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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





Internal ID

JE: 67
BE: 55

Entity ID


Endermites are the smallest hostile mobs in Minecraft.


Using an ender pearl has a 5% chance of spawning an endermite.


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, provided they were spawned from ender pearls.

Data values[edit]

See also: Chunk format

Endermites have entity data associated with them that contain various properties of the mob. Their entity ID is endermite.



Java Edition
1.8 14w11a Endermite 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.
14w11b Endermites will no longer despawn when named with a name tag.
14w17a Endermite Revision 2.png Endermites will now have a unique model.
Endermen are now no longer hostile to non-pearl-spawned endermites.
14w28a Endermites will now no longer spawn from endermen.
1.11 16w32a The endermite's entity ID has now been changed from Endermite to endermite.
Pocket Edition
1.0 build 1 Endermite Revision 2.png Added endermites.
Legacy Console Edition
TU31CU191.22Patch 3Endermite Revision 2.png Added endermites.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.7.10 Endermite Revision 2.png Added endermites.


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

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