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"My only purpose is to facilitate learning."
―A training droid at the Carida Military Academy[src]

A TRD-2 sparring droid

Training droids also known as trainer droids, were a type of droid that were utilized to provide hands-on instruction. The Jedi Order used a class of training droid. The Marksman-H training remote was a type of training droid.


Galactic Republic[]

In 29 BBY, Anakin Skywalker sparred with a Jedi training droid that he had converted to look like the Sith Lord Darth Maul.[1]

In 22 BBY,[2] Bear Clan utilized Marksman-H training remotes to practice deflecting blaster fire.[3] In 19 BBY,[2] Caleb Dume, Sammo Quid, and Tai Uzuma underwent similar training in their Initiate Trials.[4]

Imperial era[]

Following the end of the Clone Wars, the Bad Batch fought several armored training droids in a combat proficiency test that turned into a live-fire exercise in the Tipoca City Training Facility. After defeating the droids, Admiral Wilhuff Tarkin assigned them on a mission to hunt down the Onderonian partisan leader Saw Gerrera.[5] At some point following Order 66, the Sith Lord Darth Vader encountered the Jedi Master Kirak Infil'a living on Al'doleem with the Jedi training droid Arex.[6]

Several years into the reign of the Galactic Empire, Vader sparred with his own training droid.[7]

In 0 BBY,[2] the former Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi still owned at least one Marksman-H training remote,[source?] which Luke Skywalker used onboard the Millennium Falcon.[8] In 0 ABY,[2] Skywalker continued his training with multiple remotes simultaneously, both during a mission to Temple of Eedit[9] and shortly after the Assault on Cymoon.[10]

Sergeant Kreel trained with a with a trio of Marksman Hs shortly before the Mission to Horox III. Although he was able to deflect a few incoming blasts, he was quickly overwhelmed.[11]

Rise of the First Order[]

In 34 ABY,[2] the former stormtrooper Finn found[12] the same remote used by Skywalker years earlier[13] aboard the Millennium Falcon.[12]

Behind the scenes[]

Training droids are used to advance character levels in the canon video game Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes.[14]


Non-canon appearances[]


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