The frogfish is a gigantic frogfish hybrid who appears in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie as a minor antagonist. He also appears in the video game adaption, the book adaption, Cine-Manga book adaption, and the books Road Trip in 3-D! and Are We There Yet? as well as the video game SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis.


It is a large, light red fish with small lime green eyes, and has a big mouth with pointy white teeth; inside of the mouth is also its tongue. The Frogfish's tongue is purple and resembles an old lady. It also has a dark purple feline-like creature called Mr. Whiskers, both of the creatures can speak. Mr. Whiskers is a cat-like figure which is part of the frogfish.

Role in movie

When SpongeBob attempts to grab the ice cream from the ice cream lady, he realizes it is stuck to her arm. In fright, he bites the substance attached to the arm and starts running from it. The frogfish then reveals itself and chases the Patty Wagon, almost to combustion, but when it gets the wagon, it is eaten by a giant eel from the trench.

Role in video games

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie video game

The frogfish is the first boss in the game, and is fought in the level "I'll Let You Pet Mr. Whiskers." Patrick fights it, due to SpongeBob being flung onto the frogfish's back via its tongue.

When the fight starts, the frogfish will charge towards Patrick. He must move out of the way, so that the frogfish will run to the edge of the arena and nearly fall into the bottomless pit surrounding said arena. Patrick then has to hit it to make it fall out of the arena.

Once the frogfish loses one-third of its health, it will leap over to the arena's entrance and use its tongue to attack Patrick. The tongue acts like a Slammer, and should be attacked before it slams Patrick with the ice cream cone it holds. During this, the frogfish will spit goo at Patrick, like a Flinger does. After its tongue is attacked two times, the frogfish will jump back into the arena and try to charge into Patrick again.

Once the frogfish loses two-thirds of its health, it will once again leap to the arena's entrance and use its tongue to attack Patrick. This time, the tongue acts like a Spinner, so Patrick has to use his smash to hurt it. Other than the tongue's different attack, this phase is identical to phase two.

Once the frogfish's health bar is emptied, it is defeated and Patrick is rewarded with a Goofy Goober token.

SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis

A taxidermied frogfish appears in the first part of the level "Snap Happy!" It is one of the photographable exhibits on display in the Bikini Bottom Museum and is hung from the ceiling. When SpongeBob sees it, he comments "There's huge and then there's huge!"


  • According to Case of the Sponge "Bob", Stephen Hillenburg was fascinated by the habits of Frogfish, so he decided to add this one to the film.
  • It is inspired by the sirens in The Odyssey, from which the film as a whole takes heavy inspiration.
  • In the Game Boy Advance version of The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie video game, the frogfish is the third boss and is called the "Ice Cream Monster."
  • The bonus material on The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie video game reveals that the frogfish's tongue is an old lady selling free ice cream due to the fact by that being what would lure in SpongeBob and Patrick, as compared to the real frogfish having a tongue with the scent of fish food on it.
  • At one point in the movie, the frogfish throws SpongeBob into the Patty Wagon with Patrick, Patrick says "Did you get the ice cream?" The Frogfish then uses the roar "dsposit2" from the Doom series as well as Sharptooth from Land Before Time.
  • The Ice Cream Lady's cat "Mr. Whiskers" has the same name as the bunny from Disney Channel's cartoon series Brandy and Mr. Whiskers.
Atlantis SquarePantis (VE)

Characters:Lord Royal HighnessAtlantean citizensCaptain of the Sea Ship AtlantisKnowledge MachineAtlantean RobotsRobot touristsRed AtlanteanYellow AtlanteanAtlantean royal guardNandoSpongeBob hallucinationAggressive Case of the SnifflesOrange guardBubble SpongeBobVultureDave (cave)Ghostly piratesGermsNorblock FivePedal-throwing robotMagenta thugPale anakiwa thugLight brown thugGreen jellyfishRed jellyfishGhost jellyfishBlack jellyfishMagma jellyfishDiamond JellyfishSteel JellyfishBrown tall fishPurple tug fishPontifexGigantic JellyfishRoyal Guard CommanderLawrence WhelkJohnny

Locations:AtlantisMuseum of AtlantisMuDriving You Nuts!SpongeBob's pineapple gardenSquirrel Museum of NutsSquirrel CityWhelk-MartJellyfish FieldsEncinoGasMusic StationNickelodeon Animation StudioBikini Bottom MuseumAtlantis PalacePlankton's DenAtlantis ParkAtlantis CliffsAtlantis SuburbsBikini BottomKelp ForestShip GraveyardThe Escape RouteThe Bubble RoomThe Art RoomThe Science RoomThe Armoury Room

Objects:Plankton's tankAtlantean amuletSea Ship AtlantisOldest living bubbleGolden spatulaSheet musicMelody ShellsToolkitSpeed BoostersHooksAtlantis bubblesBubble Collector 2000Frampton Comes AliveSquidward tikiCanned BreadAnchor ArmsTackTime ClockNut LauncherPaper clipConveyor beltsPlankton's shoesTreadmillYellow AnchorCombJellyfish netSquidward's clarinetSpongeBob StatuePatrick StatueSquidward Statue

Songs: The Bubble SongFueling the BusMr. Krabs' songSandy's songSquidward's songPlankton's SongGood-Bye, AtlantisBack in Encino

Shorts: Are We There Yet?Beware Flying JellyfishDocumenting Our Road Trip

Miscellaneous: DVDBookVideo gameMobile gameOnline gameAtlantis unofficial songSpongeBob's Director's CommentaryMy Trip to Atlantis - by SpongeBob SquarePantsSpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis SquareOffInside the SpongeBob Animation StudiosBehind the PantisOn the Road AgainFrom the Beginning, Pt.2The Best 200 Episodes EverSpongeBob SquarePants Vol. 7SpongeBob SquarePants Special Collection, Vol. 1The First 100 EpisodesThe Complete Fifth SeasonSeason 5 Volume 2Blitz GamesAltronSpongeBob Z-A CountdownPaparazzi ParadeSwapBob SpareFaceSea-BayHappiness to Go!Best Bikini Bottom Stories Ever!The SpongeBob Super Square Collection

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