Geodude was appointed in May 2019 the Iwate Support Pokémon, put in charge of galvanizing support for the prefecture and its reconstruction efforts. Geodude is a Rock-type Pokémon, which is one of the 18 elemental types represented in various Pokémon. The prefecture name, Iwa-te (rock-palm), is a perfect match for the Pokémon with a boulder body with two sturdy arms extending from it.
Commonly found near mountain trails and
the like. If you step on one by accident,
it gets angry.
Iwate, the second largest prefecture after Hokkaido, faces the Pacific Ocean, with its coastal region stretching from north to south. It offers visitors a plethora of choices, from spring cherry blossoms to various indigenous forms of arts and crafts, as well as rich folklore traditions. Being a large prefecture, Iwate boasts a vast range of fresh seafood and delicacies for visitors to enjoy all year round.