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Appearances

Gary was not originally a main character. Stephen Hillenburg created Gary as a background joke; he thought it would be funny if SpongeBob's "pets" were a singing clam named Shelley and a meowing snail named Gary. He included these ideas in his series bible, not as major characters, but as "things in SpongeBob's house." As the first season went into production, the writing team found much more use for Gary than they did for Shelley. Nickelodeon's marketing team also found that Gary "emerged as an unsung hero" in terms of popularity with kids.

For season 2, Gary was promoted to the show's main character sheet.[1] He was the first new main character to be promoted, but he would not be the last; Plankton and Karen were added later. Since his promotion, Gary has appeared in numerous episodes. The vast majority of his roles are background cameos, but he has had a number of significant roles, such as "Have You Seen This Snail?" The third theatrical movie features him as a major plot element.

Episodes

SpongeBob SquarePants

Image # Episode Role in episode
Season 1
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1a
"Help Wanted" (trga) Cameo; SpongeBob talks to him about his big day joining the Krusty Krab crew.
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3b
"Plankton!" (trga) Cameo; He confusingly meows at SpongeBob who is being controlled by Plankton.
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4a
"Naughty Nautical Neighbors" (trga) Cameo; He is sleeping when SpongeBob knocks on his shell.
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4b
"Boating School" (trga) Minor; He tries to get SpongeBob to take him for a walk, and later on he brings his unicycle back to him.
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5b
"Home Sweet Pineapple" (trga) Supporting; Him and SpongeBob keep having to sleep at different places after their Pineapple got destroyed by nematodes.
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6b
"Pickles" (trga) Cameo; SpongeBob puts him in the foghorn alarm to quiet it down.
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7b
"Jellyfish Jam" (trga) Minor; He makes music to calm the jellyfish.
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8a
"Sandy's Rocket" (trga) Cameo; SpongeBob and Patrick capture him because they think he is an alien.
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8b
"Squeaky Boots" (trga) Cameo; He gets annoyed and tunes out the sound of SpongeBob's new squeaky boots.
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9a
"Nature Pants" (trga) Cameo; Him and the gang welcome SpongeBob home.
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9b
"Opposite Day" (trga) Minor; Since it's "Opposite Day", SpongeBob and Patrick act like his pets and later on the three of them imitate Squidward.
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10a
"Culture Shock" (trga) Minor; He recites poetry at the Krusty Krab's talent show.
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11a
"MuscleBob BuffPants" (trga) Cameo; He is skeptical about SpongeBob buying Anchor Arms.
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12a
"The Chaperone" (trga) Minor; He shows SpongeBob the Long Tan and Handsome magazine, which gives SpongeBob an idea on how to dress for Pearl's prom.
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12b
"Employee of the Month" (trga) Cameo; He is seen while SpongeBob is sleeping.
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13a
"Scaredy Pants" (trga) Cameo; Him and SpongeBob are carving a pumpkin and SpongeBob talks to him about how easy it is to scare him.
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13b
"I Was a Teenage Gary" (trga) Major; SpongeBob leaves him in the care of Squidward, and he forgets to feed him, and when he gets a drink of water, he feels better.
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15a
"Sleepy Time" (trga) Minor; SpongeBob goes into his dream, which had a humanoid Gary in a huge library.
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15b
"Suds" (trga) Minor; He tries to get SpongeBob to stay home from work due to being sick.
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16b
"The Paper" (trga) Minor; Him and SpongeBob have fun with a piece of paper.
N/A
17b
"Rock Bottom" (trga) Mentioned; SpongeBob says that he has to go home and feed him.
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19a
"Fools in April" (trga) Minor; SpongeBob plays an April Fool's joke on him where he took away his food bowl and gave him salted clam shells.
N/A
20a
"Hooky" (trga) Cameo (voice); He meows in response to SpongeBob vowing his loyalty to Mr. Krabs.
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20b
"Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II" (trga) Cameo; He keeps meowing in response to SpongeBob trying to reach Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy with the conch signal.
