Mr. Krabs's teenage daughter. She is a whale who acts like a stereotypical American teenage girl. Her father thinks he's spoiling her when quite frankly he is doing the opposite.
Pearl is a gray whale with blonde hair in a constant ponytail. She commonly wears a pink shirt with a dark pink letter P, which stands for Pearl, as well as a dark pink dress and white boots. The episodes "The Chaperone" and "Whale of a Birthday" feature her with a light pink dress and a tiara on. When in this outfit, the hair holder that keeps her hair in a ponytail changes color from dark pink to light pink. She almost always has on reddish-pink lipstick in the shape of a heart on her 'lips'. In "Bossy Boots", it is shown that she does, in fact, have lips. She also has a blowhole. She always has her bossy 'friends' by her side. She is also interested in makeup.
Pearl's personality is that of the archetypal and whiny teenage girl. She is popular at school, and enjoys hanging out with others like her, shopping at the mall, talking about "who likes who," and keeping a good reputation in school as being "coral." ("Coral" is the undersea version of cool which went out when Mr. Krabs began to say "coral" to be "young" again) In early episodes Pearl seems to do things teenagers wouldn't normally do, such as tea parties, but later on, she starts acting more and more like a teenager, most likely to the fact that in the early episodes, she wasn't quite a teenager yet. It is possible that her birthday is May 12, 1990, since the episode celebrating her 16th birthday was first aired on March 12, 2006. Her father seems to dote on her, but Pearl is usually indifferent and often hostile towards her father, thinking him to be "uncool".
Pearl has a dream of being a star. She did a "cheer" for the Krusty Krab at Squidward's talent show. Pearl is used as a back-up invisible boatmobile for the semi-retired underwater superheroes Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy, in a movie SpongeBob and Patrick were creating, much to her disappointment.
Her favorite band is an all-boys band called "Boys Who Cry." She also enjoys shopping at the mall. She can also play the tuba. Most of the time, she is seen as a stereotypical teenage girl.
Pearl's immediate family includes her father, Eugene H. Krabs and her grandmother, Mama Krabs (though she hasn't been shown with her grandmother).
The difference between her and her father in terms of species has never been addressed; possible theories include that Mr. Krabs was once married to a whale or that Pearl was adopted, though these are mere speculation. In the episode "Whale of a Birthday", it could be proven that Pearl was not adopted, since Mr. Krabs had a banner for her since the day she was born (The banner said "It's a Boy Girl"), but it's also possible that Pearl's biological mother was pregnant with her when she married Mr. Krabs. Also, whales in the Krabs family exist in medieval times as seen with her ancestor, Princess Pearl. The identity of Medieval Krabs' wife, or Princess Pearl's mother, was never revealed. In the SpongeBob SquarePants Trivia book, Mr. Krabs states, "This is me daughter Pearl. She's a whale, you see. Takes after her mother that way."
Pearl normally is embarrassed by her father's lack of "coral." Mr. Krabs has been shown to go to extreme lengths to please her, such as when he had SpongeBob take her to her prom in "The Chaperone". At one point Mr. Krabs even hired her for the Krusty Krab and allowed her to completely renovate the restaurant, much to the chagrin of Squidward and eventually SpongeBob (after he discovered that Pearl had removed the grill from the kitchen). A significant portion of the humor in episodes featuring Pearl is derived from Mr. Krabs' inner struggle between his thrifty nature and his desire to keep his daughter happy. Pearl has the ability to cry very hard when embarrassed by her father, flooding or shaking things inadvertently. She is subject to temper tantrums when things go wrong for her. In "Selling Out", she tosses Mr. Krabs out of the house. Pearl can be very demanding when it comes to her needs, she is also seen as a baby in the photo album,. Example, "Whale of A Birthday." Plus, she is usually at rivalry with one of her friends. Though she has popular friends, they don't act like true friends because they bring up past ruined birthday parties and in "Whale of A Birthday," her so-called friends point out the horrible things at her Sweet 16 party. Example: Stale popcorn, punch which Squidward confesses that it's dishwater. And cake which is made out of cardboard. "And frosting!" states Mr. Krabs.
Eye Color: blue
Birthday: May,12,1990 (Age 17)
Interests: Shopping, Music, hanging out with friends, talking on the phone, boys, being "coral" (cool)