Health Points: 10HP (5x Heart)
Drops: Ink Sac
Location: Any depth of water, any light level.
First Appearance: Beta 1.2
Network ID: JE: 94
BE: 17
Experience Points: 1–3
Technical Name minecraft:squid


Squid are eight-limbed, passive aquatic Mobs that can be found in Water in any depth of all Biomes, spawning on any Difficulty. Squids were the first water-dwelling mob to appear in Minecraft, the others being the Guardian, Elder Guardian, all the different types of fish, Dolphins and Turtles.


These mobs can survive even in block of water. When moving about, the squid's tentacles will open and close, giving them the appearance of pushing themselves through the water, which they will do slowly. Squids do not take an exact path of travel, and they will make no attempt to interact with a player. Squids become immobile when they become beached, also taking damage over time as they are out of water. They can take fall damage and burn like any land mob, but they cannot drown. Squids behave like other passive mobs and can despawn over time. If a squid is killed, it will drop one to three Ink Sacs. Squids will occasionally find their way up to the surface of the water. This can kill them, however, if they do not find their way back to the lower depths. Squids are extremely knockback resistant on land.


  • Squids are one of the only passive mobs unable to be mated to another.
  • Boats can be damaged by any squid on the surface of the water.
  • Hitting a squid (with anything) did not make it jolt or run around like other animals; however, they did swim at an accelerated speed away from the attacker.
    • This was fixed in 1.13.
  • As of 1.4 updates, squids now start getting hurt when brought up to land and getting beached. Therefore, ink sacs may be found on river shorelines or beaches.
  • Squids don't have a death animation.
  • A squid's mouth can be seen, but not their beaks.
  • Guardians and elder guardians attack squids.
  • In Minecraft: Pocket Edition and Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition, squids can produce a floating black ink particle when attacked.
  • Squids were added in the Pocket Edition version 0.11.0 Build 1.
  • Squids have the highest knockback resistance in the game.
  • Squids cannot be damaged or attacked by its tentacles.
  • In Minecraft: Pocket Edition, there is an exclusive feature where players can find baby squids.
  • Prior to 1.13, in the Minecraft: Java Edition, squids didn't squirt ink when hit.
  • Despite being called a "squid", it has 8 arms instead of 10.
  • Prior to 1.9, squids did not have any sound effects, and were the only mobs that had no sound effects.



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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