Tom Nook will have a slingshot for sale in his shop that you can use to shoot down balloon presents, UFOs, and Pete the Pelican. The slingshot just shoots one stone, straight up into the air. It can be pretty tricky to shoot things down with the slingshot. However, it is possible to get a special golden slingshot, which shoots three stones: one goes straight up, like before, but the one on the left shoots up and at an angle to the left, while the one on the right shoots up and at an angle to the right. This expanding pattern covers more of the sky. Having the golden slingshot makes it much easier to shoot things down from the sky because your aim does not need to be nearly as accurate as it needs to be with the regular slingshot. Here is how to get the golden slingshot.
To get the golden slingshot, you need to shoot down balloon presents. In fact, you need to shoot down a bunch of balloon presents: 16 in total. When you do that, the sixteenth present will be a golden toolbox with a yellow balloon. Shoot down the golden toolbox. When you pick it up and look at it in your pocket, you will see that it is the golden slingshot!
But what if I miss the golden slingshot?
If you miss the 16th present, also known as the golden slingshot, don’t fret. The next present to go by will be a normal present, but the one after that will be another golden slingshot.
Slingshot techniques and tips
To shoot at items in the sky, your character needs to be in the north part of your town. If your character is too far south, the slingshot pellets will not be able to reach floating objects. Also, be sure not to shoot down balloon presents when you’re standing near water, because the items will fall into the water and be lost. Also, since balloon presents and other items move across the sky, you should shoot the slingshot before the item passes over your head. The timing is more difficult if you are using the regular slingshot, so be sure to get the golden slingshot as soon as you can.
When do the balloon presents fly by?
The balloon presents can appear between 10AM and 3PM, and they will appear when the minutes on your town clock match the pattern XX:X3. So a present might fly by at 10:03, 12:33, or 2:43, for example. Be sure to run up to the north part of town to shoot it down. If you are too far south, your slingshot stone will miss!
It is not guaranteed that a balloon present will fly by at a XX:X3 minute. Having good Feng Shui might help make more balloons appear. If a balloon appears, it will be gone from the sky by XX:X5. Make sure you do not make the present land in water, because you will not have any way to recover it from the water!
How many times does a balloon present appear in the sky each day? Five times an hour, and six hours, equals thirty times per day.
What types of items will I get?
Balloon presents carry furniture inside. Every town in Animal Crossing: Wild World is assigned a letter: either A, B, or C. Each letter represents a selection of furniture that is most likely to appear in Tom Nook’s store and from other sources, like trees, and neighbor gifts. Furniture not in that group is much less likely to appear in your town. However, balloon items are always going to be carrying furniture from a different furniture group from the group that was randomly assigned to your town! This means that shooting down balloon presents is a good way to get furniture items that are usually rare.
One of the most sought-after tools in Animal Crossing: Wild World is also one of the hardest to obtain. To get one, you need to go through a lengthy trading sequence that depends partly on luck.
Step 1: Buy Red Turnip Seeds from Joan
On any Sunday, before noon, Joan will be in your town selling turnips. To start the trading sequence for the golden axe, buy some red turnip seeds from Joan. Keep the seeds in your house somewhere, like in a drawer. Now you’re ready for the next step in the trading sequence.
Step 2: Grow a Red Turnip and Give it to Wendell
Now, you have to wait around for Wendell the walrus to show up in your town. This will happen randomly, some time between Monday and Friday, on a day when Crazy Redd is not in your town. Because of the random nature of Wendell’s visits, it could take a long time before he shows up in your town, so you’ll have to be patient.
On the day that Wendell shows up, bury your Red Turnip Seeds, and then dig them up right away. You will have a tiny Red Turnip. Take it to Wendell and give it to him to eat. Wendell will give you a reward. The reward will be either a Turban or a Country Guitar (it’s random.) The one that you need for the Golden Axe is the Turban. If you get the Country Guitar, give it to K.K. Slider when he is in the café on a Saturday night and he will give you his picture. Unfortunately, if you do not get a Turban, you will have to start the trading sequence over again from the beginning.
