Dashing is a move that is seen throughout the Mario series. It allows the character to run quicker than a regular walk. In Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros. 3, and Super Mario World, the dash move can be done by holding down the B Button and allow them to complete levels quicker. It also appear in Super Mario 64 and then in later titles like Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario 64 DS. Appearing in New Super Mario Bros., New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Super Mario 3D Land, when the characters dashed and jumped, they would be able to jump higher and farther than a normal jump.
Dash would be the name of a move used by Twink in the later parts of Paper Mario. It was the only move that he could use and when used, he would bash into his enemy. It was made stronger by Princess Peach's Focus to defeat Kammy Koopa..