Guide to all the characters, creatures and droids that you will find at Star Wars Galaxy's Edge

May 30, 2019 in "Star Wars Galaxy's Edge"

One reason Imagineers set Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on a planet never before seen in the Star Wars universe was to give everyone a chance to step into the story at their own levels – whether a guest is a lifelong Star Wars fan or has never watched a Star Wars film, everyone will be seeing Batuu for the first time. So you aren't going to find Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker walking around Batuu, but you are going to find a whole host of characters, droids and creatures in Star Wars Galaxy's Edge. 

Here is a rundown of who, what and where.


Locations: Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, Resistance Encampment

A legendary Wookiee warrior and Han Solo’s co-pilot aboard the Millennium Falcon, Chewbacca (“Chewie,” for short) came to Batuu aboard the damaged Falcon. He needs special parts to fix his ship and the Resistance needs fresh supplies, so Chewie made a deal to loan Hondo Ohnaka the Millennium Falcon for a few smuggling runs in exchange for the items he desperately needs.


Location: Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities

A larger-than-life collector of all things odd and hard to find, Dok-Ondar buys, sells and trades valuable items in his intergalactic antiquities shop. The Ithorian is a proud curator, amassing a collection unrivaled in the galaxy. He is also known as the “gatekeeper” of the black market in Black Spire Outpost, so locals know not to cross him. Guests can see him working at his desk, taking inventory and barking the occasional order at his assistants between incoming calls.

Oga Garra

Location: Oga’s Cantina

This Blutopian crime boss of Black Spire Outpost is a mysterious figure. She is never seen, but is often heard yelling at her servers inside Oga’s Cantina. Her influence stretches throughout the outpost, as her fingers are in every business transaction and she knows everyone coming and going.

The Gatherers

Location: Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers

As believers in the ways of the Force, the Gatherers are a group of men and women dedicated to restoring balance in the galaxy by passing on ancient knowledge. Part of their mission is guiding the next generation of Jedi-hopefuls in building their own unique lightsabers.

Vi Moradi

Location: Black Spire Outpost

Vi Moradi is a spy and intelligence officer for the Resistance who traveled to Batuu to scout the planet for its viability as a potential Resistance recruiting station. This strong-willed, hot-tempered, quick-witted woman is trying to stay one step ahead of the First Order while recruiting for the Resistance as she traverses the twisting pathways of Black Spire Outpost.

Hondo Ohnaka

Location: Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run

Established in the “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” animated television series, Hondo Ohnaka is a Weequay pirate turned “legitimate” businessman (although most would call him a smuggler). A rough-around-the-edges rogue, he is always looking out for the next big score. Hondo founded Ohnaka Transport Solutions, which operates out of Black Spire Outpost and specializes in acquiring or delivering restricted items. In Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, he asks guests to help him acquire some prized cargo of importance to both the First Order and the Resistance. And, of course, Hondo will be pocketing a sizeable profit along the way.

Kylo Ren

Location: Docking Bay 9 (First Order Encampment)

The Supreme Leader of the First Order strikes fear in the hearts of his foes with his imposing mask, long dark robes, iconic hilted red lightsaber and notoriously violent temper. As a highly trained, Force-sensitive warrior, Kylo Ren is determined to root out the Resistance and travels to Batuu to search for and destroy any traces he can find.


Location: Resistance Encampment

Sometime after the Battle of Crait at the conclusion of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Resistance hero Rey made her way to Batuu. Here, she leads the recruitment effort for the Resistance by actively inspiring supporters of the Resistance along the galaxy’s Outer Rim.


Location: Toydarian Toymaker

Zabaka is a Toydarian, the flying alien species first seen in “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.” Her small stall has thrived in Black Spire Outpost by selling quality toys and through her good relationships with other proprietors in town. Guests can see the silhouette of Zabaka going about her daily business through her workshop window.



Location: Creature Stall

A popular pet throughout the galaxy, this gold and brown plumed bird was first seen in the “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” animated television series.


