In Java Edition:
Red mooshrooms can spawn in mushroom fields biomes in herds of 4–8 when the light level is 9 or higher and on Mycelium. They do not naturally spawn in any other biome. A red mooshroom transforms into a brown mooshroom (and vice versa) when it is struck by lightning. Brown mooshrooms never spawn naturally.
Red mooshrooms have a 5% chance of spawning as babies.
Mooshrooms spawn at light level 7 or above in mushroom fields biomes. 5% of them spawn as babies.
A pair of mooshrooms can breed after being given wheat. A mooshroom cannot be bred with a cow unless the mooshroom has been sheared.
Feeding wheat to a calf shortens its growing time by 10% of the remaining time.
Baby mooshrooms do not have mushrooms on their backs. Mushrooms appear once the baby grows to an adult.
Breeding two red mooshrooms has a 1⁄1024 chance to spawn a brown baby variant and vice versa.
When breeding a red mooshroom and a brown mooshroom together, there is 1⁄2 chance of getting a red baby variant, and a 1⁄2 chance of getting a brown baby variant.
When an adult mooshroom is killed, it drops:
- 0–2 Leather. The maximum amount is increased by 1 per level of Looting, for a maximum of 0-5 with Looting III.
- 1–3 Raw Beef (Steak if killed while on fire). The maximum amount is increased by 1 per level of Looting, for a maximum of 1-6 with Looting III.
- 1–3 (when killed by a player or tamed wolf)
Upon successful breeding, 1–7 is dropped.
Like other baby animals, killing a baby mooshroom yields no items or experience.
When a small flower is used on a brown mooshroom, the brown mooshroom produces a suspicious stew related to that small flower the next time it is milked with a bowl. The mooshroom returns to producing mushroom stew until fed another small flower. The small flowers produce the suspicious stew with the following effects.
|Flower||Effect||Duration (BE)||Duration (JE)|
|Lily of the Valley||Poison||10s||12s|
Mooshrooms have the same AI behavior as cows: they tend to walk around slowly and aimlessly, huffing and mooing occasionally. They avoid danger such as cliffs, fire or lava, but make no attempt to stay out of water.
A mooshroom follows a player holding wheat.
Red mooshrooms convert to brown mooshrooms, and brown convert to red when they are struck by lightning.
|Sound||Subtitles||Source||Description||Resource location||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Cow moos||Friendly Creatures||Plays when the mooshroom is idling.||?||?||16|
|Cow dies||Friendly Creatures||Plays when the mooshroom is killed.||?||?||16|
|Cow hurts||Friendly Creatures||Plays when the mooshroom is damaged.||?||?||16|
|Cow gets milked||Friendly Creatures||Plays when the mooshroom is milked with a bucket.||?||?||16|
|Footsteps||Friendly Creatures||Plays while the mooshroom is walking.||?||?||16|
|Mooshroom transforms||Friendly Creatures||Plays when the mooshroom transforms into a different color.||0.75||?||16|
|Mooshroom eats||Friendly Creatures||Plays when a brown mooshroom is fed a flower.||?, 1, ?||0.95, ?, 1.05||16|
|Mooshroom gets milked||Friendly Creatures||Plays when the mooshroom is milked with a bowl.||?, 1, ?||0.9, ?, 1.1||16|
|Mooshroom gets milked suspiciously||Friendly Creatures||Plays when a brown mooshroom is milked with a bowl after being fed a flower.||?, 1, ?||0.9, ?, 1.1||16|
|Shears click||Friendly Creatures||Plays when the mooshroom is sheared.||?||?||16|
|Name||Resource location||Translation key|
|Name||Resource location||Numeric ID||Translation key|
Mooshrooms have entity data associated with them that contain various properties.
- Entity data
- Additional fields for mobs that can breed
- Tags common to all entities
- Tags common to all mobs
- EffectDuration: Optional. An integer indicating the duration of the status effect the brown mooshroom may give to a suspicious stew.
- EffectId: Optional. A byte indicating the type of the status effect the brown mooshroom may give to a suspicious stew.
