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A Power-Up Token is a weapon-upgrading item that only appears in Diddy Kong Racing DS. They are small, white, octagonal coins surrounded by two blue borders, and have a yellow-orange arrow in the center. These common objects are found in every course in the game. However, because they are so valuable compared to other items, they are often hidden in hard-to-reach areas. When one is collected, the coin is pictured in the corner of the screen. If the player hits the X button while in possession of a Power-Up Token, any standard weapon they are holding is greatly upgraded and turns into a special item. The item depends on the type of Item Balloon touched previously.