This article is about the worm found on Tatooine.
You may be looking for the sand worm of Ponemah Terminal, Tatooine's sand-colored dune worm, or the sand burrower.

Sand Worms or sandworms were rare creatures that lived deep in their burrowed holes in the desert sands of Tatooine. They traveled very fast underground and were hard to catch in a fight, and were a favorite food of the Krayt dragon.

Kaleesh beast master Jai Quallo of the Tatooine Dust Vipers gang had a sand worm among his pet beasts, who were trained to assist him in a fight.[3]

Behind the scenes[]

The Tatooine sand worm first appeared as an enemy in 1992 Super Star Wars video game and was also featured in the Super Star Wars Official Game Secrets guide released next year. Depicted as a long, burrowing snake-like creature with pink skin and green eyes,[2] the sand worm received little further mentions, like most original elements from that game.

The 2011 MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic later featured a single creature named "Ancient Sand Worm" in the Dune Sea of Tatooine. This Sand Worm is depicted as a tall, eyeless insectoid-looking creature, and in fact uses the same in-game model as much smaller killik larvae.[1] 2016 expansion Knights of the Eternal Throne featured this version of Sand Worms more prominently in the "Done and Dusted" uprising, clearly using the name "Sand Worm" for the creatures, as well as related achievement and in-game housing decoration.[3]



All animation frames of the Sandworm from Super Star Wars.


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