Leaf Cup

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The Leaf Cup logo in Mario Kart 8.

The Leaf Cup is a cup that appears in the games Mario Kart DS, Mario Kart Wii, Mario Kart 7, and Mario Kart 8. 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 MKDS Koopa Beach 2 SNES Intro.png
SNES Koopa Beach 2
MKDS Choco Mountain N64 Intro.png
N64 Choco Mountain
MKDS Luigi Circuit GBA Intro.png
GBA Luigi Circuit
MKDS Mushroom Bridge GCN Intro.png
GCN Mushroom Bridge
Mario Kart Wii Desert Hills.png
DS Desert Hills
MKW GBA Bowser Castle 3 Intro.png
GBA Bowser Castle 3
D.K.'s Jungle Parkway.png
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 MK8-Course-DS WarioStadium.png
DS Wario Stadium

MK8-Course-GCN SherbetLand.png
GCN Sherbet Land

MK8-Course-3DS MusicPark.png
3DS Music Park
3DS Melody Motorway
MK8-Course-N64 YoshiValley.png
N64 Yoshi Valley

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit MKLHC Magikoopa Mirage Course Icon.png
Magikoopa Mirage
MKLHC Crafty Tropics Course Icon.png
Crafty Tropics
MKLHC Gusty Galaxy Course Icon.png
Gusty Galaxy

Trading Card info[edit]

MKW Leaf Cup Trading Card.jpg

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


The back of the trophy in Mario Kart 8
  • This is the only Retro Cup to always have a course from Mario Kart: Double Dash!!.
  • The Leaf Cup trophy in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has a backwards silhouette of Tanooki Mario's artwork from Super Mario 3D Land behind it, with the tail molded to stick out from behind.