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For mobs in spin-off games of Minecraft, see Minecraft Dungeons:Mob, Minecraft Earth:Mob, and Minecraft Story Mode:Mob.

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A mob is an AI-driven game entity resembling a living creature. The term "mob" is short for "mobile entity".[1] All mobs can be attacked and hurt (from falling, attacked by a player or another mob, falling into the void, hit by an arrow, etc), and have some form of voluntary movement. Different types of mobs often have unique AI and loot.


Main article: Spawn cycle
Most monsters are found in dark areas such as caves, while most animals are found commonly in bright light levels. Most other mobs are also found in different biomes/structures.

Different mobs spawn in diverse habitats/structures, depending on the light level, biome and surface material.

Some of the many monsters that can spawn in the overworld. From left to right: Zombie, Spider, Enderman, Creeper, Skeleton, Drowned, Witch, Slime.

Mobs spawn in various ways. Most mobs spawn naturally, depending on the light level, biome, and their surroundings. For example, most animals are found in bright areas on the surface, whilst hostile monsters are commonly found in the dark (whether if it’s a cave, dungeon, mansion or at night). Animals usually spawn upon chunk generation, while hostile monsters spawn and despawn in certain radii around the player. Some mobs including passive and neutral animals, and even hoglins have the ability to be bred by the player, creating offspring. Villagers also breed randomly depending on the time of day and the number of beds (though they can’t be directly bred by the player). Most mobs never spawn on transparent blocks, in water (except fish, dolphins, turtles, and other aquatic creatures), in lava (except for striders), on bedrock, or on blocks less than a full block tall (such as slabs placed on the bottom half). The exception is monster spawners, from which monsters can spawn naturally on any block including air.

Some mobs (like the snow golem and the wither) require that the player "construct" them before being able to spawn. The iron golem can spawn naturally and can also be constructed. The ender dragon can be respawned with four end crystals.

Players can also spawn mobs easily by using a spawn eggs in Creative mode, or the /summon command.


Main article: Spawn § Despawning

Many mobs despawn (cease to exist) after a certain amount of time if far enough from the player. In Java Edition, most passive mobs do not despawn, while most monsters do. In Bedrock Edition, almost all mobs despawn.


A pig emitting smoke particles upon death.

Mobs are affected by the environment in the same ways as the player: they are subject to physics, and they can be hurt by the same things that harm the player (catching on fire, falling, drowning, attacked by weapons, /kill command, etc.). Some mobs may be resistant or immune to certain hazards, such as Nether mobs, which are immune to fire. All aquatic mobs except dolphins are immune to drowning. Mobs can ride minecarts and other mobs can climb up ladders. When mobs are killed, they turn to dust and drop items that may be useful resources. Each type of mob in Minecraft has a certain AI (artificial intelligence) system with different behaviors and mechanics. Mobs ordinarily wander around at random if there is a player nearby and usually avoid walking off blocks high enough to cause falling damage. Many mobs have an advanced pathfinding system that allows them to navigate through obstacles to get to a desired object or destination. Passive mobs flee in random directions after being hurt, while hostile mobs face and chase/attack the player as soon as the player comes close. Neutral mobs remain neutral until a player or mob provokes it (usually by attacking), at which point the neutral mob becomes hostile toward and attack the entity that hit it. Most mobs are aware of players within 16 blocks of them, but some can see farther. Conversely, most mobs can be heard by players up to 16 blocks (spherical) away.

Most mobs cannot see through most solid blocks, including semi-transparent blocks such as ice, glass, tall grass, or glass panes. Mobs do not attempt to walk on rail tracks unless pushed onto the rails by other mobs.

List of mobs

Mobs are listed and classified by their nature from the player's perspective. For more details on a particular mob, click on them to view their individual page.

Passive mobs

Passive mobs are harmless mobs (except for pufferfish) that do not attempt to attack the player, even when provoked or attacked. Most of them can be bred or tamed.

AxolotlFace.png BatFace.png CatFace.png ChickenFace.png CodBody.png CowFace.png DonkeyFace.png FoxFace.png GlowSquidFace.png
Axolotl Bat Cat Chicken Cod Cow Donkey Fox Glow Squid
HorseFace.png MooshroomFace.png MuleFace.png OcelotFace.png ParrotFace.png PigFace.png PufferfishFace.png RabbitFace.png SalmonBody.png
Horse Mooshroom Mule Ocelot Parrot Pig Pufferfish (defensive) Rabbit Salmon
SheepFace.png SkeletonHorseFace.png SnowGolemFace.png SquidFace.png StriderFace.png TropicalFishBody.png TurtleFace.png VillagerFace.png WanderingTraderFace.png
Sheep Skeleton Horse Snow Golem Squid Strider Tropical Fish Turtle Villager Wandering Trader

Neutral mobs

Neutral mobs are sometimes passive and sometimes hostile toward the player. All of these mobs (except goats) are provoked when player attack it first. Some mobs may also be naturally hostile with provocation, and some mobs also have some additional way to be provoked.

