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

Mobs are living entities that are affected by physics and can interact with players or other mobs.

Overview

Mobs can be divided into three behavioral categories: passive, neutral, and hostile. Some mobs will change their behavior in response to certain situations (eg. if they are attacked). Mobs usually drop items and experience points when killed, with hostile and "boss" mobs tending to drop rarer and higher-quality items, as well as significantly more experience depending on their difficulty to kill

Mob Types

Utility

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Minecraft Blocks & Items Utility Mobs

Utility mobs are created by players. They can protect players and villagers from hostile mobs (with the exception of creepers). They usually attack hostile mobs, but in certain situations, they will attack any type of mob or the player. An example is the Wither, which attacks all mobs except mobs that are considered undead.

Face

Name

Vg face.png
Iron Golem (spawn in Village, spawned by player)
Snowgolemhead.png
Snow Golem (spawned by player, has a chance to be spawned by an enderman)
Wither face.png
Wither (spawned by player)

Passive

Passive mobs are harmless to players and usually will flee if attacked. They provide beneficial items for players if the right tool is used (eg. shears to collect wool or a bucket to collect milk). Some mobs become passive only after they are tamed such as utility mobs. Some of these can also protect a player from hostile mobs. 

Face

Name

ChickenFace.png
Chicken (spawns in overworld)
CowFace.png
Cow (spawns in overworld)
MooshroomFace.png
Mooshroom (spawns in mooshroom island)
BrownMooshroomFace.png

Brown Mooshroom (spawns when mooshroom is struck by lightning)

PigFace.png
Pig (spawns in overworld)
SheepFace.png

Sheep (spawns in overworld)

Squidface.png
Squid (spawns underwater)
Villagerhead.png
Villager (spawns in Village)
WanderingTraderFace.png
Wandering trader (spawns in overworld)
BatFace.png
Bat (spawns in cave)
OcelotFace.png
Ocelot (spawns in jungle)
BlackCatFace.png
Cat (spawns in village)
HorseHead.png
Horse (spawns in overworld)
DonkeyHead.png
Donkey (spawns in overworld)
MuleHead.png
Mule (cannot spawn naturally, requires breeding of Horse and Donkey)
SkeletonHorseHead.png
Skeleton Horse (spawns in the overworld)
StriderFace.png
Strider (spawns in lava, nether biome)
TamedWolfFace.png

Dog (spawns in taiga, taiga forest, and forest)

Fox FaceZ.png
Fox (spawns in overworld)
Big-rabbit-face.png
Rabbit (spawns in overworld)
ParrotFace.png
Parrot (spawns in jungle)
TurtleFace.png
Turtle (spawns in beach)
CodBody.png
Cod (spawns underwater)
SalmonBody.png
Salmon (spawns underwater)
PufferfishFace.png
Pufferfish (spawns underwater)
ClownfishBody.png
Tropical fish (spawns underwater, tropical region, near coral)
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Minecraft Blocks & Items Neutral Mobs

Neutral

Neutral mobs will attack a player only when provoked. They will not attack the player and have different behavior under usual circumstances otherwise. They may attack other mobs as well. For example, untamed wolves will attack any nearby rabbits, sheep, baby turtles, and skeletons.

Face

Name

EndermanFace.png
Enderman (spawns in all dimensions)
PiglinFace.png
Piglin (spawns in nether)
ZombifiedPiglinFace.png
Zombified Piglin (spawns in nether)
DolphinHead.png
Dolphin (spawns underwater)
BeeFace.png
Bee (spawns in overworld)
BetterWolfFace.png
Wolf (spawns in overworld)
SpiderFace.png
Spider (spawns in overworld [night])
CaveSpiderFace.png
Cave Spider (spawns in

abondoned mineshaft from a monster spawner[night])

PolarBearFace.png
Polar Bear (spawns in snowy biome)
Big-llama-face.png
Llama (spawns in mountain)
TraderLlama Face.png
Trader Llama (spawns in overworld)
Vg face.png
Iron Golem (spawns in village)
Panda FaceZ.png
Panda (spawns in bamboo forest)

Hostile

Hostile mobs will attack a player when they get within a certain range. For most hostile mobs, the range is typically 16 blocks, without any obstructions. Some mobs can sense a player from much farther away, such as ghasts, who detect all players within 100 blocks.

