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Some of the many hostile mobs that can spawn in the overworld. From left to right: Zombie, Spider, Enderman, Creeper, Skeleton, Drowned, Witch, Slime.

A mob is a living, moving game entity. The term "mob" is short for "mobile".[1] All mobs can be attacked and hurt (from falling, burning, attacked by player or mob, falling into the void, etc.) and some of them can drown. Different types of mobs often have unique AI and loot.

Spawning

Most monsters are found in dark areas such as caves, whilst most animals are found commonly in bright light levels. Most other mobs are also found in different biomes/structures.
Different mobs spawn in diverse habitats/structures, depending on their light level or temperature.

Mobs spawn in various ways. Most mobs spawn naturally, depending on their light level, habitat, and their surroundings, for example, most animals are found in brighter, outside areas whilst hostile monsters are commonly found in the dark (whether if it’s a cave, dungeon, mansion or at night). These mobs usually spawn upon chunk generation. Most animals including those that are passive, neutral and even hoglins have the ability to be bred by the player, creating offspring. Villagers also breed randomly depending on the time and the amount of beds (though they can’t be bred by the player). Mobs never spawn on transparent blocks, in water (except fish, dolphins, turtles and other aquatic creatures), in lava (except for striders), on bedrock, or on blocks less than a full block tall (such as slabs placed on the bottom half). The exception is monster spawners, from which they can spawn naturally on any block including air.

Some mobs (like the snow golem, and the wither) require that the player needs to "construct" them before being able to spawn. The iron golem can spawn naturally and can also be constructed. The ender dragon can be respawned with 4 end crystals.

Players can also spawn mobs easily by using spawn eggs in Creative mode, or the /summon command.

Despawning

Many mobs despawn (cease to exist) after a certain amount of time if far enough from the player. In Java Edition, most passive mobs do not despawn, while most hostiles do. In Bedrock Edition, almost all passive or hostile mobs despawn.

Behavior

A pig emitting smoke particles upon death.

Mobs are affected by the environment in the same ways as the player: they are subject to physics, and they can be hurt by the same things that harm the player (catching on fire, falling, drowning, attacked by weapons, /kill etc.). Some mobs may be resistant or immune to certain hazards, such as Nether mobs, which are immune to fire. Mobs like cod, salmon, tropical fish, pufferfish, drowned, guardian, elder guardian cannot be drowned. Mobs can ride minecarts and other mobs can climb up ladders. When mobs are killed, they turn to dust and drop items that may be useful resources. Each type of mob in Minecraft has a certain AI (Artificial Intelligence) system with different behaviors and mechanics. Mobs ordinarily wander around at random if there is a player nearby and usually avoid walking off blocks high enough to cause falling damage. Many mobs have an advanced pathfinding system that allows them to navigate through obstacles to get to a desired object or destination. Passive mobs flee in random directions after being hurt, while hostile mobs face and chase/attack the player as soon as the player comes close. Neutral mobs remain neutral until a player or mob provokes it (usually by attacking), at which point the neutral mob becomes hostile toward and attack the entity that hit it. Most mobs are aware of players within 16 blocks of them, but some can see farther. Conversely, most mobs can be heard by players up to 16 blocks away.

Most mobs cannot see through most solid blocks, including semi-transparent blocks such as ice, glass, tall grass, or glass panes. Mobs do not attempt to walk on rail tracks unless pushed on by other mobs.

List of mobs

Mobs are listed and classified by their nature in regard to the player as below. For more details on a particular mob, click and view their individual page.

Passive mobs

Passive mobs are harmless mobs that do not attack the player, even when provoked or attacked. Many of them are breedable and/or tameable.

