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Where created by the player
Snow Golems are utility mobs.
Creation[edit | edit source]
To create a snow golem, the player must vertically, or horizontally, stack two snow blocks on the ground and then place 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. They can also be created by dispensing the pumpkin from a dispenser.
Drops[edit | edit source]
Snow golems drop up to 15 snowballs upon death. In Pocket Edition, shearing one will remove its pumpkin.
Behavior[edit | edit source]
Snow golems move towards hostile mobs and throw snowballs at them up to 10 blocks away, provoking them. The thrown snowballs do not do any damage, except to blazes and the ender dragon. They do not purposely attack aggressive wolves, but they will attack zombie pigmen regardless of whether they attacked the player (but will not aggravate any others in the area). Snow golems do not follow the player.
Snow golems have good path-finding skills, and will not jump off cliffs or into lava. Snow golems "melt" (take fire damage) in deserts, mesas, jungles, savannas, the Nether, and when in contact with rain or water. They do not take fall damage.
Farming[edit | edit source]
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.|
|?||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.|
|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. This is version exclusive.|
|build 9||Snow golems now leave a trail of snow in plains.|
|TU7||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 can be agitated if the 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 snowman-type head is hidden beneath it. If the player occupies the same space as a snow golem, its pumpkin helmet will be seen through, revealing their snowman-style face. The player can also go into spectator mode to see their snowman face.
- In Pocket Edition you can use shears to take off the Snow Golem's pumpkin.
- Snow golems cannot be made by pistons because the code for generating snow golems are found in the pumpkin`s "OnBlockPlace" (when placed by a player) event, and also pumpkins (or jack o'lanterns) will be dropped as an item when pushed by a piston.
- Since snow golems take fire damage in hot biomes, a splash potion of fire resistance thrown immediately after the creation of one will make it survive.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Three snow golems that were built by endermen.
In a zombie pigman trap, a snow golem teams up with several iron golems to kill the zombie pigmen, giving the player gold.
A snow golem riding in a minecart.