Step 3: Give the Turban to Saharah
If you get the Turban, keep it in your house, and then wait for Saharah to visit your town. As with Wendell, Saharah might randomly visit your town on a day between Monday and Friday on a day when Redd isn’t there. On a day when Saharah visits, put your Turban in your pocket, and then talk to Saharah. She will notice that you are carrying a Turban. Give it to her, and she will give you either a Massage Chair or a Red Vase. The Massage Chair is what you need to get the Golden Axe. If you have the Massage Chair, then you have everything that you need to get the Golden Axe. There are a couple more trades to do, but they don’t give you random items like with Wendell and Saharah. If you do get the Red Vase, take it into Crazy Redd’s shop on a day when he visits, and he will ask you for it, and in return he will give you a Safe, which you can give to Tom Nook to get Tom Nook’s picture. Unfortunately, if you get the Red Vase, you will have to start the trading sequence over from the beginning.
Step 4: Give the Massage Chair to Tortimer
Now, wait for a day when Tortimer is standing outside, and give him the Massage Chair. He will give you the Scallop in return. To meet Tortimer, if you catch all the bugs or fish, he will be outside of your house. Otherwise, he will be outside on the following days:
- January 1 – New Year’s Day
- January’s third Sunday – Fishing Tourney
- February’s second week – Bright Nights
- February’s fourth Sunday – Fishing Tourney
- March’s third Sunday – Fishing Tourney
- April’s second week – Flower Fest
- April’s fourth Sunday – Fishing Tourney
- May’s third Sunday – Fishing Tourney
- June’s third Sunday – Bug Off
- July’s third Sunday – Bug Off
- August’s Saturdays – Fireworks Show
- August’s third Sunday – Bug Off
- September’s third Sunday – Bug Off
- October’s fourth Sunday – Fishing Tourney
- November’s third Sunday – Fishing Tourney
- December’s third Sunday – Fishing Tourney
- December 31 – Countdown
Step 5: Give the Scallop to Pascal
Now you need to wait for Pascal to randomly visit your town. He randomly visits your town just like Wendell and Saharah, showing up on a day between Monday and Friday when Crazy Redd is not in town. The gatekeeper will not be aware of Pascal being in town, because Pascal arrives by the beach and not through the gate, so be sure to check the beach on the days when you don’t have any other visitors in town, because Pascal stands there when he visits. When you give the Scallop to Pascal, he gives you the Golden Axe.
Today’s Fish and Bugs in Animal Crossing: Wild World
You can catch the following bugs and fish in your game right now, if the current date in your game is June 7.This page will automatically update its contents so you can always find the current fish and bugs in your game. There might be some issues with this page not showing correct bugs and fish.
Bugs you can catch now
- Bee (in-tree)
- Ant (turnips)
- Snail (on-flowers)
- Flea (on-villager)
- Pillbug (rock)
- Fly (trash)
- Cockroach (turnips)
- Spider (in-tree)
Fish you can catch now
- Crucian Carp (river)
- Barbel Steed (river)
- Carp (river)
- Goldfish (river)
- Killifish (pond)
- Crawfish (pond)
- Frog (pond)
- Black Bass (river)
- Seahorse (ocean)
- Clownfish (ocean)
- Zebra Turkeyfish (ocean)
- Horse Mackerel (ocean)
- Barred Knifejaw (ocean)
- Sea Bass (ocean)
- Red Snapper (ocean)
- Olive Flounder (ocean)
- Octopus (ocean)
List of Bugs
The following is a list of all bugs in Animal Crossing: Wild World. Some of the columns can be sorted from biggest to smallest, or vice versa. You can see the price that you can get from Tom Nook if you sell him these bugs. Use this bug list to help you catch the bugs that you need in the town museum.
