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Health points

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

Attack strength

Easy: 2 (Heart.svg)
Normal: 2 (Heart.svg)
Hard: 3 (Heart.svgHalf Heart.svg)


Height: 0.3 Blocks
Width: 0.4 Blocks


Occasionally when an ender pearl lands





Internal ID

JE: 67
BE: 55

Namespaced ID


Endermites are the smallest hostile mobs in Minecraft.


They have a 5% chance to spawn when throwing ender pearls, and can be spawned with spawn eggs.


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


Endermites will attack players within 16 blocks of them.

Endermites despawn within 2 minutes, regardless of the player's distance from the endermite, except for when they have been named with a name tag. If a mob attacks an endermite, any endermites in the area will become hostile towards that mob.‌[Java Edition only]

Endermites can attack endermen when spawned with a spawn egg.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Endermites, being arthropods, are weak against weapons with the Bane of Arthropods enchantment.

Endermites will take suffocation damage if standing on soul sand, because their height is less than that of a slab.

Endermites will spawn two portal particles around them.

They will attack iron golems.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

The endermite is based on the silverfish, so they will sometimes try to enter blocks when idle, but can't.


Endermen will attempt to kill endermites if they were spawned from ender pearls.

Data values[edit]

Endermites have entity data associated with them that contain various properties of the mob.



Java Edition
1.814w11aEndermite Revision 1.png Added endermites.
Endermen are hostile to endermites.
Endermites have a 15% chance of spawning 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.
Endermites have a texture of a purple silverfish.
14w11bEndermites will no longer despawn when named with a name tag.
14w17aEndermite Revision 2.png Endermites will now have a unique model.
Endermen are now no longer hostile to non-pearl-spawned endermites.
14w28aEndermites will now no longer spawn from endermen.
1.1116w32aThe endermite's entity ID has now been changed from Endermite to endermite.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha Revision 2.png Added endermites.
Legacy Console Edition
TU31CU191.22Patch 3Endermite Revision 2.png Added endermites.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.7.10Endermite Revision 2.png Added endermites.


Issues relating to "Endermite" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

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