A moderately difficult enemy due to its Bad Breath attack, it is best to equip a Ribbon to negate any status effects it can inflict, and carry several Remedies to counteract any statuses any other party members may receive.
In Oversoul, it is best to have an Alchemist in the party to avoid it using its Ingest attacks.
If the player tries to learn Bad Breath from Malboro for their Gun Mages, they'll have to alter its HP ten times before it will uses Bad Breath. Both attacking and healing it counts, but the Malboro will need to have MP to be able to use Bad Breath.
[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.