Pokémon Design Manholes to Begin Appearing All Across Japan

02.August.2019 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

The Pokémon Company has announced its plans to begin placing more Poké Lid manholes across Japan. To date there have been appearances of them in Ibusuki in Kagoshima Prefecture and within 13 towns and villages of Iwate Prefecture, but that number is about to skyrocket.

 

Hokkaido, Fukushima Prefecture, Tottori Prefecture and Kanagawa Prefecture are all participating in the Pokémon Local Acts programme which will see an increase of Poké Lids this fall and winter. But it doesn’t stop there as there are plans to expand the number even further going into 2020. This is the first nationwide manhole design project of its kind to ever hit Japan.

Each lid features completely original Pokémon designs making each individual one the only one in the world. The Pokémon Company plans to make each one of them PokéStops for Pokémon GO in the future.

In line with the upcoming Pikachu Outbreak event in the Minato Mirai area of Yokohama, which is taking place from August 6, five Pikachu manhole covers will be placed around Yokohama on August 5. Only one of the designs has been revealed as pictured above, and this one will be placed in front of Sakuragichō Station. The remaining four will only be placed for a limited time―until September 1 this year―around Minato Mirai. The locations will be announced on the official website.

 

Most of the Poké Lids are cast iron and are carefully handcrafted by artisans in a factory in Saga Prefecture. The use of craft iron allows room for intricate detail from the thickness of the lines to the angles and colours.

 

Make sure to be on the lookout for Poké Lids when visiting in Japan in the future. Their locations will be posted on the official website once they have been placed.

 

©2019 Pokémon. ©1995-2019 Nintendo/Creatures Inc. /GAME FREAK inc.
Pokémon, ポケットモンスター and ポケモン are registered trademarks of Nintendo, Creatures Inc. and GAME FREAK inc.

RELATED ENTRIES

  • Ditto Pokémon Pink Gold Necklace Released by Japanese Luxury Jewellers U-TREASURE

    08.April.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Japan’s luxury character jewellery brand U-TREASURE, which creates accessories for character-loving adults, welcomes its new Ditto Pokémon necklace coated in pink gold.

     

    Ditto Necklace Silver (Pink Gold Coating) | ¥17,600 (Tax Included)

    Ditto is known for its shapeshifting ability to transform into anything. This Normal-type Pokémon, first introduced in Generation I, has turned into a luxury pink gold necklace so you can take it with you on your Pokémon Trainer adventures wherever you go.

  • Poké Lid Project Lays Down New Manhole Covers in Kyoto

    05.April.2021 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Five new Pokémon manhole covers were laid in Kyoto on Tuesday as part of the Poké Lid  project to place Pokémon-design manhole covers across the country.

     

    Kyoto Original Poké Lids

     

    The five Poké Lids are located in Arashiyama, Okazaki Park, Maruyama Park, Umekoji Park, and Nishikyogoku Athletic Park.

     

    All of the Poké Lids placed across Japan feature completely original Pokémon designs making each individual one the only one in the world. The Pokémon Company is also working to make each one of them PokéStops for Pokémon GO.

     

     ©2021 Pokémon. ©1995-2021 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc.

  • Mew Pokémon Diamond Necklace With Pink Gold Coating Releases in Japan

    21.March.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Japanese character jewellers U-TREASURE is now taking limited-time orders for a new pink gold-coated necklace based on the beloved Pokémon Mew. It’s available to buy until April 13 at the U-TREASURE Concept Store in Ikebukuro and on their official website.

    Pokémon Silver Pink Gold Coated Mew & Poké Ball Necklace | ¥17,600 (Tax Included)

    The gorgeous necklace features Mew sat on top of a Poké Ball with its cute tail wrapped around the necklace chain. The Poké Ball has a sparkling diamond at its centre. A stylish piece that any Pokémon lover will want to wear!

  • Pokémon GO and the Pokémon Trading Card Game Collaboration Announced For Summer 2021

    10.March.2021 | ANIME&GAME

    The Pokémon Company has announced a collaboration between Pokémon GO and the Pokémon Trading Card Game (Pokémon TCG) for Summer 2021.

     

    Cross Collaboration to Commemorate Pokémon’s 25h Anniversary

    This year marks the 25th anniversary since the release of Pokémon Red and Blue, as well as the 5th anniversary of Pokémon GO. In celebration, The Pokémon Company has various things planned for players of both games. It has not yet revealed much, but the following has been confirmed.


