The Lightning Cup is an unlockable Cup in Mario Kart Wii. It can be unlocked by winning in at least 3rd place in the Leaf Cup. The Cup's emblem is the Mario Kart Wii item, Lightning, even though a cloud is there too, making it resemble a Thunder Cloud as well. This makes the Cup's trophy belong to the Thunder Cloud instead. Much like the Leaf Cup, the Lightning Cup features courses from previous Mario Kart games. The length and difficulty of these courses are much like those of the Special Cup.