Turbo Birdo

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Turbo Birdo
MKT Icon TurboBirdo.png
The Turbo Birdo in Mario Kart Tour.
Size Class MKDD: Medium
MKT: Any
Strong stats MKDD: Weight
Weak stats MKDD: Speed, Acceleration
Appearances Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Mario Kart Tour

The Turbo Birdo is a kart from the Mario Kart series. Similar to how its counterpart, the Turbo Yoshi, is modeled after Yoshi, this kart is modeled after Birdo.


Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

The Turbo Birdo in action

The Turbo Birdo first appears in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! as Birdo's kart. It can be unlocked by completing the Flower Cup in 150cc. It is the heaviest middleweight kart in the game, and has average speed, acceleration, and steering capabilities.

In terms of actual stats, the Turbo Birdo has the same top speed as the Bloom Coach, but is tied with the Red Fire, Bullet Blaster, and Parade Kart for the weakest acceleration of all the three star acceleration karts. Also, despite of its four star weight rating, the Turbo Birdo is only heavy enough to rival the weight of the Wario Car and Parade Kart. It is one of the four karts to have stats "out of the ordinary" for its weight class, with the others being the Green Fire, the Boo Pipes, and the Barrel Train.

The Turbo Birdo, Turbo Yoshi, Toad Kart, and Toadette Kart all share the same engine sound.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The Turbo Birdo returns in Mario Kart Tour alongside Birdo as part of the Holiday Tour, where it is classified as a Super kart. Similar to the Turbo Yoshi, it only has one handlebar rather than two as in its original appearance, the rear of the kart curls up to resemble Birdo’s tail, replacing the original kart's platform, and the joints of the first handlebar have moved to make room for the driver's emblem. The mouth now has a visible grille. It is the signature kart of Birdo. Boosting from Mini-Turbos lasts longer and yields more points while using this kart. It uses the Turbo Yoshi's tires (although in the splash art for the 2020 Yoshi Tour, it had the Pipe Frame's tires instead). The game also introduces three variants, the first one known as the Light-blue Turbo Birdo was introduced in the Vancouver Tour, the second one known as the Yellow Turbo Birdo was introduced in the 2020 Yoshi Tour, and the third one known as the Black Turbo Birdo was introduced in the 2021 Yoshi Tour. The light-blue and yellow variants are also classified as Super karts, while the black variant is classified as a High-End kart.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the Turbo Birdo appears as a sticker. In The Subspace Emissary, it can be used by any fighter to increase their weapon attack power by 15 points.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

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  • Acceleration:Gold star.pngGold star.pngGold star.png
  • Weight:Gold star.pngGold star.pngGold star.pngGold star.png

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Special skill MKT Icon Mini-Turbo.png Mini-Turbo Plus
Favorite courses
(Bonus points ×2)
MKT Icon Choco Island 2RT.png
SNES Choco Island 2R/T
MKT Icon DS Luigi's Mansion T.png
DS Luigi's Mansion T
MKT Icon New York Minute 2R.png
New York Minute 2R
MKT Icon London Loop 2T.png
London Loop 2T
MKT Icon Yoshi Circuit RT.png
GCN Yoshi Circuit R/T
Favored courses
(Bonus points ×1.5)
MKT Icon Dino Dino Jungle RT.png
GCN Dino Dino Jungle R/T*
MKT Icon Choco Island 2R.png
SNES Choco Island 2R
MKT Icon DS Waluigi Pinball RT.png
DS Waluigi Pinball R/T
MKT Icon 3DS Rainbow Road.png
3DS Rainbow Road
MKT Icon 3DS Rainbow Road R.png
3DS Rainbow Road R
MKT Icon Frappe Snowland R.png
N64 Frappe Snowland R
MKT Icon Frappe Snowland T.png
N64 Frappe Snowland T
MKT Icon Vanilla Lake 1T.png
SNES Vanilla Lake 1T
MKT Icon Daisy Hills.png
3DS Daisy Hills**
MKT Icon Neo Bowser City RT.png
3DS Neo Bowser City R/T
MKT Icon DS Luigi's Mansion RT.png
DS Luigi's Mansion R/T
MKT Icon GBA Bowser's Castle 2R.png
GBA Bowser's Castle 2R
MKT Icon GBA Bowser's Castle 2T.png
GBA Bowser's Castle 2T
MKT Icon Donut Plains 1RT.png
SNES Donut Plains 1R/T
MKT Icon Donut Plains 2RT.png
SNES Donut Plains 2R/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.

  • Mario Kart Tour Twitter: "It's tough to say which of Turbo Birdo's features stands out the most. Is it the red bow? The enchanting eyelashes? Or maybe it's...wait! This seems oddly familiar...
    Feast your eyes on the Turbo Birdo, the perfect kart to pair with the pink-hued racer, Birdo!

Super Smash Bros. Brawl sticker[edit]

Image Game Effect
Turbo Birdo Sticker.png Mario Kart: Double Dash!! [Weapon] - Attack +15


Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キャサリンターボ
Kyasarin Tābo
Birdo Turbo
Spanish Turbo Birdo -
French Turbo Birdo -
German Birdo-Turbo Birdo Turbo
Italian Turbo Strutzi Turbo Birdo
Portuguese Birdomóvel Birdomobile
Chinese 凱瑟琳疾速
Kǎisèlín jísù
Turbo Birdo