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It has been requested that this article be rewritten and expanded to include more information. Reason: include Super Mario Bros. Wonder information. This is both the name and the rendering of the pumpkins under the Wonder effect in-game, in the little tidbit banners that are displayed while levels load. Might be worth creating a broader "pumpkin" article, and including other franchise appearances with it.

Toad (Party Time) near two Jack-o'-lanterns in Wii Maple Treeway during the 2020 Halloween Tour
Shy Guy Jack-o'-lanterns in Wii Maple Treeway

Jack-o'-lanterns with the faces of Bowser, Boo, and Shy Guy carved on them appear as course elements in Mario Kart Tour, exclusively during tours that occur around Halloween.

Jack-o'-lanterns appear in several sizes. Smaller ones typically lie on the track and can be knocked away by driving into them or hitting them with an item, growing back in the same spot after a while. Larger Jack-o'-lanterns are found on the sides of tracks or in the background, and, when hit, they make a bobbing movement while remaining in place. Like with festive trees and kadomatsu, interacting with a Jack-o'-lantern of any size awards the player bonus points, with the action being displayed as "Trick or treat!" Additionally, when hit, Jack-o'-lanterns emit a brief Boo-like chortle, with larger ones emitting said sound at a lower pitch than the small ones. Starting October 25, 2020, 06:00 UTC, interacting with a Jack-o'-lantern also gives drivers an event token.

The only tours to have featured Jack-o'-lanterns thus far were all the Halloween Tours as of 2020, the Autumn Tour, and the Battle Tour.

Course appearances[edit]

The following are courses that have featured Jack-o'-lanterns:

Jack-o'-lanterns do not appear in most bonus challenges. When they do, they are all off the main track.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Chinese (simplified) 杰克南瓜灯
Jiékè Nánguā Dēng

Chinese (traditional) 傑克南瓜燈
Jiékè Nánguā Dēng

German Halloweenkürbis
Halloween Pumpkin
Italian Zucca di Halloween
Halloween pumpkin

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