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Which planet, and how many Jedi did Luke Skywalker train when he rebuilt the Jedi Order?

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    Your title and you body ask different questions. What are you actually asking? Feb 18, 2015 at 17:20
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    unless “did” is synonymous with “on which planet and how many”, then no, I wouldn’t. Feb 19, 2015 at 9:45

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Canon

He tried, but it ended poorly so he gave up.

Luke's student, Han and Leia's son Ben, turned to the Dark Side and became Kylo Ren.

As a result, Luke went into seclusion and stopped training Jedi. There seems to be some expectation that he will rebuild the Order in the future, but we'll have to wait for more films to see how that turns out.

Legends

In the old Expanded Universe, which is now the non-canon Legends continuity, Luke's Jedi Order established its home on Yavin IV, with an initial pool of 12 recruits1. From the linked Wookieepedia page:

In 11 ABY, Jedi Master Luke Skywalker chose Yavin 4 as the site for the Jedi Praxeum and the headquarters of his New Jedi Order after receiving permission from the New Republic. During his travels, he had discovered a number of Force-sensitives and finally felt ready to begin to train new Jedi. This first class consisted of twelve pupils with Luke as their teacher. Some of those twelve were Kam and Tionne Solusar, Kirana Ti, Madurrin, Kyle Katarn, Dorsk 81, Brakiss, Corran Horn, Streen, and Gantoris. Other Jedi to join soon after were Kyp Durron, Cilghal, Mara Jade, and Dal Konur.

Of course the order quickly grows beyond this, both as Luke and his Praxeum discover new Force-sensitives and as pre-Empire Jedi reveal that they were just hiding the whole time.

One example of the former, which ShemSeger points me to in comments and which is, based on your other question, possibly the incident you're referring to, occurs in issue 3 of Dark Empire II: "World of the Ancient Sith".

In this issue Luke and Kam Solusar travel to the planet Ossus, which housed a Jedi Academy millenia before the Clone Wars and was wiped out by then-Dark Lord of the Sith Exar Kun. On the planet they discover the descendants of the survivors, the Force-sensitive Ysanna. From what I can tell, only two of the Ysanna were ever trained as Jedi.

The numbers of the latter are legion, and Wookieepedia has a tremendous list of survivors of the Great Jedi Purge. Not all of them joined Luke's academy, but a good many of them did.


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  • This question is coming from something I remember reading in the Dark Horse Comics series
    – mossberg
    Feb 17, 2015 at 21:36
  • @mossberg Can you be more specific? Feb 17, 2015 at 21:43
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    There was an audio drama about Luke finding the planet of force-sensitives. If I remember correctly it was protected by an old Jedi that had transformed himself into a tree... Also, Luke falls in love with one of the tribal girls.
    – ShemSeger
    Feb 17, 2015 at 22:23
  • @ShemSeger That sounds like an issue of Dark Empire II, but I didn't know it got turned into an audio play. The more you know Feb 18, 2015 at 1:01
  • Do you have confirmation on your 1st student claim? I got that they were a student, but didn't catch they were the 1st, especially since there were others.
    – user31178
    Dec 21, 2015 at 4:03
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As of 2023, we have more details on Luke's new Jedi Order in Canon, including the planet he built his temple on and the minimum number of students he had.

Luke's temple is first seen on Ossus in an early stage of construction circa 9 ABY. Luke is shown to have a friendship with Ahsoka and tries to train Grogu, but it's unclear whether he has any other students at this point.

Screenshot showing Ahsoka, R2-D2, and The Mandalorian looking at crab-like droids building a stone temple in a clearing on a forested world

The Book of Boba Fett (via Wookieepedia)

Eventually, Luke finished the temple and trained at least seven students, including Ben Solo.

Comic panel showing Luke Skywalker and R2-D2 with Ben Solo and six other Jedi trainees levitating rocks outside a temple

The Rise of Kylo Ren (via Wookieepedia)

In 28 ABY, six years before The Force Awakens, Ben Solo destroyed the temple, leading Luke to go into exile. Ben left to seek out the Knights of Ren, pursued by the remaining Jedi trainees, who were eventually killed.

A cloaked Luke Skywalker and R2-D2 watching the Jedi temple burn

The Last Jedi (via Wookieepedia)

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    I'm not a big deal Hollywood guy so it wouldn't occur to me to have the first movie set after Return of the Jedi be how they didn't return. Oct 31, 2023 at 17:50
  • @lucasbachmann It was the singular Jedi, not the plural Jedi.
    – Shawn
    Nov 1, 2023 at 1:32

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