Often times I'll be racing and the game will give me the Piranha Plant. This item seems to be a timed item which will be used up after a certain number of seconds. I often want to ditch the item before the next series of ? boxes. Is there a way of doing so?

Is there any way to drop the Piranha Plant in Mario-Kart 8 (even if you must do so before using the item)?

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No, sadly. The only way to get rid of it would be to be hit by an attack that makes you drop items, like Lightning.

  • Such a shame. I hate getting that power up as it often prevents me from getting the next power up.
    – Stephen
    Commented Mar 10, 2015 at 22:51

There's no way to drop it, but you can time it so that it ends just before the next (second) series of items.

If your powerup ends right after passing a series of items, you risk being hit by everyone behind you.

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