The “Poke-Lid” mania in Japan doesn’t see any slowdowns as more Pokemon-themed manholes have been installed in a local city.
This time around the four new colorful manhole covers have been installed in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture.
They portray the following Pokemon.
- Beautifly with Poochyena
- Grookey with Eldegoss,
As usual, each Poke-Lid will mark locations for PokeStops compatible with Pokemon GO.
You can see what they look like below, alongside a couple of pictures from the official press release portraying the unveiling ceremony in Kurashiki, and a full image with all the current Poke-Lids.
The trend started with the installation of the first Poke-lid portraying Eevee in Ibusuki, Kagoshima prefecture, back in December 2018. As of now, 193 of the colorful manholes have been installed in seventeen prefectures including the seven showcased here.
Each Poke-lid is one-of-a-kind, sporting its own original design that doesn’t appear anywhere else. Of course, this comes with the benefit of encouraging many fans to visit local communities to snap collectible pictures, boosting tourism and business.
If you want to see more, you can check out those installed in Tottori prefecture featuring Sandshrew and Sandslash, the lids portraying Chansey in Fukushima prefecture, the batch in Hokkaido, featuring Vulpix, the group in Niigata prefecture starring Magikarp, another in Nara prefecture portraying a bunch of different Pokemon, the previous batch in Ogasawara, another group in Kyoto, the previous Exeggutor batch in Miyazaki prefecture, and more in Hokkaido, on top of a video from a few months ago showing how the Poke-lid are made.
Recently, the franchise has also been featured on another airliner focusing on Pikachu and one featuring Exeggutor.