During Dr. Eggman's early rule over Mobotropolis, a number of Ball Hogs would engage the newly formed Freedom Fighters with little success as the heroes fought to reclaim their city. (SSD: #8)
Ball Hog is able to deploy small bombs from its belly.
Ball Hog was modeled after the like named badnik (known as Ton-ton in Japan) from the Genesis and Game Gear game Sonic the Hedgehog, both times appearing only in the Scrap Brain Zone. The game version appears only atop steep slopes with the intention of rolling balls down them. In the Genesis version, Ballhog was Magenta with a teal nose, while in the Game Gear version he was pink with a yellow nose.