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Dagobah is a fictional planet 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.

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

Film history

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 Expanded Universe, a Jedi of Yoda's race confronted a Bpfasshi Dark Jedi on Dagobah, some millennia 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. This is a retcon of an earlier idea that Yoda himself slew a Dark Jedi there, because this explanation was contradicted by the canonical animated series, wherein the cave was already cursed. 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]


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

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