Since 2019, “The Mandalorian” has expanded audience’s knowledge of the “Star Wars” universe with another story, introducing new characters and bringing back familiar faces from the franchise.
The Disney+ series stars Pedro Pascal as the titular character, a bounty hunter who travels through the outer reaches of the galaxy. Initially tasked to retrieve The Child for Imperial forces, the Mandalorian decides to protect the creature and goes on a quest for redemption.
Grogu, colloquially called Baby Yoda, became a fan favorite after the release of “The Mandalorian.” With Season 3’s premiere on March 1, there may be some lingering questions about the green creature.
Here’s what you need to know about Grogu, including how old he is, and if he and Yoda are the same.
How old is Baby Yoda?
Baby Yoda is 50 years old at the beginning of “The Mandalorian.” Though his age seems old, Grogu is still developmentally a child, and this is due to how slow his species matures.
He was born around the year 41 Before the Battle of Yavin (BBY). In the Star Wars timeline, the events of “The Mandalorian” take place about five years after “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi,” which is set in 4 After the Battle of Yavin (ABY). This would mean “The Mandalorian” is set in 9 ABY. If Grogu is 50 years old, then he would be born in 41 BBY.