Top 10 Worst Mario Kart Items

The Top Ten
1 Thunder Cloud

Don't judge me for this, but I actually like the Thunder Cloud, and it's my third favorite item. I know people hate it because it shrinks you, but I think it's a unique item, it's like hot potato where you have to quickly pass it to someone else. Yes, the Thunder Cloud slows you down if you fail to pass it to someone else and is the only item that hurts you, but did you forget that it actually makes you go faster than your regular speed? That's only before it shrinks you though and it technically kind of helps if you're near a boost pad like the one in N64 Mario Raceway or Mario Circuit and you don't have a mushroom. I can understand why it's hated so much though, considering that it's basically the same as the Lightning item but with a few differences. All you have to do it pass it to someone else before it shrinks you and all your worries are gone. I miss the Thundercloud and hope it returns along with the POW Block and Mega Mushroom, the three Wii items that haven't been brought ...more

The thundercloud should be #1. Do you want to know why? The coin sucks, but it's better than getting no item at all, it gives you 2 coins and a tiny speed boost. In my opinion, the coin should be #3. The blooper...well it pretty much does nothing. It gives you worse handling, but the stat decrease is so small that you can't even notice it, so the blooper should be #2. However, the thundercloud is the only item that is WORSE than nothing. After a certain amount of time, it zaps you like a lightning bolt. Sure, it can be passed on to other players, but more often than not, the other racers aren't close to you. Furthermore, at the positions you get the thundercloud in, you could've gotten actual good items to help you catch up. You may say that the thundercloud gives you a tiny speed boost, but it does not nearly make up for the zap at the end.

Easily the worst Mario Kart item ever. Sure, the Coin is useless, but do you know what's worse than an item that's useless? An item that hurts you. The Thunder Cloud is the only Mario Kart item that actively harms you more than it helps. You gain a speed boost, but after ten seconds, it will shrink you to a tiny size. To rub salt in the wound, you can get this item in 3rd to 7th place.

The worst item without a doubt. All it does is shrink you down, making you slower and more vulnerable than the other racers, and don't even get me started on online lag. While it may give you full acceleration on all terrain, that is not enough to make up for it's negative effects. It's so hated that everyone who gets it will immediately try to pass it to someone else.

2 Coin

This should be above the thunder cloud. The coin item is the most useless item in Mario Kart. It is decent as an item on the track, but as an item you can get in the item boxes, it's terrible. Not only is it incredibly common to get in first place in Mario Kart 8, but it also makes you more vulnerable to getting hit by items such as red shells. I hope the coin item doesn't return for the next Mario Kart game.

Coins are useless. They do nothing. Get hit by a red shell. Lose 3. Hit by a blue shell. Same as last time. They don't defend you,they don't even do anything and at least 20 times during the race track YOU ALWAYS LOSE THEM. I would rather get a green shell because that thing is actually useful to block other stuff. Doesn't even make you go that faster. Doesn't make the game fun or entertaining. Vehicle customizations? I collected more than ten coins in two races and guess what. NOTHING HAPPENS. No one cares how much you got. They vehicle customizations you earn are some weird motorcycle, wheels the size of pennies, and flying thing you don't even need.USELESS

You can get this item in LAST PLACE, you are doomed getting such a terrible item with everyone else getting stuff like stars, triple mushrooms, golden mushrooms, etc.
Mario Kart DS uses coins CORRECTLY, write down notes Mario Kart 8, you don't make them just items, getting coins just makes you more vulnerable.

This item does nothing at all. I they remove the item. This is only good in coin runners. The God of mario Kart 8 deluxe did not think about the coin item and what it would do. This item is also only good in when it comes to buy new karts. When a red shell comes boop a coin and get hit by a red shell. This item is garbage.

3 Fake Item Box

Mario Kart Double Dash basically ruined the box and made it far different from the others.

In the original appearance. It is useful to mix them with the Item Boxes, but always gets nerfed...

These are like Bananas, but you can't block anything with them!

I have no idea who falls for these...

4 Blooper Bloopers (Often Referred To Bloobers Until Paper Mario, Though Blooper was in use beforehand) are Squid-Like creatures that are found in the ocean. They made their first appearance in Super Mario Bros., and various kinds of them have appeared in the Mario games since, normally as enemies. Mario Party 8 was the first game to feature blooper as a playable character. Bloopers come in different sizes and colors, though the original variety shown in super Mario Bros is white.

The most pointless item in the Mario Kart series! It's supposed to prevent you from looking at where you're going, but it fails, because you can see the map or if you memorized the track, know where you have to go

Can't the blooper be a single-player exclusive? In multiplayer it does nothing to the racers affected except not being able to see the gorgeous graphics in front of them. I want this thing removed from Mario Kart, it's useless!

