Its Sour Mouth can cause Imp, Dar, and Poison status in a victim. Avoid elemental attacks against this well-defended enemy.

Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Great Malboro is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI fought in Kefka's Tower and the Dragons' Den.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Battle[edit | edit source]

Great Malboro often attack in groups with other enemies; they cast Bad Breath when they are left alone, so it is recommended to take them out first, unless they are accompanied by a Great Behemoth. They absorb all elements except Fire, which they are weak against, so Firaga is a good option against them. Alternatively, the player can Control them and use their own Snort attack to eject the Great Malboro or its allies out of the battle instantly. They are also not immune to any statuses aside from Blind and Silence, so using Confusion may cause it to eject itself or its allies out of the battle.

Coliseum setup[edit | edit source]

Gogo is the best character to use in this fight, since every other character except Umaro has a Magic command, which the player will want to avoid using; Great Malboro will counter with its Death-inflicting special attack if hit by magic.

Great Malboro can use Snort, so the player will want to end the fight quickly before it's used, or rely on Kagenui to cast Stop and prevent the attack. Great Malboro is vulnerable to Death attacks from Ichigeki and Wing Edge; equipping them via the Merit Award grants a good chance for a quick kill, given Wing Edge's speed boost and the Death effect. Equipping speed-boosting equipment and the Ribbon will prevent the status ailments from Bad Breath.

Formations[edit | edit source]

Number Enemies Encounter flags Introduction flag Musical theme Magic AP
Normal Back Surrounded Side
272 Primeval Dragon, Great Malboro Y Y N Y Sides, individual Battle 3
329 Great Behemoth, Great Malboro, Vector Lythos Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle 5
330 Great Malboro x3 Y Y N Y Sides, individual Battle 4
549 Great Behemoth, Great Malboro, Vector Lythos Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle
550 Great Malboro x4 Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle
552 Primeval Dragon, Great Malboro Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle
589 Great Behemoth, Great Malboro x2 Y N N N Sides, individual Battle
592 Vector Chimera, Great Malboro Y N N N Sides, individual Battle
602 Dinozombie, Great Malboro Y N N N Sides, individual Battle

AI script[edit | edit source]

Normal script[edit | edit source]

If monster is by itself: Bad Breath (100%)

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (66%) or Nothing (33%)

If attacked by "Magic": Infernal Kiss (33%)

Coliseum script[edit | edit source]

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (25%) or Poison (25%) or Snort (25%) or Bad Breath (25%)

If attacked by "Magic": Infernal Kiss (33%)

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Great Malboro from Final Fantasy VI appears in Pictlogica Final Fantasy as an enemy.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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Gallery[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

"Malboro" may derive from the Japanese onomatopoeia boro, the sound of an upset stomach. The word mal, means something bad or illness. The name could also be a reference to Marlboro Cigarettes, since the creatures often spew horrid fumes.

Related enemies[edit | edit source]

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