30 Best SpongeBob Squarepants Characters You Should Know

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Do you remember the famous cartoon show SpongeBob Squarepants? Today, we will consider the most popular Spongebob characters in the post. SpongeBob Squarepants has been ruling the hearts since the late 1990s. As you know, it is one of the most liked cartoons ever.

We have compiled a list of the 30 most popular characters from the Spongebob Squarepants series. From the main characters like Spongebob, Patrick Star, and Mr Krabs to supporting characters like Bubble Bass, and King Neptune, we have included the best ones. Here we go, let’s explore the list and learn more about them.

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1- SpongeBob SquarePants

SpongeBob SquarePants

Here is the central character of the show, SpongeBob Squarepants. He is an adorable sea sponge who works at Mr. Krusty Krab’s fast food restaurant. He is one of the most popular cartoon characters ever since his debut. Thomas James Kenny aka Tom Kenny gave the voiceover to Spongebob.

SpongeBob spends much of his free time playing with his best friend, Patrick Star. They are childhood friends and are members of the “Best Friends Forever Club”. He dons a tall white hat with a little blue anchor image as his outfit when working at Krusty Krab.

2- Mr. Krabs

SpongeBob characters: Mr. Krabs

Mr. Krabs is a greedy red crab who owns the restaurant Krusty Krab. He also possesses long eyestalks, a crinkled snout, big claws, and short, sharp legs. He wears a light blue shirt and slacks, with a black belt. When he emerges from his shell, he has a wrinkled pink body.

Other than that, he wants more money to earn and save. He once observed SpongeBob pick up a penny off the pavement and attempted everything from creating a mock movie theater to holding a fake fundraiser to collect it from him.

3- Patrick Star

Patrick Star

Patrick Star is a recurring character and one of the best friends of SpongeBob. Bill Fagerbakke is behind the voice of Patrick. The coral-pink starfish has a quick temper and occasionally shows psychopathic behavior if anything irritates him.

Patrick is Sam Star’s brother and the son of Herb and Margie Star. His lack of intelligence irritates SpongeBob and Patrick, as well as causes issues for him and Squidward. He dwells beneath a rock in the underwater metropolis of Bikini Bottom. Patrick has a different family in The Patrick Star Show.

4- Plankton and Karen

Plankton and Karen

Plankton and Karen are one of the antagonists in the SpongeBob Squarepants series. Mr. Lawrence and Jill Talley voiced them respectively. Karen and Plankton are the married owners of Chum Bucket, a failed restaurant. Plankton is an intelligent planktonic copepod, while Karen is a waterproof supercomputer. Plankton and Mr. Krabs are rivals.

The Planktons had important parts in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. Karen is more important to Plankton than he is to her. Without her, Plankton cannot devise viable plans and forgets how to do simple duties such as blinking, as shown in “Komputer Overload.”

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5- Squidward Tentacles

SpongeBob characters: Squidward Tentacles

Rodger Bumpass voiced the popular character Squidward Tentacles. Squidward made his debut with the pilot episode “Help Wanted”. He is the cashier at the Krusty Krab restaurant. However, he didn’t like his job at all. Spongebob and Patrick’s jolly behavior irritates him a lot as Squidward is a pompous, short-tempered, introverted person.

Despite having squid in his name, he is not a squid. He is an octopus with the qualities of a squid. Squidward also appeared in theme parks, trading cards, toys, comics, and board games as well. He lost his long blonde hair after Jim left the Krusty Krab.

6- Mrs. Puff

Mrs. Puff

One of the famous characters from the Spongebob Squarepants series, Mrs. Puff is a pufferfish. She is the mentor at the Boating School who used to wear a sailor uniform. Mrs. Puff’s Boating School is connected to a submerged lighthouse. She also appeared in the films The Spongebob Squarepants Movie and The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.

Throughout the series, SpongeBob is one of the dearest students to Mrs. Puff. Mrs. Puff has become well-known and infamous among the police officers of Bikini Bottom. She has been arrested several times as a result of SpongeBob’s tendency to crash boats and wreak widespread devastation.

