avoiding giant Cactus Balls.
Green, purple, light yellow (giant variant) Green, orange, light yellow (small variant)
Purple (giant variant) Orange (small variant)
Spike protrusion Enhanced jump
Cactus Ball is an enemy that appears in  . It is a type of sentient cactus that rolls around.
Sonic Lost World
Cactus Balls resemble spherical green cactuses with lines of spiky spines and a pink flower on top. They also have a face on the front which consists of two purple eyes and a mouth with two fangs. They display a disinterested expression on their face.
A smaller Cactus Ball in
Desert Ruins Zone 4.
Wii U version, Cactus Balls appear in Desert Ruins Zone 1 and 4, as well as Sky Road Zone 4. They come in two sizes: giant and tiny. In Desert Ruins, the giant ones appear in Zone 1 and 4 where they roll around in groups, and the smaller ones appear in Zone 4, where they bounce left and right in slow patterns. In Sky Road Zone 4, giant Cactus Balls serve as obstacles during the sand sliding sections, where they rise from the sand behind Sonic and roll after him. The player is unable to defeat them by any means.
Nintendo 3DS version of the game, giant Cactus Balls appear in Desert Ruins Zone 1 and 3. Like in the Wii U version, Cactus Balls either remain stationary or roll back and forth in linear patterns. Cactus Balls are invulnerable to regular attacks, but they can be reduced to rubble by the Indigo Asteroid and be used to enlarge the Asteroid Ring.
↑ In the game's files, this enemy is simply named "Cactus Balls".
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