Perfect for Instagram! Cute Pokemon-themed Utility Hole Covers to Appear in Hokkaido!

Utility Hole covers featuring characters from the world-popular franchise Pokemon will appear in Hokkaido! This article will introduce you to Poke Lids, which will be installed in 15 municipalities across Hokkaido from winter 2019 to spring 2020.

What are Poke Lids?

Poke Lids are utility holes (manholes) with designs featuring Pokemon characters. They were started as part of a campaign by Pokemon Local Acts to broadcast the charms both of Japanese local regions as well as Pokemon throughout Japan and the world. The first Poke Lids were installed in the city of Ibusuki in December 2018, and featured designs with Eevee and its evolutions. Now there are 73 manholes placed within 6 prefectures in Japan (including the Poke Lids planned for Hokkaido, as well as 4 limited time utility holes). There are even many people that have visited Japan specifically to take a look at Poke Lids!

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©2019 Pokémon. ©1995-2019 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc.

Get Ready for the Poke Lids to Pop Up in Hokkaido!

The first Poke Lids to appear in Hokkaido will be placed in 15 locations throughout the prefecture and will have designs featuring Alolan Vulpix and Vulpix, and Leader and Deputy Leader of the Hokkaido Aficionado Expedition!
As Hokkaido is such a large prefecture and the 15 Poke Lids will be placed so far apart from each other, it will be much more challenging and time consuming to complete your "Poke Lid Trip" compared to other areas, which will just make it all the more satisfying when you do! Your journey enjoying the beautiful scenery and delicious food of Hokkaido while journeying around to find all the Poke Lids will surely be an unforgettable experience!
The Poke Lids are also planned to gradually be made into Pokestops for the popular smartphone game Pokemon GO.

*Please check the official Poke Lids website for detailed information on installation times and locations for the Hokkaido Poke Lids.

©2019 Pokémon. ©1995-2019 Nintendo/Creatures Inc. /GAME FREAK inc.

(C)2019 Pokémon. (C)1995-2019 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc.

Get Ready for the Poke Lids to Pop Up in Hokkaido!

More Poke Lids are set to be installed in various places throughout 2020. By all means, please explore a whole new side of Japan while engaging in a Poke Lid Trip!

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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