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Bat Cat Chicken Cod Cow Donkey Fox Horse
MooshroomFace.png MuleFace.png OcelotFace.png ParrotFace.png PigFace.png PiglinFace.png PolarBearFace.png RabbitFace.png SalmonBody.png SheepFace.png
Mooshroom Mule Ocelot Parrot Pig Piglin (baby) Polar Bear (baby) Rabbit Salmon Sheep
SkeletonHorseFace.png SnowGolemFace.png SquidFace.png StriderFace.png TropicalFishBody.png TurtleFace.png VillagerFace.png WanderingTraderFace.png
Skeleton Horse Snow Golem Squid Strider Tropical Fish Turtle Villager Wandering Trader

Neutral mobs

Neutral mobs are sometimes passive and sometimes hostile toward the player. Many neutral mobs become hostile only when attacked first, but other neutral mobs have other ways of being provoked. Some may be naturally hostile with provocation.

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Bee[n 1][n 2] Cave Spider[n 3][n 4] Dolphin[n 1] Enderman[n 4][n 5] Iron Golem
(Naturally spawned)[n 6]
Llama[n 7] Piglin (adult)[n 4][n 8]
PandaFace.png PolarBearFace.png PufferfishFace.png SpiderFace.png WolfFace.png ZombifiedPiglinFace.png
Panda[n 9] Polar Bear (adult)[n 10] Pufferfish Spider[n 3][n 4] Wolf[n 1] Zombified Piglin[n 1][n 4]
  1. a b c d All nearby mobs of the same type become hostile when a single one is provoked.
  2. In addition to attacking when provoked, bees become aggravated when a nearby beehive is broken. Bees who claim a beehive become angry when honey is harvested unless a campfire is placed beneath the beehive. A bee can sting the player only once, and ceases to attack thereafter although the bee's hostile texture remains. In addition, they become passive after a short time.
  3. a b This mob is naturally hostile when in a light level 7 or lower; meaning they are naturally hostile whenever they spawn. They become neutral when in a light level higher than 7, although they continue attacking any players they were attacking before being in this light level.
  4. a b c d e This mob is subject to advancements by Monster Hunter, Monsters Hunted.‌[JE only]
  5. In addition to attacking when provoked, endermen become hostile when their head is being looked at.
  6. In addition to attacking when provoked, iron golems attack players with low village popularity.
  7. This mob becomes neutral after attacking the player a single time.
  8. Piglins are naturally hostile, but if the player is wearing at least one piece of gold armor, then the piglin becomes neutral. In its neutral state, if one piglin or piglin brute is attacked, if the player opens or breaks these containers or if the player breaks these golden blocks, all nearby piglins become hostile, even if the player is wearing gold armor.
  9. Most panda personalities attack the player once. Aggressive pandas attack more similarly to a hostile mob when provoked.
  10. Like all mobs, adult polar bears are passive on Peaceful difficulty. When the player is near a cub, the parent polar bear becomes hostile toward the player, although it seldom happens in Easy difficulty. When a cub is attacked, nearby polar bears become hostile toward the attacker.

Hostile mobs

Hostile mobs are dangerous, aggressive mobs that always attack the player on sight.

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Blaze Chicken Jockey[h 1] Creeper Drowned Elder Guardian Endermite Evoker Ghast Guardian Hoglin
HuskFace.png MagmaCubeFace.png Phantom PiglinBruteFace.png PillagerFace.png RavagerFace.png ShulkerFace.png SilverfishFace.png SkeletonFace.png SkeletonHorsemanFace.png
Husk Magma Cube Phantom Piglin Brute Pillager[h 2] Ravager Shulker Silverfish Skeleton Skeleton Horseman[h 1]
SlimeFace.png SpiderJockeyFace.png StrayFace.png VexFace.png VindicatorFace.png WitchFace.png WitherSkeletonFace.png ZoglinFace.png ZombieFace.png ZombieVillagerFace.png
Slime Spider Jockey[h 3] Stray Vex Vindicator Witch Wither Skeleton Zoglin Zombie Zombie Villager
  1. a b Only the riding mob of the pair is hostile. The mount remains passive after its rider is killed.
  2. If a pillager breaks its crossbow, then it becomes passive.‌[JE only]
  3. The skeleton variant is always hostile, while the spider follows its normal rules.

