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Malboro
モルボル (Moruboru?)
FF8 Malboro
Statistics
LevelHP0.5(Lv)² + 1410(Lv)LevelHP0.5(Lv)² + 1410(Lv)
11,4101926,970
STR(5(Lv) + [(Lv) / 5] - [(Lv)² / 260] + 100) / 4MAG(10(Lv) + [(Lv) / 6] - [(Lv)² / 500] + 8) / 4STR(5(Lv) + [(Lv) / 5] - [(Lv)² / 260] + 100) / 4MAG(10(Lv) + [(Lv) / 6] - [(Lv)² / 500] + 8) / 4
2645150
VIT((Lv) / 8) - (Lv) + (Lv) + 10SPR((Lv) / 8) - (Lv) + (Lv) + 8VIT((Lv) / 8) - (Lv) + (Lv) + 10SPR((Lv) / 8) - (Lv) + (Lv) + 8
1081210
SPD((Lv) / 5) - [(Lv) / 15] + 4EVA((Lv) / 9) - [(Lv) / 18]SPD((Lv) / 5) - [(Lv) / 15] + 4EVA((Lv) / 9) - [(Lv) / 18]
4061
EXP40(Lv)² + 180APEXP40(Lv)² + 180AP
2201294012
Elemental affinities
Tripletriad-fire Tripletriad-thunder Tripletriad-ice Tripletriad-water
200% 100% 150% 100%
Tripletriad-wind Tripletriad-earth Tripletriad-poison Tripletriad-holy
100% 0% -100%Absorbs 100%
Damage Restorative Ground Gravity
100% Absorb Damage Damage
Status resistance
Death Poison Petrify Darkness Silence
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Berserk Zombie Sleep Haste Slow
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Stop Regen Reflect Doom Petrifying
Immune Immune 0% Immune 0%
Float Drain Confuse Eject Card
Immune 0% Immune 20% 0%
Devour LV Up LV Down The End
0% 0% 0% 0%
Location Island Closest to Heaven
Island Closest to Hell
Esthar - Grandidi Forest, Abadan Plains, Sollet Mountains, Nortes Mountains, West Coast, Great Salt Lake
Ultimecia Castle - Clock Mechanism Room, Wine Cellar
Scan Uses Bad Breath, which causes all status abnormalities. Be ready with status defenses before fighting.
Class None
Card Malboro (93.7%)
Tonberry King (6.3%)
Mug (25%) Malboro Tentacle (89.5%)
Malboro Tentacle x2 (10.5%)
Item drop (99%)
Malboro Tentacle (69.5%)
Curse Spike x2 (19.9%)
Curse Spike x3 (5.9%)
Curse Spike x4 (4.7%)
Malboro Tentacle (50%)
Curse Spike x2 (44.5%)
Curse Spike x3 (5.5%)
Card Drop (3.5%) Malboro
Draw Bio
Devour Shouldn't have...eaten...it
Abilities Bad Breath, Dissolving Acid, Eerie Sound Wave
Other information None
Malboro
モルボル (Moruboru?)
FF8 Malboro
Statistics
LevelHP0.5(Lv)² + 1410(Lv)LevelHP0.5(Lv)² + 1410(Lv)
2028,4002941,310
STR(5(Lv) + [(Lv) / 5] - [(Lv)² / 260] + 100) / 4MAG(10(Lv) + [(Lv) / 6] - [(Lv)² / 500] + 8) / 4STR(5(Lv) + [(Lv) / 5] - [(Lv)² / 260] + 100) / 4MAG(10(Lv) + [(Lv) / 6] - [(Lv)² / 500] + 8) / 4
53526575
VIT((Lv) / 8) - (Lv) + (Lv) + 10SPR((Lv) / 8) - (Lv) + (Lv) + 8VIT((Lv) / 8) - (Lv) + (Lv) + 10SPR((Lv) / 8) - (Lv) + (Lv) + 8
12101311
SPD((Lv) / 5) - [(Lv) / 15] + 4EVA((Lv) / 9) - [(Lv) / 18]SPD((Lv) / 5) - [(Lv) / 15] + 4EVA((Lv) / 9) - [(Lv) / 18]
7182
EXP40(Lv)² + 180APEXP40(Lv)² + 180AP
980121,34012
Elemental affinities
Tripletriad-fire Tripletriad-thunder Tripletriad-ice Tripletriad-water
200% 100% 150% 100%
Tripletriad-wind Tripletriad-earth Tripletriad-poison Tripletriad-holy
100% 0% -100%Absorbs 100%
Damage Restorative Ground Gravity
100% Absorb Damage Damage
Status resistance
Death Poison Petrify Darkness Silence
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Berserk Zombie Sleep Haste Slow
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Stop Regen Reflect Doom Petrifying
Immune Immune 0% Immune 0%
Float Drain Confuse Eject Card
Immune 0% Immune 20% 0%
Devour LV Up LV Down The End
0% 0% 0% 0%
Location Island Closest to Heaven
Island Closest to Hell
Esthar - Grandidi Forest, Abadan Plains, Sollet Mountains, Nortes Mountains, West Coast, Great Salt Lake
Ultimecia Castle - Clock Mechanism Room, Wine Cellar
Scan Uses Bad Breath, which causes all status abnormalities. Be ready with status defenses before fighting.
Class None
Card Malboro (93.7%)
Tonberry King (6.3%)
Mug (25%) Malboro Tentacle (69.5%)
Malboro Tentacle x2 (19.9%)
Malboro Tentacle x3 (5.9%)
Malboro Tentacle x4 (4.7%)
Item drop (99%)
Malboro Tentacle x2 (69.5%)
Curse Spike x3 (19.9%)
Curse Spike x4 (5.9%)
Curse Spike x5 (4.7%)
Malboro Tentacle x2 (50%)
Curse Spike x3 (44.5%)
Curse Spike x4 (5.5%)
Card Drop (3.5%) Malboro
Draw Bio
Demi
Devour Shouldn't have...eaten...it
