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A mutation of some unknown animal. Details are unclear. Remembers people by licking their blood.
Final Fantasy VIII Info Corner.

Moombas are a possible final stage in the evolving life cycle of a Shumi in Final Fantasy VIII. They are generally used as slaves or laborers and as such are treated poorly by their human masters; however, they are held highly as an ideal by the Shumi in Shumi Village. The Sculptor at the village workshop explains that often those who fail to evolve into Elders, turn into Moombas, and that their fur is red due to the "passionate ingenuity of their hearts."



Did you not see their noble features? Their gem-like eyes revealing innocence? Their bright red hair symbolizing passion? Their spectacular hair signifying power! Their soothing, adorable cries! Their mighty hands with incredible strength! Their proud postures demanding respect!

Moombas are covered in red fur and stand at about a meter in height. They get around by running or walking on all fours, but can stand on their hind legs when stationary. Their paws are oversized in comparison to their bodies, with sharp claws which, coupled with sharp teeth, can be used for defense. Moombas cannot speak human language as a whole, but can be taught individual words.


Moombas mainly use expressive body language to convey their meaning to humans, but have no difficulty communicating with other Moombas and Shumi in more animalistic sounds. Moombas can recognize people by smelling or licking their blood. Being the "final form" of a Shumi, Moombas are generally benign, good-natured and hard-working, as this is the most common form a Shumi assumes.


Final Fantasy VIII - Moomba

Final Fantasy VIII - Moomba


A Moomba can be summoned into battle, if one has the Friendship item, only obtainable with the PocketStation through Chocobo World. When summoned, it will initiate "MoombaMoomba" (ムンバムンバムンバ, Munba Munba Munba?), which reduces one target's HP down to 1. If the target has more than 9,999 HP, it will do 9,999 damage instead.

Other appearancesEdit

Chocobo WorldEdit

ChocoboWorld Moomba2

In Chocobo World, a Moomba is friends with Boko. During Boko's journey to find and rescue MiniMog, and later Koko, Moomba will help search for weapons to up Boko's attack stats.

Final Fantasy XEdit

FFX Weapon - Moomba

The Moomba species is as one of the many types of dolls Lulu uses for a weapon. The Moomba dolls contain elemental magic or affect Magic and Strength stats.

Final Fantasy X-2Edit

Yuna wields a Moomba doll as her weapon when wearing the Mascot dressphere.

Chocobo RacingEdit

Moomba Chocobo Racing

Moomba in Chocobo Racing.

A Moomba, named "Mumba" in-game, is a secret character in Chocobo Racing that can be unlocked after finishing the Story Mode four times, after which Mumba can be selected by pressing L2 over Squall once he is unlocked.

Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

FFAB Moomba Warrior SSR

Moomba Warrior appears as a weapon.

Final Fantasy ArtniksEdit

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Mobius Final FantasyEdit

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Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

Moomba appears as an Ice-elemental Eidolon card. It allows the player to choose one Forward and deal it damage equal to that Forward's power minus 1000. The Moomba is also an EX Burst card, causing its effect to activate immediately when sent to the Break Zone from the deck. The Moomba card being Ice-elemental may be because Shumi Village is located at the northern Trabia region in the world of Final Fantasy VIII.

World of Final FantasyEdit

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