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BULL'S EYE! I got the golden slingshot! I'm right on target!
― The player, upon receiveing the Golden Slingshot in Wild World.


The Slingshot is a Tool in the Animal Crossing series which is used to knock down objects directly above in the air. It was introduced in Wild World.

Usage

The slingshot can be used to shoot down things flying in the sky, like the balloons you've no doubt seen!

It can't be used indoors, though. When you are outside, equip it from your pockets window!

By just pressing (A), you can easily aim and release your shot! Pew pew!
― Timmy/Tommy's explanation for the slingshot, New Leaf


Slingshots are used to knock objects out of the sky in the series. They are commonly used to pop balloons carrying presents, but can also be used to knock down Pete and Gulliver in some of the games. If the player holds down the 'A' button while using any of the slingshots, the slingshot will not fire but will wait for the player to let go of the 'A' button to then do so.

In New Leaf, the player can pop balloons without needing a slingshot by hitting them with another tool as they ascend or descend over a cliff. This counts towards slingshot-related tasks, such as badges, the Slingshot Sniper Initiative, and collecting the silver and golden slingshots. It is possible to complete all slingshot-related tasks in the game without ever using a slingshot.

In New Horizons, the slingshot has 20 uses before breaking. The slingshot can be crafted using a DIY recipe or bought from a Timmy and Tommy store. Unlike previous appearances, the golden slingshot does not shoot three pellets, has durability, and must be crafted from a DIY recipe obtained by shooting down the present with a golden balloon that appears after popping 300 balloons.

Obtaining

In Wild World

Name Obtained from Buy Price Sale Price Info
Slingshot.gif
Slingshot Tom Nook's Store 500 Bells 125 Bells Shoots one pellet.
Golden Slingshot.gif
Golden Slingshot Shooting down 14 balloons, with the 15th carrying the golden slingshot. If the slingshot is missed, 14 more must be shot down. Can't Buy - Shoots three pellets.

In City Folk

Name Obtained from Buy Price Sale Price Info
Slingshot.png
Slingshot Tom Nook's Store 500 Bells 125 Bells Shoots one pellet
Slingshot silver.png
Silver Slingshot Tom Nook's Store
(Rare)
500 Bells 125 Bells Shoots two pellets
Slingshot gold.png
Gold Slingshot Shoot down 8 balloons. The 9th will be the Golden Slingshot
It will re-appear.
Can't Buy - Shoots three pellets

In New Leaf

"Sweet! I got a golden slingshot! I can shoot three pellets at once!" —New Leaf
Name Obtained from Buy Price Sale Price Info
Acnl-slingshot.png
Slingshot T&T Mart onwards 500 Bells 125 Bells Shoots one pellet.
Silver Slingshot (New Leaf icon).PNG
Silver Slingshot Shoot down 14 balloons
Regularly occurs. More than one can be obtained.
Can't Buy 125 Bells Shoots two pellets.
Golden Slingshot (New Leaf icon).PNG
Golden Slingshot Shoot down 14 balloons
Regularly occurs.
Can't Buy - Shoots three pellets
  • Note: The golden slingshot may be obtained before the silver slingshot, as both have the same requirements to appear.

In New Horizons

Image Name Obtained from Purchase price Sale price Crafting materials Durability
NH-Slingshot.png Slingshot Purchased from the cabinet at Nook's Cranny. 900 PC-icon-Bells-coin.png 225 PC-icon-Bells-coin.png 5x NH-hardwood-icon.pnghardwood 20
NH-Golden slingshot.png Golden Slingshot Recipe obtained after popping a golden balloon which spawns after popping 300 balloons. * * 1x NH-slingshot-icon.pngslingshot
1x NH-gold nugget-icon.pnggold nugget
60
ACNH-Slingshot-Colorful.png Colorful slingshot Purchased from the cabinet at Nook's Cranny after the first upgrade. 2,500 PC-icon-Bells-coin.png * Uncraftable 20
NH-Slingshot-Outdoorsy.png Outdoorsy slingshot Purchased from the cabinet at Nook's Cranny after the first upgrade. 2,500 PC-icon-Bells-coin.png * Uncraftable 20

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