Count Malboro has several powerful attacks that can easily take off a good chunk of the player's HP. Noteworthy attacks are Bad Breath (which inflicts Toad, Silence, Mini, Pig, and Confuse on one party member), Bile (which inflicts physical damage and Sap on one party member), and Poison Gas (which inflicts Poison and tries to inflict physical damage on all party members). It can also restore HP using its Heal ability. This, coupled with its high HP, high physical attack power, and auto-counter attacks, can easily wipe out even a prepared player.
[view·edit·purge]"Malboro" may derive from the Japanese onomatopoeia boro, the sound of an upset stomach. Their name is most likely derived from the Latin and Greek words mal (meaning bad) and boros (meaning breath), a reference to their infamous attack. The name could also be a reference to Marlboro Cigarettes, since the creatures often spew horrid fumes.