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Artwork of the light blue Noshi in a badge in Mario Kart Tour
First appearance Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (2003)
Latest appearance Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Booster Course Pass, cameo) (2022)

Noshi,[1] or Nossie,[2] is the name of a species of one-horned sauropods similar to Apatosaurus first seen in the Dino Dino Jungle course of Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, where the light blue one serves as one of the main obstacles of the course. While the Nintendo Official Guidebook and site of Mario Kart: Double Dash!! only use the term Nossie to refer to the light blue one,[3][4] internal data indicates that the red and yellow one found in the course are Nossies as well.[5] The species was never given a specific English name, it was originally referred to using the lowercase generic terms dino and brontosaurus in the Prima and Nintendo Power guides of Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, respectively, and subsequently referred to using the lowercase term dinosaur in the Prima guide and internal data[6] of Mario Kart 7.[7]


Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

The light blue Nossie in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

Nossies first appear in the Dino Dino Jungle track of Mario Kart: Double Dash!!. There the light blue one mainly acts as a hazard for the racers passing near it in the canyon, being able to stomp them with its feet. It can also be met when passing on the wooden bridge that crosses the canyon, where it is able to make the karts spin with its head. Additionally, two Nossies, one colored red and the other colored yellow, appear moving through the lake where the branching boardwalk lies.

Mario Kart 7[edit]

The light-blue Nossie in Mario Kart 7

The light blue Nossie reappears in the GCN Dino Dino Jungle track of Mario Kart 7, in the same place where it is found in the original course. The main difference is that in this course, this Nossie stretches its neck, making it an obstacle for the drivers gliding above the wooden bridge.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The light blue Noshi in Mario Kart Tour

The light blue Nossie, with its name now romanized as Noshi,[1] appears again in the GCN Dino Dino Jungle track of Mario Kart Tour. Its role is mostly similar to its Mario Kart 7 appearance, but if a racer lands on it, they can perform a Jump Boost. It also appears in N64 Koopa Troopa Beach T and R/T and GBA Riverside Park T and R/T, while multiple light blue Noshis (likely referencing the kaiju) appear in Tokyo Blur R/T. Noshi was used as the landmark for the Jungle Tour.

Mario Party 8[edit]

The light blue Nossie in Mario Party 8

The light blue Nossie appears as a cameo in the forest behind the DK's Treetop Temple board of Mario Party 8.


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Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Mario Kart: Double Dash!! root/Course/Diddy.arc/diddy/object/nossie.bmd[2] Nossie A romanization of the Japanese name
Mario Kart 7 romfs/Course/Ggc_DinoDinoJungle.szs/dinosaur/dinosaur.bcmdl[6] Dinosaur -
Mario Kart Tour assets/main/content/mapobj/noshi/noshi_prm.asset[1] Noshi Another romanization of the Japanese name

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ノッシー[3][4]
Derived from "Nessie" and "Yoshi" and/or possibly「角」(tsuno, horn)


  1. ^ a b c From the Noshi MapObj of Mario Kart Tour
  2. ^ a b From the nossie.bmd and swimnossie.bmd files found in the root/Course/Diddy.arc/diddy/object directory of Mario Kart: Double Dash!!.
  3. ^ a b Description of the courses of the Special Cup in the official Japanese site of Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
  4. ^ a b Nintendo Official Guidebook of Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, page 85.
  5. ^ As can be seen in the root/Course/Diddy.arc/diddy/object/swimnossie.bmd model of Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, which contains textures for the purple (nossie_lake.1), turquoise (nossie_lake.2), yellow (nossie_lake.3) and red (nossie_lake.4) Nossie that are supposed to be found in the lake of Dino Dino Jungle.
  6. ^ a b Noshi is referred to as dinosaur in both its model file (Course/Ggc_DinoDinoJungle.szs/dinosaur/dinosaur.bcmdl) and texture (dinosaur/dinosaur.bctex) in Mario Kart 7.
  7. ^ Nick von Esmarch. Mario Kart 7 (3DS) eGuide. Section Lightning Cup - GC Dino Dino Jungle. The Road Hazards section has the following: Dinosaur: Watch for this dinosaur near the beginning and end of each lap. This beast is so large, it creates two different hazards!. The introduction also states: Use jump boosts and big drifts to speed through the course, and watch yourself around that huge dinosaur. In the Time Trial section it is also stated: Keep driving straight and go just slightly to the right of the dinosaur’s feet., When gliding here, try to fly underneath the dinosaur’s neck to save a little time. and Avoid the dinosaur’s head and legs, and keep an eye on those geysers!