A golden spatula is a specific type of spatula that appears in the episode "Plankton!," the video games Battle for Bikini Bottom (console and GBA versions), The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, SuperSponge, and the online game Lost Treasures.


They are completely golden, except for the black handle. Many golden spatulas are prominently featured in the Battle for Bikini Bottom video game, as one of the main objectives of the game is to collect as many golden spatulas as possible. Golden Spatulas have been known to be awarded to the great chefs and bakers of Applied Nutrition 3. They are also collectibles in the video game SuperSponge and the online game Lost Treasures.

Role in series


It serves as a gift from Plankton to SpongeBob in order to befriend him. It even has SpongeBob's name carved into it. Plankton claims it is his birthday tomorrow, and the yellow sponge is invited to his party. Plankton said he wants SpongeBob to get him a Krabby Patty for his birthday, in return for the golden spatula. Upon saying this, SpongeBob then realizes that all Plankton really wants is the Krabby Patty secret formula. The protection of the formula overcomes SpongeBob's gift and Plankton's sweet talking in his mind, and SpongeBob states that he now knows of this plan, and angrily walks away in the direction opposite from Plankton.

Role in video games

Legend of the Lost Spatula

It was seen on the cover of the game and after the player fights The Flying Dutchman.

Operation Krabby Patty

The mouse cursor is the golden spatula.


They were collectibles and if the player collects all 100 a extra life/bouns area will be Unlocked.

Revenge of the Flying Dutchman

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Battle for Bikini Bottom

The golden spatulas act as a goal for completing a level/task. Once the player has collected a golden spatula during a task, the player knows that it is completely finished, and there is nothing else to accomplish in that task. Once the player has received one from a task, the player can not receive the same one or a different one from that task, even if the player redoes all of the steps for getting it. The golden spatulas are one of the main collectible items in the game, alongside shiny objects and Patrick's socks, as there are 100 golden spatulas in all. At least one can be found in each level, the amount ranging from 1-8. Here is a list of levels with their spatula amounts (representing the number in parentheses):

The player can also receive spatulas by:

  • Giving Mr. Krabs a certain amount of shiny objects (8)
    • 3,000 for 1st
    • 3,500 for 2nd
    • 4,000 for 3rd
    • 4,500 for 4th
    • 5,000 for 5th
    • 5,500 for 6th
    • 6,000 for 7th
    • 7,500 for 8th
  • Returning 10 socks at a time to Patrick (8)

They were also in the gameboy advance to get past the door, the player would have to get 3 golden spatulas to past.

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie video game

It is the key for the Patty Wagon.

Nicktoons: Battle for Volcano Island

It was one of spongebob's salvage items.

SpongeBob Atlantis SquarePantis

It appears in the DS/Gameboy Advance Versions.

SpongeBob's Truth or Square

It was one of spongebob's happiest items.

Bubble Bros

It appears as an item.

Lost Treasures

The golden spatula featured in Lost Treasures is the only collectable treasure in level 6.


  • Patrick cannot say spatula, and always confuses it with other random items, like a backscratcher, or turkey baster, for example.
  • When SpongeBob once corrected Patrick in saying spatula, he said he could not speak Italian. However, in the episode "Wormy," whenever Patrick is "talking" to birdy, he says he is speaking Italian, not "bird". Later on, when Sandy's cricket lets out a few chirps, SpongeBob tells Sandy that he cannot speak Italian.
  • In Battle for Bikini Bottom (console versions), once the player defeats Robo-Patrick (industrial park), the player cannot trade shiny objects for spatulas until the player saves the Krusty Krab.