Experiment 017 was the 17th genetic experiment created by Jumba with Hämsterviel's funding. He was designed to take lids off containers.
017 and the other first 624 experiments were deactivated and smuggled to Earth by Jumba during his mission to capture Experiment 626.
All of the experiment pods were released and scattered across the island of Kauai.
At an unknown point, 017 was activated, captured, tamed and named Lidds.
Lidds is a red experiment with Gotchu (031)-like hands and a Holio (606)-like head.
He is designed to take lids off containers.