Yoda is a wise and sage-like diminutively-sized green alien Jedi Master and one of the main characters who appeared in the Star Wars universe. He appears as a major character in the second and third films of the original trilogy, as well as one of the major protagonists in the prequel trilogy, and made a cameo in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Nobody knows what his species is. Yoda's adopted homeworld is Dagobah.
- 1 Background
- 2 Film Appearances
- 3 Television Appearances
- 4 Video games
- 5 Relationships
- 6 Gallery
- 7 Trivia
- 8 External links
Yoda's origins are a mystery since his species, as well as his species' home planet, are unknown. At some point, he joined the Jedi Order, eventually obtaining the rank of Jedi Master and becoming a member of the Jedi High Council. Despite his old age, he was still able to keep up and hold his own against opponents, even ones who were far younger than he was, being one of the most powerful Force-users in the history of the galaxy.
Shortly after the Clone Wars had begun, Yoda became the Grand Master and a Jedi General. About 20 years after he went into exile following his failed attempt to kill Palpatine, the Dark Lord of the Sith, he trained Luke Skywalker in the ways of the Jedi and the light side of the Force. Yoda eventually dies peacefully at the age of nine hundred, but not before he reveals to Luke that Leia Organa is his twin sister, and that Darth Vader is in fact, his father, Anakin.
30 years later, Rey found Luke's old lightsaber, which originally belonged to Anakin, in Maz Kanata's castle on Takodana. Upon touching it, she experienced a series of visions, including hearing the voice of Yoda.
Days later, after having briefly teaching Rey during his exile on Ahch-To (and Rey having subsequently left the planet) Luke decided to burn down the tree library housing the ancient Jedi texts. He was visited by the spirit of Yoda, who helped Luke forgive himself for Kylo Ren's rise to power. Luke hesitated to light the library on fire, so Yoda manipulated a bolt of lightning to hit the tree and cause it to burst into flames. Yoda was not upset with the books being burned, joking that "page turners, they were not". What Luke did not realize was that Rey had taken the texts with her before departing the planet. Yoda was aware that Rey had taken the books, but chose not to disclose this to Luke.
Yoda represents a highly mysterious and complex character. His intelligence, wisdom, and skills excel that of most Jedi Masters. His age and wisdom as well as his deep connection to the Force proved to be both enviable and formidable. Yoda is very courageous, often fighting on the front lines against evil of all sorts and saving the lives of many civilians, Clones and Jedi.
Throughout Yoda's long life, he proves himself to be a wise and kind, but somewhat strict teacher. Although quick to comfort and guide, he is equally quick to warn and to express disapproval in the face of wrongdoing. He serves as a grandfatherly figure to younger generations of Jedi, testing their capabilities, both mentally and physically in extreme settings one moment and showing warmth the next.
As a Jedi, Yoda is intelligent and wise. Despite this, he considered emotional attachments to be a flaw and a path to the dark side, and had a tendency to sometimes fixate the bad potential in younger Jedi. As examples, Anakin Skywalker and Luke Skywalker, both of whom he was apprehensive about accepting for Jedi training. In both cases, however, he reluctantly allows Obi-Wan Kenobi to talk him into accepting them as trainees. Also, Yoda did not realize that his mistrust towards Anakin was slowly turning his friend against the Jedi Order.
Yoda is known to have a penchant for mischief and practical jokes, bearing a pleasant sense of humor. His humility is admirable and his kindness, exemplary. This selfless sage offered enlightened leadership and epitomized the ideals of the Jedi Order.
Yoda initially bore a deep residing belief that a Jedi seduced by the dark side was not beyond redemption and forgiveness as exhibited in his encounters with two of his former apprentices. After Dooku betrayed the Republic and the Jedi by committing numerous atrocities as the Sith Lord Darth Tyranus, Yoda once tried to persuade his former apprentice to let go of the dark side and return to the ways of the Jedi. He very nearly succeeded in redeeming Dooku. Even as Quinlan Vos slipped further into the dark side's embrace, Yoda had faith that the disturbed young Jedi Master would find his way back to the light side of the Force. In the end, unlike Dooku, Quinlan's redemption proved that Yoda's belief was correct.
