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Appearances
SpongeBob SquarePants is the title character of the series of the same name. He (or some version of him) has appeared in every episode of the series, giving him the most appearances out of any character. However, he does not make an in-person appearance in the special "Patchy's Playlist" and only appears in archive footage from past episodes.

Although SpongeBob appears in every full-length episode of the series, he does not appear in several shorts. These include the "What If SpongeBob Was Gone?" shorts, "Friend or Foe" shorts, "Ask Patrick Anything," the Merry Nickmas shorts "Patrick the Snowman," "Plankton's Holiday Hits," "A Chuckie Finster Christmas, Channukah, Kwaanza, Winter Solstice" and the SpongeBob Gold short "Krabby Patty IRL."

Episodes in which more than one SpongeBob appear include "The Chaperone," "Sleepy Time," "Your Shoe's Untied," "Pressure," "Doing Time," "Krusty Krab Training Video," "Squilliam Returns," "The Sponge Who Could Fly," "Spy Buddies," "Overbooked," "Back to the Past," "SpongeBob You're Fired," "CopyBob DittoPants," and "Boss for a Day."

His only non-speaking appearances to date are "Reef Blower" and "Whale Watching."

Appearances = List of episodes

Episodes in which SpongeBob does not play a major role

Image # Title Role in episode
Season 1
SB-129 016
14a
"SB-129" (tr) Minor; He asks Squidward to go jellyfishing.
Season 2
Band Geeks 179
35b
"Band Geeks" (tr) Supporting; He is a student in Squidward's class.
Season 3
The Algae's Always Greener 079
41a
"The Algae's Always Greener" (tr) Supporting (alternate universe counterpart only)
Ugh 037
54
"Ugh" (tr) 2 cameos
Plankton's Army 003
58b
"Plankton's Army" (tr) Minor; Mr. Krabs reported him about Plankton.
Season 4
Enemy In-Law 082
67a
"Enemy In-Law" (tr) Minor; He is the waiter at Plankton and Mama Krabs' date.
New Leaf 039
73a
"New Leaf" (tr) Minor; He 'peels' his eyes off.
Best Frenemies 014
78b
"Best Frenemies" (tr) Supporting; He enjoys the Kelp Shakes.
Season 5
Friend or Foe 065
81
"Friend or Foe" (tr) Supporting; He wanted to know why Krabs and Plankton hated each other.
Rise and Shine 008
83a
"Rise and Shine" (tr) Minor; He wondered what Patrick's morning is like.
The Donut of Shame 035
90b
"The Donut of Shame" (tr) Supporting; He gives Patrick a good donut.
Goo Goo Gas 045
91a
"Goo Goo Gas" (tr) Supporting; Plankton turns him into an old man and a baby.
Pat No Pay 019
93b
"Pat No Pay" (tr) Minor; He makes Patrick many Krabby Patties.
Season 6
Plankton's Regular 149
108b
"Plankton's Regular" (tr) Supporting; He makes Nat like Krabby Patties.
Komputer Overload 140
118b
"Komputer Overload" (tr) Supporting; Plankton tries to make SpongeBob tell Mr. Krabs about robots he built.
Chum Bucket Supreme 074
122a
"Chum Bucket Supreme" (tr) Minor; He, along with Krabs, tries to steal Plankton's formula.
Chum Caverns 094
125b
"Chum Caverns" (tr) Supporting; He enjoys Chum Caverns.
Season 7
Growth Spout 161
128a
"Growth Spout" (tr) Supporting; Mr. Krabs steals from from his home for Pearl.
The Bad Guy Club for Villains 009
135b
"The Bad Guy Club for Villains" (tr) Supporting; He watches the show with Patrick.
One Coarse Meal 158
137a
"One Coarse Meal" (tr) Supporting; He tries to defend Plankton.
The Cent of Money 189
139b
"The Cent of Money" (tr) Supporting; Mr. Krabs makes him do multiple tasks.
Season 8