    Professor Willow Card Obtainable Worldwide in Pokémon TCG

    For the first part of the collaboration, Professor Willow will feature as a card in Pokémon TCG worldwide this summer. The artwork and content of the card will be revealed in late May.

     

    Further announcements regarding the cross collaboration are to be announced at a later date, so stay tuned.

  • Pokémon, My Melody, Moomin and More Valentine’s Day Chocolates Arrive at Daimaru Tokyo

    31.January.2021 | FOOD

    The Hoppe Town area of Daimaru Tokyo is currently celebrating Valentine’s Day up to February 14 with the release of a selection of gift chocolates by six brands in collaboration with popular characters.

    Pokémon Chocolate Set (Large Box) | ¥1,404 (Tax Included)

    My Melody x Goncharoff Chocolates (Contains 21) | ¥2,160 (Tax Included)

    Moomin x Merry Chocolate’s Hattifatteners Chocolates (Contains 11) | ¥1,188 (Tax Included)

    Dick Bruna by Morozoff: Picture Book Chocolates (Contains 15) – ¥864 (Tax Included) / Miffy Pouch Chocolates (Contains 8) – ¥1,320 (Tax Included)

    Chatrois Kitten Tiny Plain Chocolates | ¥783 (Tax Included)

    Katanukiya Angel Panda | ¥684 (Tax Included)

    Which of these cute and tasty-looking treats has caught your eye the most?

     

    ©Nintendo・Creatures・GAME FREAK・TV Tokyo・ShoPro・JR Kikaku ©Pokémon
    ©1976,2021 SANRIO CO,LTD.APPROVAL NO.L613374
    ©Moomin Characters™

  • Poké Lid Project Lays Down New Manhole Covers in Nara Prefecture

    26.January.2021 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Five new Pokémon manhole covers were laid in Japan’s Nara Prefecture on Wednesday (January 20) as part of the Poké Lid  project to place Pokémon-design manhole covers across the country. There are now a total of 148 lids in 13 locations in Japan.

    Nara’s 5 new Poké Lids

    All of the Poké Lids placed across Japan feature completely original Pokémon designs making each individual one the only one in the world. The Pokémon Company is also working to make each one of them PokéStops for Pokémon GO.

     

    If you’re planning a trip to Japan, be sure to check if there are any Poké Lids at your destination.

    ©2021 Pokémon. ©1995-2021 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc.
    Pokémon, ポケットモンスター, and ポケモン are registered trademarks of Nintendo, Creatures Inc., and GAME FREAK inc.

  • Casio Reveals New BABY-G Pikachu Watch in Collaboration With Pokémon

    25.January.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Japanese electronics giant Casio has announced its second collaboration with The Pokémon Company to release a Pikachu design watch as part of its BABY-G shock-resistant line of wristwatches. The Pikachu BA-110PKC watch will drop worldwide via G-SHOCK’s official website on February 5, 2021.

     

    The watch comes as part of BABY-G’s 25th anniversary celebrations as Pikachu is number 025 in the Pokédex. It features classic Generation I inspired artwork of Pokémon’s leading mascot.

    BA-110PKC | ¥19,800 (Tax Included)

    Casio describes the watch: “This second collaboration is an analog-digital watch with an outdoor theme, representing the active image of the BABY-G brand. The entire BA-110PKC band showcases a camouflage pattern and female Pikachu with a heart-shaped tail. The Pikachu design is infused with subtle details like the silhouette of the pink tail on the strap keeper and the Pikachu image etched on the case back. The hour and minute hands also evoke the face of Pikachu, a playful touch that will delight the wearer whenever they check the time.”

    The watch is boxed with a Poké Ball inside which Trainers will find their trusty new Pikachu watch companion.

     

    © 2021 Pokémon. ©1995-2021 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc.
    Pokémon, ポケットモンスター, and ポケモン are registered trademarks of Nintendo, Creatures Inc., and GAME FREAK inc.

  • Pokémon Tokyo Banana Adds Special Pikachu Box Set Online

    20.January.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Tokyo Banana World recently added its special Dengeki Box (Electric Box) of Pikachu Tokyo Banana confections to its official website which is available to order in Japan until January 30, 2021 at 17:00 (JST).

     

    Tokyo Banana is Tokyo’s official souvenir sweets brand and it launched its new Pokémon Tokyo Banana series of confections in November last year with the first catch being Pikachu. It subsequently added Eevee to the collection in December. The Pikachu confections are also available to buy at Tokyo Station.