However, Yoda's failure to redeem Dooku, as well as his inability to prevent the rise of the Galactic Empire, left the Grand Master more jaded than ever. In addition to the fall of the Galactic Republic, the Jedi Order was pushed to the brink of extinction by the fallen Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, whose embrace of the dark side turned him into the ruthless Sith Lord Darth Vader. Having failed to protect all that he cared for, Yoda was disillusioned in many ways and sought to kill convince Luke to kill Vader. The chance at redemption for those who embraced the dark side was no longer an option as far as Yoda was concerned, as his experiences had altered his faith in redemption and he was left to feel that a Jedi who was seduced by the dark side would be forever condemned to walk in darkness.
Throughout Yoda's exile on Dagobah, the tyranny of the Empire and the Sith hunt for the Jedi during the Jedi Purge further embittered him. Before his death, he warned Vader's son, Luke, that "When a person falls to the dark side, their destiny would forever be dominated by darkness". This was disproved when Vader's son, Luke, was being tortured by Palpatine and Vader broke away from the dark side, becoming the good person he once was and sacrificed himself to save his son. Thus, Anakin being redeemed by his love for Luke, proves that Yoda was wrong and that anyone has the chance to come back from the dark side.
Yoda's ears are expressive and would sometimes curl when he is expressing strong emotions like surprise. Like most of his kind, Yoda speaks in riddles, an unusual version of English, an example of Yoda's speech pattern: "When nine hundred years old you reach, look as good you will not". This way of speech confuses most of his comrades, like his Clone Troopers. He is also secretive as he never revealed his origins or species to anyone.
In Star Wars Rebels, it is revealed that the reason why Yoda did not join the Rebel Alliance wasn't because of his old age, but because he believed getting involved in the Galactic Civil War would create more death, chaos, destruction and more senseless violence--rather believing that he should wait until Luke Skywalker came to him to be trained as the Jedi's new hope. Yoda felt that the Jedi Order was too quick to join the Clone Wars, which led to many of his fellow Jedi being killed or turned to the dark side, he felt that it was their arrogance that eventually led to the Jedi's downfall. Despite his various flaws, especially later on in life, Yoda was still very in tune with the light side, as shown by him becoming a Force spirit.
As Yoda neared his death before the Battle of Endor commenced, he accepted his own mortality and imminent demise. He died peacefully, becoming one with the Force.
Powers and Abilities
- The Force: Despite his small size and advanced age, Yoda has an amazingly strong connection to the Force.
- Calming Aura: Yoda automatically drains power from any Force powers used against him.
- Telekinesis: Yoda can telekinetically move objects or other individuals without physically touching them, and he utilizes it for offensive or defensive purposes. As one of the most powerful Force-users, Yoda's telekinetic strength are unparalleled by almost every Jedi and Sith in the galaxy. Therefore, he is able to affect large structures, and vehicles with greater ease than his peers. With enough effort, he was able to stop a giant pillar as it was about to fall on top of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin, before setting it down away from the two injured Jedi. During Yoda and Palpatine's battle inside the Senate building, he managed to catch a large hovering platform that was launched at him by Palpatine, before causing it to spin rapidly, and then started to fly straight back at the newly christened Sith Emperor. Near the end of his life, in order to teach the young Luke Skywalker a lesson of how size meant nothing in regard to the power of the Force, Yoda pulled Luke's crashed starfighter from a swamp onto land, to his apprentice's disbelief.
- Force Push: Yoda can telekinetically send his opponents flying through the air, causing serious injury or temporarily incapacitating/knocking them unconscious, depending on how much power is unleashed.
- Force Pull: Yoda can telekinetically pull his opponents or objects towards him.
- Force Repel: Yoda can unleash a wave of pure Force-energy that knocks back and repels anything within the power's blast radius or pushes multiple opponents simultaneously.
- Force Grip: Yoda can telekinetically lift his opponents off the ground and into the air to immobilize them. His telekinetic grip also allows him to restrain others, as he was able to hold Asaaj Ventress in place as she attempted to cut down King Katuunko. Yoda can even make people strike their allies as a show of control on Yoda'a part.
- Force Crush: Yoda can crumple targets with the might of the Force.
- Force Throw: Yoda can telekinetically cause objects and other individuals to be hurled toward a target at an astounding velocity.
- Force Barrier: Yoda can create a barrier or wall of Force energy in front of or surrounding himself or his allies, which can be strengthened with the help of other Force-users.
- Saber Throw: Yoda can telekinetically guide his lightsaber towards his opponents and return the weapon back to his hand, similar to a boomerang or shuriken. He notably used this to send his ignited lightsaber into the chest of a clone trooper when attempting to retake the Jedi Temple after Order 66 was enacted.
