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Sitting is a game mechanic used by the player and some mobs under specific circumstances.



Players can enter the sitting position under the following circumstances:

It is not possible to achieve the sitting position outside of an entity; exiting any such entity (or having it be destroyed) either causes the player to stand, or, if attempting to restrict the player's height and hitbox, to start sneaking or crawling.

Humanoid mobs[edit]

Zombies, husks, drowned, skeletons, strays, wither skeletons, illagers (vindicators, pillagers, evokers, illusioners[Java Edition only]), piglins, zombified piglins and endermen can also enter the sitting animation, which appears similar to the player's. In addition, spider jockeys, chicken jockeys, strider jockeys and ravager rider also include sitting mobs. Any humanoid monster summoned riding another mob appears sitting.

Although very similar mobs do, witches, villagers, iron golems and wandering traders do not have a sitting animation.[1]

Wolves, parrots and cats[edit]

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The player can tell a tamed wolf, cat, or parrot to sit by right-clicking. These mobs stay in place, and do not move or teleport to the player (unless they are attacked or the animal is forced to stand).

Wolves and cats inside minecarts or boats do not actually appear sitting.[2]


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Foxes occasionally sit down on their own accord. This happens when they cannot find an area to sleep. Sitting happens briefly, and the fox resumes standing within seconds. Foxes also do not permanently sit within vehicles.[2]


Pandas also sit on their own accord, sometimes to eat.


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Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.4Added sitting to replace awkward standing.
v1.0.17Added the spider jockey.
Java Edition Beta
1.4Added wolves, which can be taught to sit.
Java Edition
1.2.112w04aAdded cats, which can be told to sit.
1.6.113w16aAdded horses, which can be sat on.
1.1418w43aAdded pandas, which can sit on their own to eat.
19w07aAdded foxes, which are capable of sitting.
1.16.220w30aSitting position of piglins, hoglins and striders are now bit higher.






Zombie Villagers[edit]