|Nintendo DS Game Card|
|European Release Date(s)|
March 11, 2005
|North American Release Date(s)|
March 13, 2005
|Australian Release Date(s)|
April 7, 2005
|Japanese Release Date(s)|
December 2, 2004
|South Korean Release Date(s)|
March 22, 2007
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Pokémon Dash (ポケモンダッシュ, Pokemon Dasshu) is a racing video game developed by Ambrella for the Nintendo DS. It was a launch title in Japan and Europe. Pokémon Dash was released in Japan on December 2, 2004, Europe on March 11, 2005, North America on March 13, 2005; and Australia on April 7, 2005.
The player uses a stylus to control a Pikachu and race through checkpoints. After players have passed each of the number of checkpoints in order, the course is completed. Dash has multiplayer support, and can connect with 6 different devices.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
Dash is a racing video game in which the player uses a stylus to control a Pikachu and race through checkpoints. After players have passed each of the number of checkpoints in order, the course is completed. The stylus is used by moving the stylus in the direction you want Pikachu to run. Along with racing on the ground, there are races in the sky using balloons. There are many different terrains such as cobblestone paths, forests, beaches, water, swamp, and lava pools. Throughout the courses are power ups which allow the player to run on different terrains without slowing down. Dash also features a training cup, which is given to players starting the game for the first time. After completing the training cup, the player has the chance to play in the Grand Prix Mode. There are five main cups to compete in GP mode. Dash also offers harder GP modes that can be unlocked, which put the player against a faster level of Pokémon. Each cup has five courses within its area.
Connectivity to other devices[edit | edit source]
Dash has multiplayer support. Up to six Nintendo DS units can be connected together. Dash features compatibility with the Game Boy Advance video games Pokémon Ruby Version, Pokémon Sapphire Version, Pokémon FireRed Version, Pokémon LeafGreen Version and Pokémon Emerald Version. If the player inserts any of those cartridges in Slot 2, and has completed GP mode, he or she can play courses shaped like the Pokémon in their team. The time to complete the courses depends on factors like type and level.