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Glow Squid
Glow Squid JE1.gif
Glow Squid BE1.gif
Glow Squid BE1.gif
Health points

10♥♥♥♥♥

Behavior

Passive

Hitbox size

In Java Edition:
Height: 0.8 blocks
Width: 0.8 blocks
In Bedrock Edition:
Adult:
Height: 0.95 blocks
Width: 0.95 blocks
Baby:
Height: 0.475 blocks
Width: 0.475 blocks

Spawn

§ Spawning

Items usable on

Lead

The glow squid is an aquatic passive mob found in umbrageous underwater areas, typically in ocean depths, ravines and underground lakes; glow squid are varieties of squid, with an aqua luminescent texture. They were ported to vanilla Minecraft from Minecraft Earth.

Spawning[]

In Java Edition, schools of 2 to 4 glow squid spawn underwater below sea level, at y=63, in total darkness and where there is a block with base_stone_overworld tag (i.e. stone, deepslate, andesite, diorite, granite, or tuff) less than five blocks below the spawning space.

In Bedrock Edition, glow squid spawn anywhere in water underground in schools of 2 to 4 (below a solid roof categorized as cave spawn, while squids are surface spawns) anywhere from zero and 63 layers on the y-axis. Glow squid have a 5% chance of spawning as babies.

Drops[]

  • 1 to 3 glow ink sacs. The maximum amount is increased by one per level of Looting, for a maximum of 1 to 6 with Looting III.
  • 1–3 experience points when killed by a player or tamed wolf.
  • As with all other baby animals, killing a baby glow squid from Bedrock Edition yields no items or experience.

Behavior[]

The turquoise ink cloud produced by a glow squid.

Glow squid wander around aimlessly in three dimensions as long as they are in the water, opening and closing their tentacles, which gives them the appearance of pushing themselves leisurely forward.

Glow squid suffocate when out of water, dying after 15 seconds (300 game ticks). While on land, they remain stationary until they suffocate. They can take fall damage and burn like any other land mob, but they cannot drown. When out of the water, glow squid are resistant to knockback.

Glow squid are passive toward the player. They are not attracted to light and do not deliberately interact with the player. Glow squid sometimes beach themselves and suffocate on the banks of rivers and occasionally on ocean beaches. These behaviors are shared with traditional squid.

Glow squid appear to glow, but do not produce light. They stop glowing for 5 seconds (100 game ticks) when harmed.

Glow squid cannot swim in lava, even if inflicted with Fire Resistance. They simply pass through the lava and behave as if on land.

Unlike land-based mobs, glow squid can swim against a current and not get pushed by it.‌‌[Java Edition only]

Guardians and elder guardians attack glow squid in the same manner as they attack a player or regular squid. Axolotls also attack glow squid.

Because glow squid are aquatic mobs they are affected by the Impaling enchantment.‌[Java Edition only][until JE Combat Tests]

Glow squid constantly produce crystalline particles around them. When attacked, they emit a cloud of turquoise ink particles and swim away. The particles and the ink remain remain visible when the glow squid has the Invisibility status effect.

If the player is in spectator mode or is far away from glow squid (often when they are in unloaded chunks), they remain stationary. When attacked in this state, glow squid cannot flee.

Although glow squid have a baby variant in Bedrock Edition, there is currently no way to breed adult glow squid.

Sounds[]

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Glow Squid swimsFriendly CreaturesRandomly when in waterentity.glow_squid.ambientsubtitles.entity.glow_squid.ambient???
Glow Squid diesFriendly CreaturesDyingentity.glow_squid.deathsubtitles.entity.glow_squid.death???
Glow Squid hurtsFriendly CreaturesTaking damageentity.glow_squid.hurtsubtitles.entity.glow_squid.hurt???
Glow Squid shoots inkFriendly CreaturesShooting inkentity.glow_squid.squirtsubtitles.entity.glow_squid.squirt???

Data values[]

ID[]

Java Edition:

NameResource locationEntity tags (JE)Translation key
Glow Squidglow_squidaxolotl_always_hostilesentity.minecraft.glow_squid

Bedrock Edition:

NameResource locationNumeric ID Translation key
Glow Squidglow_squid129entity.glow_squid.name

Entity data[]

Glow squids have entity data associated with them that contains various properties.

Java Edition:

Main article: Entity format
  • Entity data
    • Tags common to all entities
    • Tags common to all mobs
    •  DarkTicksRemaining: Countdown of ticks remaining until the glow squid starts glowing. Not glowing while positive, glowing when countdown reaches zero.

Bedrock Edition:

See Bedrock Edition level format/Entity format.

History[]

September 27, 2020The glow squid, moobloom, and iceologer are announced as the mobs in the Minecraft Live 2020 mob vote, which consists of mobs from Minecraft's spin-off games, Minecraft Dungeons and Minecraft Earth.
October 3, 2020The glow squid wins the mob vote. The glow squid is the first mob from a spin-off game to be included in the base game.
Java Edition
1.1721w03aGlow Squid JE1.png Added the glow squid.
21w13aGlow squids now spawn in underground water sources.
21w19aGlow squids can now be leashed.[1]
Pre-release 3Glow squids now spawn only in total darkness and where there's a block with base_stone_overworld tag less than 5 blocks below the spawning space.
Bedrock Edition
Caves & Cliffs (experimental)beta 1.16.210.59Glow Squid BE1.png Added the glow squid. Ink particles are currently black as normal squid, unlike Java Edition.
beta 1.16.210.60The glow squid has been temporarily removed due to a crash.
beta 1.16.220.50Glow Squid BE1.png Re-added glow squids.
Glow Squids now squirt the same coloured particles when hit as on Java Edition.
1.17.0beta 1.17.0.52Now spawn in any biome and up to Y-63 instead of Y-30.
Glow Squids are no longer available only through Experimental Gameplay.
beta 1.17.0.54Added a sound when glow squids shoot out ink.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.17.20beta 1.17.20.22Glow squid can now spawn below Y=0 to Y=-64 if the Caves & Cliffs experimental gameplay toggle is enabled.
Minecraft Earth
0.13.0Glow Squid MCE.png Added the glow squid.

Issues[]

Issues relating to "Glow Squid" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

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