"Make a Pokémon that defeats all Pokémon other than Pokémon that defeat themselves!" "All his life, Ash has had a dream: to Catch 'Em All. And now, he's finally done it -– or has he? What mystery awaits him on Cinnabar's shore? And is he ready for where it will take him?"Ash's Return
— the summary
is a short Pokémon
fanfic by "Questionnaire," following our hero Ash
's quest to find the mysterious "missing" Pokémon
. Flavors of Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
, with bits of "bored in Computation Structures class."
It can be read here
. There is also a rewritten version
, currently incomplete.
Ash's Return provides examples of the following tropes: