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Balloon is a vehicle in Densetsu no Starfy and Densetsu no Starfy 2. It looks like a hot air balloon. When using it, Starfy holds on to the rope. It is taught to Starfy by Mekani-jiisan in both games.
A certain door in the Coral Reef leads to a room where Starfy will meet Mekani-jiisan, who will take Starfy to a quick demo where he will learn to use the Balloon.
In Densetsu no Starfy 2, Mekani-jiisan is found in Gluglug Lagoon (Stage 2-3). The Balloon can be upgraded by meeting Mekani-jiisan again in the same location after defeating Ogura for the first time. The upgraded version unlocks extra secret levels in certain stages in addition to the ones unlocked after completing the main game. With the upgraded version it looks more like a mini blimp. The upgrade allows Starfy to be able to move faster by using the B button.
Use the control pad to move. Press the A button repeatedly to make it go higher. The balloon will fall A button is not pressed. If it collides with spikes or an enemy Starfy will panic and restart from the last room he was in.
- This ability, along with Kigurumi, are the only transformation abilities that appear in more than one game with the same name.