Region: Mid Rim, Western Reaches
Sector: Tashtor sector
Suns: 1: Takodana's sun
Grid coordinates: J-16
Trade routes: Biox Detour
Orbital period: 215 days
Diameter: 12,100 kilometers
Primary terrain: Plains, Seas, Temperate forest
Points of interest: Maz Kanata's campsite, Maz Kanata's castle, Nymeve Lake
Fauna: Birds, Chicken, Convor, Flurrg
Immigrated species: Artiodac, Frigosian, Human, Volpai
Population: Less than 1 million
Major cities: Andui
Description: Takodana was a planet located in the Mid Rim, though it fell in the southwestern region of the galaxy known as the Western Reaches.
Covered in lush forests and small lakes, Takodana, located on a hyperspace route between Chalcedon and Noe'ha'on, was a popular departure point that offered easy access to trade routes that connected the Inner and Outer Rim. For those heading outwards toward the galactic periphery, the planet was seen as a last taste of civilization, while those heading Corewards saw it a last grasp of frontier living. Travelers found the planet's neutrality and distance from galactic politics appealing, and as a result Takodana became a haven for fugitives, smugglers, and explorers. Takodana was known as the longtime home of Maz Kanata's castle that served as an open port to spies and dubious travelers alike. The world was connected to the Ring of Kafrene mining colony by the Biox Detour hyperspace route.
Thousands of years prior to the conflict between the First Order and the Resistance, a battle between the Jedi and Sith occurred on the planet. Maz Kanata's castle would eventually be built over the ancient battleground.
A year after the execution of Order 66, Ahsoka Tano considered Takodana as a place to lie low after leading an attempted insurgency on Raada during which she revealed herself as a Force-sensitive.
Prior to being arrested on a ship in the Five Points system, Jyn Erso spent almost a year on Takodana after bouncing around the Mid Rim on planets such as Cerea and Coyerti.
Thirty years after the Battle of Endor, Takodana was the meeting place of Han Solo, Rey, and Finn with Kanata and her associates. While at the castle, Rey uncovered Skywalker's lightsaber, which called out to her in the Force. Not long afterward, their presence was reported to the First Order by Bazine Netal and a battle ensued between the Order and the Resistance, who had earlier been alerted to the presence of BB-8 by the undercover droid GA-97. Finn took up Luke Skywalker's old lightsaber and fought for a short time in the area surrounding Maz Kanata's castle.