Face

Name

Blaze Face.png
Blaze (spawns in nether fortresses from a spawner)
CreeperFace.png
Creeper (spawns in overworld)
GhastFace.png

Ghast (spawns in nether)

Magma Cube Face.png
Magma Cube (spawns in nether)
SilverfishFace-0.png
Silverfish (spawns in overworld, inside stronghold)
SkeletonFace.png
Skeleton (spawns in overworld and nether)
SlimeFace.png
Slime (spawns in overworld)
Spider SkeletonFace.png
Spider Jockey (spawns in overworld)
ZombieFace.png
Zombie (spawns in overworld)
ZombieVillagerFace.png
Zombie Villager (spawns in overworld, result of villager slain by zombie)
Drownedheaad.png
Drowned (spawns Underwater, in overworld)
WitherSkeletonHead.png
Wither Skeleton (spawns in nether)
50px-WitchFace.png
Witch (spawns in overworld)
EvokerFace.png
Vindicator (spawns in overworld)
VindicatorFace.png
Evoker (spawns in overworld)
PillagerFace.png
Pillager (spawns in overworld)
RavagerFace.png
Ravager (spawns in overworld, during a raid)
VexFace.png
Vex (spawns in overworld when Evoker spawns it)
EvokerFangs Face.png
Evocation Fang (spawns in overworld when Evoker spawns it)
Chickenjockey.png
Chicken Jockey (spawns in overworld)
PiglinBruteFace.png
Piglin Brute (spawns in nether)
Hoglin face.png
Hoglin (spawns in nether)
ZoglinFace.png
Zoglin (spawns in overworld, when a hoglin is brought through a nether portal)
EndermiteFace.png
Endermite (spawns in all dimensions, when enderman teleports or ender pearl is used)
Guardian.png
Guardian (spawns in overworld)
Big-elder-guardian-face.png
Elder Guardian (spawns in overworld)
Big-shulker-face.png
Shulker (spawns in end)
SkeletonRiderFace.png
Skelton Cavalry (spawns rarely, in groups of 3 or more)
HuskFace.png
Husk (spawns in overworld, desert biome)
StrayFace.png
Stray (spawns in overworld, Snow biome)

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Boss

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Minecraft Mobs Boss Mobs

A boss mob is a special type of hostile mob that has an exceptionally large amount of health, a larger detection range, and triggers a health bar and name to appear at the top of a player's screen when they are within range. They are known as boss mobs due to their exceptional difficulty and are only recommended to be faced by experienced players. There are currently only two confirmed boss mobs within Minecraft.

Face

Name

Enderdragon Face.png
Ender Dragon (Spawns in the end or when respawned)
Wither face.png

Wither (summoned by player)

Upcoming

These mobs are accessible in future updates.

Face

Name

Attitude

Version

AxolotlFace.png
Axolotl (spawn in lush cave) Neutral 1.17
Glow Squid Face.png
Glow Squid (spawn in ocean and cave ocean) Passive 1.17
GoatFace.png
Goat (spawn in mountain) Neutral 1.16.200
Warden Face.png
Warden (spawn in sculk growth Hostile 1.17

Unused

Unused mobs exist in the Minecraft source code, but cannot be spawned in default survival mode, without the use of commands.

Face

Name

ZombieFace.png
Giant (Players summons it)
UndeadHorseHead.png
Zombie Horse (Spawn egg only)
Illusioner.png
Illusioner (Players summons it)
Big-killer-rabbit-face.png
Killer Bunny (Players summons it)
ZombiePigmanFace.png
Zombie Pigman (Only with Marketplace packs before Nether Uptade)

Education Edition

These mobs only exist in the Education Edition version of Minecraft.

Face

Name

NPC.png
NPC
Agent.png
Agent

Unimplemented

Unimplemented mobs planned on the past updates, but currently do not exist within Minecraft.

