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Runyips were a herbivorous species that foraged on the floors of Yavin 4's forests, where they were harassed by piranha beetles.

The Resistance pilot Poe Dameron sometimes wore a jacket made of runyip leather.[3]

Biology and appearance[]

A running runyip

A species of squat quadrupeds, runyips hailed from Yavin 4, the fourth moon of the gas giant Yavin. The creatures had antlered heads with a flexible nose, and their front toes bore a claw. Their coats had a characteristic pattern of black or dark brown stripes on a whitish background.[1]


Classified as non-sentient, the runyips were herbivores that lived in the forest and fed by foraging on its floor. They were frequently attacked by swarms of carnivorous piranha beetles.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

Runyips was first mentioned in Star Wars canon in the 2015 reference book Ultimate Star Wars, which was released in 2015.[2] They first appeared in Electronic Arts' 2017 video game Star Wars Battlefront II.[4] Runyips were first created for Galaxy Guide 2: Yavin and Bespin, a supplement for West End Games' Star Wars Legends Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, which was written by Jonatha Ariadne Caspian and released in 1989.[5]



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