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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 certain radius 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.

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Mobs in Minecraft
Passive Mobs
BatFace Bat OcelotFace Cat ChickenFace Chicken CowFace Cow
CodBody Fish (various) HorseHead Horse MooshroomFace Mooshroom BrownMooshroomFace Brown Mooshroom
ParrotFaceParrot PigFace Pig Big-rabbit-face Rabbit SheepFace Sheep
Snowgolemhead Snow Golem Squidface Squid TurtleFaceTurtle Villagerhead Villager
WanderingTraderFace Wandering Trader Fox FaceZ Fox StriderFace Strider(Upcoming JE 1.16)
Neutral Mobs
DolphinHead Dolphin EndermanFace Enderman Vg face Iron Golem Big-llama-face Llama
PolarBearFace Polar Bear BetterWolfFace Wolf ZombiePigmanFace Zombie Pigman PiglinFace Piglin (Upcoming JE 1.16)
Panda FaceZ Panda BeeFace Bee SpiderFace Spider (12 Neutral) CaveSpiderFace Cave Spider (12 Neutral)
Hostile Mobs
Blaze Face Blaze CreeperFace Creeper Enderdragon Face Ender Dragon EndermiteFace Endermite
EvokerFace Evoker GhastFace Ghast HuskFace Husk Magma Cube Face Magma Cube
PillagerFace Pillager Big-shulker-face Shulker SilverfishFace Silverfish SkeletonFace Skeleton
SlimeFace Slime Spider SkeletonFace Spider Jockey 50px-WitchFace Witch Wither face Wither
WitherSkeletonHead Wither Skeleton Spider WitherSkeleton Wither Skeleton Jockey ZombieFace Zombie Drownedheaad Drowned
StrayFace Stray VexFace Vex VindicatorFace Vindicator RavagerFace Ravager
PhantomFace Phantom Guardian Guardian Pillager FaceZ Illager Captain Big-elder-guardian-face Elder Guardian
ZombieVillagerFace Zombie Villager Hoglin face Hoglin (Upcoming JE 1.16) ZoglinFace

Zoglin (Upcoming JE 1.16)

Unused/Removed/Unimplemented Mobs
BeastBoyFace Beast Boy BlackSteveFace Black Steve ZombieFace Giant Illusioner Illusioner
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