Abilities Bad Breath, Dissolving Acid, Eerie Sound Wave
Other information None
Malboro
モルボル (Moruboru?)
FF8 Malboro
Statistics
LevelHP0.5(Lv)² + 1410(Lv)LevelHP0.5(Lv)² + 1410(Lv)
3042,750100146,000
STR(5(Lv) + [(Lv) / 5] - [(Lv)² / 260] + 100) / 4MAG(10(Lv) + [(Lv) / 6] - [(Lv)² / 500] + 8) / 4STR(5(Lv) + [(Lv) / 5] - [(Lv)² / 260] + 100) / 4MAG(10(Lv) + [(Lv) / 6] - [(Lv)² / 500] + 8) / 4
6778158251
VIT((Lv) / 8) - (Lv) + (Lv) + 10SPR((Lv) / 8) - (Lv) + (Lv) + 8VIT((Lv) / 8) - (Lv) + (Lv) + 10SPR((Lv) / 8) - (Lv) + (Lv) + 8
13112220
SPD((Lv) / 5) - [(Lv) / 15] + 4EVA((Lv) / 9) - [(Lv) / 18]SPD((Lv) / 5) - [(Lv) / 15] + 4EVA((Lv) / 9) - [(Lv) / 18]
82186
EXP40(Lv)² + 180APEXP40(Lv)² + 180AP
1,380124,18012
Elemental affinities
Tripletriad-fire Tripletriad-thunder Tripletriad-ice Tripletriad-water
200% 100% 150% 100%
Tripletriad-wind Tripletriad-earth Tripletriad-poison Tripletriad-holy
100% 0% -100%Absorbs 100%
Damage Restorative Ground Gravity
100% Absorb Damage Damage
Status resistance
Death Poison Petrify Darkness Silence
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Berserk Zombie Sleep Haste Slow
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Stop Regen Reflect Doom Petrifying
Immune Immune 0% Immune 0%
Float Drain Confuse Eject Card
Immune 0% Immune 20% 0%
Devour LV Up LV Down The End
0% 0% 0% 0%
Location Island Closest to Heaven
Island Closest to Hell
Esthar - Grandidi Forest, Abadan Plains, Sollet Mountains, Nortes Mountains, West Coast, Great Salt Lake
Ultimecia Castle - Clock Mechanism Room, Wine Cellar
Scan Uses Bad Breath, which causes all status abnormalities. Be ready with status defenses before fighting.
Class None
Card Malboro (93.7%)
Tonberry King (6.3%)
Mug (25%) Malboro Tentacle x2 (89.5%)
Malboro Tentacle x4 (10.5%)
Item drop (99%)
Malboro Tentacle x8 (69.5%)
Curse Spike x10 (19.9%)
Hypno Crown (5.9%)
Hypno Crown x2 (4.7%)
Malboro Tentacle x8 (50%)
Curse Spike x10 (44.5%)
Hypno Crown (5.5%)
Card Drop (3.5%) Malboro
Draw Bio
Demi
Quake
Devour Increased Morale
Abilities Bad Breath, Dissolving Acid, Eerie Sound Wave
Other information None
LvHPSTRMAGVITSPRSPDEVAEXP
1141026410840220
2282227710840260
3423429910840300
45648301210840340
57062321410850380
68478331710850420
79894341910850460
811312362211950500
912730372411951540
1014150392711961580
LvHPSTRMAGVITSPRSPDEVAEXP
1115570402911961620
1216992423211961660
1318414433511961700
1419838443711961740
1521262464011961780
16226884742121061820
17241144845121061860
18255425047121061900
19269705150121061940
20284005352121071980
LvHPSTRMAGVITSPRSPDEVAEXP
212983054551210711020
223126256571210711060
233269457601210711100
243412858621311711140
253556260651311811180
263699861671311811220
273843462701311821260
283987264721311821300
294131065751311821340
304275067781311821380
LvHPSTRMAGVITSPRSPDEVAEXP
314419068801311821420
324563269821412821460
334707470851412821500
344851872871412821540
354996273901412921580
365140875931412921620
375285476951412921660
385430277981412921700
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40572008010215131021780
LvHPSTRMAGVITSPRSPDEVAEXP
41586508110515131021820
42601028310815131021860
43615548411015131021900
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45644628711515131031980
46659188811715131032020
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LvHPSTRMAGVITSPRSPDEVAEXP
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588346210414717151232500
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LvHPSTRMAGVITSPRSPDEVAEXP
618787010815517151232620
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639081411016017151242700
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LvHPSTRMAGVITSPRSPDEVAEXP
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LvHPSTRMAGVITSPRSPDEVAEXP
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LvHPSTRMAGVITSPRSPDEVAEXP
9113245014622921191653820
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9313545414923421191653900
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9513846215123821191753980
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See also: Malboro