Boss mobs

Boss mobs are special hostile mobs that are distinctly more dangerous and tougher than other mobs. They do not spawn randomly, and are confronted intentionally. They also have a boss bar featuring their name and health. Boss mobs provide unique challenges but also equivalent rewards.

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Ender Dragon Wither


Unused mobs

Only contains a few mobs that never spawn naturally in-game as they can only be summoned with the /summon command though the zombie horse can also be created with a spawn egg.

ZombieFace.png ZombieHorseFace.png The Killer Bunny IllusionerFace.png OldVillagerFace.png Old Zombie Villager
Giant Zombie Horse The Killer Bunny Illusioner Old Villager[BE only] Old Zombie Villager[BE only]

Removed mobs

Removed mobs no longer exist in current versions of the game.

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Beast Boy Black Steve Human Pigman Rana Steve

Unimplemented mobs

See also: Java Edition Removed features

Forgotten mobs that were planned to be added but either got replaced by other mobs or scrapped

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Mob A "The Monster of The Ocean Depths" Mob C "The Great Hunger" Mob D "The Hovering Inferno" Red Dragon

Education Edition exclusive mobs

These mobs are exclusive to Education Edition.

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Agent NPC

Upcoming mobs

Upcoming mobs are new mobs that are present only in development versions for an upcoming version. This excludes mobs that were announced (confirmed) to be added but yet did not appear in development versions. For announced mobs see Planned versions and for possible future mobs see Mentioned features.

Classification

Weaknesses and immunities

Some mobs are weak or immune to certain kinds of damage. Sea creatures, such as turtles, take more damage from tridents that are enchanted with Impaling.‌[Java Edition only][until JE Tests] Skeletons and their variants are immune to drowning. All undead mobs are healed by Potions of Harming, but take extra damage from weapons enchanted with Smite, along with taking damage from Potions of Healing. Many of these weaknesses and immunities are a result of what category (see below) of mobs that the mob falls into.

Undead mobs

A dying zombie.

This group of mobs includes drowned, husks, phantoms, skeletons, skeleton horses, strays, withers, wither skeletons, zoglins, zombies, zombie horses, zombie villagers, and zombified piglins. These mobs are damaged by potions of Healing, healed by potions of Harming, and are immune to drowning(except for husks and zombies) and poison damage. Zombies, zombie villagers, drowned, skeletons, strays, and phantoms burn when under direct sunlight, unless they are touching water or wearing a helmet. Under the effect of a Potion of Fire Resistance, undead mobs still catch fire in direct sunlight but do not take damage. All undead mobs except for drowned, phantom, and wither sink in water. All undead mobs take extra damage from weapons enchanted with Smite, and are ignored by withers.

Most undead mobs have the ability to pick up items. Some can spawn wearing armor, or holding tools or weapons.

Water-based mobs

Dolphins chasing after a raw cod item.

This group of mobs includes dolphins, squid, guardians, elder guardians, turtles, cod, salmon, pufferfish, and tropical fish, but not drowned.[2] They take extra damage from tridents enchanted with Impaling,‌[Java Edition only][until JE Tests] and do not cause pufferfish to inflate nor take damage from them. All water mobs except dolphins are immune to drowning, and all except guardians, elder guardians, and turtles take suffocation damage if out of water for too long. Water mobs have the ability to swim, whereas other mobs simply float on water or sink.

Arthropods

This group consists of mobs based on arthropods, namely bees, cave spiders, endermites, silverfish, and spiders. They take extra damage and receive the Slowness IV effect when attacked with weapons enchanted with Bane of Arthropods. Both types of spider are immune to the effects of poison. Silverfish infest infested blocks.

Illagers

Illagers on a raid

This group includes pillagers, illusioners, evokers, vindicators, and ravagers. They are immune to evoker fangs damage and ignored by vindicators named "Johnny". They are hostile to villagers, wandering traders, iron golems and players. Witches and vexes may accompany them in raids. Illusioners (and witches‌[Bedrock Edition only]) can see players or targets through blocks. Vindicators named "Johnny" attack ravagers, as they are not illagers‌[Java Edition only].

