Learn how to use a slingshot to get presents from floating balloons in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to also learn about balloon patterns, as well as presents you can get from balloons.
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A slingshot is required to pop balloons. It is available after completing the DIY workshop tutorial at the start of the game. Be sure to craft a Flimsy Axe, so you can hit trees to obtain materials so craft a slingshot right away.
if you don't have a slingshot, there's no way to pop balloons, so you'll have no choice but to let it go. Don't let it be the one that got away!
How to Get the Slingshot
To see the balloon properly, you can point the camera upwards with the right control stick.
Equip the slingshot and hit the A button to fire off a volley. If you're standing in the right spot, you'll be able to shoot down the balloon.
If you shoot down a balloon over a river, rock, or displayed furniture, the present will fall and disappear, and you will lose your chance to obtain it. Be careful to time your shot when the ground below is clear of any obstacle.
|Balloon Color||General Content|
|Red Balloon||DIY Recipes|
|Blue Balloon||DIY Material|
|Yellow Balloon||Bells (Money)|
|Golden Balloon||Golden Slingshot Recipe|
This is based on the contents of the balloon presents that our walkthrough team gets.
You will generally get items of a category depending on the color of the balloon.
It does not mean that you will always get a certain type of item; but that there is a higher rate of getting items of that category with the given balloon color, with the exception of the golden balloon, which will always give you the Golden Slingshot Recipe.
During events such as Cherry-Blossom Festival, there are seasonal DIY recipes that are only available for a limited time. You will receive 1 free recipe of that series during the island-wide broadcast, but the rest of the recipes can only be obtained from balloons.
This has not been proven to be accurate, but it also seems like Feng Shui and luck affect the rates of balloon content.
|Feng Shui||Furniture||Bells||Clothes||DIY Recipes||Materials|
The table above is a result of each team member, who specializes in one Feng Shui color, popping 10 balloons.
DIY Recipes are more difficult to collect, so we suggest raising your Overall Luck to increase the probability of getting them from balloons.
|Balloon Type||Spawn Times|
|Normal Balloons||Every 5 minutes (Multiples of 5)|
|Event Balloons||Every 1 minute|
Regular balloons, which appear in colors of red, green, yellow, and blue, appear every 5 minutes in multiples of 5. For example, a balloon will spawn at 7:00, another one will appear at 7:05, then 7:10, and so on.
Balloons during events such as Bunny Day will appear more frequently, spawning each minute, and they move faster than regular balloons.
The smoke is going to the right, which means the wind is blowing from the west.
You can tell the direction of the wind by looking at the smoke coming out of chimneys from houses. After confirming the direction, expect the balloons coming in from that direction.
Wind direction may change every time the clock strikes new hour.
A balloon will spawn every 5 minutes, in multiple of 5. This means a balloon will spawn at 8:15, at 8:20, at 8:25, and so on. Check the beach every 5th and 10th minute for spawning balloons.
You will hear whistles of the wind when a balloon is nearby.
When you are at a 5th or 10th minute, make sure to pop a balloon first, because when you enter a building, balloons floating on your island will disappear, and you will not be able to get them even if you exit the building.
When there is an ongoing event that also spawns balloons, it will decrease the amount of normal balloons spawning. If you want to only get normal balloons, you can time-travel to get out of the event if you want to.
The more balloons you pop, the closer you are to getting more Nook Miles with the activity It's Raining Treasure!
|It's Raining Treasure!|
|Shoot down 5 balloons.||300||Easy-breezy/Slingshot Ace|
|Shoot down 20 balloons.||500||Atmospheric/Floaty Thing|
|Shoot down 50 balloons.||1000||Restless/Hunter|
|Shoot down 100 balloons.||2000||Flying/Paradise|
|Shoot down 300 balloons.||3000||Elusive/Vagabond|
Upon popping 300 balloons, you can now get the recipe for the Golden Slingshot.
How to Get the Golden Slingshot | Golden Slingshot Recipe
|Beginner's Guide to Animal Crossing New Horizons||Unchangeable Features|
|Choosing a Hemisphere||Best Island Layouts|
|What Should You Choose to Bring to the Island?||Picking an Island Name|
|Best Tent Location||How to Cross the River and Water|
|How to Get Furniture and Materials for House Kits||How to Climb Cliffs|
|What Happens When You Eat Fruit?||How to Get Rid of a Bee Sting|
|What Happens When You Faint?||When Does a New Day Start?|
|How to Use the Camera||How to Use the Rescue Service|
|How to Add Best Friends||Wind and Weather|
|Tips and Tricks|
|Things to Do Every Day||All Island Shops and Facilities Upgrades|
|New Horizons 100% Checklist||Time Traveling Guide|
|How to Increase Inventory Space||How to Get Presents from Balloons|
|Max Villagers and How to Get New Villagers to Move In||How to Kick Out Villagers|
|How to Get Specific Villagers You Want||How to Raise Your Island's Star Rating|
|Infinite Tarantula Island||Art Guide | List of Artworks and Fakes|
|List of All K.K. Slider Songs||-|
|Money, Miles and Shopping|
|Nook Mileage Program Activities & Rewards List||Nook Miles+ Challenges and Rewards|
|Nook Stop Explained||Spending Nook Miles|
|How to Get Nook Miles Fast||How to Make Money Bags (Bell Bags)|
|How to Get Bells (Money) Fast||Money Rock and How to Hit the Rock 8 Times|
|How to Grow Money Trees from Glowing Spots||How to Get Bank Interest|
|Should You Use the Drop-Off Box?||How to Get the Royal Crown|
|House and Storage|
|How to Pay Off Your Loan and Upgrade Your Tent and House||How to Move Your House|
|How to Store Furniture and Other Items||Designing Your House - How to Use Storage and Decorating Mode|
|How to Raise Your Happy Home Academy (HHA) Rank||Feng Shui Color and Effect Guide|
|How to Get Rid of Cockroaches | Catching Cockroaches||How to Get Moving Wallpaper|
|How to Get Moving Flooring||List of Roof Colors|
|Reimagine Your Character|
|How To Make A Passport | Passport Title List||Changing Hair and Face|
|How to Get / Fix Bedhead||-|
|Reshape Your Island|
|How Close Can You Plant Trees?||How to Chop Wood and Pull Up Trees|
|How to Get Palm Trees on Your Island||How to Build a Bridge|
|How to Build Slopes, Stairs and Inclines||How to Break Rocks|
|How to Change the Island Tune||How to Use Island Designer|
|List of NookPhone Apps||Mystery Island Tour and Nook Miles Ticket Guide|
|How to Unlock Reactions||How to Send Letters and Postcards|
|Wish on a Shooting Star to Get Star Fragments||Lost Item Guide|
|Party Play | Playing on One Switch||Online Play|
|What Can You Do Online?||-|
|System Requirements||List of Controls|
|Maintenance | How to Fix an Error||How to Delete Save Data|
|How to Add or Delete Players||Can You Transfer Data From Pocket Camp?|
|amiibo Compatibility||NookLink Features|
|The Language Setting||How to Pre-Load|
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