BeeFace.png CaveSpiderFace.png Dolphin EndermanFace.png GoatFace.png IronGolemFace.png LlamaFace.png
Bee Cave Spider Dolphin Enderman Goat Iron Golem (naturally spawned) Llama
PandaFace.png PiglinFace.png PolarBearFace.png SpiderFace.png TraderLlama Face.png WolfFace.png ZombifiedPiglinFace.png
Panda Piglin Polar Bear Spider Trader Llama Wolf Zombified Piglin

Hostile mobs

Hostile mobs are dangerous, aggressive mobs that always attack the player within their respective detection ranges. Some passive mobs such as chickens and skeleton horses can be hostile if ridden by a hostile mob on rare occasions.

BlazeFace.png ChickenJockeyFace.png CreeperFace.png Drowned ElderGuardianFace.png EndermiteFace.png EvokerFace.png GhastFace.png GuardianFace.png HoglinFace.png
Blaze Chicken Jockey Creeper Drowned Elder Guardian Endermite Evoker Ghast Guardian Hoglin
HuskFace.png MagmaCubeFace.png Phantom PiglinBruteFace.png PillagerFace.png RavagerFace.png ShulkerFace.png SilverfishFace.png SkeletonFace.png SkeletonHorsemanFace.png
Husk Magma Cube Phantom Piglin Brute Pillager Ravager Shulker Silverfish Skeleton Skeleton Horseman
SlimeFace.png SpiderJockeyFace.png StrayFace.png VexFace.png VindicatorFace.png WitchFace.png WitherSkeletonFace.png ZoglinFace.png ZombieFace.png ZombieVillagerFace.png
Slime Spider Jockey Stray Vex Vindicator Witch Wither Skeleton Zoglin Zombie Zombie Villager

Boss mobs

Boss mobs are special hostile mobs that are distinctly more dangerous and tougher than other mobs. They do not spawn randomly, and are confronted intentionally. All of them also have a boss bar featuring their name and health. Boss mobs provide unique challenges but also equivalent rewards. Some players also consider elder guardians, skeleton horsemen, illusioners, ravagers, evokers, and piglin brutes as mini bosses.

EnderdragonFace.png WitherFace.png
Ender Dragon Wither

Unused mobs

Only contains a few mobs that never spawn naturally in-game as they can only be summoned with the /summon command though the zombie horse can be spawned in with a spawn egg.

ZombieFace.png ZombieHorseFace.png KillerBunnyFace.png AgentFace.png NPCFace.png IllusionerFace.png ElderGuardianFace.png
[JE only]
Zombie Horse The Killer Bunny
[JE only]
[BE & EE only]
[BE & EE only]
[JE only]
Elder Guardian Ghost
[BE only]

Upcoming mobs

FrogFace.png TadpoleFace.png
Frog Tadpole

Removed mobs

Removed mobs no longer exist in current versions of the game.

BeastBoyFace.png BlackSteveFace.png HumanFace.png PigmanFace.png RanaFace.png Steve
Beast Boy Black Steve Human Pigman Rana Steve

Joke mobs

Mobs that were added as a joke for April Fools' Day in Java Edition.

DiamondChicken Face.png HorseAprilFools Face.png LoveGolem Face.png NerdCreeper Face.png FriendlyWither Face.png PonyAprilFools Face.png RedstoneBug Face.png SmilingCreeper Face.png
Diamond Chicken Horse Love Golem Nerd Creeper Pink Wither Pony Redstone Bug Smiling Creeper

Unimplemented mobs

Mobs that were announced by Mojang as confirmed, mentioned or potential future additions, but either got replaced by other mobs or scrapped.

These mobs either:

  • Were said to not be added in a future update (the mobs that lost the MINECON Earth 2017 mob vote)
  • Were said to have a possibility of being added in a future update (the mobs that that lost the Minecraft Live 2020 and Minecraft Live 2021 mob votes)[2]
  • Are not known to be under consideration for a future update (the Red Dragon and the mobs that lost the China Edition mob vote)
N/A MonsterOfTheOceanDepthsFace.jpg GreatHungerFace.jpg HoveringInfernoFace.png Chinese Alligator.png Golden Monkey.png White-Lipped Deer.png Baiji Dolphin.png
Red Dragon Barnacle Mob C "The Great Hunger" Wildfire Chinese Alligator Golden Monkey White-Lipped Deer Baiji Dolphin
MoobloomFace.png IceologerFace.png GlarePixel.png CopperGolemPixel.png
Moobloom Iceologer Glare Copper Golem

Mob vote

In 2016, Jeb held an informal poll on Twitter in which the public voted on adding the llama to Minecraft over the alpaca.[3][4] In the five annual Minecraft events MINECON Earth 2017, MINECON Earth 2018, MINECON Live 2019, Minecraft Live 2020 and Minecraft Live 2021, the public also voted on a mob to be added to Minecraft. In the first vote, the winner was the phantom (then known as "Mob B" or "The Monster of the Night Skies"). In the second, the winner was the taiga biome and the fox. In the third, the winner was the mountain biome and the goat. In the fourth, the winner was the glow squid. In the fifth, the winner was the allay. Before the second vote, the China Edition also had a mob vote, the winner of which was the panda.


Most of the mobs are divided into different types, such as the animals or the monsters, but some creatures are assigned to a more detailed group. There are a total of four mob classifications that have different effects than other mobs.

