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Health points


Attack strength

Easy: 2Heart.svg
Normal: 2Heart.svg
Hard: 3Heart.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.


Endermites have a 5% chance to spawn when an ender pearl lands.


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


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

Endermites spawn two portal particles around them.


Endermen attempt to kill endermites that spawn 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 no longer despawn when named with a name tag.
14w17aEndermite Revision 2.png Endermites now have a unique model.
Endermen are now no longer hostile to non-pearl-spawned endermites.
14w28aEndermites 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.

See also[edit]