A Balloon is an object that appears constantly throughout the series.
In Rayman 1
In Rayman 2
In Rayman 3
Balloons make a bigger appearance in this game than any other in the series. Rayman and the Hoodlums both use balloons as a means of travel. Big balloons are known as Hoodlum Zeppelins and carry various Hoodlums from one place to another. They cannot be destroyed and have drawings of Black Lums on their sides. Smaller balloons are used by the Hoodlums as a means of travel and are usually found deep within their territory. They like using the smaller balloons because they are sporty, exotic and good at weeding out clumsier soldiers. Balloons are also tied to cages that the Teensies are suspended in. They also star in a minigame, appropriately called "Balloons".