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Temperate Frog.pngWarm Frog.pngCold Frog.png
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Mangrove Swamp

Usable items

A frog is a passive mob found in swamps. Frogs eat small slimes and magma cubes. A frog can produce one of three kinds of froglights from eating magma cubes, depending on the type of frog.


Groups of two to five frogs can spawn in swamp and mangrove swamp biomes. Frogs can also be spawned by growing from tadpoles. There are three frog variants, determined by the biome, in which the tadpole grew up[more information needed]:




Old Growth Pine Taiga
Old Growth Spruce Taiga
Birch Forest
Old Growth Birch Forest
Dark Forest
Flower Forest
Mushroom Fields
Sunflower Plains
Swamp[n 1]
Windswept Hills
Windswept Gravelly Hills
Windswept Forest
Dripstone Caves
Lush Caves
Stony Peaks[JE only]
Cold Ocean[JE only]
Deep Cold Ocean[JE only]
Lukewarm Ocean[JE only]
Deep Lukewarm Ocean[JE only]
The Void[JE only]
Deep Dark[BE only]
Frozen River
Snowy Beach
Frozen Peaks
Jagged Peaks
Snowy Plains
Ice Spikes
Snowy Slopes
Snowy Taiga
Frozen Ocean
Deep Frozen Ocean
The End
Deep Dark[JE only]
End Barrens[JE only]
End Highlands[JE only]
End Midlands[JE only]
Small End Islands[JE only]
Cold Ocean[BE only]
Deep Cold Ocean[BE only]
Bamboo Jungle
Sparse Jungle
Eroded Badlands
Wooded Badlands
Savanna Plateau
Windswept Savanna
Warm Ocean
Deep Lukewarm Ocean[BE only]
Mangrove Swamp[n 1]
Basalt Deltas
Crimson Forest
Nether Wastes
Soul Sand Valley
Warped Forest
Stony Peaks[BE only]
Lukewarm Ocean[BE only]
  1. a b Frogs spawn naturally in this biome.


In Java Edition, frogs have no drops other than 1-3 experience points when killed by a player or tamed wolf.


Frogs can jump 8 blocks high and take 10♥♥♥♥♥ less damage from falling than most other mobs. They prefer jumping on lily pads and big dripleaves. However, frogs can’t jump on honey blocks.

Frogs tend to jump on elevated spaces within the area. For example, if there is a slightly elevated block from ground level, a frog tends to jump on it a fair amount, most likely not just stay on it, as frogs don’t usually stand still for very long at a time. but it’s area of detection is reasonably small, so unless it is trapped in an area with it, or it is lured there, it will jump on another elevated block, regardless of the height difference, as they don’t actively seek the highest block to stand on.

Occasionally, they may croak and inflate their vocal sac. However, the inflation of their vocal sac doesn't always mean they are croaking. But their croaking always means the inflation of the vocal sac.


Feeding two frogs a slimeball causes them to enter love mode, causing one of the frogs to become pregnant, similar to turtles. The pregnant frog then searches for a water block with at least one adjacent water block (flowing or source) with air above to lay frogspawn. This spawn later hatches into tadpole, which subsequently grow into frogs.

Unlike all other mobs with baby variants, the tadpole is treated by the game as a completely different mob from the frog.


Frogs attack by using their tongue to pull certain mobs into their mouth, whereupon the mob instantly despawns.

Frogs attack small slimes, which drop slimeballs when killed.

Frogs also attack small magma cubes, leaving a froglight block. The small magma cube takes exactly two bites to kill. When the magma cube gets targeted the frog gains a speed buff. The color of froglight that drops depends on the type of frog that attacks the magma cube:

