The Specter Deflector is an object that appears in the episode "Pranks a Lot," and is seen as Mr. Krabs' "last resort" against the ghosts.


The Specter Deflector on the surface appears to be a regular wooden paddle ball, however, Mr. Krabs explicitly states "And if none of this stuff works, I've got my secret weapon. The Specter Deflector." It is unknown what exactly is altered with it, as SpongeBob and Patrick destroy it before it is tested on ghosts.

Role in episode

After Mr. Krabs introduces the Specter Deflector and his other gear to protect himself from ghosts, SpongeBob and Patrick turn off the lights in the Krusty Krab and enter through the front door while they are invisible, making Mr. Krabs believe that they are ghosts. He attempts to use the Specter Deflector to defend himself by bouncing the ball back and forth as SpongeBob and Patrick pick up barrels and tables, making them appear to be floating. SpongeBob or Patrick then stops the ball and cuts the string.


  • It is unknown why Mr. Krabs called this a "Specter Deflector." There are two possibilities:
    • It could've been that because Mr. Krabs didn't know that it was called a paddle ball and made up the name.
    • It could've been that for comedic reasons.

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