Not to be confused with SpongeBob (primitive) or Spongy Spongy.

SpongeGar is one of SpongeBob SquarePants' prehistoric ancestors. He first appears in the episode "Ugh."


SpongeGar is more advanced than the Primitive Sponge because he has developed clothes, a language system, domestication, and a curiosity for new discoveries, such as cooking food.

His pet snailPrehistoric Gary, was a lot larger than the present Gary raised by present SpongeBob. Prehistoric Gary was an ancestor of the normal Gary.

His best friend is Patar, who is one of Patrick's prehistoric ancestors. He is not the same as Primitive Sponge; he came many years after the primitive. He is curious and smarter than Primitive Sponge. SpongeGar is also an ancestor of SpongeTron.

Like his descendant, SpongeGar is a sea sponge, but he is drawn to resemble a kitchen sponge. SpongeGar has large light blue eyes, a long, slightly curved nose, a large mouth with one buck tooth, two fang-like teeth, a unibrow, and dimples with three freckles on each cheek. He wears a brown animal skin with only a left sleeve. He also has hair showing from his feet and hands.


He was mistaken by Squog--Squidward's prehistoric ancestor--to be dumb, but he has proven to be somewhat intelligent.

His personality is similar to that of Primitive Sponge but they are not the same, as SpongeGar is more advanced and curious than the Primitive. At times, he can be like SpongeBob, as after he, Squog, and Patar argue over the fire before it is washed away, he and Patar are both saddened about it even more so as they realized what they had been doing hugging to make up.


At some point, he lives in a primitive pineapple.

At some point, he met Squog and Patar.

Along with Squog and Patar, they discovered fire.

Thousands of years after SpongeGar's death, he ended up in the Bikini Bottom Museum.

SpongeGar's pet is a primitive pet snail named Primitive Gary.

Role in series


He lives in a pineapple-style cave with his prehistoric pet snail, Prehistoric Gary. His neighbors here are Patar and Squog. At one point of the episode, they all fight over a fire, but said fire goes out.

"Atlantis SquarePantis"

He makes a cameo along with Patar and Squog during Squidward's song in the cave scene.

Role in games

B.C. Bowling

SpongeGar appears as a bowler whom the player can choose.

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie video game

He is seen as a cheat for SpongeBob's costumes.

Lights, Camera, Pants!

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

SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis

In the console version of the video game, he may have appeared at the Bikini Bottom Museum. SpongeBob calls one of the skeletons "SpongeGar."

Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots

SpongeGar appears as an unlockable costume for SpongeBob as well as a secret character in the Nintendo DS version.

The SpongeBob Movie Game: Sponge on the Run

He is a costume for SpongeBob.

SpongeBob's Game Frenzy

He is seen in the mini-game called "Ungah Over The Ungah."

A Mission Through Time

He could be seen next to Squog.


Like his descendant, SpongeBob, he lives in a structure that lies near his nears as if it were a straight line. Unlike a real pineapple, the house was a simple stone house that served as shelter like a cavern. However, the house was able to stretch easily when huge Prehistoric Gary came out.

During the caveman times, to wake him up, SpongeGar relied on creatures whose roars make a powerful-enough vibration to knock a rock off a shelf and onto himself as an alarm system. Specifically, a Dorudon.


  • He uses a log filled with soap to blow bubbles.
  • He also uses his brown skin animal attire as a blanket.
  • He makes his playable appearance in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie video game as one of SpongeBob's costumes.
  • He has became an internet meme.
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