Slowness decreases walking speed.
Slowness decreases walking speed by 15% × level and contracts the player's field of view accordingly. Negative levels of Slowness increase walking speed. However, jump-sprinting is barely affected.
Boss mobs are immune to the Slowness effect. While not immune, flying mobs are unaffected by the Slowness effect. Shulkers are also unaffected by, though not immune to, Slowness.
- A weapon enchanted with Bane of Arthropods inflicts Slowness IV on spiders, cave spiders, silverfish, and endermites; duration is dependent on the enchantment level.[verify for Java Edition]
- Levels 7–127 render the player unable to move unless jumping while throwing an ender pearl.
- Alternative methods of reducing travel speed include: walking on soul sands, slime blocks, or honey blocks, or through berry bushes or cobwebs; swimming; riding a boat on land; sneaking; eating; drinking honey bottle, milk or a potion (travel speed is reduced while drinking any potion, regardless of the effects of the potion after drinking is finished); aiming a trident or bow, charging crossbow and blocking with a shield.
|Potion||Namespaced ID[JE only]||Numeric ID[BE only]|
|Turtle Master (extended)||
|Turtle Master II||
|Effect||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID|
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Namespaced ID|
|A Furious Cocktail||Have every potion effect applied at the same time||Local Brewery||Have all of these 13 potion effects applied to the player at the same time.|
|How Did We Get Here?||Have every effect applied at the same time||A Furious Cocktail||Have all of these 26 effects applied to the player at the same time (Note that this is a hidden advancement, meaning that it can only be viewed when the player has completed it).|
|Java Edition Beta|
|1.8||?||Added Slowness, but it is currently unobtainable as no potions exist yet.|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2||Potions have been added, but are unobtainable without inventory editing.|
|Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3||Potions have been revamped and made obtainable in the inventory.|
|1.14||18w43a||Changed effect icon texture.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.11.0||build 1||Slowness is added but unobtainable at the time.|
|0.12.1||build 1||Slowness can now be obtained through potions and splash potion.|
|Added Bane of Arthropod Enchantment, which inflicts slowness to arthropod mobs.|
|0.14.0||build 1||Added witch that can throw splash potion of slowness to give slowness effect its target.|
|0.15.0||build 1||Slowness can be obtained from arrow of slowness.|
|Added stray, which shoots an arrow of slowness that inflicts the slowness effect.|
|1.0.0||alpha 0.17.0.1||Slowness can be obtained from lingering potion of slowness.|
|1.5.0||beta 220.127.116.11||Strays now use melee attacks when underwater, which inflicts the slowness effect.|
|beta 18.104.22.168||Slowness can be obtained from Potion of Turtle Master as well from Splash potion, lingering potion, and tipped arrow variants.|
|1.11.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Changed effect icon texture.|
A cauldron filled with the potion of slowness.
- - Flying mobs do not obey generic.movementSpeed attribute