The Pacithhips were a pachydermoid race native to the planet Shimia, in the Outer Rim Territories. The average Pacithhip had a long, pointed head that was dominated by two long, thin, pointed tusks. These tusks were atrophied versions of much larger tusks that were once used by the ancestors of modern Pacithhip to dig up roots. The nose of the Pacithhip was elephantine, although the nostrils were located close to the skull. The mouth was located as the end of the trunk. Two large, black eyes were located at the top of the skull.
The shape and size of their tusks established an individual's place in society, as there were three basic genetic patterns which led to the growth of tusks. Based on the genes they carried, an individual Pacithhip would become a warrior, a scholar, or a farmer. The body of the average Pacithhip was stout and round, with tiny legs that barely moved them along. The eyes of the Pacithhip were located on the sides of the head, providing an individual with a full 360 degrees of vision.