Best Mario Kart Items


The Top Ten

1 Bullet Bill

The Bullet Bill is just like the Chain Chomp but better. First of all it goes faster, and second, it makes you invincible (you are still vulnerable when using the Chain Chomp).

With this item, you will turn invincible, go super fast, and you don't have to do anything when this speeder is being used.

This item rocks! Why is this not in the top ten? You go blazing fast and knock people over

Used to be a fan of it, but as of Mario Kart 8, you only get in when you’re really far behind, unintentionally giving off the impression that the game needs to pick you up and drag you to a reasonable spot. - Extractinator04

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2 Star

Invincibility rocks! And is accompanied by great music!

This is the best 1, you can hit people outta u'r way and I think you get 5x or 10x more speed - PewDiePie

Get it at 3rd to last place. I think you go about 2x faster. You can slow down Bullet Bills by going in front of them. You can still steer not like Bullet Bill so you can go where ever you want; nocking out other karts along the way! JUST BE WARNED: It dosn't last for the rest of the race; so be carful!

The song is so catchy. Da da da da da da da.

3 Golden Mushroom

This can be quite annoying because it can make you go off the edge of the map quite a lot :(

So frustrating on Rainbow Road! - computerfan0

This mushroom is the best then any other if you press it more than once over and over again, then you can go 10x as much speed thatn others - PewDiePie

4 Triple Red Shells

I once went a whole race with triple red shells and I only lost 1 if any.

These are 1 of the shells that hit the racer in back or front of U. - PewDiePie

This one is the best, I just love it so much. - BlueSheepYT

So homing

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5 Blue Shell Blue Shell The spiny shell, commonly referred to as the blue shell, is a well-known power-up item of the Mario Kart series of video games.

The winged spiny shell isn't that helpful but the wingless version is. Not only it blows up on the first place kart, it can hit the other karts in it's way too!

I once did that trick where you had to use a mushroom to escape the blue shell it worked

Plus you could stop it with a super horn - ziadabdo3011

In Mario Kart 8, you can use a Super horn to destroy the Blue Shell when it is circling above your vehicle.

This item is the reason Mario kart is good. if you are good its your challenge to avoid letting this screw you over and when you suck and your in last, you get to throw it and watch your friend break down emotionally, well that's if you are not playing against AI - JTLH101

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6 Lightning Bolt

Love this item! Everyone loses their items while you can zip right by them!

7 Winged Spiny Shell

Oh my gosh I hard this once I was in first place and then one came and I lost the race and the cup. Which was the Class Championship not At school

This is the blue bomb that hits the racers that are either in 1st or 2nd place - PewDiePie

Getting hit by it is bad, but at least it is part of the competition.

I hate this item so much >.< - BlueSheepYT

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8 Red Shell
9 Triple Mushroom
10 Super Horn

When it was first introduced, just about EVERYONE got excited because it was made to DESTROY the blue shell and they want REVENGE on the item that cost them so many victories.

Doesn’t work out so well; rarely do you get it in first place, and when you do it’ll take ages for you to use it against the Spiny Shell. - Extractinator04

The Contenders

11 Big Mushroom

You can smash anyone and it is easy to avoid

12 8 Power Up

You get 8 items, but I always just end up throwing them all over the place instead of strategically using them. AND IT HAS A BLOOPER. - Extractinator04

13 Lucky 7
14 Fire Flower

Favourite item for sure


15 Mega Mushroom

Mega Mushroom is very underrated.

It's kinda hard to hit people with this


16 Triple Banana
17 Mushroom
18 Thunderbolt

If you don't have the bullet bill/chain chomp or a golden mushroom to do your work, then the thunderbolt can. It's extremely useful to catch up because it slows down the karts because it shrinks them and you can flatten it,

This item helps you catch up and you can chain it in last and have a 8th or 12th place box in the top half of the pack.

Shrinks all other racers, they loose their items, and they go slower - Ajkloth

19 Triple Green Shell

You get two more tries from using this cool item.

20 Feather

It was a nice idea for Nintendo to bring the Feather item back to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe...

... but as a battle mode exclusive. - GL0W

21 Piranha Plant Piranha Plant
22 Chain Chomp Chain Chomp

This item should come back in the next mario kart game


23 Boo

This item will get more popular as people get Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (for the Nintendo Switch), because it's so awesome! It makes you invincible and invisible plus you steal stuff from other people!

Steal an item from a random person! You could steal a Bob-omb or a Star or a Bullet Bill or a Gold Mushroom or maybe, if you are unlucky, a Coin. You seem to get these more often in first place...

24 Green Shell Green Shell

At first I thought it was useless, but after learning to hold it behind you to block red shells and others, it's pretty useful.

25 Boomerang Flower

I love hitting others twice with the same boomerang. - computerfan0

You can just snipe and snipe and snipe

26 Crazy 8 Crazy 8
27 Super Leaf
28 Banana
29 Giga Mushroom

You will get a tremendous amount of size that will allow you to crush ANYTHING in your way.

30 Heart

This is a good item to defend yourself with. I still wish that it could protect you from three items instead of two, and that a heart wouldn't get wasted when you hit a Mushroom or Star.

Bowser shells as Peach! Time for revenge on being kidnaped so mmaannyy times! - computerfan0

31 Thunder Cloud

A game of Hot Kart starts when someone picks this item. A game in a game, right?

32 Giant Banana
33 Poison Mushroom
34 Coin

I don't understand why they ever made the coin an ITEM. Like, you are in first place, and you have the maximum amount of coins, so you don't need a coin, but a banana, a green shell, or even better a super horn. And you get a coin. It's so annoying and I don't know why it even is on the list.

Coins lie around the track, who the hell wants a coin from an ITEM BOX? - BlueSheepYT

35 POW Block

I like using POWs to delay other players when in races. It is really fun!

36 Bowser Bombshell

This bombshell will make a huge shockwave at the players, blowing them of the race at tremendous speeds.

37 Item Box
38 Decoy Box
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