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A wapota was a large creature with a drill-like face found on the planet Kessel.[1] During the Raid on Kessel, Han Solo and Chewbacca encountered one such beast as the were trying to escape the mines.[2]

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The wapota appeared in early drafts of the screenplay for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Concept artwork of the creature by Matt Allsopp, Jake Lunt Davies and Luke Fisher appears in the reference book The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story, which describes the wapota as an "elephant-sized naked mole creature" with a giant drill on its face, which is spooked by the riot incited by L3-37 and DD-BD on Kessel, resulting lumbering foot chase as Han Solo and Chewbacca make their escape.[1] Although not named, the creature made its first canon appearance in Solo: A Star Wars Story: A Junior Novel, where it is described as "a gargantuan, ten-legged shape with what appeared to be an enormous oscillating drill strapped to the front of its head".[2]

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