Face

Name

PigFace.png
Pigmen (Replaced by Villagers and Piglins)
Real reddragonphoto.png
Red Dragon (Replaced by Ender Dragon)
Moobloom Face.png
Moobloom (Replaced by Glowsquid In the mob vote 2020)
Icologer Face.png
Iceologer (Replaced by Glowsquid In the mob vote 2020)
MobA.jpg
Mob A (Replaced by the phantom in the Minecon 2017 Mob Vote)
MobC.jpeg
Mob C (Replaced by the phantom in the Minecon 2017 Mob Vote)
MobD.jpeg
Mob D (Replaced by the phantom in the Minecon 2017 Mob Vote)
Tommo.jpg
Tommo (It was a showcase of what you could do with Minecraft Marketplace)
TBA Ostriches
TBA Termites
TBA Frogs
TBA Vultures
TBA Meerkats

Removed

Removed mobs no longer exist in modern Minecraft, but can be encountered in older versions of the game.

Face

Name

BeastBoyFace.png
Beast Boy
BlackSteveFace.png
Black Steve
Villagerhead-0.png
Generic villager (Re-added in 1.11 as the "nitwit" villager)
SteveFace.png
Human (Steve/Alex)
RanaFace.png
Rana
SteveMobFace.png
Steve (mob)
SteveFace.png
Steve Villager Hybrid

Gallery

Passive Mobs

Neutral Mobs

Hostile Mobs

Trivia

  • 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 between colors. Shearing the sheep will still drop the sheep's true wool color.
  • 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 xyxzen420's girlfriend's missing rabbit.[1]
  • Most mobs can be spawned using spawn eggs. However, Iron Golems, Snow Golems, and Withers are spawned by "building" them and stacking certain blocks in a specific order.
  • Bats are the only mob that does not interact with other mobs or players, and will not drop loot.
  • When lightning strikes certain mobs, they will turn into special variants. For example, a creeper will turn into a charged creeper; a villager will turn into a witch, skeleton horse will turn into four skeleton horseman with enchanted helmets and enchanted bows, and a mooshroom will turn into a brown mooshroom.

References

Mobs in Minecraft
Passive Mobs
BatFace.png Bat OcelotFace.png Cat ChickenFace.png Chicken CowFace.png Cow
CodBody.png Fish (various) Link=Fox Fox Glow Squid Face.png Glow Squid HorseHead.png Horse
MooshroomFace.png Mooshroom BrownMooshroomFace.png Brown Mooshroom OcelotFace.png Ocelot ParrotFace.pngParrot
PigFace.png Pig Big-rabbit-face.png Rabbit SheepFace.png Sheep Snowgolemhead.png Snow Golem
Squidface.png Squid StriderFace.png Strider TurtleFace.pngTurtle Villagerhead.png Villager
WanderingTraderFace.png Wandering Trader
Neutral Mobs
AxolotlFace.png Axolotl BeeFace.png Bee DolphinHead.png Dolphin EndermanFace.png Enderman
GoatFace.png Goat Vg face.png Iron Golem Big-llama-face.png Llama Panda FaceZ.png Panda
PiglinFace.png Piglin PolarBearFace.png Polar Bear SpiderFace.png Spider CaveSpiderFace.png Cave Spider
BetterWolfFace.png Wolf ZombifiedPiglinFace.png Zombified Piglin
Hostile Mobs
Blaze Face.png Blaze CreeperFace.png Creeper Drownedheaad.png Drowned Enderdragon Face.png Ender Dragon
EndermiteFace.png Endermite EvokerFace.png Evoker Link=Evocation Fang Evocation Fang GhastFace.png Ghast
Link=Guardian Guardian Big-elder-guardian-face.png Elder Guardian Hoglin face.pngHoglin HuskFace.png Husk
Magma Cube Face.png Magma Cube PhantomFace.png Phantom PiglinBruteFace.png Piglin Brute PillagerFace.png Pillager
RavagerFace.png Ravager Big-shulker-face.png Shulker SilverfishFace.png Silverfish SkeletonFace.png Skeleton
SlimeFace.png Slime Spider SkeletonFace.png Spider Jockey StrayFace.png Stray VexFace.png Vex
VindicatorFace.png Vindicator Warden Face.png Warden 50px-WitchFace.png Witch Wither face.png Wither
WitherSkeletonHead.png Wither Skeleton Spider WitherSkeleton.png Wither Skeleton Jockey ZoglinFace.pngZoglin ZombieFace.png Zombie
ZombieVillagerFace.png Zombie Villager
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