The rockhopper was a bipedal riding animal.
Rockhoppers were believed to be a genetic cousin of the Cracian thumper, which had evolved from transplanted flocks from their homeworld. They had a horse-like face and mane, short forelimbs, and a long, thick tail to maintain balance. Rockhoppers lacked the claws of their Cracian ancestors, but had very strong jaws filled with sharp teeth.
On Biitu, they were used as riding animals.
Behind the scenesEdit
Their appearance was similar to that of Cracian thumpers, perhaps suggesting a common descent. This was confirmed in The Unknown Regions, where it was stated that the Rockhopper was believed to be a genetic cousin of the Cracian thumper.
- George Lucas: The Creative Impulse (As "Rock Hopper")
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- The Unknown Regions
- "Rogues Gallery: Clearance for Immediate Launch"—Star Wars Insider 146