|Time of Day||Month range|
|1||Common Butterfly||90||Near Flowers||4AM-7PM||Mar-Jul|
|2||Yellow Butterfly||90||Near Flowers||8AM-5PM||Mar-Jul|
|3||Tiger Butterfly||160||Near Flowers||8AM-5PM||Mar-Jul|
|4||Peacock Butterfly||220||Near Flowers||8AM-5PM||Mar-Jul|
|5||Monarch Butterfly||140||Near Flowers||8AM-5PM||Oct-Oct|
|6||Emperor Butterfly||2500||Near Flowers||8AM-5PM||Jul-Oct|
|7||Agrias Butterfly||3000||Near Flowers||8AM-5PM||Jul-Oct|
|8||Birdwing Butterfly||3000||Near Flowers||8AM-5PM||Jul-Oct|
|10||Oak Silk Moth||1200||On Tree||7PM-4AM||Jul-Oct|
|12||Bee||4500||In Tree||All day||All year|
|16||Orchid Mantis||2400||On Flowers||8AM-5PM||Aug-Dec|
|17||Brown Cicada||200||On Tree||8AM-5PM||Jul-Aug|
|18||Robust Cicada||300||On Tree||8AM-5PM||Jul-Aug|
|19||Walker Cicada||400||On Tree||8AM-5PM||Jul-Aug|
|20||Evening Cicada||550||On Tree||4AM-8AM||Jul-Aug|
|21||Lantern Fly||1800||On Tree||5PM-7PM||Jul-Oct|
|25||Ant||80||Turnips||All day||All year|
|27||Snail||250||On Flowers||All day||May-Oct|
|31||Mole Cricket||280||Ground||All day||Dec-May|
|34||Fruit Beetle||100||On Tree||All day||Jul-Aug|
|35||Scarab Beetle||6000||On Tree||11PM-8AM||Jul-Aug|
|37||Goliath Beetle||6000||On Tree||7PM-8AM||Jul-Aug|
|39||Jewel Beetle||2400||On Tree||8AM-5PM||Jul-Aug|
|40||Longhorn Beetle||260||On Tree||8AM-5PM||Jul-Aug|
|41||Saw Stag Beetle||2000||On Tree||All day||Jul-Aug|
|42||Stag Beetle||2000||On Tree||7PM-8AM||Jul-Aug|
|43||Giant Beetle||10000||On Tree||11PM-8AM||Jul-Aug|
|44||Rainbow Stag||10000||On Tree||7PM-8AM||Jul-Oct|
|45||Dynastid Beetle||1350||On Tree||7PM-8AM||Jul-Aug|
|46||Atlas Beetle||8000||On Tree||7PM-8AM||Jul-Aug|
|47||Elephant Beetle||8000||On Tree||7PM-8AM||Jul-Aug|
|48||Hercules Beetle||12000||On Tree||11PM-8AM||Jul-Aug|
|49||Flea||70||On Villager||All day||Mar-Dec|
|50||Pillbug||250||Rock||All day||All year|
|52||Fly||60||Trash||All day||All year|
|53||Cockroach||5||Turnips||All day||All year|
|54||Spider||300||In Tree||All day||Mar-Dec|
List of Fish
The following is a list of all fish in Animal Crossing: Wild World. Use this fish list to help you catch the fish that you need in the town museum.
|Environment||Time of Day||Month range|
|3||Crucian Carp||120||River||All day||Jan-Dec|
|5||Barbel Steed||200||River||All day||Jan-Dec|
|19||Yellow Perch||240||River||All day||Oct-Mar|
|20||Black Bass||300||River||All day||All year|
|21||Pond Smelt||300||Pool||All day||Dec-Mar|
|28||King Salmon||1800||River||All day||Oct-Oct|
|36||Sea Butterfly||1000||Ocean||All day||Dec-Mar|
|40||Zebra Turkeyfish||400||Ocean||All day||May-Dec|
|41||Puffer Fish||240||Ocean||All day||Jul-Oct|
|42||Horse Mackerel||150||Ocean||All day||All year|
|43||Barred Knifejaw||5000||Ocean||All day||Mar-Dec|
|44||Sea Bass||160||Ocean||All day||All year|
|45||Red Snapper||3000||Ocean||All day||All year|
|47||Olive Flounder||800||Ocean||All day||All year|
|52||Blue Marlin||10000||Ocean||All day||Jul-Oct|
|56||Coelacanth||15000||Ocean During Rain||4PM-9AM||All year|