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Bat
Bat.png
Health points

6 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg)

Attack strength

None

Spawn

Below layer 63, light level of 4 or less
On October 20-November 3: below layer 63, light level of 7 or less

First appearance

1.4.2 (12w38a)

Drops

None

Experience

0

Network ID

65

Savegame ID

Bat

Bats are flying passive mobs that spawn in caves.

Spawning[edit]

Bats can spawn anywhere in the Overworld at a light level of 4 or less on opaque blocks below layer 63.

Drops[edit]

Bats don't drop anything.

Behavior[edit]

Bats sleep during the day and become active at night. A bat will hang upside down when it is idle, but once the player approaches, the bat will fly away. Bats cannot hang on transparent or non-solid blocks.

They are the 4th smallest mobs in the game.

Bats will squeak (similar to its real life function of echolocation).

Although the bat is a passive mob, they still despawn when going too far away, like hostile mobs, ocelots and squid.

Bats do not recognize lava as obstruction and can fly into it.

Bats will see players even when they are invisible.

History[edit]

Official release
1.4.2 12w38a Added bats.
12w42a Bats no longer "trample" crops nor do they activate tripwire or pressure plates.
1.4-pre Added bat sounds.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Bat" are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • Bats tend to fly to the east whenever given a choice.
  • It is impossible to attach a lead to a bat.

Gallery[edit]