Frog type Froglight color
Warm Pearlescent
Temperate Ochre
Cold Verdant


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Frog diesFriendly CreaturesFrog dyingentity.frog.deathsubtitles.entity.frog.death1.01.016
Frog eatsFriendly CreaturesFrog eatsentity.frog.eatsubtitles.entity.frog.eat0.60.9 - 1.016
Frog hurtsFriendly CreaturesFrog gets hurtentity.frog.hurtsubtitles.entity.frog.hurt1.01.016
Frog croaksFriendly CreaturesRandomly from frogentity.frog.ambientsubtitles.entity.frog.ambient0.3 - 1.00.9 - 0.9516
Frog lays spawnBlocksFrog lays frogspawnentity.frog.lay_spawnsubtitles.entity.frog.lay_spawn0.251.016
Frog jumpsFriendly CreaturesFrog long jumpsentity.frog.long_jumpsubtitles.entity.frog.long_jump0.120.8 - 1.016
FootstepsFriendly CreaturesWalkingentity.frog.stepNone1.01.016
None[sound 1]Friendly CreaturesUnusedentity.frog.tongueNone[sound 1]0.51.016
  1. a b MC-249080

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
Friendly CreaturesFrog dyingmob.frog.death0.651.0
Friendly CreaturesFrog eatsmob.frog.eat1.01.0
Friendly CreaturesFrog gets hurtmob.frog.hurt0.651.0
Friendly CreaturesRandomly from frogmob.frog.ambient0.821.0
Friendly CreaturesFrog long jumpsmob.frog.jump_to_block1.01.0
Friendly CreaturesWalkingmob.frog.step1.01.0
Hostile CreaturesFrog eats mobmob.frog.tongue1.01.0

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierEntity tags (JE)Translation key

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID Translation key

Entity data[]

Frogs have entity data associated with them that contain various properties.

Java Edition:

Main article: Entity format
  • Entity data
    • Additional fields for mobs that can breed
    • Tags common to all entities
    • Tags common to all mobs
    •  variant: ID of the frog's variant.

Frog variants

Main article: Frog/DV


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Resource location
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngTwo by Two
Breed all the animals! The Parrots and the BatsBreed a pair of each of these 22 mobs: A trader llama does not count as a llama, and a mule must be the result of breeding a horse and a donkey for this advancement as they are not breed-able together. Other breed-able mobs, if any, can be bred, but are ignored for this advancement.husbandry/bred_all_animals
Advancement-plain-raw.pngWhen the Squad Hops into Town
Get each Frog variant on a Lead Bukkit Bukkithusbandry/leash_all_frog_variants


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September 23, 2019Frog Image.png The swamp is announced as a contender for the Biome Vote at MINECON Live 2019. Frogs, boats with chests, and mangrove trees are announced.
September 28, 2019The swamp comes in second place in the Biome Vote, setting the release date of new swamp content further than new mountain content.
October 16, 2021Temperate Frog JE1.png Tropical Frog (pre-release).png Cold Frog (pre-release).png Frogs are announced at Minecraft Live 2021. The eye texture has also changed.
Java Edition
1.1922w11aTemperate Frog JE1.png Warm Frog JE1.png Cold Frog JE1.png Added frogs.
Frogs can be tempted and bred using slimeballs.
Bedrock Edition
Wild Update (experimental)beta Frog BE1.png Warm Frog BE1.png Cold Frog BE1.png Added frogs.
Frogs can be tempted and bred using seagrass. This is confirmed to be a placeholder.
When they are hit, they make the same sound as the player.
beta now have their unique sounds.
Frogs now attack small magma cubes and drop a froglight depending on the type of frog.
beta that spawn on meadow biomes are now of the temperate rather than cold variety.
beta can now be bred and tempted by using slimeballs instead of seagrass and spawn in groups of two to five instead of one to four.
1.19.0beta are now available without enabling experimental gameplay.


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  • The warm frog is based on the grey foam-nest tree frog, a real-life species of frog native to Africa.[1]
  • The temperate frog is based on brown bullfrogs.[2][3]
  • Despite the fact that swamps lost the Biome Vote in MINECON Live 2019 taking second place, frogs were implemented in the game three years later in Bedrock Edition and Java Edition.
  • Frogs were shown in Minecraft Live 2021 to enjoy jumping on big dripleaves.
  • Originally, frogs could eat fireflies, but this changed, as in real life fireflies are poisonous to frogs. Instead, now they can eat small slimes and small magma cubes.[4]
  • At one point in Bedrock Edition's development, in beta, frogs can eat goats but did not drop goat horns. However, it was later removed as it was a leftover prototype code.[5]
  • Despite frogs only spawning in mangrove swamps and swamps, a cold frog can spawn naturally if a cold biome borders a swamp or mangrove swamp.


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