One thing that the original trilogy and Star Wars episodes I, II, and III have in common is the presence of a Sarlacc-sized pile of buckwild names.
We find it hard to believe that anyone would be named “Greef Karga” or “Werner Herzog.” George Lucas has a powerful creative imagination, to be sure.
A recent success in the world of Star Wars, The Mandalorian season 1 dropped on November 12, 2019.
Bounty hunter Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) is the star character on a mission to abscond with a wrinkly, green, force-sensitive baby before deciding to betray his Imperial employers.
We can all agree that the true breakout star of The Mandalorian is the little guy that social media would dub “Baby Yoda.” Whether you knew about Star Wars or not, Baby Yoda was all over your timelines for months; he’s an icon, a legend, and he is the moment now come on now, but like all-stars, he has his secrets.
This article will discuss Grogu (Baby Yoda’s government name) and his age, species, and immense fanbase.
Baby Yoda’s Species, Age, and Meme Status
For someone who’s never watched The Mandalorian, Baby Yoda’s real name might be brand new information.
Few posts, if any, mentioned “Grogu”; there were millions of social media posts, however, that claimed he was called “GlupShitto.” A lot of people thought this was true for way too long.
We blame George Lucas and Star Wars as a whole for making that ridiculous name so believable.
How Old Is Grogu?
Whatever species Baby “Grogu” Yoda belongs to lives for a long time and ages slowly. This verdant bundle of joy was born well before the Battle of Yavin.
As we see him in The Mandalorian, Grogu is 50 years old; Obviously, one could also say that Baby Yoda is 50 years old, too. In spite of his age, Grogu is a mere 34 cm tall. (Which would be 1′ 1″ for Americans.)
He is a very precious future Jedi Master, which is what makes him so valuable to the villainous Empire.
When Was Grogu Born?
In Star Wars time, years are divided around the Battle of Yavin from Episode IV: A New Hope. These categories are BBY (Before the Battle of Yavin) and ABY (After the Battle of Yavin.)
These years are what enable us to know how old Grogu is.
The Mandalorian takes place in the year 9 ABY, as revealed at SWCC 2019; Grogu, AKA Baby Yoda, was born in the year 41 BBY, fifty years earlier.
It would be eight and a half long centuries (850 years, FYI) until adult Yoda would perish in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.
What Species Is Grogu (Baby Yoda)?
We are confident that Grogu isn’t a human; With so many fantastical species in the Star Wars universe, surely there’s a way to identify Baby Yoda… right? Wrong.
As disappointing as this answer is, Baby Yoda is an unidentified species; George Lucas has never revealed (or maybe even made up) the species that Grogu belongs to.
This is part of the great aura of mystery and intrigue surrounding Luke Skywalker’s mentor. “Small Yoda” is the best way we have to describe his species.