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MKT Icon Biddybuggy.png
The Biddybuggy, in Mario Kart Tour
Strong stats Acceleration, Handling (MK8)
Acceleration, Handling, Traction (MK8D)
Weak stats Speed, Weight, Traction (MK8)
Speed, Weight (MK8D)
Appearances Mario Kart 8, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (spirit cameo), Mario Kart Tour

The Biddybuggy (known as the Buggybud in the British English version) is a kart from the Mario Kart series that resembles a Para-Biddybud with wing-shaped exhaust pipes that move back and forth, as if flapping. The emblem is located on the forehead.


Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

In Mario Kart 8, the Biddybuggy appears as a starter kart body part. It offers a large acceleration and handling boost at the cost of hampering ground speed, anti-gravity speed, weight, and traction. It also excels strongly with the water speed, air speed, water handling, air handling, and mini-turbo stats. The Biddybuggy shares its stats with the Landship and Mr. Scooty.

In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the Biddybuggy's stats have been altered. Its acceleration boost is weaker, but it now offers a small traction boost. It is also far less efficient with the water speed and air speed stats, while the anti-gravity speed is not as weak as in Mario Kart 8. The Biddybuggy is still one of the lightest vehicle bodies in the game, and its ground speed remains unchanged, but it now only shares its stats with the Mr. Scooty, as the Landship's stat spread is different in this game.

When idling, the Biddybuggy's engine sound is unique, but when accelerating, it has a slightly higher pitched version of that of the Standard Kart, Pipe Frame, Teddy Buggy, Sneeker, Gold Standard, and Wild Wiggler.

In Mario Kart 8, the CPU-controlled baby characters and Lakitu will occasionally use this body, with the babies using the Standard tires and Lakitu using the Monster tires. In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, a CPU Ludwig, male and female Villager, and Isabelle are also seen occasionally using this body during races, with Ludwig using the Roller tires and the Animal Crossing characters using the Standard tires.

Although it is available right from the start in Mario Kart 8, in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the Biddybuggy is an unlockable vehicle body that can be acquired by collecting coins. The Biddybuggy also appears in the scenery of GBA Ribbon Road, along with the Teddy Buggy and Standard Kart.

Color schemes[edit]

The Biddybuggy changes color depending on which character is using it; however, there are only five color schemes: pink, red, blue, green, and yellow.

Color Characters Mii Colors Mii amiibo Racing Suits
MK8 Mario Icon.pngMK8 MMario Icon.pngRed YoshiBlack YoshiMK8 ShyGuy Icon.pngMK8 Black Shy Guy Icon.pngMK8 BabyMario Icon.pngMK8 DKong Icon.pngMK8 Morton Icon.pngMK8 Tanooki Mario Icon.pngVillager (male)King BooInkling GirlMK8D BotW Link Icon.png Red, Black Mario Suit, Pikmin Suit, Bowser Suit
MK8 Luigi Icon.pngMK8 Yoshi Icon.pngMK8 Koopa Icon.pngGreen Shy GuyMK8 BabyLuigi Icon.pngMK8 Iggy Icon.pngMK8 Link Icon.pngMK8 Isabelle Icon.pngMK8 Bowser Jr Icon.pngInklingInkling Light-green, Green Luigi Suit, Yoshi Suit, Animal Crossing Suit
MK8 Peach Icon.pngPink YoshiMK8 Pink Shy Guy Icon.pngMK8 Toadette Icon.pngMK8 BabyPeach Icon.pngMK8 PGPeach Icon.pngMK8 Roy Icon.pngMK8 Wendy Icon.pngMK8 Cat Peach Icon.pngVillager (female)Inkling Pink, Purple Peach Suit, Kirby Suit
MK8 Daisy Icon.pngYellow YoshiOrange YoshiYellow Shy GuyOrange Shy GuyMK8 BabyDaisy Icon.pngMK8 Bowser Icon.pngMK8 Wario Icon.pngMK8 Larry Icon.pngMK8 Dry Bowser Icon.pngInkling Boy Orange, Yellow, Brown Donkey Kong Suit, Varia Suit, Pac-Man Suit, Wario Suit, Inkling Suit
MK8 Rosalina Icon.pngBlue YoshiLight-blue YoshiWhite YoshiMK8 Toad Icon.pngBlue Shy GuyLight-blue Shy GuyMK8 White Shy Guy Icon.pngMK8 Lakitu Icon.pngMK8 BabyRosalina Icon.pngMK8 Waluigi Icon.pngMK8 Lemmy Icon.pngMK8 Ludwig Icon.pngDry BonesInkling Boy Blue, Light-blue, White Hylian Suit, Captain Falcon Suit, Fox Suit, Toad Suit, Rosalina Suit, Mega Man Suit, Sonic Suit