Season 2
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21a
"Your Shoe's Untied" (trga) Supporting; He sees SpongeBob watch a watching a dancing anemone on TV but when SpongeBob see Gary he changes to a sports channel. At the end, Gary reveals that he is able to tie shoes.
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22a
"Something Smells" (trga) Minor; He is disgusted by the smell of SpongeBob's sundae.
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22b
"Bossy Boots" (trga) Cameo; Gary is sad when SpongeBob takes all the toys from Krusty Krab in exchange for one year salary.
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23a
"Big Pink Loser" (trga) Cameo; He meows when Patrick bursts into SpongeBob house knocking over his house of cards.
N/A
24a
"Dying for Pie" (trga) Mentioned; When Squidward wants SpongeBob to explode and attempts try by saying "Gary! You are gonna finish your dessert, and you are gonna like it!".
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26a
"Grandma's Kisses" (trga) Cameo; He is seen in a picture after SpongeBob runs home from work after feeling embarrassed of getting a kiss on the forehead by his his grandmother.
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27a
"Prehibernation Week" (trga) Cameo; SpongeBob comes home to him after doing several activities with Sandy a week before her hibernation.
N/A
27b
"Life of Crime" (trga) Mentioned; SpongeBob says "no more Gary."
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28
"Christmas Who?" (trga) Cameo; He helps SpongeBob and Patrick put up the Christmas decorations.
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29b
"Dumped" (trga) Major; SpongeBob thinks that Gary left him for Patrick, but towards the end of episode he wanted the cookie in his pocket after this he returns to SpongeBob.
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32b
"The Smoking Peanut" (trga) Cameo; He asks SpongeBob if know anything about the oyster.
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33b
"Gary Takes a Bath" (trga) Major; SpongeBob attempts to get him to take bath but do not want take a bath.
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34b
"Frankendoodle" (trga) Cameo; SpongeBob says good night sweet prince to Gary.
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35a
"The Secret Box" (trga) Cameo; SpongeBob tells Gary asks if it is good idea to take Patrick's secret box when Patrick's sleep, look inside, and before Patrick even time he will careful give back. To this Gary replies "no".
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37a
"Procrastination" (trga) Supporting; He is seen on a beach ball. SpongeBob gives Gary some Snail Fud and Gary eats it all in one bite. After SpongeBob gets water Gary him he is being overly dramatic.
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37b
"I'm with Stupid" (trga) Cameo; He is seen when SpongeBob dresses in his Karate helmet stupid for Patrick's "parents".
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40b
"Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm" (trga) Cameo; He wakes up and meows in terror after seeing the Alaskan Bull Worm.
Season 3
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43b
"The Bully" (trga) Cameo; He watches SpongeBob and Flats the Flounder.
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44b
"Idiot Box" (trga) Cameo; He is seen at the end of the episode where SpongeBob tells him that Squidward finally made the box work after all.
N/A
45b
"Doing Time" (trga) Mentioned; when SpongeBob is arrested he mentions that he has a snail.
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46a
"Snowball Effect" (trga) Cameo; seen preparing to enjoy a snow day with SpongeBob
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47a
"As Seen on TV" (trga) Cameo; watches the Krusty Krab commercial with SpongeBob.
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47b
"Can You Spare a Dime?" (trga) Minor; he tells SpongeBob that Squidward is freeloader and is taking advantage of him.
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49a
"Krab Borg" (trga) Cameo; he is woken up by SpongeBob after SpongeBob pokes his eye and ask Gary to tell him if he is a robot.
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49b
"Rock-a-Bye Bivalve" (trga) Cameo; he is given the newspaper by SpongeBob.
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51
"Party Pooper Pants" (trga) Minor; He is at SpongeBob's party.
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53a
"New Student Starfish" (trga) Cameo; he helps SpongeBob prepare for school.
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53b
"Clams" (trga) Cameo; he is seen eating the couch.
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55a
