Three Pokemon for 2010 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thanksgiving means family. But for Pikachu, it means being dragged through Manhattan as an inflatable balloon. And this year he won’t be alone. Pikachu will be joined in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade by Reshiram and Zekrom from the Pokeémon Black and White. The balloons will be 14 feet tall and pulled by handlers decked out in black and white duds.

Pikachu has participated in the parade since 2001, and this year marks the character’s 10th year in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Pikachu balloon stood 53.5 feet high, 36.9 feet wide and 40.8 feet long. It took 15,000 cubic feet of helium to fill the balloon.

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