Disturbing creature that gives off quite an odor.

Malboros, recurring enemies in the Final Fantasy series, also appear in Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. As always, they are large green monsters with many eyes, tentacles, and a horrible odor. Their Stench commands cause status ailments. It has no Reaction or Support command. They have a more dangerous relative with more HP, the Big Malboro.



Malboro command. Poison with slime and breath.
Ability Effect MP
Bad Breath Incredibly foul breath causes status ailments.
Inflicts five of the following ailments chosen at random: Blind, Confuse, Frog, Poison, Silence, Sleep, Slow.
Goo Sticky ooze. Immobilizes target.



Mission Information
Turf Defense Mission: Help Eluut! A Malboro and Big Malboro start off on the northwest side of the map.
Mission #032: Tower Ruins A Malboro and two Dragons are the difficult monsters in this mission.
Mission #085: Foreign Fiend Clan Borzoi has imported an Ochu, which is a powerful level 36 Malboro. Defeat it quickly before the Neochu approaches the party.
Mission #105: Smuggle Bust A group of smugglers are attempting to sneak two Malboros and two suspicious boxes out of Baguba Port.
Mission #054: For A Song The search for a song is interrupted by a group of monsters, including a smelly Malboro.
Mission #095: Carrot! Carrot the level 48 Malboro isn't coming back to its owner without some external force applied.

Clan encountersEdit

Home base Clan Information
Gotor Sands Wild Monsters Avoid having physical attacks disabled by the Malboro or risk severe damage from the Coeurl and Icedrake.
Materiwood Lost Monsters A Malboro and Big Malboro work in tandem in this clan.



"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.


Malboro (FFTA)
  • As with all Tactics Advance enemies, Malboro leave behind remains when they are defeated. Malboro's defeated forms are unique, as they still resemble their full form, albeit a bit shrunk.