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The Jedi Training Stones Explained

Contains spoilers for The Mandalorian season 2, episode 6 — "Chapter 14: The Tragedy"

In Disney+'s The Mandalorian, the titular character Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) just can't seem to help himself from being tasked with errands from various folks around the galaxy. However, on the season 2 episode entitled "Chapter 13: The Jedi," he receives his biggest request to date: Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) instructs him to travel to the planet Tython, where he and his charge Grogu (Baby Yoda's real name, if you're not already familiar) will find a seeing stone resting amongst the ruins of a Jedi temple. Once on the stone, Grogu will be able to reach out to other Jedi — and, perhaps, another Force-wielder can come to train the little green guy. 

The following episode, "Chapter 14: The Tragedy," sees Grogu and Mando arrive on Tython. As expected, the duo face more trouble than they were bargaining for. In addition to running into Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) and a horde of stormtroopers, Din has to contend with the return of Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison), who's looking to get back his armor Din took in the season 2 premiere. A lot transpires within the episode's 34-minute runtime, and as such, there are plenty of details of Tython that didn't quite get the explanation they deserved during the main plotline. 

For instance, anyone familiar with the Star Wars expanded universe likely thought Grogu would get the chance to lift some Muntuur stones, otherwise known as Jedi training stones, at some point during the story. They play a critical role during a Jedi's journey, and it's best to familiarize yourself with them now, since there's a chance they'll play a vital role in The Mandalorian during a future episode. 

Muntuur stones are powerful training and meditation tools for Jedi

The Muntuur stones are a set of seven stones, inspired by the rocks in the Gardens of T'alla, used by the Jedi as meditation tools to train themselves in telekinesis. While accounts differ regarding the exact weight of the stones, it's commonly accepted that most of them weigh one metric ton each, with the heaviest coming in at five tons. Only the most powerful Jedi of all time can telekinetically lift a few of the stones. It's said that in his prime, Yoda could lift five of the stones. Jedi Master Fae Coven could lift six stones, but only after going into a deep state of meditation. 

For those who believe the legend, the only Jedi to lift all seven Muntuur stones was a powerful warrior by the name of Ferleen Snee. It's said that Ferleen used the Force to lift the seven stones and then whirl them around in the sky in the most impressive showcase of telekinesis a Jedi has ever displayed. However, these are extreme cases. When Padawan are taken to the Jedi Temple, it's considered an impressive feat when they're simply able to move a single stone even a little bit. Most Jedi Knights are able to lift up a couple of the stones simultaneously. 

While Grogu wasn't tasked with trying to move any of the Muntuur stones this time around, he makes it clear later in the episode that he's proficient with the Force. When the time finally comes for the Muntuur stone test, perhaps Grogu will be able to display telekinetic power far beyond that of a standard Padawan. 

There's a lot of Star Wars lore The Mandalorian will inevitably put into the final episodes of season 2. Keep tuning into Disney+ on Fridays to see how Grogu continues to progress as a talented Force user.