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 usually contains tracks from the Flower Cup, Star Cup, and Special Cup, though Mario Kart DS featured a sole track from the Super Circuit Lightning Cup and Mario Kart 7 featured a sole Mushroom Cup course. The Leaf Cup is slightly more difficult when compared to the Banana Cup. Just like the Star Cup, the 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.

Courses[edit]

Game Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4
Mario Kart DS Koopabeach2SNES.PNG
SNES Koopa Beach 2
ChocoMountainDS.PNG
N64 Choco Mountain
LuigiCircuit2.PNG
GBA Luigi Circuit
MushroomBridgeDS.PNG
GCN Mushroom Bridge
Mario Kart Wii Desert Hills.PNG
DS Desert Hills
GBABowserCastle3-MKWii.png
GBA Bowser Castle 3
D.K.'s Jungle Parkway.PNG
N64 DK's Jungle Parkway
GCNMarioCircuit-MKWii.png
GCN Mario Circuit
Mario Kart 7 KalimariDesertMK7.png
N64 Kalimari Desert
DKPassMK7.png
DS DK Pass
DaisyCruiserMK7.png
GCN Daisy Cruiser
MapleTreewayMK7.png
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

Gallery[edit]

Emblems[edit]

Trophies[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

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

Trivia[edit]

  • 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. Similarly, Mario Kart 7 is the only game in which this cup had no tracks from the Special Cup.
  • 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.
  • The Leaf Cup is the only Retro Cup in Mario Kart 8 that doesn't have a track with an alliterative name (e.g. Moo Moo Meadows, Dry Dry Desert and Rainbow Road / Piranha Plant Pipeway).