Koopa Paratroopa and Baby Daisy (M/L)
Boo and Blooper (L/L)
Returning Special Items
Mario: Red Fireball
Luigi: Green Fireball
Yoshi: Yoshi Egg
Birdo: Birdo Egg
Bowser: Bowser Shell
Toad: Golden Mushroom
Donkey Kong: Giant Banana
Baby Luigi: Chain Chomp
Koopa Troopa: Triple Green Shells
New Special Items
Flower (Daisy): Same special effect as the Heart.
Bowser Jr. Shell (Bowser Jr.): Not quite as effective as the Bowser Shell, but works the same way.
Exploding Fake Item Box (Waluigi): When hit the fake item box explodes.
Mega Mushroom (Toadsworth)
Kiss (Candy Kong): Candy Kong blows a kiss that aims for the person infront of her. When they are hit, they spin out as if they had run into a banana.
Red Chain Chomp (Baby Mario): Works the same way as the Chain Chomp, but leaves a trail of fire.
Triple Dry Shells (Dry Bones): Dry Shells replace red shells, so Triple Dry Shells work the same way as Triple Red Shells.
Triple Bananas (Diddy Kong)
Pony Tail (Dixie Kong): Dixie Kong swings her ponytail for 30 seconds, hitting anyone close to her.
Dry Bowser Shell (Dry Bowser): Works the same way as the Bowser Shell, but aims for all drivers in front of it.
Baby Dry Bowser Shell (Baby Dry Bowser): Works the same way as the Dry Bowser Shell, but only hits the driver in front of it.
Paper Red Fire (Paper Mario): Works the same way as Red Fireball.
Paper Green Fire(Paper Luigi): Works the same way as Green Fireball.
Triple Vegetables (Shy Guy): Vegetables work the same way as fake item boxes.
Goomba's Shoe (Goomba): Goomba uses a Goomba's Shoe to jump high for approximately 10 seconds, crushing anyone who he stomps on.
Star Bits (Rosalina): Rosalina throws a number of star bits for a limited amount of time, causing multiple explosions on contact with other racers.
Hungry Luma (Lubba): Lubba uses star bits to feed a hungry Luma, which blasts them of at a gargantuan speed, similar to the bullet bill.
Boo (King Boo)
Goop Puddle (Petey Piranha): Petey spits a ball of goop onto the track, causing anyone who hits it to spin out.
Baby Heart (Baby Peach): Same function as the heart, but only picks up moving items.
Baby Star Bits (Baby Rosalina): Baby Rosalina gets three star bits to throw.
Mini Mario (Pauline): A toy that is put down onto the track, and if a driver hits it, it explodes.
Banana Splatter (Donkey Kong Jr.): Donkey Kong Jr. throws a banana onto the windshield of the nearest racer.
- R.O.B. and R.O.B.E.R.T.A. have all special items.
Dry Sell (replaces Red Shell)
Fake Item Box