Sweet and Sour Squid 017
158a
"Sweet and Sour Squid" (tr) Supporting; He plays "Doorslam" with Squidward and Plankton
The Googly Artiste 009
158b
"The Googly Artiste" (tr) Supporting; He makes crafts.
Fiasco! 079
168b
"Fiasco!" (tr) Minor; He puts on his thinking cap.
Karen 2.0 186
171a
"Karen 2.0" (tr) Supporting; He makes Karen feel comfortable at the Krusty Krab.
Season 9
Jailbreak! 011
184a
"Jailbreak!" (tr) Supporting; He tries protecting the Krusty Krab.
Plankton's Pet 059
186b
"Plankton's Pet" (tr) Supporting; He helps Plankton look for a pet.
Squid Plus One 198
191a
"Squid Plus One" (tr) Supporting; He wants Squidward to play with him.
The Executive Treatment 189
191b
"The Executive Treatment" (tr) Minor; He gives Patrick an executive sandwich.
Married to Money 147
196b
"Married to Money" (tr) Minor; He sets up Krabs and Cashina's party.
Mall Girl Pearl 199
197a
"Mall Girl Pearl" (tr) 3 cameos; He's at the mall with Squidward and later gives Beatrice's arm back.
Pineapple Invasion 067
203a
"Pineapple Invasion" (tr) Supporting; He tells Gary to protect the secret formula.
Salsa Imbecilicus 026
203b
"Salsa Imbecilicus" (tr) Minor; He acts stupid.
Season 10
Plankton Retires 043
211a
"Plankton Retires" (tr) Supporting; He watches what Plankton is up to.
Patrick's Coupon 026
214a
"Patrick's Coupon" (tr) Minor; Patrick wants to buy him some ice cream.
Feral Friends 027
215a
"Feral Friends" (tr) Supporting; He celebrates Sandy's party.
Season 11
No Pictures Please 092
221a
"No Pictures Please" (tr) Minor; He is greeted by Rube.
Squid Noir 080
224a
"Squid Noir" (tr) Supporting; He helps Squidward look for his clarinet.
Ink Lemonade 156
231b
"Ink Lemonade" (tr) Supporting; He gives Patrick a better ingredient.
Whale Watching 047
233a
"Whale Watching" (tr) 2 cameos (no lines)
Patnocchio 036
234a
"Patnocchio" (tr) Minor; He high fives Patrick.
Surf N' Turf 055
236b
"Surf N' Turf" (tr) Supporting; He makes Krabs and Sandy best friends.
Girls' Night Out 149
240b
"Girls' Night Out" (tr) Supporting; He tells Mrs. Puff to tell her she said hi and later becomes Gal Pals' prank target.
Season 12
Gary & Spot 008
242b
"Gary & Spot" (tr) Minor; He sleeps with Gary.
King Plankton 010
245b
"King Plankton" (tr) Supporting; He tells Karen to watch his sea chimp aquarium.
Swamp Mates 025
247a
"Swamp Mates" (tr) Minor; He tells the story of Bubble Bass.
The Krusty Bucket 091
248a
"The Krusty Bucket" (tr) Minor; He is happy for PlanKrab.
Karen's Baby 048
250b
"Karen's Baby" (tr) Minor; He brings a gift for Chip.
SpongeBob in Shell Games
251a
"Shell Games" (tr) Cameo; He gives Patrick his to go order.
Senior Discount 086
251b
"Senior Discount" (tr) Supporting; He cares for Old Man Jenkins.
The Goofy Newbie 156
258b
"The Goofy Newbie" (tr) Supporting; He assists Patrick with making ice-cream.
The Ghost of Plankton 158
259a
"The Ghost of Plankton" (tr) Minor; He cries for Plankton's death.
Pat Hearts Squid (274)
260b
"Pat Hearts Squid" (tr) Minor; He cheers for Patrick and plays in the mud with him.
A Cabin in the Kelp 062
262a
"A Cabin in the Kelp" (tr) Supporting; Pearl planned to use him to scare other Gal Pals.
Specials
Patchy's Playlist 041
891
"Patchy's Playlist" (tr) Appears only in archive footage from past episodes.
TBA
"SpongeBob Appreciation Day: Patchy's Beach Bash!" (tr) Appears only in archive footage from past episodes.

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