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Purobolos, also known as Byurobolos, is a boss in Final Fantasy V. The party encounters a group of six at Walse Meteorite, and are forced to battle them.


Final Fantasy V enemy stats
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Names Location Type Auto-hit Other information
PS: Byurobolos
GBA: Purobolos
Mobile/PC: Purobolos
Walse Meteor Crash Site None None None
LV HP MP Strength Defense
22 1,500 100 45 0
Evasion Magic Magic Defense Magic Evasion Agility
0 10 0 0 20
Attack multiplier Magic multiplier Gil EXP ABP
7 4 0 0 5
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Poison Holy Earth Wind Water Healing
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% -100%Absorbs
Statuses and immunities
Death Petrify Toad Mini Float Poison Zombie Darkness
- - Immune Immune - - - -
Aging Sleep Paralyze Confuse Berserk Silence*(Mute) Image Reflect
- - Immune Immune - - - -
Protect Shell Stop Haste Slow Invincible Regen Doom*(Countdown)
- - - - - - - -
Eject Catch Control*(Tame) Calm Scan Fractional damage HP to critical status Revive kill
- Immune - Immune - - - Immune
Items (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Steal (40%80% with Thief's Gloves) Item dropped
Eye Drops (3.91%) Potion (6.25%)
Abilities (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Special Technique Abilities Control & Berserk Blue Magic Release*Immune to Catch
Critical Attack (normal strength) Re-Form, Attack, Critical Attack, Self-Destruct, Arise, Cura Attack, Self-Destruct Self-Destruct None
Items (PS)
Steal (40%80% with Thief's Gloves) Item dropped
Eye Drop (3.91%) Tonic (6.25%)
Abilities (PS)
Special Technique Abilities Control & Berserk Blue Magic Release*Immune to Catch
Critical (normal strength) Regeneration, Fight, Critical, Exploder, Arise, Cure2 Fight, Exploder Self-Destruct None

Battle Edit

If one dies, they will cast Arise, reviving the other dead Purobolos. This can make the battle long and tedious for an unprepared party. They use Self-Destruct in low HP, forgoing Arise. Purobolos are weak against Silence.

Strategy Edit

The best strategy is to use multi-target magic to kill them at once. Black Mages and Summoners should cast their highest level magic and a Blue Mage can help by using Aqua Breath or multi-target Aera. Ninjas can contribute by throwing scrolls. Another way to secure a victory is to use the Samurai ability Gil Toss depending on how much gil the party is willing to part with.

Another method is to take advantage of their Self-Destruct, as that stops them from casting Arise. Characters with physical-based jobs should attack each one separately until their HP is low, minimizing the damage from Self-Destruct.

Yet another potential method is to have a White Mage cast Silence on a Purobolos before killing it. This will prevent it from being casting Arise, allowing them to be taken out with ease.

In the event of a worst-case scenario (i.e. a completely unprepared party), it is possible to constantly kill them until they run out of MP for Arise.

The Blue Mage and a Beastmaster make this battle simpler; Control can be used to force them to Self-Destruct, and Missile is an excellent way to damage them without killing them. Magic Hammer drains their MP so they cannot cast Arise.

A Bard makes this battle a breeze, as using Romeo's Ballad every turn can end the battle without the Purobolos taking action.

Other appearances Edit

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Edit


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Etymology Edit

Pyrobolus is the Latin word for "Bomb".

Related enemies Edit