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Everything We Learned About Baby Yoda In The Mandalorian Chapter 13

The Internet knows The Mandalorian's most adorable character as "Baby Yoda," but on the most recent episode of the Star Wars spin-off, we learned some pretty important facts about the galaxy's cutest creature. Spoilers ahead for chapter 13 of The Mandalorian, "The Jedi," ahead!

After a long journey, Mando (Pedro Pascal) and The Child finally track down the solitary former Jedi, Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson), catching her just outside the small village of Calodan. As it happens, Ahsoka is able to communicate with The Child, who remains a mystery to Mando aside from his tiny chirps and squeaks. Thanks to their shared powers, Ahsoka finds out some crucial information about The Child, including a huge breakthrough... his real name.

The Child might seem quite young, but as it turns out, he has quite the storied past, which Ahsoka explains in great detail. From his past with the Jedi to his name, here's everything we learned about Baby Yoda in The Mandalorian chapter 13.

The Child has a long and potentially dark past

After she silently communicates with the Child, Ahsoka reveals a surprising fact to the tiny being's adoptive father: his name is actually Grogu. Beyond that, Ahsoka finds out a ton about The Child, or Grogu, all of which is news to Mando.

It was revealed earlier in the series that Grogu might be as old as fifty years old, and as it turns out, he has a past that involves the Jedi. grogu was raised on Coruscant amongst Jedi, who raised and trained him, and though Ahsoka doesn't confirm this, she seems to indicate that Grogu may have crossed paths with — and narrowly escaped — Anakin Skywalker as he fell prey to the Dark Side and became Darth Vader. It's also possible he studied with or knew Yoda in some capacity, but as for the rest of Grogu's story, much of it still remains a mystery, including how he escaped from the Jedi and where he went.

Whatever happened to Grogu wasn't pretty, however. Ahsoka can also sense anger within Grogu, who has been suppressing his natural abilities and spent a lot of time alone and scared, and for that reason, she refuses to train him. However, she tells Mando to take Grogu to a Jedi temple on the planet Tython, where Grogu's presence may alert other Jedi that could help. There's still a lot to learn about Grogu, but thanks to Ahsoka's abilities, audiences — along with Mando — knows so much more about the being formerly known as Baby Yoda (though that nickname will probably persist).

New episodes of The Mandalorian drop every Friday at midnight PST, and the first five episodes of season 2 are available to stream now.