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This article is about the joke feature. For the gray hostile mob, see Silverfish.
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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.
Redstone Bug
Redstone Bug.gif
Health points

16♥ × 8



Attack strength

Easy and Normal:1♥


Hitbox size

Height: 0.3 Blocks

Width: 0.4 Blocks


after mining a redstone ore

Redstone bug was a hostile mob present in Java Edition 2.0.


Redstone bugs spawned close to redstone which was rapidly oscillating between strengths, but could also be found spawning in strongholds.


Redstone bugs, effectively being reskined silverfish, shared all of their behavior.

Data values[]


NameSavegame IDNumeric ID Translation key
Redstone BugSilverfish60entity.Silverfish.name

Entity Data[]

Redstone bugs used the ID of silverfish, different from them only by a newly-added Color NBT, which could have any color applied to it via editing, not just the redstone shades.