A Distraction Ball is an experimental piece of technology that was designed by Makes-Things to be used to distract canon characters while PPC agents do their work. Unfortunately, the Distraction Ball works on all canon characters—which includes many PPC agents. Only self-insert PPC agents can use it without being distracted by its extremely shiny nature; even then, some are distracted anyway. The Distraction Ball has become unpopular even among agents who can use it, thanks to its tendency to hypnotize their partners.
The Distraction Ball looks like a ball of pretty floating lights. A sharp smack to the head can generally snap someone out of the hypnotic trance it induces.