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Great Malboro (Final Fantasy X)

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Final Fantasy X Enemy
Great Malboro
モルボルグレート (Moruboru Gurēto)
Great Malboro (FFX)
HP Overkill MP
64,000 13,560 1
Strength Magic Defense
36 42 1
M. Defense Agility Accuracy
1 18 0
Evasion Luck
0 15
AP (Overkill) Gil
21,000 (31,500) 1,900
Elemental affinities
Fire Lightning Water Ice Holy
Weak - Immune Immune -
Sensor Breathes Bad Breath 1/3 of the time. Be ready for anything.
Location Omega Ruins, Inside Sin
Common Steal Remedy
Rare Steal Mana Tablet
Common Drop Mana Sphere
Rare Drop Mana Sphere
Weapon Drop Piercing, Darktouch, Silencetouch, Sleeptouch, Poisontouch
Armor Drop Dark Ward, Silence Ward, Sleep Ward, Poison Ward, Stone Ward, Confuse Ward, Berserk Ward
Bribe 1,600,000 gil (Wings to Discovery x9)
Abilities Bad Breath, Gastric Juice, Staccato
Ronso Rage Bad Breath
Resistant to Power Break (50), Magic Break (50), Armor Break (50), Mental Break (50), Zanmato (Lv. 2)
Immune to Silence, Sleep, Darkness, Poison, Petrification, Slow, Zombie, Threaten, Death, Haste
Other Information When encountered in the Omega Ruins, it will always ambush the party.

The Great Malboro of Final Fantasy X is a stronger version of the standard Malboro encountered in the Omega Ruins and Inside Sin.


When fought inside the Omega Ruins, Great Malboro will always begin every battle by ambushing the party and unleashing Bad Breath. After the first turn, each of Malboro's three main attacks: a gastric juice attack on a single character; a volley of gastric juice hitting all characters, and Bad Breath, all have an equal chance of being used. Bad Breath can inflict status effects like Poison, Confuse, Darkness, and Berserk. It counters delay attacks with a chew attack, which causes heavy damage to the character that delayed it.


It is a good idea to equip active party members with armor that resists some of the status effects from Bad Breath. Having one active member equipped with a First Strike weapon will make the fight easier. If that character has Delay Buster, they can even defeat the Malboro before it takes its first turn.

Having someone with a First Strike weapon who knows Provoke is useful; if provoked before it makes its turn, instead of using Bad Breath, it will use a weak attack that hits the entire party for less than 1000 damage, giving the player plenty of time to finish it off before its next turn. Having a member doublecast a Fire-elemental spell is also effective, as Great Malboro is weak to Fire. If Yuna has First Strike, she can summon an aeon (which are immune to status ailments) before it takes its first turn. A player merely trying to traverse the Omega Ruins can also give First Strike to any character who knows Flee.

Another option is to use Valefor who can delay him indefinitely without suffering the counterattack with Sonic Wings.


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