Knockback resistance

Some non-boss mobs resist a percentage of knockback from attacks.

  • Iron golems: 100%
  • Shulkers: 100%
  • Squid: 85% when out of water[verify]
  • Ravagers: 75%
  • Hoglins and zoglins: 60%
  • Drowned, Husks, Zombies, Zombie Villagers, Zombified Piglins: 0–5% (determined upon spawning)

Platform availability

Mob Java Edition Bedrock Edition Education Edition
Agent No No Yes
Bat Yes Yes Yes
Bee Yes Yes Yes
Blaze Yes Yes Yes
Cat Yes Yes Yes
Cave Spider Yes Yes Yes
Chicken Yes Yes Yes
Chicken Jockey Yes Yes Yes
Cod Yes Yes Yes
Cow Yes Yes Yes
Creeper Yes Yes Yes
Dolphin Yes Yes Yes
Donkey Yes Yes Yes
Drowned Yes Yes Yes
Elder Guardian Yes Yes Yes
Ender Dragon Yes Yes Yes
Enderman Yes Yes Yes
Endermite Yes Yes Yes
Evoker Yes Yes Yes
Fox Yes Yes Yes
Ghast Yes Yes Yes
Giant Yes No No
Guardian Yes Yes Yes
Horse Yes Yes Yes
Hoglin Yes Yes N/A
Husk Yes Yes Yes
Illusioner Yes No No
Iron Golem Yes Yes Yes
Killer Bunny Yes No No
Llama Yes Yes Yes
Magma Cube Yes Yes Yes
Mooshroom Yes Yes Yes
Mule Yes Yes Yes
NPC No Yes Yes
Ocelot Yes Yes Yes
Old Villager No Yes No
Old Zombie Villager No Yes No
Panda Yes Yes Yes
Parrot Yes Yes Yes
Phantom Yes Yes Yes
Pig Yes Yes Yes
Piglin Yes Yes N/A
Piglin Brute Yes Yes N/A
Pillager Yes Yes Yes
Polar Bear Yes Yes Yes
Pufferfish Yes Yes Yes
Rabbit Yes Yes Yes
Ravager Yes Yes Yes
Salmon Yes Yes Yes
Sheep Yes Yes Yes
Shulker Yes Yes Yes
Silverfish Yes Yes Yes
Skeleton Yes Yes Yes
Skeleton Horse Yes Yes Yes
Skeleton Horseman Yes Yes Yes
Slime Yes Yes Yes
Snow Golem Yes Yes Yes
Spider Yes Yes Yes
Spider Jockey Yes Yes Yes
Squid Yes Yes Yes
Stray Yes Yes Yes
Strider Yes Yes N/A
Trader Llama Yes Yes Yes
Tropical Fish Yes Yes Yes
Turtle Yes Yes Yes
Vex Yes Yes Yes
Villager Yes Yes Yes
Vindicator Yes Yes Yes
Wandering Trader Yes Yes Yes
Witch Yes Yes Yes
Wither Yes Yes Yes
Wither Skeleton Yes Yes Yes
Wolf Yes Yes Yes
Zoglin Yes Yes N/A
Zombie Horse Yes Yes Yes
Zombie Villager Yes Yes Yes
Zombified Piglin Yes Yes Yes

