Teleport Balls (also referred to as Switch Balls) are objects which appeared in Sonic Heroes.
Switch Balls are found exclusively in Hang Castle and Mystic Mansion and perform one of two functions: In Hang Castle, a Switch will flip the level upside down, and in Mystic Mansion it will teleport the team to other locations in the mansion or make minor changes to a room (including spawning enemies). Switch Balls may appear on their own or in a group up to 3. When touched, they will release a bright light which will permeate from the middle of the screen. Once triggered, the switch becomes inactive and teams cannot return to where they came from using that switch.
The pad the teleport switch rests on or floats above (Depending on what state the switch is in)
Flash effect when the switch has been activated.
The switch is a teleporter in Mystic Mansion which will teleport the team to another area when it has been touched.
The ball is dark when it has telepoted the team to another area. These dark balls without the glow effect cannot teleport the team back or to another area.
A switch ball seen in Hang Castle which inverts the level upside down when touched.
The glowing symbols on the switch.
The flash effect blending is additive due to weird graphics on the PS2 version of Sonic Heroes.