This is a list of places in the SpongeBob SquarePants multiverse.

Cities and towns

Bikini Bottom

Main article: Bikini Bottom
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Bikini Bottom

Bikini Bottom is the main setting in SpongeBob SquarePants. Bikini Bottom is a medium-sized city which, according to Squidward, is in the middle of nowhere.[1] It consists of many businesses, including restaurants, stores, and manufacturers. This city also has a booming economy, balanced educational and health systems, a well-structured government, and an exceptional law enforcement system. There are even stadiums, amusement parks, and other recreational facilities.

Rock Bottom

Main article: Rock Bottom (city)
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Rock Bottom sign

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SpongeBob and Patrick in Rock Bottom.

Rock Bottom is a deep-sea trench located beneath Bikini Bottom. The road down to it is exactly 90˚. Everything is pitch black except for a few street lights, and everyone in Rock Bottom speaks a language the same as English, except they blow a raspberry in between every two to four syllables. There is also a candy machine as well as restrooms (though foreigners can't tell which rooms are for men and which are for women). A bus station is present, in which SpongeBob has a hard time catching one (as it kept arriving just as he looked away from the stop). Merlin's Cave is the residence of the weather magician of the sea which is difficult to access. There is also the WSEA news headquarters, the Rusty Anchor, which sells Coral Col and Diet Kelpsi with a lemon twist. Known customers are Patrick, Plankton, and Mermaid Man. In Battle for Bikini Bottom, the Rock Bottom Museum is shown. It features many artworks and has an advanced security system; Barnacle Boy works as a security guard there. The Trench of Advanced Darkness is a trench that is lower than the city itself. Rock Bottom is located past Jellyfish Fields, which is past the Chum Bucket and Krusty Krab. Creatures in Rock Bottom are extremely strange-looking and resemble deep-sea creatures and deep-sea marine life. Some resemble the angler fish, while others are rather abnormal. Many of them resemble the typical "sea monster" someone would describe. It is shown that some fish living in Bikini Bottom work there, as some fish in the Employee of the Month video game don't speak in the Rock Bottom language.

Bottom's Up

Main article: Bottom's Up
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Map of Bottom's Up

Bottom's Up is a very fancy city seen in the Employee of the Month video game. It is a sister city to Bikini Bottom. The only thing that is not fancy is Cowfish Craig's shack, the owner of which is criticized. Other establishments include the Sublime Seafoods, Oxygen Springs, and the Waverly Hills neighborhood. Waverly Hills is a wealthy district on the cliffs of the Kelp Forest. The sky and water murk seem to be different here; it is always as if it is sunset. Once, Sandy has been to this city.

Tentacle Acres

Main article: Tentacle Acres

Tentacle Acres

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Squidward standing next to the Tentacle Acres front gate

Tentacle Acres is a gated community of octopuses living in Easter Island Heads. Sponges and starfish aren't allowed to set foot in this town, but SpongeBob and Patrick get in thanks to the smell of fried oyster skins that Patrick had eaten earlier. Activities here include bike riding, clarinet playing, croquet, and interpretive dancing. However, childish games such as playing with reef blowers are not allowed in Tentacle Acres. Establishments besides the Easter Island heads include the Full of Health grocery store, an Interpretive Dance Academy, a park, Le Cafe (food stand) an Ice Cream Stand, and the Security Office. Only one street name is revealed, in which Squidward stayed at, it is called New Life Street (containing houses 302, 303, and 304). Most of the people living here resemble Squidward, just with different features (eyes, hair, etc.).

New Kelp City

Main article: New Kelp City

New Kelp City

New Kelp City is a huge modern city that - apart from appearing in books and video games - appears in one episode: "What Ever Happened to SpongeBob?" In this episode, SpongeBob ends up at the city after losing his memory. New Kelp City is terrorized by a gang named The Bubble Poppin' Boys. SpongeBob becomes the new mayor of New Kelp City by defeating The Bubble Poppin' Boys. The city is a parody of the real-life city New York City.

Bass Vegas

Main article: Bass Vegas
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Bass Vegas

Bass Vegas is a neighboring city from Bikini Bottom. It is seen in the episode "Have You Seen This Snail?" where Gary runs away from home and ends up there. It is also featured in the book Fish Happens! and the game Bikini Bottom Brawlers. The city is filled with many shops, casinos, and stores. It appears to be more populated then Bikini Bottom. It is the underwater equivalent of Las Vegas, Nevada.


