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Inflict poison, sleep, and silence in an area-of-effect.


Bad Breath is an enemy ability that can be used with Enemy Skill Materia Enemy Skill Materia in Final Fantasy VII Remake. It is learned from the Malboro. When used with the materia, it inflicts Poison Poison, Sleep Sleep, and Silence Silence on all enemies, though when used by a malboro, it also inflicts Toad Toad.

It is the only Enemy Skill ability that returns from the Enemy Skill Materia in the original Final Fantasy VII. Bad Breath is also a common Blue Magic throughout the Final Fantasy series.


Bad Breath is learned in hard mode in the Shinra Combat Simulator challenge "Three-Person Team vs. Monsters of Legend" by fighting the malboro. It is crucial to bring Enemy Skill materia to this battle, and is likely the last Enemy Skill the player will have to learn.

To learn it, a character with the Enemy Skill materia equipped must sustain the ability. This is best done by Barret, who can provide a tanking role for the party while the others attack the malboro from behind. Sustaining damage from Bad Breath only provides a chance to learn it, so it may need to be used multiple times before it is learned.


Bad Breath, when used by the player, is weaker than the Bad Breath used by the Malboro, but is nonetheless crippling to many powerful enemies and bosses. It can hit multiple enemies at once, single-handedly turning the tide of a battle.

Bad Breath is more MP-efficient than casting the equivalent spells from the Binding Materia Binding Materia and Poison Materia Poison Materia separately.