Pearl Krabs is one of the main characters in the Nickelodeon animated film SpongeBob SquarePants. Pearl is a young whale and the daughter of Mr. Krabs. He's the frugal owner of Bikini Bottom's top restaurant, the Krusty Krab.
Pearl SpongeBob's parents are Eugene H. Krabs and Mrs. Krabs. When she was born, Mr. Krabs bought a banner to celebrate "It's A Boy" that was on sale. He crossed out "boy" and wrote "girl" to save a few bucks.
Throughout the series, Eugene Krabs continues to chip away at pennies and try to save money on their birthdays. At one birthday, Mr. Krabs gives Pearl a balloon for her and all her friends to share, and at another party he gives out paperclips as party favors.
Pearl starts out small but quickly outgrows her father as a teenager, and Mr. Krabs' savings schemes keep following her. As a teenager, her father doesn't attend Mrs. Puff's boating school, instead teaching her to drive to save on school fees.
Later in high school, Pearl excelled in class and is considered to be very bright. She also joins the cheer team and enjoys cheering all over Bikini Bottom.
As Pearl keeps getting smarter and older, the possibility of going to college is exciting for her father. One day, Mr. Krabs wants Pearl to take over the family business and run the Krusty Krab.
Besides school and fun, Pearl also has other hobbies.
One of Pearl's favorite stores is Grandma's Apron at Bikini Bottom Mall.
Pearl works there as an assistant, and while she's there she loves baking cookies, knitting clothes, and relaxing in the store's rocking chair.
Pearl is good friends with SpongeBob and Patrick Star, and she sees Squidward Tentacles as her uncle, whom she affectionately calls Uncle Squiddy.
Pearl lives in a hollowed-out anchor with her father, and her bedroom is just as fun and colorful as the teenage bedroom! The Krabs' house has a nautical theme and lots of wooden features.
On the other hand, Pearl's room has teal floral wallpaper on the walls and a pink fluffy carpet. Pearl also hung some of her favorite things like sports pennants, posters, and photos from her surfing on the ocean's surface.
character strengths and skills
Pearl is a very intelligent whale and many fans' favorite character. She excels at math, and Mr. Krabs has been trying to get her to be Krusty Krab's accountant for some time. But Pearl is still a teenager, so she spends a lot of time at the mall.
Pearl is the opposite of her father, and she likes to spend large sums of money at once while trying to fit in with the other kids at Bikini Bottom High School.
She is very friendly, cheerful and always in a good mood. She also has a lot of sporting talent! She is a good cheerleader and often wears her pompoms everywhere.
Her cheers can get a bit dangerous because she's so tall that the building she's in shakes whenever she tries a cheer ability. In addition to math and cheer, Pearl is also a pianist and saxophonist.
In Season 8 we discover that Pearl always has bubbles in her nose when she's underwater, that's how she breathes in Bikini Bottom. Because Pearl is a whale, she must breathe air. Because of this, Pearl often has to surface and break through.
Pearl's physical appearance
Despite being the daughter of Mr. Krabs (a crab), Pearl is a sperm whale. Pearl's mother, Mrs. Krabs, is never seen, but she is a whale, as is her daughter. Pearl has gray skin and blonde hair that she likes to wear in a ponytail and ties it back with a pink hair tie.
She's the tallest of SpongeBob SquarePants' main characters, but she's small for a sperm whale. Pearl typically wears a pink "P" monogram top, magenta skirt, and white go-go boots with barnacles.
Character Pictures (Gallery)
Movies, shows and video game appearances
SpongeBob SquarePants Season 1
- Sandy's Rocket
- Squeaky Boots
- culture shock
- The companion
SpongeBob SquarePants Season 2
- Imperious Boots
- bubble buddy
SpongeBob SquarePants Season 3
- The algae are always greener
- As seen on TV
- Mermaid Man und Barnacle Boy V
- Crustacean in mid-life
- The sponge that could fly
- SpongeBob meets the strangler
SpongeBob SquarePants Season 4
- The lost mattress
- Selling out
- fools and dragons
- Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy VI: The Movie
- SquidBob TentakelHose
- whale of a birthday
- Once bitten
- Dear Frenemies
SpongeBob SquarePants Season 5
- The big switch
- What happened to SpongeBob?
