The Malboro is a species of monster and a specific monster in Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift. As always, their huge maws breathe putrid fumes that inflict various debuffs.
In addition to the famous Bad Breath move, advanced Malboros know a few other toxic skills, including Cloying Breath and Putrid Breath. Their multiple tentacles also allow them to walk on the surface of water.
A slithering mass of tentacles and filth. The stench is terrible.
- Great Malboro
The stench is greater too.
- Malboro King
Lord of the Malboros, with the crown to prove it.
Cassies are notable for being the source of De'Vine ribbons made by the clothing designer Galmia Pepe. They are also more agile than their fellow kin.
- Cassies are pink in color, have "bunny-ear"-like antennae, and use Charm and Sleep effects with their "Honeyed Breath" attack. They also wear Ribbons, making them immune to all debuffs. These factors make them surprisingly formidable foes.
Kukunochs only appear in Brightmoon Tor.
Nemeshis only appear in Brightmoon Tor. They also have the Brightmoon Tor secondary ability skillset of Turning.
Malboros and their kin belch noxious gasses and are generally unpleasant.
|Ability||MP||Range||Malboro||Great Malboro||Malboro King||Cassie||Kukunoch||Nemeshis|
|Inflicts Blind, Poison, and Silence.|
|Eerie Sound Wave*||8||4||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||?||?|
|Dispels buffs on one unit.|
|Inflicts Immobilize and lowers Speed of one target.|
|Bestows Regen and raises Attack in an area.|
|Inflicts Toad, Doom, and Confuse.|
|Removes all debuffs.|
|Restores HP, grants Regen, and increases Defense in an area.|
|Inflicts Sleep and Slow.|
*Denotes a Blue Magick skill.
Marlboro Cigarettes, since the creatures often spew horrid fumes."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