- Force Deflection: Yoda can telekinetically redirect incoming attacks such as blaster bolts or Force lightning, with or without his lightsaber.
- Energy Absorption: Yoda can dissipate concentrated energy such as blaster bolts or Force lightning with his bare hands and use the energy to make his own attacks more deadly.
- Telepathy: Yoda can telepathically communicate with other individuals over small or vast distances. He managed to communicate with Ezra Bridger when the Jedi appretice was experiencing visions within the Lothal Jedi Temple.
- Mind Trick: Yoda can control the minds of other sentient beings, except for individuals with indomitable wills.
- Force Vision: Yoda can see visions of the past, present, and future. However, like all Force-users, his visions are not always clear or sometimes they happen without warning. He can learn if he is likely to die in battle and pick out events to come in the next few days.
- Force Sense: Yoda can sense another sentient being's emotions, the future, ripples in the Force caused by momentous or traumatic events, impending danger, and the presence of other light or dark side Force-users. He can also improve his eyesight and see in the dark or even if blinded by some effect. His senses are so powerful, that he was able to sense the deaths of most of the 10,000 Jedi Knights that were killed in Order 66. However, Yoda was unable to sense that Palpatine was a Force-user, particularly a dark side Force-user, even though he had been in close proximity to the him on several occasions, due to Palpatine's power to hide his signature in the Force. He can also gain insight into the general location or direction of a person or object he knows about, regardless of current distance unless they fell to the dark side. Yoda also could use the Force to spy on Vader and to see through illusions. Yoda can detect lies and all droids on the same planet if he is on Degobah.
- Force Valor: Yoda can temporarily push past physical limitations and renew his morale, stamina, accuracy and overall battle prowess through sheer concentration and willpower. He notably used this ability to overcome the disabilities caused by his advanced age, increasing his strength, speed, agility, and dexterity to inhuman levels.
- Force Jump: Yoda can jump or leap at great distances.
- Force Dash: Yoda can move at amazing speeds.
- Force Dispel: Yoda can see though and if he wishes to destroy illusions.
- Force Lightning: Yoda can conjure bolts of blasting electricity. Such is his power in the Force that he can even make bolts go in multiple directions from one finger.
- Force Spirit: Due to Yoda's immensely powerful connection to the Force and the ancient knowledge of the Force Priestesses at his disposal, he was able to transcend physical death and preserve his identity through the Force. This allowed him to become one with the Force when died from old age. He helped to teach this power to Obi-Wan Kenobi, and probably taught the secret to Luke Skywalker, after Luke became a Jedi Master. Yoda learned how to retain his identity through the Force from the Force Priestesses. Even as a spirit, he was able to strike Luke with his stick to make a point.
- Force Healing: Yoda can heal himself and his allies with a wave of his hand and an exertion though the Force.
- Temple Access: Yoda can access the World Between Worlds and communicate with or even terrify those in temples, sometimes without revealing himself.
- Stonepower: Yoda can make use of the Stonepower technique--overcoming the normal hardships of controlling Blue stone with the Force and even holding a giant made of the stuff in place for long enought to call more of its kind to subdue the giant.
- Weather Control: As a Force spirit, Yoda can summon a powerful bolt of lightning from the clouds above to burn the Force tree on Ahch-To, knowing that the sacred Jedi texts within them were safe with Rey, as well as to make a point to Luke Skywalker.
- Extended Longevity: Like many of Yoda's kind, he lived to be 900 years old.
- Master Lightsaber Duelist: Despite Yoda's small size and advanced age, he is an extremely skilled lightsaber duelist, showing to fight on par against Dooku and Sheev Palpatine. He is a master of all forms of lightsaber combat, except the particularly aggressive Form VII. Even though Yoda's masterful dueling skills are proven to be great enough to force Palpatine to use the Force, Yoda was ultimately unable to overcome Palpatine's Force attacks. He was forced to use his own powers to counter the Sith Master's attacks, getting himself disarmed in process and leading their duel to end in a draw. Yoda then fled, knowing it would be pointless to continue the duel.
- Form I: Yoda is a master of Shii Cho.
- Form II: Yoda is a master of Makashi.
- Form III: Yoda is a master of Soresu.
- Form IV: Yoda is a master of Ataru. He considered by many to be the most proficient practitioner of the form, appearing to be his preferred and strongest style. When coupled with his incredible speed and smaller size, it leaves no part of his body undefended, giving him an advantage over other practitioners of the form.