Malboro is a monster in Final Fantasy VIII fought on the Great Plains of Esthar before Lunar Cry, in Grandidi Forest and on the Island Closest to Heaven and the Island Closest to Hell. The earliest it is possible to encounter a Malboro is in Esthar's Grandidi Forest area, which may be reached via chocobo.

It is one of the game's toughest opponents, and at LV100 has more HP than any other regular enemy. Malboros are important enemies for the Malboro Tentacle items used not only to teach Quistis the Bad Breath skill, but also to acquire the Doomtrain GF and for a weapon upgrade.

StatsEdit

BattleEdit

More often than not, the Malboro will begin with Bad Breath, which can defeat a party without effective status defenses. Other attacks include Eerie Sound Wave, which damages all party members, and Dissolving Acid, which will deplete 37.5% of a party member's current HP. Dissolving Acid is physical in nature and can be avoided with high evasion and luck.

Malboros never appear in a group.

StrategyEdit

Among the best defenses against a Malboro equipping a GF with the StatDefx4 ability and junctioning Pain, Confuse, Berserk, and Sleep, negating nearly all the Malboro's status abnormalities, leaving only Slow and Slow Petrify. One can also replace Berserk with Break and allow the berserked character hit away at Malboro's HP. With Auto-Haste equipped, Slow won't afflict the character either, and if HP is high enough the other attacks won't KO the party before they kill it; with the entire party thus prepared, the player could simply wait for the battle to end.

If the player hasn't got enough of above mentioned spells, they should at least junction Sleep, Berserk and Confuse, which still leaves a character available to cure the party; Selphie's Full Cure Limit Break is a quick way to cure all of the party from status effects, though Siren's Treatment command, Remedies and Esuna are good as well.

Equipping a character with Initiative lets them have a turn before the Malboro can use its Bad Breath. Having Quistis in critical status and ready with Degenerator will instantly defeat any Malboro. If the party is at a low level, the player may wish to use the Tonberry GF's Level Up ability to ensure a better chance of Malboro Tentacle drops.

Because of Malboro's high HP, Demi works well against it, dealing 9999 damage easily. The spell can be drawn from Malboro making draw-casting a good strategy.

Triple TriadEdit

Malboro Card
TTMalboro Element Poison
Refine 4 refine into 1 Malboro Tentacle
Drop Malboro
Card Malboro
Level 5 (Monster Card) Win N/A


Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

FFRK Malboro FFVIII

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Triple TriadEdit

169a Malboro

Malboro from Final Fantasy VIII has a Triple Triad card in the version playable via Final Fantasy Portal App.

GalleryEdit

EtymologyEdit

"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.

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