"The Great Snail Race" (trga) Major; he is forced to compete in the snail race by SpongeBob.
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56b
"I Had an Accident" (trga) Cameo; after SpongeBob asks Chip to take good care of Gary.
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57a
"Krabby Land" (trga) Cameo; at the beginning of the end he makes SpongeBob French Toast.
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58a
"Missing Identity" (trga) Minor; SpongeBob feeds Gary several times to retrace his for his lost name tag.
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59
"The Sponge Who Could Fly" (trga) Minor; he is seen with after realizing that his dreams to fly are silly.
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60a
"SpongeBob Meets the Strangler" (trga) Minor; Gary is seen celebrating SpongeBob's 100% on-time average and birthday party.
Season 4
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61a
"Fear of a Krabby Patty" (trga) Name; Gary's blow can be during SpongeBob's nightmare.
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63
"Have You Seen This Snail?" (trga) Major; Gary runs away from home after SpongeBob neglects him.
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70b
"Ghost Host" (trga) Minor; SpongeBob hears Gary crying for help. SpongeBob enters his house to stop The Flying Dutchman. He then says that he just wanted to pet Gary, only to reveal that it was a trick by eating him. SpongeBob despairs about the death of Gary, until Gary appears behind him with no explanation. Soon, The Flying Dutchman begins to take much amusement in terrifying SpongeBob repeatedly.
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71b
"Karate Island" (trga) Cameo; SpongeBob waxes Gary at the beginning of the episode.
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72a
"All That Glitters" (trga) Cameo; a diamond is shown to be under his shell.
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73b
"Once Bitten" (trga) Major; Gary's biting causes the Bikini Bottomites to think that he has a disease and that he is spreading it to them
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74a
"Bummer Vacation" (trga) Minor; Gary asks SpongeBob why he is not at work and later tells SpongeBob to not think about the Krusty Krab during his vacation.
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75a
"Squidtastic Voyage" (trga) Cameo; Gary blocks out SpongeBob dancing music.
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76a
"The Thing" (trga) Minor; Gary attacks Squidward (as Smelly) and SpongeBob determines that it is dangerous for Smelly to remain in his household.
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76b
"Hocus Pocus" (trga) Cameo; Gary watches TV with SpongeBob.
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77a
"Driven to Tears" (trga) Minor; Gary asks Squidward if saw Patrick's new boat.
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77b
"Rule of Dumb" (trga) Minor; Gary is royalty as it is revealed that Patrick and Gary are paternal cousins. SpongeBob and Patrick become servants and Gary gets the crown.
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79a
"The Pink Purloiner" (trga) Minor; Gary remains SpongeBob that he forgot to wear pants before going outside.
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80a
"Best Day Ever" (trga) Cameo; SpongeBob describes to Gary what he plans to do on this day: do his "perfect" job at the Krusty Krab, practice karate with Sandy, go jellyfishingwith Patrick using his new high-tech net, and at the end of the day, attend Squidward's big clarinet recital.
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80b
"The Gift of Gum" (trga) Cameo; SpongeBob discuss what to do with wad of used gum he has amassed over his entire lifetime called "Gummy".
Season 5
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82b
"Night Light" (trga) Cameo; Gary is seen in SpongeBob's bedroom, listening to the latter's horror storybook.
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83a
"Rise and Shine" (trga) Cameo; Gary is in SpongeBob's bedroom.
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83b
"Waiting" (trga) Minors; He suggest that SpongeBob send in the box tops before eating the cereal.
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83c
"Fungus Among Us" (trga) Major; In the beginning of the episode, SpongeBob is asleep, and Gary has no food, so he wakes SpongeBob up. SpongeBob attempts to feed Gary some organic snail food, which he instantly gags at. Instead, Gary would rather eat some contagious sea fungus on the floor, much to the dismay of SpongeBob. Later, when he sees attacked by the Krusty Krab customers Gary then arrives and starts licking the contagious sea fungus off of Mr. Krabs, as SpongeBob criticizes him until Mr. Krabs explains to SpongeBob that Gary is supposed to eat the fungus since he is a bottom feeder and that is their job. Indeed, Gary has cured Mr. Krabs and quickly eats the fungus off Squidward, curing him too. Seeing this, the customers all beg for Gary to help them as well until Mr. Krabs comes up with an easy solution. The episode ends with Gary "de-icking" the Bikini Bottomites.