Main article: Dullsville
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The Dullsville Shopping Center

Dullsville is a city which appears in the episode "Plankton Retires." The city has a shopping center in it, called the Dullsville Shopping Center. In this shopping center plaza, there are stores such as Dull-Mart and Shoes. Dullsville also has a retirement home, known as Dullsville Senior Living. Plankton visits this town after retiring.


Main article: Far-Out-Ville
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Far-Out-Ville and it's Bank

Far-Out-Ville is a small town shown in the episode "The Great Patty Caper". All that is seen of the town is its many houses and its bank, which is where Mr. Krabs hides the Krabby Patty secret formula. The town also has a grey sign with the town name on it. According to Mr. Krabs, the town is located across the ocean, and during the camera pan out scene, it pans out from the Gulf of Mexico, not the Pacific Ocean. This means it is one of two cities in the Atlantic Ocean and not the Pacific Ocean, with the other being Atlantis.


Main article: Atlantis
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Lord Royal Highness' Atlantis


King Neptune's Atlantis

Atlantis is the lost city located in the Atlantic Ocean. There appears to be 2 different versions of Atlantis one of which is ruled by King Neptune and has Roman and Greek architecture. This Atlantis It is home to Neptune's Palace and The Poseidome. This version of the city appears first in the episode "Neptune's Spatula." The other is ruled by Lord Royal Highness and has a very futuristic appearance. It shows up in the special episode "Atlantis SquarePantis" and was the home to the Oldest Living Bubble. Atlantis is based off of the real world legend of Atlantis.

Shell City

Main article: Shell City

Shell City: Marine Gifts and Sundries

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SpongeBob and Patrick in Shell City.

Shell City despite its name, is not actually a city: it is a gift shop called Shell City: Marine Gifts and Sundries. It is located on the surface on a beach and is owned by a Cyclops (in reality, a man in a diving suit), selling dried-out dead sea creatures. The road to Shell City is dangerous and no one has ever returned from there, which makes it the perfect place for Plankton to sell Neptune's crown in the movie. It is located on a beach where SpongeBob and Patrick meet David Hasselhoff. In a deleted scene of the movie, (which can be seen in the SpongeBob SquarePants Movie DVD), Shell City is actually a city and is where Sandy constantly gets pursued all over the place by squirrel exterminators in black suits. She also mentions that there are buses that arrive here going to Bikini Bottom. Although Shell City was filmed in Florida, the location in SpongeBob's world would land Shell City in Australia most likely due to a sign in a SpongeBob book based on the movie that says that Shell City is 3,000 miles away from the Thug Tug. The Thug Tug is not that far from Bikini Bottom. Bikini Atoll is approximately 5,000 miles from the United States, which couldn't mark Shell City in California.

Encino, California

Main article: Encino

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Encino is the hometown of Patchy the Pirate and Potty the Parrot. It is located in the United States Of America. Most of the Patchy segments in specials take place here. Landmarks include Patchy's house, Mrs. Johnson's house, Don's Import Store & Delicatessen, The Forked Tree, Monkey Lagoon, The Poop Deck, and more. Encino is located in the Greater Los Angeles Area, same city as Nickelodeon Animation Studio which is in Burbank, California. There was a song about Encino in the special "Atlantis SquarePantis" titled "Back in Encino."

Minor cities and towns

Ukulele Bottom - Nothing much is known of this town, apart from being the home of the annual jellyfish convention, located at the Jellyfishers' Convention Center. It appears in "I Was a Teenage Gary." It was also mentioned by Patrick.

Leisure Village - Not much is known about this place, except that Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy went there on vacation while SpongeBob and Patrick watched the Mermalair in "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III."

Palm Bay - Palm Bay is home to the legendary master fry cook who wields a golden spatula. Grease fires engulf this civilization. Palm Bay spoofs Pompeii, another ancient city. It is also mentioned in Legend of the Lost Spatula. Mount Kabloovious erupted and covers Palm Bay. It is the equivalent of Mount Vesuvius.

Barnacle Bay - A city that was mentioned in the episode "Fools in April." The only know establishment is the Art Museum, which also awards artists monthly. Also, as revealed in the SpongeBob book "The Amazing SpongeBobini," a circus called the Stingray Brothers and Barnacle Bay Shrimp's Circus comes from this city and they perform in Bikini Bottom.

Bikinos Bottos - A city located in the jungle are of Drawn to Life: SpongeBob SquarePants Edition. It is the second last level in this area. Its appearance is similar to buildings of the aztecs or maya. It also seems to contain a palace with many precious treasures inside. You have to rescue three citizens of Bikini Bottom there: Margie Star, a female bluefish (probably Incidental 48), and a turquoise kid with a propeller hat (most likely to be Billy).

