A polar bear is a neutral mob found in ice plains and ice plains spikes biomes.

Behavior

Polar bears are neutral mobs unless they are around their cubs. At that point, they are hostile. Cubs themselves are passive, making polar bears the second mob to fall into all three behavior categories, along with the wolf. They spawn in cold and icy biomes, such as the tundra. Polar bears are also faster than a player when swimming. If a polar bear is provoked, all polar bears within a 41x21x41 block cuboid will instantly turn hostile towards the attacking player or mob (similar to zombie pigmen and wolves). Polar bears will also attack nearby foxes. Polar bears cannot breed, and the cubs' growth cannot be sped up. Like other baby animals, killing a baby polar bear yields no items or experience points.

History

On March 7, 2016, Jeb revealed on his Twitter that he was working on a new neutral mob with a base color code of 242 or a very light gray.[1] On April 8th, 2016, Jeb posted a link on his Twitter, stating that this was the so-called "242 Mob".[2]

Trivia

  • Like the other biome-specific mobs added in the Frostburn update (stray and husk), polar bears were added to Minecraft: Bedrock Edition and Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition on December 19, 2016, with the coming of the 1.0 "Ender Update."
  • When polar bears attack, they stand up on their hind legs and hit a player with their front paws, which is similar to how bears stand up on their hind legs when threatened in real life.
  • Polar bears can serve as a source of raw fish if a player is lacking in food or has a strong sword. However, this is not recommended, as the polar bear can severely damage poorly-armored players.
  • For some reason, if a vindicator named "Johnny", or if a player spawns a vindicator with the tag {Johnny:1} or {EntityTag:{Johnny:1}}, in which it attacks a polar bear cub, nearby adult polar bears will not become hostile.
  • In snapshot 18w43c attacking a cub would cause the game to crash. It's uncertain whether this bug is patched or not.
  • Polar bear cubs will also attack nearby foxes despite acting passive to the player.
  • Polar bears are one of the mobs that can be passive, neutral, and hostile.
    • Baby polar bears are passive mobs and won’t attack the player.
    • Adult polar bears without cubs are neutral.
    • Polar bears with cubs nearby are hostile when a player is close to them.

Gallery

Images

Video

References

Mobs in Minecraft
Passive Mobs
BatFace.png Bat OcelotFace.png Cat ChickenFace.png Chicken CowFace.png Cow
CodBody.png Fish (various) HorseHead.png Horse MooshroomFace.png Mooshroom BrownMooshroomFace.png Brown Mooshroom
ParrotFace.pngParrot PigFace.png Pig Big-rabbit-face.png Rabbit SheepFace.png Sheep
Snowgolemhead.png Snow Golem Squidface.png Squid TurtleFace.pngTurtle Villagerhead.png Villager
WanderingTraderFace.png Wandering Trader Link=Fox Fox StriderFace.png Strider
Neutral Mobs
Big-llama-face.png Llama DolphinHead.png Dolphin EndermanFace.png Enderman Vg face.png Iron Golem
Panda FaceZ.png Panda BeeFace.png Bee SpiderFace.png Spider (12 Neutral) CaveSpiderFace.png Cave Spider (12 Neutral)
Hostile Mobs
Blaze Face.png Blaze CreeperFace.png Creeper Enderdragon Face.png Ender Dragon EndermiteFace.png Endermite
EvokerFace.png Evoker GhastFace.png Ghast HuskFace.png Husk Magma Cube Face.png Magma Cube
PillagerFace.png Pillager Big-shulker-face.png Shulker SilverfishFace.png Silverfish SkeletonFace.png Skeleton
SlimeFace.png Slime Spider SkeletonFace.png Spider Jockey 50px-WitchFace.png Witch Wither face.png Wither
WitherSkeletonHead.png Wither Skeleton Spider WitherSkeleton.png Wither Skeleton Jockey ZombieFace.png Zombie Drownedheaad.png Drowned
StrayFace.png Stray VexFace.png Vex VindicatorFace.png Vindicator RavagerFace.png Ravager
PhantomFace.png Phantom Link=Guardian Guardian Link=Evocation Fang Evocation Fang Big-elder-guardian-face.png Elder Guardian
ZombieVillagerFace.png Zombie Villager Hoglin face.pngHoglin ZoglinFace.png

Zoglin

PiglinBruteFace.png Piglin Brute
Warden Face.png Warden
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.