The keeradaks were non-sentient creatures that were native to Skako Minor. Keeradaks had distinctive cries for help, which they used to communicate with one another. The native Poletecs of Skako Minor often tamed keeradaks, and it was believed by some that the Poletecs even worshipped the winged creatures. A group of keeradaks were responsible for the abduction of Anakin Skywalker, who was taken by the Poletec leader out of fear that the Clone Wars had been brought to Skako Minor. One keeradak alone was powerful enough to hold Skywalker down in captivity. Another group of keeradaks were briefly tamed and utilized to escape Purkoll, after Clone Force 99, Captain Rex, and Skywalker had staged a rescue of Echo. It was noted by the Poletecs that the act of taming a keeradak was an impressive feat.
Behind the scenesEdit
Keeradaks first appeared in the development version of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode "A Distant Echo", and made an additional appearance in "On the Wings of Keeradaks", in which they were first identified as keeradaks. The creatures appeared once again, now fully animated, in the completed versions of the episode "A Distant Echo", released on February 28, 2020 on Disney+ as part of the show's seventh season.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A Distant Echo" (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "On the Wings of Keeradaks" (First identified as keeradak)