Flower Cup

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The Flower Cup logo in Mario Kart 8.

The Flower Cup is a trophy available in many racing and sports games. Consistently, the level of difficulty increases slightly from the previous Mushroom Cup, but not substantially. In many other games, such as Mario Power Tennis, the Flower Cup is renamed the Fire Cup, yet is represented with a Fire Flower. The cup is a representation of four or five courses in the Mario Kart series. As usual, the difficulty level of this cup is a bit more than the previous, and typically has more dynamic and gimmicky tracks in comparison. This cup has Mario Circuit (or in the case of Mario Kart 64, Mario Raceway), with the exception of Mario Kart DS (where it is in the Star Cup). The emblem of the Flower Cup is represented by the Fire Flower. Completing this cup unlocks the Star Cup from Mario Kart Wii onwards. It is always a Cup avaible from the start with the exception of Mario Kart 7 and Mario Kart 8, where is unlockable by beating the Mushroom Cup.

List of Courses[edit]

Game Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4 Course 5
Super Mario Kart SNES Choco Island 1.png
Choco Island 1
SNES Ghost Valley 2.png
Ghost Valley 2
SNES Donut Plains 2.png
Donut Plains 2
SNES Bowser Castle 2 map.png
Bowser Castle 2
SNES Mario Circuit 3 map.png
Mario Circuit 3
Mario Kart 64 ToadsTurnpike.png
Toad's Turnpike
FrappeSnowland.png
Frappe Snowland
ChocoMountain.png
Choco Mountain
MarioRaceway.png
Mario Raceway
N/A
Mario Kart: Super Circuit MarioCircuit.png
Mario Circuit
BooLake.png
Boo Lake
CheeseLand.png
Cheese Land
BowsersCastle2.png
Bowser Castle 2
N/A
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! MushroomBridgeIcon-MKDD.png
Mushroom Bridge
MarioCircuitIcon-MKDD.png
Mario Circuit
DaisyCruiserIcon-MKDD.png
Daisy Cruiser
WaluigiStadiumIcon-MKDD.png
Waluigi Stadium
N/A
Mario Kart DS DesertHillds.PNG
Desert Hills
DelfinosquareDS.png
Delfino Square
Waluigi Pinball.PNG
Waluigi Pinball
Shroom Ridge.PNG
Shroom Ridge
N/A
Mario Kart Wii MarioCircuit MKWii.png
Mario Circuit
CoconutMall MKWii.jpg
Coconut Mall
MKwii DKsummit.jpg
DK Summit
WariosGoldMine MKWii.jpg
Wario's Gold Mine
N/A
Mario Kart 7 Wuhu Loop.png
Wuhu Loop
MariocircuitMK7.png
Mario Circuit
MusicPark.png
Music Park
RockRockMountain.png
Rock Rock Mountain
N/A
Mario Kart 8 MarioCircuit8.png
Mario Circuit
ToadHarbor.png
Toad Harbor
MK8 TwistedMansionCourse.png
Twisted Mansion
MK8 ShyGuyFalls course.jpg
Shy Guy Falls
N/A

Other Appearances[edit]

The cup appears also in sports-themed Mario games like Super Mario Strikers and Mario Superstar Baseball. In Super Mario Strikers, the Flower Cup has six teams, five rounds, and uses the table system. When the player finishes in the top three, the Crater Field and the Star Cup are unlocked. A similar cup is the Super Flower Cup. The Flower Cup is also one of three playable tournaments in Mario Sports Mix.

In Mario Tennis Open, the Flower Cup is the second in the World Open tournament. It is played on the Wario Dunes court, and the CPU difficulty is a little bit harder than that of the Mushroom Cup's. The cup is unlocked by beating the Mushroom Cup.

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Mario Kart DS's Flower Cup is the only version of the cup that has no course named after Mario.
  • The Flower Cup is the only Nitro cup to have a Waluigi-themed course.
  • Since Mario Kart DS, the 4th track in the Flower Cup has a mountain in it. Shroom Ridge is on the edge of a mountain, Wario's Gold Mine is set inbetween two mountains, Rock Rock Mountain is a mountain and Shy Guy Falls has a massive tabletop-like mountain with the waterfalls.

Names in Other Languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese フラワーカップ
Furawā Kappu
Flower Cup
Spanish Copa Flor Flower Cup
French Coupe Fleur Flower Cup
Dutch Bloemenbeker Flower Cup
German Blumen-Cup Flower Cup
Italian Trofeo Fiore Flower Trophy
Portuguese Taça Flor Flower Cup
Russian Кубок цветка Flower Trophy
Korean 플라워 컵
Feulaweo Keop
Flower Cup