    Pikachu Tokyo Banana – Dengeki Box | Box of 12 Packs (24 Confections) | ¥3,456 (Tax Included)

    The limited-time addition of the Dengeki Box to Tokyo Banana’s official website means that anyone in Japan can get a taste of the electrifyingly delicious sweet fluffy custard-filled sponge cakes without having to travel to Tokyo.

    Waiting inside the Dengeki Box are 12 packages each with two cakes in and each in one of six different Pikachu designs to greet hungry Trainers, all of which are positively kawaii. The box itself also features these adorable illustrations.

    Left: Front of Box | Right: Back of Box

    The box even has a handle attached to it so you can reuse it after to store all your bits and bobs.

     

    ©2021 Pokémon. ©1995-2021 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc.
    Pokémon, ポケットモンスター, and ポケモン are registered trademarks of Nintendo, Creatures Inc., and GAME FREAK inc..

  • Pokémon Shirts Releases New Customisable Sword and Shield Designs

    20.January.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Pokémon Shirts released three new shirt designs on Friday (January 15) of Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble from Pokémon Sword and Shield. These new designs are currently only available in Japan but Pokémon Shirts has stated that they will be made available worldwide at a later date.

     

    Pokémon Shirts was launched back in February 2019 by American custom shirt brand Original Stitch—which offers over one billion design customisations—and the Pokémon franchise. Pokémon Shirts ships worldwide including Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

    Japanese designer Minami Kitamura designed the Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble shirts, adding her iconic pop colours and style to the line-up.

    Have you shopped on Pokémon Shirts yet? Which Pokémon designs are you looking to catch?

  • JINS Eyewear Launches Official Pokémon Model Design Glasses

    01.January.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    JINS is teaming up with The Pokémon Company to release a special collection of glasses at JINS stores and their official online shop on January 1, 2021.

     

    Your Pokémon partner with you wherever you go

    The glasses come in four different models – Pikachu, Snorlax, Eevee, and Mew – so your favourite can set out on your Pokémon journey with you and be there wherever you go.

     

    Completely original models capture the Pokémons’ designs

    The JINS Pokémon Model collection feature original designs and come with an original glasses case. There are plans to launch the glasses globally at JINS stores in the US, China, and elsewhere in the future.

    Flagship Model | ¥12,000 (Before Tax)

    All the glasses come in four different models: Flagship, Kanto Region, Johto Region, and Kids. The flagship model frames capture the colours of Pikachu, Snorlax, Eevee, and Mew, and each features pixel art of the respective Pokémon. The inner part of the frames also have silhouettes of the Pokémon along with the logo.

    Pokémon Trainers will find their stylish glasses cases with a Poké Ball in the front, and inside, Pokémon pixel art.

    Kanto Region Model | ¥8,000 (Before Tax)

    The Kanto models are based on the Pokémon found in the Kanto Region of the Pokémon world, with Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander, and Pikachu featured on the inner side of the left temple. On the inner right are the same Pokémon including Pikachu not wanting to go into its Poké Ball. This story woven into the glasses is sure to have long-time fans feeling nostalgic.

    The top of the grey case has our four pixel friends, and they’re featured on the inside too in silver leaf. The glasses cloth has designs of the original 151 Kanto Pokémon.

    Johto Region Model | ¥8,000 (Before Tax)

    Fans of the Johto Region Pokémon will enjoy these models which are metal combination frames featuring Chikorita, Cyndaquil, and Totodile.

    The white glasses case features a sleek design with the logo on it while the cloth has alternating silver and gold Poké Balls.

    KIDS MODEL | ¥5,000 (Before Tax)

    On the inner part of the frames you’ll find Pikachu, Eevee, Mew, Lucario, and Cinderace, as well as Poké Balls on the ends of the temple parts.

    Kids Anti-Allergy Models | ¥3,000 (Before Tax)

    The anti-allergy models have Pikachu designs and are equipped with hoods that protect the wearer from pollen. A special laser is used to make the hoods to that the glasses feel natural and not uncomfortable on the face.

    These last two glasses cases are compatible with the kids models and include a Poké Ball design and Rotom Phone.

     

    Limited-Edition Bag

    Glasses come in a special limited-edition bag. These are limited in stock.

