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Dagobah
Astrographical
Region

Outer Rim Territories[1]

Sector

Sluis sector[1]

System

Dagobah system[2]

Suns

1:Darlo

Orbital position

2

Moons

0[3]

Grid coordinates

M-19

Distance from Core

50,250 light years[3]

Rotation period

23 hours

Orbital period

341 days

Physical
Class

Terrestrial

Diameter

8,900 km[2]

Atmosphere

Oxygen mix

Climate

Murky[2]

Primary terrain
  • Swamp[2]
  • Bogs
  • Jungles
Surface water

c. 8%[3]

Points of interest
Societal
Native species
Immigrated species

Humans (previously)

Primary language(s)

Galactic Basic Standard (previously)

Government

None

Population

None

Major cities

None

Major imports

None

Major exports

None

Affiliation
"There it is Artoo. Dagobah.... I'm not picking up any cities or technology. Massive life-form readings, though. There's something alive down there."
Luke Skywalker

Dagobah (pronunciation ) was an Outer Rim planet in the Dagobah system. A remote world of swamps and forests, it served as a refuge for Jedi Grand Master Yoda during his exile, but otherwise had no notable intelligent life.

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Geography

"Yes, I'm sure it's perfectly safe for droids."
Luke Skywalker to R2-D2

Dagobah was a harsh, humid, swampy planet, mostly covered in shallow marshland, interspersed with stifling forests. There were very few truly open bodies of water on the planet: the water supply was thinly invested throughout the planet's main habitat, swampland, although there were vast expanses of mud fields. Dagobah was home to many creatures, such as bogwings, dragonsnakes, nudj, sleens, vine snakes, and swamp slugs. Examples of flora included the Gnarltree and Meat flower. The planet was devoid of any advanced civilization.

History

"Mudhole?! Slimy?! My home this is!"
Yoda
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Discovery and surveys

Hundreds of years before the Clone Wars, the Jedi Minch battled and killed a powerful Bpfasshi Dark Jedi in this unchartered planet. The Dark Jedi's energies absorbed into its surroundings, first tainting the passage with the dark side.

The first official Republic survey of Dagobah occurred in 39 BBY. In early 22 BBY, just prior to the outbreak of the Clone Wars, a Republic research team under Halka Four-Den was stationed on Dagobah to research the native flora and fauna. From even the initial assessment, the team concluded that Dagobah was crawling with an incredible diversity of life, and made notes to recommend Dagobah for more extensive surveys, given the likely advances in genetics and medicine that even a few of its lifeforms would cause. Unfortunately, Halka Four-Den and her research team died on Dagobah before they could be retrieved. Likely due to the outbreak of the Clone Wars, their distress signals were ignored until it was too late. The few survivors were forced to raise their children as cannibals.

At the outbreak of the Clone Wars, Jedi Master Yoda was quick to recall Master Kenobi's search for Kamino, a lost planet beyond the Outer Rim. He knew that if Kamino was deleted from the Jedi Archives, other such planets must exist. He discovered thirty-seven such worlds, Dagobah was one of them. He passed over it, but not before considering it as a refuge. He also might have remembered the time he spent on a similar swamp planet long before in his past.

Yoda's exile

Yoda begins his exile on Dagobah.
"Into exile, I must go. Failed, I have."
Yoda

Near the beginning of the Great Jedi Purge, Yoda entered into exile in the swamps of Dagobah after facing Darth Sidious. He had decided long before, that in case his failure became a reality, he would go there. By choosing a world that "didn't exist" and living on a planet writhing with the Living Force, Yoda remained completely undetectable. He made his dwelling near the cave, which further negated his light side presence.

Tash Arranda and Zak Arranda met Yoda on the planet, but he chose not to train them in the Jedi ways at that time, explaining to them he was awaiting a different student. Afterwards, the Arrandas assisted in the rescue of the descendants of the survey team dispatched in 22 BBY, thus ridding Dagobah of the closest thing to an "advanced civilization" it had probably ever boasted.

