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A spider jockey.

Jockey, by definition, refers to a entity riding another one.


It refers to a naturally spawned mob riding another mob. Jockeys are named based on the mob being ridden. They also follow the spawning patterns of the bottom mob. The mob on the top controls the mob on the bottom, overwriting its AI and speed attributes. Jockeys cannot be separated unless one of the mobs are killed.

The use of the /summon command to create an entity riding another entity (also see Tutorials/Summoning jockeys).

List of mobs[]

These compound mobs are official named by the developers of Minecraft.

Name Face Behavior Notes Image
Chicken Jockey ChickenJockeyFace.png Hostile A baby Zombie (or baby Zombified Piglin, baby Zombie Villager, baby Drowned, or baby Husk) riding a Chicken. Chicken Jockey.png
Skeleton Horseman SkeletonHorsemanFace.png Hostile A Skeleton (or Stray and Wither Skeleton) riding a Skeleton Horse. Skeleton Trap.png
Spider Jockey SpiderJockeyFace.png Hostile A Skeleton (or Stray and Wither Skeleton) riding a Spider (or Cave Spider[Bedrock Edition only]). Spider Jockey.png

Not Official[]

These compound mobs don't have a official name, and were never reffered to be official jockeys by Minecraft developers.