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."
Patrick is a pink starfish with red dots and light green shorts with purple Hawaiian flowers on it. He also wears no shirts, shoes or socks unlike how SpongeBob does.