Damage dealt by hostile and neutral mobs

The damage mobs deal to players is affected by the difficulty of the game. The below values represent the amount of damage taken per hit.
  • This only applies to mobs attacking the player. Mobs attacking other mobs always deal the 'Normal' damage listed, regardless of difficulty.
  • Values for the creeper and ghast assume the player is directly adjacent to the explosion.
  • The damage of slimes and magma cubes depends on their size. Tiny-sized slimes, while hostile, are unable to do damage directly.
  • Mobs deal no damage on peaceful, apart from wolves[BE only] and llamas.
Mob Difficulty Status effect(s)
Easy Normal Hard
Bee 2♥ 2♥ 3♥♥ Poison for 10 seconds on normal difficulty and for 18 seconds on hard difficulty
Blaze (melee) 4♥♥ 6♥♥♥ 9♥♥♥♥♥ No
Blaze fireball 5♥♥♥ + Fire for 5 seconds No
Cave Spider 2♥ 2♥ 3♥♥ Poison for 7 seconds on normal difficulty and for 15 seconds on hard difficulty
Creeper explosion (normal) 22.5♥ × 11.25 43♥ × 21.5 64.5♥ × 32.25 When exploding: No

If having a potion effect when exploding, it leaves an effect cloud with the effect, like a lingering potion.