Locations: Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities, Black Spire Outpost Water Fountain

This slimy, tentacled carnivore was first seen in “Star Wars: A New Hope” when it attacked Luke Skywalker in the Death Star trash compactor. When guests stop for a drink at the water fountain in the Black Spire Outpost marketplace, they may see the eye of a dianoga (nicknamed “Tiny”) pop out of the water tank above. Dok-Ondar has a juvenile dianoga in a tank at his shop – nicknamed “Toothy.”


Location: Creature Stall

This small, timid creature with a protective shell and two eyestalks was seen in the “Star Wars Rebels” animated television series.

Felucian Fireflies

Location: Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities

These glowing creatures are native to the colorful, humid jungle planet Felucia, first seen in “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.”


Location: Creature Stall

A fierce predator typically the size of a small humanoid, this creature can only survive under the cover of darkness. It lives in a dark crate in the stall, and was seen in the “Star Wars Rebels” animated television series.


Location: Creature Stall

A sprightly feline that hunts small rodents on the grassy plains of Lothal, this lively animal is known primarily from the “Star Wars Rebels” animated television series. In the stall, guests can see a Loth-cat’s tail sway gently as it sleeps.

Kowakian Monkey-Lizard

Location: Creature Stall

This reptilian creature is a favorite pet for denizens of the galaxy’s underworld, most famously Jabba the Hutt. Guests visiting the stall can see the monkey-lizard’s tail hanging from a cage and occasionally hear its iconic high-pitched laugh, likely recognizing it from “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.”


Location: Creature Stall

Also known as a Trandoshan monkey, this species of primate lives in trees and was seen in the “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” animated television series. Guests can see its tail as it hangs from a cage in the stall.


Location: Oga’s Cantina

These “beastly things” are bat-like parasites that chew on the power cables and energy conductors of starships, as seen in “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.” In Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, guests may spy a mynock that’s pickled in one of Oga’s cantina tanks.


Location: Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities

A short, gentle rodent found in the Gungan Swamps of Naboo (sometimes mistaken for a plant).


Location: Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities

This large rodent forms complex underground burrowing systems called “towns.” It has horns, a snout, sharp incisors and powerful claws used for defense and digging. Guests can see a taxidermic profrogg in Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities.

Puffer Pig

Location: Creature Stall

A mammalian species capable of sniffing valuable minerals makes puffer pigs vital to smugglers, as seen in the “Star Wars Rebels” animated series. When frightened, it inflates to massive proportions. Guests will see its eyes and hear its grunts and snorts inside the Creature Stall.


Location: Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities

This dangerous carnivore can grow to 100 meters long and likes to bury itself in sand – leaving only its massive mouth exposed to the surface, as seen in “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.” Dok-Ondar keeps his infant sarlacc in a special tank that simulates arid atmospheric conditions.

Swamp Slug

Location: Oga’s Cantina

Native to the bogs of Dagobah, this creature has thousands of teeth capable of grinding up plants and animals – but not necessarily droids, as R2-D2 fortunately discovered in “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.” Those keeping a close eye will find a swamp slug in one of the cantina’s tanks.


Location: Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities

This large, white, furry, carnivorous predator hails from the ice planet Hoth. It often sneaks up on prey prior to attack, as experienced by Luke Skywalker in “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.” Dok-Ondar has a taxidermic wampa in his collection.

Womp Rat

Location: Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities

This pest is native to Tatooine, and as Luke Skywalker noted in “Star Wars: A New Hope,” it isn’t much bigger than two meters. Guests can see a taxidermic womp rat in Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities.


Location: Creature Stall, Oga’s Cantina

A carnivorous amphibian typically found in the sand dunes of Tatooine, it famously made a brief cameo outside Jabba the Hutt’s palace in “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.” It waits for unsuspecting rodents or insects to pass by, then whips its long tongue out to snatch prey. At
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, guests can observe a worrt alive in one of the cantina’s tanks.



Location: Ronto Roasters

As a former smelter droid, 8D-J8 was reprogrammed to do one thing: turn the meats on the spit at Ronto Roasters, ensuring they are cooked to perfection.


Location: Oga’s Cantina

This former Star Tours pilot droid, known as “Rex,” crash landed on Batuu and was reprogrammed into a DJ by Mubo at the Droid Depot. Mubo gave Rex to Oga Garra to pay off a debt, and “DJ Rex” now provides the musical entertainment inside Oga’s Cantina – and he’s still as chatty as ever.


