Grogu, affectionately known as Baby Yoda or The Child, is one of the most adorable Star Wars characters.
Of course, Baby Yoda is a part of the same species as Jedi Grand Master Yoda. Unfortunately for us, that species isn’t exactly known.
As a Jedi Initiate, Baby Yoda was raised in the Jedi Temple with the other Jedi youngins. Then came the Great Jedi Purge, formally known as Order 66.
In Order 66, the Clone Troopers’ minds were altered, which caused them to view all Jedi as the enemy. This allowed Darth Vader and his army to invade the Jedi Temple.
This resulted in carnage for the Jedi. Luckily, Baby Yoda was among the survivors, as was his much older doppelgänger, Yoda.
This begs the question, what other similarities does Baby Yoda share with Yoda? What differences do they have? Is Baby Yoda more powerful than Yoda himself?
Not to worry: the answers will be discussed in this article.
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Is Baby Yoda More Powerful Than Yoda?
Baby Yoda is in no way more powerful than Grand Master Yoda.
Baby Yoda is a Force-sensitive child that was adopted by Mandalorian warriors. Given his species, however, it was not possible to get a midi-chlorian count on him.
Therefore, it’s difficult to determine how powerful he actually is. Even so, The Mandalorian has depicted Baby Yoda as being able to use the Force with next to no training.
This means that he can, in theory, become a force to be reckoned with once trained and matured in using the Force.
But, in his current state, Baby Yoda is by no means more powerful than his namesake, Yoda.
Grand Master Yoda had approximately 900 years’ worth of knowledge and training stored in his mind. Beyond that, he lived through centuries of defending against new and old enemies.
He bore witness to the old and new Jedi Order and the Galactic Republic. Master Yoda served as a guide to multiple generations of Padawans, Jedi Knights, and other Force-sensitives.
It’s clear to see that Master Yoda was centuries ahead of Baby Yoda in terms of skill, wisdom, and power.
Is Baby Yoda Different From Yoda?
All the information we’ve received thus far makes it clear Baby Yoda and Yoda are two different individuals.
Now, I get it. Just like you, I thought that perhaps Baby Yoda was just Master Yoda and he had gone through some sort of reverse aging process. But Master Yoda and Baby Yoda are two completely different individuals.
So why is Grogu referred to as Baby Yoda? Is Baby Yoda perhaps Master Yoda’s child?
Well, at face value they look the exact same. Granted, Baby Yoda is a much smaller and more innocent-looking version of Master Yoda.
Even so, they are not related as far as we know. Baby Yoda is a part of Master Yoda’s species, but they are not necessarily related to each other.
Given that Master Yoda’s species is not known, it made sense to call Grogu Baby Yoda. At least until his name was found out.
Is Baby Yoda More Powerful Than Anakin?
As powerful as he may be, Baby Yoda’s power is nowhere near the level that Anakin’s was. He is in no way more powerful than Anakin.
Anakin Skywalker is one of the most powerful beings the Star Wars franchise has ever seen.
He started as an incredibly talented Padawan and then blossomed into an even more skilled Jedi Knight. So much so that he sat on the Jedi High Council as a Knight.
Despite all he accomplished, Anakin was impartial to following the rules laid out by the Jedi Code. He formed attachments, harbored emotions, and did other things that a Jedi wasn’t supposed to.
For this reason, Mace Windu was concerned that Anakin was far too emotional and would quickly fall prey to the dark side. Thus, Mace refused to promote him to the rank of Jedi Master.
This was seemingly the thing that pushed Anakin over the edge, leading to the Dark Lord we know and hate, Darth Vader. In becoming Darth Vader, Anakin ironically proved Mace right.
As ruler of the dark side, Anakin became far more powerful than he had been before. This was an impressive feat because as a “good guy” Anakin was already light years ahead of his colleagues.
This uptick in power meant that Anakin, now Darth Vader, could essentially take on and defeat anyone who decided to go up against him. Knowing this, we can make a comparison of his strength against others.
In this case, there’s no question that Anakin was miles ahead of Master Yoda in terms of power and ability. If these two were to go up against each other in battle, then the outcome would most likely be that of Yoda’s demise.
Given that Master Yoda had a far superior skill set over Baby Yoda, a battle between Baby Yoda and Anakin would be a quick one.
Anakin would easily annihilate Baby Yoda without having suffered much damage himself.
The Bone Broth-loving ball of cuteness known as Baby Yoda has been an incredible addition to the Star Wars franchise.
Don’t let the small stature and apparent innocence fool you, Baby Yoda does have some skills that make him powerful for a Jedi Initiate.
Regardless of his name, Baby Yoda is not the same as Master Yoda. The only reason they share a name is that their species was not known and his name was not disclosed until later. From the beginning of The Mandalorian, the name stuck.
As much strength as Baby Yoda possesses, he is less powerful than his namesake, Master Yoda, as well as Anakin Skywalker. He still has a lot more training ahead of him to become truly powerful.