- Form V: Yoda is a master of Shien/Djem So.
- Form VI: Yoda is a master of Niman and his skill with it was noteworthy even after his exile.
- Form VII: Yoda is knowledgeable of Juyo/Vaapad, but he never used it.
- Genius-Level Intellect/Master Tactician/Leader: Being over eight hundred years old, Yoda is amazingly intelligent and wise. As a Jedi General and leader of the Jedi Order, Yoda is a highly skilled tactician and a very capable leader.
- Diplomat: Yoda can make alliances and peace with many cultures.
- Meditation: Yoda can further amplify his connection to the Force with a clear mind by meditating.
- Chef: Yoda is a master cook.
Weapons and Equipment
Yoda's valued weapon and possession are his green-bladed lightsaber. Yoda's shoto lightsaber is comprised of Chrome and Black alloy.
- Shoto lightsaber: Yoda had built a green-bladed shoto lightsaber which he used throughout his Jedi career and the entirety of the Clone Wars. Yoda lost the weapon in his battle against Sheev Palpatine. Luke later got a hold of it. Before this was known, it was thought that in Marvel Comics' Darth Vader Issue #1 that the weapon was later found and destroyed by Palpatine's troops in a furnace along with dozens of other valuable lightsabers.
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
Yoda is the Grandmaster of the Jedi Council at the time Qui-Gon Jinn reported that he encountered a Sith on Tatooine, and he also brought Anakin Skywalker to the Council, because he wanted to train him as a Jedi. Yoda tested Anakin and, despite being impressed by his abilities, refused to allow him to be trained, believing he was dangerously full of fear and anger, and his future was clouded and uncertain, warning Anakin of how fear leads to the dark side of the Force through anger and hate.
He later attended the funeral of Qui-Gon, who died at the hands of the Sith Maul at the hanger's refinery complex chamber after Obi-Wan was separated from the duel due to one of the laser gate shields that leads to the chamber. He talked with Mace Windu about the return of the Sith, with Yoda saying that there are always a Sith master and a Sith apprentice. Mace agrees, but wonders which one Maul was and which one remains. Yoda was also present at the Naboo victory celebration.
Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
Ten years after Qui-Gon's death, Yoda is still the Grandmaster of the Jedi Council and he and the Jedi are dealing with a Separatist movement led by Jedi turned Sith Count Dooku. Former Queen of Naboo Padmé Amidala has been the victim of many assassination attempts and the Council sends Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Padawan Anakin Skywalker to guard her. After a failed assassination attempt by Zam Wesell, Yoda and the Council send Obi-Wan to track down the mysterious killer of Wesell and sends Anakin to protect Senator Amidala on Naboo. Later on, he was in a private cell with Mace Windu when Obi-Wan contacted them from the planet Kamino, where he found that a dead Jedi named Sifo-Dyas had a Clone Army made and their genetic template was a man named Jango Fett, who lived there with his son, Boba. They tell him to arrest Jango. When Anakin kills the entire Tusken Raider settlement who killed his mother, he feels it and explains it to Mace Windu. They are later contacted by Obi-Wan, who had landed on Geonosis and found that Jango was associated with Count Dooku and Viceroy Nute Gunray was behind the assassination attempts on Senator Amidala as part of his deal to join the Confederacy of Independent Systems, but he was captured before he could finish. Anakin got the message and asked if he could go to rescue him, but he was denied by Yoda and Mace Windu. Windu led a strike team of Jedi to rescue Obi-Wan while Yoda went to pick up the Clone Army.