Location: Spaceport

This sassy droid is Hondo’s most capable astromech and serves as an automated repair mechanic on the smuggler’s many starships. He calls Hondo out on many occasions, always keeping the pirate on his toes.

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Article Posted: May 30, 2019 / 9:42m ET
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Movielover12 days ago

I understand that I feel that its the thing that feels the most lacking in the land. I want as many costumed CM's and droids as possible. I was lucky in my visit to have a great interaction with both Vi and Rey, Plus the Stormtroopers confronted me as I was exiting Savi's. If they can work more of these interactions in the land will feel more complete than it already is. Saying that I did have a couple wonderful interactions with the regular CM's in the land that were really trying their hardest to be in character, and they never came off as "forced" or "reading a script". It may have helped that I was wearing my Rebel Legion shirt, kind of stand out wearing that lol. I spent 3 days in Hollywood Studies and I was having a blast finding all the little details and theming in the land. As a Resistance Pilot cosplayer I know I was annoying the people in the Rise line behind me because I kept stopping every foot and taking more pictures haha.

yensidtlaw196912 days ago

Oh I didn't miss those details - my post was not meant to be a comprehensive list. I've been lucky to catch the Dianoga more than once (I say lucky because I've several times found myself waiting to see it, only for it to be too shy). It's fun enough, but hardly substantial. The land should be absolutely brimming with features like it. Like I said, "so much of it" lacks practical magic, not all of it. Between extensive reading and discussion of its offerings and now a good several visits to both the East and West locations, I feel comfortable saying I'm familiar with likely all of the land's offerings and have experienced each of them now more than once. And I do find myself enjoying the land for what it is - Rise is of course great, and it was fun watching the films last year and having the reverse experience of Star Wars fans, finding many details of Galaxy's Edge sourced back to their filmic origins rather than the other way around. That said, there are (or, were) more "Citizens of Main Street" than there are "Citizens of Batuu", if you count those employed by Entertainment and not the CM's who have simply been encouraged to play up their "Batuu-ness". And then Main Street also offers more kinetics and vitality in a tigher concentration - Galaxy's Edge has less and spread out over a sprawling area. Main Street's elements conspire to make you feel like you've arrived in town on the first day of Spring and people are reveling - Batuu largely feels like everywhere you go the most interesting character who might have occupied that space has just stepped out. There are exceptions, which I began to note, but too few. The cast of Galaxy's Edge almost necessarily must be different from Main Street, at least in part given droids and creatures, and I get there's a financial burden to that, but that's what they announced they'd be building at the outset and then failed to deliver. I'm not even insisting the land is bad, in case it sounds like it, just that it misses the mark the way the sequel trilogies do - it forgets to lean heavily into the very thing that made the franchise what it is in the first place.

Movielover12 days ago

There are a ton of smaller details you might have missed, like the Dianoga AA in the water tank in the marketplace. Plus many of the scenes have movement and sound triggered by hacking through the app. Now I would prefer these triggered events did not rely on the app to activate but the land is far from a "empty movie set". I'm sorry you did not get the full experience out of it.

BrianLo12 days ago

Galaxy's Edge is a "Season of the Force" Event away from being much better. Kind of ironic that splashing all those things over the park in 2015, is what the final product missed out on.

Animaniac93-9813 days ago

Disney marketed it as "live your Star Wars adventure". Except the place is empty and you're not allowed to play dress up or use the expensive toys sold in the land. So what you're left with are two rides and a cantina with not enough capacity to meet demand. Neither the best use of space, or the best Star Wars experience. If the Paris version gets built, it will really emphasize this by taking the best elements of GE, but only using a fraction of the acreage.