The next Skywalker

Luke Skywalker's crashed X-wing in Dragonsnake Bog
"You will go to the Dagobah system. There you will learn from Yoda, the Jedi Master who instructed me."
Obi-Wan Kenobi to Luke Skywalker

In 3 ABY, during the Galactic Civil War, Luke Skywalker was visited on the ice planet Hoth by the ghost of Obi-Wan Kenobi, who instructed him to seek Yoda on Dagobah in order that he might be trained in the ways of the Jedi. Skywalker traveled to Dagobah in his T-65 X-wing, along with R2-D2, after the end of the Battle of Hoth. Due to a bumpy landing, Luke's X-wing ended up being half-buried in the swamp, and a grumpy and irritable Luke met a strange creature that turned out to be Yoda. During his grueling training, Luke learned control and power in the Force.

Luke Skywalker learning from Master Yoda

Many of the teaching methods he learned here were later applied at his Jedi Praxeum on Yavin 4. On Dagobah, Luke confronted a Droid Bounty hunter , whose mission was to kill Luke. Luke defeated the droid in armed battle. Luke had a feeling that the encounter was a test arranged by Yoda but had no idea whether he had passed or failed. Luke later entered the cave where the Dark Jedi had been defeated to test himself and experienced a vision where he fought a version of Darth Vader with Luke's face underneath his mask, hinting at both Vader's identity as his father and his own later involvement with the dark side. Later in his training, Skywalker had a vision of his friends Han Solo, Leia Organa, and Chewbacca suffering on Bespin. As a result, he left his training early, promising Yoda that he would return to complete it.

He did return in 4 ABY, but only in time to have one final conversation with Yoda before his death. Afterward, he spoke extensively with Obi-Wan Kenobi about the conflicting stories of Luke's parentage.

Jedi involvement

The New Republic established a base on Mount Yoda in 5 ABY.

Luke Skywalker would return to Dagobah in 9 ABY, this time seeing a vision of the past in the cave and finding the Dark Jedi's beckon call. He would return again in 12 ABY with his then-love Callista Ming, trying to re-establish her connection to the Force.

In 14 ABY, the dark side power of the cave there was siphoned by the Disciples of Ragnos. This supposedly removed all of the dark energy, but it presumably returned to its source when the Scepter of Ragnos was destroyed or otherwise somehow regenerated itself.

In 22 ABY, Anakin Solo along with Ikrit, Tahiri Veila, Uldir Lochett, Peckhum and R2-D2 returned to Dagobah because Anakin had been troubled by visions of himself as a Dark Jedi; this was due to his heritage as the grandson of Anakin Skywalker, who had become the infamous Darth Vader. After surviving encounters with the planet's dangerous fauna, Anakin and his companions finally reached the same cave to which Luke had gone years before. There, Anakin faced the manifestations of his own doubts, but emerged victorious.

In 36 ABY, Grand Master Luke Skywalker sent Jedi Knights Tahiri, Lowbacca and Tesar Sebatyne to Dagobah to meditate in exile. They had been deemed a threat to Jedi security due to the three Joiners passing Jedi information to Aryn Dro Thul during the Swarm War. Luke told them that he would call them once he felt they were ready to rejoin the order, and that they were not to leave until they felt that call.

Fauna


Behind the scenes

Concept art by Ralph McQuarrie

Dagobah is the name of a container used to hold a Buddha's relics.

Slated to appear in one scene in Revenge of the Sith, the planet was cut from the final film, leaving it for the DVD release.

In The Empire Strikes Back Luke notes that "there's something familiar about this place." This may have been hinting at an unknown earlier concept of Luke's youth with the planet that was eventually not used in the prequels. Since nothing like that has been revealed yet, Luke possibly refers to Force visions he had in dreams back on Tatooine or to Yoda's presence, which he may have felt as a newborn infant on Polis Massa.

