The grapple droideka, or Melee Destroyer Droid, was an early variation of the Trade Federation droideka, developed as the ultimate melee unit, and was unit used during their Invasion of Naboo in 32 BBY. A trio guarded a Royal Naboo Security Forces pilot in the Theed Royal Palace. The Melee Destroyer Droid was tougher than the standard droidekas but utilized weaker shields. The primary weapon of the grapple droideka (known simply as the "droideka," at the time) was its lethal mechanical claws. This model was similar to the P-series droidekas, which used deadly repeating blasters to more efficiently eliminate opponents and carried stronger deflector shield generators.

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Behind the scenesEdit

Grapple droidekas appear in the 2000 video game Star Wars: Episode I Jedi Power Battles.