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.


It is 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 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 episode

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 will be his birthday the following day, and SpongeBob is invited to his party. Plankton then says 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.

Role in video games

Legend of the Lost Spatula

It is 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 are collectibles and if the player collects all 100, an extra life/bouns area will be unlocked.

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 is 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.


  • 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.
Atlantis SquarePantis (VE)

Characters: The QuicksterLord Royal HighnessAtlantean citizensCaptain of the Sea Ship AtlantisKnowledge MachineAtlantean RobotsRobot touristsRed AtlanteanYellow AtlanteanAtlantean royal guardNandoSpongeBob hallucinationAggressive Case of the SnifflesOrange GuardBubble SpongeBobDave (cave)Norbluck 5Pedal-throwing robotMagenta thugPale anakiwa thugLight brown thugBlue thugGreen jellyfishGhost jellyfishBlack jellyfishMagma jellyfishDiamond JellyfishSteel JellyfishBrown tall fishPurple tug fishPontifexGigantic JellyfishRoyal Guard Commander

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