This article is about Slime. For the nether variant, see Magma Cube.
Health Points: Big:
16HP (8x Heart)

4HP (2x Heart)
1HP (0.5x Heart)

Attack Strength: Big:
4HP (2x Heart)

2HP (1x Heart)
Cannot damage players or mobs

Drops: (0–2) Slimeballs
Location: In 10% of chunks called "Slime Chunks" below level 40, or in swamps
First Appearance: Alpha 1.2.0
Network ID: 55
Experience Points:
Big: 4
Small: 2
Tiny: 1
Technical Name minecraft:slime

[view][talk] A slime is a rare mob, which can spawn in three different sizes: big, small, or tiny. A slime will split into two smaller slimes when killed, unless the slime is already the smallest size.


Slimes can only be found in Swamp Biomes, below layer 40 (in 1/10 of all chucks), or in Superflat worlds. Big and small slimes are Hostile, but tiny slimes are Passive and are popular pets, because they will follow a player around, and do not require Taming. However, a slime can Despawn if it is not given a Name Tag. Slimes of sizes small and tiny can climb Ladders.


  • Before update 1.4.2, slimes could spawn in any biome.
  • As of update 1.5, a slime's spawn rate is determined by the movement of the Moon.
  • Before update 1.8, slimes could not swim.
  • Smaller slimes can climb ladders.
  • A slime's health in HP is the square of their size; their edge length in meters, half of their size; and their attack strength in HP, their size.
  • Slimes, unlike all other hostile mobs in the game, won't prevent Sleeping.
  • Slimes used to have an old texture.They had black eyes and mouth, instead of transparent green.
  • Slimes are the only mobs that attack every half-second, opposed to every second.
  • Slimes previously had sound effects which did not sound as "squishy".
  • In the Beta stage of Minecraft, slimes could spawn in peaceful difficulty, but they would still attack players.
  • If slimes are hit by an Arrow fired by a Skeleton, they will ignore the skeleton. This does not happen with any other mob.


Mobs in Minecraft
Passive Mobs
BatFace Bat OcelotFace Cat ChickenFace Chicken CowFace Cow
HorseHead Horse MooshroomFace Mooshroom OcelotFace Ocelot Parrot
PigFace Pig Big-rabbit-face Rabbit SheepFace Sheep Snowgolemhead Snow Golem
Squidface Squid Villagerhead Villager Turtle
Neutral Mobs
EndermanFace Enderman Vg face Iron Golem BetterWolfFace Wolf ZombiePigmanFace Zombie Pigman
Big-llama-face Llama PolarBearFace Polar Bear Dolphin
Hostile Mobs
Blaze Face Blaze CaveSpiderFace Cave Spider CreeperFace Creeper Enderdragon Face Ender Dragon
EndermiteFace Endermite EvokerFace Evoker GhastFace Ghast HuskFace Husk
Magma Cube Face Magma Cube SilverfishFace Silverfish SkeletonFace Skeleton SlimeFace Slime
SpiderFace Spider Spider SkeletonFace Spider Jockey 50px-WitchFace Witch WitherFace Wither
WitherSkeletonHead Wither Skeleton Spider WitherSkeleton Wither Skeleton Jockey ZombieFace Zombie Shulker Shulker
StrayFace Stray VexFace Vex VindicatorFace Vindicator Drowned
Unused/Removed/Unimplemented Mobs
150px-Beast Boy Beast Boy Black Steve Black Steve ZombieFace Giant 150px-Mob1 Human
PigFace Pigmen 150px-Rana Rana Red Dragon 100px-SteveSteve