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The model of the ROB-BLS from Mario Kart DS
HVC-BLS, the Japanese version
Strong stats Speed, Handling
Average stats Acceleration, Weight
Weak stats Drift, Items
Appears in Mario Kart DS

The ROB-BLS is R.O.B.'s default signature kart in Mario Kart DS. It is a round, hollow kart with five round holes and a block on each, coming in red, green, white, yellow, and blue (and has the emblem printed on each of them), resembling the trays and blocks used by the actual R.O.B. accessory to play Stack-Up; the "-BLS" in the name comes from "HVC-BLS," the Japanese product ID for Stack-Up. The ROB-BLS has the highest top speed in the game, tied with the Hurricane. It also has great handling (tied with the Mushmellow and Streamliner), average weight, moderate acceleration and low drift and items.

The ROB-BLS, alongside R.O.B. himself and the ROB-LGS, differs between regions. In Japanese versions of the game, the kart is white and red, as opposed to being all around a darker shade of gray, which is made to highlight R.O.B.'s regional differences.

The kart is unlocked for Luigi and Wario as well when the player gets gold trophies in all Nitro or Retro Courses in 150cc, and becomes available for everyone else when gold trophies are obtained in every cup in Mirror Mode.


Speed: 100/100
Acceleration: 55/100
Weight: 57/100
Handling: 69/100
Drift: 28/100
Items: 33/100


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese HVC-BLS

Product ID for Stack-Up

French R.O.B. Mobile
From R.O.B. and "automobile"
German R.O.B.-BLS
Same as English
Italian Robomobile
Korean HVC-BLS


Spanish R.O.B.N.I.
A pun on R.O.B. and OVNI (UFO in Spanish)