- Type: ID of the mooshroom's type.
|Icon||Achievement||In-game description||Actual requirements (if different)||Gamerscore earned||Trophy type (PS4)|
|Repopulation||Breed two cows with wheat.||Breed two cows or two mooshrooms.||15G||Bronze|
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Resource location|
|The Parrots and the Bats||Breed two animals together||Husbandry||Breed a pair of any of these 22 mobs:
|Two by Two||Breed all the animals!||The Parrots and the Bats||Breed a pair of each of these 21 mobs:
The specific instructions are: Did the mushrooms previously have shading before 1.8?
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9 Prerelease||Added mooshrooms.|
|They cannot be milked with a bucket like regular cows can. Right clicking on a mooshroom with more than one bowl equipped turns the whole stack into just one bowl of mushroom stew.|
|Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2||Breeding a cow with a mooshroom may result in either, chosen randomly. The offspring may be more likely to be the kind the player gave wheat to first, similarly to sheep.|
|Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3||The mooshroom's horns have been moved.|
|The mooshroom udder's model is changed, but the texture isn't changed to match the new model, resulting in the broken udder glitch.|
|Added baby mooshrooms.|
|Mooshrooms can now be bred with wheat.|
|1.2.1||12w07a||Mooshrooms can no longer breed with cows.|
|12w07b||Mooshrooms have a new AI.|
|1.4.2||12w38a||Added new step, hurt, and idle sounds for mooshroom.|
|1.8||14w02a||Baby mooshroom growth can now be accelerated using wheat.|
|14w05b||Mooshroom's mushrooms are no longer visible when they have the Invisibility effect.|
|14w26b||Mooshrooms now require mycelium, not grass, for random spawning and spawning from mob spawners.|
|1.8.2||pre5||Fixed mooshroom udder texture not displaying correctly.|
|Fixed mooshrooms incorrectly displaying custom mushroom models.|
|1.9||15w39a||Mooshrooms are now slightly taller (1.4 blocks tall rather than 1.3, with babies 0.7 blocks tall rather than 0.65).|
|1.11||16w32a||The entity ID of the mooshroom has now been changed from |
|MINECON Earth 2018||The Mojang panel debates whether to add brown mooshrooms.|
|1.14||18w43a||The textures of the mooshroom and baby mooshroom have been changed.|
|19w08a||Added brown mooshroom variant, which spawn when a regular mooshroom is struck by lightning.|
|Brown mooshrooms give the player suspicious stew when fed a flower.|
|Breeding two red mooshrooms has 1⁄1024 to spawn a brown baby variant, and vice versa.|
|1.15||19w39a||The textures of the mushrooms on mooshrooms have been flipped.|
|The models of the baby mooshrooms have been changed.|
|1.16||20w15a||Mooshrooms can now be sheared by dispensers.|
|Pre-release 1||It's now possible to get stew from mooshrooms in creative mode.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|v0.9.0||build 1||Added mooshrooms and their baby variant.|
|v0.14.0||build 1||Baby zombie jockeys can now mount mooshrooms when trying to attack players, villagers, or golems.|
|v0.15.0||build 1||Baby husks can now mount mooshrooms.|
|1.1.0||alpha 188.8.131.52||The entity ID of the mooshroom has now been changed from |
|1.10.0||beta 184.108.40.206||The textures of the mooshroom and baby mooshroom have been changed.|
|1.13.0||beta 220.127.116.11||Added brown mooshrooms.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU7||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||1.0.1||Added mooshrooms and baby mooshrooms.|
|Mooshrooms can be bred using wheat.|
|TU14||1.04||Using a mooshroom spawn egg, baby mooshrooms can now be spawned by using // on an adult mooshroom.|
|TU31||CU19||1.22||Patch 3||Baby mooshroom growth can now be accelerated using wheat.|
|The sounds of mooshrooms have been updated.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
- Mooshrooms are the fourth mob in the game that are directly affected by being struck by lightning.
- In Minecraft Earth, there exists a buttercup-covered variant of mooshrooms known as "mooblooms". This variant was also part of the Minecraft Live 2020 Mob Vote. It came last and there are currently no plans to add it to the game.
A series of mooshrooms spawned on top of a huge red mushroom.
In other media
Lego Minecraft Mooshroom.
- The mooshroom reuses many of the cow's sound events instead of having its own, resulting in these unintuitive subtitles - see
- "Mooblooms! A new mob variant in Minecraft Earth!" – @jorax79 on Twitter, July 17, 2019