The Pendari live on the planet Pendari in the Pendari system. They have close ties to the Norcadians, and are also big fans of the Norcadian game Tsunkatse, at which they excel due to their superior physical strength. According to Tom Paris, Pendari are well known for their temper, stating that Pendari Tsunkatse fighters occasionally throw their opponents into the stands.
In 2376, while the USS Voyager visited Norcadia Prime, Captain Janeway and several others went on an away mission to the Pendari system. While they were gone, Seven of Nine was kidnapped by Penk and forced to fight in the Tsunkatse matches. In her first match, she fought against the reigning champion, a Pendari male, to whom she lost. (VOY: "Tsunkatse")
- No Pendari were ever assigned names in canon productions.