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On July 27th, 2021, four new Pokémon Utility Hole Covers, or PokéLids (Pokéfuta ポケふた) were unveiled in Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture. The four new covers feature: Lucario, Sarunori, Pochiena, Kenhallow, Agehunt and Watashiraga. They feature imagery drawn from the various landscapes in Kurashiki City and will be installed in the city. The PokéLids will be the first of its kind to be installed in Okayama Prefecture. Pictures from the press release have been added to an Imageboard thread.

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Each PokéLids is an original design and each is unique. The PokéLids will continue to be installed for years to come. More than 190 PokéLids have been installed already in locations throughout Japan and they will serve as an opportunity for many people throughout Japan and around the world to learn about the charms of Pokémon and Kurashiki City.

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The PokéLids that are installed will gradually become PokéStops for the location-based game Pokémon GO for smartphones.

Source: https://twitter.com/pokemon_pdc/status/1419872019294789635

YouTube Clip - KSB News - Popular Pokémon Lucario on manhole covers! Kurashiki City, Okayama


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSlFv0k4DXI