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|“||Bears: adorable at a distance. This is true in Minecraft, just as it is in real life. They may look huggable and furry, but they are full of teeth, and not too fussy about what, or who, constitutes a meal.||„|
Polar bears are neutral mobs.
Spawning[edit | edit source]
Drops[edit | edit source]
Like other baby animals, killing a baby polar bear yields no items or experience.
Behavior[edit | edit source]
Polar bears can exist in a passive, neutral, or hostile state. The cubs are passive; adults are neutral, but they will become hostile if attacked. They will also become hostile towards the player if the player gets too close to their cubs. If a cub is attacked, all adults within a 41×21×41 cuboid will become hostile towards the attacker, regardless of difficulty (although in peaceful difficulty, their attacks will do zero damage to players). Attacking an adult who is within a 16×8×16 cuboid of a cub will also provoke other adults within a 21×21×21 cuboid of the attacked adult. Polar bears can be accidentally provoked by other mobs.
Polar bears attack by rearing on their back legs and then mauling down on the attacker with their front paws. Their swimming speed is faster than the player's, making them difficult to get away from if they are attacking.
Polar bear cubs' growth cannot be sped up.
Data values[edit | edit source]
- See also: Chunk format
Polar Bears have entity data associated with them that contain various properties of the mob. Their entity ID is
Advancements[edit | edit source]
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Internal ID|
|Adventure||Adventure, exploration, and combat||—||Kill any entity, or be killed by any entity.||
|Monster Hunter||Kill any hostile monster||Adventure||Kill one of these 22 mobs. Other mobs are ignored for this advancement.||
|Monsters Hunted||Kill one of every hostile monster||Monster Hunter||Kill each of these 22 mobs. Other mobs may be killed, but are ignored for the advancement.||
History[edit | edit source]
|1.10||March 7, 2016||Jeb hints at a neutral mob with a light grey "base texture" color.|
|April 8, 2016||Jeb tweets a picture of the polar bears.|
|16w20a||Polar bears added.|
|1.10-pre1||Adult polar bears will jump in water if on fire.|
|1.10-pre2||Now have sounds:
|1.11||16w32a||The entity ID is changed from
|1.0||build 1||Added polar bears.|
|1.1||build 1||The entity ID is changed from
|Polar bears no longer hurt players in Peaceful difficulty.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU43||CU33||1.36||Patch 13||Added polar bears.|
Issues[edit | edit source]
Issues relating to “Polar Bear” are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- According to Jeb, polar bears were added after his son, Björn, was born. Coincidentally, "björn" is Swedish for "bear".
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Development teaser screenshot by Jeb