"Make a Pokémon that defeats all Pokémon other than Pokémon that defeat themselves!"
— (With apologies to Bertrand Russell)
"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 is a short Pokémon fanfic by "Questionnaire," following our hero Ash's quest to find the mysterious "missing" Pokémon. Flavors of Gödel, Escher, Bach and Inception, with bits of "bored in Computation Structures class."It can be read here. There is also a rewritten version, currently incomplete.
— the summary
Ash's Return provides examples of the following tropes: