Something I noticed on the Pikachu SM04 Promo card, it doesn't have its normal Pokedex entry but rather it says; Now, as much as I love me some Pikachu abuse and the general exploitation of creatures for money, I can't help but think these Pikachu just agreed to do such a thing. Human consume a ton of power and they would need like thousand of Pikachu to keep the plant running and based on how we treat animals in the real world, we know these Pikachu wouldn't get the best of treatment since they are cheaper the price of a Potion. If one dies, you just replace it but then again, this is the region that lets people fly around on Charizard in a place that has tropical storms. I wonder if their government is secretly dealing with Team Rocket since the exploitation of Pokemon for profit is their MO. I don't know about you though but Team Rocket did sell me a power system involving Pikachu to power my house and I haven't looked back since. They even send me new Pikachu if one dies. Sure it cost money to do it but its been a lot cheaper than what I use to pay.