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Pokémon Dash

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Pokémon Dash
ポケモンダッシュ
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Pokémon Dash's North American boxart
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Basic info
Platform: Nintendo DS
Category: Racing game
Players: 1-6
Connectivity: DS Wireless
Developer: Ambrella
Publisher: Nintendo
Part of: Generation III spin off
Ratings
CERO: All
ESRB: E
ACB: G
OFLC: N/A
PEGI: 3
GRB: N/A
Release dates
Japan: December 2, 2004
North America: March 14, 2005
Australia: April 7, 2005
Europe: March 11, 2005
South Korea: March 22, 2007
Websites
Japanese: ホーム > ゲーム > ポケモンダッシュ
English: Games : Pokémon Dash
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Japanese boxart of Pokémon Dash
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Pokémon Dash (Japanese: ポケモンダッシュ Pokémon Dash) is a Pokémon racing game for Nintendo DS. It was the first Pokémon game released for the Nintendo DS and the first game to feature a Generation IV Pokémon, Munchlax. The player plays as Pikachu, sliding the stylus across the touch screen in order to keep Pikachu moving, and competing against other Pokémon in the various game modes and racing Cups.

To allow the player to become familiar with the game's controls, the game first offers a practice mode. After the player completes it, the various game modes and Cups become accessible.

The game has 5 Cups: Green Cup, White Cup, Blue Cup, Yellow Cup, and Red Cup, each consisting of 5 courses. The courses differ in the various Grand Prixes and the other game modes. In order to unlock a new Grand Prix, the player needs to complete the previous Prix first by winning all five of its Cups.

There is also a mode which allows the player to create his or her own Cups with courses made of Pokémon sprites from Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, FireRed, LeafGreen, and Emerald versions. This mode is unlocked along with the Hard Grand Prix mode, after the player has completed the Regular Grand Prix.

Blurb

Become the Pokémon Dash Grand Prix Champion!
Make tracks as you put Pikachu through its paces around the course. Race against the clock and other Pokémon rivals passing the checkpoints as you head toward the goal. Fast-Action Fun!

Race your rivals! - You can race as Pikachu in a whole new way using the stylus slide-action to reach the goal in record time. Don't be beaten by your rivals!

Meet Munchlax! - It's a mad dash racing against rival Pokémon. Don't be surprised when you run across an unfamiliar face. Meet Munchlax, the pre-evolved form of Snorlax.

Connect for more courses! - Hook up with Game Boy Advance Pokémon versions: Ruby, Sapphire, Firered, Leafgreen, and Emerald to create new courses in the shape of your GBA Pokémon!

  • Up to six players can compete using their own Pokémon Dash Game Card!

Single player

Regular GP and Hard GP

In these modes, the player races from checkpoint to checkpoint in a specified order. The player competes with about equally-sized Pokémon.

In Regular GP, the opponents are: Torchic, Teddiursa, Bulbasaur, Munchlax, and Meowth.

In Hard GP, the opponents are: Pichu, Mudkip, Wynaut, Torchic, Charmander, and Jigglypuff.

Expert GP

In the Expert mode, the player starts from the hot-air balloon with a view over the whole course. The players then dives towards the ground and the race begins. All checkpoints must be reached, but in any order. This gives the player the opportunity to choose where to start the race and allows him to play in his own way and with his own strategy. The player will now also compete with larger Pokémon such as Blaziken or Mightyena, making the races more difficult.

In Expert GP, the opponents are Treecko, Marill, Blaziken, Mightyena, Aipom, and Pikachu.

Time Attack

Time Attack mode allows a player to re-play any course they have previously completed. The objective of a Time Attack is to complete the entire course in the fastest amount of time possible. Time Attacks are not competitive and there are no CPU-controlled opponents, only the player's Pikachu.

Multiplayer

There is a multiplayer mode which can support up to six players. Players may race in any previously completed course. Pokémon Dash does not support DS Download Play, requiring every player to own a copy of the game.

Special courses

Map of courses in Pokémon Dash

Pokémon Dash includes 420 special courses. Most of them are obtainable by inserting a core series game in the Game Boy Advance slot of a Nintendo DS and selecting from the party a Pokémon whose Pokémon Emerald sprite will become a course map. Besides these 417 different courses (every Pokémon prior to Generation III, including Unown's and Deoxys's alternate forms, and an Egg), there are also three special courses that can be downloaded from official events which star a flying Munchlax, a Flying Pikachu and a Pikachu on a Lapras.

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Flying Munchlax Flying Pikachu Pikachu and Lapras

Reception

The game received a lukewarm reception, mainly due to the fact that the player could only play as Pikachu in single player. Another common complaint was that the game could potentially be finished within hours.

Staff

Main article: Staff of Pokémon Dash

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