The Malboro is an enemy from Final Fantasy IX. It can be found in Pandemonium and in various other locations on disc 4.


Final Fantasy IX enemy stats
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Location Class Eat Other information
Pandemonium None Bad Breath None
Level HP MP Strength Defense
57 11,687 2,334 21 10
Evade Magic Magic Def Magic Eva Attack
6 21 10 8 74
Spirit Speed EXP Gil AP
38 36 30,579 2,572 3
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Thunder Water
100% 100% 100% 100%
Wind Earth Holy Shadow Healing
100% 100% 100% 100% -100%Absorbs
Statuses and immunities
Petrify Venom Virus Silence Darkness Trouble Zombie Death Confuse Berserk
- - Immune - - - - - Immune Immune
Stop Auto-Life Poison Sleep Regen Haste Slow Float Shell Protect
- Immune - - - - - Immune - -
Heat Freeze Vanish Doom Mini Reflect Gradual Petrify Eat Scan Gravity
- - Immune - - - - - Immune Immune
Steal Item dropped Card dropped [12.5%]
[100%] Ore
[25%] Vaccine
[6.25%] Nothing
[0.39%] Nothing
[100%] Ore
[37.5%] Nothing
[12.5%] Nothing
[0.39%] Ether
Abilities Eat
Bad Breath, Thundaga, Virus Tentacles, Absorb, Osmose Bad Breath

Battle Edit

While less powerful than the Malboros of other games, it still gives quite an bit of Experience and AP. If eaten, Quina will learn the useful Bad Breath spell. Malboro can inflict Virus.

Strategy Edit

Curing Virus with Vaccines should be a priority. Eiko can bypass the effects of Virus by equipping the Guardian Mog ability.

Tetra Master Edit

Tetra Master

Location: Treno, Card Stadium "Malboro Master Joe"

Other appearances Edit

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Edit


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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.