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Toad is Princess Peach's loyal attendant, and he has appeared in all of the Mario Kart games up to date. Similar to Toadette, Toad is a lightweight driver in every game and therefore quick off the mark. His karts usually have an extra kick to their drift, allowing him to swerve past sharp turns with ease. To unlock him in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, win the 100cc Special Cup. His special item (which he shares with Toadette) in that game is the Golden Mushroom (which was then known as the Super Mushroom).

Toad is the brother of Toadette (confirmed in the Mario Kart Wii guidebook only), and he is a good friend of Mario, Luigi, Peach, Daisy, and Yoshi. Like the other heroes, Toad views Bowser as an enemy. Toad has many colors, and they are only spectators.

Characteristics

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Toad in Mario Kart 7.

Toad is a small little guy in the Mario series. He has a white mushroom hat with big red dots on it on top of his head. This is because he is from the Mushroom Kingdom. Despite having an appearance similar to many other Toads from the Mushroom Kingdom, he is often referred to as a close buddy of Mario's and is seen to being a loyal friend to those he's friends with. He has big brown shoes and a blue vest. Also, he has a happy, memorable face.

Vehicles

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* - Retro track

Appearances

  • Super Mario Kart: In Super Mario Kart, Toad is classified as a lightweight and shares his weight class with Koopa Troopa . Like Koopa Troopa, he has the best handling in the game with good acceleration and low top speed.  Due to being the lightest character in the game, Toad is most likely to be knocked around by heavier characters. 
  • Mario Kart 64: In Mario Kart 64, he is a lightweight. He is the lightest character in the game and has the highest top speed. His home course is Toad's Turnpike, and this is the first game where Toad gets a home course of his own. The only setback is Toad is the weakest racers amongst all racers, easily to spin out when rammed by all racers at higher speed depends on their class. 
  • Mario Kart: Super Circuit: In Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Toad is a lightweight similar to the previous game and still is the lightest character in the game. 
  • Mario Kart Double Dash!!: In Mario Kart Double Dash!!, Toad is partnered with Toadette (who made her first Mario debut in this game) by default. His default kart is the Toad Kart while his special item is the Golden Mushroom. This is the first game where Toad is unlockable rather than being available at the start. 
  • Mario Kart DS : In Mario Kart DS, his karts are the Mushmellow, Standard TD, and 4-Wheel Cradle. He is once again a lightweight and has excellent offroad and above average item use. His mission involves racing against Goomboss around Baby Park. 
  • Mario Kart Wii: In Mario Kart Wii, Toad is once again a default lightweight. His specialties are drifting (which rivals with Peach) and acceleration (which rivals with Waluigi).
  • Mario Kart 7: Toad returns in Mario Kart 7 as a lightweight, although this time as a featherweight.
  • Mario Kart 8: Toad returns in Mario Kart 8 once again as a lightweight. Unlike the previous games, Toad's main attributes are the speed and weight stats, although they are still lower than that of the middleweights and heavyweights. Toad's acceleration, handling and traction stats are still higher than the middleweights and heavyweights. In Grand Prix mode, Toad's main rivals are Koopa Troopa and Waluigi. Also, both he and Donkey Kong are rivals of Yoshi and Peach. in this game, Toad now has two race courses of his own, which are Toad Harbor and the returning Toad's Turnpike from Mario Kart 64
  • Mario Kart Tour:  

Trivia!

  • Toad is voiced by Jen Taylor in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, who also voices Peach, Daisy, and Toadette. Since Mario Kart Wii, he is voiced by Samantha Kelly, who also voices Peach, Baby Peach, Pink Gold Peach, and Toadette. So this makes Toad the only male character to be voiced by the actresses mentioned above.
  • Toad is the only character, that is unlockable in one game (Mario Kart: Double Dash!!) and a starter character in all the other games in the Mario Kart series.
  • In Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Toad, besides Yoshi, is the only racer to team up with another racer of a different gender.
  • Additionally, Toad was the only character who had a partner made for him in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
  • In Mario Kart 64 and Mario Kart: Super Circuit , Toad is the only one of the lightweight characters to remain the same weight class throughout the series as Yoshi and Peach are medium weights in every other installment (Yoshi and Peach was still lightweights in Mario Kart DS and Mario Kart 7). 
  • Toad is one of the six characters to appear in every Mario Kart installment, besides Mario Kart Arcade GP VR, along with Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, and Bowser.
Super Mario Kart racers
Light PeachToadKoopa Troopa
Medium MarioLuigiYoshi
Heavy BowserDonkey Kong Jr.
Mario Kart 64 racers
Light PeachToadYoshi
Medium MarioLuigi
Heavy BowserWarioDonkey Kong
Mario Kart: Super Circuit racers
Light PeachToadYoshi
Medium MarioLuigi
Heavy BowserWarioDonkey Kong
Mario Kart: Double Dash racers
Light Baby MarioBaby LuigiToadToadetteKoopa TroopaKoopa ParatroopaDiddy KongBowser Jr.
Medium MarioLuigiPeachDaisyYoshiBirdoWaluigi
Heavy WarioDonkey KongBowserKing BooPetey Piranha
Mario Kart DS racers
Light ToadPeachYoshiDry BonesShy Guy+
Medium MarioLuigiDaisyWaluigi
Heavy WarioDonkey KongBowserR.O.B.
+ - denotes to Download Play.
Mario Kart Wii characters
Small Baby MarioBaby LuigiBaby PeachBaby DaisyToadToadetteKoopa TroopaDry Bones
Medium MarioLuigiPeachDaisyYoshiBirdoDiddy KongBowser Jr.
Large WarioWaluigiDonkey KongBowserKing BooRosalinaFunky KongDry Bowser
Mario Kart 7 racers
Feather ToadKoopa TroopaShy GuyLakitu
Light PeachDaisyYoshi
Medium MarioLuigiMii
Cruiser Donkey KongRosalinaWiggler
Heavy WarioBowserMetal MarioHoney Queen
Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe racers
Light Baby MarioBaby LuigiBaby PeachBaby DaisyBaby RosalinaToadToadetteKoopa TroopaShy GuyLakituLarry KoopaWendy O. KoopaLemmy KoopaIsabelle+ • Villager+ • Dry Bones* • Bowser Jr.*
Medium MarioLuigiPeachDaisyYoshiLudwig von KoopaIggy KoopaTanooki Mario+ • Cat Peach+ • Inklings*
Heavy WarioWaluigiDonkey KongRosalinaBowserRoy KoopaMorton Koopa Jr.Metal MarioPink Gold PeachLink+ • Dry Bowser+ • King Boo* • Gold Mario*
+ - denotes DLC. • * - denotes exclusivity to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
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