is one of the ten main characters of the series. She was the second character that
created for the show. He was inspired to design her while working at the Ocean Institute, where he was a tour guide for whale watches and tended to a whale skeleton exhibit.
Role in episode
" Sandy's Rocket" (
tr) Deleted scene (which is intact in the book); SpongeBob and Patrick find Pearl at the mall as one of the "aliens" and need to use multiple nets to catch her.
" Squeaky Boots" (
tr) Supporting, debut; it is Pearl's birthday, and Mr. Krabs tries to give her a pair of fishing boots.
" Culture Shock" (
tr) Supporting; Mr. Krabs agrees to put on a talent show if Pearl can be the star, and she does a cheerleading act.
" MuscleBob BuffPants" (
tr) Deleted scene
" The Chaperone" (
tr) Major; she takes SpongeBob to her prom. SpongeBob messes things up at first, but he and Pearl end up having fun and doing "The Sponge."
" Scaredy Pants" (
tr) Minor; she dresses as Frankenstein's bride for the Halloween party.
" Sleepy Time" (
tr) Supporting; SpongeBob accidentally goes into Pearl's dream, where she has a tea party with her stuffed animals.
" Texas" (
tr) Non-speaking cameo; she brings "peas-in-a-can pie" to Sandy's party.
" Hooky" (
tr) Supporting; Pearl brings her friends to the Krusty Krab. Later, she sees SpongeBob naked when he gets caught on the hook and calls him "SpongeBob NudiePants."
" Bossy Boots" (
tr) Major; she takes over the Krusty Krab and renames it the " Kuddly Krab."
" Bubble Buddy" (
tr) Minor; when Pearl meets Grubby Grouper, she shakes his hand, but Bubble Buddy washes it off.
" Life of Crime" (
tr) Mentioned; SpongeBob says "No more Sandy or Pearl or Mr. Krabs!"
" Pressure" (
tr) Indirectly mentioned as "family" by Mr. Krabs
" Band Geeks" (
tr) Supporting (non-speaking); she is a member of the band and plays the saxophone at the halftime show. When they march together on the street, Pearl's head is comically bigger than anyone else.
" The Algae's Always Greener" (
tr) Supporting; her alternative counterpart appears instead, and she asks Mr. Plankton for money.
" As Seen on TV" (
tr) Minor; she stars as "Amy" in the Krusty Krab commercial.
" Krab Borg" (
tr) Mentioned; Mr. Krabs says he will give Pearl a pair of used batteries for Christmas.
" Wet Painters" (
tr) Cameo in photo; she is seen in a portrait in the Krabs house.
" Party Pooper Pants" (
tr) Minor; she goes to SpongeBob's house for the party.
" Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V" (
tr) Non-speaking cameo; she is at the Krusty Krab.
" Mid-Life Crustacean" (
tr) Minor; she gives Mr. Krabs his pill, then talks about the word "coral."
" The Sponge Who Could Fly" (
tr) Cameo in flashback
" SpongeBob Meets the Strangler" (
tr) Non-speaking cameo; she attends SpongeBob's party.
" Shell of a Man" (
tr) Mentioned; SpongeBob pretends to be Mr. Krabs and says that instead of paying for Pearl's operation, he will do it himself to save money.
" The Lost Mattress" (
tr) Cameo in photo; Pearl's picture is seen in Mr. Krabs' room.
" Selling Out" (
tr) Minor; Mr. Krabs tries to join Pearl, and she inspires him to visit Krabby O'Mondays by saying he needs a hobby.
" Dunces and Dragons" (
tr) Major, medieval ancestor appears instead. Sir SpongeBob saves Princess Pearl from Planktonamor.
" Enemy In-Law" (
tr) Indirectly mentioned as "family"
" Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy VI: The Motion Picture" (
tr) Supporting; she stars in the movie as the Invisible Boatmobile.
" SquidBob TentaclePants" (
tr) Three non-speaking cameos; she comes to the performance and is later fused with the other characters.
" Whale of a Birthday" (
tr) Major; it is her sixteenth birthday.
" Once Bitten" (
tr) Deleted scene, credited in voice cast
" Rule of Dumb" (
tr) Indirectly mentioned; Mr. Krabs wants King Patrick to marry Pearl so that he can become the "father-in-law you give all your money to."
" Best Frenemies" (
tr) Minor; Pearl gets a Kelp Shake, which upsets Mr. Krabs.
