Grogu’s Best Moments
The Mandalorian, is, without a doubt, one of the best Star Wars projects of the last ten years. Its jaw-dropping spectacle, expansive lore, thrilling action, and compelling characters all culminate into an epic Star Wars series we can’t get enough of. However, we think that it’s safe to say that The Mandalorian wouldn’t be as popular or as brilliant, without the utterly adorable force-sensitive child, Grogu.
From the very first time we looked into his captivating black eyes, we all collectively and immediately fell in love. Then, seeing his journey and relationship with his Mandalorian surrogate father, Din Dajrin, cemented our love for the little guy. Throughout the course of the show, Grogu delivered countless adorable moments, which filled our eyes with cartoonish hearts. So, be ready to “aw” as we look back at Grogu’s most adorable moments.
10. Lifting the Mudhorn
After we met Grogu for the very first time, the question arose in the Star Wars fandom, Is Baby Yoda force-sensitive? Thankfully, we didn’t have to wait long to find out the answer. In the episode, Chapter 2: “The Child,” while Din was getting pummeled by the rhinoceros-type creature, The Mudhorn, Grogu raises his hand and closes his eyes as he begins lifting the Mudhorn with the force.
Not only was this an exciting moment for what was to come, but Grogu looked so damn cute whenever he used the force, but he looked extra adorable the first time we ever saw him using the force.
By far, the most endearing aspect to the show is Din Djarin bonding with Grogu, and teaching him how to navigate the galaxy. In Chapter 12: “The Siege,” we see Mando teaching Grogu how to fix the circuits in the Razor Crest. Sure, he may have just taught Grogu because he was small enough to fit through the little hole, but it was a valuable lesson, nonetheless. However, while attempting to fix the ship, Grogu accidentally pulls two wires together which gives him a large, but harmless electric shock. Grogu’s reaction to the shock was simply hilarious and adorable, resulting in an unforgettable moment.
8. Time to Hide
During the first two seasons of the show, Din Djarin was the muscle and Grogu was simply the eye candy, who later learns to be far more dangerous than his surrogate father. But throughout the first two seasons, Grogu is a helpless victim who has always let Mando do all the hard work. Nowhere is this more prevalent, hilarious, and adorable than the small moment in Chapter 9: “The Marshall,” where after a meeting with Gor Koresh goes horribly wrong, and getting surrounded by a bunch of his goons, Grogu quickly says “Hell nah” by closing the hatch on his pod, and letting Din take out the group of thugs with ease.
7. Ride Along
As a Child it’s very difficult to tell Grogu something and have him listen to it. So when he is told by Din to stay on the ship in Chapter 4: “The Sanctuary,” Grogu doesn’t listen and instead wants to join Din Djarin on his journey. This moment is adorable, as the door to Razor Crest slowly opens, we see Grogu standing next to Din, before looking up at the relentless Mandalorian with his adorable black eyes and “cooing”. How could you not take this little guy with you?
6. Snuggling with Mando
It goes without saying that Din Djarin and Grogu are perhaps the best father and child duo in all of pop culture. So seeing the two spending downtime together is where The Mandalorian series shines. Whether they are sipping broth together or as Din Djarin teaches Grogu how to navigate the galaxy. But easily the most endearing and unbearably adorable moments are when the two snuggle together, with Grogu sleeping in Mando’s arms.
5. Don’t Touch!
As previously mentioned, Grogu never really listened to Mando during the early stages of its first season. Besides, he was and still is, a child. In Chapter 4: “The Sanctuary,” we see Grogu gleefully playing around with the Razor Crests buttons, pressing any and all the flashy buttons he can get his hands on. Eventually, Mando starts to get irritated and tells Grogu to stop. Only for Grogu to carry on pressing the buttons, causing the Razor Crest to begin crashing through space. Grogu is a little demon in this scene, and we absolutely love him.
It’s a very common theme throughout The Mandalorian that Grogu loves to eat. Whether he’s chasing some delicious frogs, eating unborn eggs, or sipping on some broth, Grogu is seen eating a surprising amount of times, which makes us love his character more. But one of the more memorable moments was in Chapter 12: “The Siege,” when Grogu spent some time at his school, his evil classmate denied Grogu some blue cookies. So brilliantly abusing his force powers, Grogu forces the cookies to him so he can munch on them to his heart’s content.
3. Sippin’ Soup
Possibly one of the most iconic shots from the show comes from Grogu nonchalantly sipping his soup whilst Din Djarin and Cara Dune fight each other. This moment in Chapter 4: “The Sanctuary” is what cemented our love for Grogu, and it also made for one of the most adorable Funko Pops ever.
2. Thrill Seeker
No matter what, Grogu is up for any adventure that Din Djarin takes him on. In Chapter 12: “The Siege” Din Djarin takes the Razor Crest into an unrelenting spin when being chased by a Tie Fighter, and Grogu has the time of his life. Waving his arms in the air, his packet of cookies in hand. Grogu never stops having a smile on his face throughout this scene, even when he throws up his cookies after his joyride.
1. The Knob
During his journey, Grogu developed a hilarious obsession with the control knob in Razor Crest. We constantly see him try and reach for it and play with it before Mandalorian takes it off him to put the knob back on the gear stick it’s supposed to be on. We love seeing him obsess with this control knob, which was a very poignant part of the show. When learning of his force abilities with Ahsoka Tano, Mando hands him the knob, to which Grogu uses the force on. Later, when Grogu is taken by the Empire, and the Razor Crest gets destroyed, Din Djarin finds the control knob and keeps the knob as a memory of his surrogate son.