Sneeker

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Sneeker
Bounder
SneakerBodyMK8.png
Strong stats None (MK8)
Speed (MK8D)
Weak stats None (MK8)
Acceleration, Traction (MK8D)
Appearances Mario Kart 8, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Not to be confused with Sneaker.

The Sneeker (known as the Bounder in Europe and Oceania) is an unlockable kart body that appears in Mario Kart 8. It looks like a type of shoe called a sneaker, which is where it gets its name. There are four colored variants, a red variant, a yellow variant, a pink variant, and a gray variant, and it changes colors depending on which character is using it. Its stats are identical to the Standard Kart, the Cat Cruiser, the Prancer, The Duke, the Teddy Buggy and the 300 SL Roadster, which means it grants drivers no advantages or disadvantages. The engine sound is actually a deeper sounding version of the Standard Kart, Pipe Frame, Teddy Buggy, and the Wild Wiggler.

A CPU-controlled Toad, Toadette, Shy Guy, and Wario may occasionally use this vehicle body paired with the Standard tires. Lemmy Koopa's staff ghost uses the Sneeker body in Sherbet Land.

In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, it is now available from the start and now increases speed while decreasing acceleration and traction. A CPU Wendy is occasionally seen using this body paired with the Standard tires. Toad also occasionally uses the Sneeker body paired with the Blue Standard tires.

Stats[edit]

Mario Kart 8[edit]

  • All Stats: 0

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

  • Ground Speed: +0.25
  • Water Speed: -0.25
  • Air Speed: 0
  • Anti-Gravity Speed: 0
  • Acceleration: -0.5
  • Weight: 0
  • Ground Handling: 0
  • Water Handling: 0
  • Air Handling: -0.25
  • Anti-Gravity Handling: 0
  • Traction: -0.75
  • Mini-Turbo: -0.25

Color schemes[edit]

Color Characters Mii Colors Mii amiibo Racing Suits
SneakerBodyMK8.png
Red/Blue
MK8 Mario Icon.pngMK8 Luigi Icon.pngMK8 Yoshi Icon.pngYoshiRed-MK8.pngYoshiBlue-MK8.pngMK8 Toad Icon.pngShyGuyGreen-MK8.pngShyGuyBlue-MK8.pngMK8 Lakitu Icon.pngMK8 BabyMario Icon.pngMK8 BabyLuigi Icon.pngMK8 DKong Icon.pngMK8 Link Icon.pngVillager (male)InklingInkling Red, Green, Blue Mario Suit, Luigi Suit, Yoshi Suit, Hylian Suit, Captain Falcon Suit, Fox Suit, Toad Suit, Sonic Suit, Pikmin Suit
Sneeker-Pink.pngPink/White MK8 Peach Icon.pngMK8 Rosalina Icon.pngYoshiLightBlue-MK8.pngYoshiPink-MK8.pngYoshiWhite-MK8.pngShyGuyLightBlue-MK8.pngShyGuyPink-MK8.pngShyGuyWhite-MK8.pngMK8 Toadette Icon.pngMK8 BabyPeach Icon.pngMK8 BabyRosalina Icon.pngMK8 PGPeach Icon.pngMK8 Wendy Icon.pngMK8 Cat Peach Icon.pngVillager (female)MK8 Isabelle Icon.png Pink, Light-blue, White Peach Suit, Kirby Suit, Rosalina Suit, Mega Man Suit
Sneeker-Yellow.pngYellow/Purple MK8 Daisy Icon.pngYoshiYellow-MK8.pngMK8 Koopa Icon.pngShyGuyYellow-MK8.pngMK8 BabyDaisy Icon.pngMK8 Wario Icon.pngMK8 Waluigi Icon.pngMK8 Roy Icon.pngMK8 Lemmy Icon.pngMK8 Larry Icon.pngMK8 Tanooki Mario Icon.pngInkling GirlInkling Boy Yellow, Light-green, Purple Wario Suit, Animal Crossing Suit, Pac-Man Suit
Sneeker-Gray.pngGray MK8 MMario Icon.pngYoshiBlack-MK8.pngYoshiOrange-MK8.pngMK8 ShyGuy Icon.pngShyGuyBlack-MK8.pngShyGuyOrange-MK8.pngMK8 Bowser Icon.pngMK8 Iggy Icon.pngMK8 Ludwig Icon.pngMK8 Morton Icon.pngMK8 Dry Bowser Icon.pngMK8 Bowser Jr Icon.pngMK8DX King Boo Icon.pngDry BonesInklingInkling Boy Orange, Brown, Black Donkey Kong Suit, Varia Suit, Bowser Suit, Inkling Suit

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スニーカート
Sunīkāto
Sneakart
Spanish (NOA) Turbotenis Turbosneeker
Spanish (NOE) Zapatículo From zapatilla (shoe) and vehículo (vehicle)
French (NOA) Espakart Pun with espadrille (sneaker) and kart
French (NOE) Sneakart Pun on Sneaker and kart
Dutch Koploper Frontrunner
German Sauseschuh Dash Shoe
Italian Sneakerona Pun with sneaker and corona (crown)
Portuguese Karténis Pun with kart and ténis (sneaker)

Trivia[edit]

  • The Sneeker is one of three vehicles to have the Mario Kart logo engraved, the others being the Teddy Buggy and Mr. Scooty
  • The Pink/White variant of the Sneeker is the only variant to not be used by an Inkling.
    • Similarly, the Red/Blue variant is the only color scheme to never be used by at least one Koopaling.