King Neptune's trident is a trident that appears in the episodes "Neptune's Spatula" and "Trident Trouble" as well as in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. It is owned by King Neptune and is sentient in the episode "Trident Trouble."


It has a switch that can be turned on to make the trident larger and more powerful. It also has a personality of its own, as it can be angered.

Role in series

"Neptune's Spatula"

King Neptune holds the trident throughout the scene at the Fry Cook Museum.

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (book)/The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (Cine-Manga book)

It was seen just like in the movie.

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (video game)

While King Neptune was being mild control he uses it to fried Mr. Krabs at the final level.

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

King Neptune uses his trident to freeze Mr. Krabs upon discovering that he stole his crown and sent it to Shell City (in reality, Plankton did this, but he frames Mr. Krabs as a means to get Neptune to freeze him so he can obtain the Krabby Patty secret formula without getting caught).

Near the end of the film, upon discovering that Krabs was innocent all along, Neptune apologizes and unfreezes him.

"Trident Trouble"

SpongeBob accidentally picks up King Neptune's trident and takes it to the Krusty Krab. He accidentally makes dancing Krabby Patties and the customers love it, so Mr. Krabs tells him to make more. SpongeBob angers the trident while trying to make more of the dancing Krabby Patties, so it causes trouble instead of good.

Later, SpongeBob turns on the switch and the trident becomes larger and powerful. SpongeBob says he is going to help the people of Bikini Bottom with it, but he only causes trouble and chaos for them.

King Neptune later regains possession of the trident.


  • "Ahem. [points to switch]"
  • "Heheheheheheheh!"


  • In The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, King Neptune's trident being accidentally set to "Real Boy Ending" is a reference to Disney's Pinocchio.
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