With Patrick in danger, Spongebob is tasked with saving him. Stranded on a high up platform which is possible to jump to, it appears there is way to reach him; this, of course, is not the case. By going straight and slightly left, a Ham-Mer spawns, which SpongeBob can damage boost off of before subsequently performing a sliding bash. This is only possible due to a trigger which forces Spongebob into conversation with Patrick which is luckily oversized. This trigger also teleports Spongebob up to the platform with Patrick, setting his checkpoint on the platform. This allows the player to skip the battle arena and from needing to hit the 3 buttons to raise the platform to reach Patrick.
For an Alternate method, see Dilemma Skip.