Thunder Cloud

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Not to be confused with Rain Cloud.
This article is about an item in the Mario Kart series. For information about the enemy from Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3, see Pikkarikun. For the boss from Wario Blast: Featuring Bomberman!, see Thunder Cloud (Wario Blast: Featuring Bomberman!).
Thunder Cloud
A Thunder Cloud from Mario Kart Wii.

First Appearance

Mario Kart Arcade GP (2005)

Latest Appearance

Mario Kart Arcade GP DX (2013)

Effect on Player

Speeds up vehicle, and shrinks if strikes.
In Mario Kart Arcade GP.

The Thunder Cloud (also called Lightning Cloud) is an item from the Mario Kart series, appearing in Mario Kart Arcade GP, Mario Kart Arcade GP 2, Mario Kart Wii, and Mario Kart Arcade GP DX. In Mario Kart Wii, unlike other items, it activates itself automatically when obtained from an Item Box.

When obtained, the player automatically receives a constant boost of speed. Also, drivers with a Thunder Cloud won't slow down when they go offroad. However, the Thunder Cloud eventually strikes and shrinks the player. The Cloud, however, can be passed on to another kart by bumping into any other racer before the lightning strikes. To use the item efficiently, racers have to bump another player and let them be shrunk instead. It can be destroyed when the character holding it drives into a cannon, uses a Star, a Mega Mushroom or a Bullet Bill.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カミナリくも
Kaminari Kumo
Lightning Cloud
Spanish Rayo Intra Nube Lightning inside Cloud
French Nuage Zap Zap Cloud
Italian Nuvola Grigia Gray Cloud

Trivia[edit]

  • This item works similarly to the Time Bomb from Mario Kart Arcade GP and Mario Kart Arcade GP 2. However, it shrinks opponents rather than exploding.