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85a
"New Digs" (trga) Minor; Gary is seen in SpongeBob's bedroom as the latter tries to get asleep.
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85b
"Krabs à la Mode" (trga) Minor; He appears as a coach in the Krusty Krab.
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87a
"To Love a Patty" (trga) Cameo; Gary puts out a fire caused by SpongeBob.
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89b
"Sing a Song of Patrick" (trga) Minor; Gary puts ear muffs on to prevent him himself from hearing Patrick's song.
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92
"Atlantis SquarePantis" (trga) Cameo; Gary is seen partying with other snails.
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93a
"Picture Day" (trga) Cameo; seen in SpongeBob's bedroom while SpongeBob gats ready for picture day.
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93c
"BlackJack" (trga) Cameo; Gary takes a letter and brings it to SpongeBob.
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94a
"Blackened Sponge" (trga) Cameo; Gary laughs at SpongeBob getting a black while opening a tooth paste tube.
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98
"What Ever Happened to SpongeBob?" (trga) Minor; Gary has his shell completely damaged after a great hug by SpongeBob. He appears again letter, completely big and fat, after eating his one year of food supply.
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100a
"Banned in Bikini Bottom" (trga) Minor; Gary is seen as a waiter.
Season 6
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102a
"Penny Foolish" (trga) Minor; Mr. Krabs thinks that he has a penny inside his shell.
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102b
"Nautical Novice" (trga) Minor; he helps SpongeBob find The History of All Boating Ever....
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107a
"Giant Squidward" (trga) Cameo; SpongeBob and Patrick increase the size of Gary's shell.
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108a
"Patty Caper" (trga) Cameo; SpongeBob and Patrick suggests that Gary took a helicopter ride towards the delivery, so when SpongeBob knelt down to fix his socks and while everyone was distracted, Gary parachuted down and used his acid from his tear ducts to melt a hole big enough for him to grab the briefcase. Gary says it would not be possible, and SpongeBob realizes he would never stop to pull up his sock during a secret delivery. Gary says he saw someone leaving the Krusty Krab with a black case. Gary describes the person to Patrick and Patrick concludes the person is Squidward.
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109a
"Boating Buddies" (trga) Cameo; at the beginning of the episode SpongeBob is brushing Gary.
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110a
"The Slumber Party" (trga) Cameo; he turns on the TV.
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110b
"Grooming Gary" (trga) Major; SpongeBob enters Gary in a pet show.
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111
"SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The Big One" (trga) Cameo; he is seen at the end of the episode welcoming SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, and Mr. Krabs.
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112a
"Porous Pockets" (trga) Cameo; he looks for money inside Gary's shell.
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116a
"Squid's Visit" (trga) Cameo; he sleeps outside where Squidward burned down house is.
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116b
"To SquarePants or Not to SquarePants" (trga) Minor; He gets his shell out of the drier but keeps SpongeBob's pants in there, resulting in them all shrinking.
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118a
"Pet or Pests" (trga) Major; He is not very welcoming to the stray worm that SpongeBob adopts.
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119b
"Overbooked" (trga) Cameo; he is seen at sleeping at the beginning of the episode.
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121b
"Shell Shocked" (trga) Major; SpongeBob breaks Gary's shell.
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123-124
"Truth or Square" (trga) Minor; he is seen bouncing on SpongeBob's bed.
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125a
"Pineapple Fever" (trga) Cameo; Gary tells Squidward that he is eating his snail food.
Season 7
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127a
"Tentacle-Vision" (trga) Cameo; seen watching Squidward Chat.
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130b
