During the rescue of Leia Organa, Luke Skywalker first realized something was alive in the garbage compactor, but shortly after his realization, a dianoga dragged Luke underwater. Han Solo and Leia Organa attempted to save him. It released Luke and escaped when it realized the walls were about to close.
- "A Recipe for Death"
- Bounty Hunt
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (First appearance)
- A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy
- Star Wars: The Original Trilogy: A Graphic Novel
- Star Wars Battlefront (DLC)
- Star Wars 21: The Last Flight of the Harbinger, Part I
- "All Creatures Great and Small" (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars in 100 Scenes (First identified as Dianoga)
- Ultimate Star Wars
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know