7- Gary the Snail

Gary the Snail

Another interesting small character from the series, is Spongebob’s pet snail, Gary. Garold Gareth Gary Star has a blue body, green-yellow slime, and pink peach shell. His shell has purple spots and a red swirl. His shell changes its color to purple in the dark. He worked in various positions like a waiter, restaurant bouncer, cashier, fry cook, etc.

Spongebob used to ask Gary for advice when he got confused. Gary on the other hand, sometimes gets irritated. He didn’t like taking baths at all. His eating habits are absurd. Spot and Gary are best friends and used to play with each other at night.

8- Sandy Cheeks

SpongeBob characters: Sandy Cheeks

Sandy Cheeks is a cute squirrel who wears a diving suit usually and lives underwater. She is an immediate friend of Spongebob. She lives in a bubble-like dome to survive in the water. Sandy is an extremely intelligent scientist. She made her airsuit and helmet. Apart from this, she excelled in karate and rodeo.

Moreover, she joined Treedome Enterprises. They sent her down to Bikini Bottom to examine marine life. Carolyn Lawrence gives Sandy Cheeks’ voice. She’s also allergic to saltwater breath. Sandy is the sole terrestrial creature; she breathes air rather than water.

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9- Patchy the Pirate


Patchy the Pirate is the live-action host of the show’s special episodes. The voice actor of Spongebob, Tom Kenny portrayed the character of Patchy. He wears a black eye patch and a hook. Patchy is the president of the fictitious SpongeBob SquarePants fan club, which he formed.

Patchy has also appeared in animation, with two distinct designs. The animated design of the character appears in It’s a SpongeBob Christmas! and the SpongeBob Moves In! game. Another animated appearance was in SpongeBob’s Road to Christmas.

10- Pearl Krabs

Pearl Krabs

Pearl Krabs is a sperm whale who lives in a hollow anchor. She is the daughter of Mr. Krabs. He wants her daughter to inherit the business afterward. Pearl has gray skin and is significantly taller than the other characters. She has blonde hair, blue eyes, and a red heart shape on the nose.

Pearl is one of the rare characters having one eye on each side of her head, indicating that she possesses monocular vision. She is a cheerful character who wants to fit in with the Bikini Bottom residents. She is amazing at mathematics but sometimes behaves like an emotional, stupid person for no reason.

11- French Narrator

SpongeBob characters: French Narrator

The French Narrator is a sea diver in the Spongebob Squarepants series. He has a French accent and examines the people of Bikini Bottom. The narrator is commonly heard at the start and finish of episodes, establishing the scenario.

The French narrator is dressed in a vintage 1900s diving suit with a gold hue. He wears a red beanie cap over his helmet. Tom Kenny voiced the supporting character. In his live-action appearances, Dan Southworth portrayed the French Narrator along with Tom Kenny’s voice.

12- The Flying Dutchman

The Flying Dutchman

The Flying Dutchman is a ghost with a green glow surrounding him, yellow eyes with black irises, a scraggly beard, a pirate cap with a piece missing, a drooping nose, a coat, small pigtails, and a ghostly tail. He is one of the most powerful supernatural entities in the seas, rivaling King Neptune.

Though The Flying Dutchman’s abilities change from episode to episode, he has dependably been able to float and teleport in a cloud of smoke accompanied by a storm. In “Ghoul Fools,” he takes out one of his eyeballs and changes into an atomic bomb before launching himself into the ground.

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13- Potty the Parrot

Potty the Parrot

Potty the Parrot is a supporting character in the series. He is a little green parrot with a flower-shaped collar, a tuft of red and yellow feathers for “hair,” and large googly eyes. Potty co-hosts the show alongside Patchy the Pirate. He co-hosts special episodes with Patchy.

Potty seems to be sarcastic to Patchy, resulting in a rivalry between the two. However, following their disagreements, they typically forgive each other and stay friends. Patchy and Potty are the only significant live-action characters in the show. Potty also splits into two parts after eating too much cookie batter, but quickly recovers.

14- Larry the Lobster

SpongeBob characters: Larry the Lobster

Larry the Lobster made his first appearance in the episode Ripped Pants. He is a red cod lobster who lifeguards the beach Goo Lagoon of the Bikini Bottom. Larry is proud to be a lifeguard, knowing that he is the only thing keeping the Bottomites from drowning.