"Model Sponge" (trga) Minor; ask SpongeBob why he is home early from work.
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131b
"A Pal for Gary" (trga) Major; SpongeBob gets another pet to keep Gary company while he isn't home, which proves to be disastrous.
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132a
"Yours, Mine and Mine" (trga) Cameo; woken up by SpongeBob.
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136a
"A Day Without Tears" (trga) Cameo; seen sleeping.
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137b
"Gary in Love" (trga) Major; Gary falls in love with a snail named Mary.
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138b
"Rodeo Daze" (trga) Minor; Gary is kidnapped by SpongeBob in order to "save" Sandy.
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139b
"The Cent of Money" (trga) Major; Gary looks for loose change at Mr. Krabs' behest.
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140a
"The Monster Who Came to Bikini Bottom" (trga) Minor; Gary is seen being fed by SpongeBob and is caught by SpongeBob when Rrarrg.
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140b
"Welcome to the Bikini Bottom Triangle" (trga) Minor; Gary's shell goes missing.
N/A
142a
"Trenchbillies" (trga) Indirectly mentioned; SpongeBob mentions that has a pet snail to fed.
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144a
"That Sinking Feeling" (trga) Cameo; Squidward finds Gary on the rooftops.
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144b
"Karate Star" (trga) Minor; SpongeBob creates a Pineapple Gary.
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145b
"Enchanted Tiki Dreams" (trga) Minor; gives Squidward a smoothie.
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146a
"The Abrasive Side" (trga) Minor; Gary then goes to a catalog and orders something for SpongeBob, which turns out as an adhesive fabric named "Abrasive Sponge".
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146b
"Earworm" (trga) Minor; forced to listen to Musical Doodle.
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147b
"Shellback Shenanigans" (trga) Major; Plankton impersonates Gary.
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148b
"Whelk Attack" (trga) Cameo; Gary accidentally scares SpongeBob.
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149a
"You Don't Know Sponge" (trga) Cameo; Gary finds SpongeBob's tears in his bowel.
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152a
"Big Sister Sam" (trga) Cameo; Gary and SpongeBob hear Patrick prepare for his sister's arrival.
Season 8
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155a
"A Friendly Game" (trga) Minor; Gary is annoyed by SpongeBob and Patrick's golf game.
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155b
"Sentimental Sponge" (trga) Minor; SpongeBob uses Gary to clean his house.
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156
"Frozen Face-Off" (trga) Supporting; Gary pulls SpongeBob's sled.
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162
"Ghoul Fools" (trga) Cameo; Gary is seen in the hand of Lord Poltergeist.
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163a
"Mermaid Man Begins" (trga) Cameo; seen among several Mermaid Man and Boy Barncale merchandise.
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164b
"Pet Sitter Pat" (trga) Major; Gary is looked after by Patrick, while SpongeBob goes to visit his grandmother for her birthday.
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165a
"House Sittin' for Sandy" (trga) Minor; Gary tells SpongeBob that it is Sunday.
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166b
"The Way of the Sponge" (trga) Cameo; opens the door for SpongeBob.
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167a
"The Krabby Patty That Ate Bikini Bottom" (trga) Minor; Gary is rescued by SpongeBob when is running from Krabby Patties that grows too large.
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167b
"Bubble Buddy Returns" (trga) Cameo; Gary is seen when SpongeBob gets a letter from Bubble Buddy.
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168b
"Fiasco!" (trga) Minor; Plankton hides with SpongeBob and Gary.
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169a
"Are You Happy Now?" (trga) Minor; Gary and SpongeBob discuss Squidward's depression.
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169b
"Planet of the Jellyfish" (trga) Minor; Gary is replace Jellien version of himself.
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170b
"Home Sweet Rubble" (trga) Major; Gary tries to get SpongeBob to feed him throughout the episode.
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171b
"InSPONGEiac" (trga) Cameo; seen eating Snail Nibbles.
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172b
"Glove World R.I.P." (trga) Cameo; SpongeBob reads to Gary at the beginning of the episode.
