Experiment 038 was the 38th genetic experiment created by Jumba with Hämsterviel's funding. She was designed to plait Jumba's hair.
038 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, 038 was activated, captured, tamed and named Plats.
Plats is a thin purple experiment with four arms and eyes, orange curly hair and a platypus-like tail.