based on what you guys are saying im happy i never played dash, but the worst spinoff i've played is the first ranger. to me pokemon is all about collecting and battleing. ranger had no pokemon battles and you only could have like 7 or 8 pokemon and they weren't permanant.
this is my fav despite me bashing it. mystery dungeon is amazing. i'll admit it had its problems. like in the first one you had to constantly go back to friend areas to make your team or the fact that if you run out of battery or turn off the power it says you failed the dungeon. those and the lack of organization for your team.
getting to be a pokemon is awsome and it keeps the best parts of the other pokemon games. its fun and cool period.