- "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
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.
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.
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.
Behind the scenesEdit
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.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Voices"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Destiny" (Appears in flashback(s))
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Sacrifice" (Appears in flashback(s))
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith (Appears in deleted scene(s))
- Star Wars Rebels – "Shroud of Darkness" (Vision to Ezra Bridger)
- The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight
- "There is Another"—From a Certain Point of View
- Star Wars 30: Yoda's Secret War, Part V
- Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back (First appearance)
- The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi?
- Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back junior novelization
- Use the Force!
- Star Wars: Yoda's Jedi Training
- Star Wars: Forces of Destiny – "The Path Ahead"
- Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
- Star Wars: Return of the Jedi junior novelization
- Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Read-Along Storybook and CD
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: A Junior Novel (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars Epic Yarns: The Empire Strikes Back
- LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales – "Flight of the Falcon" (Appears in flashback(s))
- LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales – "Gambit on Geonosis" (Appears in flashback(s))
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Ultimate Star Wars
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Star Wars: Complete Locations
- ↑ Star Wars: The Force Awakens Beginner Game
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 "There is Another"—From a Certain Point of View
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Journey Through Space
- ↑ Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
- ↑ The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi?
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Voices"