Heir to the Empire describes how Yoda returned to Dagobah in pursuit of a Dark Jedi from Bpfassh and killed him on the planet. In Star Wars Insider 98 Leland Chee writes that this is no longer considered part of continuity because Yoda had never been on Dagobah before his exile. It has been suggested the battle occurred shortly after the exile, however such theory was not confirmed, yet.

A segment of Wizards.com's Planet Hoppers feature was planned for Dagobah, but it was never released.[4]

Appearances

Dagobah from orbit
  • "Heart of Darkness" - Star Wars Tales 16
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 21" (Vision to Yoda)
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (Deleted scene)
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith comic
  • The Last of the Jedi: The Desperate Mission (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: Empire at War
  • Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption
  • Star Wars Empire: Darklighter (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: Rebellion
  • Vader's Quest (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike
  • Galaxy of Fear: The Hunger
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back novel (First appearance)
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars 40: The Empire Strikes Back: Battleground: Hoth (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars 41: The Empire Strikes Back: Imperial Pursuit
  • Star Wars 42: The Empire Strikes Back: To Be a Jedi
  • Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
  • "Slippery Slope" - Star Wars Tales 15
  • Star Wars 43: The Empire Strikes Back: Betrayal at Bespin
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi 2: The Emperor Commands
  • The Glove of Darth Vader (Mentioned only)
  • Zorba the Hutt's Revenge (Mentioned only)
  • Mission from Mount Yoda
  • Queen of the Empire
  • Prophets of the Dark Side (Mentioned only)
  • Heir to the Empire
  • The Last Command (Mentioned only)
  • Jedi Search (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy (Mentioned only)
  • Darksaber
  • Before the Storm (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: Union (Mentioned only)
  • Junior Jedi Knights: Anakin's Quest
  • Junior Jedi Knights: Vader's Fortress (Mentioned only)
  • Junior Jedi Knights: Kenobi's Blade (Mentioned only)
  • Survivor's Quest (Mentioned only)
  • Dark Tide I: Onslaught (Mentioned only)
  • Edge of Victory I: Conquest (Mentioned only)
  • Edge of Victory II: Rebirth (Mentioned only)
  • Star by Star (Mentioned only)
  • The Final Prophecy
  • The Unifying Force (Mentioned only)
  • Dark Nest III: The Swarm War (Mentioned only)
  • Tempest (Mentioned only)
  • Inferno (Mentioned only)
  • Fury (Mentioned only)
  • Invincible (Mentioned only)
  • Omen (Mentioned only)

Non-canon appearances

  • "What They Called Me" - Star Wars Tales 5 (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Infinities: A New Hope
  • "The Hidden" - Star Wars Tales 6 (Ambiguously canonical source)
  • Star Wars Infinities: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars: Yoda Stories
  • Return of the Ewok
  • LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II (Appears only in non-storyline event)
  • Star Wars: Demolition (Appears only in non-storyline event)
  • Star Wars Infinities: Return of the Jedi
  • Star Wars: Visions of the Blade

Sources

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1  Dagobah in the Databank
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Star Wars: Empire at War: Prima Official Game Guide
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Star Wars: Complete Locations
  4.  Bespin: Action Tidings on Wizards.com (article)

External links


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Dagobah was a Outer Rim Territories swamp planet in the Dagobah system. The remote world served as a refuge for Jedi Grand Master Yoda after he exiled himself to remain undetected by the Galactic Republic. At the behest of the spirit of Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker traveled to Dagobah in 3 ABY where he trained as a Jedi with Yoda.[1]

Dagobah also saw action from other individuals and organizations. The Secret Empire fought on Dagobah, as did Dalla Mawtell. The Star Destroyer Sith'ari was also stationed at Dagobah. The Jedi Order maintained an academy on Dagobah during the Reaver War.

Notes and references

  1. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

See also


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