The Tenderizer is a boss who appears as an enemy in the video game SpongeBob's Truth or Square.


It is a purple and white robot with spikes on its head, making it resemble that of a mohawk. It has spiked hammers for hands, which double as cannons. Tenderizer's eye scheme is similar to most of Plankton's robots, and even Plankton himself: A single eye with an unibrow. However, unlike the robots, Tenderizer's eye doubles as his weak point: a white target with red stripes.

Role in game

After SpongeBob reaches the end of the Krusty Krab freezer in the level "Santa, Santa, Santa!, Tenderizer," who was frozen in a block of ice, breaks free from his icy prison and attacks SpongeBob. SpongeBob ultimately defeats him and claims the wooden clarinet as his prize.

In the DS version, Tenderizer and Demento Bot switch places, with Demento becoming the boss of the Freezer and Tenderizer becoming the boss of Kelp Forest. In this version, SpongeBob and Sandy reach a certain part of Kelp Forest, which has an empty circle with no kelp inside of it. SpongeBob and Sandy prepare to practice karate, but Tenderizer intervenes and attacks SpongeBob.

Tenderizer's fight has changed quite a bit in the DS version, with him no longer using his cannons one at a time, but rather together. Tenderizer is also mobile, unlike the console/PSP versions, where he is stationary. His hammer attack has also changed; instead of attempting to smash SpongeBob when he gets too close to him, he will charge in a straight line and smash anything in his path.

SpongeBob ultimately defeats him and claims the karate gear as his prize.


  • Explosive cannon shot
  • Slam attack
SpongeBob's Truth or Square (VE)

Characters and actors: Andy SambergCaptainRicky GervaisPatchy's momDevil PottyAngel PottyCeeLo GreenRosario DawsonEddie DeezenTriumph, the Insult Comic DogDr. KrabsLeBron JamesTina FeyWill FerrellCamerafishBoom microphone operatorCraig FergusonRobin WilliamsThe 3 Point FowlThe Guy on the PennyThe QueenP!nkSir QuentinMr. TinderCameramanDirectorMimeOld sailorGoldfishWhaleTalking flowersNot SpongeBobWedding officiantLive-action whaleBlackbeardTenderizerPlanktoBotDemento BotSquidBotWee Yellow BotNosferatuSanta Claus

Locations: Krusty KrabKrusty Krab freezerChum BucketSpongeBob's housePatrick's houseSquidward's houseNickelodeon Animation StudioBurbankEncino

Songs: A Day Like ThisKrabby Patty JingleRubber Hose RagWe've Got ScurvyOh, Krusty KrabBeautiful DreamerRejected theme songs

Objects: Regular tikiHover tikiExplosive tikiWater tikiHint tikiStone tikiJellyfish netBubblesBaby jellyfishSandy's iced tea glassMagic Conch shellHeart-shaped acornMopHot dogGolden spatulaSnellie's pet carrierSoda drinking hatWooden clarinetSquidward's paintsBellybutton lint earmuffsMermaid Man's beltAquaphoneMermaid Man & Barnacle Boy's ring boxKrabby PattyOpen 24 Hours signMr. Krabs' first dollarPatrick's alarm clockKarate gearVolcano SaucePicnic basketMr. Krabs' first dimeKrusty Towers BellFriendship ringRecipe for a Krabby PattyWalkie-talkieSquidward tikiHappiness objectSockAir pump

Shorts: BalloonsJuice ManTrafficThe Outfit

Miscellaneous: DVDVideo gameOnline gamePC gameThe Great Escape bookGood Times!Screen NoveltiesBurger King toysThe Next 100 EpisodesThe Best 200 Episodes EverThe Pilot a Mini-Movie and the Square ShortsThe Complete Sixth SeasonSeason 6 Volume 1Triple Pack 1Big Hits: Volume 1The Super Spongy Square GamesAltronList of MTV bumpersSpongeBob's Greatest Hits

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.