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174a
"Treats!" (trga) Major; Gary meows for treat until SpongeBob says no.
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175
"It's a SpongeBob Christmas!" (trga) Cameo; seen at the beginning of the episode.
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176b
"Chum Fricassee" (trga) Cameo; Gary is show wearing a paper bag with a picture of Squidward drawn on it.
N/A
177b
"Move It or Lose It" (trga) Mentioned; Gary is mentioned while SpongeBob tries to get Mrs. Puff not bulldoze the Krusty Krab.
N/A
178
"Hello Bikini Bottom!" (trga) Mentioned; Gary is mentioned to have college fund by SpongeBob.
Season 9
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179b
"Squirrel Record" (trga) Cameo; he is seen SpongeBob tells Gary that he has broken the record for "World's Stinkiest Litter box."
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180a
"Patrick-Man!" (trga) Cameo; Gary is seen being fed been by SpongeBob.
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180b
"Gary's New Toy" (trga) Major; Gary becomes obsessed with his new red ball, forcing SpongeBob to take drastic measures to intervene.
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181b
"Squid Baby" (trga) Cameo; Gary is seen sleeping.
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182a
"Little Yellow Book" (trga) Cameo; he takes a bit out of Mrs. Tentacles photo.
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182b
"Bumper to Bumper" (trga) Minor; Gary asks SpongeBob to fed him.
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183b
"Squid Defense" (trga) Minor; seen watching TV with SpongeBob.
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184b
"Evil Spatula" (trga) Minor; Majestic Sizzlemaster feds him.
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187a
"Don't Look Now" (trga) Minor; SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward become scared out of their minds and go in the ambulance with Squidward, only for the Fisherman costume to fall, revealing Gary. The episode ends with Gary meowing in the Fisherman costume, spinning around inside it and then purring, as the episode ends.
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189
"SpongeBob You're Fired" (trga) Minor; Gary asks him for snail food, but he says he does not have any, so he makes a homemade can of snail food for Gary. SpongeBob tastes a bit of it, saying it tastes great. Gary eats the food, saying it is the best food he ever tasted. Patrick and his second head also eat the food.
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190b
"Tutor Sauce" (trga) Minor; Mr. Krabs literally proves that even Gary could do it by letting him drive a boat through the roundabout.
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193a
"Sanctuary!" (trga) Major; Gary is in SpongeBob's house, making friends with his new friends snails.
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195b
"Larry's Gym" (trga) Cameo; Gary is seen in a flashback when SpongeBob is struggling to pick up the snail food.
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196a
"The Fish Bowl" (trga) Minor; does an experiment on Squidward at the end of episode.
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197b
"Two Thumbs Down" (trga) Cameo; seen in a picture.
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199a
"Sold!" (trga) Cameo; seen with SpongeBob and Patrick walking the ocean when they think their house have been sold by Nick Fishkins.
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199b
"Lame and Fortune" (trga) Minor; in the beginning of the episode, SpongeBob and Gary are watching the clouds, when a crate of fortune cookies lands on them.
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202b
"Snail Mail" (trga) Minor; SpongeBob writes a letter, although Gary's slime goes all over it having a nap, making the word "frying" look like "flying."
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203a
"Pineapple Invasion" (trga) Major; Gary is tasked with protecting the Krabby Patty secret formula.
Season 10
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205a
"Whirly Brains" (trga) Cameo; seen in a picture on the wall.
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206a
"Unreal Estate" (trga) Minor; sees Squidward in the house and mauls him.
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207a
"Mimic Madness" (trga) Likeness only; he is imitated by SpongeBob
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207b
"House Worming" (trga) Major; Gary kicks SpongeBob out of the house.
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208a
"Snooze You Lose" (trga) Minor; Gary rests on SpongeBob.
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209a
"SpongeBob's Place" (trga) Supporting; Gary imitates Squidward while open his own restaurant called SpongeBob's Place.
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209b
