Cloud 9

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This article is about a kart from Mario Kart 7. For Lakilester's move from Paper Mario, see Cloud Nine. For the Nintendo Comics System issue, see Cloud Nine (comic).
Cloud 9
Cloud 9 from Mario Kart Tour
The Cloud 9 in Mario Kart Tour
Strong stats Acceleration, Handling
Weak stats Speed, Weight
Appearances Mario Kart 7, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (trophy cameo), Mario Kart Tour

The Cloud 9 is a kart from the Mario Kart series. It is shaped like a Lakitu's Cloud. In Mario Kart 7, the emblem is located on the rear.

History[edit]

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart 7[edit]

The Cloud 9 first appears in Mario Kart 7 as an unlockable kart body part. It is the signature kart part for Lakitu, but it can also be used by any other character in the game. The kart's acceleration and handling get a boost, while the speed and weight stats are hindered. It is tied with the Birthday Girl and Tiny Tug for having the lowest speed, and it is tied with the Birthday Girl and Koopa Clown for the highest handling of all kart bodies. Also, the Cloud 9 has the highest handling of any kart body that does not have a negative impact on the off-road stat.

In terms of its hidden stats, the Cloud 9 excels pretty well while underwater, and it offers one of the best sea handling stats of any kart body; a trait that it shares with the Tiny Tug. In fact, when compared to all the other kart bodies, the Cloud 9 has the highest stat total in the game. However, despite being based off a Lakitu's Cloud, it does not handle very well while in the air.

Its engine sound is similar to that of Toad's and Koopa Troopa's kart from Super Mario Kart. CPU Rosalina can occasionally be seen driving in the Cloud 9.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The Cloud 9 returns in Mario Kart Tour, where it is classified as a Super kart. Unlike in Mario Kart 7, it does not display the emblem on it. It uses the Sponge tires from Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It increases the speed boosts and points resulted from Jump Boosts.

It has a sunset-colored variant called the Sunset Cloud, which is classified as a High-End kart, where it made its debut in the Sunset Tour.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

The Cloud 9 makes a cameo appearance as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, driven by Lakitu.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart 7[edit]

  • Speed: -0.5
  • Sea Speed: +1
  • Air Speed: +0.5
  • Acceleration: +0.25
  • Weight: -0.25
  • Handling: +0.5
  • Sea Handling: +0.5
  • Air Handling: +0.25
  • Off-Road: 0
  • Mini-Turbo: +0.5
  • Stability: 0
  • Drift: +0.25

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Special skill Jump Boost Plus icon from Mario Kart Tour Jump Boost Plus
Favorite courses
(Bonus points ×2)
3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon R/T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon R/T
Tokyo Blur T from Mario Kart Tour
Tokyo Blur T
N64 Kalimari Desert R/T from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Kalimari Desert R/T
SNES Mario Circuit 2R/T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Mario Circuit 2R/T
3DS Mario Circuit R/T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Mario Circuit R/T
SNES Rainbow Road from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Rainbow Road
Favored courses
(Bonus points ×1.5)
3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon
3DS Shy Guy Bazaar T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Shy Guy Bazaar T
SNES Vanilla Lake 1R from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Vanilla Lake 1R
SNES Vanilla Lake 1T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Vanilla Lake 1T
Tokyo Blur R/T from Mario Kart Tour
Tokyo Blur R/T
N64 Kalimari Desert R from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Kalimari Desert R
SNES Mario Circuit 2 from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Mario Circuit 2**
3DS Neo Bowser City R from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Neo Bowser City R
SNES Rainbow Road R/T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Rainbow Road R/T*
Paris Promenade 1 from Mario Kart Tour
Paris Promenade R/T
Tokyo Blur 4T from Mario Kart Tour
Tokyo Blur 4T

* indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 3. ** indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 6.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS trophy[edit]

Name Image American English description British English description
Lakitu + Cloud 9 Cloud9Trophy3DS.png This cloud kart is basically the bottom half of Lakitu. With its fluffy design and zippy style, Cloud 9 seems like a good match for Yoshi, but can you imagine what it would look like for Wario to drive this? It might just be distracting enough to give you an advantage! This cloud kart is basically Lakitu's other half. As in, "bottom half". Being so fluffy, it would be a good fit for Yoshi, but can you imagine Wario driving it? That'd just be weird! Then again, maybe he'd use that to throw his opponents off their game... Yep, that Wario's a sneaky one!

Gallery[edit]

Mario Kart 7[edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese H2O H2O (water)
Chinese H2O H2O (water)
Dutch Wolkenwagen Cloud Car
French (NOA) Turbomulus Pun on 'Turbo' and 'Cumulus', which is a type of cloud
French (NOE) Kartocumulus Pun on 'Kart' and 'Cumulus', which is a type of cloud
German Wolkenwagen Cloud Car
Italian Nuvolesta From "nuvola" (cloud) and "lesta" (speedy)
Korean H2O H2O (water)
Portuguese (NOA) Cumulus turbo Turbo Cumulus
Portuguese (NOE) H2O H2O (water)
Russian Облакомобиль
Oblakomobil'
Cloud Mobile
Spanish (NOA) Turbonú B It is read turbonube (turbocloud)
Spanish (NOE) Turbonu B It is read turbonube (turbocloud)