" Le Big Switch" (
tr) Minor, voice only; she calls Mr. Krabs on the telephone to tell him that the house is full of burglars. In the storyboard (shown left), she was shown in her room for a full scene.
" What Ever Happened to SpongeBob?" (
tr) Original script and deleted scene (which is intact in the book); Pearl filled in for SpongeBob as the new fry cook at the Krusty Krab.
" Banned in Bikini Bottom" (
tr) Deleted scene ; according to the audio commentary, Pearl was originally shown singing at the Secret Krusty Krab.
" The Slumber Party" (
tr) Major; she throws a slumber party.
" SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The Big One" (
tr) Non-speaking cameo; she is at the welcome party.
" Grandpappy the Pirate" (
tr) Minor; Grandpa Redbeard mistakes Pearl for a sea monster.
" Truth or Square" (
tr) Non-speaking cameo; she comes to see the marriage and thinks it is heartwarming, but later gets upset when it is revealed to be a play.
" Tentacle-Vision" (
tr) Minor; she comes onto Squidward Chat to do her nonstop cheer routine.
" Growth Spout" (
tr) Major; she has a growth spurt and needs Mr. Krabs to find her food.
" One Coarse Meal" (
tr) Major; Plankton develops a terrible fear of Pearl, so Mr. Krabs dresses up as Pearl to keep scaring him.
" Welcome to the Bikini Bottom Triangle" (
tr) Major; she cooks patties at the Krusty Krab and laters goes to the Triangle. She becomes friends with the mermaids and convinces them to come to the mall with her.
" The Main Drain" (
" Enchanted Tiki Dreams" (
tr) Deleted scene; in the cut scene, the water was revealed to be coming from Pearl's spout. Lori Alan recorded her lines for the part, and Pearl is still in the ending credits.
" The Abrasive Side" (
tr) Minor, voice only; SpongeBob tells her that she can't get a pair of shoes, and her tears flood the shoe store.
" Tunnel of Glove" (
tr) Major; she and SpongeBob become trapped in the Tunnel of Glove.
" Drive Thru" (
tr) Minor; she orders at the drive-thru.
" A SquarePants Family Vacation" (
tr) Minor; she comes to SpongeBob's house.
" Mr. Krabs Takes a Vacation" (
tr) Major; she, SpongeBob, and Mr. Krabs go on vacation together.
" Barnacle Face" (
tr) Major; Pearl enlists SpongeBob's help to get rid of a barnacle on her face.
" Bubble Troubles" (
tr) Supporting; she helps Sandy by filling her with air.
" It's a SpongeBob Christmas!" (
tr) Minor; she gets infected by the Jerktonium, but becomes good again when Patrick gives her a present.
" Squirrel Record" (
" Eek, an Urchin!" (
" Evil Spatula" (
tr) Cameo in photo
" Safe Deposit Krabs" (
tr) Minor; she gives SpongeBob her cell phone to call Mr. Krabs.
" Tutor Sauce" (
tr) Minor; she crashes her boat into the Krusty Krab.
" Company Picnic" (
tr) Likeness only; an orange plush Pearl appears as a toy in Plankton's hologram.
" The Sewers of Bikini Bottom" (
tr) Cameo in photos; in Mr. Krabs' wallet, he has a photo of Pearl and another of him and Pearl making funny faces together.
" Married to Money" (
tr) Supporting; Plankton (as "Cashina") has to win Pearl over in order to enact his plan.
" Mall Girl Pearl" (
tr) Major; she wants to find a job at the mall and gets hired at Grandma's Apron.
" Lame and Fortune" (
tr) Cameo in Mr. Krabs' dream; he imagines Pearl crying over him, but she later says she will spend his money on shoes.
" Goodbye, Krabby Patty?" (
tr) Cameo; she films the Krusty Krab's video entry.
" Bulletin Board" (
tr) Minor; she posts a drawing of a sea unicorn to the bulletin board.
" Mimic Madness" (
tr) Likeness only; she is imitated by SpongeBob in " Who Am I?"
" Burst Your Bubble" (
tr) Mentioned; Mr. Krabs says he shouldn't have borrowed Pearl's shorts.
" Feral Friends" (
tr) Supporting; she becomes a feral whale. Sandy hops onto Pearl's tail to ride through Bikini Bottom and get to the Treedome.
" The Check-Up" (
tr) Cameo in photo
" The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom" (
tr) Deleted scene; according to Vincent Waller, Pearl's stop-motion model appeared in a scene that was cut for time.
