So I have an idea of a heavily story and character driven Ruby (or maybe Fire Red) hack that will feature Ash as the hero and that will feature multiple legendaries, shadow pokemon, and of course... a Pikachu who follows you (as well as Misty and Brock, if possible).
The game will be based in a new region known as Genesso. Based shortly after the Sinnoh series, Oak and Rowan will ask Ash to come to the newly discovered region that is supposedly the region where Pokémon first came to be.
The main things I need help for is mostly the scripting and stuff like getting Pokémon and people (Misty and Brock) to follow you. I work a lot so I don't really have the time to do everything myself. I have most of the overworld sprites made already.
Anyway, it will also feature Jessie, James, and Meowth who will actually become permanent good guys toward the end of the game. Gary will also be making a comeback. Finally, I plan to set up a sort of second series by allowing Ash and Misty to well... fall in love in the game. The second series will be sort of like how Boruto is to Naruto. It will feature Ash and Misty's son as the hero, but none of that will make an appearance in the game.
Just lmk if you're interested. Don't really wanna post too much of it upfront in case no one is actually interested haha.