Patrick Star is one of the main characters and is the dim-witted best friend to SpongeBob SquarePants. Patrick is a pink starfish who is frequently lazy and dumb. He is the deuteragonist of the series.
In Patrick's first appearance "Help Wanted," he helped SpongeBob get his job at the Krusty Krab. Patrick is shown to have gotten much dumber in more recent episodes then some of the older appearances he was in. Patrick even had Gary as a pet but it turned out that Gary just wanted the cookie that was in his pocket. Patrick’s pet rock Rocky won the snail race even though he was just a rock in the episode "The Great Snail Race."