Yoda May Have Been High During the Skywalker Saga – Which Explains A LOT, Really Thanks to his gimer stick, Jedi Master Yoda may have been high throughout Star Wars” Skywalker Saga.
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In the Star Wars universe, sometimes the most unexpected items can have a subtle impact on the overall story. In this case, one of Jedi Grand Master Yoda”s most closely held possessions, his walking stick, may actually have had a major effect on his state of mind by causing him to be high for the Prequel and Original trilogies.
Yoda”s walking stick is made from the Gimer bush, a plant that grows on both Kashyyyk and Dagobah, and was given to him by the Wookiees. Yoda used the stick as a cane during his time on the Jedi High Council and during his exile on Dagobah. However, while the stick appears to be an ordinary piece of wood, the bark of the Gimer bush has unique properties.
Gimer stick bark can be chewed to release juices that aid Jedi masters in their meditations, indicating the chemicals contained within have mind-altering effects. The little green Grand Master, who was known to chew on his stick, is known for his playfulness, love for pranks and funny speaking style. This means Yoda, who was known to chew on the stick, might”ve been getting high throughout the Skywalker Saga.
One of Yoda”s most recognizable attributes is his unique speaking style. His species is very rare and mysterious, with little known about their origin or homeworld. The only two other characters in canon that are of the same species as Yoda are Yaddle and Grogu. It”s unclear whether or not Yoda”s dialect is a trait of his species because neither Grogu nor Yaddle are ever shown speaking. As it currently stands, Yoda is the only character that speaks the way he does. However, his speech pattern is not completely consistent.
Near the end of Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Yoda speaks to the newly deployed clone army as they go to war at the Battle of Geonosis. In this scene, he breaks his usual speaking pattern as he commands the clones to “concentrate all your fire on the nearest starship.” The scene suggests that the Jedi”s usual speaking style might not be natural after all. His signature speech pattern could be the product of some playful fun brought on by being under the influence of his gimer stick. This would mean that this scene in Attack of the Clones is one of the few moments where Yoda is sober enough to break from his goofy speaking style. Leading an army of clones to help support the hundreds of deployed Jedi at Geonosis does seem like the right incentive to put down the gimer bark if it does, in fact, have mind-altering effects.
Yoda”s choice to go to Dagobah to live out his exile in the aftermath of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith could also point to the Jedi”s love for the effects of his staff. Though it is a nexus for the Dark Side, Dagobah also happens to be one of the planets where the Gimer bush grows. Before fleeing into exile, Yoda loses his gimer stick when confronting Emperor Palpatine in the Galactic Senate”s chambers. Naturally, Yoda chose to flee to a world where he could resupply his gimer bark.
The evidence suggesting Yoda consistently uses his gimer stick to stay high throughout Star Wars is admittedly slim. However, the notion that one of the wisest beings in the galaxy is always chewing on his walking stick to get a buzz and talk funny is a hilarious theory. Just think about the jolly green Jedi Grand Master sitting around all day chewing on a silly stick to “meditate” and try not to laugh.