At Geonosis, all of the Jedi (including Anakin and Padmé, who disobeyed their orders) are surrounded by droids when Yoda and the Clone Army arrive in gunships, saving the Jedi and Senator. Yoda is taken to the forward command center to oversee the Battle of Geonosis, at one point telling the clones to focus the fire of their SPHA-T artillery tanks on the nearest Lucrehulk-class Core Ship that was trying to escape back into space to rejoin the battleship proper, succeeding in bringing it down. He later senses trouble through the Force and requests a ship to go after Obi-Wan and Anakin, who were in pursuit of Count Dooku. Later, after Dooku defeats Obi-Wan and Anakin in a private hangar, Yoda arrives and Dooku telekinetically assaults him; however, Yoda deflects the attack. Dooku then begins to shoot Force lightning at him, but he utilizes tutaminis, allowing him to reflect it back at him. Too evenly matched to win with Force powers, the two turn to their lightsabers and begin to duel. Despite Dooku's Form II mastery, Yoda dodges his attacks and seizes the offensive, doing many flips as he spins and twists around his opponent. Yoda nearly wins, stating that Dooku has fought well, but Dooku causes a huge pillar to fall on Obi-Wan and Anakin, prompting Yoda to hold it up with the Force, which allows Dooku to barely escape with his life on his solar sailer as Yoda looks down solemnly at letting Dooku escape as Padmé arrives with clone reinforcements and discovers Anakin having been severely wounded by Dooku, having had his right arm cut off below the elbow. Back on Coruscant, he later converses with Obi-Wan and Mace, where he reveals the Clone Wars have officially begun. The Clone Army becomes soldiers for the Republic and Yoda becomes a general in the Clone Wars.
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
Three years after the start of the Clone Wars, Yoda remains the leader of the Jedi Order, and head of the Jedi Council. The Council has become suspicious of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, who was captive on board General Grievous' ship. Obi-Wan and Anakin are sent to rescue him, and return after Anakin kills Dooku at Palpatine's urging. Palpatine then asks Anakin to be his representative on the Council. Anakin asks if he could be a Jedi Master, but they deny it and ask Anakin to spy on Palpatine. They send Obi-Wan to Utapau to apprehend Grievous and Yoda travels to Kashyyyk to assist the Wookiees in the war, joined later by Luminara and Quinlan Vos.
After Order 66 is initiated by Darth Sidious, Yoda finds himself clutching at his forehead and chest as he feels a disturbance in the Force as his fellow Jedi fall to their own clone troopers as part of the Great Jedi Purge. As two Clone Troopers sneak up behind him and prepare to shoot him as well, he senses their intent with the Force, causing him to jump up and decapitate them with his lightsaber before they even can fire - he and Chewbacca then travel into the forests, evading clone and droid patrols before Chewbacca and his fellow Wookiee Tarfful provide an escape pod for Yoda to flee Kashyyyk with so he could go meet Senator Bail Organa. They go to rescue Obi-Wan, who killed Grievous, but was also betrayed by his soldiers, including Clone Commander Cody. Yoda and Obi-Wan return to Coruscant and enter the Jedi Temple, where they find out that Anakin has turned to the dark side and become Darth Sidious's apprentice, Darth Vader. Obi-Wan asks if he could face Sidious so he would not have to kill Anakin, but Yoda explains that he would be no match for the Emperor and goes to confront Sidious himself.
Yoda arrives at the Emperor's throne room and knocks his guards out. Sidious zaps him with Force lightning, but Yoda gets up quickly and surprises him with a powerful Force push. With that, the two begin to duel. They battle in the Senate room, wrecking the entire room. During the battle, Yoda loses his lightsaber, and realizes that he is not as skilled as the Emperor is at using the Force alone for combat. The fight ends in a stalemate and Yoda, realizing that he cannot win, flees into the vents and crawls through them. He leaves with Bail and they travel to Mustafar to pick up Obi-Wan, realizing he has to go into exile due to failing to kill the Emperor. They arrive and find Obi-Wan (who had supposedly killed Anakin) and Padmé (who was pregnant with Anakin's children) and take them off the planet. Padmé gives birth to twins who she names Luke and Leia just before dying. Yoda says that they would have to hide the twins from the Empire, so Obi-Wan takes Luke to his uncle and aunt on Tatooine, and would watch over him from afar, while Bail and his wife take Leia to Alderaan. Yoda goes into exile on the swamp planet Dagobah and adopts the planet as his home.
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Twenty-two years later, Yoda is the only Jedi Master left alive, as Obi-Wan Kenobi had been bodily killed three years prior by Darth Vader. Obi-Wan was training Anakin's son, Luke Skywalker, but never told him that Vader is his father. Luke travels to Dagobah after the ghost of Obi-Wan visits him on Hoth, telling him to seek out Yoda to finish his training. When Luke arrives, Yoda pretends to be an uncivilized small creature who knows Yoda, and offers to take him to him. Later on, while they are in Yoda's hut, Luke snaps, saying that they were wasting time. Yoda begins to talk to Obi-Wan through the Force, saying that Luke is impatient, causing Luke to deduce him as Yoda. Luke convinces Yoda to train him, but Luke gets frustrated when he asks him to move his sunken ship, and furiously asks him to try. Yoda is able to do it, and says there is no try, you do or you do not, if you don't believe you can do it, that is where Luke failed while Yoda succeeded. Later on, Luke has a vision of his friends in pain and goes to rescue them while abandoning his training, to Yoda and Obi-Wan's disapproval, but promised to return to complete his training. When Luke leaves, Yoda and Obi-Wan talk, with Obi-Wan saying he is their only hope, but Yoda says there is another (referring to Leia).
