Baby Yoda’s real name has been revealed on The Mandalorian season 2, but it turns out the Child’s name was actually leaked months ago. In the latest episode, “Chapter 13: The Jedi,” Ahsoka Tano tells to Din Djarin that Baby Yoda’s real name is Grogu. Grogu’s sad backstory is also unveiled, adding more clarity as to why he’s so highly sought after by the evil Moff Gideon.
Grogu was raised in the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, which makes sense given he’s 50 years old. Multiple Jedi masters trained Grogu, but now he is rather fearful of using the Force. Ahsoka tells Djarin that Grogu was whisked away from the temple by an unknown savior at the end of the Clone Wars, thus sparing Grogu from Darth Vader’s slaughter of younglings. After that his memories grow dark, until Din Djarin rescues him from the Client in The Mandalorian season 1.
Reddit user Denim__Dan successfully leaked Baby Yoda’s real name months ago, well before The Mandalorian season 2 premiered. Although the Redditor mentioned that a trusted source told them Baby Yoda’s real name was Grogu, they advised fellow users to take the yet-to-be-confirmed information with a grain of salt. Most comments at the time didn’t believe the leak, but in the days since the new Mandalorian episode aired, more comments have appeared marveling at the leak’s accuracy. Check out the whole post below.
Although Baby Yoda’s real name might’ve been leaked early, his backstory was kept secret until the latest episode’s release. Fans have been wondering about Baby Yoda’s origins since he first made his debut back in The Mandalorian season 1. Ahsoka’s live-action debut (an event that was highly anticipated on its own merit due to Ahsoka’s popularity) was a great way to unravel the mystery of the adorable green alien. While it’s certainly great to have finally learned more about Grogu and his past, it will be very difficult for stop calling him by the fan-created, non-canonical nickname of Baby Yoda. Even Djarin struggled with this in the episode, having nicknamed Grogu “kid.” However, Grogu appears to be very happy when Djarin called him by his real name. Of course Djarin went right back to calling him kid, which will probably echo the fan struggle of going from Baby Yoda to Grogu. It also raises the question of if Disney will now label any new merchandise with the name Grogu?
All name confusion aside, Ahsoka tasks Djarin with a new mission after telling him she couldn’t train Grogu. She tells Djarin to take Grogu to the planet Tython where remnants of an old Jedi temple remain strong in the Force. Ashoka tells Djarin to place Grogu on the seeing stone on top of the mountain to see if any surviving Jedi sense Grogu and reach out to him. Of course, Djarin has still failed to realize that Moff Gideon had a tracking beacon placed on his ship. Gideon has made no secret that he’s still intent on capturing Grogu. Will Grogu and Djarin find another Jedi before Gideon catches up to them? Fans will have to wait and see what happens on The Mandalorian in next Friday’s episode.
Originally from https://screenrant.com/mandalorian-baby-yoda-name-grogu-spoiler-leak/