The relationships of Yoda.
- Main article: Obi-Wan Kenobi
Yoda and Obi-Wan had a deep respect for each other and their abilities to the force. Obi-wan would often look to Yoda for guidance and rarely questioned the ancient Jedi Master's decisions (except when Yoda told him to kill Anakin). Being the one of the only surviving Jedi of Order 66, they teamed up to (with Bail) to figure what to do with Anakin and Padme's children. After that they both went their separate ways into exile, Yoda going to the Dagobah system and Obi-wan going to Tatoonie to look after Luke Skywalker, Anakin's son.
- Main article: Bail Organa
- Main article: Ahsoka Tano
Like other Jedi, Ahsoka deeply respected Yoda and would usually go to him for guidance when Anakin and Obi-Wan weren't around. Yoda chose Ahsoka as Anakin's padawan, hoping she would get Anakin to learn the lesson of letting go so he can let go of his past and fulfill his destiny as the Chosen One. But that plan backfired when Ahsoka was framed for murder and the Jedi Council expelled her from the Jedi Order, showing her that they would rather do what the Republic said than follow their traditional ways. After finding out Ahsoka was innocent, the Council personally invited her to rejoin the Order, even offering to promote her to the rank of Jedi Knight, but instead of admitting they had been wrong to accuse her, they claimed that Ahsoka's traumatic experience had been nothing more than a test given to her by the Force. Feeling betrayed because the Council never believed in her and further disappointed by their refusal to take responsibility for their actions, Ahsoka refused reinstatement and walked away from the Jedi Order, a decision that shocked and surprised all members of the Order, including Yoda.
Ahsoka's departure haunted Yoda for a long time; he felt extremely guilty and remorseful, partly for refusing to stand by her and partly for placing her on the path that led to her departure from the Order. In fact, his guilt was so great that the Dark Side attempted to use it against him, but failed.
Yoda and Ahsoka would see each other again years later in the Lothal Jedi Temple, where they shared a mutual smile and moment before Ahsoka had to flee.
- Main article: Ezra Bridger
After Ezra confronted his fears at the Lothal Jedi Temple, Yoda contacted him through the Force and tested Ezra himself. Yoda asked Ezra why he must be a Jedi and Ezra told him that he wished to protect his friends. Pleased with the answer, Yoda gave him a Kyber Crystal as a reward and was hopeful for Ezra's future. However, he was concerned with Ezra's hostile tendencies, and more so when Ezra returned to the temple and they encountered each other again through a vision. Though he noted that Ezra's abilities had improved, he was disappointed to see Ezra's determination to fight but instructed him to journey to Malachor.
- Main article: Kanan Jarrus
Yoda contacted Kanan through the Force whilst Ezra was being tested in the Lothal Jedi Temple. Whilst talking to Kanan, he told him how he should believe in Ezra. Yoda and Kanan also knew each other during the Clone Wars when Kanan was still called Caleb Dume.
- Main article: Emperor Palpatine
Yoda initially respected Palpatine for his clean slate. When Dooku revealed the existence of Darth Sidious and that hundreds of Senators were now under his control, Yoda accepted Sidious's existence, but dismissed the possibility that Sidious was controlling the Galactic Senate, stating that Dooku was a Sith Lord now and couldn't be trusted. When the CIS invaded Corosaunt, he began to suspect that Dooku was telling the truth. After the Execution of Order 66 and the Declaration of a New Order, Yoda learned that the now Emperor Palpatine and Darth Sidious were one and the same. Yoda vowed to kill the new Emperor, but failed. He later warned Luke to not underestimate the Emperor.
Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader
- Main article: Darth Vader
Yoda first met Anakin when Qui-Gon Jinn brought him to the Jedi Temple. Though he was mildly impressed by the boy's abilities, the diminutive Grand Master sensed fear and attachment within Anakin and decided, along with the rest of the Council, that Anakin was already too old and not fit for training as a Jedi. Even after the Invasion of Naboo was lifted, Yoda was against Anakin being made Obi-Wan's apprentice, as he feared that his training posed a grave danger to the future of the Jedi Order, but reluctantly agreed.
Over the years, Anakin came to highly respect Yoda, while Yoda gradually outgrew his fear of Anakin and came to have faith in him. However, Yoda was aware of Anakin's fear of loss and after promoting him to the rank of Jedi Knight, assigned him an apprentice of his own; Ahsoka Tano, as he believed that by becoming a teacher Anakin would develop emotionally and understand that his excessive bonding to those he cared about was unnecessary once Ahsoka would be ready to go off on her own.
Unfortunately, that plan backfired when Yoda and the rest of the Jedi High Council expelled Ahsoka from the Jedi Order and turned her over to the Republic military for a crime she did not commit. Although Anakin ultimately succeeded in proving Ahsoka's innocence, she refused to rejoin the Jedi Order due to their lack of trust and support. The event shook Anakin's trust and respect for Yoda.
As the Clone War dragged on, Yoda became increasingly wary of Anakin, sensing his fear of loss was increasing. After experiencing visions of his secret wife dying in childbirth, Anakin turned to Yoda for advice (albeit without telling him about Padme), but Yoda, unaware of the intensity of Anakin's love for Padme, said, "train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose". However, this only frustrated Anakin as he didn't understand what Yoda was trying to say. Not long afterward, Anakin's faith in Yoda was further diminished when the latter denied him the rank of Jedi Master when Anakin was placed on the Jedi Council, something Anakin perceived as an insult. Yoda also ordered him, via Obi-Wan, to spy on Palpatine, whom Anakin considered a friend and mentor, further fueling Anakin's anger.
When Anakin fell to the Dark side and became Darth Vader, Yoda was saddened, but firmly believed he was beyond redemption and ordered Obi-Wan to hunt down and kill him.