This is our unofficial guide for skipping ahead to the final boss fight in Spongebob Squarepants: The Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated right at the game’s beginning.
At the time of publication, this glitch works on all versions of the remastered version of the game.
As soon as you gain control of Spongebob inside his home after the initial cutscenes, simply pause the game to bring up a list of all the locations to which you can fast travel.
Choose the only available location, Bikini Bottom, and select the first bubble from the list, Spongebob’s Closet, to bring up the taxi screen which asks you to confirm your change of location.
Press the Confirm button, and then immediately press the Pause button twice. If you have done it right, you will bring up the Fast Travel selection screen once again.
Move the cursor over to Chum Bucket Lab, which is a bucket held by a purple hand, and open the list of bubbles for this area. Now, highlight the bubble on the left and press the Pause button for the final time.
Once you have done this, the game will load up the final boss fight, meaning you have skipped over 90% of the game.