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The scene where Luke sees Ben's force ghost, Ben tells him to go to the Dagobah system and seek out Yoda, the Jedi master who trained him.

How did Ben know about Yoda though? The remaining Jedi went into exile after Order 66 and the two of them likely wouldn't have stayed in touch due to likely being found by the Empire.

So how did Obi-Wan know Yoda's location?

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    Yoda told him dude. I thought this was common knowledge. – Josh Schwarzzeskywalker Apr 13 '16 at 15:20
  • Can you find the quote where he tells him? :) – Ryguy Apr 13 '16 at 15:21
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    He literally tells him he's going to go hide on Dagobah near the end of Episode 3. – Probst Apr 13 '16 at 15:28
  • Well... they can contact AFTER DEATH with one significant being in the whole galaxy... what makes you think they cannot do something similar while they are alive? – Bardo Apr 13 '16 at 15:28
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    Ben and Yoda are in contact with each other; youtube.com/… – Valorum Apr 13 '16 at 16:43
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It's likely that Yoda actually did keep in touch.

We can't say for sure that Yoda did or did not stay in touch, given that the new canon that's currently being written, but Yoda has been shown to be quite capable of contacting people via the Force.

Moreover, we don't know what exactly happened after the end of Revenge of the Sith; Yoda claims that he will teach Obi Wan how to commune with Qui-Gon:

The secret of the Ancient Order of the Whills, he studied. How to commune with him. I will teach you.

and, given Kenobi's success in becoming a Force Ghost, it can be assumed that this spirit speaking training was successful. We then have a 16 year gap between this point and A New Hope, wherein we learn (in the above video) that Yoda has the ability to keep in touch. Thus, it can be assumed that at some point Yoda either met with Obi-Wan or contacted him through other means.

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    Thanks for this! My theories were that as a force ghost Obi-Wan was able to travel prettymuch anywhere and was able to find Yoda at that point and relay to Luke where to find him. I was also thinking that they wouldn't keep in touch as Vader would feel a disturbance in the force and would find them. – Ryguy Apr 13 '16 at 15:52
  • @RyanJ That's also a possibility, though I think they'll probably put the two of them together at some point before ANH. Perhaps in Rebels. – Slacklord the Terrible Apr 13 '16 at 15:54
  • @RyanJ Why don't you partake of some Star Wars my man? Then you would know. – Josh Schwarzzeskywalker Apr 13 '16 at 23:23
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The junior novelisation for Revenge of the Sith indicates that they both left the Tantive IV at much the same time, one setting course for Tatooine, the other en route to Dagobah. Although it's not made explicitly clear, it seems vanishingly unlikely that Yoda would keep his destination a secret.

Once the funeral was over, Bail Organa set his cruiser on a carefully planned course to Alderaan. Shortly after the ship left Naboo, it flung two small escape pods in opposite directions along the Outer Rim. One carried Jedi Master Yoda toward the uninviting and uninhabited swamp planet of Dagobah; the other carried Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and a wailing infant boy in the direction of Tatooine. The girl, as planned, went on to Alderaan, to be raised as a princess by Bail Organa and his wife, the queen of Alderaan. She was joined by the droids R2-D2 and C-3PO.

Revenge of the Sith - Junior Novelisation

On top of that, when Ben turns up to advise Luke about going to visit Yoda, it would appear that (as a Force ghost) he's already perfectly well able to contact Yoda and make sure that he hasn't relocated.

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