Slingshot

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Artwork of a player with a slingshot from Animal Crossing: New Leaf

The Slingshot is a tool introduced in Animal Crossing: Wild World and appearing in all subsequent games. It is primarily used to knock presents down from balloons, as well as other objects moving through the sky.

Usage[edit]

Using a slingshot will fire a pellet directly above the player. The pellet will pop any balloons floating overhead, knock Pete the postman out of the sky, and cause Gulliver's UFO to crash land in town. In New Leaf, it's possible to pop the balloons carrying presents using another tool as they ascend or descend over the cliff on the edge of town. In New Horizons, the slingshot has a more noticeably forward-tilted shooting angle, so the player does not need to be directly underneath the balloon. Additionally, unlike in previous games, the Slingshot in New Horizons will break after a number of uses, though one can be crafted with five pieces of hardwood.

More advanced variations of the slingshot can also be obtained. The Silver Slingshot and Golden Slingshot can shoot more pellets at once, increasing the chance of knocking objects out of the sky. In New Leaf it's possible to obtain the Golden Slingshot before the Silver Slingshot as both items have the same prerequisites to appear in town. Silver Slingshots can also continue to appear as floating presents an infinite number of times.

Obtaining[edit]

In Wild World[edit]

Item Image Buy Price Sell Price Available From Info
Slingshot Slingshot WW Icon.png 500 Bells 125 Bells Tom Nook Fires a single pellet directly above the player
Golden Slingshot Golden Slingshot WW Icon.png Not for Sale 125 Bells Appears as a single-balloon floating present (with a golden balloon) after shooting down 14 balloon presents Fires three pellets directly above the player

In City Folk[edit]

Item Image Buy Price Sell Price Available From Info
Slingshot Slingshot CF Icon.png 500 Bells 125 Bells Tom Nook Fires a single pellet directly above the player
Silver Slingshot Silver Slingshot CF Icon.png 500 Bells 125 Bells Tom Nook Fires two pellets directly above the player
Golden Slingshot Golden Slingshot CF Icon.png Not for Sale 125 Bells Appears as a triple-balloon floating present after shooting down 14 balloon presents Fires three pellets directly above the player

In New Leaf[edit]

Item Image Buy Price Sell Price Available From Info
Slingshot Slingshot NL Icon.png 500 Bells 125 Bells Timmy and Tommy
Available for sale after store expands into T&T Mart
Fires a single pellet directly above the player
Silver Slingshot Silver Slingshot NL Icon.png 500 Bells 125 Bells Appears as a double-balloon floating present after shooting down 14 balloon presents Fires two pellets directly above the player
Golden Slingshot Golden Slingshot NL Icon.png Not for Sale 125 Bells Appears as a triple-balloon floating present after shooting down 14 balloon presents Fires three pellets directly above the player

In New Horizons[edit]

Slingshots in New Horizons will break after a specific amount of uses. Popping balloons will reduce a slingshot's durability. A slingshot's durability is not reduced when shooting the slingshot and failing to hit any balloons.

Item Image Buy Price Sell Price Available From DIY Materials Durability
Slingshot Slingshot (Red) NH Icon.png 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 900 Bells 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 225 Bells Crafting, Timmy and Tommy Hardwood NH Inv Icon.png 5× Hardwood
Breaks after 20 uses
Colorful slingshot Colorful Slingshot NH Icon.png 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 2,500 Bells 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 625 Bells Upgraded Nook's Cranny - Breaks after 20 uses
Outdoorsy slingshot Outdoorsy Slingshot NH Icon.png 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 2,500 Bells 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 625 Bells Upgraded Nook's Cranny - Breaks after 20 uses
Golden Slingshot Golden Slingshot NH Icon.png Not for sale 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 10,300 Bells Crafting Gold Nugget NH Inv Icon.png 1× Gold Nugget

Slingshot NH Inv Icon.png 1× Slingshot
Breaks after 60 uses

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

European French Lance-pierres Stone launcher

Italian Fionda Slingshot