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Health points




Attack strength

Easy: 2♥
Normal: 2♥
Hard: 3♥♥


Height: 0.3 Blocks
Width: 0.4 Blocks


5% chance 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 when killed by a player or tamed wolf.


Endermites attack players (and iron golems[Bedrock Edition only]) within 16 blocks of them. If a mob attacks an endermite, any endermites in the area become hostile toward that mob. They can attack endermen when spawned with a spawn egg.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

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 spawn two portal particles around them.

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


Endermen attempt to kill endermites that spawn from ender pearls.


Sound Subtitle Namespaced ID Subtitle ID Source Pitch Volume Attenuation distance
Endermite scuttles entity.endermite.ambient subtitles.entity.endermite.ambient ? ? ? 16
Endermite dies entity.endermite.death subtitles.entity.endermite.death ? ? ? 16
Endermite hurts entity.endermite.hurt subtitles.entity.endermite.hurt ? ? ? 16
Footsteps entity.endermite.step subtitles.block.generic.footsteps ? ? ? 16

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.
1.15Pre-Release 3Endermites no longer suffocate in soul sand.
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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