The covers are known as Pokéfuta (Poké Lids in Japanese)

Japan’s beautiful Pokémon manhole covers are making their way to Tokyo.

Designed and created as part of the Pokémon Local Acts project, the manhole covers were dotted around the country to boost tourism in lesser known regions of Japan.

Now, the artistic manhole covers are making their way to Japan’s capital.

Six new Pokéfuta (Poké Lids in Japanese) feature nine first generation Pokémon: Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Poliwag, Oddish, Weedle, Caterpie, Pidgey and Rattata.

The lids can be found at Serigaya Park in Machida and a map has been created to show Pokémon hunters where they are. Each lid also serves as a Pokéstop for the Pokémon Go mobile game.

In May, Pokémon voice actress Kumiko Okae died from Coronavirus at the age of 63.

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