    © 2020 Pokémon. © 1995 – 2020 Nintendo/Creatures lnc./GAME FREAK inc.
    TM, ®, and character names are trademarks of Nintendo.

  • Tokyo Banana Chooses Eevee as Next Pokémon Souvenir Sweet

    28.December.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Tokyo Banana World has revealed that its next sweet treat in its Pokémon Tokyo Banana series will be Eevee which Pokémon Trainers can expect to catch up and down Japan from January 2, 2021, including at the store itself as well as at 7-Eleven branches.

     

    Pokémon Tokyo Banana Welcomes Eevee as Entry #2

    Tokyo’s official souvenir sweets brand Tokyo Banana launched its new Pokémon Tokyo Banana series of confections in November with the first catch being Pikachu. Now Eevee is being added to the collection.

    The fluffy sponge is a delicious caramel macchiato flavour and is filled with sweet banana custard cream. It can be eaten as it is, refrigerated, or even baked to create completely different flavour experiences.

     

    6 Designs Including a Lucky Heart-Shaped Tail

    The sponge cakes come in six different designs, all of which are adorable. The one to look out for though is the one with a cute heart-shaped tail.

     

    Fluffy Eevee Design Packaging

    Eevee Tokyo Banana Caramel Macchiato (Contains 2) | ¥291 (Tax Included)

    The packaging features fluffy artwork of Eevee in six different designs, such as a waving Eevee and winking Eevee.

     

    Where Can You Catch Eevee Tokyo Banana?

    Eevee will roll out at 7-Eleven stores across Japan (excluding Okinawa) at the dates listed below. Each branch will have a limited stock so don’t miss out.

     

    January 2, 2021 Release
    Tokyo/Kanagawa/Chiba/Saitama

     

    January 16, 2021 Release
    Hokkaido/Aomori/Iwate/Akita/Miyagi/Yamagata/Fukushima/Ibaraki/Tochigi/Gunma/Niigata/Fuji/Ishikawa/Fukui

     

    January 23, 2021 Release
    Yamanashi/Nagano/Shizuoka/Aichi/Gifu/Mie/Okayama/Hiroshima/Tottori/Yamaguchi/Tokushima/Kagawa/Ehime/Kochi

     

    January 30, 2021
    Osaka/Kyoto/Hyogo/Shiga/Nara/Wakayama/Fukuoka/Saga/Nagasaki/Oita/Kumamoyo/Miyazaki/Kagoshima

     

    ©2021 Pokémon. ©1995-2021 Nintendo/Creatures Inc. /GAME FREAK inc.
    ポケットモンスター・ポケモン・Pokémonは任天堂・クリーチャーズ・ゲームフリークの登録商標です。

  • Hop Aboard The Exeggutor-Themed Plane in Japan

    22.December.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Japanese regional airline company Solaseed Air Inc. has partnered up with Pokémon, creating an Exeggutor-themed plane.

    In October 2020, Exeggutor was labelled as Miyazaki prefecture’s favourite Pokémon. This selection is due to Miyazaki being commonly associated with its warm and sunny climate. Exeggutor also resembles Miyazaki’s famous Phoenix palm trees, making it the perfect Pokémon ambassador.

    Solaseed Air Exeggutor decal sticker on the right side of the plane


    Solaseed Air Alolan Exeggutor decal sticker on the left side of the plane

    Solaseed Air has decorated the outside of their planes with large Pokémon decal stickers of approximately 9m long by 3m wide. Exeggutors can be seen on the right side whereas Alolan Exeggutors can be seen on the left.

    Once you enter the aircraft, you will discover original Exeggutor headrest covers. The cabin crew will also be serving passengers while wearing original Exeggutor-themed aprons.

    Solaseed Air Commemoration Gifts

    A celebration was held at Miyazaki Airport on December 19, 2020 to commemorate the launch of the first Pokémon aircraft Solaseed Air 54, which departed Miyazaki at 10:05am and arrived at Tokyo Narita Airport at 11:40am. The passengers aboard were given Exeggutor-themed gift bags which contained sweets, an original Miyazaki prefecture ballpoint pen, coaster, magazine, commemoration certificate and more.

    Solaseed Air Ceremony

    Exeggutor also managed to make it to the ceremony to deliver happiness and express gratitude towards Solaseed Air passengers.

     

    Enjoy the wonders of Miyazaki prefecture with Exeggutor and hop on the plane for an unforgettable adventure.

RANKING

  • DAILY
  • MONTHLY

FOLLOW US