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Malboro
モルボル (Moruboru?)
FF8 Malboro
Statistics
LevelHPLevelHP
11,4101926,970
STRMAGSTRMAG
2645150
VITSPRVITSPR
1081210
SPDEVASPDEVA
4061
EXPAPEXPAP
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
LevelHPLevelHP
2028,4002941,310
STRMAGSTRMAG
53526575
VITSPRVITSPR
12101311
SPDEVASPDEVA
7182
EXPAPEXPAP
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
LevelHPLevelHP
3042,750100146,000
STRMAGSTRMAG
6778158251
VITSPRVITSPR
13112220
SPDEVASPDEVA
82186
EXPAPEXPAP
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
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 the fight with Bad Breath, which can defeat the party if they have no 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.

StrategyEdit

Among the best defenses against a Malboro is a character equipped with 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 Renew 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 let the character 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. Malboros never appear in a group, only alone. 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
TTMalboro Element Poison
Refine 4 refine into 1 Malboro Tentacle
Drop Malboro
Card Malboro
Level 5 (Monster Card) Win N/A


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