Animal Crossing: Balloon with gift floating -- what is it?

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#1 Posted by nomadph (705 posts) -
i saw a balloon floating over my town with a gift attached, i didn't know how to get it. what is it? how do i get that gift?
#2 Posted by thebisonx (2203 posts) -
You need a slingshot to shoot it down.
#3 Posted by nomadph (705 posts) -

You need a slingshot to shoot it down.thebisonx

where do i get that? tom nook? he sells the same stuff to me every day (fishing rod, watering can, and shovel) -- i don't even have a net yet to get bugs :(

also, is that balloon thing happen on specific time of day?

#4 Posted by ZumaJones07 (16458 posts) -
Nook should eventually sell the slingshot.
#5 Posted by thebisonx (2203 posts) -
Nook should eventually sell the slingshot.ZumaJones07
He's right. As far as I know, the gifts in the air come at random times.
#6 Posted by WhiteLion130 (197 posts) -
[QUOTE="ZumaJones07"]Nook should eventually sell the slingshot.thebisonx
He's right. As far as I know, the gifts in the air come at random times.

from what i know it happend on my birthday
#7 Posted by thebisonx (2203 posts) -
[QUOTE="thebisonx"][QUOTE="ZumaJones07"]Nook should eventually sell the slingshot.WhiteLion130
He's right. As far as I know, the gifts in the air come at random times.

from what i know it happend on my birthday

Yeah, that may happen, but I saw one yesterday and it wasn't my birthday. It's gotta be random.
#8 Posted by nomadph (705 posts) -
do these balloon gifts contain rare items?
#9 Posted by Dwarfeater (430 posts) -
I heard ballons fly over every 10 minutes, though I could be wrong.
#10 Posted by ZumaJones07 (16458 posts) -
I heard ballons fly over every 10 minutes, though I could be wrong.Dwarfeater
Now you reminded me of how it happened in the DS version. I believe it went something along these lines: At noon or so, a balloon comes. Ten minutes later another one comes. Twenty minutes after that another one comes, Thirty minutes after that another one comes. I think this trend continued until 3:00pm. This may not be the same case for City Folk though so don't take my word for it.
#11 Posted by remmbermytitans (7214 posts) -
[QUOTE="Dwarfeater"]I heard ballons fly over every 10 minutes, though I could be wrong.ZumaJones07
Now you reminded me of how it happened in the DS version. I believe it went something along these lines: At noon or so, a balloon comes. Ten minutes later another one comes. Twenty minutes after that another one comes, Thirty minutes after that another one comes. I think this trend continued until 3:00pm. This may not be the same case for City Folk though so don't take my word for it.

I'm not sure about those times, but I know for sure, that the balloons have "a chance" of appearing whenever there's a 4 at the end of the time. So, 11:14, 2:34, 4:54, stuff like that.
#12 Posted by sman3579 (21173 posts) -
Get a sling shot
#13 Posted by helium_flash (9245 posts) -
[QUOTE="WhiteLion130"][QUOTE="thebisonx"] He's right. As far as I know, the gifts in the air come at random times.thebisonx
from what i know it happend on my birthday

Yeah, that may happen, but I saw one yesterday and it wasn't my birthday. It's gotta be random.

I think one balloon flies over between 10am and 2pm every 15 minutes or something like that.
#14 Posted by Wolblade (986 posts) -

[QUOTE="ZumaJones07"][QUOTE="Dwarfeater"]I heard ballons fly over every 10 minutes, though I could be wrong.remmbermytitans
Now you reminded me of how it happened in the DS version. I believe it went something along these lines: At noon or so, a balloon comes. Ten minutes later another one comes. Twenty minutes after that another one comes, Thirty minutes after that another one comes. I think this trend continued until 3:00pm. This may not be the same case for City Folk though so don't take my word for it.

I'm not sure about those times, but I know for sure, that the balloons have "a chance" of appearing whenever there's a 4 at the end of the time. So, 11:14, 2:34, 4:54, stuff like that.

Yeah, the "4" thing. 

 

But about not finding a slingshot, try buying out the tools in his store. He'll sometimes switch out what he's selling, or at least that works for me. Either way, it's worth a shot.

#15 Posted by Sassy-Cc (176 posts) -

How you get the slingshot is when Tom Nook's store upgrades for the 2nd time(or 3rd) it should be there & another new item ~ The 1st time he upgrades his store to "Nook & Go" you get the axe, a lot more flowers etc. & the hours change from 8am-10pm to 7am-1am (that is where I am right now) ~ Nook's upgraded in my town when I paid off the 2nd & started the 3rd mortgage ~ I am not sure if they go together or if it was just good timing ~

The gifts come at random times ~ I had a ton of gifts blow through before a friend got me a slingshot to use ~ Now that I can shoot them down not that many have come through my town ~ I still haven't learned the right angle for using the slingshot but still I am 3 for 3 ;) ~ Inside these gifts are random items some maybe rare some may be not ~

#16 Posted by wizmaster188 (14 posts) -
I found a lamp on the ground, does anyone know what that does?
#17 Posted by Annais69 (40 posts) -

Damn it i want that sling shot...

#18 Posted by FengJiaAn (48 posts) -
The balloon can be shot down with a slingshot which can be bought at Tom Nook's story or cranny, afetr shooting 8 balloons down you get th egolden slingshot most of the time (What I think) the gift is a Mario furniture or something that has to do with Mario since every balloon I shot so far was a mario furniture.
#19 Posted by Pices (3910 posts) -
And if you shot down a certain amount of presents, you'll find 3 ballons attached to a GOLDEN slingshot. You should then take it down..
#20 Posted by psp8976 (4310 posts) -
to get gloden slingshot u have to shote down about 10 or iteams from the sky
#22 Posted by ThursdayDove196 (18 posts) -

I found a lamp on the ground, does anyone know what that does?wizmaster188

Somebody might have dropped it in your town or you shook a tree or something

#23 Posted by SSBFan12 (11981 posts) -
Tom Nooks sells slingshots and with the slingshot you can shoot the present down.
#24 Posted by johnnilo (1 posts) -
The balloon comes on the "5's" by the clock....look at the north end of the town...helps to use the up arrow button.
#25 Posted by martinX3X (4488 posts) -

I found a chair in one.

#26 Posted by Gamingclone (5224 posts) -

The balloon comes on the "5's" by the clock....look at the north end of the town...helps to use the up arrow button.johnnilo

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