Bowser Monument

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Bowser Monument
Bowser Golem from Mario Kart 8
Screenshot from Mario Kart 8
Species Bowser Statue
First appearance Mario Kart 8 (2014)
Latest appearance Super Nintendo World "Mario Kart: Bowser's Challenge" (2021)

The Bowser Monument[1] is an object in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It is a giant Bowser Statue and the centerpiece of Bowser's Castle. As the racers drive past it, the Bowser Monument punches the track, sending ripples through it that can be used for tricks. The track splits into two, with the Bowser Monument in the middle of both paths, and it alternatively punches a Dash Panel on each side of the track.

The Bowser Monument also appears in the Grumble Volcano area of the Super Nintendo World attraction Mario Kart: Bowser's Challenge,[2] where attendees need to throw shells to destroy it.

The Bowser Monument greatly resembles the other large Bowser Statues from Mario Kart 64 as well as Mecha Bowser from Mario Kart: Double Dash!! and Mario Kart Wii, except it is intermixed with lava and punches instead of shooting fire.



  1. ^ "Bowser Monument: This massive centerpiece is alive! It punches at the course, sending shockwaves through the track." – Musa, Alexander (May 30, 2014). Mario Kart 8 PRIMA Official Game Guide. Prima Games (American English). ISBN 978-0-804-16328-6. Page 130.
  2. ^ Theme Vision (February 11, 2021). Mario Kart: Koopa’s Challenge Ride. YouTube (English). Retrieved December 15, 2022.