Rocky is a rock that Patrick believes is a snail and enters in a snail race in the episode " The Great Snail Race." It also appears in the episodes " Buried in Time" and " Patrick's Staycation," as well as the short " The Endless Summer."
Rocky in "Buried In Time"
Rocky is light brown and is the same size as a snail. Also, it looks like a scaled-down version of
Patrick's rock but without the antenna.
In "Buried in Time" and "The Endless Summer," Rocky is lumpy and light gray.
Role in series
"The Great Snail Race"
Patrick enters Rocky in a snail race competing against
Gary and Squidward's snail, Snellie.
Somehow, Rocky actually wins the snail race despite not showing any signs of sentience. Squidward himself is left confused by how his pet snail lost to a rock.
"The Endless Summer"
When Patrick says to
Mr. Krabs that he and the people of Bikini Bottom are moving to colder climates, he is shown holding a stick with Rocky strapped with a rope to the end of it.
"Buried in Time"
Patrick wants to donate Rocky to the
SpongeBob remarks about a puppet show, Patrick shuts him down while holding Rocky.
He is one of the pets featured on the title screen in this online game.
Trivia According to Patrick, Rocky has nerves of steel. Whenever someone mentions to Patrick that his pet is an actual rock, Patrick continually mentions this, by saying, "I know, I know, he's got nerves of steel."