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Cave skettos,[2] or simply skettos, were a species of non-sentient, ferocious flying pests found on the desert planet of Tatooine. Capable of growing up to one meter, they boasted four powerful legs, a prehensive tail, four wings, a mouth full of fangs, and eyes that provided excellent night vision. They spent the daytime sheltering from Tatooine's twin suns, before emerging in swarms at night to feed on smaller airborne critters and suck the blood of larger sleeping animals.[1]

At least one group of cave skettos inhabited Tatooine's Laguna Caves[2] in 32 BBY,[3] and during the Boonta Eve Classic podrace the creatures fled from one of the cave exits to escape an explosion caused by the podracer Ratts Tyerell crashing his podracer into a pillar of stone.[4]

Around 34 ABY, a stuffed sketto specimen was kept by Dok-Ondar at his store on Batuu which he obtained from a bounty hunter.[5]

Behind the scenesEdit

Cave skettos first appeared in the 1999 prequel trilogy film, Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace.[4] They were first identified in the current canon in the reference book Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary, New Edition, which was published by DK Publishing on September 18, 2018.[1]



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