Mario Kart 8: amiibo compatibility list

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In 1992, the Mario Kart series gave new meaning to sibling rivalry and twenty-four years on, it still remains the best way to settle an argument at a family gathering.

Do you remember the first time you were blue-shelled by your best friend? After fourteen years of bottling resentment, it's time to hit the tarmac again and settle the score with Mario Kart 8 on Nintendo Wii U. A lot has changed since the days of the Nintendo 64. Not the least of which is the amount of racers to choose from. The playable character roster has expanded from 8 to 36 and the latest line-up features characters from the extended Nintendo-verse, like Link and Villager, who bring with them unique vehicles and tracks.

It doesn't stop there. Mario Kart 8 is significantly larger in just about every way. There's 32 tracks to race (including 16 new and 16 returning tracks) and four brand-new power-ups: the boomerang, crazy eight, super horn and piranha plant.

If you're a seasoned karter, there's plenty of fresh content here to bring you back from your hiatus. What's more is you can bring your amiibo collection along for the ride. See below for amiibo functionality in Mario Kart 8.

How to use amiibo in Mario Kart 8
  • Unlock unique costumes

Tap any amiibo from the list below, and you will unlock a unique costume. The theme of each costume corresponds with the amiibo you tap. Ever wanted to race Captain Falcon or Sonic the Hedgehog against the Mushroom Kingdom? This is as close as you'll get for now.

  • Dress up your Mii racer

Once you've unlocked your Nintendo costumes, dress up your Mii avatar and take it online. It's the best way to show your Fox fandom or support for Samus to the rest of the world.


Mario Kart 8 for Nintendo Wii U

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With new characters from the larger Nintendo universe, like Link and Villager, new items, tracks and online play, Mario Kart 8 is the best addition to the series in years. Click here to find out more.

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Which amiibo are compatible with Mario Kart 8?

Full List of Amiibo Figurines Compatible? Where to buy
Bayonetta no n/a
Blathers no n/a
Blue Yarn Yoshi yes Shop now
Bowser (Smash Bros.) yes Shop now
Bowser (Super Mario) yes Shop now
Bowser Jr. no Shop now
Captain Falcon yes Shop now
Celeste no n/a
Charizard no Shop now
Chibi-Robo no Shop now
Classic 8-bit Mario yes Shop now
Cloud no n/a
Corrin no n/a
Cyrus no n/a
Dark Hammer Slam Bowser yes n/a
Dark Pit no Shop now
Dark Turbo Charge Donkey Kong yes n/a
Diddy Kong no Shop now
Digby no n/a
Donkey Kong yes n/a
Dr. Mario yes Shop now
Duck Hunt no n/a
Falco no n/a
Fox yes n/a
Ganondorf no Shop now
Gold Mario (Super Mario) yes n/a
Gold Mega Man yes n/a
Green Yarn Yoshi yes Shop now
Greninja no Shop now
Hammer Slam Bowser yes n/a
Ike no Shop now
Inkling Boy no n/a
Inkling Girl no Shop now
Inkling Squid no Shop now
Isabelle no Shop now
Jigglypuff no Shop now
K.K. (aka K.K. Slider) no n/a
Kapp'n no n/a
Kicks no n/a
King Dedede no Shop now
Kirby yes n/a
Link yes n/a
Little Mac no Shop now
Lottie no n/a
Lucario no n/a
Lucas no n/a
Lucina no n/a
Luigi (Smash Bros.) yes Shop now
Luigi (Super Mario) yes Shop now
Mabel no Shop now
Mario (Smash Bros.) yes n/a
Mario (Super Mario) yes Shop now
Marth no Shop now
Mega Man yes Shop now
Mega Yarn Yoshi no Shop now
Meta Knight no Shop now
Mewtwo no Shop now
Mii Brawler no n/a
Mii Gunner no n/a
Mii Swordfighter no n/a
Modern 8-bit Mario yes Shop now
Mr. Game & Watch no Shop now
Ness no n/a
Pac-Man yes n/a
Palutena no n/a
Peach (Smash Bros.) yes n/a
Peach (Super Mario) yes Shop now
Pikachu no Shop now
Pikmin & Olimar yes n/a
Pink Yarn Yoshi yes Shop now
Pit no n/a
R.O.B. no n/a
Reese no n/a
Resetti no n/a
Robin no Shop now
Rosalina and Luma yes Shop now
Rover no n/a
Roy no n/a
Ryu no n/a
Samus yes Shop now
Sheik no Shop now
Shovel Knight no Shop now
Shulk no n/a
Silver Mario (Super Mario) yes Shop now
Sonic yes Shop now
Timmy & Tom Nook no Shop now
Toad yes n/a
Tom Nook no Shop now
Toon Link yes Shop now
Turbo Charge Donkey Kong yes n/a
Villager no n/a
Wario yes Shop now
Wii Fit Trainer no n/a
Wolf Link no Shop now
Yoshi (Smash Bros.) yes n/a
Yoshi (Super Mario) yes Shop now
Zelda no Shop now
Zero Suit Samus yes n/a
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