In recent years, intrepid Pokemon trainers in Japan have been treated to a series of original manhole covers featuring their favourite creatures. The one-of-a-kind installations are designed to encourage tourism to less famous areas, so if you want to see your favourite Pokemon you have to make the journey to that particular location.

Now the manhole covers, called ‘Poke Futa’ or 'Poke Lids', can be found in 13 different prefectures and with these latest four, the cumulative total is at 152, surpassing Pokemon’s magic number, 151.

These ‘Poke Futa’ have already landed in some pretty remote locations, including Vulpixes strewn across the whole of Hokkaido. This time the new designs can be found on the very remote Chichijima, an island which is located in the Ogasawa Subprefecture. Although technically part of Tokyo, it takes 24 hours by ferry to access the island from Tokyo.

Those who make the trip will be treated to not just the gorgeous natural attractions of the island’s national park, but now four original design Pokemon manhole covers to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the release of Pokemon Red and Blue.

The first ever Mew design is one of those four, as well as Venusaur, Charizard and Blastoise. If you look closely, Mew can actually be found in all the lids, silhouetted against the sky in the other three.

Locations for all the Pokemon manhole covers can be found on the Poke Lids website, which includes every single Pokemon manhole cover to be found in Japan currently. Most are permanent but some are temporary so be sure not to miss out on your favourite Pokemon!

By - Jess.