Dolphin Dasher

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Dolphin Dasher
Mario's Dolphin Dasher
Mario on his Dolphin Dasher
Size class Medium
Strong stats Off-Road
Average stats Speed, Weight, Acceleration, Handling, Mini-Turbo
Weak stats Drift
Appears in Mario Kart Wii

The Dolphin Dasher is an unlockable medium Off-Road-type inside drifting bike in the game Mario Kart Wii. It is unlocked by winning the Mirror Star Cup or by playing 3,750 races. The bike is based on the Dolphins from Super Mario World. Similar to the Flame Runner, its general shape resembles a naked bike, specifically a Moto Guzzi Griso. The character's emblem is shown only on the bike's belly. The tires on this bike feature a "wavy" design also found on the Cheep Charger and Super Blooper. The rims inside the tires have beach ball-like patterns. These vehicles are all based on aquatic Mario series enemies.

Its kart counterpart is the Super Blooper, which is slightly faster and lighter, making the Dolphin Dasher the only bike heavier than its kart counterpart. Its small counterpart is the Magikruiser. Mario Kart Arcade GP DX and Mario Kart Tour feature karts similar to the Dolphin Dasher, dubbed the Turbo Dolphin and Dolphin Drifter respectively.


Speed: 48/80
Weight: 43/80
Acceleration: 37/80
Handling: 40/80
Drift: 24/80
Off-Road: 56/80
Mini-Turbo: 37/80
Vehicle type:

The Dolphin Dasher has a great off-road stat, which is tied with that of the large bike Phantom (its indirect group counterpart) and the Bit Bike. However, unlike the Magikruiser, it loses some more speed when going off-road. Compared to the Zip Zip, the Dolphin Dasher has more speed and weight, but has less acceleration, handling, drift, off-road, and mini-turbo. It is also noted for being the heaviest medium bike in the game, but suffers from having the worst drifting among all the inside bikes and of all medium bikes. However, its tight cornering helps keep that a minor issue, allowing it to make tight turns. The Dolphin Dasher shares the same speed and handling stats as the Jet Bubble. The two vehicles also have the same mini-turbo stat.

The Dolphin Dasher also features the same weight as the Classic Dragster, and the same speed, acceleration, and handling as the Standard Kart L. It also has the best off-road of all the medium hang-on type bikes, as well as the second best off-road of all the medium bikes and all the hang-on type bikes.

Color schemes[edit]

Diddy Kong, riding his Dolphin Dasher at GBA Bowser Castle 3.
Character Color scheme Image Character Color scheme Image
Mario Blue body, black tires, orange goggles, green and red ball pattern Mario's Dolphin Dasher Luigi Dark green body, black tires, orange goggles, blue and orange ball pattern Luigi's Dolphin Dasher
Peach Pink body, dark blue tires, yellow goggles, blue and yellow ball pattern Peach's Dolphin Dasher Daisy Orange body, cyan tires, yellow goggles, light-blue and orange ball pattern Daisy's Dolphin Dasher
Yoshi Light-green body, dark blue tires, red goggles, blue and cyan ball pattern Yoshi's Dolphin Dasher Birdo Purple-magenta body, dark purple tires, orange goggles, cyan and fuchsia ball pattern Birdo's Dolphin Dasher
Diddy Kong Red body, brown tires, light-green goggles, yellow and orange ball pattern Diddy Kong's Dolphin Dasher Bowser Jr. Yellow body, black tires, red goggles, green and purple ball pattern Bowser Jr.'s Dolphin Dasher
Male Mii Light-blue body, black tires, yellow goggles, blue and pink ball pattern Dolphin Dasher from Mario Kart Wii Female Mii White body, dark blue tires, pink-lavender goggles, green and lavender ball pattern Dolphin Dasher from Mario Kart Wii

Trading Card info[edit]

The Dolphin Dasher card from the Mario Kart Wii trading cards
Trading Card

"If cute was a category, the Dolphin Dasher would be in the top spot. Instead, its Off-Road capabilities are really its best attribute. Just don't try to get too fancy with drifting—you might run into something or even roll 'er!"


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドルフィンキック
Dorufin Kikku
Dolphin Kick
French (NOA) Coryphène The French name of the fish, Mahi-mahi, also known as the "dolphinfish".
French (NOE) Dauphine Feminine for the royal title Dauphin, which is also the French word for Dolphin
German Flippster
Italian Delfinator from Delfino, the Italian for Dolphin, plus the suffix -ator; lit. Dolphinator
Korean 돌핀킥
Dolpin Kig
Dolphin Kick
Spanish Velocidelfín Pun on velocidad (speed) and delfín (dolphin)