"Plankton Gets the Boot" (trga) Cameo; seen in photo on the wall.
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210a
"Life Insurance" (trga) Minor; SpongeBob falls on him.
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210b
"Burst Your Bubble" (trga) Minor; SpongeBob tells Gary that drove a bubble boat.
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212b
"Sportz?" (trga) Cameo; Gary is seen sleeping.
N/A
213a
"The Getaway" (trga) Mentioned; SpongeBob mentions that he has some of Gary's Snail Snacks.
Season 11
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216a
"Cave Dwelling Sponge" (trga) Minor; Gary sees Spongy Spongy.
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216b
"The Clam Whisperer" (trga) Cameo; Gary is seen sleeping when SpongeBob comes home.
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218a
"Spin the Bottle" (trga) Minor; seen watching TV when SpongeBob arrives.
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220
"The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom" (trga) Minor; Gary is seen as a ghost.
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221a
"No Pictures Please" (trga) Minor; Gary is seen eating with Rube Goldfish.
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223b
"Bunny Hunt" (trga) Minor; Bunny Wunny gets hot sauce on Gary.
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224b
"Scavenger Pants" (trga) Cameo; Gary is annoyed by Squidward playing his own clarinet.
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225a
"Cuddle E. Hugs" (trga) Supporting; SpongeBob introduces Gary to Cuddle E. Hugs but fails to him due him being a hallucination caused by food poisoning. Gary is also disgusted when SpongeBob eats a rotten Krabby Patty.
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225b
"Pat the Horse" (trga) Cameo; he is seen when Patrick acts like a horse.
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226a
"Chatterbox Gary" (trga) Major; Gary gets a pet translation collar.
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227a
"Drive Happy" (trga) Cameo; he and SpongeBob are forced out of their bedroom by Coupe.
N/A
229a
"Doodle Dimension" (trga) Mentioned; SpongeBob mentions Gary, while drawing Doodle Gary.
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230a
"High Sea Diving" (trga) Minor; Gary is seen rubbing Lard.
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235b
"Library Cards" (trga) Supporting; Gary is seen reading.
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238a
"Appointment TV" (trga) Minor; Gary is seen playing the role of the Dirty Bubble.
Season 12
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242b
"Gary & Spot" (trga) Major; he hangs out with Spot.
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244b
"Pineapple RV" (trga) Minor; he drives the Pineapple RV.
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245a
"Gary's Got Legs" (trga) Major; he is given legs and arms by SpongeBob.
N/A
245b
"King Plankton" (trga) Mentioned; SpongeBob thinks that Gary might be trying to eat Sea chimps.
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246a
"Plankton's Old Chum" (trga) Minor; seen with SpongeBob when disposes of Plankton's expired chum.
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246b
"Stormy Weather" (trga) Cameo; seen watching SpongeBob and Drizzle play.
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247a
"Swamp Mates" (trga) Minor; SpongeBob gets ready to read a bedtime story to Gary.
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247b
"One Trick Sponge" (trga) Minor; SpongeBob tells him that he learned a magic trick.
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249b
"Insecurity Guards" (trga) Mentioned and likeness; SpongeBob tells that Patrick the extinct wooly mollusk and then morphs his head into Gary.
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250a
"Broken Alarm" (trga) Minor; he is found licking SpongeBob when he sleeps in late.
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254-255
"SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout" (trga) Minor; he gives SpongeBob a goo Jellyfishing net.
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256b
"SpongeBob's Bad Habit" (trga) Cameo; he watches SpongeBob bite his nails.
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267b
"Dream Hoppers" (trga) Minor; SpongeBob, exhausted, walks home from a concert into his bed, with Gary.
Season 13
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268a
"A Place for Pets" (trga) Cameo; he is shown in SpongeBob's house during the song "Pets Are People Too."
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270b
"Pat the Dog" (trga) Cameo; Patrick chases him around SpongeBob's house.
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272
"SpongeBob's Road to Christmas" (trga) Minor; seen celebrating Christmas with SpongeBob.

Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years

Image # Episode Role in episode
Season 1
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5b
"Camper Gary" (trga) Major; SpongeBob disguises Gary as a new camper to keep him safe from Mrs. Puff.
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8b
"Camp SpongeBob" (trga) He is at camp with SpongeBob.

The Patrick Star Show

Image # Episode Role in episode
Season 1
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3b
"Pat-a-thon" (trga) Supporting; Gary takes part in Patrick's telethon to raise money for snails who can't dance.

Shorts

Image # Episode Role in episode
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"Pie" (trga) Cameo; SpongeBob and Patrick use a bone from Gary.
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"What if SpongeBob Was Gone? (Gary)" (trga) Major; he throws a party by inviting snails.
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"Balloons" (trga) Cameo; SpongeBob asks Gary if he can help blow up the balloons. However, Gary is scared of this and dashes away.
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"The Outfit" (trga) Supporting; helps SpongeBob pick out a costume for a party costume.
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"Bike Safety Tips" (trga) Cameo; when SpongeBob teaches Patrick to put on a helmet, Patrick was wearing Gary instead. Patrick takes Gary off of his head and proceeds to put a real helmet on incorrectly.

Movies

# Episode Role in episode
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F1
"The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie" (trga) Minor; he is mind controlled by Plankton but is freed by the end of the movie.
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F2
"The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" (trga) Minor; becomes part of a rebellion of snails and by Plankton is being chased by Gary, who eats him up.
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F3
"The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run" (trga) Major; Gary is kidnapped by King Poseidon.

Video games

Image # Episode Role in episode
PC and console games
N/A
"Legend of the Lost Spatula" (trga) Appears on Conch Street
N/A
"Operation Krabby Patty" (trga) Supporting; player must rescue him from Plankton
N/A
"SuperSponge" (trga) Cameo
N/A
"Employee of the Month (video game)" (trga) Appears at SpongeBob's house
N/A
"Revenge of the Flying Dutchman" (trga) Appears in opening cutscenes and story
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"Battle for Bikini Bottom" (trga) Appears in various levels
Playable on the PC version for some minigames
N/A
"SpongeBob SquarePants Typing" (trga) Appears in menus and on box art
N/A
"The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (video game)" (trga) Mentioned
N/A
"Lights, Camera, Pants!" (trga) Appears as an actor
N/A
"The Yellow Avenger" (trga) Appears at SpongeBob's house
N/A
"Nighty Nightmare" (trga) Appears in SpongeBob's dream and nightmare levels
N/A
"Creature from the Krusty Krab" (trga) Appears in Diesel Dreaming and all three endings
N/A
"SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis" (trga) Appears inside SpongeBob's living room in the DS version
Mentioned by SpongeBob multiple times in the console version
N/A
"Drawn to Life: SpongeBob SquarePants Edition" (trga) Cameo in SpongeBob's house
N/A
"SpongeBob's Truth or Square" (trga) Appears in SpongeBob's house
N/A
"SpongeBob SquigglePants" (trga) Appears in various nanogames
N/A
"SpongeBob SquarePants Tooncast Studio" (trga) Appears as a sprite
N/A
"Plankton's Robotic Revenge" (trga) Voice only; he is heard meowing on the main menu screen
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"Battle for Bikini Bottom: Rehydrated" (trga) Appears in various levels
Playable in horde mode
Mobile apps
N/A
"SpongeBob Moves In!" (trga) Appears in several quests
N/A
"SpongeBob's Game Frenzy" (trga) Playable in minigames
N/A
"SpongeBob Game Station" (trga) Appears in Sponge Run minigame

References

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