yensidtlaw196913 days ago

Having never really been a big Star Wars guy, I sat down last march and watched all the movies in the order which they were released - I was kind of stunned, they sort of all have major issues, but for me the big win with the first trilogy is how cool it is to look at and how surprisingly good it looks. There's some bad writing and some even worse acting, but the "world" of the films is both compelling and convincing, which is something practically none of the other films quite captured. One of the big problems for me with the sequel trilogy was how forced the characters felt - they rarely got a chance to actually behave like people, and the cadence of the movies seems to push them on you like an over-eager parent; "Oh look, there's Rey! You LOVE Rey!" "Look, Kylo Ren! Ooooh, he's so baaad". . . Well, actually, I haven't really gotten to know them yet. And any chance they get the old characters seem to fall over themselves paying homage to the original characters who came back instead of actually interacting with them. That said, Last Jedi was the most interesting to me of the sequels simply because it shook up the very clear formula that all the other movies had been following. But then Rise of Skywalker veered hard to "course correct", which was disappointing. And they all still relied way too much on CGI, even though they did make use of some great, new, practical effects. But the BIGGEST take away for me, as someone who loves themed entertainment much more than I love Star Wars, was how conceptually EASY it should have been to translate the thrill of the first trilogy and the best parts of the others into a themed environment - to me it was very clear that the absolute hallmark of Star Wars was its stunning Practical Effects, which is EXACTLY what a themed land IS. Rise of the Resistance generally does a good job making use of this, and I think that's the biggest secret to it's success - it's very frequently a parade of really good practical effects, and isn't bogged down by its use of characters the way the sequels are. It makes pretty efficient use of them and doesn't really take them *too* seriously. But even then, things like the Projected Storm Troopers take you out of it the same way the overuse of CGI takes you out of the prequels. Replacing those with actual AA's, even less-dynamic ones, would have been much more effective and captured the essence of Star Wars. I think that's really a big part of why everyone was so wowed by the Model of Galaxy's Edge but disappointed in the actual land - the Model highlighted the practical elements of the experience, but when you actually get into the land they skimp on the meat. The whole thing looks great at first glance, but when you discover there's not really any "there" there, the sheen wears off quickly. Smuggler's Run is a CGI gamefest and it feels like it - you never really feel like you're "in" Star Wars once the ride actually starts. The queue and the Falcon holding area are the best parts - Hondo too, but what a waste having that projected Millennium Falcon landing behind him. You don't believe it for a second, and same with the ride itself. I find myself spending time in Dok Ondar's any time I'm there - not because I care about the merch, but it's full of interesting properties and the AA is fun to encounter. DJ Rex does the same at the Cantina . . . but then, what else are we excited to run into? This land should be full of Practical "Magic", and instead so much of it feels like an empty movie set. A day on a movie set is generally cooler than a day not on one, but if we're really meant to believe in this place it needs to come to life the way the sets in the movie do - because of the crazy creatures and effects that populate them. Rise mostly gets it right. The rest of the land? It misses the magic of the OG movies the same way the prequels and sequels do. I could care less if Luke and Leia were there with me, but you've got to make me feel like I'm somewhere they could have gone to, you know? I should be able to walk into any part of it and feel like I can't believe what I'm seeing. That was the Star Wars "hook" for me. Galaxy's Edge is, for the most part, decidedly and disappointingly believable. The land and the newer movies suffer the same ills - too rarely am I amazed by what I'm seeing in front of me.

GimpYancIent13 days ago

It has been tested now it needs to be implemented. Droids roaming about interacting with the guests. Not a lot to ask for.

marni197113 days ago

Me too.

Robbiem14 days ago

I’m in the minority with you. I might be old school star wars but I enjoyed Solo and Rogue One much more than the sequel movies

lee.moles.disney14 days ago

Even long term that can be changed out easily enough and you can tell from the way it’s built. Reys hologram, all the video clips, storm trooper heads and Kylo Ren can be swapped out

DHSfanatic14 days ago

I guess I'm in the majority in hating The Last Jedi but in the minority in liking Solo. Not that it couldn't have been better and, yeah, the Solo character doesn't remotely seem like a younger version of the Solo in the original triology. But judged as a standalone movie, I think it's pretty entertaining.

Movielover15 days ago

I would have to politely disagree. There are tons of details and nods to the Star Wars Universe in the land.

MatheusPG15 days ago

I think that it is a fun land, but not a good "Star Wars Land".

HauntedPirate15 days ago

I wouldn’t even call GE “well-themed”, I’d call it “highly detailed”.