In the Mario Kart Series, this item can only be obtained when near last place or are last place. When used, it will shrink everyone in front of the player. Any racers that are using the Star or Bullet Bill, will be unaffected, while racers using a Mega Mushroom will return to normal size.
In Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, it can scatter items across the road when used. When a bigger player hits a shrunken racer, it will ram into them and push them aside.
Mario Kart DS and Mario Kart Wii would see the effect wear off quicker depending on what position the player is in. In Mario Kart Wii, players would be able to hit other players with other items while affected by this item.
They would return in Mario Kart 7 with the same effects from Mario Kart DS and Mario Kart Wii. Depending the placement of the player in the race, will decide how long they will be shocked for. If they are in last place, then the time is decreased, while if they are in first, then it is the longest.
 Paper Mario Series
|Appearances||Paper Mario,Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door,Super Paper Mario|
|Made By||Tayce T., Zess T., and Saffron|
The Thunderbolt would appear in all of the Paper Mario games as an attack item. It will summon a bolt of lightning and cause five damage to one enemy. If used on a lightning related enemy like the Dark Puffs, they will gain five health.
 Super Smash Bros. Series
The Lightning item would appear in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It would appear as an item and also a Sticker. It will shrink all of the player's opponents and can shrink the player as well sometimes. It also has a side effect to make the opponents grow in size.
The Thunderbolt item would appear as tennis gear for the players Mii character. Players could unlock a tennis racket for 1,200 coins, a uniform for 900 coins, wristbands for 400 coins, and shoes for 650 coins.
 Other Game Appearances
It would be used in the same way as it does in the other games in Mario Hoops 3-on-3 It will stun all players on the opposing team and cause them to drop the ball. In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, it will appear in the Dream Races and shrink and slow down the opponents. It would appear in Item Battle in Exhibition Mode in Mario Power Tennis and have the same effects as it does in the Mario Kart series.
In Mario Superstar Baseball, it can be used when the ball lands on a ? space. It will cause the leader player's coins to be switch with their coins. In Mario Super Sluggers, it is an error item and appears only on Toy Field. It will cause all fielders to be stunned while the player tries to get coins.