The Mandalorian Just Did A Major Baby Yoda Reveal

The Mandalorian often sends its characters, Din Djarin and The Child, down side quest after side quest without revealing much about the core story–namely, the mysteries surrounding the character that has come to be known among fans as “Baby Yoda.” That changed this week when Mando encountered a character who Star Wars fans know well–the Jedi (depending who you ask) Ahsoka Tano (played for the first time in live action by Rosario Dawson, as the rumors claimed)–and she finally dropped some major revelations about Baby Yoda.

Chief among them: Baby Yoda’s name, which Ahsoka revealed is “Grogu.” Let that sink in before you keep reading. “Grogu.” Say it out loud a few times. Really chew on it. There you go. Yeah. OK.

In addition to The Child’s name, Ahsoka revealed that Grogu was in training at the Jedi Temple on Coruscant before the fall of the Jedi Order. He was taken from the Temple, and his memory becomes dark after that, according to Ahsoka. But at the very least, this explains why Grogu is proficient with The Force, though the Jedi pointed out that he’s been suppressing his abilities to keep a low profile.

It may be hard to imagine a literal baby being trained in the ways of the Force, although you have to keep in mind that Grogu is apparently decades old.

There were more revelations throughout The Mandalorian Season 2, Episode 5, “The Jedi,” beyond Baby Yoda’s name and origin story, and we have more coverage for you coming up. In the meantime, here’s 21 things we caught last week during Episode 4.

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