What Does a Pink Lightsaber Mean?

Pink lightsabers are not as common as ‘Blue’ and ‘Red’ lightsabers. Similarly, anybody who knows a little about Star Wars knows what blue and red colors signify.  

On the contrary, how much do you know about pink colored lightsabers?

If you remember where you saw it in the series. Well Done!

However, do you know why the pink lightsaber is rarely spotted in the series? Not only that, have you uncovered the true meaning behind the pink lightsaber?

To start with. Pink lightsabers are no less conic. Once you know the meaning behind the color. You will agree as to why not many characters possessed it.

Spotted for the first time in Star Wars Legends pink lightsabers hold their special value.

Pink Lightsaber History?

It was sooner or later that pink color was going to appear in Star Wars.


Every Kyber Crystal is in tune with the soul that holds command over it. Each color that appears is unique and has a story to tell about the character. Similar is the case with pink lightsabers.

Additionally, a pink lightsaber first appeared in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (2019). Cal Kestis was spotted combating with a new lightsaber. This color was given as an option to choose for your blade among the eight color options.

Looking closely the pink lightsaber is more magenta-pink. That is why the pink in the video game is slightly different from the Star Wars Legends.

In Star Wars legend the appearance of a pink lightsaber is not a stretch. Notable characters like Mace Windu and Mara Jade wielded a lightsaber with pink kyber crystal.

Later in 2011 it was again spotted as an option in the video game Star Wars: The Old Republic (2011).

Meaning of Pink Lightsaber?

A Jedi can communicate with its lightsaber. As the kyber crystal is said to be sentient it will change its color according to the characteristics of the possessor. The pink color was seen originating from the purple kyber crystals. Held by the strong characters of the force, the pink lightsaber has seen its days through the toughest of fights when first held by Mara Jade and Mace Windu.

Pink lightsaber signifies;

‘Compassion, love, empathy, charm, reliability, femininity, elegance and strength.’

Pink Lightsaber & Star Wars Canon

Cal Kestis served the Galactic Republic in the final years. Additionally, he is also a Jedi padawan in the Clone Wars. What more is that during Order 66 he barely escaped the war and went into hiding. During these times Cal Kestis was openly seen wielding the magenta-pink lightsaber to fight against the dark.

The video game, till the end of the quest to the cave, shows the appearance of a pink lightsaber that you can also be a part of!

Pink Lightsaber & Star Wars Legends

The tricky part about the pink lightsaber is that mostly it originated from the purple kyber crystal. Every character's shade differs from the other. Mace Windu is more like an amethyst while other characters Mara Jade, Corran Horn yielded bright pink crystal lightsabers.

Mara Jade

Mara Jade initially used a rare pink crystal lightsaber that was given to her by Emperor Palpatine. She used that lightsaber while serving the Emperor's hand. That was the first appearance of the pink lightsaber held by Mara Jade.

She used that weapon through the Galactic Civil War. However she lost it after the Battle of Endor during her duel with Lumiya.

Mace Windu

Mace Windu is known for being one of the best yielders of lightsaber weapons. He invented the seventh form and used his pink lightsaber well and good. He had it for a long term where the pink lightsaber served him through the Old Jedi Order and Clone Wars up until The Legends.

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Pink Lightsaber & Sicon Zakuul

Members of the Scions of Zakuul, a branch of Valkorion's Knights of Zakuul, use pink-bladed lightsabers during the time of the Old Republic. The Scions, who have a strong sense of fate and destiny, work to see the future through their Force visions.

What about Luke Skywalker?

One of the main reasons linked to the mystery and hype behind the pink lightsaber is Luke Skywalker. Obi Wan gifted Luke Skywalker with a pink Lightsaber for a strong start.

Not to mention, initially back in the 1970's there was an intentional appearance of a pink lightsaber in the comic edition. Luke Skywalker began his Jedi training journey with a pink lightsaber. Though later, it was not repeated in the series. So, it remains a mystery as to why the original storyline was not followed. Later on the color was changed in the comic books as well.

Wait…. Darth Vader as well?!

Seems like everybody is connected to a pink lightsaber at some point of their life. No?

You see the significance and how the lightsaber connected everything. The idea of a pink lightsaber has always been there!

Darth Vader’s pink lightsaber is a mystery. Most fans color the lightsaber pink while some argue that it is a different shade. The movies do clarify the crimson color. However, fans consider the possibility that Darth Vader's lightsaber emits a pink blade in a few Star Wars films, especially A New Hope (1977) and Empire Strikes Back (1983).

Wielders of Pink Lightsaber

  • Cal Kestis
  • Mara Jade
  • Mace Windu
  • Corran Haron
  • Luke Skywalker
  • Scions of Zakuul members

     Appearance of pink Lightsaber

    • Mara Jade – By the Emperor's Hand 0 (First appearance)
    • Star Wars: Mara Jade – By the Emperor's Hand
    • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (Mace Windu First appearance)
    • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
    • Star Wars: Clone Wars
    • Star Wars: The Clone Wars
    • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
    • The Mandalorian 


    For those Star Wars fanatics who have a penchant for unique lightsaber colors. Pink is right up their alley. Because of its rare nature and symbolism it is truly a unique weapon to have.  

    You must be excited to know what journeys and appearances the pink lightsaber has coming its way. Stay tuned to us to uncover more!

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Are purple lightsabers the same as pink?

    Their core kyber crystal is the same. Many pink lightsabers have thus an undertone of a magenta color. However, when you are in tune with your crystal you, the force wielder can clearly see the difference between the colors.

    Are pink lightsabers rare?

    Yes, pink lightsabers are extremely rare. A true pink has only ever been seen associated with Mara Jade and Mace Windu.

    Who uses a pink lightsaber?

    Luke Skywalker's famous lightsaber was pink when he first got it from Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original Star Wars comics. Many comics were continued with the same pink lightsaber until later where it was changed.

    What does a pink lightsaber mean?

    Pink lightsabers signify compassion and empathy. On the other hand it also indicated great control with manipulation that was seen with Human Korun Master Mace Windu.

    Where can you buy pink lightsabers?

    You can check out our website, Dual Sabers where we offer pink lightsabers in various styles, materials and customizable options useful for multiple purposes. They are easily available and suitable for all age fans.