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マニーロ Maniiro (Manillo)
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173 cm (5'8")
110 kg (242.5 lbs)

Gobi is a playable character that appears in Breath of Fire. He is a merchant and a member of the Manillo tribe.

Role in Breath of Fire[]

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Gobi is from a clan of notoriously greedy traders who boast that they will one day control the world's commerce. Their trade area is any place that touches the sea.

Gobi got so greedy that he sold fake Happiness Jars. As punishment for the scam, his shop license was taken away, as well as his Sphere, preventing him from turning into a Big Fish. This makes his life of commerce very limited, but despite this Gobi still hasn't learned his lesson. He had also been expelled by the clan leader and his own clansmen now shun him.

Gobi makes his way into the story as a merchant in Auria who offers to help for the price of a G.Bar Ryu after Ross's ship was destroyed. Gobi helps them out and gets them Gills which gives them the ability to breath underwater to go to Prima where they battle Morteo who is about to take an injured member of the Iron Ogre Clan. Later after Deis is awakened and has saved Prima Gobi is given back his license for his shop and the ability to transform into a Big Fish.

Field Abilities[]

As a Manillo Gobi has the ability to breathe underwater. Also with the power of the Sphere, Gobi can become a Big Fish. In underwater battles Gobi can summon fish to battle for him.

Gobi also has the ability to set up shop in the Market Shops in Prima and Tunlan where he can haggle with other merchants to sell off items in the party inventory or obtain rare items and equipment, including some of the characters best weapons and armor.


Gobi is an average fighter with little to offer in combat, he has average stats and levels slowly, he gains a bit more usefulness underwater as his unique spells become available, which are unusable out of water. Gobi is also one of the allies Karn can fuse with.

Name Lv. Learned AP Cost Description
Ebb Lv. 10 3 AP Gobi summons a small school of fish to attack all enemies for 30 damage.
EbbX Lv. 14 5 AP Gobi summons a larger school of fish to attack all enemies for 50 damage.
Eco Lv. 16 8 AP Gobi summons a school of large fish to attack all enemies for 70 damage.
EcoX Lv. 17 10 AP Gobi summons a larger school of large fish to attack all enemies for 100 damage.

Strangely, Gobi learns spells at level 10 and 14, despite starting at level 15 when he first becomes playable.


  • He is called Manillo in the Japanese version.
  • His hobby is making money.
  • Possibly a glitch, the game will never notify the player when Gobi learns any of his spells.
  • Gobi is shown to have an Abacus in official artwork of him.


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