Kamino is a stormy ocean wide planet where the clone army is made for the Galactic Republic. It is also home of the Kaminoan race. The planet has no land and was just water as Kaminoans build their homes above water and rained there all the time. Kamino was the producer of the clone army for the Galactic Republic.
Kamino was a remote water planet outside the main galaxy with its oceans holding an abundance of life. Kamino was renowned for its scientists and cloning technology where the Kaminoan species often contracted with private security forces and other clients. Receiving minimal trade, Kamino's imports were only enough to support the planet's population of one billion. There were many cities scattered across the surface that were built on stilts due to Kamino being covered in a great big ocean after the planet's water levels rose to higher peaks.
Kamino often experienced heavy rain and during some parts of the year was covered with heavy electrical storms. During this season, Kaminoans rode on aiwhas underwater and resurfaced once they were near their destination. The Kamioans were also isolationists, preferring to avoid interacting with other species and keep to themselves.
Years before the Clone Wars, Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas commissioned the Kaminoan species to create a clone army for the Galactic Republic, in response to a Force vision that saw the galaxy descending into a Galactic conflict. However, the Sith secretly took over the project where Sith apprentice, Count Dooku arranged Sifo-Dyas to be killed at the hands of the Pyke Syndicate. Dooku then selected bounty hunter Jango Fett to serve as the genetic template of the clone army. The Kaminoans modified the clones to have growth acceleration and complete obedience so they could become capable soldiers for the Republic. As payment for his services, Fett was given a young clone with no growth acceleration, at his request, and named him Boba, raising him as his own son.
During the Separatist Crisis, before the start of the Clone Wars, Fett was hired by Dooku to assassinate Senator Padmé Amidala as part of an agreement he made with the Viceroy of the Trade Federation, Nute Gunray in exchange for the viceroy himself to join the Confederacy of Independent Systems. Fett, along with his partner Zam Wesell failed to assassinate the senator and after their second attempt, he killed with Wesell with a Kaminoan toxic saberdart to prevent her from revealing any information. Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi recovered the dart and brought it to his friend, Dexter Jettser who informed him the dart originated from Kamino and told him the planet's inhabitants were competent cloners who kept to themselves. Kenobi tried to search for the planet through the archives at the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, but discovered all records of the planet had been removed (secretly done by Dooku), prompting him and Master Yoda to locate the planet through other means. After finding a way to reach Kamino, Kenobi traveled to the planet, where he discovered the production of the clone army supposedly commissioned by the Jedi Order, on behalf of Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas before his death.
- Tipoca City: The capital city of Kamino and the site of the cloning facility. It was also the home of Jango Fett, and his cloned son, Boba Fett.