Koopa Dasher

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Koopa Dasher
MKT Icon KoopaDasher.png
The Koopa Dasher in Mario Kart Tour
Size Class MKDD: Light
MKT: Any
Strong stats MKDD: Acceleration
Weak stats MKDD: Speed, Weight
Appearances Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Mario Kart Tour

The Koopa Dasher is a kart in the Mario Kart series. It is shaped like a Green Shell with a "K" on the front. In early screenshots, it had an "N," because Koopa Troopa's Japanese name is Nokonoko.[1]


Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

The Koopa Dasher first appears in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! as Koopa Troopa's kart. It is a lightweight kart and is available by default. It is unique among the other lightweight karts, being larger compared to the others. That said, the Koopa Dasher has a little more weight and can take stronger hits from heavier weighted karts (such as Daisy's Bloom Coach). It also has below average speed, excellent acceleration, and decent steering capabilities.

Despite it having a two star speed stat, the Koopa Dasher's speed is really tied with the Boo Pipes and the Rattle Buggy. Additionally, the Koopa Dasher bounces more than the Toad Kart and Rattle Buggy, despite being heavier than them. Lastly, while it has a four star acceleration stat, the Koopa Dasher's acceleration is equal to the Rattle Buggy and Boo Pipes, but it does have better acceleration than the Toad Kart.

In this game, its wheels resemble shells as well.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The Koopa Dasher returns in Mario Kart Tour, where it is classified as a Normal kart. It no longer has a "K" on it, being replaced by the driver's emblem, and the platform is absent. In the beta version, the kart used the Pipe Frame's tires, but in the final game, it uses the Turbo Yoshi's tires. The Koopa Dasher increases the speed boost and the amount of points resulted from performing a Rocket Start.

The Koopa Dasher is normally obtainable from regular pipes and the Daily Selects. However, throughout the game's history, it could be obtained in other ways as well. The following table lists all instances of special availability for this kart by tour.

Tour Available in / as
New York Tour Tour gift
(64 Grand Stars)
Peach Tour Tour gift
(75 Grand Stars)


Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

  • Speed Gold star.pngGold star.png
  • Acceleration Gold star.pngGold star.pngGold star.pngGold star.png
  • Weight Gold star.pngGold star.png

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Special skill MKT Icon Rocket Start.png Rocket Start Plus
Favorite courses
(Bonus points ×2)
MKT Icon Koopa Troopa Beach.png
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach
Favored courses
(Bonus points ×1.5)
MKT Icon Dino Dino Jungle T.png
GCN Dino Dino Jungle T
MKT Icon Koopa Troopa Beach R.png
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach R
MKT Icon Koopa Troopa Beach T.png
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach T
MKT Icon Kalimari Desert T.png
N64 Kalimari Desert T
MKT Icon Mario Circuit 2R.png
SNES Mario Circuit 2R
MKT Icon 3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon R.png
3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon R
MKT Icon 3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon T.png
3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon T
MKT Icon Choco Island 2R.png
SNES Choco Island 2R**
MKT Icon Shy Guy Bazaar R.png
3DS Shy Guy Bazaar R
MKT Icon RMX Mario Circuit 1.png
RMX Mario Circuit 1
MKT Icon GBA Bowser's Castle 2RT.png
GBA Bowser's Castle 2R/T

* indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 3. ** indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 6.


Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ノコノコダッシュ
Nokonoko Dasshu
Koopa Troopa Dash
Spanish Koopamóvil From Koopa and "automóvil" (automobile)
French Koopa Mobile From Koopa and "automobile"
German Koopa-Flitzer Koopa Speeder
Italian Cabrio Koopa Koopa cabriolet
Portuguese (NOA) Koopamóvel From Koopa and "automóvel" (automobile)
Chinese (Traditional) 慢慢龜衝刺
Mànmanguī chōngcì
Koopa Troopa Dash