The Sparkle Badnik is immobile and doesn't look very threatening, but it comes with a nasty surprise. Encountered in Sonic 3's Carnival Night Zone, Sparkles remain motionless and charge up energy within their diminuitive bodies. At full power, they emit a flash of light and teleport to the surface immediately above or below them. At the same time as the teleport, they also release two blasts of electricity to zap nearby enemies. It takes a little while for them to charge up power and they are completely vulnerable whilst they do so.