Varactyls were a species of majestic, giant reptavian herbivores native to the world of Utapau. They typically had blue and green crests and feather ridges along their backs. They were incredibly loyal and obedient mounts, that had strong, long strides and bounds to navigate the uneven and vertical surfaces of their homeworld.
Behavior[edit | edit source]
Varactyl were fearless steeds and were willing to jump down perilous slopes if asked to by their rider.
Varactyls in the galaxy[edit | edit source]
Originating from Utapau, this species of reptavians was also imported by the Iltan clan to have an edge in the Grand Hunt. They were bred into the unique streamlined, swift, crimson-feathered Pijal varactyl.
During a mission on Utapau, Jedi Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, while they were chasing Separatist general Grievous, had a brief encounter with a herd of varactyls. Obi-Wan Kenobi had a mount of this species in the last days of the Clone Wars named Boga, who was believed to be acasualty of Order 66. However, despite Kenobi’s assumptions, she did indeed survive and return to her herd.[source?]
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- The High Republic: Light of the Jedi (as toy)
- Master & Apprentice
- Star Wars Battlefront II (Heard only)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Crystal Crisis"
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith (First appearance)
- Revenge of the Sith Golden Book
- Adventures in Wild Space: The Nest (Appears as a corpse)
- Last Shot (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures – "Obi-Wan Kenobi" (Appears in flashback(s))
- Doctor Aphra Annual 2 (Mentioned only)
- Aftermath: Empire's End (Mentioned only)
- Force Collector
- A Crash of Fate (Mentioned only)
Non-canon appearances[edit | edit source]
- Revenge of the Sith: Episode III (LEGO Star Wars)
- LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – "The Test"
- LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – "The Kyber Saber Crystal Chase" (Appears in hologram)
- LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – "The Storms of Taul" (Mentioned only)
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Journey Through Space
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
- Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
- Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 6 (Databank A-Z: Jar Jar Binks–B'omarr Order)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 25 (Helmets: Commander Cody; Helmets: In Pictures; Weapons & Uniforms: The Utapauns; Highlights of the Saga: Intrigue on Utapau)
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: Geektionary: The Galaxy from A - Z
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 35 (Highlights of the Saga: Escape from Utapau)
- Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles
- Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary, New Edition
- Star Wars: Alien Archive
- Star Wars: How Not to Get Eaten by Ewoks and Other Galactic Survival Skills
- Star Wars: Creatures Big & Small
- (First identified as Varactyl)