Cloud Glider

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Cloud Glider
MKT Icon CloudGlider.png
The Cloud Glider in Mario Kart Tour
Strong stats Acceleration
Weak stats Weight (MK8)
Speed, Weight (MK8D)
Appearances Mario Kart 8, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Kart Tour

The Cloud Glider is a glider in the Mario Kart series. It is composed of two balloons in the shape of Lakitu's Cloud.


Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

The glider first appears in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It offers a slight boost in acceleration and air handling while slightly lowering the weight and the air speed stats. In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, a CPU Lakitu occasionally uses this glider during races.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The Cloud Glider returns in Mario Kart Tour as a High-End glider. It became available in the Tokyo Tour. When equipped, the player receives more points than usual upon striking other drivers with Lightning. There are two variants of the glider, named the Rainy Balloons and the Blizzard Balloons, which are also High-End gliders.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Mario Kart 8[edit]

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

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

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

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Special skill MKT Icon Lightning.png Lightning Plus
Favored courses Combo bonus ×3 and big combo-time boost
MKT Icon 3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon.png
3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon
MKT Icon Yoshi Circuit.png
GCN Yoshi Circuit
MKT Icon Choco Island 2R.png
SNES Choco Island 2R
MKT Icon Vancouver Velocity T.png
Vancouver Velocity T
MKT Icon Daisy Hills R.png
3DS Daisy Hills R
MKT Icon Kalimari Desert T.png
N64 Kalimari Desert T
MKT Icon 3DS Mario Circuit.png
3DS Mario Circuit
MKT Icon 3DS Mario Circuit T.png
3DS Mario Circuit T
MKT Icon Neo Bowser City R.png
3DS Neo Bowser City R
MKT Icon Koopa Troopa Beach 2R.png
SNES Koopa Troopa Beach 2R
Combo bonus ×2 and combo-time boost
MKT Icon Shy Guy Bazaar.png
3DS Shy Guy Bazaar
MKT Icon Shy Guy Bazaar R.png
3DS Shy Guy Bazaar R
MKT Icon Vancouver Velocity RT.png
Vancouver Velocity R/T
MKT Icon Toad Circuit T.png
3DS Toad Circuit T
MKT Icon Rock Rock Mountain.png
3DS Rock Rock Mountain
MKT Icon Mario Circuit 2T.png
SNES Mario Circuit 2T
MKT Icon Paris Promenade R.png
Paris Promenade R
MKT Icon London Loop R.png
London Loop R
MKT Icon Vanilla Lake 1RT.png
SNES Vanilla Lake 1R/T


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese もくもくバルーン
Mokumoku Barūn
Billowing Balloon
Spanish Ala Nubes Clouds Wing
French Aile Nuages Clouds Wing
Dutch Wolkballonnen Cloud Balloons
German Wolkenballons Cloud Balloons
Italian Paranuvolo From parapendio (paraglider) and nuvola (cloud)
Portuguese (NOA) Balão Cumulus Cumulus Balloon
Portuguese (NOE) Paranuvem From parapente (paraglider) and nuvem (cloud)
Russian Облачка
Korean 뭉게뭉게글라이더
Rising Glider