Nydaks, also known as Lesser Nydaks, were a predatory species from the planet Dathomir. Carnivorous and highly aggressive, nydaks could easily traverse the terrain of Dathomir using their powerful arms. The many lesser nydaks were dominated by the Nydak Alpha, a subspecies larger and stronger than then the rest of their species.

Biology and appearance[]

The nydak was a species of semi-bipedal apex predators from the planet Dathomir. Members of the species had black eyes, and blue and light brown skin covered in spikes, and two large tusks on either side of their mouth. Their powerful forearms allowed them to climb and traverse across rough terrain. On their hands were long, sharp claws. The Nydak Alpha, a subspecies, was larger and more dominant than their lesser counterparts.[1]


On Dathomir, nydaks were an apex predator. Being carnivorous and highly aggressive, they would often use their agility to ambush their prey. The species had no natural predators other than the chirodactyl Gorgara.[1]

Nydaks were a solitary species, and would rarely be found in packs after adolescence.[1]


In local legends, the species was known as the "scourge of Dathomir," and was greatly feared by the Nightbrothers. However, according to other local legends, several Nightsisters kept them as familiars.[1]

In 14 BBY,[2] Jedi Padawan Cal Kestis encountered several nydaks while visiting Dathomir. One of them was being kept in a pit, where rogue Nightbrothers were thrown by other Nightbrothers, as an example to be killed and eaten by the beast.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

Nydaks appeared in the 2019 canon video game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.[1]



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  2. The events of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order occur five years after the proclamation of the New Order, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 19 BBY. Therefore, it can be deduced that the events of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order take place in 14 BBY.