SpongeBob SquarePants Season 6
- The Slumber Party
- SpongeBob SquarePants versus the big one
- grandpa the pirate
- truth or square
SpongeBob SquarePants season 7
- growth spout
- A rough meal
- Welcome to the bikini bottom triangle
- Enchanted Tiki Dreams
- tunnel of the glove
SpongeBob SquarePants Season 8
- car restaurant
- A Squarepants family vacation
- Mr. Krabs is on vacation
- Barnacle face
- bladder problems
- It's SpongeBob Christmas!
SpongeBob SquarePants Season 9
- evil spatula
- Tresor Krabs
- company picnic
- The Bikini Bottom Sewers
- Married to money
- Mall Girl Pearl
- lame and lucky
- Goodbye Krabby Patty?
- Bulletin board
SpongeBob SquarePants season 10
- Facial madness
- wild friends
SpongeBob SquarePants season 11
- The check up
- whale watching
- thugs on the moon
- Squirrel Jelly
- The string
SpongeBob SquarePants season 12
- Planktons alter Kumpel
- The Crusty Bucket
- SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout
- The spirit of plankton
- My two crabs
- Knock knock who's there?
- hiccup plague
- A hut in the seaweed
- Quarantine crab
- Planktons Intern
- Crazy cooks
SpongeBob SquarePants season 13
- A place for pets
- upswing girls
- Sag Awww!
Battle Coral: SpongeBob's Under Years Season 1
- The jellyfish kid
- day it's you
- kitchen sponge
- The treasure of Kamp Koral
- Hot Pearl-Tato
- what about meep
- hard break
- Pats A Li’l Sinker
- game night
- Outhouse outrage
The Patrick Star Show Season 1
- The flea market
- Squidina's little helper
- Pearl wants to be a star
- The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
- The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of the Water
- Der SpongeBob-Film: Sponge on the Run
- Battle for Bikini Bottom
- attracted to life
- Beat the beat
- idea sponge
- Legend of the Lost Spatula
- Light, camera, pants!
- Nicktoons Plug n’ Play
- Revenge of the Flying Dutchman
- Spongebob Bubble Party
- SpongeBob Game Station (Playable Character)
- SpongeBob is moving in!
- Spongebob town
- SpongeBob's Game Frenzy (Playable Character)
- SpongeBob squiggle pants
- SpongeBob's Surf & Skate Road Trip
- SpongeBob's truth or truth
- SpongeBob SquarePants typing
- The Yellow Avenger
Character Trivia and Fun Facts
- Lori Alan voices Pearl Krabs.
- Pearl was the second fictional character created by animator Stephen Hillenburg.
- Pearl is a whale character in the SpongeBob musical SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical and is played by Jai'len Josey.
- Nine of Pearl's birthdays have been documented on the show, in other media, and in books.
- Pearl attended Bikini Bottom High School.
- Pearl's parents are Eugene H. Krabs and Mrs. Krabs.
- In the Pearl Krabs family, her grandparents are Victor Krabs and Betsy Krabs. Her great-grandfather is Redbeard Krabs.
"See, no one says 'cool' anymore. This is such an old thing. Now we say "coral," as in "This nose job is so coral red."(Video) SpongeBob SquarePants | Pearl's First Job | Nickelodeon UK
"A dollar? You hate me!"
"I'll never wash that fin again."
"I have all this money and I don't know what to do with it!"(Video) The Pearl Theory - SpongeBob Conspiracy
"As far as disasters go, that was really fun."
"This dance is so last year!"
"Dad, the house is full of burglars!"
Popular questions about Pearl
Is Pearl SpongeBob's Girlfriend?
Pearl isn't SpongeBob's girlfriend. Pearl's friends tease her and call SpongeBob her boyfriend, but the two are just friends.
Is Pearl Mr. Krab's wife?
Pearl is not Mr. Krabs' wife.Pearl is Mr. Krabs' daughter.
What breed is Pearl from SpongeBob?
Pearl is a sperm whale.
What happened to Pearl's mom on SpongeBob?
It is not known why Pearl's mother does not appear in the SpongeBob series. SpongeBob's quiz book confirmed that her mother is a whale, but didn't say whether or not she was separated from Mr. Krabs.
Who killed Pearl's mother?
It is not known if Pearl's mother is dead or alive. Mr. Krabs and Pearls' mother may have just split up. In the SpongeBob quiz book, the only confirmed details about Pearl's mother are that she is a whale.
Who is Pearl's real father?
Pearl's real father is Mr. Krabs.
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Role in SpongeBob SquarePants
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Mia and Pearl's Relationship
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