Mu - An ancient city, seen in the DS version of the SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis video game.

Squirrel City - Mentioned by Sandy in the video game SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis for the console versions.

El Tuna - Mentioned briefly in "SpongeBob's Last Stand."

Base Eight - A town where all the fish have fingers. It appears in the SpongeBob comic strip "Fingers!"

Stupidtown - Mentioned when Patrick is sweeping the Krusty Krab floor with the bottom of the broom, and Nat says "Hey pal, you just blow in from Stupidtown?" as seen in "Big Pink Loser."

Quittersville - Mentioned in the episode "Chimps Ahoy." by the bus driver, it is one of the three places in which those who have nowhere else to go can go.

Failuretown - Mentioned in the episode "Chimps Ahoy." by the bus driver, it is one of the three places in which those who have nowhere else to go can go.

Loserburg - Mentioned in the episode "Chimps Ahoy." by the bus driver, it is one of the three places in which those who have nowhere else to go can go.

Locations in Bikini Bottom

Other Locations

  • Texas - the U.S. State in which Sandy Cheeks calls her homeland.
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    The Moon in "Mooncation"

  • The Moon - The moon has had its very brief debut in the episode "Sandy's Rocket." It was then later seen many seasons later in "Mooncation", a cameo in "A SquarePants Family Vacation", and "Goons on the Moon."
  • China Sea - A place where one of SpongeBob's Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy toys were manufactured in. This location is likely a play on how all manufacturing for the United States takes place in China.
  • Nowhere - A desert-like area with no inhabitants. It was seen in the episode "SpongeBob's Last Stand". It is different than the Nowhere seen in "SB-129".
  • Far Far Away - A bus takes SpongeBob here in "Squidward in Clarinetland." Also, Squidward gets hit by a bus that will take him there in "Wishing You Well." Little is known about Far Far Away. It is not known if it is a location or an amount of distance away.
  • Apple World - Mentioned by a worm in "Rock-a-Bye Bivalve." It is inside any apple where there is a worm. The worm says that they bury anyone from Bikini Bottom. He later gets eaten by Junior.
  • Kahmamoku Cove - The home of Jack Kahuna Laguna on a remote island that is shown in "SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The Big One."
  • Charted Caverns of Lemuria - An ancient site where an advanced civilization once lived.
  • Winchell Apartments - An apartment building from the 1950s that was the original home of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy. It appears in "Mermaid Man Begins."
  • Vats of Acid "R" Us - A parody of the now-defunct Toys "R" Us, this odd building was build right beside the apartment building of the original home town of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy. It appears in the episode "Mermaid Man Begins".
  • Secret Bomb Testing Facility - A government bomb testing sight that Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy land at after being brought by an acid wave that was carrying them. It was featured in "Mermaid Man Begins".



The Bikini Atoll

  • Bikini Atoll - Bikini Atoll is the signature island above Bikini Bottom. The opening sequence of every episode of the show has the island shown right after the Captain starts off the theme song. Sandy also dares SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, and Squidward to go on dry land here and survive in the episode "Pressure" (although birds did attack the group). Some episodes also start off and end with Bikini Atoll shown. To humans (like David Hasselhoff), the island also signals the way down to its aquatic counterpart. The place name is an ironic double entendre, as the bikini two-piece swimsuit took its name from the atoll, specifically to the connection between the nuclear bomb test at Bikini around the time that the new swimsuit hit the public "like a bomb."
  • Rippers Reef - An island located just off Goo Lagoon where SpongeBob, Patrick, and Larry the Lobster launched themselves with a harpoon in "A Life in a Day".
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    The Bikini Bottom Triangle

  • The Bikini Bottom Triangle - An island seen in "Welcome To The Bikini Bottom Triangle." The island has a large vacuum and is covered edge to edge with confiscated things.
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    Karate Island

  • Karate Island (aka Condo Island) - An island where the so-called "King of Karate" is supposedly crowned, but was later found out to actually be a scam from real estate agents who were trying to force people into buying time-share plans on the island. The "Karate Tower" is located on the island. It appears in "Karate Island."
  • Sun Fun Island - An island where a summer camp has been established. It appears in "The Inmates of Summer."
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    Inferno Island

  • Inferno Island - A prison island where some of Bikini Bottom's criminals are incarcerated. It appears in "The Inmates of Summer."
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    Sandy's Island

