Redstone Bug

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This article documents an April Fools' joke.
This feature was exclusively part of a joke version and is not currently planned for addition to regular Minecraft.
It is documented here on the wiki due to being officially-released content by Mojang Studios, even if not present in a final version.
Redstone Bug
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Redstone bugs were a hostile mob present in Java Edition 2.0.


Redstone bugs spawned close to redstone which was rapidly oscillating between strengths.


Redstone bugs, effectively being tinted silverfish, shared all of their behavior, including them entering blocks.

Data values[edit]


NameSavegame IDNumeric ID Translation key
Redstone BugSilverfish

Entity Data[edit]

Redstone bugs used the ID of silverfish, different from them only by a newly-added Color NBT, which could have any color applied to it via editing, not just the redstone shades.