The Klytonians were a sentient species who had the ability to communicate with one another at a distance using natural electric fields generated by the thick scales that covered their bodies. Their home system was the Klytonia system, which was located in the Outer Rim Bheriz sector. Klytonians were present in Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina on the planet Tatooine in 0 BBY when the Humans Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi sought passage offworld.

Biology and appearanceEdit

The Klytonians were a species of sentient beings whose bodies were covered in leathery scales that generated a natural electric field.[1]

Society and cultureEdit

Members of the species were able to communicate with one another over fairly long distances by creating vibrations in their scales' electric fields.[1]


The Klytonians hailed from the Klytonia system,[2][3] a star system that became integrated into the galaxy as part of the Outer Rim Territories' Bheriz sector.[2]

Klytonians in the galaxyEdit

In 0 BBY,[4] at least two Klytonians were present at the Mos Eisley Cantina on the planet Tatooine when the Humans Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi entered looking for passage to the planet Alderaan. Despite the din in the establishment, the Klytonians used their electrical fields to talk to each other across the crowded bar.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

The Klytonians are mentioned in Cantina Communications, an article written by John Chesterman and originally published in Star Wars Official Poster Monthly 16 in January 1979.


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Cantina Communications
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 SWCustom-2011 Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion on (article) (backup link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Essential Atlas and Galactic Cartography: Official Discussion on the Jedi Council Forums (Literature board; posted by jasonfry on December 11, 2007, 7:59am; accessed February 10, 2013) (backup link) (screenshot) "I wouldn't get your hopes up re alien homeworlds, beyond simple stuff like the Planetnamian species getting a Planetnamia on the map or things Dan and I can account for with a relatively quick reference." Jason Fry, co-author of The Essential Atlas, stated his intention to create homeworlds for numerous species based on context implied from their names. The Klytonia system appears to be one such case.
  4. The events of "Cantina Communications" take place during Luke Skywalker and Ben Kenobi's visit to Mos Eisley, which is depicted in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope and dated to the year 0 BBY by The New Essential Chronology.
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