Top 5 Yodas in Star Wars

Updated on December 4, 2019
Jeremy Gill profile image

In between Pokémon journeys, Jeremy enjoys working as a pharmaceutical chemist and campus manager.

Yoda's Species in Star Wars

When Yoda debuted in Episode 5, George Lucas kept many details about his species secret—we don't even know its name. Yoda's race is rarely seen throughout the galaxy, with fewer than ten known members as of this writing.

Rare yet powerful, these individuals have all displayed Force resonance and typically become Jedi—which warriors reign supreme? These are the five strongest members of Yoda's race throughout Star Wars!

Baby Yoda
Baby Yoda

5. Baby Yoda

First Appearance: The Mandalorian

Called "The Child" within his show, Baby Yoda (who is actually around 50 years old) took the internet by storm with his adorable shenanigans. And despite his comparatively-young age, the kid shows remarkable Force potential, able to lift a huge mudhorn beast into the air despite presumably having never been trained in the Force.


4. Oteg

First Appearance: Star Wars: The Old Republic

Jedi Master Oteg fought in the Great Galactic War millennia before the main films. He proves a cunning military strategist, tricking the Imperial Fleet into detonating a nebula's gases and destroying their own ships. He also oversees the operation to recover legendary Jedi Revan, which proves successful, and he survives the war in the canonical light side scenario.

Vandar Tokare
Vandar Tokare

3. Vandar Tokare

First Appearance: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Master Vandar has the distinction of being the only member of Yoda's species with a revealed last name, and he led the Jedi Order long centuries before Oteg. Vandar and Master Vrook often had disagreements about the morally-questionable Revan, similar to Yoda and Mace Windu about Anakin Skywalker many years later.

However, where Anakin's fate would take a dark turn, Revan's returns to the light for many years in canon, justifying Vandar's faith in him. Unfortunately, despite his power, Darth Nihilius kills Vandar (alongside several other Jedi) after they're led into a trap.


2. Yaddle

First Appearance: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace

The only female member yet revealed, sharp-eyed fans may remember seeing Yaddle in the Jedi Council in Phantom Menace (she's absent in later films because she sacrifices herself in the book Jedi Quest: The Shadow Trap).

But while Yaddle doesn't get much screentime, she's one of the strongest Jedi in the Republic. She even gained permission to master the forbidden technique Morichro (which slows the body's functions and provides a non-lethal way to neutralize threats when performed correctly).

Luke and Yoda
Luke and Yoda

1. Yoda

First Appearance: Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back

Many consider Yoda the strongest Jedi of the Old Republic, with him studying the Force for 900 years. Yoda served as the council's Grand Master, giving him the final say in disputes, and even the Sith feared battling him, with both Count Dooku and Darth Sidious attempting to flee their clashes.

Yoda is also one of few Jedi to survive the Jedi Purge, after which he wisely realizes it'll take a new breed of Jedi to defeat the Empire. Yoda hides himself away on Dagobah, patiently awaiting his chance to train one last Jedi.

Which character is your favorite?

See results

Facts About Yoda's Species

Today we've explored the most prominent members of Yoda's species; here's a few tidbits we know about their race:

  • Usually speak a rearranged form of Basic (English)
  • Possibly related to the Lannik species (which Master Even Piell belongs to)
  • Naturally have Force potential
  • Have three fingers, but number of toes is inconsistent

Perhaps we'll learn more details about this mysterious species as The Mandalorian progresses, but for now, vote for your favorite imp and I'll see you at our next Star Wars countdown!

Questions & Answers

    © 2019 Jeremy Gill


      0 of 8192 characters used
      Post Comment
      • Tim Truzy info4u profile image

        Tim Truzy 

        7 weeks ago from U.S.A.

        Thanks, Jeremy. You are pretty thorough on these things, my friend. I have been hesitant on going to any of these movies, but after reading the novel, I think I'll give Disney a fair chance. Peace, and the Force, be with you.

      • Jeremy Gill profile imageAUTHOR

        Jeremy Gill 

        7 weeks ago from Louisiana

        @Tim Truzy

        Thank you! Have you seen the Rogue One film yet? I definitely recommend it, it's not afraid to explore the grittier parts of the galaxy and show that even the rebel army has flaws and sometimes engages in underhanded activities.

      • Tim Truzy info4u profile image

        Tim Truzy 

        7 weeks ago from U.S.A.

        Superb. Of all of these, Yoda is still my favorite. Great article. I just read the novel: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story this weekend, and I'm pleased: Disney did something with the novel unexpected-they actually killed off all of the good guys in their attempt to acquire the plans for the first Death Star. Disney actually took care to create tragic heroes. I'm back on the fan wagon again with these characters, and Yoda is one of the best. Your work is always informative and thought provoking. Thanks.


      This website uses cookies

      As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

      For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

      Show Details
      HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
      LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
      Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
      AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
      Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
      CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
      Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
      Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
      Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
      Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
      Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
      Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
      Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
      Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
      ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
      ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)