Items is a stat that appears in Mario Kart DS. The stat is affected by the size of a kart's wheels, such as a kart having large wheels would have a high item stat -- while a kart with small wheels has a lower item stat. The higher the stat is, the more chance of a more powerful item appearing when the player hits an Item Box. However, if a kart has small front whells but large hind wheels, the stat will still be raised. The lowest number that the stat can be at is about three, while the highest is 10. If your Kart has a low item stat, be get ready to get lots of really unpowerful items.