Valavaron is so large that it is the greatest impediment to space travel in the Chrondre system. The gravitational force is far too strong for any ship that is in poor condition. Most modern ships are not threatened by this gravitational field, but older ships, dating back to before the Old Republic are at risk of being trapped. Although rare, there are cases of wrecks in orbit above the planet as the crews of ships sometimes fall asleep, forgetting about the gravitational issue. Rumors have it that the gravity of Valavaron is more than 30 times that of Coruscant.
Valavaron has little colonial potential. The gravitational forces are far too high for most species to live on the planet comfortable. Previous colonies must rely on extremely strong repulsors in order to avoid sinking to the depths of the planet. Most colonial efforts are deterred from rumors that deep beneath the clouds of Valavaron is a species unseen, but extremely deadly to everyone.