After travelling back to Kanto from a long holiday with his Mom, Ash finds all of his friends in the Kanto region. They all meet and discover a tournament is going on within the region, that will last for months and have a series of tests to determine the qualifying participants. Will Ash make it to the rounds and go for the win? What will become of his relationships with his friends during this competitive tournament? Most of all, how will Serena cope with her feelings for Ash? A mysterious power hides in the shadows and waits for the perfect moment to strike. A new journey begins. Disclaimer - I do not own Pokemon or any of its characters! Any character that is not within the canon Pokemon story is of my own creation and is fictional.