This should be first honestly, the coin gives you a tiny speed boost and the thunder cloud, while a troll item, you can get to first palce easier and you can just pass it to another player, this thing dose nothing except inking your screen! The worst honestly

These items are useless! They do nothing to the players in front of you! Why was this confirmed for Mario Kart 8?!

5 Spiny 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.

I hate this shell so much. It's the bane of my existence. I was trying to complete all 32 courses perfectly in first place and I was doing phenomenal I was at Bowsers castle 3? I think on the leaf cup and I only had 9 races to go, BLUE SHELL and I lost the race and my perfect winning streak. This item is abysmal.

This should be number one! You will find yourself going for the finish line before the blue shell hits you at the last second and everyone just overtakes you. Luckily you can avoid it by simply dropping out of first place before the shell is launched but on games such as Mario Kart Wii, I couldn't predict when they are being launched. This item is complete garbage!

How is this 11? It should be 2 under the coin! For those people who are never first, it will be okay to you but when your skilled and your always first, you can see how aggravating and infuriating this item can get!

This item is meant ti punish those who are actually GOOD at the game. That is messed up. Plus, it doesn't help YOU when you use it, it only harms the person you will likely never catch up to.

6 POW Block

This should be number 1. It comes up like four times per race, it barely affects the standings, it can't block incoming shells, it's practically useless!

Considering most of Mario Kart Wii is airborne, this item is kinda useless

This item is so annoying

I actually like the POW block, it requires some skill to avoid and it's great for you

7 Banana

It's not bad! Sure it's not effective but it's great for defending yourself!

It is too common. It is useless. It's doesn't do any real damage to any racer.

8 Super Leaf

I think this should be #2, this item serves not a SINGLE use in races, battle-mode exclusive would've been better. You have this leaf stuck to your tail, only being able to take down the karts that are basically about to bump into yours. You can't grab another item with this thing on, You could've got a RED SHELL. Thank my eggs that it's been in only 1 game.

When I first got this in Mario Kart 7, I was so infuriated that I literally face palmed for an entire race. It's stupid on the kart and pretty useless.

I don't hate the super leaf, but I wish it didn't last ten seconds. It should've been a few seconds shorter.

That sucks looks like their adding this to mario kart tour, hopefully it's just a special item instead of a non special item, it would suck to get this item by everyone in 1st if this item is not a special item

9 Green Shell

See my comment for banana, same here except even better since it's so satysfying hitting people with these shells!

This should be number 3 it is an inconvenient version of the red shell.

10 Super Horn

The fact that it can block the blue shell is why it is on the list. Before this crappy item existed, mushrooms could actually help with dodging the blue shell. Only for skilled players.

This gets away blue shells, obviously it rules! Also, this can knock out others.

This item only makes 8 easier for jobs. Also super lame and uncreative.

Why on Earth is this on the list, it can block the flipping blue shell.

The Contenders
11 Bob-Omb Bob-ombs are a species found throughout the Mario series. They are small bomb-shaped beings who can create explosions by detonating themselves or being detonated.

At first glance, seems useful. Throw it, it ricochets and blows you up. You can't even control wher it goes.

12 Boo

The boo really isn't that bad of an item, even though the boo can leave you with nothing, you're invincible for 10 seconds as well. And it gets better if you get a GOOD ITEM.

The boo is a great item

13 Yoshi Egg

This is easily the worst item ever invented in Mario Kart history. It can actually help your opponents, when it should be helping YOU.

The red shell but enemies can get mushrooms from the egg so it's kinda useless

14 Triple Bananas

I keep on getting these things over and over and it gets annoying

15 Lightning

It always hits at the worst times. It's definitely one of the most satisfying items to use, but it's also one of the most annoying items to get hit by.

It's good in Mario Kart 7 when you can crush players who have been affected by it, but in other games it's not that useful

Annoying and too frequent.

It feels like you get hit by this thing five times in a single race

16 Heart
17 Fireball
18 Cape Feather

Only good in Battle Mode

19 Bubble
20 Red Shell

Someone probably added this because they get always hit by red shells. But they are very likely to hit your opponents, so they shouldn't be here. They are very useful

The red shell used to be my least favorite Mario Kart item because I kept getting hit by them in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, but I don't hate it as much anymore. In fact, I kind of like it now. Yes, it's very annoying to get hit by, but it's satisfying to throw.

Red shells are like missiles.

Huh? They're among the best!

21 Poison Mushroom

This item is so annoying in super mario kart, a few times I got shrunk by it and then run over by the cpu players it sucked

22 Boomerang Flower
23 Bullet Bill

This item is overrated. It can drop you to the worst places possible, it makes bad players win.

Some dummy just added this contender. This is the best item ever. So why is it here?

This item is very good and overpowered. I love it.

Best item ever.

24 Lucky Seven
25 Starman

Why is this here? It's like the best! <0

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