Weaknesses and immunities

Some mobs are weak or immune to certain kinds of damage. Sea creatures, such as turtles, take more damage from tridents that are enchanted with Impaling.‌[Java Edition only][until JE Combat Tests] Skeletons and their variants are immune to drowning. All undead mobs are healed by potions of Harming, but take extra damage from weapons enchanted with Smite, along with taking damage from Potions of Healing. Many of these weaknesses and immunities are a result of what category (see below) of mobs that the mob falls into.

Undead mobs

A dying zombie.

Main article: Undead

This group of mobs includes drowned, husks, phantoms, skeletons, skeleton horses, strays, withers, wither skeletons, zoglins, zombies, zombie horses, zombie villagers, and zombified piglins. These mobs are damaged by potions of Healing, healed by potions of Harming, and are immune to drowning (except for husks and zombies, which turn into zombies and drowned if drowning, respectively) and poison damage. Zombies, zombie villagers, drowned, skeletons, strays, and phantoms burn when under direct sunlight, unless they are touching water or wearing a helmet. Under the fire resistance effect, undead mobs still catch fire in direct sunlight but do not get hurt by the fire. All undead mobs except for drowned, phantoms, and withers sink in water. All undead mobs take extra damage from weapons enchanted with Smite, and are ignored by withers.

Most undead mobs have the ability to pick up items. Some can spawn wearing armor, or holding tools or weapons.

Aquatic mobs

A dolphin chasing a raw cod.

Main article: Aquatic

This group of mobs includes axolotls, dolphins, squids, glow squids, guardians, elder guardians, turtles, cod, salmon, pufferfish, and tropical fish, but not drowned.[5] They take extra damage from tridents enchanted with Impaling,‌[Java Edition only][until JE Combat Tests] and, except axolotl, do not cause pufferfish to inflate nor take damage from them. All aquatic mobs except dolphins are immune to drowning, and all except guardians, elder guardians, and turtles take suffocation damage if out of water for too long. Aquatic mobs have the ability to swim, whereas other mobs simply float on water or sink. In Bedrock Edition there is no in-game classification for these mobs.


A spider.

Main article: Arthropods

This group consists of mobs based on arthropods, namely bees, cave spiders, endermites, silverfish, and spiders. They take extra damage and receive the Slowness IV effect when attacked with weapons enchanted with Bane of Arthropods.


Illagers attacking villagers on a raid

Main article: Illager

This group includes pillagers, illusioners[JE only][unused mob], ravagers[BE only], evokers, and vindicators. They are immune to evoker fangs damage and ignored by vindicators named "Johnny" (except ravagers‌[Java Edition only]). They are hostile toward villagers, wandering traders, iron golems and players in Survival or Adventure mode. Witches, and vexes may accompany them in raids. Illusioners (and witches‌[Bedrock Edition only]) can see players or targets through blocks.

Knockback resistance

Some non-boss mobs resist a percentage of knockback from attacks.

Mob Knockback resistance
Drowned 0% - 5% (determined upon spawning)
Hoglin 60%
Husk 0% - 5% (determined upon spawning)
Iron Golem 100%
Squid 85% (outside water)[verify]
Ravager 75%
Shulker 100%
Zoglin 60%
Zombie 0% - 5% (determined upon spawning)
Zombie Villager 0% - 5% (determined upon spawning)
Zombified Piglin 0% - 5% (determined upon spawning)

Platform availability

Mob Java Edition Bedrock Edition Education Edition
Agent No Only if "Education Edition"
features are turned on.
Axolotl Yes Yes Yes
Bat Yes Yes Yes
Bee Yes Yes Yes
Blaze Yes Yes Yes
Cat Yes Yes Yes
Cave Spider Yes Yes Yes
Chicken Yes Yes Yes
Chicken Jockey Yes Yes Yes
Cod Yes Yes Yes
Cow Yes Yes Yes
Creeper Yes Yes Yes
Dolphin Yes Yes Yes
Donkey Yes Yes Yes
Drowned Yes Yes Yes
Elder Guardian Yes Yes Yes
Elder Guardian Ghost No Yes No
Ender Dragon Yes Yes Yes
Enderman Yes Yes Yes
Endermite Yes Yes Yes
Evoker Yes Yes Yes
Fox Yes Yes Yes
Frog No Upcoming No
Ghast Yes Yes Yes
Giant Yes No No
Glow Squid Yes Yes Yes
Goat Yes Yes Yes
Guardian Yes Yes Yes
Horse Yes Yes Yes
Hoglin Yes Yes Yes
Husk Yes Yes Yes
Illusioner Yes No No
Iron Golem Yes Yes Yes
Killer Bunny Yes No No
Llama Yes Yes Yes
Magma Cube Yes Yes Yes
Mooshroom Yes Yes Yes
Mule Yes Yes Yes
NPC No Only if "Education Edition"
features are turned on
Ocelot Yes Yes Yes
Panda Yes Yes Yes
Parrot Yes Yes Yes
Phantom Yes Yes Yes
Pig Yes Yes Yes
Piglin Yes Yes Yes
Piglin Brute Yes Yes Yes
Pillager Yes Yes Yes
Polar Bear Yes Yes Yes
Pufferfish Yes Yes Yes
Rabbit Yes Yes Yes
Ravager Yes Yes Yes
Salmon Yes Yes Yes
Sheep Yes Yes Yes
Shulker Yes Yes Yes
Silverfish Yes Yes Yes
Skeleton Yes Yes Yes
Skeleton Horse Yes Yes Yes
Skeleton Horseman Yes Yes Yes
Slime Yes Yes Yes
Snow Golem Yes Yes Yes
Spider Yes Yes Yes
Spider Jockey Yes Yes Yes
Squid Yes Yes Yes
Stray Yes Yes Yes
Strider Yes Yes Yes
Tadpole No Upcoming No
Trader Llama Yes Yes Yes
Tropical Fish Yes Yes Yes
Turtle Yes Yes Yes
Vex Yes Yes Yes
Villager Yes Yes Yes
Vindicator Yes Yes Yes
Wandering Trader Yes Yes Yes
Witch Yes Yes Yes
Wither Yes Yes Yes
Wither Skeleton Yes Yes Yes
Wolf Yes Yes Yes
Zoglin Yes Yes Yes
Zombie Yes Yes Yes
Zombie Horse Yes Yes Yes
Zombie Villager Yes Yes Yes
Zombified Piglin Yes Yes Yes

