|First appearance||Final Fantasy II (1988, overall)|
Mario Hoops 3-on-3 (2006, Mario-related media)
Malboros are plant-like enemies in the Final Fantasy games that debuted in Final Fantasy II. They appear in Mario Hoops 3-on-3 on the Malboro Garden stage, one positioned behind both baskets. The Malboros in this game have a unique appearance from most other titles, with five huge orange eyes and a long mouth. In other games, Malboros usually have two sets of eyes and tentacles rather than the many of each depicted in this game. When a player gets too close to one, it will use its signature attack, Bad Breath, a toxic purple gas that will knock any player who touches it down and make them slower.
Names in other languages
|Possibly derived from the prefix "mal-" (meaning "bad") and「ボロ」(boro, exhausting); also likely a reference to「マールボロ」(Marlboro) due to their toxic gas|