Its Bad Breath inflicts multiple status effects on all characters. Guard against the status effects with armor, and attack with fire. Kimahri can learn Bad Breath.

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The Malboro of Final Fantasy X is a fiend encountered more easily in the northwest of the grassland area in the Calm Lands, and occasionally in the rooms (not hallways) in the Cavern of the Stolen Fayth. It is a large plant that overwhelms the party with status ailments.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Battle[edit | edit source]

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In battle.

Malboro is one of the tougher monsters of the Calm Lands due to its Bad Breath ability, which inflicts several status effects on the active party: 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). Bad Breath will be executed when its counter reaches 7; the counter increases by 1 when targeted, or 2 when targeted with a fire-elemental attack. Malboro will not use Bad Breath against aeons or when Provoked. Kimahri can learn Bad Breath as a Ronso Rage.

Malboro might drop armor with wards against many different status ailments. It will also drop weapons with Sleeptouch, Silencetouch, Poisontouch, or Darktouch.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

As aeons are immune to status ailments, the player can summon them against the Malboro. Ifrit can be a good choice as Malboros are weak to Fire.

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Triple Triad[edit | edit source]

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Malboro appears on a Triple Triad card in Final Fantasy Portal App.

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]

Final Fantasy X-2[edit | edit source]

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

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