This article is about the Power Plant in Kanto. For other uses, see Power Plant.
無人発電所 / 発電所 Abandoned Power Plant / Power Plant
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A power plant that was abandoned years ago, though some of the machines still work. It is infested with electric Pokémon.FRLG The plant that generates all the energy for the Kanto region.HGSS A technological complex where Electric-type Pokémon are commonly found.PE
The Power Plant (Japanese: 無人発電所Abandoned Power Plant in Generations I, III, and VII, 発電所Power Plant in Generations II and IV), occasionally referred to as the Kanto Power Plant (Japanese: カントーはつでんしょKanto Power Plant) in Generations II and IV, is a facility located on Route 10 in Kanto.
In the games
The Power Plant was abandoned years before the events of the Generation I games, though some of the machinery still works. It was refurbished at some time between Generations I and II to provide power for the Magnet Train. It became a home for Electric-typePokémon when it was abandoned. Surfing from Route 10 is required to reach it.
Many item balls located inside of the Power Plant are actually Voltorb or Electrode, making it somewhat hazardous to look for treasure here.
The Power Plant is littered with machinery that has fallen into disrepair. Many of the changes between these two generations are simply cosmetic, the most notable one being changing the exit in Zapdos's room to lead to the side of the Power Plant instead of back to the entrance. This place has the completely different background music among generations. In Generation I, the BGM is the same as the Rocket Hideout and Cerulean Cave; in Generation III, it instead plays the Pokémon Mansion's theme; and in Generation VII, it plays the theme of the Silph Co.
The inside is reduced drastically, and is taken up by scientists working at various computers as well as in a separate generator room. The wild Pokémon found here in Generation I instead reside outside, while Zapdos has apparently fled.
In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the inside is redesigned yet again to be a single room, with the generator in the middle and the scientists at their computers spread around the room. Wild Pokémon reside outside like in Generation II, including Zapdos, which returns after the Machine Part is restored and all 16 Badges have been earned.
Related cards Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format. Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.