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Balloons

First Level Appearance

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Special

Allows passive flight

Durability

Undetachable (Pops on contact with terrain or when you press the Pop button however)

Balloons are items in Bad Piggies, first introduced on When Pigs Fly.

Use

Balloons are used to lift up vehicles, but only connects to Boxes or pigs. These are useful if the player wants to go up, or when the level gives no other items that lifts boxes up, such as Fireworks, and Helicopter Rotors.

Physics

Balloons comes in 3 packs: Single, Double, and Triple Balloons, categorized by how much space they occupy in the build grid and their lifting force. They can't be broken, but they will only attach to pigs or boxes. They will pop when clicking the button to pop a single balloon (random pick, there is only one button for all balloons). They will also pop on contact with a terrain form.

Variations

  • One-star variations include stars and cakes.
  • Two-star variations include ducks and fish.
  • Three-star variations include King Pig, bananas and ghosts.
  • The Ghost variation comes with unique sounds when it is popped. Some of these sounds are from Angry Birds: Epic.
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One Double Balloons surprisingly seems to be weaker than 2 single balloons

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The triple balloons did not manage to lift the boxes, but the 3 single balloons can.

Trivia

  • If single balloons are placed under the pig, they will phase through it eventually.
  • Balloons are exact opposites of Sandbags.
  • Grappling Hooks can (but sometimes won't) pop balloons.
  • They have a glitch in that if they are forced into the same space as Freckled Pig they will cause his pupils to disappear. (Patched)
  • Balloons are the only item that can passively blow up TNT on contact.