Poe: "What is this?"
C-3PO: "The Aki-Aki Festival of the Ancestors! Oh! This celebration occurs only once every forty-two years."
Finn: "Well, that's lucky."
C-3PO: "Lucky indeed! This festival is known for both its colorful kites and its delectable sweets."
―C-3PO to Poe Dameron, Finn, Rey, and Chewbacca[src]

The Aki-Aki were a sentient species[1] native to the desert planet Pasaana. They were generally peaceful and hospitable, and welcomed offworlders to their planet. The Aki-Aki maintained a pre-starflight level of civilization, but did adopt a number of advanced tools to aid in their life on Pasaana. Aki-Aki history was not always peaceful, however; their species faced strife between scattered clans, though they eventually worked together to survive Pasaana's harsh climate.[2]

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The Aki-Aki species first appeared in the film Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker. In the English subtitles to the film, name of the species is misspelled as "Acky Acky".[1]



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