Flower Cup

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The Flower Cup logo in Mario Kart 8.

The Flower Cup is a cup in the Mario Kart series. It is represented by a Fire Flower.

This cup exclusively features new courses, usually including a Mario Circuit as the first or second course. It is slightly more difficult than the Mushroom Cup. The Flower Cup was available from the start in every Mario Kart game until Mario Kart 7, where it is unlocked by completing the Mushroom Cup. In games that do not have all cups available from the start, completing the Flower Cup in third place or higher unlocks the Star Cup.

The Flower Cup also appears in other games, typically sports games.

List of courses[edit]

Game Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4 Course 5
Super Mario Kart The map for Choco Island 1.
Choco Island 1
The map for Ghost Valley 2.
Ghost Valley 2
The map for Donut Plains 2.
Donut Plains 2
An aerial view of Bowser Castle 2.
Bowser Castle 2
The map for Mario Circuit 3.
Mario Circuit 3
Mario Kart 64 The icon for Toad's Turnpike, from Mario Kart 64.
Toad's Turnpike
The icon for Frappe Snowland, from Mario Kart 64.
Frappe Snowland
The icon for Choco Mountain, from Mario Kart 64.
Choco Mountain
The icon for Mario Raceway, from Mario Kart 64.
Mario Raceway
N/A
Mario Kart: Super Circuit (Super Circuit tracks) Mario Circuit
Mario Circuit
Boo Lake
Boo Lake
Cheese Land
Cheese Land
Preview image of Bowser Castle 2 from Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Bowser Castle 2
N/A
Mario Kart: Super Circuit (Extra tracks) MKSC Mario Circuit 2 Extra Cup Map.png
Mario Circuit 2
MKSC Choco Island 1 Extra Cup Map.png
Choco Island 1
MKSC Ghost Valley 2 Extra Cup Map.png
Ghost Valley 2
MKSC SNES Donut Plains 2 Extra Cup Map.png
Donut Plains 2
N/A
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! The icon for Mushroom Bridge, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!.
Mushroom Bridge
The icon for Mario Circuit, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!
Mario Circuit
The icon for Daisy Cruiser, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!
Daisy Cruiser
The icon for Waluigi Stadium, from Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
Waluigi Stadium
N/A
Mario Kart DS Desert Hills
Desert Hills
Delfino Square from Mario Kart DS
Delfino Square
Waluigi Pinball
Waluigi Pinball
Shroom Ridge
Shroom Ridge
N/A
Mario Kart Wii Mario Kart Wii: An overview of Mario Circuit, seeing the castle surrounded by houses as residence
Mario Circuit
View of Coconut Mall in Mario Kart Wii.
Coconut Mall
DK Summit in Mario Kart Wii
DK Summit
DK's Snowboard Cross
Wario's Gold Mine in Mario Kart Wii
Wario's Gold Mine
N/A
Mario Kart 7 Wuhu Loop
Wuhu Loop
Wuhu Island Loop
Mario Circuit
Mario Circuit
Music Park
Music Park
Melody Motorway
Rock Rock Mountain
Rock Rock Mountain
Alpine Pass
N/A
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Mario Circuit
Mario Circuit
Toad Harbor
Toad Harbor
Toad Harbour
Twisted Mansion
Twisted Mansion
Shy Guy Falls
Shy Guy Falls
N/A
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Freezie Frosts course icon from Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
Freezie Frosts
Glazed Gardens course icon from Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
Glazed Gardens
Piranha Paradise course icon from Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
Piranha Paradise
N/A N/A

Completion awards in the Mario Kart series[edit]

Winning the Flower Cup in the Mario Kart series can award the player with various bonuses, depending on the game. Additional cups unlocked are excluded from this list.