Creeper explosion (charged) 43.5♥ × 21.75 85♥ × 42.5 127.5♥ × 63.75
Dolphin 2.5♥ × 1.25 3♥♥ 4.5♥ × 2.25 No
Drowned No
Drowned trident (Ranged) 8♥♥♥♥ No
Drowned trident (Melee)‌[BE only] 5♥♥♥ 9♥♥♥♥♥ 12♥ × 6 No
Elder Guardian (Laser) 5♥♥♥ 8♥♥♥♥ 12♥ × 6 Inflicts Mining Fatigue III for 5 minutes on nearby players
Elder Guardian (Spikes) 2♥ 3♥♥
Ender Dragon (Melee) 6♥♥♥ 10♥♥♥♥♥ 15♥ × 7.5 No
Ender Dragon (Wings) 3♥♥ 5♥♥♥ 7♥♥♥♥ No
Ender Dragon (Breathe) 3♥♥ per second Area effect cloud of Instant Damage
Ender Dragon Dragon Fireball 6♥♥♥ per second
Enderman 4.5♥ × 2.25 7♥♥♥♥ 10.5♥ × 5.25 No
Endermite 2♥ 3♥♥ No
Evoker fangs 6♥♥♥ No
Fox 2♥ 3♥♥ No
Ghast fireball (Impact) 6♥♥♥ No
Ghast fireball (Explosion) 7♥♥♥♥ 12♥ × 6 22.5♥ × 11.25 No
Guardian (Laser) 4♥♥ 6♥♥♥ 9♥♥♥♥♥ No
Guardian (Spikes) 2♥ 3♥♥ No
Hoglin[JE only] 2.5♥ × 1.25 to 5♥♥♥ 3♥♥ to 8♥♥♥♥ 4.5♥ × 2.25 to 12♥ × 6 No
Hoglin (baby)‌[JE only] 0.5♥ × 0.25 0.75♥ × 0.375 No
Hoglin[BE only] 3♥♥ 6♥♥♥ 9♥♥♥♥♥ No
Husk 2.5♥ × 1.25 3♥♥ 4.5♥ × 2.25 Hunger when attacking any mob for 7 × floor of RD seconds
Illusioner arrow 2♥ to 5♥♥♥ 3♥♥ to 5♥♥♥ Throws Blindness spells on the player, if regional difficulty is 2 or greater
Iron Golem 4.75♥ × 2.375 to 11.75♥ × 5.875 7.5♥ × 3.75 to 21.5♥ × 10.75 11.25♥ × 5.625 to 32.25♥ × 16.125 No
The Killer Bunny 5♥♥♥ 8♥♥♥♥ 12♥ × 6 No
Llama spit 1♥ No
Magma Cube (big) 4♥♥ 6♥♥♥ 9♥♥♥♥♥ No
Magma Cube (medium) 3♥♥ 4♥♥ 6♥♥♥ No
Magma Cube (small) 2.5♥ × 1.25 3♥♥ 4.5♥ × 2.25 No
Panda 4♥♥ 6♥♥♥ 9♥♥♥♥♥ No
Phantom[JE only] 2♥ 3♥♥ No
Phantom[BE only] 4♥♥ 6♥♥♥ 9♥♥♥♥♥ No
Piglin arrow[JE only] 3♥♥ to 4♥♥ 4♥♥ No
Piglin arrow[BE only] 1♥ - 5♥♥♥ No
Piglin (Melee with Sword)‌[JE only] 5♥♥♥ 8♥♥♥♥ 12♥ × 6 No
Piglin (Melee without Sword)‌[JE only] 3.5♥ × 1.75 5♥♥♥ 7.5♥ × 3.75 No
Piglin[BE only] 5♥♥♥ 9♥♥♥♥♥ 13♥ × 6.5 No
Piglin Brute 7.5♥ × 3.75 13♥ × 6.5 19.5♥ × 9.75 No
Pillager arrow 3♥♥ to 4♥♥ 4♥♥ No
Polar Bear 4♥♥ 6♥♥♥ 9♥♥♥♥♥ No
Pufferfish 2♥ 3♥♥ Poison for 5 seconds
Ravager (Melee) 7♥♥♥♥ 12♥ × 6 18♥ × 9 No
Ravager (Roar) 4♥♥ 6♥♥♥ 9♥♥♥♥♥ No
Shulker bullet 4♥♥ Levitation for 10 seconds
Silverfish 1♥ No
Skeleton arrow[JE only] 3♥♥ to 5♥♥♥ No
Skeleton arrow[BE only] Damage varies with proximity No
Skeleton (melee) 2♥ 3♥♥ No
Slime (big) 3♥♥ 4♥♥ 6♥♥♥ No
Slime (medium) 2♥ 3♥♥ No
Slime (small) 0♥ No
Spider 2♥ 3♥♥ No, but can spawn with effects
Stray arrow[JE only] 3♥♥ to 5♥♥♥ Slowness for 30 seconds when their tipped arrow hits any mob (including another stray)
Stray arrow[BE only] Damage varies with proximity
Stray (melee) 2♥ 3♥♥ No
Vex 5.5♥ × 2.75 9♥♥♥♥♥ 13.5♥ × 6.75 No
Vindicator 7.5♥ × 3.75 13♥ × 6.5 19.5♥ × 9.75 No
Witch Deals damage by throwing potions Throws splash potions of Poison, Instant Damage, Slowness, and Weakness
Wither Skeleton 5♥♥♥ 8♥♥♥♥ 12♥ × 6 Wither for 10 seconds
Wither (birth explosion) 35.5♥ × 17.75 69♥ × 34.5 103.5♥ × 51.75 No
Wither Skull 8♥♥♥♥ 8♥♥♥♥ Wither II for 10 seconds on Normal difficulty and 40 seconds on Hard difficulty
Wither (dash attack)
[BE only]
15♥ × 7.5 No
Wolf (tamed) 3♥♥ 4♥♥ 6♥♥♥ No
Wolf (hostile) No
Zoglin 2.5♥ × 1.25 to 5♥♥♥ 3♥♥ to 8♥♥♥♥ 4.5♥ × 2.25 to 12♥ × 6 No
Zoglin (baby) 0.5♥ × 0.25 0.75♥ × 0.375 No
Zombie 2.5♥ × 1.25 3♥♥ 4.5♥ × 2.25 No
Zombified Piglin 5♥♥♥ 8♥♥♥♥ 12♥ × 6 No
Zombie Villager 2.5♥ × 1.25 3♥♥ 4.5♥ × 2.25 No

