Between the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and The Empire Strikes Back, here is how Yoda spent his Self Isolation on Dagobah.
With all that is going on in the world today, most people reading this are currently trying to pass the time while in self isolation. As many Star Wars fans are likely aware, many of our favorite characters have done something similar, with many of them going into a self-imposed exile at some point in their lives.
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Following the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and The Empire Strikes Back, Jedi Master Yoda spent 20 years alone in self isolation/ exile on the Dagobah System following the Emperor’s execution of Order 66, leading to the Great Jedi Purge.
During his time on Dagobah, Yoda was completely alone, and while there wasn’t much to do, he did have a few tricks to spend his time.
Firstly, when Yoda landed on Dagobah, he spent time building a hut for himself, using materials from the escape pod he flew to the planet on, along with natural materials found from his surroundings. He built his hut close to a nearby lagoon so he had a fresh water supply and spent parts of his days scavenging for food from around the forest.
Aside from that, Yoda spent the vast majority of his time in meditation, in an attempt to strengthen his connection with the force.
From his studies reading ancient Jedi texts, he focused on the deepest mysteries of the force, with his goal to preserve his consciousness after death and become a force ghost, which he achieves with the help of Qui-Gon Jinn from beyond the grave, as we saw in the Clone Wars cartoon.
Through the force, he was also able to communicate with various other surviving Jedi across the galaxy, such as Obi-Wan, Ashoka and Ezra, either as a voice or by physically projecting a copy of himself to their location, and attempted to advise them with their own challenges.
Eventually, Luke Skywalker was sent to Dagobah to train with Yoda, ending his streak of isolation at just over 20 years, after which he began Luke’s training in the force and later passed away from old age during the events of Return of the Jedi, achieving his overall goal of becoming one with the force.
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