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)
Appearances 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 and is also his signature kart. The kart also resembles the Wildlife from Mario Kart DS, except it has a very different paint job, and the back has a spare tire with stripes. The Adventure Buggy from Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit also bears a resemblance to this kart. 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. 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, 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 in Mario Kart Tour, where it was introduced in the Autumn Tour. It is classified as a High-End kart and is the signature kart of Tanooki Mario. It uses the Monster tires from Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. The Tanooki Kart increases the duration of Slipstream boosts and the amount of points earned for performing a Slipstream.

Stats[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
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

* 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.

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