Hokkaido Lays Down New Vulpix and Alola Vulpix Poké Lid Pokémon Manhole Covers

06.November.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

Four new Vulpix and Alola Vulpix Poké Lids are set to be placed in Hokkaido which will bring the total number in Japan’s northernmost prefecture to 19. The new covers will be laid in the cities of Tomakomai and Mikasa and the towns of Kamifurano and Kembuchi.

They are part of Japan’s ongoing Poké Lid project to place Pokémon manholes around the country. All of the Poké Lids placed in 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.

 

Tottori Prefecture recently added Sandshrew and Sandslash covers.

 

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    Original Recipe (preview)

     

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