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.

A trader ship of Pakleds retrieved Lore from his purgatory of floating in space some two years after Data threw him into a transporter beam to end their first encounter.

One group of Pakleds doesn't realize its ore mines on Kalla III are being mined by the Duras sisters, Lursa and B'Etor, on stardate 47779.4.

Quark says living in Rom's messy quarters without Nog to clean up is like being a Pakled refuse merchant.