Damage dealt by hostile and neutral mobs

The damage mobs deal to players is affected by the difficulty of the game. The below values represent the amount of damage taken per hit.
  • This applies only to mobs attacking the player. Mobs attacking other mobs always deal the 'Normal' damage listed, regardless of difficulty.
  • Values for the creeper and ghast assume the player is directly adjacent to the explosion.
  • The damage of slimes and magma cubes depends on their size. Tiny-sized slimes, while hostile, are unable to do damage directly.
  • Mobs deal no damage to players on peaceful.
Mob Difficulty Status effect(s)ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ[edit]
Easy Normal Hard
Bee 2♥ 2♥ 3♥♥ Poison for 10 seconds on normal difficulty and for 18 seconds on hard difficulty
Blaze (melee) 4♥♥ 6♥♥♥ 9♥♥♥♥♥ No
Blaze fireball 5♥♥♥ + Fire for 5 seconds No
Cave Spider 2♥ 2♥ 3♥♥ Poison for 7 seconds on normal difficulty and for 15 seconds on hard difficulty
Chicken Jockey 2.5♥ × 1.25 3♥♥ 4.5♥ × 2.25 No
Creeper explosion (normal) 22.5♥ × 11.25 43♥ × 21.5 64.5♥ × 32.25 When exploding: No

If having a potion effect when exploding, it leaves an effect cloud with the effect, like a lingering potion.

