Eight new Pokémon manhole covers featuring Vulpix spawn in snowy Hokkaido Prefecture

Originally published on Sora News by Katie Pask

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Some legendary Pokémon make their Pokéfuta debut as well.

Pokéfuta (or “Pokélids” in English), the decorative manhole covers featuring a variety of Pokémon, first made their debut in Kyushu’s Kagoshima Prefecture, and since then they have popped up all over the country. There are 217 Pokélids currently installed at famous landmarks or places throughout Japan, with the aim to boost tourism to various areas. And while it’s not hard to come up with a reason or two to visit Japan’s most northernly island of Hokkaido — in fact, it’s consistently ranked as one of the best places in Japan

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