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)?


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 Mar 10 '15 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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