Creeper explosion (charged) 43.5♥ × 21.75 85♥ × 42.5 127.5♥ × 63.75
Dolphin 2.5♥ × 1.25 3♥♥ 4.5♥ × 2.25 No
Drowned No
Drowned trident (Ranged) 8♥♥♥♥ No
Drowned trident (Melee)‌[BE only] 5♥♥♥ 9♥♥♥♥♥ 12♥ × 6 No
Elder Guardian (Laser) 5♥♥♥ 8♥♥♥♥ 12♥ × 6 Inflicts Mining Fatigue III for 5 minutes on nearby players
Elder Guardian (Spikes) 2♥ 3♥♥
Elder Guardian Ghost (Spikes) 2♥ 3♥♥ No
Ender Dragon (Melee) 6♥♥♥ 10♥♥♥♥♥ 15♥ × 7.5 No
Ender Dragon (Wings) 3♥♥ 5♥♥♥ 7♥♥♥♥ No
Ender Dragon (Breath) 3♥♥ per second Area effect cloud of Instant Damage
Ender Dragon Dragon Fireball 6♥♥♥ per second
Enderman 4.5♥ × 2.25 7♥♥♥♥ 10.5♥ × 5.25 No
Endermite 2♥ 3♥♥ No
Evoker fangs 6♥♥♥ No
Ghast fireball (Impact) 6♥♥♥ No
Ghast fireball (Explosion) 7♥♥♥♥ 12♥ × 6 22.5♥ × 11.25 No
Giant 26♥ × 13 50♥ × 25 75♥ × 37.5 No
Goat 1♥ 2♥ 3♥♥ No
Guardian (Laser) 4♥♥ 6♥♥♥ 9♥♥♥♥♥ No
Guardian (Spikes) 2♥ 3♥♥ No
Hoglin[JE only] 2.5♥ × 1.25 to 5♥♥♥ 3♥♥ to 8♥♥♥♥ 4.5♥ × 2.25 to 12♥ × 6 No
Hoglin (baby)‌[JE only] 0.5♥ × 0.25 0.75♥ × 0.375 No
Hoglin[BE only] 3♥♥ 6♥♥♥ 9♥♥♥♥♥ No
Husk 2.5♥ × 1.25 3♥♥ 4.5♥ × 2.25 Hunger when attacking any mob for 7 × floor of RD seconds
Illusioner arrow 2♥ to 5♥♥♥ 3♥♥ to 5♥♥♥ Throws Blindness spells on the player, if regional difficulty is 2 or greater
Iron Golem 4.75♥ × 2.375 to 11.75♥ × 5.875 7.5♥ × 3.75 to 21.5♥ × 10.75 11.25♥ × 5.625 to 32.25♥ × 16.125 No
The Killer Bunny 5♥♥♥ 8♥♥♥♥ 12♥ × 6 No
Llama spit 1♥ No
Magma Cube (big) 4♥♥ 6♥♥♥ 9♥♥♥♥♥ No
Magma Cube (medium) 3♥♥ 4♥♥ 6♥♥♥ No
Magma Cube (small) 2.5♥ × 1.25 3♥♥ 4.5♥ × 2.25 No
Panda 4♥♥ 6♥♥♥ 9♥♥♥♥♥ No
Phantom[JE only] 2♥ 3♥♥ No
Phantom[BE only] 4♥♥ 6♥♥♥ 9♥♥♥♥♥ No
Piglin arrow[JE only] 3♥♥ to 4♥♥ 4♥♥ No
Piglin arrow[BE only] 1♥ - 5♥♥♥ No
Piglin (Melee with Sword)‌[JE only] 5♥♥♥ 8♥♥♥♥ 12♥ × 6 No
Piglin (Melee without Sword)‌[JE only] 3.5♥ × 1.75 5♥♥♥ 7.5♥ × 3.75 No
Piglin[BE only] 5♥♥♥ 9♥♥♥♥♥ 13♥ × 6.5 No
Piglin Brute 7.5♥ × 3.75 13♥ × 6.5 19.5♥ × 9.75 No
Pillager arrow 3♥♥ to 4♥♥ 4♥♥ No
Polar Bear 4♥♥ 6♥♥♥ 9♥♥♥♥♥ No
Pufferfish 2♥ 3♥♥ Poison for 5 seconds
Ravager (Melee) 7♥♥♥♥ 12♥ × 6 18♥ × 9 No
Ravager (Roar) 4♥♥ 6♥♥♥ 9♥♥♥♥♥ No
Shulker bullet 4♥♥ Levitation for 10 seconds
Silverfish 1♥ No
Skeleton arrow[JE only] 3♥♥ to 5♥♥♥ No
Skeleton arrow[BE only] Damage varies with proximity No
Skeleton (melee) 2♥ 3♥♥ No
Skeleton Horseman arrow[JE only] 3♥♥ to 5♥♥♥ No
Skeleton Horseman arrow[BE only] Damage varies with proximity No
Slime (big) 3♥♥ 4♥♥ 6♥♥♥ No
Slime (medium) 2♥ 3♥♥ No
Slime (small) 0♥ No
Spider 2♥ 3♥♥ No, but can spawn with effects
Spider Jockey (spider) 2♥ 3♥♥ No, but can spawn with effects
Spider Jockey arrow[JE only] 3♥♥ to 5♥♥♥ No
Spider Jockey arrow[BE only] Damage varies with proximity No
Stray arrow[JE only] 3♥♥ to 5♥♥♥ Slowness for 30 seconds when their tipped arrow hits any mob (including another stray)
Stray arrow[BE only] Damage varies with proximity
Stray (melee) 2♥ 3♥♥ No
Trader Llama spit 1♥ No
Vex 5.5♥ × 2.75 9♥♥♥♥♥ 13.5♥ × 6.75 No
Vindicator 7.5♥ × 3.75 13♥ × 6.5 19.5♥ × 9.75 No
Witch Deals damage by throwing potions Throws splash potions of Poison, Instant Damage, Slowness, and Weakness
Wither Skeleton 5♥♥♥ 8♥♥♥♥ 12♥ × 6 Wither for 10 seconds
Wither (birth explosion) 35.5♥ × 17.75 69♥ × 34.5 103.5♥ × 51.75 No
Wither Skull 8♥♥♥♥ 8♥♥♥♥ Wither II for 10 seconds on Normal difficulty and 40 seconds on Hard difficulty
Wither (dash attack)
[BE only]
15♥ × 7.5 No
Wolf (hostile) 3♥♥ 4♥♥ 6♥♥♥ No
Wolf (tamed) 4♥♥ No
Zoglin 2.5♥ × 1.25 to 5♥♥♥ 3♥♥ to 8♥♥♥♥ 4.5♥ × 2.25 to 12♥ × 6 No
Zoglin (baby) 0.5♥ × 0.25 0.75♥ × 0.375 No
Zombie 2.5♥ × 1.25 3♥♥ 4.5♥ × 2.25 No
Zombified Piglin 5♥♥♥ 8♥♥♥♥ 12♥ × 6 No
Zombie Villager 2.5♥ × 1.25 3♥♥ 4.5♥ × 2.25 No

