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Rock Bottom is a small city in a deep-sea trench located beneath Bikini Bottom. It first appears in the episode of the same name and makes other appearances in the franchise afterwards, but does not make its second episode appearance until "Out of the Picture."

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Description

The road between the two cities is so perfectly vertical that it can only be accessed by a bus or balloon. It is a 90 degree angle, as confirmed in "Rock Bottom."

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SpongeBob blows raspberries as a way to communicate.

Sunlight does not reach this part of the ocean, so everything is always pitch black except for a few street lights. Signs are written in a language based on English, except with the letters distorted, inverted, or in a different orientation. The soil is green with living sludge that can talk. Most residents of Rock Bottom are bioluminescent and generally very creepy looking. They speak a language nearly identical to English, except that they blow raspberries between most words and sentences.

The entry area of Rock Bottom contains a "Kandy" machine. The road leads back to Bikini Bottom and restrooms, although foreigners cannot tell which is the men's room and which is the women's due to the weird symbols used to mark them, and are unable to determine the genders of the inhabitants.

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The bathrooms in Rock Bottom.

Rock Bottom also has a major bus station, although the bus is extremely hard to catch. There is also an information booth, with extremely long waiting lines. SpongeBob has attempted to be first in line, but the lines are already taken so he is forced to be 329th in line.

There is also a police station and a prison, as seen in the video game SpongeBob's Boating Bash. There are many billboards throughout the town. Lastly, the signs on the bathroom doors have question marks on them.

Creatures in Rock Bottom

Video game appearances

Rock Bottom is featured in several SpongeBob SquarePants video games. The city's first appearance in a video game is Legend of the Lost Spatula.

In SuperSponge, it is the fourth chapter of the game.

In Employee of the Month, Rock Bottom is the location of the game's second chapter. It also includes a TV network, WSEA TV, with weatherman Gary Gulper, and a soda bar called the Rusty Anchor, run by a muscular fish named Big Mac. The weather wizard of Rocky Town, named Marlin, lives there.

In Battle for Bikini Bottom, Rock Bottom is the sixth level in the game in order. The main mission of the level is to collect artwork stolen from the Rock Bottom Museum and return them to Mrs. Puff. The player also travels to the Trench of Advanced Darkness, a trench that is lower than the city itself. There is also an episode reference to "Rock Bottom" in the game; if SpongeBob approaches the Kandy Machine, a small cutscene will play and a bus will stop next to the machine before leaving.

In The Yellow Avenger, this is where the player finds the Flying Dutchman. They can also see the bus station, which is accessible. There is also a giant anchor, and a vending machine can be found inside the bus station.

It appears in SpongeBob's Truth Or Square during the 24-hour shift flashback level. It is where the entire level occurs and takes place.

It appears in the game SpongeBob's Boating Bash as a driving area.

It appears in Plankton's Robotic Revenge as the second location.

Destruction

  • "The String"- Rock Bottom was presumably destroyed when SpongeBob unraveled all of Bikini Bottom and the Milky Way with the string.

Trivia

  • The outlandishly creepy appearance of Rock Bottom's residents are based on the appearance of deep sea creatures in the real world, which are generally more "deformed-looking" than sea creatures in higher levels of the ocean.
  • It has an appearance similar to the monster-infested trench on the way to Shell City.
  • Rock Bottom makes its second in-series appearance in the season 10 episode "Out of the Picture," marking the city's first appearance in the show in 17 years.
  • If the road is at a 90 degree angle, buses wouldn't be able to get out.

References

Locations (VE)

Cities/Towns

Bikini Bottom (Dead Eye GulchBikini BottomshirePlanktopolis) • EncinoRock BottomBottom's Up!Tentacle AcresNew Kelp CityBass VegasDullsvilleFar-Out-VilleUkulele BottomAtlantisShell CityBurbank

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' houseBubble Buddy's houseDoodleBob's houseOld Man Jenkins' houseNorma Rechid's 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 GarbageBikini Bottom MoversFirst Nautical BankBankCourt HouseBikini RealtyHotelLarry's GymGymThe DumpPoseidon Elementary SchoolAdult Learning CenterBottom of the Hill CommunityFlower archBikini Bottom Zoo (Oyster Stadium) • Bikini Bottom MuseumBikini Bottom Museum of BoatingHook MuseumFry Cook MuseumStuffGrab-it MartDinerJuice BarFancy!KelpshakeShell ShackFlabby 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 SaunaFancy SpringsPamper IslandSunny Shore ResortsSuper Mega Mall WorldBikini Bottom Outskirts Outlet Mega-MallBassCar Baytona 400PlaygroundPalace of PranksMagic ShopNear Mint Comic BooksBigshot RecordsAngry Jack's Shell EmporiumJewelry StoreFlower ShopPerfume ShoppeNoses 'n ThingsTom's TooleryHatsWigs & HairpiecesBikini Bottom Folk VillageSeashell ParkSnail ParkPet ParkFish Hooks ParkFast Food ColiseumMedieval MomentsThe Main DrainTough TavernThe Salty SpitoonWeenie Hut JuniorsSuper Weenie Hut JuniorsWeenie 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 DarknessSki LodgeGuppy MoundFlounder HillRevenge of the bride of Plankton's other BrainKelp SwampKelp CavesKelp VinesFlying Dutchman's Graveyard (Graveyard of Ships) • SpongeBob's dreamPatrick's DreamBikinos BottosDoodle Patrick's houseSquid Doodle's houseDoodle Grandma SquarePants' houseUptown Bikini BottomBikini Bottom OutskirtsRay's Organic Tanning SalonWSEA TVRusty AnchorMarlin's CaveSardine's SundriesOxygen SpringsWaverly HillsCarlton Ritts' houseCowfish Craig's shackSublime SeafoodsNeptune's ParadiseUndersea DesertKelpazoic JungleSand StadiumTentacle Acres Cocoa ShopShipwreck ReefConstruction siteHigh Rise apartmentsChum WorldMonster CavernsMount TritonWhelk-MartDriving You Nuts!SpongeBob's pineapple gardenSquirrel Museum of NutsMuShip GraveyardSeed ShopSpice ShackTreat Shop • • The Center of the EarthSix Clams Adventure LandOkey Dokey CorralHotel Deep SixFin LockerHotel Deep SixThe Mysterious Old Abandoned Factory

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