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Pikachu Will Be At The 2016 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The United States celebrates Thanksgiving on Thursday, which is when the country officially kicks off the holiday season. Part of these celebrations involve the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, where balloons, floats and marching bands are seen in all their glory. The Macy’s Parade also celebrates the start of the holiday season with some Christmas music, balloons and floats, and it’s a tradition for the Macy’s Parade to end with the arrival of Santa Claus. Pikachu has been making an appearance here as a parade balloon. Well, the Pokemon Company confirmed today that Pikachu will be a part of this year’s parade. The official post says that “the world-famous Pokémon returns to soar through New York City, bundled up in a warm scarf and carrying a “Snowman Pikachu” for its chilly journey among the skyscrapers. It’s the 16th straight time Pikachu has been a part of this iconic event! Join the crowds and watch the parade live in Manhattan on Thanksgiving Day, or tune in to see Pikachu’s appearance during the broadcast on NBC. Check your local listings for the time and channel in your area”.

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade airs at 9:00am Eastern time this Thursday.



  1. Here’s to hoping he does a PK Thunder over some of the protesters burning out cop cars and destroying people’s businesses.

  2. Not really surprised, like the article said this is the 16th year in a row that Pikachu has been in the parade. I wouldn’t expect them to stop that any time soon.

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