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"This... is a lightsaber. It belonged to my teacher, Master Yoda. And now, I'm offering it to you."
―Luke Skywalker, to Grogu[1]

Yoda kept a second lightsaber on Dagobah inside his hut after his previous one was lost during a duel in the Galactic Senate and then incinerated during a celebration of the Jedi Order's eradication. After Yoda's death, Luke Skywalker had the lightsaber in his possession. He offered the weapon to Grogu in a choice against obtaining beskar armor. However, Grogu chose the beskar armor over the lightsaber and went back to Din Djarin.

Description[]

The lightsaber was a single-bladed shoto consisting of a short blade length, a straight and cylindrical hilt shape, an emitter shroud and was powered by a green[1] kyber crystal.[2]

History[]

"If you choose the armor, you'll return to your friend, the Mandalorian. However, you will be giving in to attachment to those that you love and forsaking the way of the Jedi. But if you choose the lightsaber, you will be the first student in my academy, and I will train you to be a great Jedi."
―Luke Skywalker, to Grogu[1]

In 3 ABY,[3] Yoda stored the lightsaber in a box alongside keepsakes and ancient texts in his hut on the Outer Rim planet Dagobah[4] after the specific lightsaber he had treasured was lost during a duel in the Galactic Senate against Darth Sidious[5] and then incinerated during a celebration of the Jedi Order's eradication on Coruscant by Imperial Grand Vizier Mas Amedda[6] in 19 BBY.[7] However, Yoda decided not to wield a lightsaber anymore.[8]

Skywalker offers the lightsaber to Grogu.

After Yoda's death in 4 ABY,[9] the lightsaber with its accompanying storage box ended up in the possession of Yoda's last Jedi apprentice, Luke Skywalker.[1] In 9 ABY,[10] Skywalker offered the saber to Grogu, a young member of Yoda's species who was being trained by Skywalker at his Jedi temple on a verdant planet. Grogu had to make a choice, choose the lightsaber and continue on the Jedi path, or choose the beskar armor made for him at the request of his Mandalorian friend Din Djarin and surrender to the bond he had with him, renouncing the Jedi.[1] Grogu refused the lightsaber and was sent back to Djarin with the armor by Skywalker.[11]

Behind the scenes[]

Continuity[]

Yoda's second lightsaber was first mentioned in the Star Wars: Complete Locations reference book. It was coauthored by Simon Beecroft, Kerrie Dougherty, Jason Fry, James Luceno and Kristin Lund in 2016.[4] The lightsaber made its first appearance in The Book of Boba Fett episode "Chapter 6: From the Desert Comes a Stranger," directed by Dave Filoni in 2022.[1]

Star Wars: Complete Locations depicted Yoda's previous lightsaber as being stored in a box in his hut on Dagobah by the time of the events of Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back.[4] However, the 2017 comic Darth Vader 1 states that it was destroyed during a celebration of the Jedi Order's eradication on Coruscant.[6] When asked about this, writer Charles Soule mused that perhaps Yoda built a new one, that he had more than one or that Darth Sidious built a fake to make a point.[12] Lucasfilm Story Group's Matt Martin then stated that they are aware of that but that it isn't an error as Yoda likely had more than a few lightsabers during his lifetime.[13] The discrepancy was solved in "Chapter 6: From the Desert Comes a Stranger" with Luke Skywalker having this article's lightsaber in his possession.[1]

On-set[]

In the Disney Gallery: The Book of Boba Fett feature film, Luke Skywalker actors Mark Hamill and Graham Hamilton were both shown on-set with the lightsaber during the production of "Chapter 6: From the Desert Comes a Stranger."[14]

Appearances[]

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  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 The Book of Boba Fett logo.png The Book of Boba Fett – "Chapter 6: From the Desert Comes a Stranger"
  2. 2.0 2.1 StarWars-DatabankII.png Kyber Crystal (Lightsaber Crystal) in the Databank (backup link)
  3. Star Wars: Complete Locations depicts Yoda's second lightsaber present during the events of Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 3 ABY.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Star Wars: Complete Locations
  5. "There is Another"—From a Certain Point of View
  6. 6.0 6.1 Darth Vader (2017) 1
  7. Darth Vader (2017) 1 takes place right after Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 19 BBY.
  8. "The Trial of Dagobah"—Age of Rebellion Special 1
  9. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
  10. StarWars.com SWCC 2019: 9 Things We Learned from The Mandalorian Panel on StarWars.com (backup link) establishes that The Mandalorian is set about five years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 4 ABY. Therefore, the events of The Mandalorian must have taken place around 9 ABY. As StarWars.com The Book of Boba Fett, a New Series, Coming December 2021 on Disney+ on StarWars.com (backup link) states that The Book of Boba Fett is set within the timeline of The Mandalorian, it must therefore also be set around 9 ABY.
  11. The Book of Boba Fett logo.png The Book of Boba Fett – "Chapter 7: In the Name of Honor"
  12. TwitterLogo.svg Charles Soule (@CharlesSoule) on Twitter: "He built a new one. Or he had more than one. Or Palpatine made up a fake one to make a point. Y'know? Errors, seek not. Stories, enjoy you should!" (backup link)
  13. TwitterLogo.svg Matt Martin (@missingwords) on Twitter: "Yup we were aware of that. It's not an error though, it was clear from RotS that he didn't leave Coruscant with that saber. A 900 year old Jedi has probably had more than a few sabers in his life." (backup link)
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