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Pokémon Dash is a Nintendo DS racing video game by Nintendo and Ambrella. In the game you play as Pikachu and use the touch screen you race through different levels against other Pokémon. In the more difficult levels the player can use a hot air balloon to move to different parts of the map during the race. Putting a Game Boy Advance Pokémon game into Slot 2 in the DS will allow players to play special courses designed after the Pokémon in their party on the GBA game.
The game has received mostly negative reviews from critics. Its current Metacritic score is 46/100, suggesting a "generally unfavorable" consensus among video game reviewers. GamePro rewarded the game with a 3.5 out of 5, saying that while the game does have its share of problems, it should be a "good kid-pleaser". IGN noted that many of the game's features "hinder the experience than make it a fun one". Modojo wrote a highly negative review, saying "It's frustratingly difficult and mind-numbingly boring, and only the most jaded Pokemon fan will enjoy it."