This male Aqualish is a companion and guardian of the criminal Doctor Evazan. Like most Aqualish, he has a nasty disposition and tendency toward violence. Baba is a smuggler and provides transportation for Evazan. While in the cantina on Mos Eisley, Evazan starts a fight with the young Luke Skywalker, the result of the fight being that Ponda Baba gets his arm sliced off by Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Appearances in Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope.