A walkie-talkie is a two-way radio transceiver used for communicating from far distances. It first appears in the episode "Boating School."


It is a blue transceiver that has an antenna and a red button on the side. It has a speaker and a light blue clam on it. In several episodes, the clam is lavender. In "Safe Deposit Krabs," the walkie-talkie is gray rather than blue.

Role in series

"Boating School"

Patrick uses walkie-talkies to help SpongeBob cheat on Mrs. Puff's driving test. He puts one in SpongeBob's head and hides the antenna with a cowboy hat. At the end of the episode, SpongeBob reveals the antenna to Mrs. Puff and admits that he cheated.

"Hall Monitor"

The walkie-talkie is used by SpongeBob and Patrick to communicate within a far distance and for Patrick to keep SpongeBob updated on the open window maniac.

"Valentine's Day"

SpongeBob and Sandy use walkie-talkies to communicate while Sandy brings Patrick's hot-air balloon present to the Valentine's Day Carnival.

"Nasty Patty"

Officer Slugfish receives a call on his walkie-talkie about SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs burying a body.

"Spy Buddies"

SpongeBob and Patrick use walkie-talkies to inform Mr. Krabs about Plankton's whereabouts.

"Truth or Square"

Patrick takes it out so that the group can call Sandy. However, when they call, Sandy thinks Squidward stole the walkie-talkie. Patrick then thinks Sandy is trapped in the walkie-talkie and destroys it.

"Safe Deposit Krabs"

Officer John uses a walkie-talkie to alert another officer that Mr. Krabs has entered the Bank of Bikini Bottom Bank. The walkie-talkie is colored gray in this episode.

"Bulletin Board"

SpongeBob, Squidward, and Mr. Krabs use walkie-talkies while they wait for "P-Star7" to enter the Krusty Krab.

"Sanitation Insanity"

The purple trash inspector uses a walkie-talkie to communicate with his fellow inspectors.


  • In "Truth or Square," Patrick thinks the walkie-talkie is a box.
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