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Where Has Yoda Lived?

Jedi Grand Master Yoda

Jedi Grand Master Yoda is one of the most loved characters the show offers.

Having lived to the monumental age of 900, Yoda has a broad array of wisdom that he can safely say no one else in the Jedi Order has. 

This knowledge that he has imparted unto centuries worth of upcoming Jedi. This is only accentuated by his incredible power and unmatched swordsmanship. 

Even with his incredible attributes, Grand Master was a bit of a crazy old man. 

So much so, that many of the people who met him in the galaxy, and those of us who saw him on screen, thought that he was completely insane. Still, we loved him all the same. 

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Certainly, just like the rest of the Jedi Order, Yoda lived in the Jedi Temple. But where else has he lived? What planet is he even from? 

All this and more would be answered as this article progresses. 

What is Yoda’s Home Planet?

Yoda and his entire lineage have been covered in a veil of mystery since the beginning of the Star Wars franchise. When it comes to Yoda’s species it seems as though we know a lot less than we do know. 

Everything We Know About Yoda's Species - Star Wars Canon and Legends

Thus, this means that most of the information comes from fan theories and the minuscule amount of details that George Lucas released. From what we do know, this species is rare. 

There are a  few of them and it appears as though they are all born with Force sensitivity. Additionally, they all look extraordinarily similar. 

That is to be expected. This led to many speculations that Grogu (Baby Yoda) was simply a young Yoda or perhaps his son.  

Now, for what we don’t know about Yoda’s species, it’s quite a lot in actuality. We have no idea what the species is called, how they reproduce, and most importantly, where they come from. 

Ergo, we aren’t sure what Yoda’s home planet is. However, we do know that him being the Jedi Grand Master meant that he spent the majority of his life in the Jedi Temple. 

Thus, this can be considered as his home even though this was not his final resting place. 

Why did Yoda Live on Dagobah?

Why Yoda Chose Dagobah For Exile

Before the onset of what has to be one of the most devastating events in galactic history, Order 66, Yoda went to visit Dagobah. 

Order 66 happened when the Galactic Republic’s Clone Troopers were tampered with. This corruption made them view all Jedi as the enemy, leading to complete carnage within the Jedi Temple. 

The clones attacking the majority of the Jedi allowed an opening to arise where Darth Vader and his team storm the Temple and unleash hell within its walls. Unfortunately, they were so successful that they could wipe out 9% of the Jedi Order.

After all, this happened in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Yoda went to Dagobah. 

This was partly due to a mandatory exile he had to face for “failing to protect the Jedi Order” and partly for his protection from the Galactic Empire.  

Every Known Planet Where Yoda Lived

In addition to all his other amazing attributes, Master Yoda was also a  great pilot. Now, he wasn’t a fighter pilot. Rather, Yoda used his skills to explore the galaxy and go on many non-violent missions. 

With this in mind, coupled with the fact that the Star Wars community has no clue where Yoda is originally from, it’s safe to say he has called multiple planets home. 

So without further ado, of course omitting his unknown home planet, here are two places where Yoda lived. 

1. Coruscant

The Evolution of Coruscant | Star Wars History

During the rule of the Galactic Empire, Coruscant, also known as Imperial Center, was a planet completely covered in cities. 

This planet was the home to many important structures, including the Jedi Temple. Ironically enough, the Jedi Temple was constructed atop a Sith Shrine. Still, this housed the entire Jedi Order. 

Certainly, this did not exclude the head of the Jedi High Council, Jedi Grand Master Yoda. He lived with, trained, taught, and imparted wisdom to thousands of Jedi within the temple. 

Sadly for him, Yoda had to witness the fall of his home after Order 66. As per the Jedi Code and for his protection from the Imperial soldiers, Yoda moved from Coruscant to Dagobah. 

2. Dagobah


Being the near-polar opposite to Coruscant, Dagobah was a secluded planet. This planet was known to be one of the purest and most Force-heavy planets in the galaxy. 

Unlike a city-filled planet like Coruscant, Dagobah is more swampy and filled with lush greenery and forestry. 

The remote location and absence of much traffic made Dagobah the perfect place for Grand Master Yoda to hide out from the Imperial soldiers as well as live out his mandatory exile. 

Why was Yoda exiled? 

Well, as a devout Jedi, Yoda lived by every word of the Jedi Code. To paraphrase, one rule, in particular, states that a Jedi must respect and protect all living creatures.  

Ergo, after the Great Jedi Purge, formally known as Order 66, when Yoda failed to defeat Darth Vader; literally, thousands of Jedi lives were ended. It was so horrific that the entire Jedi lineage was almost extinct. 

Fortunately, some good did come out of the exile. In that, Luke Skywalker went to find Yoda and there he trained to become a Jedi Master. With those skills, he was able to rebuild a New Jedi Order

How Luke Skywalker's New Jedi Order Was Created - Star Wars Explained


Although a lot isn’t known about Master Yoda’s species, such as their names, and where they originate, there are some hypotheses and some details revealed. 

Even their exact method of reproduction is unknown and has to be speculated. Which, in and of itself, adds another dimension to the viewing experience of the franchise. 

Even though the rest of his species’ living places are hard to trace, Yoda’s living places are somewhat traced. Setting his home planet apart, Yoda began in Coruscant in the Jedi temple. 

Then he had his self-imposed exile in Dagobah which became his final resting place. Granted as the head of the entire, momentarily disbanded Jedi Order Yoda technically could have opted out. 

Yet, being as upstanding as he was, he did it anyway, and it worked out in his favor.

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