  • The Remote Island - The island where SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward end up after being hit by a giant wave in "SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The Big One." The island is also home to teenage surfers and Jack Kahuna Lagunait from a distance. The island also has a long dangerous river full of waterfalls which leads to the Cove. The island is also full of vegetation and forest, perfect for surviving.
  • Sandy's Island - An island that Sandy got stranded on after being hit by the same giant wave in the episode "SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The Big One". For survival, Sandy built a five-star hotel, a steam-powered generator, a car that runs on coconut milk, an espresso bar, an airport tower with satellite, and a helicopter that probably also runs on coconut milk, too. The island is also home to Dennis. The island has three volcanoes on it and much vegetation.
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    The Island In The Sky

  • Island in the Sky - The floating island that was featured in the SpongeBob special, "The Clash of Triton." This was the place where Triton was locked in a cage by King Neptune until he became a proper god. Much of the island has not been seen. The island has a forest, a mountain, a bus stop and a phone booth.
  • Pamper Island - An island that has one brief appearance in the episode "Clams."

Land forms, barriers, etc.

  • City Limits - This is near the slope to Rock Bottom outside Bikini Bottom. Buses usually travel down there where SpongeBob and Patrick got stuck in the episode "Rock Bottom."
  • The County Line - The line that signals you've left the Bikini Bottom county. It is next to the gas station outside Bikini Bottom operated by two Hillbillies. Past the line is very dangerous, and overrun with criminals.

Alternate universes, dimensions, & realities

Alternate universes & dimensions

  • Nowhere - It appears in "SB-129." It is infinite and pure white and has colored squares that disappear if touched. Many variations of the word "Alone" also appear after Squidward says it. Nowhere might be a reference to Purgatory.
  • Doodle Dimension - Similar to Nowhere, it is infinity large and pure white, the only difference is that it is possible to draw anything in the Doodle Dimension, the drawings can also come to life. Appears in the episode "Doodle Dimension."
  • The Fly of Despair - a reality which is apparently endless, that the Flying Dutchman can open and close freely. It is filled with many horrifying monsters and Spaghetti with meatballs. The Fly of Despair appears in the episode "Shanghaied."
  • The Eighth Dimension - Mentioned by Patrick in the episode "Big Pink Loser," tyrannically ruled by the Mini-Monkey Man.
  • The Ninth Dimension - Mentioned by Patrick in the episode "Big Pink Loser," tyrannically ruled by the Giant Monkey Man.
  • Mirror Dimension - A dimension that is confined within mirrors. Alternate-Universe SpongeBob and Alternate-Universe Patrick live in this realm.
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  • Horned Forest - A world in Squidward's imagination where clarinets cannot be owned and are able to run free. Squidward entered it in the episode "Squidward in Clarinetland" when SpongeBob made a filing room out of Mr. Krabs's old locker. There was a small crawlspace where a filing drawer should have been, and on the other side is a stage, which the curtain opens up to Clarinet Land. Clarinet Land is ruled by the Keeper of the Horned Forest, which resembles an eagle, and speaks in a very deep and powerful tone. During his time in Clarinet Land, Squidward is swallowed by the Clarinet Bird and goes through a very complex realm, which consists of many hills, rocks, mountains, and long-drops.
  • RandomLand - Is an interdimensional location where the laws of logic no longer apply. SpongeBob and Squidward enter this mystery universe in the episode "SpongeBob in RandomLand" for a delivery to a client named Rodger.
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Alternate Mr. Plankton Universe

Alternate realities

  • Alternative Mr. Plankton Universe - An alternative universe in the episode "The Algae's Always Greener" where Plankton replaces Mr. Krabs as the boss of the Krusty Krab, Pearl being Plankton's daughter, and having a Krusty Krab uniform and Mr. Krabs replacing Plankton as the owner of the Chum Bucket and him having no clothes.
  • Man Rayopolis - An alternate universe in the episode "Back to the Past" that was branched off back in Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy's youth. Triggered by Patrick, the universe consists of Bikini Bottom being named Man Rayopolis and the Krusty Krab being named The Designated Area Where You Are Permitted by Man Ray, Your Ruler, to Obtain Sandwiches Using Man Ray Dollars. Everything is run by Man Ray including people, having collars around their necks. It isn't explained in the episode how modern Bikini Bottom became back to normal.


