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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

First appearances

See history





Sounds Idle Hurt Death
Internal ID

JE: 67
BE: 55

Entity 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 silverfish, but they will not enter blocks.

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.

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

Endermites will spawn two portal particles around them.

If a mob attacks an endermite, any endermites in the area will become hostile towards that mob.

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

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 14w17a.png Endermites now have a unique model.
Endermen are no longer hostile to non-pearl-spawned endermites.
14w28a Endermites no longer spawn from endermen.
1.11 16w32a Changed entity ID from Endermite to endermite.
Pocket Edition
1.0 build 1 Added endermites.
Legacy Console Edition
TU31CU191.22Patch 3Added endermites.

Issues[edit | edit source]

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See also[edit | edit source]

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