Boz Pity was home to the sentient Gargantelle species. When the planet was discovered by the Hutts of Nal Hutta between 15,000 and 9,000 BBY, they identified the Gargantelles as viable slaves, largely due to the species' massive stature. A series of missions were launched to attempt to enslave them—seven invasions by Niktos, followed by four diplomatic attempts by t'landa Til—but they all ended the same way: the Hutt servants were eaten by the natives. This infuriated the Hutt overlords, and prompted them to concoct a new plan. Instead of enslaving the Gargantelles, they would exterminate them. A legal team of Nimbanels was sent to Boz Pity's neighbor world Mourn to recruit the services of the electric caliphs—ten-millennia-old droids that once belonged to Sultan Nastuonodon. By appealing to their sense of obsolescence, the Nimbanels successfully convinced the caliphs to rid Boz Pity of sentient life.
Over the next decade, the Gargantelles were slowly driven extinct. The species erected enormous monuments to their fallen, which would later contribute to Boz Pity's reputation as a "graveyard planet." When the last Gargantelle died, the caliphs returned to Mourn and set the planet's crust on fire, killing themselves. Following this, Boz Pity went untouched by most galactic conflicts up until the Clone Wars. Despite this, the area of space occupied by the planet was considered to be a part of the New Sith Empire between 1,004 and 1,000 BBY. Subsequently—between 1,000 and 19 BBY—the planet was considered part of Hutt Space.
During the Clone Wars, Boz Pity was occupied by the Confederacy of Independent Systems to serve as a staging point for raids on the Galactic Republic's borders. A large base was constructed on the planet, and over a hundred warships were stationed in the system. The Republic discovered the Separatist presence when Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi prompted a search of the system, hoping to find the Confederacy Commander Asajj Ventress.
In 19.43 BBY, Republic forces assaulted Boz Pity. Several Jedi who were assigned to the Outer Rim Sieges participated in the assault. An attempt was made to sneak the Intervention—a Venator-class Star Destroyer—past the Separatist fleet by having it exit hyperspace between the fleet and the planet. The plan backfired, however, and the ensuing Battle of Boz Pity proved bloody. The Intervention crash-landed on Boz Pity, where the Jedi found themselves in a land battle against forces under the command of the Confederacy leader Dooku, as well as General Grievous. Republic naval officer Denn Wessex commanded the Venator-class Redoubt in the battle over the planet. Although suffering major losses, the Republic won the battle, but the Separatist leadership was able to evacuate the planet.