  1. ^ "Pizza Delivery." SpongeBob SquarePants. Nickelodeon. August 14, 1999. Television.
Locations (VE)


Bikini Bottom (Dead Eye GulchBikini BottomshirePlanktopolis) • EncinoRock BottomBottom's Up!Tentacle AcresNew Kelp CityBass VegasDullsvilleFar-Out-VilleAtlantisShell CityAtlantic City

Bikini Bottom Areas

Bikini AtollJellyfish FieldsGoo Lagoon (Mussel Beach) • Kelp ForestSand MountainIndustrial ParkSulfur FieldsDutchman's TriangleDavy Jones' lockerMake-Out ReefMt. BikiniMt. Bikini BottomBikini Bottom Tar PitsMount Climb-up-and-Fall-offRippers' ReefBrain Coral FieldsThe County Line

Bikini Bottom Residence

SpongeBob's housePatrick's houseSquidward's houseMr. Krabs and Pearl's houseSandy's treedomeMrs. Puff's houseFlying Dutchman's shipHarold and Margaret SquarePants' houseGrandma SquarePants' houseBottomite housesSquilliam's towerMrs. Tentacles' houseBetsy Krabs' houseDoodleBob's houseOld Man Jenkins' houseBlue SquarePants' houseBlackJack's houseFast mansionMs. Mildred's mansionWidow Duncan's house

Bikini Bottom Establishments

Krusty Krab (Rusty KrabKrabby O'Monday'sKrusty Krab 2) • Chum BucketMrs. Puff's Boating SchoolBarg'N-MartGoofy Goober's Ice Cream Party BoatReef CinemaShady Shoals Rest HomeMermalairSea NeedleRecreation CenterBikini Bottom Recreation CenterBikini Bottom SchoolBikini Bottom High SchoolBikini Bottom UniversityBikini Bottom MallBikini Bottom Post OfficeBank of Bikini Bottom BankBikini Bottom MintBikini Bottom JailBikini Bottom Police DepartmentPolice StationBikini Bottom Fire DepartmentBikini Bottom HospitalBikini Bottom AirportBikini Bottom LibraryBikini Bottom SupermarketBikini Bottom BakeryBikini Bottom MoversFirst Nautical BankBankCourt HouseBikini RealtyHotelLarry's GymGymThe DumpPoseidon Elementary SchoolAdult Learning CenterFlower archBikini Bottom Zoo (Oyster Stadium) • Bikini Bottom MuseumBikini Bottom Museum of BoatingHook MuseumFry Cook MuseumGrab-it MartDinerJuice BarFancy!KelpshakeFlabby Patty ShackSea Chicken ShackRusty's Rib EyeStinky BurgersCemeteryFloater's CemeteryKRUMGlove World!Glove UniverseCoral CarnivalValentine's Day CarnivalFun ArcadeBikini Bottom ArcadeToy BarrelIce CreamIce CreamBunny BunsThe Wash!Sizzling Spring SaunaSunny Shore ResortsSuper Mega Mall WorldBikini Bottom Outskirts Outlet Mega-MallBassCar Baytona 400Palace of PranksMagic ShopNear Mint Comic BooksBigshot RecordsAngry Jack's Shell EmporiumJewelry StoreFlower ShopNoses 'n ThingsTom's TooleryHatsWigs & HairpiecesSeashell ParkSnail ParkFish Hooks ParkFast Food ColiseumMedieval MomentsThe Main DrainTough TavernThe Salty SpitoonWeenie Hut Jr'sSuper Weenie Hut Jr'sWeenie Hut GeneralBikini Bottom Pillow FoundryMattress DiscountMattresses & Then SomeRest HomeGrandma's Tea HouseOld Man Jenkins' barnShelly SuperhighwayKing Neptune's castle

Non-Bikini Bottom Locations

TexasMoonPoseidomeKarate IslandInferno IslandSun-N-Fun IslandBikini Bottom TriangleGranny's houseTea ParlorNowhereGreat Barrier ReefCharted Caverns of LemuriaThe Remote IslandKahmamoku CoveSandy's islandIsland in the SkyServis StashunThug TugIce CreamThe TrenchWinchell ApartmentsVats of Acid "R" UsPatchy's houseDon's Import Store & DelicatessenThe Poop DeckNickelodeon Animation StudioNowhereDoodle DimensionFly of DespairHorned Forest

Video game locations

Goo Lagoon PierRock Bottom museumTrench of Advanced DarknessKelp SwampKelp CavesFlying Dutchman's graveyardUptown Bikini BottomRay's Organic Tanning SalonWSEA TVRusty AnchorMarlin's caveSardine's SundriesOxygen SpringsWaverly HillsCowfish Craig's shackSublime SeafoodsNeptune's ParadiseSand StadiumTentacle Acres Cocoa ShopShipwreck ReefConstruction siteChum WorldMount TritonMuSeed ShopSpice ShackTreat ShopThe Center of the EarthSix Clams Adventure LandFin LockerHotel Deep Six

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