Parafoil

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"Paraglider" redirects here. For information about the Paraglider from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild that also appears as a glider in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, see Paraglider (The Legend of Zelda).
Parafoil
Paraglider
Parafoil from Mario Kart Tour
The Parafoil in Mario Kart Tour
Strong stats Acceleration
Weak stats Weight (MK7, MK8)
Speed, Traction (MK8D)
Appearances Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart 8, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Kart Tour

The Parafoil (originally known as the Paraglider in the American English version of Mario Kart 7) is an unlockable glider part in Mario Kart 7. It offers an acceleration boost, while hindering weight, but like all the other gliders, it allows karts to go airborne for a brief time period. It also has the same stats as the Swooper.

In Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the Parafoil offers identical stats to its counterpart in Mario Kart 7. The colors of the glider are slightly different however: it features a white center with yellow, pink, and blue colors and it lacks the emblem of the driver. Unlike in Mario Kart 7, it is available from the start. A variant of the Parafoil is called the MKTV Parafoil. In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, CPU Mario uses this glider whenever he rides the P-Wing, Toad and the babies use it while riding the Pipe Frame, Toadette and Baby Peach use it while riding the Teddy Buggy, and Dry Bones and Koopa Troopa use it with the Steel Driver.

The Parafoil returns in Mario Kart Tour. It uses the design from its appearance in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It is classified as a Normal glider. Hitting other racers with Green Shells yields more points when using this glider. The game introduces seven variants of the glider: the BBIA Parafoil, Piranha Plant Parafoil, Bob-omb Parafoil, BaNaNa Parafoil, ? Block, Soaring Jack, and Luma Parafoil, as well as a counterpart known as the Calico Parafoil.

Statistics[edit]

Mario Kart 7 Mario Kart 8 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Speed: 0
  • Sea Speed: 0
  • Air Speed: -1.5
  • Acceleration: +0.25
  • Weight: -0.25
  • Handling: 0
  • Sea Handling: 0
  • Air Handling: +1
  • Off-Road: 0
  • Mini-Turbo: +0.25
  • Stability: 0
  • Drift: -0.25
  • Ground Speed: 0
  • Water Speed: 0
  • Air Speed: -0.25
  • Anti-Gravity Speed: 0
  • Acceleration: +0.25
  • Weight: -0.25
  • Ground Handling: 0
  • Water Handling: 0
  • Air Handling: +0.25
  • Anti-Gravity Handling: 0
  • Traction: 0
  • Mini-Turbo: +0.25
  • Ground Speed: -0.25
  • Water Speed: -0.25
  • Air Speed: -0.25
  • Anti-Gravity Speed: +0.25
  • Acceleration: +0.25
  • Weight: 0
  • Ground Handling: 0
  • Water Handling: +0.25
  • Air Handling: +0.25
  • Anti-Gravity Handling: -0.25
  • Traction: -0.25
  • Mini-Turbo: +0.25

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Special skill Green Shell from Mario Kart Tour. Green Shell Plus
Favorite courses
(Combo bonus ×3 and big combo-time boost)
3DS Toad Circuit T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Toad Circuit T
3DS Rock Rock Mountain from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Rock Rock Mountain
3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon
Favored courses
(Combo bonus ×2 and combo-time boost)
3DS Daisy Hills from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Daisy Hills
3DS Daisy Hills R from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Daisy Hills R
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach T from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach T**
3DS Rock Rock Mountain T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Rock Rock Mountain T
SNES Mario Circuit 1R from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Mario Circuit 1R
SNES Mario Circuit 2T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Mario Circuit 2T
GBA Bowser's Castle 2R/T from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Bowser's Castle 2R/T

* indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 3. ** indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 6.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パラフォイル
Parafoiru
Parafoil
Chinese (Simplified) 滑翔伞
Huáxiángsǎn
Paraglider
Chinese (Traditional) 飛行傘
Fēixíngsǎn
Flying Umbrella
Dutch Glijscherm (Mario Kart 8)
Parachute (Mario Kart 7)
Sliding Screen
Parachute
French Parapente Paraglider
German Gleitschirm Paraglider
Italian Parapendio Paraglider
Korean 패러글라이더
Paereogeullaideo
Paraglider
Portuguese (NOA) Parapente Paraglider
Portuguese (NOE) Parapente (Mario Kart 8)
Paraquedas (Mario Kart 7)
Paraglider
Parachute
Russian Параплан
Paraplan
Paraglider
Spanish Parapente Paraglider