|A shiny yellow Lightning bolt.|
|Super Dry Bones Kart (1994)|
|Dry Bones Kart 8 (2017)|
The Lightning Bolt (also known as the Lightning, Thunderbolt, Thunder, Storm, Shock, Zapper, or EMP) is a powerful attack Item that appears in all games in the series. Racers will receive these when they're either in, or close to, last place.
Dry Bones Kart series
In the Dry Bones Kart series, Lightning is an extremely powerful item that racers usually receive when they are in (or near) last place in a race. When used, Lightning will temporarily shrink all the other racers, making them slower and weaker, in addition to making them spin out and drop their items. It also temporarily makes the racers' voices high-pitched and sped up until being back to normal or getting squashed. It is also the emblem for the Lightning Cup.
Since Dry Bones Kart 64, when Lightning is used, a sound like that of a tiny alarm is heard during its effect. In Super Dry Bones Kart that sound is only heard when the Lightning is launched. If a racer has a Mega Mushroom, Starman, Boo, or Bullet Bill item activated when the bolt strikes, or if they are flying through the air after being shot out of a cannon.
Names in other languages
Saetta (Mario Kart DS)