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Malboro is an enemy in Final Fantasy XV fought as a boss during the main quest The Hand of the King, a mark in the hunt No Stopping the Great Stink, and a normal enemy in the Costlemark Tower maze.

BestiaryEdit

Alpha
Plant-like monster native to Niflheims southern region of Succarpe. This highly evolved rotifer awaits it prey in silence, then latches onto its victim with its plentiful tentacles and sucks it up in a single breath.
Size: 29.10 ft. Weight: 68.34 t
Beta
Although native to Niflheim, this ferocious faux flora survived a cross-continental migration and now resides in the northern reaches of Leide. Hunters have prioritized its elimination due to the deleterious effects it has had on the local ecosystem.
Size: 29.43 ft. Weight: 69.10 t
Gamma
Possible subspecies of malboro that appeared in great number outside of Cape Caem in southern Cleigne, prompting Meldacio HQ to issue an emergency notice calling for its extermination. Scientists suspect this plant-like monster may actually be a close-relative of the Lucian-born malbodoom.
Size: 28.90 ft. Weight: 68.31 t
Delta
Malboro that, long ago, drifted through the Styrian Swells and across the Cygillan Ocean, ultimately taking up root in the deepest recesses of Costlemark Tower. Perhaps toughened over the course of its extensive voyage, this particular specimen exhibits an incredible strength.
Size: 29.62 ft. Weight: 70.02 t

HuntEdit

NameLocationRankTypeMarkHabitatLevelRewardStars
No Stopping the Great StinkLestallum – Surgate's Beanmine1
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Malboro x1Kelbass Grasslands (All Times)386,780 gil, Golden Hourglass★★★

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Main Quest

Hunt

Enemy

Creation and developmentEdit

Final Fantasy XV Malboro and Noctis

Noctis facing against Malboro in Final Fantasy XV.

During Gamescom 2015 it was revealed Malboros would lurk in swampy areas to ambush players. It was said Malboros would be found beyond the halfway point of the game and that they would use Bad Breath to poison anyone in range, and that they could not be defeated with normal physical attacks.[1]

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Other appearancesEdit

A King's Tale: Final Fantasy XVEdit

A King's Tale FFXV Malboro

Unless it is stunned with attacks, the Malboro will fire breath projectiles that confuse and impair Regis, causing controls to become reversed and causing the screen to distort and become pixelated.

Related enemiesEdit

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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