Health Points: 20x Heart
Attack Strength: None
Drops: anything
Location: N/A
First Appearance: PE 0.16.0 alpha (build 1 to build 3)
Educational Edition 1.0
Network ID: 51
Experience Points: 0
Technical Name minecraft:npc


The NPC is a Passive humanoid mob that was added in the Pocket Edition 0.16.0 Alpha build 1 and was removed in 0.16.0 Alpha build 3, and was then added to the Education Edition in 1.0.


NPCs can only be generated in the Education Edition with /summon npc ~ ~ ~ or the spawning egg (teachers only). Unlike the Education Edition, NPCs could not be spawned using the spawning egg in the Pocket Edition. Instead, it could only be spawned using mob spawners or using a distributor and was only possible by version 0.16.0 build 1.

In the education edition, NPCs have a custom name when generated: (code §NPC/ code).

NPCs The page (code Talk / code) can only be edited if the player has permission as a world builder, however, in PE, it is impossible to edit.

'NPCs' are passive mobs that have a mob model similar to that of a villager. They are 1 of 2 mobs exclusive to Education Edition, the other being the agent. Like villagers, NPCs also have variants of themselves and play different roles (similar to the color of the mantle than the villager). There are 20 different skin types of NPCs. They also have a "chat" function.

NPCs do the same sound as Villagers, but do not move. They can only be pushed by, commands, pistons, riding boats or minecarts or by the flow of fluids (however feather pistons and fluids give in E). NPCs are invincible for most attacks, and can only be killed by the / kill command (impossible in PE) or falling on Void.

There are 20 different skin types for the NPC.



  • Like the other items and mobs of the Education Edition, in version 0.16.0 build 1, in PE, when they were added they were broken.
  • The NPCs of the PE were extremely different from the Education Edition while in PE they did not move with boats or minecarts, it was impossible to use commands with them, the spawning egg did not work which made it require a mob spawner or a distributor in order to be spawned and only exudes a texture.
  • As with most of the items and the Education Edition mobs, they were removed in build 2 however the spawning egg remained until build 3 and there is still the texture of the NPC.


Mobs in Minecraft
Passive Mobs
BatFace Bat OcelotFace Cat ChickenFace Chicken CowFace Cow
HorseHead Horse MooshroomFace Mooshroom OcelotFace Ocelot Parrot
PigFace Pig Big-rabbit-face Rabbit SheepFace Sheep Snowgolemhead Snow Golem
Squidface Squid Villagerhead Villager Turtle
Neutral Mobs
EndermanFace Enderman Vg face Iron Golem BetterWolfFace Wolf ZombiePigmanFace Zombie Pigman
Big-llama-face Llama PolarBearFace Polar Bear Dolphin
Hostile Mobs
Blaze Face Blaze CaveSpiderFace Cave Spider CreeperFace Creeper Enderdragon Face Ender Dragon
EndermiteFace Endermite EvokerFace Evoker GhastFace Ghast HuskFace Husk
Magma Cube Face Magma Cube SilverfishFace Silverfish SkeletonFace Skeleton SlimeFace Slime
SpiderFace Spider Spider SkeletonFace Spider Jockey 50px-WitchFace Witch WitherFace Wither
WitherSkeletonHead Wither Skeleton Spider WitherSkeleton Wither Skeleton Jockey ZombieFace Zombie Shulker Shulker
StrayFace Stray VexFace Vex VindicatorFace Vindicator Drowned
Unused/Removed/Unimplemented Mobs
150px-Beast Boy Beast Boy Black Steve Black Steve ZombieFace Giant 150px-Mob1 Human
PigFace Pigmen 150px-Rana Rana Red Dragon 100px-SteveSteve