If you were looking for the article about Patrick's other prehistoric ancestor, then see Patrick (primitive).

Patar is a prehistoric ancestor of Patrick Star. He first appears in the episode "Ugh."


Patar looks a lot like his descendant Patrick, except he has more chest hair, a bigger mouth, a tooth on the bottom instead of the top, and flared nostrils that resemble those of a gorilla since it is prehistoric times.

He wears the same clothes as the present Patrick, but instead of pants, he wears typical caveman leopard skin-like clothes. He is more civilized and tame than Primitive Star. He lives in a rock just like his descendant does now.


He is very strong, playful, and curious. Patar is very foolish, even eating his own shirt, exposing him as naked. However, he is also powerful, even crushing Squog when he hugs him at the beginning.

He was friends with SpongeGar and Squog, SpongeBob and Squidward's respective ancestors, However, Squog, unlike Squidward, who is hostile to Patrick, was friendly with Patar as well.

He will eat anything, just so long as it has enough salt on it. Examples are Prehistoric Gary's slime, Mr. Krabs' small ancestors, his clothes, coral, the wood, and even his own burnt hand. He was the first to notice that when he clapped it rained, but got overzealous and caused a thunderstorm, creating fire.

Role in series


He is one of the cavemen. He emerges from his rock calling his name after Squog bumped into it after slipping on Prehistoric Gary's slime. Patar soon eats the slime on Squog after putting salt on it before hugging Squog and greeting SpongeGar.

Soon, he and SpongeGar discover fire and with Squog they partake in cooking many things before fighting over the fire for the rest of the episode before the fire goes out, due to the rain.

"Atlantis SquarePantis"

He, SpongeGar, and Squog make a cameo during Squidward's song in the cave scene.

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (video game)

He is a cheat code for a costume for Patrick in the console version.

Lights, Camera, Pants!

In the PC version of the video game, SpongeBob goes back in time to recruit Patar to be an actor in The Adventures of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy.

SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis

During the level "Snap Happy!," SpongeBob encounters two skeletons. He calls them "SpongeGar" and "Patar." Also, he may make a cameo at the Bikini Bottom Museum as an object that SpongeBob must photograph.

SpongeBob's Game Frenzy

He was seen in one of the mini-games.

Super Brawl World

He appears as a costume for Patrick.


He, along with Squog and SpongeGar, discovered fire.

Thousands of years after his death, he may have ended up in the Bikini Bottom Museum.


Pathar captions error.

  • In the original airing and on the DVDs, the closed-captions spell Patar's name as "Pathar."
  • Patar's house looks similar to Patrick's, except Patar's does not have any furniture and has no weather vane.
  • Patar's clothes appear different on the SpongeBob Goes Prehistoric DVD and VHS covers.
  • In the Polish dub, his name is "Pator."
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