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Universe Star Wars
Planet type Swamp
Petrified forest
Notable people Yoda
Creator George Lucas
Genre Science fiction
Space opera
First appearance Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Dagobah is a solar system in the Star Wars films, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. It also appears in a deleted scene from Revenge of the Sith. Yoda went into exile on Dagobah after a lightsaber battle with Darth Sidious.

The planet we see in Dagobah, in the Sluis sector, is a world of murky swamps, steaming bayous, and petrified forests.

Yoda on planet Dagobah in The Empire Strikes Back

Film history[edit]

In the Star Wars storyline, after the Great Jedi Purge and his subsequent failure to defeat Darth Sidious, Jedi Master Yoda went into voluntary exile on Dagobah. Here, Yoda lived near a cave infused with the dark side of the Force, which kept him from detection by Emperor Palpatine.

In The Empire Strikes Back, Luke Skywalker is directed by the ghost of Obi-Wan Kenobi, to seek Yoda on Dagobah. After training with Yoda, Skywalker leaves Dagobah early to rescue his friends Han Solo, Princess Leia, and Chewbacca, whom he senses are in danger on the planet Bespin. Skywalker also briefly returns to Dagobah in Return of the Jedi, in which he has a final conversation with Yoda before Yoda's death. Luke then speaks to Obi-Wan Kenobi's ghost about the conflicting stories of Luke's parentage.

Revenge of the Sith did not show how Yoda came to the planet in its theatrical version; but this was portrayed in a deleted scene that George Lucas says was removed so that Revenge would not have "too many endings".[citation needed] The scene of Yoda arriving on Dagobah was rumored to be reinserted into the DVD release of the film in November 2005; however, the film's theatrical cut has been transferred to DVD intact, with the "Exile to Dagobah" scene featured in the "Deleted Scenes" section on Disc II instead.[citation needed] In the novel of the movie, it is stated that Yoda went to Dagobah in an escape pod launched from Bail Organa's starcruiser.[citation needed]

Expanded Universe history[edit]

In the Star Wars expanded universe, Jedi Minch confronted a Bpfasshi Dark Jedi on Dagobah, some years before the events in The Empire Strikes Back, and the cave where the Dark Jedi died became strong in the dark side of the Force. During the events of Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy (for the PC), a team of Jedi Knights from the New Jedi Order visit Dagobah, to find the cave drained of its former menace.

After the events of Episode VI, the New Republic founds a military base on one of the greatest mountains of the planet, named 'Mount Yoda' after the Jedi Master.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Davids, H & Davids, P., Star wars: Mission From Mount Yoda, Bantam Spectra, 1993

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