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Great Malboro (Final Fantasy XII)

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The Great Malboro is a plant/malboro-type enemy from Final Fantasy XII. It can be found in the Whisperleaf Way, The Branchway and The Greenswathe areas of Golmore Jungle, interspersed with Malboros and distinguishable by its darker coloring.

Bestiary entry Edit

Page 1: Observations Edit

On reaching an advanced age, some malboros have been known to transform into an entirely different variety of malboro, gaining rank within the vegetative hierarchy, as it were. This phenomenon, known as the spirit-tree flux, is found only in plants and related beings (for few other phyla enjoy such long life), and is thought to be due to the absorption of Mist over several centuries. Such malboros' bodies turn the color of a rich, argent ore, the saliva in their maws emitting a still fouler stench than before.

Page 2: Research Notes Edit

The question of how exactly malboros produce their infamous bad breath has puzzled researchers for generations. A situation made all the more frustrating by the knowledge that understanding the production process would be the first step toward creating a neutralizing agent, not to mention adapting the stench for military use. However, years of painstaking inquiry have revealed only that the noxious fumes emanate from the foul liquid that constitutes the creature's saliva: a substance which can be manufacted by no means known to Man.


Final Fantasy XII enemy stats
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Location Species Aggression Movement type Rare Game Other information
Golmore Jungle (The Needlebrake, Whisperleaf Way, The Branchway, The Greenswathe) Plant/Malboro Aggressive (attacks on detection) Movement type? (Speed: Movement speed?) N/A N/A
Level HP MP Strength Magick Power
22 - 23 1,630 - 1,750 630 - 642 24 - 25 16 - 18
Vitality Speed Attack Power Defense Magick Resist
34 - 37 16 - 16 33 - 35 14 - 16 17 - 18
Evade EXP LP CP Gil
0 - 0 1,141 - 1,245 1 149 - 234 0 - 0
Elemental affinities
FFXII Fire Icon FFXII Ice Icon FFXII Thunder Icon FFXII Water Icon FFXII Wind Icon FFXII Earth Icon FFXII Dark Icon FFXII Holy Icon
100% 100% 100% 100% 150% 100% 100% 100%
Statuses and immunities*% refers to chance to spawn under status
FFXII Stone Icon FFXII Stop Icon FFXII KO Icon FFXII Confuse Icon FFXII Reverse Icon FFXII Sleep Icon FFXII Blind Icon FFXII Poison Icon
0% 0% Immune Immune Immune 0% 0% 0%
FFXII Silence Icon FFXII Oil Icon FFXII Disease Icon FFXII Disable Icon FFXII Immobilize Icon FFXII Sap Icon FFXII Slow Icon FFXII Lure Icon
0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% Immune
FFXII Libra Icon FFXII Bravery Icon FFXII Faith Icon FFXII Protect Icon FFXII Shell Icon FFXII Haste Icon FFXII Regen Icon FFXII Invisible Icon
0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
FFXII Reflect Icon Immunities granted by Safety
0% Enemy does not have innate Safety augment
Item dropped Steal Poach

[15%] Monograph: Foul Liquid (Dragoon)
[8%] Canopic Jar: Arcana
IZJS differences
[95%] Malboro Vine
[5%] Foul Liquid
Attacks Magicks Technicks Augments Items

Max Combo hits: 3

None Bad Breath, Cloying Breath, Purify None None

Battle Edit

The Great Malboro is only marginally more difficult than the normal variety encountered in the jungle, and has the same attacks. It is an easy source of Malboro Vines needed for the Bazaar. The only other enemy to yield them is the normal Malboro, but they are harder to obtain in this way.

Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

"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.

Related enemies Edit