Gender: Male
Age: 9 (The Phantom Menace)
19 (Attack of the Clones)
19-22 (The Clone Wars)
22 (Revenge of the Sith)
41 (A New Hope)
44 (The Empire Strikes Back)
45 (Return of the Jedi)
50 (The Mandalorian)
Species: Yoda's species
Portrayed by: David Acord
Status: Alive
Media of origin: Star Wars
The Mandalorian

Grogu (used to be called by "The Child" before his name was revealed in The Jedi; born 41 BBY on an unspecified planet, which is likely Yoda's homeworld) is a primary supporting protagonist in the Disney+ exclusive original series, The Mandalorian.

The Good Qualities

  1. The infant may be an adorable green elf-looking creature, but he can wield the Force and already shows immense strength in this ability despite his young age and lack of training.
    • This, in which, makes him one of the most powerful beings in the universe.
  2. He manages to bring some much needed adorable comic relief to the much more gritty and criminal world he lives in.
  3. He seems to enjoy hunting frogs and swallowing them alive whenever he can.
  4. He likes to not follow Mando's instructions whenever possible, preferring to tag along instead of staying behind.
  5. Despite still being a baby, he seems to have a better understanding of situations than given credit for.
  6. In a highly memorable scene, The Child manages to use the Force to contain an onslaught of flames before throwing them back at the incinerator stormtrooper, instantly killing him.
  7. When being attacked by Moff Gideon piloting a TIE fighter, Karga asks the Child to use the 'hand thingy', referring to the Force, to save them from Gideon. Not knowing what he meant, the Child simply waves his hand.

The Bad Qualities

  1. The infamous scene in season 2 where he keeps eating the Frog Lady's eggs despite Mando telling him not to eat them while still being played off as cute.
  2. The scene where Din and Grogu were chasing the Sandcrawler in Chapter 2: "The Child" that the Hovering pram looked really off in the VFX of the episode.
  3. Grogu and Din's reunion in The Book of Boba Fett felt very rushed and it felt way too soon for a reunion. This would also lead some viewers who hadn't watched or skipped The Book of Boba Fett to watch straight to The Mandalorian Season 3 be confused on why Grogu isn't with Luke Skywalker in season 3.
  4. The reveal whether Grogu chooses between staying with Luke Skywalker as his student or return to Din from Chapter 6: From the Desert Comes a Stranger was very rushed in Chapter 7: In the Name of Honor in The Book of Boba Fett felt really rushed and it should have revealed in in season 3 in The Mandalorian instead of being too soon in The Book of Boba Fett.


  • The Child has been referred to widely and affectionately in news reports and social media as "Baby Yoda".
  • Despite being born the same year as Anakin Skywalker (41 BBY), he has actually managed to outlive Anakin despite his species aging nine times slower than humans.


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