Common NBT data

Main article: Mob/ED


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS4)
PS4 Other platforms
Monster HunterAttack and kill a monster.Kill a hostile mob or one of the following neutral mobs: an enderman, a piglin, a zombified piglin, a spider, or a cave spider.15GBronze
Cow TipperHarvest some leather.Pick up leather from the ground.15GBronze
When Pigs FlyUse a saddle to ride a pig, and then have the pig get hurt from fall damage while riding it.Be riding a pig (e.g. using a saddle) when it hits the ground with a fall distance greater than 5.40GSilver
Sniper DuelKill a Skeleton with an arrow from more than 50 meters.Use a launched arrow to kill a skeleton, spider jockey, wither skeleton, or a stray from 50 or more blocks away, horizontally.30GBronze
Return to SenderDestroy a Ghast with a fireball.Kill a ghast using a ghast fireball.30GSilver
The Beginning?Spawn the WitherBe within a 100.9×100.9×103.5 cuboid centered on the Wither when it is spawned.20GBronze
The Beginning.Kill the WitherBe within a 100.9×100.9×203.5 cuboid centered on the Wither when it drops the nether star.40GSilver
RepopulationBreed two cows with wheat.Breed two cows or two mooshrooms.15GBronze
Leader of the PackBefriend five Wolves.This does not have to be in a single game, so multiple games or reloading old saves does count toward this achievement.20GBronze
Have a Shearful DayUse Shears to obtain wool from a sheep.15GBronze
Body GuardCreate an Iron Golem20GBronze
Zombie DoctorCure a zombie villager.Throw a splash potion of weakness at a zombie villager and give it a golden apple (by facing the zombie and pressing the use key with a golden apple in your hand)40GGold
ArcherKill a creeper with arrows.10GBronze
The Deep EndDefeat an Elder Guardian30GSilver
The End... Again...Respawn the Enderdragon [sic]30GSilver
Great View From Up HereLevitate up 50 blocks from the attacks of a Shulker20GBronze
EcholocationFeed a dolphin fish to have it lead you to treasureFeed a dolphin raw cod and have it lure you to treasure.20GSilver
Where Have You Been?Receive a gift from a tamed cat in the morning.The gift must be picked up from the ground.20GBronze
ZoologistBreed two pandas with bamboo.40GGold
Plethora of CatsBefriend twenty stray cats.Befriend and tame twenty stray cats found in villages. They do not all need to be tamed in a single world.20GSilver
Kill the Beast!Defeat a Ravager.30GSilver
I've got a bad feeling about thisKill a Pillager Captain.20GBronze
Bee our guestUse a Campfire to collect Honey from a Beehive using a Bottle without aggravating the bees.15GBronze
Total BeelocationMove and place a Bee Nest, with 3 bees inside, using Silk Touch.30GSilver


Advancements are made when a player accomplishes something that is either rare to accomplish or sometimes easy to do so (such as Adventure for killing or getting killed by an entity).

