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Power Shields are weapons in Crash Team Racing, Crash Nitro Kart and Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. They are green spherical force shield that surround the player kart and prevent damage taken from opponent weapons and obstalces by 1 hit. In Crash Team Racing, pushing the Circle button will fire the power shield and if it hits another player, it will cause damage given to opponent. For this reason, a second power-up cannot be used in CTR without firing first power shield away.

Power Shields can't be fired in the console ports of Crash Nitro Kart. If the player crashes into an opponent while wearing a power shield (or vice versa), the power shield will be destroyed and the opponent will take damage. After a certain amount of time, the green power shield will fade away. Juiced up power shields are colored blue and they will last permanently until the juiced up power shield is successfully destroyed.


Crash Team Racing

  • Manual

"Normal - The green shield protects the player from being hit by one weapon or obstacle for a few seconds once activated. After a few seconds the shield goes away. The player can also choose to fire the shield like a bomb by pressing the Circle button again. Juiced Up - This blue shield does not fade out, but instead lasts indefinitely until hit by a weapon or obstacle. The player can also choose to fire the shield like a bomb by pressing the Circle button again."

Crash Nitro Kart

  • Manual

"This protective green bubble will save you from getting hit by one weapon or hazard. You can also attack your opponents while it's on by bumping into them. Once you get hit by something or run into someone, the shield will disappear. It will also fade away after a few seconds, even if you don't use it. Juiced - The blue juiced bubble still goes away when you hit something, but it has no time limit."



Names in Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese みどりシールド (green)
あおシールド (blue)
Midori shīrudo (green)
Ao shīrudo (blue)
Green Shield (green)
Blue Shield (blue)


  • The Power Shield is the only weapon in Crash Team Racing without known counterpart in the Mario Kart series. However, its ability to protect the player from one hit of another item is similar to holding a Banana Peel, Green Shell or Red Shell behind the player kart in Mario Kart, which serves as protection from behind.