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
MKT Icon Cloud9.png
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.


Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart 7[edit]

The Cloud 9 first appears in Mario Kart 7 as a default 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.

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.

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 MKT Icon Jump Boost.png Jump Boost Plus
Favored courses Bonus points ×2
MKT Icon 3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon RT.png
3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon R/T
MKT Icon Tokyo Blur T.png
Tokyo Blur T
MKT Icon Kalimari Desert RT.png
N64 Kalimari Desert R/T
MKT Icon Mario Circuit 2RT.png
SNES Mario Circuit 2R/T
MKT Icon 3DS Mario Circuit RT.png
3DS Mario Circuit R/T
MKT Icon SNES Rainbow Road.png
SNES Rainbow Road
Bonus points ×1.5
MKT Icon 3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon.png
3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon
MKT Icon Shy Guy Bazaar T.png
3DS Shy Guy Bazaar T
MKT Icon Vanilla Lake 1R.png
SNES Vanilla Lake 1R
MKT Icon Vanilla Lake 1T.png
SNES Vanilla Lake 1T
MKT Icon Tokyo Blur RT.png
Tokyo Blur R/T
MKT Icon Kalimari Desert R.png
N64 Kalimari Desert R
MKT Icon Mario Circuit 2.png
SNES Mario Circuit 2
MKT Icon Neo Bowser City R.png
3DS Neo Bowser City R
MKT Icon SNES Rainbow Road RT.png
SNES Rainbow Road R/T
MKT Icon Paris Promenade RT.png
Paris Promenade R/T

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!


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese H2O H2O (water)
Spanish Turbonu B It is read turbonube (turbocloud)
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
Dutch Wolkenwagen Cloud Car
German Wolkenwagen Cloud Car
Italian Nuvolesta From "nuvola" (cloud) and "lesta" (speedy)
Portuguese (NOA) Cumulus turbo Turbo Cumulus
Portuguese (NOE) H2O H2O (water)
Russian Облакомобиль
Cloud Mobile
Korean H2O H2O (water)
Chinese H2O H2O (water)