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Resource location
Advancement-oval-raw.pngZombie Doctor
Weaken and then cure a Zombie Villager We Need to Go DeeperThrow a splash potion of Weakness at a zombie villager, feed it a golden apple, and wait for it to be cured.
Note: In multiplayer, only the player that feeds the golden apple gets the advancement.
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngReturn to Sender
Destroy a Ghast with a fireball NetherKill a ghast using a ghast fireball.nether/return_to_sender
Advancement-plain-raw.pngOh Shiny
Distract Piglins with gold NetherGive a piglin one of these 24 gold-related items in the #piglin_loved item tag, while not wearing any golden armor: If this advancement is attempted while the player is wearing golden armor but piglin(s) remain aggressive, the advancement does not trigger. Other gold-related items, if any, do not distract the piglin and do not trigger this advancement.nether/distract_piglin
Advancement-plain-raw.pngThis Boat Has Legs
Ride a Strider with a Warped Fungus on a Stick NetherBoost[6] a strider with a warped fungus on a stick.nether/ride_strider
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngUneasy Alliance
Rescue a Ghast from the Nether, bring it safely home to the Overworld... and then kill it Return to SenderKill a ghast while in the Overworld.nether/uneasy_alliance
Advancement-plain-raw.pngSpooky Scary Skeleton
Obtain a Wither Skeleton's skull A Terrible FortressHave a wither skeleton skull in your inventory.nether/get_wither_skull
Advancement-plain-raw.pngInto Fire
Relieve a Blaze of its rod A Terrible FortressHave a blaze rod in your inventory.nether/obtain_blaze_rod
Advancement-plain-raw.pngInvicon Nether Star.gifWithering Heights
Summon the Wither Spooky Scary Skeletonnether/summon_wither
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngHow Did We Get Here?
Have every effect applied at the same time A Furious CocktailHave all of these 26 effects applied to the player at the same time: The source of the effects is irrelevant for the purposes of this advancement. Other status effects, if any, may be applied to the player, but are ignored for this advancement.
Note: This is a hidden advancement, meaning that it can be viewed by the player only after completing it, regardless if one or more of its child advancements have been completed.
Advancement-plain-raw.pngFree the End
Good luck The EndKill the ender dragon.end/kill_dragon
Advancement-oval-raw.pngInvicon End Crystal.gifThe End... Again...
Respawn the Ender Dragon Free the EndBe in a certain radius from the exit portal when an ender dragon is summoned using end crystals.end/respawn_dragon
Advancement-oval-raw.pngYou Need a Mint
Collect dragon's breath in a glass bottle Free the EndHave a bottle of dragon's breath in your inventory.end/dragon_breath
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngGreat View From Up Here
Levitate up 50 blocks from the attacks of a Shulker The City at the End of the GameMove a distance of 50 blocks vertically with the Levitation effect applied, regardless of whether it is caused by the effect.end/levitate
Adventure, exploration, and combat Kill any entity, or be killed by any entity.adventure/root
Advancement-plain-raw.pngMonster Hunter
Kill any hostile monster AdventureKill one of these 34 mobs: Other mobs, if any, may be killed, but are ignored for this advancement. Only the riders of the chicken jockeys and skeleton horsemen are counted in this advancement.adventure/kill_a_mob
Advancement-plain-raw.pngWhat a Deal!
Successfully trade with a Villager AdventureTake an item from a villager or wandering trader's trading output slot, and put it in your inventory.adventure/trade
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngMonsters Hunted
Kill one of every hostile monster Monster HunterKill each of these 34 mobs: Other mobs, if any, may be killed, but are ignored for this advancement. Only the riders of the chicken jockeys and skeleton horsemen are counted in this advancement.adventure/kill_all_mobs
Advancement-oval-raw.pngHired Help
Summon an Iron Golem to help defend a village What a Deal!Summon an iron golem.adventure/summon_iron_golem
Advancement-plain-raw.pngWho's the Pillager Now?
Give a Pillager a taste of their own medicine Ol' BetsyKill a pillager with a crossbow.adventure/whos_the_pillager_now
Kill five unique mobs with one crossbow shot Ol' BetsyNote: This is a hidden advancement, meaning that it can be viewed by the player only after completing it, regardless if one or more of its child advancements have been completed.adventure/arbalistic
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngSniper Duel
Kill a Skeleton from at least 50 meters away Take AimBe at least 50 blocks away horizontally when a skeleton is killed by an arrow after the player has attacked it once.adventure/sniper_duel
Advancement-plain-raw.pngBee Our Guest
Use a Campfire to collect Honey from a Beehive using a Bottle without aggravating the bees HusbandryUse a glass bottle on a beehive or bee nest while not angering the bees inside.husbandry/safely_harvest_honey
Advancement-plain-raw.pngThe Parrots and the Bats
Breed two animals together HusbandryBreed a pair of any of these 22 mobs: 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/breed_an_animal
Advancement-plain-raw.pngBest Friends Forever
Tame an animal HusbandryTame one of these tameable mobs: husbandry/tame_an_animal
Advancement-plain-raw.pngTotal Beelocation
Move a Bee Nest, with 3 bees inside, using Silk Touch Husbandryhusbandry/silk_touch_nest
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngTwo by Two
Breed all the animals! The Parrots and the BatsBreed a pair of each of these 21 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


For issues unique to specific mobs, see that mob's issues section.

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


Java Edition pre-Classic
rd-132328Added Human.
Java Edition Classic
0.24_SURVIVAL_TESTAdded Creeper, Pig, Skeleton and Zombie.
0.26 SURVIVAL TESTAdded Spider.
0.28Added Sheep.
Java Edition Indev
0.3120091223-1Added Rana.
20100129Added Steve and Black Steve.
20100130Added Beast Boy.
20100131Removed Steve, Black Steve and Beast Boy.
20100205Added Giant.
Removed Rana.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.8Added Cow.
v1.0.11Added Slime.
v1.0.14Added Chicken.
v1.0.17Added Spider Jockey.
v1.2.0Added Ghast and Zombie Pigman.
Added Pigman textures.
Java Edition Beta
1.2Added Squid.
1.4Added Wolf.
1.6.2Removed pigmen texture.
1.8Pre-releaseAdded Cave Spider, Enderman and Silverfish.
Removed human.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 PrereleaseAdded Blaze, Magma Cube, Mooshroom, Snow Golem and Villager.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4Added the Ender Dragon boss.
1.2.112w04aAdded Ocelot.
Cat was also added but was not a individual mob.
12w08aAdded Iron Golem.
1.4.212w32aAdded Zombie Villager.
12w34aAdded the Wither boss.
12w36aAdded Wither Skeleton.
12w38aAdded Bat and Witch.
1.6.113w16aAdded Horse, Donkey, Mule, Skeleton Horse and Zombie Horse.
1.7.413w49aAdded Chicken Jockey.
1.814w11aAdded Endermite.
14w25aAdded Guardian and Elder Guardian.
14w27aAdded Rabbit and Killer Bunny.
1.915w31aAdded Shulker.
15w38aAdded Skeleton Horseman.
1.1016w20aAdded Husk, Polar Bear and Stray.
1.1116w39aAdded Llama, Vindicator, Evoker and Vex.
1.1217w13aAdded Parrot.
17w16aAdded Illusioner.
1.1318w07aAdded Phantom and Turtle.
18w08bAdded Cod, Salmon and Pufferfish.
18w10aAdded Tropical Fish.
18w11aAdded Drowned.
18w15aAdded Dolphin.
1.1418w43aAdded Panda, Pillager and Ravager.
18w44aAdded Cat as a separate mob from ocelots.
19w05aAdded Trader Llama and Wandering Trader.
19w07aAdded Fox.
1.1519w34aAdded Bee.
1.1620w07aAdded Hoglin and Piglin.
20w09aZombie pigmen have been replaced with Zombified Piglin.
20w13aAdded Strider.
20w14aAdded Zoglin.
1.16.220w27aAdded Piglin Brute.
1.1720w51aAdded Axolotl.
21w03aAdded Glow Squid.
21w13aAdded Goat.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.2.0Added Sheep, Pig and Zombie.
v0.3.0Added Chicken and Cow.
v0.3.3Added Creeper, Skeleton and Spider.
v0.5.0Added Zombie Pigman.
v0.9.0build 1Added Enderman, Mooshroom, Silverfish, Slime, Wolf and Villager.
v0.11.0build 1Added Bat, Cave Spider, Chicken Jockey, Ghast, Magma Cube, Spider Jockey and Squid.
v0.12.1build 1Added Blaze, Iron Golem, Ocelot, Snow Golem, Wither Skeleton and Zombie Villager.
Cat was also added but was not a individual mob.
v0.13.0build 1Added Rabbit.
v0.14.0build 1Added Witch.
v0.15.0build 1Added Husk, Stray, Horse, Donkey, Mule, Skeleton Horse, Skeleton Horseman and Zombie Horse.
v0.16.0build 1Added Agent, NPC, Guardian and the Elder Guardian boss.
build 2Removed NPCs and agents.
build 4Added the Wither boss.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha Endermite, Polar Bear, Shulker and the Ender Dragon boss.
1.1.0alpha Agent and NPC.
alpha Evoker, Llama, Vex and Vindicator.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta Parrot.
1.4.0beta Drowned.
beta Cod, Salmon, Pufferfish and Tropical Fish.
beta Dolphin.
1.5.0beta Turtle.
1.6.0beta Phantom.
1.8.0beta Cat as a separate mob from ocelots and added Panda.
1.9.0beta Pillager.
1.10.0beta Wandering Trader, Trader Llama and Ravager.
1.13.0beta Fox.
beta Elder Guardian Ghost.
1.14.0beta Bee.
1.16.0beta Hoglin, Piglin, and renamed zombie pigmen to Zombified Piglin.
beta Zoglin and Strider.
1.16.20beta Piglin Brute.
1.16.200beta Goat through experimental gameplay.
releaseGoats are made unavailable in the full release.
1.16.210beta Glow Squid through experimental gameplay.
beta glow squids.
1.16.220beta Glow Squid through experimental gameplay.
releaseGlow squids are made unavailable in the full release.
1.17.0beta Axolotl through experimental gameplay.
beta, Glow Squid and Goat are now available outside the experimental toggle.
beta Frog and Tadpole.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Added all mobs from and prior to Java Edition Beta 1.4.
TU5Added Cave Spider, Enderman and Silverfish.
TU7Added Blaze, Magma Cube, Mooshroom, Snow Golem and Villager.
TU9Added the Ender Dragon boss.
TU12Added Ocelot and Iron Golem.
Cat was also added but was not a individual mob.
TU14 1.04 Added Zombie Villager.
TU19CU7 1.12 Added Bat, Horse, Donkey, Mule, Witch, Wither Skeleton and the Wither boss.
TU31CU19 1.22 Patch 3Added Chicken Jockey, Endermite, Rabbit, Guardian and the Elder Guardian boss.
TU43CU33 1.36 Patch 13Added Polar Bear.
TU46CU36 1.38 Patch 15Added Skeleton Horse, Skeleton Horseman, Shulker, Stray and Husk.
TU54CU44 1.52 Patch 241.0.4Added Evoker, Llama,Parrot, Vex, Vindicator, Zombie Horse.
TU69 1.76 Patch 38Added Cod, Dolphin, Drowned, Phantom, Pufferfish, Salmon, Tropical Fish and Turtle.
1.83 Added Cat as a separate mob from ocelots and added Panda.
1.90 Added Pillager.
1.91 Added Ravager, Trader Llama and Wandering Trader.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Added all mobs from and prior to Pocket Edition Alpha 0.15.0.
1.3.12Added Guardian, the Elder Guardian boss and the Wither boss.
1.7.10Added Endermite, Polar Bear, Shulker and the Ender Dragon boss.
1.9.19Added Evoker, Llama, Vex and Vindicator.



  • Renaming a mob "Dinnerbone" or "Grumm" using a spawn egg or name tag causes it to flip upside down.
  • Renaming a sheep "jeb_" makes its wool change color with a smooth transition between colors. Note that the sheep named "jeb_" drops only the color of wool it had when named (e.g., when a pink sheep is named "jeb_" and then sheared when its color has changed to blue, it still drops pink wool).
  • Renaming a vindicator "Johnny" makes it attack all nearby mobs, except other illagers.
  • Renaming a rabbit "Toast" gives the rabbit a new texture, as an Easter egg to xyzen420's girlfriend's missing rabbit.[7]
  • Spiders, cave spiders, slimes, silverfish and illusioners are some of the few mobs that can see players behind walls.
  • Cats and villagers can see players with the invisibility effect.
  • There are many blocks in the game that do not take up a full block, such as trapdoors, and mobs actually see many of these as full blocks.