Super Horn

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Super Horn
Super Horn in Mario Kart 8
First appearance Mario Kart 8 (2014)
Latest appearance Mario Kart Tour (2019)
Effect Produces a shockwave that destroys nearby items and damages nearby racers and certain course obstacles.
“Finally, a way to stop the all-mighty Spiny Shell!”
Mario Kart 8 Super Horn TV Spot

The Super Horn is an item in the Mario Kart series. It is a horn loud enough to stop drivers in their tracks and destroy items. It looks similar to both the Light Box and the Cannon Box from Super Mario 3D World. It is the successor to the Car Horn from Mario Kart Arcade GP and its successors, which had multiple uses but could not destroy items.


Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Wario using the Super Horn against Yoshi in Mario Kart 8
Wario uses the Super Horn on Yoshi.

The Super Horn was introduced in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It can be obtained if the player is 400 to 2000 units from the leader, though it is the rarest item to obtain in first place. When players use it, it emits a large shockwave generated from sound that can flip out nearby racers and destroy items, including Spiny Shells, within its radius.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The Super Horn returns in Mario Kart Tour, with the same function as Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Additionally, it appears in the Lucky Seven, which is the special skill of various characters such as Pauline. It appears in place of the Star due to it now being exclusive to certain bonus challenges and the multiplayer mode. Due to the absence of Piranha Plants as items, the Super Horn now has the ability to repel Bloopers, giving players who do so a specially-named point bonus. The Super Bell special skill has a behavior similar to the Super Horn, but it emits three shockwaves (four with Super Bell+) when used.

The following gliders increase the chance of getting Super Horns from Item Boxes, and will award more points for hitting racers with one.

Special skill Gliders
Super Horn from Mario Kart Tour.
Super Horn Plus
Increases your chances of getting a Super Horn. Using one will get you more points.
+20 points
Pink Flower Glider from Mario Kart Tour8-Bit Jumping Luigi from Mario Kart Tour
+30 points
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In the Super Mario Mash-up in Minecraft, jukeboxes are replaced by Super Horns.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Mario Kart 8[edit]

  • Instruction manual bio: Sends nearby vehicles and items flying with an ear-splitting honk.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

  • Tips & Tricks: The loudness of this horn will blow away any surrounding items and karts. It can repel Bloopers, and even Spiny Shells!
  • Mario Kart Tour Twitter: Item introduction: Super Horn
    Hear that? The loudness of this horn will blow away any surrounding items and karts. This versatile item can repel most attacking items, even Spiny Shells! With the right timing, this item can be perfect for offense or defense.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スーパークラクション
Sūpā Kurakushon
Super Horn (klaxon is a term for car horns in Japan)
Chinese (Simplified) 超级喇叭
Chāojí Lǎbā
Super Horn
Chinese (Traditional) 超級喇叭
Chāojí Lǎbā
Super Horn
Dutch Superclaxon Super Horn
French Super klaxon Super Horn
German Superhupe Super Horn
Italian Super clacson Super Horn
Korean 슈퍼경적
Super Horn
Portuguese Superbuzina Super Horn
Russian Супергудок
Super Siren
Spanish (NOA) Superclaxon Super Horn
Spanish (NOE) Superbocina Super Horn


  1. ^ mariokarttourEN (September 10, 2019). Twitter. Retrieved March 11, 2020.