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This article documents an April Fools' joke. 
This feature was exclusively part of a joke version and is not currently planned for addition to regular Minecraft.
It is documented here on the wiki due to being officially-released content by Mojang Studios, even if not present in a final version.
Pink Wither
Friendly Wither.pngOne headed friendly wither.png
Health points

62♥ × 31

Armor points





Wither Skull:
Easy: 2♥
Normal: 3♥♥
Hard: 4♥♥

Hitbox size

Height: 2.734 Blocks

Width: 0.9 Blocks


Built by player; 3 second spawn delay.

The pink wither or friendly wither was a recurring April Fools' mob present in both Java Edition 2.0 and 15w14a.



In 2.0, the pink wither could be summoned by placing a potted rose on top of pink wool. The newly spawned mob has one head.

The pink wither would follow players holding sugar, and feeding it sugar would cause it to grow more heads, up to a maximum of three.

As a pink wither moves it applied an effect similar to bone meal on surrounding block and would also heal surrounding mobs. The area affected increased with the number of heads. The mob is a hostile, undead mob.


In 15w14a, the pink wither replaces the wither, firing skulls with a bone meal effect.

When spawned, the friendly wither has three heads like a normal wither. It also creates an explosion effect after spawning and has a shield after losing half of its health. The skulls fired by the pink wither firing are the same as the regular wither's, but pink instead of black. The pink wither's skulls often heal the entities, but can damage them, too.

Unlike the wither, pink wither does not drop a nether star upon death.


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Data values[]


NameSavegame IDNumeric ID Translation key
Pink WitherWitherBoss64entity.WitherBoss.name

Entity data[]

Needs revisiting 
The NBT data listed is currently the current wither data, rather than the NBT the pink wither had in the updates it existed.
  • Entity data
    • Tags common to all entities
    • Tags common to all mobs
    •  Invul: The number of ticks of invulnerability left after being initially created. 0 once invulnerability has expired.


Java Edition
Minecraft 2.0 (2013 April Fools')Friendly Wither.png Added pink withers.
Pink withers were added as a joke feature for this version.
15w14aFriendly Wither.png Added friendly withers.
Friendly withers replaced the regular wither.
Friendly withers were added as a joke feature for this version.


  • In 15w14a, unlike TNT, the spawning explosion of the pink wither will damage entities and blocks within the blast radius.