Moo Moo

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Moo Moo
Rendered model of the black-and-white Moo Moo obstacle in Mario Kart 8.
A black-and-white Moo Moo, as it appears in Mario Kart 8
First appearance Mario Kart 64 (1996)
Latest appearance Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (version 2.0.0) (2021)

Moo Moos[1] (also referred to as cows)[2][3] are cows that appear mainly in the Mario Kart series. In a majority of their appearances, Moo Moos make realistic cow noises.


Mario Kart series[edit]

A sign for Moo Moo Dairy.

Mario Kart 64[edit]


Moo Moos can be seen in the background of the Mario Kart 64 course named Moo Moo Farm.

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

In Mario Kart: Double Dash!!'s Mushroom City stage, a truck advertising the Moo Moo Farm course features a Moo Moo.

Mario Kart DS[edit]

Moo Moos once again appear in the background of the Retro Course N64 Moo Moo Farm.

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

A Moo Moo as seen in Mario Kart Wii.

In Mario Kart Wii, Moo Moos serve as obstacles in the course Moo Moo Meadows. When hit, they cause the player to spin out. While the ones seen up close use full models, some in the distant background reuse flat textures from Mario Kart DS. A truck in the Moonview Highway course also has a picture of a Moo Moo printed on it with the text "Moo Moo Dairy".

Mario Kart 7[edit]

Two Moo Moos make a small appearance in Mario Kart 7 on a sign in the Coconut Mall course, which reads "Moo Moo Dairy".

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

A Moo Moo Meadows Milk sponsor

Moo Moos return in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with the return of the Moo Moo Meadows track, this time with Moo Moos of other colors, such as solid black or brown. Also, in Toad Harbor and the return of Toad's Turnpike there are advertising trucks and signs with Moo Moos on them. There is also a sponsor known as Moo Moo Meadows Milk. In this game, Moo Moos appear in four different colors; white with blue spots, white with brown spots, black, or brown.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Although Moo Moos themselves do not appear in Mario Kart Tour, the Moo Moo Meadows Milk sponsor returns in several courses in the game.

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit[edit]

In Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, the Windmill Meadows features some Moo Moos as obstacles.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games[edit]

Moo Moos reappear in Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games on Moo Moo Meadows as obstacles in the Dream Equestrian event.

Mario Party: Island Tour[edit]

Moo Moos appear in Mario Party: Island Tour on the Perilous Palace Path board as decoration on the board.

Yoshi platform series[edit]

Yoshi's Woolly World / Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World[edit]

Despite Moo Moos not appearing in Yoshi's Woolly World and Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World, Moo Moo Yoshi is available as an unlockable Yoshi pattern which resembles a cow.

Yoshi's Crafted World[edit]

In Yoshi's Crafted World, the Moo Moo Meadows Milk sponsor from Mario Kart 8 makes various cameo appearances on the cartons and signs in the background of the flip side of Rail-Yard Run and Go-Go Yoshi.

Nintendo Badge Arcade[edit]

Moo Moos appear as badges in Nintendo Badge Arcade that the player may collect and decorate their Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu with. They are a part of the Mario Kart 8 set of badges.


A Moo Moo, as seen in Minecraft.

In the Super Mario Mash-up in Minecraft, the traditional Cow's design from Minecraft is replaced with the Moo Moo design found in the Mario titles. Red Moo Moos with mushrooms on their back replace Mooshrooms.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese [4]
Chinese [5]
Dutch Boe-Boe Pun on "boe" (moo)
French Meuh Meuh Moo Moo
German Kuhmuh Cow Moo
Italian Mucca Cow
Korean 음매음매
Moo Moo
Portuguese Mu Mu Moo Moo
Russian му-му
Moo Moo
Spanish Mu-Mu Moo Moo


  1. ^ Musa, Alexander. Mario Kart 8 PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 144. "Moo Moos: These herbivores lazily wander near and onto the race trace, forcing players to get creative to avoid running into them. Moo Moos can stop even the heaviest racers in their tracks, and are large enough to easily mess with your ideal racing line."
  2. ^ Mario Kart 64 English instruction booklet, page 26.
  3. ^ Mario Kart Wii website bio for Moo Moo Meadows
  4. ^ Mario Kart 64 Japanese instruction booklet, page 26.
  5. ^ Nintendo Switch《瑪利歐賽車實況:家庭賽車場》的免費更新第2彈本日發布。只需1台賽車,就能遊玩最多4人協力的「接力賽」,碧姬公主、耀西和奇諾比奧也會登場。 Nintendo HK. Retrieved November 20, 2021.