Pokémon Manhole Covers Placed Around Serigaya Park in Tokyo

23.August.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

Machida, a city in Tokyo, is the latest location in Japan to join the Poké Lid project, following the placing of the Chansey manholes just last week. Six different manhole covers were placed inside Machida’s Serigaya Park.

Machida’s Poké Lid designs

The Poké Lids were placed in the park on August 21, and to celebrate, Pikachu joined as a special guest. Like all covers in the Poké Lid project, the ones in Seigaya Park feature unique designs—making them the only one in the world—each having various Pokémon and references to the city of Machida. These are the first Poké Lids to be placed in Machida and bring the entire project up to 100 lids placed.

 

Many of the rice fields and forests in Machida are still around from when Satoshi Tajiri was a child. Taijiri is the creator of the Pokémon franchise and co-founder and president at GameFreak. In his childhood, he would study and collect different creatures like insects. It’s said that his experiences as the class’s bug professor at school ties in as part of his influence in his later creation of Pokémon.

 

Machida’s Poké Lid map

Poké Lid promotional events in Machida

・Town Hall Light-Up

To commemorate Serigaya Park’s Poké Lids, the west side of the town hall will be illuminated with various green lights.

Running every Friday between August 21, 2020 – September 25, 2020 at 19:00-21:00.

 

・Colour in your own Poké Lids

Download and print the Poké Lid designs for free from Machida City’s official website (click the download file “ポケふたぬりえ(全6種類)”).

 

・Mini Poké Lid exhibition

Replicas of Machida’s Poké Lids, Pokémon reading material, Pokémon games, and more will be exhibited for a limited time.

 

Running: September 1, 2020 – September 27, 2020 at 09:00-22:00

Closed: September 7, 10, and 14

Location: Machida Bungakukan Floor 1F (4-16-17 Haramachida, Machida, Tokyo)

 

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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.

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