Leader of the Jedi Council, Yoda was. For centuries, a Jedi.

To Dagobah he went. For twenty years, lived there did he. Bored, he might be.

Do what, did he?

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    Sat around waiting for Luke to show up so he could refuse to teach him. Then he got in a fight with a beeping garbage can over the worst flashlight ever made, and he lost.
    – Wad Cheber
    Oct 29, 2015 at 13:35
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    Downvote this, why?
    – enderland
    Oct 29, 2015 at 13:39
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    @Moogle Take his medications, he must. Old, he is.
    – user40790
    Oct 29, 2015 at 16:27
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    Do what, did he? Did he dumb? Did he do? - Mannfred Mann
    – Octopus
    Oct 29, 2015 at 18:47
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    @Octopus "There he was, just a-sitting in the swamp. Singing...". Can we copyright this before Weird Al Yankovic writes it? Oct 29, 2015 at 19:25

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You have done well, but to succeed, your life must be spent learning, practicing.
Now you see. We have achieved what you seek and live between the realms.

(Destiny: Clone wars, Season 6, episode 12)


Now, does my training begin?

The one you know as Qui-Gon Jinn will commune with you and guide your training.

(Sacrifice: Clone wars, Season 6, episode 13)

Explain, the Priestesses did. Complete his trials Yoda did. Meditation, learning, practice -- spend time with these he must.

On Dagobah -- commune with the Force he did. Alive with the force Dagobah was. For communing and hiding, perfect. Idle he was not -- preparing he was. Something the Priestesses told him...

Like us, you shall learn to maintain your consciousness after death.
Enlightenment, sprit, balance...
There is another Skywalker...

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    I hate to think that this is "canon" but...
    – enderland
    Nov 2, 2015 at 20:02
  • @enderland ... but, it is. As of April 25, 2014, the only previously published materials that are considered canon are the six Star Wars films and the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series - from starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Canon
    – user12183
    Nov 2, 2015 at 20:16
  • Based on scenes from the Rebels cartoon, it's possible he was also communing with other Jedi across the galaxy and giving them Force visions.
    – HamHamJ
    Nov 4, 2016 at 20:53

Aside from the needs of survival, spent his time studying the Force he did.

From Wookieepedia:

Using an E3-standard starship lifeboat, Yoda returned to Dagobah to begin his own exile. The lifeboat started to serve as Yoda's initial shelter, however, started to degrade within a year due to Dagobah's swampy environment. As the first shelter was slowly consumed by the swamp, Yoda built a new home for himself. He thus settled down to wait for the twins to grow up, and continued his studies of the Force.

To be fair, quite a lot of time it must have taken just to live in some degree of comfort. Building a home for himself no mean feat is, and finding food a non-negligible amount of time too must have consumed. But, in his spare time, with his studies keep up he did, keeping his mind active and his Force knowledge well-honed.

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    Upvote because it doesn't deserve a downvote, despite the donkey issue.
    – Wad Cheber
    Oct 29, 2015 at 13:39
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    What is the actual canon source? Oct 29, 2015 at 14:58
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    @WadCheber not sure if I'm just being thick, but what exactly is the "donkey issue"?
    – Moogle
    Oct 29, 2015 at 17:11
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    @Moogle - Rand hasn't seen Star Wars, so we made him ride a donkey backwards into the desert with a bucket on his head.
    – Wad Cheber
    Oct 29, 2015 at 17:15
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    So basically... "Built a castle in the swamp, I did. Sank into the swamp, it did. So, build a second one, I did. Sank into the swamp, also that one did. Build a third one, I did. Burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp, it did. But the fourth one? Stayed up, that one did!"
    – Sandalfoot
    Oct 30, 2015 at 18:52

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