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

Mario Kart DS[edit]

  • All nitro cups (includes Flower Cup) on 50cc: Dry Bones
  • All nitro cups (includes Flower Cup) on 100cc: Three karts for each playable character
  • All nitro cups (includes Flower Cup) or all retro cups (excludes Flower Cup) on 150cc: Seven karts for each playable character
  • All cups on 150cc: 150cc Mirror class
  • All nitro cups (includes Flower Cup) or all retro cups (excludes Flower Cup) on 150cc Mirror: R.O.B.
  • All cups on 150cc Mirror: All karts for each playable character

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

  • Mushroom and Flower Cups: Star Cup
  • 1 star rank or higher on all nitro cups (includes Flower Cup) on 50cc: Baby Daisy
  • 1 star rank or higher on all nitro cups (includes Flower Cup) on 100cc: Sneakster
  • 1 star rank or higher on all nitro cups (includes Flower Cup) on 150cc: Dry Bowser
  • All cups on 150cc: 150cc Mirror class
  • 1 star rank or higher on all cups on 150cc Mirror: Rosalina

Mario Kart 7[edit]

  • All cups on a single cc class: Mii
  • 150cc Flower Cup: Wario
  • All cups on 50cc, 100cc, and 150cc: 150cc Mirror class

Mario Kart 8[edit]

Most unlockable characters in Mario Kart 8 are unlocked at random upon winning Grand Prix cups (separate cups must be played to unlock characters), which includes the Flower Cup. Characters that can be unlocked include Rosalina, Metal Mario, Lakitu, Toadette, Baby Rosalina, Pink Gold Peach, Iggy Koopa, Roy Koopa, Lemmy Koopa, Larry Koopa, Wendy O. Koopa, Ludwig von Koopa, Morton Koopa Jr., and Mii. Mii is unlocked upon the eighth Grand Prix cup victory, unless an amiibo is used to unlock Mii beforehand.

In addition, the Gold Standard body can be unlocked by getting a 1 star rank or higher on all non-DLC cups (including the Flower Cup) on any one engine class, and the 150cc Mirror class can be unlocked by winning all 150cc cups.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

  • 1 star rank or higher on all cups on 150cc Mirror: Gold Standard
  • All cups on 200cc: Gold Mario

Other appearances[edit]

The Flower Cup in Mario Tennis Aces

The cup appears also in sports-themed Mario games like Super Mario Strikers and Mario Superstar Baseball. In Super Mario Strikers, the Flower Cup has six teams, five rounds, and uses the table system. When the player finishes in the top three, the Crater Field and the Star Cup are unlocked. A similar cup is the Super Flower Cup. The Flower Cup is also one of three playable tournaments in Mario Sports Mix.

In Mario Tennis Open, the Flower Cup is the second cup in the World Open tournament. It is played on the Wario Dunes court, and matches in this cup have one set for the starting round, and three sets each for the semi-finals and finals. The CPU difficulty is slightly higher than in the Mushroom Cup, which must be completed to unlock the Flower Cup.

The Flower Cup is also the second cup in the COM Tournament mode of Mario Tennis Aces, featuring middling CPU difficulty.

Profiles[edit]

The Flower Cup card from the Mario Kart Wii trading cards
  • Mario Kart 64 website: "The Flower Cup turns up the heat a little, with more challenging and longer courses than in the Mushroom Cup."
  • Mario Kart Wii trading card: "Talk about a diverse set of tracks; the tracks that make up the Flower Cup must be located at the four corners of the Mushroom Kingdom! The layouts are great for developing your skills and the surroundings will keep you interested while you look for ways to reduce your lap times."

Gallery[edit]

Emblems[edit]

Trophies[edit]

Trivia[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese フラワーカップ
Furawā Kappu
Flower Cup
Chinese (Simplified) 鲜花杯
Xiānhuā Bēi
Flower Cup
Chinese (Traditional) 花朵盃
Huāduǒ Bēi
Flower Cup
Dutch Bloemenbeker Flower Cup
French Coupe Fleur Flower Cup
German Blumen-Cup Flower Cup
Italian Trofeo Fiore
Coppa Fiore
Flower Trophy
Flower Cup
Korean 플라워 컵
Peullawo Keop
Flower Cup
Portuguese (NOA) Copa Flor Flower Cup
Portuguese (NOE) Taça Flor Flower Cup
Russian Кубок цветка
Kubok tsvetka
Flower Cup
Spanish Copa Flor Flower Cup