Alpha quadrant species not known for their intellect. Although they have a certain degree of cunning, the Pakled are relatively unsophisticated technologically. Some Pakled travel the galaxy feigning technical problems in order to lure potential rescuers on board their ships. They then take them hostage and demand technology improvements in return for their release. 
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Pakleds had various interests around Federation space, including a magnesite ore mine on Kalla III. In 2370 the Duras sisters mined this ore without the Pakleds knowledge in order to trade with Bajoran resistance members.  After Lore was set adrift in space by Data a Pakled ship picked him up; after this Lore wore the characteristic Pakled clothing for some considerable time.