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Distance from Core50,250 light years
RegionOuter Rim Territories
SystemDagobah system
Number of Suns1
Number of Moons0
Major SpeciesNone
PopulationOne known sentient (Yoda)
Official LanguageNone
Surface Water8%
Points of InterestYoda's Hut, Dark Side Cave

Dagobah is both a planet and the system in which it resides, in the fictional Star Wars universe. It appears in the films Revenge of the Sith (to be reinserted into the DVD version), The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi.

Dagobah, in the Sluis sector, is a world of murky swamps, steaming bayous, and petrified gnarltree forests. The ubiquitous white spiders that roam the swamps are actually newly sprouted seedlings of the gnarltrees that will take root and grow.

After the extermination of the Jedi, Jedi Master Yoda hid in a swamp on Dagobah where a cave strong with the dark side of the Force hid him from detection by the Emperor. In The Empire Strikes Back, Luke Skywalker is visited on the ice planet Hoth by the ghost of Obi-Wan Kenobi, who tells him to go seek Yoda on Dagobah to be trained as a Jedi. Skywalker flies to Dagobah with R2-D2 in his X-wing after Darth Vader and his stormtroopers overran the Rebel Alliance base on Hoth. Skywalker leaves Dagobah early to attempt to rescue Han Solo, Princess Leia, and Chewbacca who he feels 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, and speaks extensively to Obi-Wan Kenobi's ghost about the conflicting stories of Luke's parentage.

In Revenge of the Sith, Yoda spoke of going into hiding and exile. The film did not portray how Yoda came to the planet in its theatrical version, however it is seen in a deleted scene that George Lucas, Star Wars creator says was deleted so that Revenge of the Sith would not have "too many endings." The scene of Yoda arriving on Dagobah is rumored to be reinserted into the DVD release of the film in November 2005. Yoda went to Dagobah to escape from the Emperor. Though in The Empire Strikes Back Luke sensed a familiarity with the planet.

This familiarity could have been due to sensing Yoda's presence. Whilst not yet a Jedi, the force was strong with Luke. Yoda was at Luke's birth so Luke could have remembered his presence from then. Alternatively, Luke could have sensed the presence of a Jedi. This is the only planet that he would have felt this since leaving his home on Tatooine, which was also the home of Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Dagobah appears to be a harsh, humid environment, mostly covered in water. Given director George Lucas's penchant for portraying planets as a single environment, we can assume that the swampy marshland that surrounds Yoda's hut is indicative of the entire planet.

After the release of The Phantom Menace a tongue-in-cheek theory started circulating in fandom that Dagobah was a war-ravaged Naboo. This theory was disproven by the DVD version of Return of the Jedi.

In the Expanded Universe, Yoda confronted a Bpfasshi Dark Jedi on Dagobah some years before the events in The Empire Strikes Back. Eventually Yoda defeated the Dark Jedi, who died on Dagobah. The cave where the Dark Jedi died became strong in the dark side of the Force, and Yoda used this spot to hide from the Emperor and Darth Vader.

The word Dagobah comes from a kind of Buddhist Shrine.da:Dagobah sv:Dagobah


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