Leaf Cup

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The Leaf Cup logo in Mario Kart 8.

The Leaf Cup is a cup that appears in the Nintendo DS game Mario Kart DS, the Wii game Mario Kart Wii, the Nintendo 3DS game Mario Kart 7, and the Wii U game Mario Kart 8. The cup has the emblem of the Super Leaf originally from Super Mario Bros. 3 (Super Mario 3D Land for Mario Kart 7 and 8) on it. In the Leaf Cup, the player competes certain race courses from previous Mario Kart games. The Leaf Cup contains tracks from the Mushroom Cup, Flower Cup, Lightning Cup (from Mario Kart: Super Circuit), Star Cup, and Special Cup, and is the only retro cup to contain tracks from all five nitro cups. The Leaf Cup is slightly more difficult when compared to the Banana Cup. Just like the Star Cup, the courses tracks are usually as long as the ones in the Flower Cup and the Banana Cup. However, its difficulty is on par with the Star Cup.


Game Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4
Mario Kart DS Koopabeach2SNES.PNG
SNES Koopa Beach 2
N64 Choco Mountain
GBA Luigi Circuit
GCN Mushroom Bridge
Mario Kart Wii Desert Hills.PNG
DS Desert Hills
GBA Bowser Castle 3
D.K.'s Jungle Parkway.PNG
N64 DK's Jungle Parkway
GCN Mario Circuit
Mario Kart 7 KalimariDesertMK7.png
N64 Kalimari Desert
DS DK Pass
GCN Daisy Cruiser
Wii Maple Treeway
Mario Kart 8 MK8 DSWarioStadium.png
DS Wario Stadium
MK8 GCNSherbetLand.png
GCN Sherbet Land
MK8 3DSMusicPark.png
3DS Music Park
MK8 N64YoshiValley.png
N64 Yoshi Valley




Names in Other Languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese このはカップ
Konoha Kappu
Small Leaf Cup
Spanish Copa Hoja -
French Coupe Feuille Leaf Cup
Dutch Blaadjesbeker Leaves Cup
German Blatt-Cup -
Italian Trofeo Foglia Leaf Trophy
Portuguese Taça Folha -
Russian Кубок листа -
Korean 리프 컵
Lifeu Keop
Leaf Cup


  • Like the Shell and Banana Cups, this cup has always had a course from Mario Kart 64.
  • Mario Kart DS is the only game in which this cup did not have any Star Cup courses.
  • The Leaf Cup trophy in Mario Kart 8 has a backwards silhouette of Tanooki Mario's artwork from Super Mario 3D Land behind it, with the tail molded to stick out from behind.