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.

Courses[edit]

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
DKPassMK7.png
DS DK Pass
DaisyCruiserMK7.png
GCN Daisy Cruiser
MapleTreewayMK7.png
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
N/A

Completion rewards in the Mario Kart series[edit]

Winning the Leaf 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 DS[edit]

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

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

  • Leaf Cup: Lightning Cup
  • 50cc Leaf Cup: Super Blooper
  • 1 star rank or higher on all retro cups (includes Leaf Cup) on 50cc: Cheep Charger
  • 100cc Leaf Cup: Dry Bones
  • 1 star rank or higher on all retro cups (includes Leaf Cup) on 100cc: Bowser Jr.
  • 150cc Leaf Cup: Daytripper
  • 1 star rank or higher on all retro cups (includes Leaf Cup) on 150cc: Jetsetter
  • All cups on 150cc: 150cc Mirror class
  • Mirror Leaf Cup: Jet Bubble
  • 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 Leaf Cup: Wiggler
  • 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 Leaf 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 Leaf 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

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."

Gallery[edit]

Emblems[edit]

Trophies[edit]

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

Trivia[edit]

The back of the trophy in Mario Kart 8