Common NBT data

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Achievements

Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS)
Monster HunterAttack and destroy a monster.Kill a hostile mob or one of the following neutral mobs: enderman, zombified piglin, spider, cave spider.15GBronze
Cow TipperHarvest some leather.Pick up leather from the ground.15GBronze
When Pigs FlyUse a saddle to ride a pig, and then have the pig get hurt from fall damage while riding it.Be riding a pig (e.g. using a saddle) when it hits the ground with a fall distance greater than 5.40GSilver
Sniper DuelKill a Skeleton with an arrow from more than 50 meters.Use a launched arrow to kill a skeleton, wither skeleton, or a stray from 50 or more blocks away, horizontally.30GBronze
Return to SenderDestroy a Ghast with a fireball.Kill a ghast using a ghast fireball.30GSilver
The Beginning?Spawn the WitherBe within a 100.9×100.9×103.5 cuboid centered on the Wither when it is spawned.20GBronze
The Beginning.Kill the WitherBe within a 100.9×100.9×203.5 cuboid centered on the Wither when it drops the nether star.40GSilver
RepopulationBreed two cows with wheat.Breed two cows or two mooshrooms.15GBronze
Leader Of The PackBefriend five Wolves.This does not have to be in a single game, so multiple games or reloading old saves does count toward this achievement.20GBronze
Have a Shearful DayUse Shears to obtain wool from a sheep.15GBronze
Body GuardCreate an Iron Golem20GBronze
Zombie DoctorCure a zombie villager.Throw a splash potion of weakness at a zombie villager and give it a golden apple (by facing the zombie and pressing the use key with a golden apple in your hand)40GGold
ArcherKill a creeper with arrows.10GBronze
The Deep EndDefeat an Elder Guardian30GSilver
The End... Again...Respawn the Enderdragon30GSilver
Great View From Up HereLevitate up 50 blocks from the attacks of a Shulker20GBronze
EcholocationFeed a dolphin fish to have it lead you to treasureFeed a dolphin raw cod and have it lure you to treasure.20GSilver
Where Have You Been?Receive a gift from a tamed cat in the morning.The gift must be picked up from the ground.20GBronze
ZoologistBreed two pandas with bamboo.40GGold
Plethora of CatsBefriend twenty stray cats.20GSilver
Kill the Beast!Defeat a Ravager.30GSilver
I've got a bad feeling about thisKill a Pillager Captain.20GBronze
Bee our guestUse a Campfire to collect Honey from a Beehive using a Bottle without aggravating the bees.15GBronze
Total BeelocationMove and place a Bee Nest, with 3 bees inside, using Silk Touch.30GSilver
Oooh, shiny!Distract a Piglin using gold.Give a piglin a gold item while it is aggressive toward the player.30GSilver

Advancements

Advancements are made when a player accomplishes something that is either rare to accomplish or sometimes easy to do so (such as Adventure for killing or getting killed by an entity).

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID

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Zombie Doctor
Weaken and then cure a Zombie VillagerWe Need to Go DeeperThrow a splash potion of Weakness at a zombie villager, feed it a golden apple, and wait for it to be cured.story/cure_zombie_villager

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Return to Sender
Destroy a Ghast with a fireballNetherKill a ghast using a ghast fireball.nether/return_to_sender

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Oh Shiny
Distract Piglins with goldNetherGive a piglin one of these 22 gold-related items in the #piglin_loved entity tag while not wearing any golden armor. If this advancement is attempted while the player is wearing golden armor but piglin(s) are still aggressive toward them, the advancement does not trigger. Other gold-related items, if any, may be used, but are ignored for this advancement and by the piglin.nether/distract_piglin

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This Boat Has Legs
Ride a Strider with a Warped Fungus on a StickNetherBoost a strider with a warped fungus on a stick.nether/ride_strider

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Uneasy Alliance
Rescue a Ghast from the Nether, bring it safely home to the Overworld... and then kill itReturn to SenderKill a ghast while in the Overworld.nether/uneasy_alliance

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Spooky Scary Skeleton
Obtain a Wither Skeleton's skullA Terrible FortressHave a wither skeleton skull in your inventory.nether/get_wither_skull

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Into Fire
Relieve a Blaze of its rodA Terrible FortressHave a blaze rod in your inventory.nether/obtain_blaze_rod

