This story was inspired by the numerous Ash Betrayal stories. However I wanted to go in a different direction, where Ash is the one who decided to give up his dream. Once his friends find out, they make it their mission to get back the Ash Ketchum they know.
Truthfully, I have not come across many stories that explored this concept so I decided to give it a shot.
This will loosely follow the Pokemon Journey's anime and the Sword and Shield story arcs
I'm not making a particularly large harem. I want to focus on girls whom Ash has interacted for a long time. I may make a couple of exceptions for some characters that I like, though.
Apologies in advance if some of your favourite girls are not part of the harem