All the Characters from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

A list of all the playable characters in the Mario Kart series Check mark.png means they're playable, X mark.png means they don't appear in the game and Question mark.png means their appearance in the game is currently unconfirmed (as the game in question is upcoming) and is yet to be announced. The footnote variables follow underneath the table.

List of Characters

Key Starter Unlockable Downloadable
# Character Super Mario Kart Mario Kart 64 Mario Kart 64 (slot machine) Mario Kart: Super Circuit Mario Kart: Double Dash Mario Kart Arcade GP Mario Kart DS Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 Mario Kart Wii Mario Kart 7 Mario Kart Arcade GP DX Mario Kart 8 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Mario Kart Arcade GP VR Mario Kart Tour
28 Baby Daisy X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes X mark.png X mark.png Yes Yes Check mark.png
14 Baby Luigi X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes X mark.png X mark.png Yes
13 Baby Mario X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes X mark.png Yes Yes Yes Check mark.png
25 Baby Peach X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes X mark.png Yes Yes Yes Check mark.png
35 Baby Rosalina X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes Yes Check mark.png
12 Birdo X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes X mark.png X mark.png[1] X mark.png Yes X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Check mark.png
05 Bowser Yes Yes X mark.png Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Check mark.png
17 Bowser Jr. X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes X mark.png Yes X mark.png Yes Check mark.png
45 Cat Peach X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes Yes
11 Princess Daisy X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes X mark.png Yes X mark.png Yes Yes X mark.png Yes Yes Check mark.png
16 Diddy Kong X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Check mark.png
09 Donkey Kong X mark.png Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Check mark.png
06 Donkey Kong Jr. Yes X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png[1] X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png
22 Dry Bones X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes X mark.png Yes X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png[2] Yes Check mark.png
29 Dry Bowser X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes X mark.png Yes Yes Yes Check mark.png
27 Funky Kong X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png
52 Gold Mario X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes X mark.png Yes Yes[3]
31 Honey Queen X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png
37 Iggy Koopa X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes Yes Check mark.png
51 Inkling Boy X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes
50 Inkling Girl X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes
49 Isabelle X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes Yes
21 King Boo X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes X mark.png X mark.png[2] X mark.png Yes X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes Check mark.png
07 Koopa Troopa Yes X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes X mark.png X mark.png[1] X mark.png Yes Yes X mark.png Yes Yes Check mark.png
33 Lakitu X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes X mark.png Yes Yes
40 Larry Koopa X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes Yes Check mark.png
39 Lemmy Koopa X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes Yes Check mark.png
46 Link X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes Yes
53 Champion Link X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes
42 Ludwig X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes Yes Check mark.png
02 Luigi Yes Yes X mark.png Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Check mark.png
01 Mario Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Check mark.png
34 Metal Mario X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes Yes Yes Yes Check mark.png
26 Mii X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes[4] Yes X mark.png Yes[5] Yes[5]
43 Morton X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes Yes Check mark.png
15 Paratroopa X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png[1] X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png
55 Pauline X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Check mark.png

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Musician Mario X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Check mark.png
03 Princess Peach Yes Yes X mark.png Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Check mark.png
20 Petey Piranha X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png[1] X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png
36 Pink Gold Peach X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes Yes
23 R.O.B. X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png
30 Rosalina X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Check mark.png
38 Roy Koopa X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes Yes Check mark.png
24 Shy Guy X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes[6][7] X mark.png X mark.png Yes[7] X mark.png Yes[7] Yes[7] Check mark.png
44 Tanooki Mario X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes Yes Yes
08 Toad Yes Yes X mark.png Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Check mark.png
19 Toadette X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes X mark.png X mark.png[1] X mark.png Yes X mark.png[1] X mark.png Yes Yes Check mark.png
47 Villager Boy X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png ​​​​​ X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes Yes
48​​​​​ Villager Girl X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Check mark.png[8] Check mark.png
18 Waluigi X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes X mark.png Yes Yes Yes X mark.png[1] Yes Yes Yes Check mark.png
10 Wario X mark.png Yes X mark.png Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Check mark.png
41 Wendy O. Koopa X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes Yes Check mark.png
32 Wiggler X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png
04 Yoshi Yes Yes Yes Yes[9] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[9] Yes[9] Yes[9] Check mark.png
56 Peachette X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Check mark.png
57 Kimono Peach X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Check mark.png
58 Hakama Mario X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Check mark.png
Newcomers[10] 8 2 0 0 11 3 3 1 6 4 8 9 1 5
Total

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8 8 3 8 20 11 13 13 26 17 25 37 44 38
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Planned but cut.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Appear as a boss only.
  3. Gold Mario is currently only playable in Gold Rush mode.
  4. In Wii version there's 2 available outfits, referred to as Mii Outfit A and Mii Outfit B.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Amiibo can be used to unloick alternate costumes
  6. Only playable in Download Play mode.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Shy Guy Alternate colors: Black, Blue, Green, Light Blue, Pink, White, Yellow (DS, 7, 8, 8DX), No Textured (possible Grey) (DS), Orange (8, 8DX).
  8. Villager Girl is a pallet swap for Villager Boy in Mario Kart 8, but gets her own slot on the roster in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Yoshi alternate colors: Light Blue, Yellow (GPDX, 8, 8DX, Super circuit in GBA Download Play mode); Light Blue (8, 8DX, Super circuit in GBA Download Play mode); Black (GPDX, 8, 8DX); Blue, Orange, Pink, White (8, 8DX).
  10. 10.0 10.1 Final count Includes the exclusive characters from the Bandai Namco Arcade Games (Arcade Characters Listed Below).

Bandai Namco Games Exclusive Characters

Characters that only appeared in the Bandai Namco Mario Kart Arcade games.

Character Mario Kart Arcade GP Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 Mario Kart Arcade GP DX
Blinky Yes Yes X mark.png
Blue Toad X mark.png X mark.png Yes
Don-Chan X mark.png X mark.png Yes
Fire Mario X mark.png X mark.png Yes
Hero Don-Chan (Knight Don-Chan) X mark.png X mark.png Yes
Ice Luigi X mark.png X mark.png Yes
Mametchi X mark.png Yes X mark.png
Ms. Pac-Man Yes Yes X mark.png
Pac-Man Yes Yes Yes
Strawberry Don-Chan X mark.png X mark.png Yes

Total characters

Console games

Game Characters Notes
New Returning DLC(New) DLC(Returning) Total Costume Counter
Super Mario Kart 8 N/A N/A N/A 8 N/A N/A
Mario Kart 64 2 6 N/A N/A 8 N/A Wario replaces Koopa Troopa, while Donkey Kong replaces Donkey Kong Jr.
Magikoopa (or Kamek) was in the pre-release, Super Mario Kart R, prior to Nintendo licensing DK's 3D model from Rare.
Mario Kart: Super Circuit 0 8 N/A N/A 8 3 All the characters from Mario Kart 64 return.
Single-Pak Play mode adds up to three Yoshi colors variants.
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! 11 9 N/A N/A 20 N/A

All the characters from Mario Kart 64 return.
Each has a new Mario Kart partner, save Mario and Luigi.
Also new: Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, King Boo, Petey Piranha.
Koopa Troopa returns, paired with Paratroopa.
Double Dash!! is the only game with Toad initially locked.

Mario Kart DS 3 10 N/A N/A 13 7 All characters from Mario Kart 64 return.
They form the initial roster. Unlockable: Daisy and Waluigi from Double Dash!!, new Dry Bones and exclusive R.O.B.
Shy Guy is exclusive to DS Download Play, in eight colors.
Mario Kart Wii 5 (exluding Mii Outfits) 19 N/A N/A 26 N/A All characters from Mario Kart 64 return.
11 from other games (9 from Double Dash!!, Dry Bones from DS and Koopa Troopa from Super) also return.
Wii adds 7 new unlockables: 5 characters and 2 Mii outfits.
Mario Kart 7 4 13 N/A N/A 17 N/A All characters from Mario Kart 64 return.
7 is the only game with Wario initially locked, being replaced by Koopa Troopa in the initial roster. Additionally, the starting roster is identical to Super Mario Kart’s roster with Donkey Kong in Donkey Kong Jr.'s place.
Mario Kart 8 9 21 5 1 37 16 All the characters from Mario Kart 64 return.
37 characters total are in this game with both DLC packs.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 11 33 N/A N/A 43 20 All the characters from Mario Kart 64 return.
Two new Inklings characters from Splatoon, plus all DLC characters from Mario Kart 8, are now included in 8 Deluxe.
Gold Mario, Metal Mario variant, is the sole new unlockable. Female Villager has her own slot.
Mario Kart Tour 5 33 N/A N/A 38 N/A Since the game is a mobile game which will be supported for a long time, we could expect to see more characters coming. The only currently known upcoming character is Pastry Chef Shy Guy.

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