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Dash Hoop
DH
Information

Appears In

Ape Escape NTSC-U Ape Escape 2 USA Ape Escape Pumped & Primed Ape Escape 3 PlayStation Move Ape Escape PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

Used By

Spike, Professor, Natalie, Casi, Pipo Monkeys, Jimmy, Helga, Pipotrons, Kei, Yumi

Purpose

Travel across areas much quicker than normal, climb steep slopes, defeat enemies and stun monkeys.

The Dash Hoop (ダッシュフープ), called the Super Hoop in Ape Escape 3, and called the Hula Hoop in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, is a Gadget that appears consistently throughout all the Ape Escape games. It is used to travel across areas much quicker than normal. It can also be used to climb steep slopes, defeat enemies and stun monkeys.

AppearanceEdit

The Dash Hoop has some minor changes in its appearance throughout the series, however its consistent blue and white barber stripe pattern along with an outer golden ring remains the same with each installment.

Yumi is the only character throughout the series to possess a Dash Hoop with a drastically different appearance. Hers sports small deep blue hearts along where the supports of the rings are, located in all four points north, south, east and west of the center of the ring.

Usage Edit

Ape Escape 1, 2 and 3Edit

To use the Dash Hoop:

  • Equip the Dash Hoop.
  • Rotate the right analog stick clockwise or counter clockwise, in similar fashion to the Sky Flyer.
  • Continue to rotate the right analog stick until slower speed is desired.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Edit

The Dash Hoop appears as one of Spike's Attacks in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, now with the name Hula Hoop. Instead of rotating the Right Analog Stick (as the Right Analog Stick are Spike's throw attacks), the player presses the Circle Button instead. Pressing the Circle Button once will cause Spike to spin the Dash Hoop once, while mashing the Circle Button will cause Spike to dash forward. However, unlike the games, you cannot freely control Spike's Dash Hoop. Another change in the Dash Hoop is that you can charge it in the air, which is impossible in the Ape Escape games.

Gallery Edit

Trivia Edit

  • The player can spin the Dash Hoop in advance. However, it will not charge it nor aid in a faster charge upon leaving the crawling state.
  • The Dash Hoop does not appear in Ape Escape: Million Monkeys, though a similar gadget called Dash Boots does it in a similar manner.

See also Edit

  • Sky Flyer, the gadget with a similar mechanic.
  • Dash Boots, the gadget with a similar mechanic.