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"Strong this planet is with the Force."
"It is one of the purest places in the galaxy."
―Yoda and the spirit of Qui-Gon Jinn[src]

Dagobah was a planet in the Dagobah system, and one of the purest places in the galaxy within the Force. A remote world of swamps and forests, it served as a refuge for Jedi Grand Master Yoda during his exile after the destruction of the Jedi Order. Luke Skywalker received advanced training in the ways of the Force under Jedi Master Yoda on Dagobah, and it was later the place of Yoda's death and transformation into the Force.

DescriptionEdit

Dragonsnake Bog

The swamp-covered surface of Dagobah

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

Dagobah was located in the Sluis sector of the Outer Rim Territories.[1]

Dagobah was a mysterious, mist-shrouded, swampy planet, mostly covered in swamps and bogs, interspersed with countless shallow lakes and lagoons and multiple living caves. The continental and oceanic crusts of Dagobah were only vaguely defined, and there was little in the way of volcanic activity or earthquakes. Dagobah was home to many creatures, such as bogwings, dragonsnakes, butcherbugs, sleens, vine snakes, and swamp slugs. Examples of flora included the Lahdia plant, the Yoghurt plant, Gnarltree and Yarum seed. The planet was devoid of any advanced or indigenous civilization of sentients.[3]

Dagobah has two seasons, a dry season and a wet season. During the peak of the long dry season (over half an orbit after the rains end) the uplands become too hot for most lifeforms to survive, necessitating any that live there to migrate to the lower lands. Beneath the rapidly leafing canopies of the gnarltrees that emerge from the receding green and thick waters, the one inundated lowlands revert back to a marshy swamp once again. As the air grows more humid, the gray overcast clouds return and before another quarter orbit passes the planet is far enough away from it's sun that the dry season ends and the rains return, again flooding the lowlands and covering the trees in water, making the uplands habitable once more.[6]

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Behind the scenesEdit

Dagobah first appeared in the 1980 film Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back.[2]

Slated to appear in one scene of the 2005 film Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, the planet was cut from the final film, leaving it for the DVD release. The scene featured how Yoda started his exile. George Lucas removed the scene so that the film would not have "too many endings", despite producer Rick McCallum's wishes.

In the 2016 reference book Star Wars: Complete Locations, an image of Dagobah was mistakenly used in the planet profile of Kashyyyk.[3]

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