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Great Malboro
モルボルグレート (Moruboru Gurēto?)
Great Malboro (FFX)
Malboro
Statistics
HP Overkill MP
64,000 13,560 1
Strength Magic Defense
36 42 1
Magic Defense Agility Accuracy
1 18 0
Evasion Luck
0 15
AP (Overkill) Gil
21,000 (42,000) 1,900
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Water Holy
150% 0% 100% 0% 100%
Statuses and immunities
Silence Sleep Darkness Poison
Immune Immune Immune Immune
Petrify Slow Zombie Power Break Magic Break
Immune Immune Immune 50 50
Armor Break Mental Break Threaten Death Provoke
50 50 Immune Immune 0
Doom (5Turns taken for target to die) Nul Shell Protect Reflect
0 0 0 0 0
Haste Demi Regen Distill Sensor
Immune 0 0 0 0
Scan Bribe Delay Eject Zanmato
0 0 0 0 Lv. 2
Berserk Capture Physical Magical
0 0 0 0
Sensor Breathes Bad Breath 1/3 of the time. Be ready for anything.
Scan Danger! There is a 1/3 chance of it attacking with Bad Breath. To avoid being wiped out, equip armor that guards against status effects and attack with fire. Kimahri can learn Bad Breath.
Location Omega Ruins, Inside Sin
Monster Arena Inside Sin
Common Steal (75%) Remedy
Rare Steal (25%) Mana Tablet
Common Drop (87.5%) Mana Sphere x1Overkill: x2
Rare Drop (12.5%) Mana Sphere x1Overkill: x2
Equipment Drop (50%) 3-4 slots, 1-3 abilities
Weapon Abilities Piercing, Darktouch, Silencetouch, Sleeptouch, Poisontouch
Armor Abilities Dark Ward, Silence Ward, Sleep Ward, Poison Ward, Stone Ward, Confuse Ward, Berserk Ward
Bribe Wings to Discovery x8 (1,280,000 gil)
Abilities Bad Breath, Gastric Juice, Staccato, Chow Time
Ronso Rage Bad Breath
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.

BattleEdit

When fought inside the Omega Ruins, The Nucleus area inside Sin and also the Monster Arena, Great Malboro always begins the 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 inflicts several status effects: Silence (100% chance and by 3 turns), Darkness (100% chance and by 3 turns), Slow (30% chance and by 3 turns), Poison (150% chance), Confusion (80% chance), and Berserk (30% chance).

If the player has one character in Poison status, this completely prevents Great Malboro from using Bad Breath (except in the Omega Ruins / Sin's Nucleus Ambush first move). Also, it counters Delay Attack/Delay Buster with his Chow Time attack, which causes heavy damage to the character that delayed it.

StrategyEdit

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.

GalleryEdit

EtymologyEdit

[view  · edit  · purge]"Malboro" may derive from the Japanese onomatopoeia boro, the sound of an upset stomach. Their name may also be 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.

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