Two Oki-pokis watch the Millennium Falcon land on Pasaana

The oki-poki were a species of cliff-dwelling rodents native to the desert planet of Pasaana. They fed on thistlebuzzers, gorpions, and other insects. The oki-poki had large, vibrating ears that could detect very distinct sounds, as well as sensitive vibrating eyes that allowed them to "see" sounds. The tufts of fur on top of their ears helped aid in sensing wind direction. Occasionally, oki-poki were domesticated by the Aki-Aki in order to rid crops of pests.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

Oki-poki were created for the 2019 sequel trilogy film, Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker.[2] The creatures were built by the CFX team and puppeteered by Dave Chapman and Brian Herring in Jordan.[3]



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary
  2. Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker
  3. TwitterLogo.svg Brian Herring (@BrianHezza) on Twitter: "These cute little fellas are Oki Pokis. Desert dwellers of Passaana in #StarWars #TheRiseOfSkywalker. Built by the amazing #CFX team Dave Chapman & I were lucky enough to be detailed to #Puppeteer them. Shot at magic hour in Jordan, blink & you'll miss them." (screenshot)