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Rise of the Empire era


Tipoca City was the capital city of Kamino and the site of a major cloning facility. It was also where the bounty hunter Jango Fett, the template for the clone army, lived for a time. Jango's clone "son" Boba Fett lived with him.

The city consisted of a network of stilt structures that spanned more than a hundred kilometers along Kamino's western equator and was considered by many to be the heart of Kaminoan society. The millions of Kaminoans who occupied Tipoca worked either with the cloning program or with the bureaucracy. No Kaminoans took residence within the city, nor was there any public space. Nearly all Kaminoans who worked within the city lived in numerous satellite cities situated around the capital. Constant traffic ran to and from Tipoca, as workers, bureaucrats, and many others traveled to and from their homes. The only living space in the city was the quarters of the prime minister and the military staff, and a group of apartments for cloning scientists. The scientists resided in Tipoca in alternating shifts of three months each before returning to their homes and families.

A landing pad on Tipoca City bearing Jango Fett's Slave I.

Aside from the governmental and clone manufacturing functions, Tipoca City also served as the seat of both the Kamino Space Control and the Kamino Planetary Defense Forces. Most of the Space Control's data came from the huge communication towers that dominated much of the city's skyline. Largely due to the cloning facilities importance to Kamino, the Planetary Defense Forces were coordinated from Tipoca. The city relied on passive measures (in form of energy shielding) and more "pro-active" turbolaser emplacements. Because the defensive shields provided little protection against troop invasions, the KPD also retained thousands of Kaminoan soldiers in the barracks.

Tipoca City cutaway.

Tipoca City's architecture was influenced by two primary architectural styles originating from Alderaan and Kashyyyk. The concept for the city being built on stilts was derived from the Alderaanian Oversea style. Middle-period Krorral was adopted in the form of the sweeping and centralized dome structures. An additional appeal of the Krorral element was that the rain-sloughing nature of the architecture bore numerous similarities to the first Kaminoan land colonies. Most all of these buildings where accented by high power lightning rods, dotting most platforms, even minor ones. If a rod was damaged however, and lightning struck it, a fundamental flaw in the design of the rod would prompt the lightning rod, and usually the whole platform it stood on, to explode.

Places in Tipoca City included Cargo Platform C-22, Security Sector Six, the Central Armory, and Level Nine.

During the First Battle of Kamino, Tipoca City was the prime target of the Separatist forces intent on destroying the Republic Army. The city escaped disaster, but was later damaged in future battles. Due to the declining Kaminoan economy, it remained a run-down shadow of its former elegance.

Behind the scenes

In the PS2 and Xbox game, Mercenaries, during news footage, the sentence "Tipoca City: Clones cloned" scrolls across the screen.


  • Star Wars: Battlefront
  • Star Wars: Jango Fett
  • Star Wars: Zam Wesell
  • Boba Fett: The Fight to Survive
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones novel (First appearance)
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones comic
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones junior novel
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II
  • Tides of Terror
  • Star Wars Republic 50: The Defense of Kamino
  • Republic Commando: Hard Contact (Mentioned only)
  •  "One of a Kind" - Clone Wars Adventures: Volume 8
  • Jedi Trial (Mentioned only)
  • The Clone Wars: No Prisoners (Mentioned only)
  • Republic Commando: Triple Zero (Appears in flashback(s))
  • Odds
  • Republic Commando: True Colors (Mentioned only)
  • Republic HoloNet News Core Edition 15:2:22
  • Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight (Mentioned only)
  • Bloodlines
  • Sacrifice (Mentioned only)

Non-canonical appearance

  • Old Wounds (Appears in flashback(s))
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga


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