And Pokémon use their brains when Dogs don't use there. ... Dogs have brains, right?
Ah, so it's okay to force them to fight because they're sentient?
I think you missed my topic sentence. They fight willingly because they are our friends. They aren't forced, just look at traded Pokemon that don't obey you. All the commanding in the world won't make a Pokemon fight if it isn't willing.
4e is not D&D, but WoW making a Disguise check. Pokemon Black Friend Code: 0605-2800-9952; Trainer Name: Solace; First Pokemon (roleplaying): Snivy (Monty)