On account of a raging pandemic, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is soldiering on this year in a new format that will incorporate live footage, prerecorded segments, and, importantly, a giant inflatable Pikachu. Yesterday, The Pokémon Company revealed that Pikachu is returning to the parade once again, making 2020 the popular electric mouse’s twentieth consecutive appearance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
You can read over the official announcement below, or check it out on the company’s website, to prepare yourself for some all of the Pikachu festivities.
Don’t miss the famous Pikachu soaring among the skyscrapers of Manhattan in the 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®! The parade will be held in New York City on Thanksgiving Day, November 26. It’s the 20th consecutive time that the Pikachu balloon will proudly take its place in this prestigious parade. You can watch the spectacle on NBC and Telemundo from 9 a.m.–12 p.m. in all time zones.
Look for the iconic Pokémon to appear holding a snowman Pikachu and wearing a scarf in preparation for the cold weather! And be sure to catch a special troupe of dancing Pikachu in the parade. Tune in to find out why they’re making a special appearance this year.
Have a happy Thanksgiving with Pikachu and the 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Did you catch that bit at the end saying to tune in and find out why we’re seeing a special appearance from a troupe of dancing Pikachu? I can’t imagine that we’re being teased with anything significant here (maybe just a reminder of some free Pikachu you can grab right now in Sword and Shield), but it should be exciting nonetheless.