How Grogu used Luke Skywalker’s training in The Mandalorian season 3

The Book of Boba Fett. Image courtesy
The Book of Boba Fett. Image courtesy /

The Book of Boba Fett showed Grogu training with Luke Skywalker and Grogu needing to choose whether he would be a Jedi or a Mandalorian. Even though Grogu chose to be a Mandalorian, he still used many lessons from his Jedi training in The Mandalorian season 3, from Force abilities to life lessons that Luke taught him.

“A Jedi uses his strength for knowledge and defense . . . never for attack.”

Luke may not have shared this Yoda quote with Grogu, but everything Luke taught Grogu ties back to this lesson. Luke focused on Grogu learning to find balance in the Force and learning to protect himself and others from danger.

Grogu took this lesson to heart when he broke up the fight between Paz Vizsla and Axe Woves in “Chapter 23: The Spies.” While inside the IG-12 mech suit, Grogu physically held the two Mandalorians apart from each other while saying “No” through the voice of IG-12.

Grogu had fun with the IG-12 suit when he was first put in it, but he quickly used his newfound strength for good by deescalating the conflict between Paz and Axe, which helped the Mandalorian factions further unite, put aside their differences, and find balance as they worked together to retake Mandalore.

Upon seeing this, Bo-Katan Kryze complimented Din Djarin on teaching Grogu well, Din admitted that he wasn’t the one who taught Grogu that lesson, a clear nod to Grogu learning this lesson from Luke.

When Grogu faced the Praetorian Guards, Moff Gideon, and the fiery explosion from the Imperial light cruiser, Grogu only used the Force for defense and never for attack. He used the Force to pull the weapons away from the Praetorian Guards and Moff Gideon, but he did not directly attack them with the Force.

Grogu conserved his energy so he could use the Force to protect himself, Din, and Bo-Katan from the fire that would have otherwise consumed them as it did Moff Gideon. In the past, Grogu fell asleep after exerting the Force in such a big way, but this time he only needed to sit down.

Force jumps

One of the abilities that Luke worked on with Grogu in The Book of Boba Fett was Force jumps, which allows one to leap huge distances using the Force. Grogu mastered this ability through Luke’s teachings and the use of a training remote.

In The Mandalorian season 3, Grogu Force jumped several times for fun, such as when he leapt out of the N-1 starfighter and into the arms of Peli Motto, or into the arms of Lizzo’s character, the Duchess of Plazir-15.

He used this ability for more practical purposes, including when he faced Ragnar in a training darts challenge, and most importantly, Grogu Force jumped to save himself from the Praetorian Guards.

“Always get back up.”

When Grogu was knocked over by a blast from the training remote in The Book of Boba Fett, Luke told him to “Get back up. Always get back up.” That resiliency helped Grogu in a number of situations during The Mandalorian season 3.

Grogu was figuratively knocked down when Din was captured in the mines of Mandalore. Instead of staying knocked down, Grogu got back up, and jumped into action by getting out of the mines and off the planet so he could reach Bo-Katan for help. Despite his fears, he successfully guided Bo-Katan back through the mines to Din so she could save him. Later in the season after Din was taken captive by the Imperials on Mandalore, Grogu wasted no time in rescuing Din by himself.

As the Praetorian Guards converged on Din, Grogu (who was inside the IG-12 suit at the time) diverted their attention. They literally knocked over IG-12 and Grogu inside it, but Grogu did what Luke taught him and immediately got back up. Through Force jumps and some adorable running, Grogu evaded the Praetorian Guards long enough for Din to arrive, and the two of them worked together to defeat the Praetorian Guards.

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