Leaf Cup

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The Leaf Cup logo in Mario Kart 8.

The Leaf Cup is a cup from the Mario Kart series first introduced in Mario Kart DS. The cup's emblem is a Super Leaf; since Mario Kart 7, the item's redesign from Super Mario 3D Land is used. In the Leaf Cup, the player competes certain race courses from previous Mario Kart games. The Leaf Cup usually contains tracks from the Flower Cup and Star Cup, with some occasional Special Cup tracks, though Mario Kart DS featured a sole track from Mario Kart: Super Circuit's Lightning Cup and Mario Kart 7 featured a sole Mushroom Cup course. The Leaf Cup is slightly more difficult when compared to the Banana Cup. Just like the Star Cup, the tracks are usually as long as the ones in the Flower Cup and the Banana Cup. However, its difficulty is on par with the Star Cup.


Game Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4
Mario Kart DS Image of Koopa Beach 2
SNES Koopa Beach 2
Screenshot of Choco Mountain
N64 Choco Mountain
Screenshot of <small>GBA</small> Luigi Circuit
GBA Luigi Circuit
Mushroom Bridge
GCN Mushroom Bridge
Mario Kart Wii Desert Hills.png
DS Desert Hills
<small>GBA</small> Bowser Castle 3
GBA Bowser Castle 3
D.K.'s Jungle Parkway
N64 DK's Jungle Parkway
MKWii GCNMario.png
GCN Mario Circuit
Mario Kart 7 KalimariDesertMK7.png
N64 Kalimari Desert
DS DK Pass
GCN Daisy Cruiser
Wii Maple Treeway
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <small>DS</small> Wario Stadium, Mario Kart 8.
DS Wario Stadium

<small>GCN</small> Sherbet Land, Mario Kart 8.
GCN Sherbet Land

A view of Music Park, a retro course in Mario Kart 8.
3DS Music Park
3DS Melody Motorway
<small>N64</small> Yoshi Valley, Mario Kart 8.
N64 Yoshi Valley

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Magikoopa Mirage course icon from Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
Magikoopa Mirage
Crafty Tropics course icon from Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
Crafty Tropics
Gusty Galaxy course icon from Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
Gusty Galaxy

Trading Card info[edit]

The Leaf Cup card from the Mario Kart Wii trading cards

"The Leaf Cup takes us back to some tracks that are definitely fan favorites. Go retro while you find shortcuts at DS Desert Hills, avoid the giant Thwomps at GBA Bowser Castle 3, blast over the river at N64 DK's Jungle Parkway, and fake out the Chain Chomp at GCN Mario Circuit."




Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese このはカップ
Konoha Kappu
Small Leaf Cup
Chinese 樹葉盃 (Traditional)
树叶杯 (Simplified)
Shùyè Bēi
Leaf Cup
Dutch Blaadjesbeker Leaf Cup. Blaadje is the diminutive form of blad (“leaf”).
French Coupe Feuille Leaf Cup
German Blatt-Cup Leaf Cup
Italian Trofeo Foglia Leaf Trophy
Korean 리프 컵
Lipeu Keop
Leaf Cup
Portuguese Taça Folha Leaf Cup
Russian Кубок листа
Kubok lista
Leaf Cup
Spanish Copa Hoja Leaf Cup


The back of the trophy in Mario Kart 8