The Bothan fade was a fleet tactic, pretending to retreat in disarray in order to draw the enemy into the open for ambush.
The Chiss forces under the command of Commander Jagged Fel attempted to use such tactic during the Second Battle of Qoribu in 35 ABY to draw Prime Unu UnuThul and his Colony forces into an ambush. UnuThul failed to notice the trap, but he was later warned by Partial Joiners Jaina Solo and Zekk, thus the Great Swarm ceased their pursuit and instead regrouped beneath the southern pole, foiling the Bothan fade. Also, Jedi of the New Jedi Order learned about Bothan fade during tactic lessons in the Jedi Praxeum on Yavin 4.
- Dark Nest I: The Joiner King (First appearance)