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The model of the Banisher from Mario Kart DS
Strong stats Acceleration, Handling and Items
Weak stats Speed
Appearances Mario Kart DS

The Banisher is Dry Bones's first special kart in Mario Kart DS. It is an off-road buggy in the shape of Dry Bones himself, featuring the top part of his skull, his shell and his ribs, with large wheels. The emblem is located on either sides of the shell. It has excellent acceleration (tying with the Standard DB and the Dry Bomber), handling, and items. Its weight and drift are average, but it is the slowest vehicle in the game. Its weight is tied with the Light Dancer, Poltergust 4000, Shooting Star, Standard DB, Standard SG, Standard TD and Standard YS. Its handling is tied with the Egg 1. It is the lightest of all karts with a high items rating.

The kart is unlocked for Mario and Yoshi as well when the player gets gold trophies in all Nitro or Retro Courses in 150cc, and becomes available for everyone else when gold trophies are obtained in every cup in Mirror Mode.


  • Speed: 2.5/10
  • Acceleration: 10/10
  • Weight: 5/10
  • Handling: 9/10
  • Drift: 5/10
  • Items: 10/10


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バニッシュ
French Outre Trombe Pun on outre-tombe ("beyond the grave") and trombe ("whirlwind")
German Kehrauskart Last Dance Kart; the term may be used as an allusion to death, since Dry Bones is a reanimated corpse.
Italian Skeleton Skeleton
Korean 와르차
Dry Bones' Car
Spanish Kalaverix Pun of a corruption of calavera (skull)