The Warp Flower, also called the Purple Flower, is a gimmick that appears in Sonic Heroes. It is a large, metallic flower that can warp Team Chaotix to different places in a Stage.
The Warp Flower resembles a large mechanized cross between a thistle and a rose. It has a slightly twisted plant stem with cone-shaped leaves and a pink, bulb-like head with three petals. When inactive, the Warp Flower is like an immature flower with its petals closed, but when active, its petals open, revealing a glowing pad in the center. Supposedly, Charmy can teleport between Warp Flowers thanks to his mysterious ability to warp between flowers.
The Warp Flowers appear exclusively in Team Chaotix's Stages. In gameplay, they can be used by the player to teleport Team Chaotix between locations with Warp Flowers. When using the Warp Flower, it will glow pink and the screen will briefly turn white as it teleports Team Chaotix to another location in the Stage, right on top of another Warp Flower. Sometimes, the Warp Flowers cannot be used until the player finds a switch, and other times their heads can contain Item Box items or are simply platforms. Also, active Warp Flowers can be used both ways.
To activate an inactive Warp Flower in gameplay, the player must have Team Chaotix in Fly Formation with Charmy as the leader and then press // up close to use the Sting Attack on it. The player then has to step on the Warp Flower's pad to teleport.
↑Guess, Gerald (6 January 2004). "Stage Maps". Sonic Heroes: Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Prima Games. p. 135. ISBN 0761544496.
↑Sonic Heroes (PlayStation 2) European instruction manual pg. 11