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Cato Neimoidia




Grid coordinates


Rotation period

25 standard hours[1]

Orbital period

278 local days[1]




Temperate and moist[1]



Primary terrain
  • Mountains
  • Fields
  • Forests
  • Rock arches
Points of interest
Native species


Immigrated species


Primary language(s)

Pak Pak




100% Neimoidian

Major cities
Major imports

Labor, ore[1]

Major exports

Droids, foodstuff, technology[1]

"This is hardly your planet anymore—not since you signed it over to the Banking Clan in return for a stake in this new droid foundry."
―Senator Rush Clovis, to Senator Lott Dod

The oldest of the Neimoidian purse worlds, Cato Neimoidia was the location of Nute Gunray's secret redoubt. The planet was near the Neimoidian homeworld of Neimoidia, also in the Colonies region.

Only the richest of the Neimoidians were allowed to live on the planet. Their treasures were protected in vaults located in difficult landscape and protected by B1 battle droids. The cities of Cato Neimoidia were built on large bridges spanning massive rock arches.

Cato Neimoidia featured vast forests rich in flora and fauna. Notable species included the Neimoidian kreehawk, a dangerous but beautiful avian found in some aviaries.



"Come with me to Cato Neimoidia, speak to them in person. I have leverage from the Banking Clan and you have diplomatic contacts. We can help each other."
Rush Clovis to Padmé Amidala
Three bridge cities of Cato Neimoidia

Cato Neimoidia was one of many worlds colonized by the Neimoidians early during the Old Republic era, joining the Galactic Republic by 22,000 BBY. The wealthiest and most resource-rich colony worlds were known as "purse worlds" that served as administrative posts ruling their own set of colonies. These purse worlds were the only colonies allowed to carry the name of Neimoidia. Other Neimoidian purse worlds include Deko Neimoidia and Koru Neimoidia, both were nearby in the same region of the Galaxy. Cato Neimoidia was the oldest purse world and may have been one of the earliest Neimoidian colonies.

During the Clone Wars, it was a key member of the Confederacy of Independent Systems and was defended by the Neimoidian Home Defense Legions.

Towards the end of the Clone Wars, it was the last Separatist stronghold to be taken in the Core Worlds and Colonies. In 19 BBY, the Republic launched an attack on the redoubt, led by Jedi Generals Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, as well as Republic Navy Commander Jan Dodonna, to find Viceroy Nute Gunray of the Trade Federation and bring him to justice. Although Gunray escaped, he left behind hoards of valuables, which were all captured by the republic. In addition to this, he also left behind the Mechno-chair he used to contact the other separatist leaders, and Darth Sidious.

A Neimoidian room containing many valuables

The bridge cities persisted in resisting the Republic, leading to a fierce aerial battle in which Plo Koon was shot down by his own clone pilots shortly after Order 66 was enacted by Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, who declared himself Emperor soon afterward.

Months after the Clone Wars ended, agents of Bail Organa infiltrated the palace of Darga the Hutt in a ruined city on Cato Neimoidia. They freed Darga's prisoner, Jedi Master Denia. Before leaving the palace, the agents overheard Darga's majordomo having a conversation with Inquisitor Draco.

Four months after the Republic's transformation into the Empire, Jedi Dass Jennir came to Cato Neimoidia looking for work.


  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Senate Spy"
  • Odds
  • CIS Shadowfeed Dispatch 14:10:05 Edition (Mentioned only)
  • Brothers in Arms (Mentioned only)
  • Labyrinth of Evil (First appearance)
  • Reversal of Fortune (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith junior novel (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: Republic Commando: Order 66 (Non-canonical appearance)
  • Star Wars Republic: Into the Unknown (Appears in flashback(s))
  • Star Wars Purge: Seconds to Die (Appears in flashback(s))
  • Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron
  • Star Wars Dark Times: Blue Harvest, Part 1
  • Star Wars Dark Times: Blue Harvest, Part 2
  • Star Wars Dark Times 13: Blue Harvest, Part 1 (Appears in flashback(s))
  • Star Wars Dark Times 14: Blue Harvest, Part 2 (Mentioned only)
  • Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight (Mentioned only)
  • A Wretched Hive
  • Echoes of the Jedi (Mentioned only)
  • Celestia Galactica Photografica


Notes and references

This article uses material from the "Cato Neimoidia" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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