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The Biddybuggy returns in Mario Kart Tour, where it is classified as a Normal kart. It uses the Standard tires from Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Unlike before, it only has the red color scheme no matter what driver is using it. This is because the blue color scheme is used for a variation of the kart called the Blue Biddybuggy, which also has the Normal classification. The wings also no longer move. The Biddybuggy increases the duration of slipstreams and the amount of points awarded for performing one.

The Biddybuggy is a common item in tour pipes and the Daily Selects. Throughout the game's history, it could be obtained in other ways as well. The following table lists instances of special availability for the Biddybuggy by tour.

Tour Available in / as
Marine Tour Tour gift
(75 Grand Stars)

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

The Biddybuggy also appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as an Advanced-class Grab-type primary spirit, using the Mario Kart 8 artwork featuring Baby Rosalina. The spirit has one support slot and decreases a fighter’s weight when used. In the spirit's battle, the player faces Rosalina and Luma on the Battlefield version of Mario Circuit. The music that plays during the battle is the music of Cloudtop Cruise from Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe; this ties with the spirit's image as, in said games, the 150cc ghost staff of Cloudtop Cruise is Baby Rosalina on the Biddybuggy.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart 8[edit]

  • Ground Speed: -0.75
  • Water Speed: +0.5
  • Air Speed: +0.5
  • Anti-Gravity Speed: -1
  • Acceleration: +1.25
  • Weight: -0.5
  • Ground Handling: +0.5
  • Water Handling: +0.75
  • Air Handling: +0.75
  • Anti-Gravity Handling: 0
  • Traction: -0.25
  • Mini-Turbo: +1

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

  • Ground Speed: -0.75
  • Water Speed: -0.5
  • Air Speed: -0.5
  • Anti-Gravity Speed: -0.25
  • Acceleration: +0.75
  • Weight: -0.5
  • Ground Handling: +0.5
  • Water Handling: +0.5
  • Air Handling: +0.25
  • Anti-Gravity Handling: +0.5
  • Traction: +0.25
  • Mini-Turbo: +0.75

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Special skill MKT Icon Slipstream.png Slipstream Plus
Favored courses Bonus points ×2
MKT Icon Choco Island 2.png
SNES Choco Island 2
MKT Icon Koopa Troopa Beach T.png
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach T
Bonus points ×1.5
MKT Icon 3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon T.png
3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon T
MKT Icon Choco Island 2T.png
SNES Choco Island 2T
MKT Icon Tokyo Blur.png
Tokyo Blur
MKT Icon Toad Circuit R.png
3DS Toad Circuit R
MKT Icon Toad Circuit RT.png
3DS Toad Circuit R/T
MKT Icon 3DS Mario Circuit.png
3DS Mario Circuit
MKT Icon 3DS Mario Circuit T.png
3DS Mario Circuit T

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effect(s) How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
SSBU Biddybuggy Spirit.png Mario Kart Series Primary (1) Advanced Grab
Weight ↓
Spirit Board Tiny Rosalina & Luma Rule: Move Speed ↑; Item: Mario Kart
  • All fighters have increased move speed
  • The enemy is easily distracted by items
  • The enemy falls slowly
Mario Circuit (Battlefield) Cloudtop Cruise





Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パタテンテン
Pata Tenten
Spanish (NOA) Catina GTI Ladybug GTI
Spanish (NOE) Marchimotas GTI Biddybuds GTI
French (NOE) Paracoccinelly Para-Ladybug (name shared with Para-Biddybud)
Dutch Biddybuggy -
German Pünktchen-Kart Biddybud Kart
Italian Coccinello volante Flying ladybug (name shared with Para-Biddybud)
Portuguese (NOA) Joaninha GTI Ladybug GTI
Portuguese (NOE) Bolinhas Polka Dots
Russian Крапинкарт
From Крапинка (Spot) and Kart
Korean 펄럭무당무당버기
Para-Biddybud Buggy