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Where created by the player
Snow Golems are utility mobs that help defend against hostile mobs.
Creation[edit | edit source]
To create a snow golem, the player must vertically, or horizontally, stack two snow blocks and then placing or dispensing a pumpkin or jack o'lantern on top of them (or at one extremity if stacked horizontally). The pumpkin must be placed last in order for the golem to spawn.
Drops[edit | edit source]
Snow golems drop up to 15 snowballs upon death.
Behavior[edit | edit source]
Snow golems do not follow players. Snow golems have good path-finding skills, and like most mobs, will not jump off cliffs or fall into lava. They do not take fall damage.
Snow golems can be put on leads and tied to fences.
Combat[edit | edit source]
Snow golems move towards hostile mobs and throw snowballs at them up to 10 blocks away, provoking them. Thrown snowballs will not do any damage, except to blazes and the ender dragon. With the exception of wolves, they will also attack any neutral mobs regardless of whether they attacked the player or not.
Snow[edit | edit source]
- See also: Tutorials/Snow farming
As they move, they leave a trail of snow on the ground if the blocks can support it. They will only produce snow in biomes with a temperature less than 0.8, which includes cold, snowy, and some medium biomes (including the End).
Data values[edit | edit source]
- See also: Chunk format
Snow golems have entity data associated with them that contain various properties of the mob. Their entity ID is
Video[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
|September 21, 2011||Snow golems were first mentioned by Notch on Reddit and were stated to appear in Beta 1.9.|
|Notch originally planned to call this mob Snowmen. However, very soon after revealing the name, Reddit user Cuttleman stated he would call them Snow Golems, a name Notch approved of and made official.|
|December 22, 2012||In The Story of Mojang, Notch briefly mentioned adding “snowmen that throw snowballs."|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9-pre1||Snow golems were added.|
|During the Beta release candidates, snow golems would attack players holding wheat.|
|1.2.1||12w06a||Snow golems have a new path-finding AI and will form a wall to attack mobs.|
|12w07a||Snow golems now take damage in deserts, jungles, the Nether, and when in contact with rain and water.|
|1.8||14w04a||Snow golems can be created by dispensing the pumpkin from a dispenser atop two snow blocks.|
|14w26c||Jack o'lanterns can no longer be used to build snow golems.|
|14w33a||Snow golems now attack creepers, provoking them.|
|1.8.1||1.8.1-pre1||Jack o'lanterns can be used to build snow golems again.|
|1.9||15w31c||Snow golems can no longer damage Ender dragons.|
|15w46a||Snow golems will no longer create a trail of snow layers, if the gamerule
|15w49a||Snow golems' pumpkin can now be removed with shears.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.12.1||build 1||Added snow golems.|
|build 2||Snow golems now spawn wearing a pumpkin.|
|build 3||Snow golems' pumpkin can now be removed with shears.|
|build 9||Snow golems now leave a trail of snow in plains.|
|TU7||CU1||1.0||Added snow golems.|
|TU11||Increased the limit for snow golems in a world.|
|TU12||Snow golems have a new path-finding AI and will form a wall to attack mobs.|
|Snow golems now take damage in deserts, jungles, the Nether, and when in contact with rain and water.|
Issues[edit | edit source]
Issues relating to “Snow Golem” are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Iron golems will get agitated and attack if a snow golem accidentally hits one or a villager while aiming at another mob.
- The same applies for wolves.
- Snow golems wear their pumpkin as a helmet, just like the player does. Their actual head is hidden beneath it.
- Since snow golems take fire damage in hot biomes, a splash potion of fire resistance will allow it to survive.
- Snow golems cannot be made by pistons because the code for generating snow golems are found in the pumpkin`s
OnBlockPlace("placed by a player") event.
- Also, pumpkins and jack o'lanterns drops as an item when pushed by a piston.