Tanooki Kart

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Tanooki Kart
Tanooki Kart from Mario Kart Tour
The Tanooki Kart in Mario Kart Tour
Strong stats Weight, Traction (MK8)
Weight, Handling, Traction (MK8D)
Weak stats Acceleration, Handling (MK8)
Speed, Acceleration (MK8D)
Appears in Mario Kart 8 (DLC Pack 1), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Kart Tour

The Tanooki Kart is a kart in the Mario Kart series. It is a jeep-based vehicle named for and based upon Tanooki Mario. The emblem is located on the doors.

History[edit]

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

The Tanooki Kart is one of four additional vehicles included in the The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8 downloadable content pack for Mario Kart 8. It is the signature kart of Tanooki Mario. Unlike most kart bodies, the Tanooki Kart doesn't get raised above the Monster, Hot Monster, and Cushion tires; a trait that it shares with the Tri-Speeder. It has the same engine sound as the Comet, which appears to be a low-pitched Wankel engine, but without the supercharger.

In terms of its stats, the Tanooki Kart is a less extreme version of the Steel Driver, Tri-Speeder, Badwagon, Standard ATV, and GLA, and its stats are shared with the Bone Rattler, which is available in the Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 8 DLC pack.

A CPU-controlled Tanooki Mario will occasionally use this kart body in a race, equipped with the Monster tires and Waddle Wing glider.

In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, it is unlocked randomly by collecting coins. Also, its stat spread is different, boosting weight, ground handling, and traction, while the ground speed and acceleration stats are hindered. The Tanooki Kart shares its stats with the Koopa Clown and the Master Cycle Zero, and the three vehicle bodies possess the strongest traction boost in the game.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The Tanooki Kart returns alongside Tanooki Mario in Mario Kart Tour as part of the Autumn Tour, where it is classified as a High-End kart, and serves as his signature kart once again. It uses the Monster tires from Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, although an official screenshot shows it with the Pipe Frame's tires instead. The Tanooki Kart increases the duration of Slipstream boosts and the amount of points earned for performing a Slipstream.

The Tanooki Kart has only appeared in certain pipes and is not currently a part of the Daily Selects set. The table below shows the kart's availability by tour.

Tour Availability
Autumn Tour Autumn Pipe 1
(spotlight)
Autumn Pipe 2
Sky Tour Tanooki Mario Pack
$39.99 / €43.99 / AU$62.99
February 23, 2022 – March 8, 2022
Yoshi Tour (2022) Tanooki Rosalina Pack
$39.99 / €43.99 / AU$62.99
April 6, 2022 – April 19, 2022
Piranha Plant Tour Tanooki Kart Pack
$39.99 / €43.99 / AU$62.99
July 13, 2022 – July 26, 2022

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Mario Kart 8

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

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

  • Ground Speed: -0.25
  • Water Speed: +0.25
  • Air Speed: 0
  • Anti-Gravity Speed: 0
  • Acceleration: -0.5
  • Weight: +0.25
  • Ground Handling: +0.25
  • Water Handling: +0.5
  • Air Handling: 0
  • Anti-Gravity Handling: 0
  • Traction: +1
  • Mini-Turbo: -0.25

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Special skill Slipstream Plus icon from Mario Kart Tour Slipstream Plus
Favorite courses
(Bonus points ×2)
SNES Donut Plains 2R/T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Donut Plains 2R/T
SNES Choco Island 1R/T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Choco Island 1R/T
RMX Ghost Valley 1T from Mario Kart Tour
RMX Ghost Valley 1T
N64 Kalimari Desert 2 from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Kalimari Desert 2
RMX Ghost Valley 1R from Mario Kart Tour
RMX Ghost Valley 1R
SNES Choco Island 1 from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Choco Island 1
SNES Choco Island 1R from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Choco Island 1R
GCN Dino Dino Jungle R/T from Mario Kart Tour
GCN Dino Dino Jungle R/T
N64 Kalimari Desert 2R/T from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Kalimari Desert 2R/T
SNES Koopa Troopa Beach 2T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Koopa Troopa Beach 2T
GBA Cheep-Cheep Island T from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Cheep-Cheep Island T
GBA Cheep-Cheep Island R from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Cheep-Cheep Island R
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach R from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach R
SNES Donut Plains 2 from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Donut Plains 2
SNES Donut Plains 2R from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Donut Plains 2R
SNES Choco Island 2R from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Choco Island 2R
SNES Choco Island 2T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Choco Island 2T
3DS Mario Circuit from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Mario Circuit
GBA Sky Garden T from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Sky Garden T
N64 Yoshi Valley from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Yoshi Valley
Favored courses
(Bonus points ×1.5)
SNES Ghost Valley 1 from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Ghost Valley 1**
Wii Maple Treeway R/T from Mario Kart Tour
Wii Maple Treeway R/T**
RMX Ghost Valley 1 from Mario Kart Tour
RMX Ghost Valley 1*
GBA Sunset Wilds from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Sunset Wilds*
GBA Sunset Wilds R from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Sunset Wilds R
London Loop 3R/T from Mario Kart Tour
London Loop 3R/T
SNES Choco Island 1T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Choco Island 1T
London Loop 3R from Mario Kart Tour
London Loop 3R
RMX Choco Island 1R/T from Mario Kart Tour
RMX Choco Island 1R/T
N64 Choco Mountain R/T from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Choco Mountain R/T
SNES Koopa Troopa Beach 2R from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Koopa Troopa Beach 2R
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach T from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach T
Vancouver Velocity 2R/T from Mario Kart Tour
Vancouver Velocity 2R/T
3DS Bowser's Castle from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Bowser's Castle
3DS Bowser's Castle R from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Bowser's Castle R***
3DS Wario Shipyard from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Wario Shipyard
Los Angeles Laps 2R from Mario Kart Tour
Los Angeles Laps 2R
3DS Piranha Plant Slide T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Piranha Plant Slide 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.
*** indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 8.

  • Mario Kart Tour Twitter: "The Autumn Tour is on now! With a Super Leaf in hand, fluffy-tailed Tanooki Mario has leaped into action in his trusty Tanooki Kart. And of course, the Tanooki Parafoil glider is also available! #MarioKartTour"[1]

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese タヌキバギー
Tanuki Bagī
Tanooki Buggy
Chinese (Traditional) 狸貓越野賽車
Límāo yuèyě sàichē
Tanooki Buggy
Dutch Turbo-Tanuki Turbo Tanooki
French (NOE) Buggy tanuki Tanooki Buggy
German Tanuki-Buggy Tanooki Buggy
Italian Turbotanuki Turbo Tanooki
Korean 너구리버기
Neoguribeogi
Tanooki Buggy
Portuguese (NOA) Kart Tanuki Tanooki Kart
Portuguese (NOE) Tanuki Turbo Tanooki Turbo
Russian Турбо-Тануки
Turbo-Tanuki
Turbo Tanooki
Spanish Kart Tanuki Tanooki Kart

References[edit]

  1. ^ @mariokarttourEN. (October 6, 2021). Twitter. Retrieved October 19, 2021.