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
A year after the events of The Empire Strikes Back, Yoda has become gravely ill, and Luke returns to Dagobah while in his last moments. On his deathbed, he tells Luke that his Jedi training is nearly complete with only one last thing remaining: to confront Darth Vader, and that will make him a Jedi Knight. However, after learning that Vader is his father, Luke does not have the heart to kill him. As Yoda slowly loses the will to live, he gives him one last warning about the dark side and not to underestimate the powers of the Emperor, otherwise he would suffer the same fate as his father did. Yoda also informs Luke that when he dies, he will be the last Jedi. Therefore, Yoda ensures Luke to heed his words: "pass on what you have learned." In his last words, he tries to tell Luke there is another Skywalker (referring to Leia being his twin sister) before dying peacefully of old age and becoming one with the Force. His death symbolically marks the end of the old Jedi Order that the Emperor had almost completely destroyed at the end of the Clone Wars.
Yoda is last seen in spirit form at the end of the film alongside the spirits of Obi-Wan Kenobi and the reformed Anakin Skywalker, watching the Rebels celebrate their victory over the Empire. He was nine hundred years old when he passed away. As a spirit, he remains immortal and ever-present through the Force.
When Rey touches Anakin's lightsaber, Yoda's voice can be heard during her Force vision.
Yoda's Force spirit appears to Luke on Ahch-To, offering words of widsom and encouragement that convince Luke to aid Rey in the fight against the First Order. He burns the tree that had the Jedi library with a lightning. When Luke asks him why he did it, Yoda replies that there was nothing in there that Rey didn't already have. Thus, Yoda was aware that Rey had taken the ancient Jedi texts with her before leaving the island. Yoda then advises Luke to learn with his previous failures to not repeat the same mistakes and become a better master.
Yoda's voice can be heard during the duel between Rey and Emperor Palpatine. When Rey is fallen weakened on the ground, Yoda and other Jedi from the past contact her, encouraging her to rise and confront her grandfather.
Yoda makes a vocal appearance in the episode "Path of the Jedi" where he, through the Force, guides Kanan's Padawan Ezra Bridger through the Jedi Temple on Lothal. In "Shroud of Darkness", Yoda makes a visual appearance. He tells Ezra to find Malachor. Yoda makes another vocal appearance at the beginning of the season 4 episode "A World Between Worlds".
Yoda appears in Disney Infinity's third installment as a playable character.
Yoda is a playable character in Star Wars: Force Arena as a Legendary squad leader card.
- Yoda is not the only member of his kind to have appeared. A female of his kind, Master Yaddle, also once was part of the Jedi Council. Unlike Yoda, she had auburn, braided hair. She eventually passed away six years after the Battle of Naboo, and was well over 400 years old when she died.
- The most notable example of his species other than Yoda himself is Grogu (known as "Baby Yoda" by most fans and the media, formerly known as "The Child") in the Disney+ series, The Mandalorian, who became wanted by the remnants of the Empire 5 years after the events of Return of the Jedi. Grogu, though 50 years old, is still a baby due to Yoda's species aging extremely slowly (hence their long lifespan).
- Other members of this species are known to exist in the Legends continuity.
- Yoda is also the middle name of Gabe Duncan.
- Yoda is the second oldest character in the Star Wars universe, second only to Maz Kanata.
- It is unknown what type of alien species Yoda is and George Lucas himself has forbidden or discouraged anyone from naming his species or giving Yoda's race a homeworld.
- In the Lost episode "Confirmed Dead", Sawyer called Ben "Yoda".
- A caricature of Yoda can be seen in the Phineas and Ferb episode Doof Dynasty.
- Baby Animal appears as Yoda in the Muppet Babies episode "Muppet Babies: The Next Generation."
- A character by the name of Yoyo appears in a few issues of Donald Duck & Co., and wears the same Jedi robes and appears to be the same species, except he has a beak.
- Luke Skywalker tells Grogu about Yoda in Chapter 6 of Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett.