of the spell hitting. Quina can learn Bad Breath from eating a Malboro, Anemone, or Worm Hydra. It costs 16 MP to cast.

Final Fantasy X[edit | edit source]

Kimahri can learn Bad Breath for his Ronso Rage by using Lancet on a Malboro or Great Malboro. The latter always opens battle with Bad Breath, and both always cause Poison, Slow, Darkness and Silence; and also may cause Confusion, and Berserk to the entire party. A more powerful version called Putrid Breath is used by the Malboro Menace fought in the Monster Arena, and deals minor damage in addition to always inflicting Confusion, Poison, Slow, Darkness (by 8 turns), and Silence (by 8 turns) to the entire party.

Final Fantasy X-2[edit | edit source]

Bad Breath is a Blue Bullet ability learned by the Gun Mage dressphere, costing 64 MP to use. It can be learned from Malboros. Bad Breath inflicts Silence, Darkness, and Poison with 30% accuracy, Curse with 50% accuracy and Slow with 80% possibility.[1]

Great Malboros can use the more powerful Really Bad Breath, which inflicts more status effects.

Final Fantasy X-2: Last Mission[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy XI[edit | edit source]

Bad Breath is a Blue Magic ability learned from Morbol for the Blue Mages (level 61). It deals Earth damage that inflicts multiple status effects on enemies within a fan-shaped area originating from the caster for 212 MP. It costs 5 Blue Magic points to set. When set, it grants INT +2 and MND +2. It takes 8.75 seconds to cast and can be recast every 120 seconds.

Bad Breath is also an enemy ability used by the Morbol family.

Final Fantasy XII[edit | edit source]

Bad Breath is used by all forms of Malboro and inflicts Slow, Poison, and Blind to all targets in range.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings[edit | edit source]

Malboros commonly uses Bad Breath to inflict random debuffs on a circle of enemies for 10 seconds; Ba'Gamnan learns it at level 18.

Final Fantasy XIV[edit | edit source]

Most Morbols can use Bad Breath, which causes Poison, Paralysis, Slow, Heavy, Blind, Silence, Pacification, Max HP Down, and Determination Down to all targets hit by it. Blue Mages can also learn this spell from Morbols and similar enemies, though they cannot inflict Pacification, Max HP Down and Determination Down, instead inflicting Damage Dealt Reduced.

Final Fantasy Tactics[edit | edit source]

Bad Breath damages all units in a three square line emanating from the point of casting. It attempts to inflict Petrify, Blind, Confuse, Silence, Oil, Toad, Poison, and Sleep status effects with a 25% chance of inflicting each.

The Greater Malboro has this ability and the Malboro can use it if an ally with the Monster Skill ability is next to it. See also enemy abilities.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance[edit | edit source]

Incredibly foul breath causes status ailments.

Description

Bad Breath is learned as a Blue Magic spell from Malboro and Big Malboro. It can inflict several status ailments which include Slow, Confuse, Poison, Blind, Silence, Frog, and Sleep at the cost of 20 MP.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift[edit | edit source]

Bad Breath can be learned from Malboro-type enemies. It inflicts Poison, Blind, and Silence in a T-shaped area. It costs 8 MP to cast.

Final Fantasy Type-0[edit | edit source]

Enemy attacks are not named, but Malboros breath toxic bubbles that, if hit, deal damage and poison, mute and stop the target.

Final Fantasy Mystic Quest[edit | edit source]

Bad Breath is an enemy ability used by Zombie, Stheno and Plant Man. It inflicts the Paralyze status.

Final Fantasy Dimensions II[edit | edit source]

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Dissidia Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Bad Breath is an ability used by the summon Malboro. It constantly saps Bravery from the opponent depending on how far they are from the summoner. The closer the two players are, the greater the reduction.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Bad Breath is the summon Malboro's ability. It saps Bravery from the opponent depending on how close the opponent is. It can be seen as a counter to the summon Land Worm whose ability—Wormhole—saps Bravery the further away the opponent is.

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia[edit | edit source]

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Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy All the Bravest[edit | edit source]

Bad Breath is the enemy ability that is used by the Malboro during battle. The Great Malboro uses Really Bad Breath.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Explorers[edit | edit source]

Produce a revolting stench that can potentially inflict poison, sleep, blind, silence, fog, and confuse on enemies.

Description

Bad Breath is used by Malboro and Great Malboro. Dryad uses a similar attack called Very Bad Breath. It can inflict a wide variety of status ailments. Blue Mages can learn Bad Breath after killing an enemy who has used it in their presence. As Blue Magic, the spell costs 260 AP to cast and has a cooldown time of 12 seconds. The caster stands still and spews a green cloud directly forward, which can hit multiple enemies if they are close enough.

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

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Mobius Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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World of Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Bad Breath is an active ability that inflicts Poison, Blindness, Oblivion, Slow, and Confusion on a single target for 8 AP. It can be used by Malboro.

Chocobo no Fushigi na Dungeon[edit | edit source]

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Chocobo's Dungeon 2[edit | edit source]

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Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[edit | edit source]

Chrono Cross[edit | edit source]

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BadBreath is a Green ability used by the Green Dragon and it inflicts random status ailments on all targets.

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Etymology[edit | edit source]

Halitosis, colloquially called bad breath, feter oris, or fege bosta, is a symptom in which a noticeably unpleasant odor is present on the exhaled breath.

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