NPC

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NPC
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This feature is exclusive to Education Edition and Bedrock Edition.

Non Player Characters (abbreviated as NPCs) are both passive and interactive mobs that have model similar to villagers. They are exclusive to Education Edition and Bedrock Edition.[1]

Spawning[edit]

Unlike other entities, NPCs do not spawn naturally; they can be spawned using the NPC spawn egg (you can get this by using the command /give @s spawn_egg 1 51), or by using the command /summon npc. When spawned, an NPC displays a name hovering over its head. The default name is "NPC" with a color code of §e, resulting in the name being yellow.

Behavior[edit]

NPCs have no AI. They can neither move nor be pushed by other entities. They also cannot take damage nor be affected by potions. Nevertheless, the NPCs can still turn their body and stare at the nearest player if close enough. The NPCs can be pushed by sticky pistons from below or sides with a slime block attached and they can slide on ice when pushed. NPCs can also block minecarts from passing. Minecarts cannot go through NPCs for some reason.

NPCs are invincible, meaning that projectiles pass through them. However, if an NPC falls through the void, they instantly despawn.

Interface[edit]

NPC interface without world builder permission.
NPC interface with world builder permission.

Right-clicking an NPC displays the interface. It can be edited only as long as the player has the world builder permission. The interface allows the player to edit the dialog, name, appearance and advanced settings. When the player doesn't have the world builder permission, it shows only the dialog and buttons.

Customization[edit]

Name
The name of an NPC can be entered in the top text pane titled "Name". The text limit for the name is 32, and the color can be changed by using the color codes as by default the color is yellow (§e).
Dialog
The dialog box located right below the "Name" and often used as a tool for guiding. The text limit for the dialog is 256, although in some cases it appears as 337.
Appearance
NPCs appearance are selectable, to change the skin simply just by left clicking on the preferred skin.
There are currently 20‌[Bedrock Edition only] or 25‌[Education Edition only] skins available for the NPCs and defaults to the yellow-robed NPC.
Advanced Settings
The advanced NPC settings consists of URL and commands. They are used to create interactive buttons. The current maximum advanced settings that can be added is 6.
URL
The URL feature allows the player to add a hyperlink button. The URL can be entered at the first input box below the title up to 1024 letters.
To change the button name or label can be proceeded by filling the input box titled "Button Name", the current text limit for the label is 16 letters.
When added, the button appears only if the player has the world builder permission disabled. The button label defaults to "Learn More" and the color defaults to blue, it can be changed by using the color codes.
Command
The command feature allows the player to add one or more executable commands in the NPC. The command can be entered at the first input box below the title, unlike the command block multiple commands can be executed in one window. The current maximum letters for the command is 1024. The command(s) get executed when the dialogue with the NPC is closed.
The command can be presented either as a button or a direct command. As a button, the button name or label can be changed by filling the input box titled "Button Name", the text limit for the label is 16 letters. It can be executed only if the player has the world builder permission disabled.
When not added as a button, the command is executed after the dialogue with the NPC, visible by right clicking the NPC, has closed. In contrariwise, the button is displayed and has a label color defaults to light gray, and can be changed by using the color codes. (the default name of the NPC is NPC)

Sounds[edit]

SoundDescriptionNamespaced IDVolumePitch
NPC mumbles???

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
NPCnpc 51entity.npc.name

History[edit]

Pocket Edition Alpha
0.16.0build 1NPC1pre.png NPC2pre.png NPC3pre.png NPC4pre.png NPC5pre.png NPC6pre.png NPC7pre.png NPC8pre.png NPC9pre.png NPC10pre.png
Scientist1pre.png Scientist2pre.png Scientist3pre.png Scientist4pre.png Scientist5pre.png Scientist6pre.png Scientist7pre.pngScientist8pre.png Scientist9pre.png Scientist10pre.png Added NPCs.
build 2NPCs have been removed. However, their savegame ID and spawn egg still exist.
build 4The NPC spawn egg has been removed.
build 5NPCs now have a behavior file in: 'server/entities/npc.json'.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha 0.17.0.1NPCs have been readded.
Bedrock Edition
1.8.0beta 1.8.0.8NPCs currently have no functionality.[verify]
NPCs can now be summoned only using the /summon command while having Education Edition mode enabled.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.4NPCs are no longer summonable using /summon, but can still be spawned via mob editing, and still available in a world if one was spawned in a previous version.
NPCs now have a dialog GUI and changeable skins.
1.12.0beta 1.12.0.2Dialog and changeable skins have been removed from NPCs.
1.16.0beta 1.15.0.51Dialog and changeable skins for NPCs have been added back into the game.
NPC spawn eggs can now be obtained using /give <player> spawn_egg 1 51.
beta 1.16.0.51NPCs can now be summoned using the /summon command again.
beta 1.16.0.60NPCs no longer have 20 health.
Education Edition
1.0NPC1pre.png NPC2pre.png NPC3pre.png NPC4pre.png NPC5pre.png NPC6pre.png NPC7pre.png NPC8pre.png NPC9pre.png NPC10pre.png
Scientist1pre.png Scientist2pre.png Scientist3pre.png Scientist4pre.png Scientist5pre.png Scientist6pre.png Scientist7pre.pngScientist8pre.png Scientist9pre.png Scientist10pre.png Added NPCs.
NPCs are editable and can be given commands to do certain actions.
1.0.2NPC interface page is now more advanced.
Added button mode for the URL and commands.
1.14.31Apiary1pre.png Apiary2pre.png Apiary3pre.png Apiary4pre.png Apiary5pre.png Added 5 bee-themed NPC skins.

Issues[edit]

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

Trivia[edit]

  • An NPC instantly dies when going below Y=0 and makes player death sounds as it vaporizes.
  • The player can summon an NPC in Bedrock Edition by either using the command /summon npc or /give @s spawn_egg 1 51.
  • The name of an NPC remains visible from a distance, even through walls.
  • Zoglins, withers and vindicators named Johnny attempt to attack NPCs. The NPC remains undamaged, as NPCs are invincible. However, the mobs still continue to attack.

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References[edit]

  1. "Education.minecraft.net" – Minecraft: Education Edition