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Health points

8 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg)

Attack strength

2 (Heart.svg)


Occasionally when an ender pearl is thrown

First appearances

See history





Sounds Idle
Network ID


Savegame ID


Endermites are the smallest hostile mobs in Minecraft.

Spawning[edit | edit source]

Using an ender pearl has a 5% chance of spawning an endermite.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Endermites drop 3 experience when killed by a player or tamed wolf.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Their movement and appearance is almost identical to that of a Silverfish.

Endermites will attack players within 16 blocks of them.

Endermites despawn within 2 minutes, regardless of the player's distance from the endermite, unless they are named with a name tag. If they are named, they will never despawn unless they are killed or the difficulty is switched to peaceful.

Endermites will take damage if walking on soul sand, due to its small hitbox.

Endermites will spawn two portal particles around them.

Endermen[edit | edit source]

Endermen will attempt to kill endermites, provided they were spawned from ender pearls and there is no nearby player in Survival or Adventure mode. If the player is close enough to an endermite, endermen focus on the player instead of the endermite.

Data values[edit | edit source]

See also: Chunk format

Endermites have entity data associated with them that contain various properties of the mob. Their entity ID is Endermite.

Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Official release
1.8 14w11a Old Endermite.pngAdded endermites. Endermen are hostile to them, and they have a 15% chance to spawn when an enderman teleports (with that chance decreasing by 1 percentage point per endermite spawn) and a 5% chance to spawn when a player uses an ender pearl.
14w11b Endermites no longer despawn when named with a name tag.
14w17a Endermite.png Endermites now have a unique model.
Endermen are no longer hostile to non-pearl-spawned endermites.
14w28a Endermites no longer spawn from endermen.
Console Edition
TU31 CU19 1.22 Patch 3 Added endermites.

Issues[edit | edit source]

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See also[edit | edit source]