Larry also ran for Bikini Bottom president against Patrick Star. His campaign slogan is, “Do you want a president who does not drool while thinking?” Vote for Larry.” Doug Lawrence voiced the muscular character. Other than that, Bill Fagarbakke voiced him in the MuscleBob BuffPants and House

15- King Neptune

King Neptune

Royal in nature, King Neptune is famous for using his abilities to intimidate and punish humans for challenging him, even though he strongly believes he is a god. King Neptune makes his debut as Neptune’s royal fry chef in the episode “Neptune’s Spatula.”

He frequently makes size-based judgments about individuals and believes that someone with a magnificent appearance is deserving of him. Neptune also appeared in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. Neptune has a broader nose, a different beard, brighter green skin, and is bald in the film.

16- Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy

Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy

Next up on the list, is the duo Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy. They are two elderly superheroes who reside in retirement homes. Barnacle Boy looks to be the more rational and impatient of the two, while Mermaid Man seems to have memory loss and cries a protracted “evil!” anytime he hears the word.

They are among the only people on Earth who can converse with the people living in Bikini Bottom while breathing underwater. Mermaid Man’s powers stem from his outfit. He can manipulate and call sea animals, swim very quickly, and throw water balloons.

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17- Realistic Fish Head

SpongeBob characters: Realistic Fish Head

Realistic Fish Head aka Mr. Fish is an announcer and anchorman in the Spongebob Squarepants series. In addition to narrating the championship boxing events and the King of Karate movie in Karate Island, he also narrates the Bikini Bottom Zoo’s loudspeaker in The Smoking Peanut.

In addition, he performs the SpongeBob SquarePants theme song and narrates the shows of Barnacle Boy and Mermaid Man. The Realistic Fish Head not only announces happenings in Bikini Bottom but also anchors the news for Bikini Bottom News.

18- Bubble Bass

Bubble Bass

Bubble Bass is an ill-mannered “neckbeard” figure. He breathes deeply and has some difficulty speaking. Bubble Bass collects action figures in large quantities. He is an obese bass with olive-green skin. His tummy is a paler green than the olive-green lips and other areas of his body.

He gets outraged when action figures are mistreated or damaged since he is very protective of them. His favorite television show is The Adventures of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy. Bubble Bass hides pickles behind his tongue, deceiving SpongeBob into believing he has forgotten them.

19- Harold and Margaret SquarePants

Harold and Margaret SquarePants

SpongeBob parents are Mr. Harold SquarePants and Mrs. Margaret SquarePants, who resemble spherical sea sponges more than SpongeBob. It is unknown why SpongeBob and his parents are distinct types of sea sponges, although they are both based on real-life species.

Tom Kenny and Sirena Irwin voiced the characters, Harold and Margaret. Even though his parents don’t appear to reside in Bikini Bottom, they occasionally make time to visit their son. Although they are ashamed that SpongeBob still lacks a driver’s license, they are still proud of him.

20- Perch Perkins

SpongeBob characters: Perch Perkins

The prominent field reporter of the Bikini Bottom News is Perch Perkins. He makes his screen debut in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie and then goes on to appear regularly in the show, starting with “Once Bitten.” Throughout the whole franchise, Perch Perkins’ colors fluctuate.

“Gimme a News Break,” a Kamp Koral episode that revolves around Perch and his co-reporter Harvey, is the sole focal episode in the whole franchise that he had in his debut The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.

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21- Grandma Squarepants

Grandma Squarepants

The paternal grandmother of SpongeBob SquarePants is called Grandma Squarepants. Her favorite things to make are chocolate chip cookies, gingerbread men, and handcrafted sweaters that are stitched with symbolic love. She is so elderly that her age is beyond her memory.

She is SpongeBob’s incredibly loving, kind, and sweet grandma. Grandma also enjoys giving plenty of kisses and is quite loving, as seen by Grandma’s Kisses. She also knows how to cook a coral quiche with seaweed butter.

22- Betsy Krabs

Betsy Krabs

Betsy Mama Krabs is the mother of Mr. Krabs, grandmother of Pearl Krabs, and wife of Krabs Senior. Like her kid, she resides in an anchor home, although it’s pink. Betsy Krabs adores her son and is kind to SpongeBob and Patrick when they first meet.

