Planet: name unspecified.
A rotund, lethargic scavenger race who nonetheless are not as simple as they seem. Their "found" technology has accelerated their abilities at a far faster rate than their understanding and maturity can apparently handle. Their most striking features, aside from size, are bushy upswept brows, heavily bagged eyes and a "dewlap" bottom lip.
The slow-witted traders often frequent Deep Space Nine but little is known about them in the Federation. The Pakleds have met at least the Romulans, Klingons and Jarada. They are so deceptive it is not clear if Sector 006 is truly "far from home" for them.