Advancement-plain-raw.pngInvicon Nether Star.gif

Withering Heights
Summon the WitherSpooky Scary Skeletonnether/summon_wither

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How Did We Get Here?
Have every effect applied at the same timeA Furious CocktailHave all of these 26 effects applied to the player at the same time. Beacon effects also count for the purposes of this advancement. Other status effects, if any, may be applied to the player, but are ignored for this advancement.
Note: This is a hidden advancement, meaning that it can be viewed by the player only after completing it.
nether/all_effects

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Free the End
Good luckThe EndKill the ender dragon.end/kill_dragon

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The End... Again...
Respawn the Ender DragonFree the EndSummon an ender dragon using end crystals.end/respawn_dragon

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You Need a Mint
Collect dragon's breath in a glass bottleFree the EndHave a bottle of dragon's breath in your inventory.end/dragon_breath

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Great View From Up Here
Levitate up 50 blocks from the attacks of a ShulkerThe City at the End of the GameMove a distance of 50 blocks with the Levitation effect applied.end/levitate

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Adventure
Adventure, exploration, and combatKill any entity, or be killed by any entity.adventure/root

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Monster Hunter
Kill any hostile monsterAdventureKill one of these 34 mobs. Other mobs, if any, may be killed, but are ignored for this advancement.adventure/kill_a_mob

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What a Deal!
Successfully trade with a VillagerAdventureTake an item from a villager or wandering trader's trading output slot, and put it in your inventory.adventure/trade

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Monsters Hunted
Kill one of every hostile monsterMonster HunterKill each of these 34 mobs. Other mobs, if any, may be killed, but are ignored for this advancement.adventure/kill_all_mobs

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Hired Help
Summon an Iron Golem to help defend a villageWhat a Deal!Summon an iron golem.adventure/summon_iron_golem

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Who's the Pillager Now?
Give a Pillager a taste of their own medicineOl' BetsyKill a pillager with a crossbow.adventure/whos_the_pillager_now

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Arbalistic
Kill five unique mobs with one crossbow shotOl' BetsyNote: This is a hidden advancement, meaning that it can be viewed by the player only after completing it.adventure/arbalistic

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Sniper Duel
Kill a Skeleton from at least 50 meters awayTake AimKill a skeleton with a projectile while being at least 50 blocks away horizontally.adventure/sniper_duel

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Bee Our Guest
Use a Campfire to collect Honey from a Beehive using a Bottle without aggravating the beesHusbandryUse a bottle on a beehive or bee nest while not angering the bees inside.husbandry/safely_harvest_honey

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The Parrots and the Bats
Breed two animals togetherHusbandryhusbandry/breed_an_animal

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Best Friends Forever
Tame an animalHusbandryhusbandry/tame_an_animal

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Total Beelocation
Move a Bee Nest, with 3 bees inside, using Silk TouchHusbandryhusbandry/silk_touch_nest

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Two by Two
Breed all the animals!The Parrots and the BatsBreed pairs of each of these 19 mobs. A trader llama does not count as a llama, and a mule must be the result of breeding a horse and a donkey for this advancement as they are not breed-able together. Other breed-able mobs, if any, can be bred, but are ignored for this advancement.husbandry/bred_all_animals

Issues

For issues unique to specific mobs, see that mob's issues section.

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

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Trivia

  • Renaming a mob "Dinnerbone" or "Grumm" using a spawn egg or name tag causes it to flip upside down.
  • Renaming a sheep "jeb_" makes its wool change color with a smooth transition between colors. Note that the sheep named "jeb_" drops only the color of wool it had when named (e.g., when a pink sheep is named "jeb_" and then sheared when its color has changed to blue, it still drops pink wool).
  • Renaming a vindicator "Johnny" makes it attack all nearby mobs, except other illagers.
  • Renaming a rabbit "Toast" gives the rabbit a new texture, as an Easter egg to xyzen420's girlfriend's missing rabbit.[3]
  • Spiders, cave spiders, slimes, silverfish and illusioners are some of the few mobs that can see players behind walls.
  • Cats and villagers can see players with the invisibility effect.
  • There are many blocks in the game that do not take up a full block, and mobs actually see many of these as full blocks.

References