Glow Squid

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This article is about the Minecraft counterpart. For the mob in Minecraft Earth, see MCE:Glow Squid.
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Glow Squid
Glow Squid JE1.gif
Health points




Hitbox size

Height: 0.8 blocks
Width: 0.8 blocks


§ Spawning

The glow squid is a variant of squid with an aqua luminescent texture.


Glow squids do not spawn naturally but can be spawned using spawn eggs found in the Creative inventory or with the /summon command.



Ink cloud produced by a glow squid.

Glow squids behave like normal squids, swimming around in water aimlessly. They emit particles wherever they swim. They suffocate to death if they are beached on land for 15 seconds (300 game ticks). They are targeted by guardians and axolotls and are affected by the impaling enchantment. Glow squids on land will continue to use the swimming animation but will be unable to move more than 1 block.

When attacked, they will stop glowing for 5 seconds (100 game ticks) and flee at a speed much faster than that of the squid.

Glow squids are not affected by the NoAI NBT tag.[1]


SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Glow Squid swimsFriendly CreaturesRandomly when in waterentity.glow_squid.ambientsubtitles.entity.glow_squid.ambient???
Glow Squid diesFriendly CreaturesDyingentity.glow_squid.deathsubtitles.entity.glow_squid.death???
Glow Squid hurtsFriendly CreaturesTaking damageentity.glow_squid.hurtsubtitles.entity.glow_squid.hurt???
Glow Squid shoots inkFriendly CreaturesShooting inkentity.glow_squid.squirtsubtitles.entity.glow_squid.squirt???

Data values[edit]


NameNamespaced IDEntity tags (JE)Translation key
Glow Squidglow_squidaxolotl_always_hostilesentity.minecraft.glow_squid

Entity data[edit]

See also: Chunk format

Glow squids have entity data associated with them that contains various properties.


Minecraft Earth
0.13.0Glow Squid MCE.png Added glow squid.
Upcoming Java Edition
September 27, 2020The glow squid is announced as one of the three mobs in the Minecraft Live 2020 mob vote.
October 3, 2020The glow squid wins the mob vote.
1.1721w03aGlow Squid JE1.png Added glow squid.


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


  • The glow squid won the Minecraft Live 2020 mob vote, in a vote with 3 candidates: the Iceologer, the Moobloom, and the Glow Squid.
  • Glow squids "glow" in the same way as enderman eyes and magma cube cores.
  • The glow squid is the first mob from a spin-off game to make it into the base game.