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Mid Rim[1]


Malastare system[1]


1: Striar[2]

Orbital position




Grid coordinates


Rotation period

26 standard hours[3]

Orbital period

201 local days[3]




18.880 km[2]


Oxygen mix

  • Arid
  • Temperate
  • Tropical[3]

156% standard[3]

Primary terrain
  • Swamps
  • Deserts
  • Jungles
  • Mountains
  • Urban
  • Wastelands
  • Forests
Points of interest
Native species


Immigrated species
Primary language(s)

Gran Protectorate[3]


2 billion[2]

  • 51% Gran
  • 44% Dug
  • 4% Human
  • 1& Other species[3]
Major cities

Pixelito (capital)

Major imports
Major exports
"They have podracing on Malastare. Very fast, very dangerous."
Qui-Gon Jinn

Malastare was the high-gravity homeworld of the quadrupedal Dug race, on the Hydian Way.



The jungles of Malastare.

Malastare had a variety of terrains including forests, deserts, methane pools, and rivers. This made the planet a favorite podracing location.[4] There, local and interstellar stars such as the Dug Sebulba competed in events such as the Malastare 100, the Dug Derby, Sebulba's Legacy, the Phoebos Memorial Run and the Vinta Harvest Classic.[4]


Circa 8,000 BBY, the Galactic Republic established an outpost on Malastare since it was located at a key spot along the Hydian Way trade route. Later, in ca. 1,000 BBY, a contingent of Gran colonists settled on the planet. First contact between the Gran and the Dugs was bloody, and a long, brutal war ensued. Because of the power and influence the Gran wielded in the Galactic Senate, the Republic settled the violence in the Gran's favor.[5][6]

The Gran Protectorate became established circa 1,000 BBY as a consequence, and the Dugs were demilitarized, stripped of political power, and relocated to the western continent of their own planet. They were exploited and disenfranchised by the Gran colonists who ruled Malastare. The Gran ruled Malastare and represented the planet in the Galactic Senate. Dugs were little more than subservient laborers treated as slaves and paid minute wages.

In the Galactic Republic, Malastare was represented in the Galactic Senate exclusively by Gran politicians such as Aks Moe, Ainlee Teem, Baskol Yeesrim, and Ask Aak. In his quest to become the prime clone, the bounty hunter Jango Fett visited Malastare in search of the crimelord Sebolto, thought to be in league with the Bando Gora crime syndicate.

Podracing on Malastare.

Malastare remained loyal to the Republic during the Clone Wars, its Senators serving on the Loyalist Committee. An organization called Dugs for Democracy opposed the Military Creation Act and fought for the civil rights of Dugs.[7]In 21 BBY, the Battle of Malastare was fought..

Following the Clone Wars and the Great Jedi Purge, Captain Ozzik Sturn was installed as the Chief Magistrate of Malastare after the Galactic Empire took over the planet. An avid hunter, he took to hunting the native non-sentient animals but quickly became bored. Instead, he had political prisoners released into a private hunting reserve, where he stalked and killed them.[8]

Though hidden, the hunting reserve was eventually discovered by the planet's native Dugs and Grans. Outraged, they revolted against Imperial rule, and the Empire suffered a high casualty rate as a result. This resulted in Ozzik Sturn being transferred to Kashyyyk.[8]

During the New Republic era, Dugs were granted equal rights and a Dug represented Malastare in the New Republic Senate.The planet was conquered by the Yuuzhan Vong, but the invaders did little damage other than destroying the local industrial base. The planet was liberated and had senatorial representation in the Galactic Alliance, but since many worlds had suffered worse damage from the Yuuzhan Vong, the Alliance largely left the planet to rebuild on its own, to the ire of both Dugs and Gran.[9] Prior to the beginning of the Second Corellian Crisis, the planet's methane farms at least had been rebuilt.

Behind the scenes

With several lines referencing it in The Phantom Menace and in a cut-scene from Attack of the Clones, Malastare is one of the most profiled planets in the Star Wars movie saga, yet never seen in any of the six films.

Some fans erroneously believe that Malastare was the origin to the fearsome nexu, but actually, they were imported by individuals, such as the crimelord Sebolto, as patrol beasts.


Sebolto's base.


Notes and references


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


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