In her first two episodes, Paul Tibbitt provided her voice, while Sirena Irwin did so in “Enemy In-Law,” “Friend or Foe,” and “Spongicus.” Betsy is not greedy like his son. She treats Mr. Krabs as a child. She has no qualms about punishing Mr. Krabs still in his adulthood.

23- Squilliam Fancyson

SpongeBob characters: Squilliam Fancyson

The immensely affluent and self-serving octopus Squilliam Fancyson debuted in the episode “Band Geeks.” He became Squidward Tentacles’ worst adversary after meeting him in high school. Squilliam looks down on his arch-rival since he has succeeded where Squidward has failed.

Squilliam’s persona is somewhat similar to Squidward’s, except for his unibrow and elegant maroon smoking jacket. He doesn’t hide the fact that he believes his immense riches make him better than other people. Squilliam is one of the arrogant characters from Spongebob Squarepants.

24- Fred


Fred is one of the incidental characters in the Spongebob Squarepants series. He is an ancillary figure that initially shows up in the “Reef Blower” episode. His production order debut was made in “Squeaky Boots.” He fits the description of an accidental hotdog.

The incidentals are a wide range of characters that serve as the show’s primary supporting cast. “Incidental” is the name given to each of them, followed by the model number. They have different names, traits, and jobs, that change with every episode.

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25- Man Ray

Man Ray

Man Ray is a fiery and short-tempered villain who aspires to rule the entire globe. In addition, Man Ray is a tactical wizard who can devise any strategy as the crime is being committed. To physically harm enemies, he may even take off his head and fling it like a boomerang.

Despite having obvious aims, he is a highly cunning person who can fool SpongeBob and Patrick into believing he has turned into a force for good. Man Ray is a skilled fighter who can discharge lethal lasers from his hands. you can see him flying in some episodes.

26- Dirty Bubble

SpongeBob characters: Dirty Bubble

Dirty Bubble is a brown translucent bubble. When he’s shocked, his eyeballs shoot up above his head. He is afraid of sharp things because they can explode him. Apart from that, he also avoids water, soap, or anything that cleanses him because he will lose his identity.

Dirty Bubble first appears in the episode “Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II.” He can fly and float in the air since it is a bubble. He is nice, compassionate, and truthful when he is clean; when he is not, he is malevolent and nasty.

27- Old Man Jenkins

Old Man Jenkins

An old fish named Old Man Jenkins Jr. makes his debut in the episode “The Sponge Who Could Fly.” He was a colloquial term for Incidentals 86 and 91 in episodes before his arrival. In his debut film, he was a small, hairless, dark gray fish who looked a lot like Incidental 80.

Moreover, he had on green overalls, yellow sleeves, and a farmer’s hat. Old guy Jenkins is portrayed as rigid, obstinate, and grumpy.

28- Don the Whale

Don the Whale

Another incidental character from the Spongebob Squarepants, is Don the Whale. He first appeared in the episode “Ripped Pants”. An ancillary figure named the Whale and Don initially appears in the episode “Ripped Pants.”
The powerful orca is dressed in what looks like swim trunks—light blue shorts.

He is spotted dancing in Goo Lagoon among a few other beachgoers and Larry the Lobster. When Bubble Buddy and SpongeBob arrive, SpongeBob urges Bubble Buddy to jiggle his bubble butt.

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29- Flats the Flounder

SpongeBob characters: Flats the Flounder

Flats the Flounder is another supporting character of Spongebob Squarepants. Flats is a supporting character in the show that frequently appears with peripheral characters and typically makes non-speaking appearances.

Earlier, his name was Farley Flatfish in the first season, later his name changed to Flats the Flounder. Patrick is the only person that Flats appears to care about because they were classmates in community college.

30- Sandals


Sandals is an incidental, the second and third seasons often show him as having a stable personality. He is seen as a typically content, upbeat, and modest fish. Like most incidentals, he presently has an erratic voice and personality.

Like Scooter, he was primarily recognized as an incidental character even though, in seasons two and three, he had a rather constant voice and personality.