Malboro is one of the tougher monsters of the Calm Lands due to its Bad Breath ability, which may inflict several status effects on the active party. This attack causes Silence (100% chance and by 3 turns), Darkness (100% chance and by 3 turns), Slow (30% chance and by 3 turns), Poison (150% chance), Confusion (80% chance), and Berserk (30% chance). Furthermore, Kimahri can learn this skill as a Ronso Rage.
[view·edit·purge]"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.