Height: 0.8 Blocks
A tadpole is the larval form of the frog. They mature into one of the three frog variants, depending on the biome in which they mature.
Tadpoles hatch in groups of 2-6 from frogspawn. Besides this, they don't spawn naturally.
As with other baby animals, tadpoles do not drop any items or experience on death.
Tadpoles swim aimlessly in water. On land, they flop around like fish and seek out nearest water. They quickly die on land.
Unlike frogs, tadpoles are hunted by axolotls.
Tadpoles follow a player that is holding a slimeball.
A tadpole grows up into one of the variants of a frog depending on the tadpole's location, as shown on the table below. Its growth may be accelerated by feeding it slimeballs.
- Frogs spawn naturally in this biome.
|Friendly Creatures||Tadpole dying||0.65||1.0|
|Friendly Creatures||Tadpole gets hurt||0.65||1.0|
|Name||Identifier||Entity tags (JE)||Translation key|
|Name||Identifier||Numeric ID||Translation key|
Tadpoles have entity data associated with them that contain various properties.
- Entity data
- Tags common to all entities
- Tags common to all mobs
- Age: Represents the age of the tadpole in ticks. When greater than or equal to 24000 game ticks (20 minutes), the tadpole grows up to a frog.
- FromBucket: 1 or 0 (true/false) - Whether the tadpole had ever been released from a bucket.
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Resource location|
|Bukkit Bukkit||Catch a Tadpole in a Bucket||Husbandry||—|
|October 16, 2021||Tadpoles are announced at Minecraft Live 2021.|
|Pre-release 1||Tadpoles no longer drop experience on death.|
|Tadpoles may now be tempted with slimeballs.|
|Wild Update (experimental)||beta 184.108.40.206||Added tadpoles behind the "Wild Update" experimental toggle. They can spawn naturally in swamp water sources.|
|beta 220.127.116.11||Tadpoles now have their unique sounds.|
|beta 18.104.22.168||Tadpole hitbox is now larger.|
|beta 22.214.171.124||The health of tadpoles has been increased to 6.|
|1.19.0||beta 126.96.36.199||Tadpoles are now available without enabling experimental gameplay.|
|Tadpoles can no longer spawn naturally in swamp water sources.|