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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 Kandy 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 art work 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.

Bottom's Up

Main article: Bottom's Up
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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 which he is criticized for. 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 seems 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 is a gated community of octopi living in Easter Island Heads. Sponges and
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Tentacle Acres front gate

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.)

Shell City

Main article: Shell City

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SpongeBob and Patrick in Shell City

SpongeBob and Patrick in Shell City.

Shell City, despite the name, is a gift shop called Shell City: Marine Gifts and Sundries. It is located on the surface 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 only 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.


Main article: Dullsville
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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.


Inferno island

Inferno Island


  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • Inferno Island - A prison island where some of Bikini Bottom's criminals are incarcerated. It appears in "The Inmates of Summer."
  • 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.
  • Island in the Sky
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    The 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 only one extremely brief appearance in the episode "Clams."

Land forms, barriers, etc.

  • Monster Trench - The Monster Trench is a large trench in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, described as deep, dark, hazardous, and monster infested. A parody of the Mariana Trench. The trench includes gulper eels, monsters, and other deep-sea creatures whom suffer from deep-sea gigantism.
  • Valley - Between the Monster Trench and Shell City, this is where the Cyclops spotted SpongeBob and Patrick.
  • Shell City Beach Area - Area located outside of Shell City, by the Pacific Ocean.
  • 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."
  • County Line - This is next to the gas station outside Bikini Bottom operated by two Hillbillies. Past the line is very dangerous, and overrun with criminals.
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The Abyss

  • Abyss - Another trench SpongeBob and Patrick accidentally went down in a submarine they found and met a hungry sea-monster that they fed Krabby Patties in "20,000 Patties Under the Sea."
  • Volcano - This volcano is located in Bikini Bottom and somewhat near the Krusty Krab. This volcano erupts in "Sponge-Cano!," which destroys Bikini Bottom and sends its people in a panic. This volcano was also known to kill Dolphin Warrior's race, leaving him the only survivor.
  • Bikini Goodlands - A lush field with a lot of vegetation and wildlife. It only makes a cameo in "Scavenger Pants."
  • Bikini Badlands - A very dry and rocky desert with many rock formations. It also appears in "Scavenger Pants" as one of the locations SpongeBob and Patrick go to during Squidward's scavenger hunt.
  • Mariana Trench - This is the deepest trench in the entire ocean. In the episode "Scavenger Pants," SpongeBob and Patrick fall down the trench to find the trench, but are able to find the Boxing Begonia for Squidward.

Alternate universes/realities

  • Alternate Realities - There are also two alternate dimensions shown in the series: The Fly of Despair, a reality which is apparently endless, which the Flying Dutchman can open, and close freely and an area inside the time machine, the Nowhere, seen in SB-129, which is also infinite, and nothing but stark white. It may be a reference to Purgatory. The Eighth and Ninth Dimensions are mentioned by Patrick Star in "Big Pink Loser", which are apparently tyrannically ruled by the Mini-Monkey Man and Giant Monkey Man, respectively.
  • Mirrors - A universe that is confined within mirrors. Alternate-Universe SpongeBob and Alternate-Universe Patrick live in this realm.
  • 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 Clarinetland Bird, 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.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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