For the Nether variant, see Magma Cube.

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 swamps, below layer 40 (in 110 of all chunks), or superflat worlds. All slimes are hostile. Even tiny slimes technically are too, though they have zero attack damage and are sometimes kept as 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 phase of the Moon.
  • Before update 1.8, smaller slimes could not swim.
  • Smaller slimes can climb ladders despite them not having any limbs.
  • 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 is the size.
    • The smallest slime, however, always has 1 HP and doesn't harm the player.
    • The formula to determine a slime HP could be: [([command size]+1)^2], command size being the number input of the size when using "/summon"
  • Slimes, unlike all other hostile mobs in the game, won't prevent sleeping. This can be useful for players who keep tiny slimes as pets.
  • Slimes used to have an old texture. They had black eyes and mouth, instead of transparent green.
  • Slime jump distance is determined by its size, while any size of magma cubes can only jump one block forward.
    • However, the jump height is inverted between them, as Slimes will always jump on block high while Magma Cubes' jump height is determined by their size.
  • Slimes are the only mobs that attack every half-second, as opposed to every second.
  • Slimes previously had sound effects that 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.
  • Slime can potentially range from size 1 to 256, spawnable by using "/summon slime ~ ~ ~ {Size:X}" (X being a chosen number from 0 to 255).
    • Its HP however stops scaling at size 31 (1.12.2), having a total of 1024 HP (Heart × 512) at any size bigger than 30.
  • Baby pandas can sometimes sneeze, and this drops a slimeball. This suggests that slimes may be made of mucus.



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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
Neutral Mobs
DolphinHead Dolphin EndermanFace Enderman Vg face Iron Golem Big-llama-face Llama
PolarBearFace Polar Bear BetterWolfFace Wolf ZombifiedPiglinFace Zombified Piglin PiglinFace Piglin
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 faceHoglin ZoglinFace


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