" Whale Watching" (
tr) Major; Squidward babysits Pearl, but she sneaks out to go to a party near the surface.
" Patnocchio" (
tr) Supporting; she plays the role of Monstro the whale.
" Plankton Paranoia" (
tr) Supporting; she sneaks into the Chum Bucket for the surprise party.
" Goons on the Moon" (
tr) Major; she is one of the Science Scouts.
" Squirrel Jelly" (
tr) Non-speaking cameo; Sandy injures Pearl at Goo Lagoon.
" The String" (
tr) Cameo in photo
" Plankton's Old Chum" (
tr) Brief cameo in photo
" The Krusty Bucket" (
tr) Cameo in photo
" SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout" (
tr) Minor; she dances with Mr. Krabs at the party and sings "Happy Birthday" to SpongeBob.
" The Ghost of Plankton" (
tr) Likeness only; the Flying Dutchman shapeshifts into Pearl to scare Plankton.
" My Two Krabses" (
tr) Minor; Mr. Krabs interrupts her slumber party. SpongeBob and Patrick also use a stuffed dummy of Pearl to teach Chum Krabs how to act like Mr. Krabs.
" Knock Knock, Who's There?" (
tr) Minor; Pearl asks to come inside the house, but SpongeBob, Patrick, and Mr. Krabs do not let her.
" Hiccup Plague" (
tr) Major; she briefly gets hiccups from Mrs. Puff and later helps SpongeBob to cure it.
" A Cabin in the Kelp" (
tr) Major; she is inducted into the Gal Pals and goes camping with them.
" The Kwarantined Krab" (
tr) Major; she is locked in Krusty Krab on the kwarantine with SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, Mr. Krabs and Mrs. Puff.
" Plankton's Intern" (
tr) Major; she is a new intern of Plankton.
" Kooky Cooks" (
tr) Supporting; she is a waiter on Mr. Krabs and Mrs. Puff's date.
Nickelodeon Magazine Pearl is featured in many different issues and stories.
SpongeBob SquarePants Trivia Book Mr. Krabs explains that Pearl "takes after her mother."
The Big Halloween Scare Pearl dresses as a witch for the party, unlike the original episode.
Krusty Krab Adventures She has the same role as "Culture Shock" and "The Algae's Always Greener."
SpongeBob's Secret Valentine Mr. Krabs thinks SpongeBob is asking to date Pearl and says "Stay away from me daughter!"
Clowning Around (book) Pearl works at the Krusty Krab while SpongeBob is away with the clowns.
SpongeBob MoviePants Pearl is a part of the movie.
Just Say "Please!" It is Parents Day at Pearl's school, and Pearl is nervous about Mr. Krabs' bad manners. SpongeBob helps her by teaching Mr. Krabs how to be polite, but he becomes a completely different person and Pearl wants him to change back.
Scared Silly! Pearl tells a joke about vampires.
SpongeBob Exposed! The Insider's Guide to SpongeBob SquarePants Pearl is on the back cover and has a bio in the book.
UFO! Pearl is scared of the UFO. Later, she plays hide-and-seek with the rest of the main cast.
SpongeBob's Easter Parade Pearl dresses as the Easter Bunny for the Krusty Krab float.
Hooray for Dads! Pearl brings Mr. Krabs to the Annual Dad and Kids Games Day.
SpongeBob and the Princess Mr. Krabs has a picture of Pearl in his office.
Lost in Time: A Medieval Adventure Princess Pearl has the same role as "Dunces and Dragons."
Good Ideas... and Other Disasters Pearl gives Squidward a pet worm named Mishka, and he loves it. Later, Pearl goes to a dance with Mr. Krabs' help.
SpongeBob to the Rescue! Pearl, Patrick, and Plankton come to the opening of the recycling center.
SpongeBob Goes Green! After listening to SpongeBob's speech, Pearl helps clean up the town and goes to the pool party.
SpongeBob, Soccer Star! Pearl is the goalie of SpongeBob's team, and blocks every kick because she fills up the whole goal.
Dancing with the Star Pearl judges the dancing competition.
Good Knight SpongeBob Princess Pearl has the same role as "Dunces and Dragons."
Party Time! She is a guest at Squidward's party.
Book of Silly Stuff Pearl and Mr. Krabs have a profile in the book.
Underwater Friends Pearl and her species, the sperm whale, have bios in the book.