The Moblin is an enemy in Final Fantasy XIII-2. It is a palette swap of the Goblin.

It always appears with two other Moblins and a Major Moblin leader, which not only enhances its troops but heals them as well. Both Moblin-types replace the Gancanagh and Ace leader as the predominant Goblin-types in the Clearwater Marshes during rainy weather.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Battle[edit | edit source]

While Moblin is not exceptionally powerful on its own, with the aid of the Major Moblin's Goblinhancement, it becomes a more potent threat, made greater by the Major Moblin's ability to cure its troops. Arguably, the battle against Moblins at higher levels is easier than against Gancanaghs, because Goblinhancement is very effective, but the Major will likely be healing instead of casting it.

If the Major Moblin is defeated before the Moblins, a Moblin might use Rise to Power and become a new Major Moblin, but after one Moblin has risen to power, no other Moblins will, even if the second Major Moblin is defeated. It will also only have the HP that it had as a Moblin and thus will be easier to defeat than the original.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The player should defeat the Moblins as quickly as possible with Relentless Assault (COM/RAV/RAV) to take advantage of their elemental weaknesses. Due to their low chain resistance they are easily Staggered.

Paradigm Pack[edit | edit source]

A Moblin is not the easiest to find of potential sources of Gilfinder II, but it is the cheapest, available for infusion at level 1. Buccaboos and Gancanaghs get it at level 20. An assortment of other Goblins and Terraquatics get it later, or have it redlocked. Gilfinder II sources are cumulative in their effect, for a maximum of +250% to gil drops.

Monster stats[edit | edit source]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Ability Level Type Infuse
Attack Initial Command N
Ruin Initial Command N
Critical: Haste Initial Passive N
Gilfinder II Initial Passive Y
Launch 3 Auto N
Resist Magic: +5% 6 Passive Y
Resist Magic: +15% 10 Passive Y
Blitz 14 Command N
Blindside 19 Auto Y

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Moblin is a portmanteau of "mob" and "goblin." A goblin is a small, mischievous creature found in many European folk tales and legends. The word "goblin" comes from the Norman French word Gobelinus, the name of a ghost that haunted the town of Évreux in the 12th century.

Moblin is also the name of an enemy from the Legend of Zelda series (although in that case, the Japanese name was "Moriblin", which is a combination of "Mori" (Japanese for "Forest") and "Goblin.").

Related enemies[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy XIII[edit | edit source]

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII[edit | edit source]

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