When held by a Pokémon, the Pokémon will float into the air. When the holder is attacked, this item will burst.
This item did not appear in any previous games.
The Air Balloon (ふうせん, Balloon) is an in-battle effect item that was first introduced in Generation V. It is a held item that protects its holder from Ground-type attacks, but is broken when the holder is attacked directly . The Air Balloon can be bought for 48BP at the Battle Subway.