Son Goku first demonstrated the ability to fly when he defeated Piccolo in the final battle of the original Dragon Ball anime, which aired in 1989. It seems that Goku has spent too much time learning new transformations and less time training in levitation, as he can no longer fly without assistance.
The blue-haired Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan version of Goku (also known as Super Saiyan Blue) appeared as a float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, which took place in New York City.
The Goku float almost flew away on its own, as NYC is currently host to some high winds that almost sent the float veering off course.
The Goku float came close to striking the sidewalk where hundreds of people were watching the parade. Luckily, the float was pulled back up to its proper position and was able to stay in its proper place for the rest of the journey.
The reason why Goku is in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is due to the impending release of Dragon Ball Super: Broly in January, where Goku and his friends will face off against a newly canonized Broly, who is now an official part of the series and not just a movie villain.
Goku is going to have to train a lot harder if he's going to try and take on Broly, as he can't even handle the winds in New York City. The float version of Goku seems to have a weaker power level than Chiaotzu at this point.
The Goku float almost flying away isn't the only sensation of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, as Al Roker talking about the float has also gone viral, with his mispronunciation of the word "Saiyan" likely ruffling the feathers of Dragon Ball fans across the world.
Al Roker said “Goku”, “Super Saiyan”, and “Broly” pic.twitter.com/dKWdtIbwoD— kyle amato (@kyle_amato) November 22, 2018
Goku isn't the first anime character to have appeared in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, not by a long shot, as Pikachu has appeared every year since 2001. The current Pikachu float can be seen holding a snow Pikachu in his hands.
Dragon Ball Super: Broly will be released in theaters on January 16th, 2019.