Minecraft mobs: a list of every mob and monster in Minecraft

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Minecraft mobs are the living entities in Minecraft – short for mobile, these sometimes adorable, sometimes aggressive creatures can be found roaming the many biomes of the blocky universe. They will interact and respond to you, other players, and other mobs, whether that’s a creeper knocking at your door, or a pig in the pen in your back garden.

Minecraft mobs are susceptible to the same physics and environmental changes that affect players, such as catching fire or drowning. They can be attacked and killed with weapons, and when killed drop resources and experience points, with hostile mobs dropping rarer items on occasion.

In Creative mode, Minecraft mobs will never attack you, but can be divided into three behavioural categories in Survival and Hardcore modes, which include passive, neutral, and hostile. Utility mobs iron golem and snow golem, can be crafted to assist you against hostile mobs. Trusting mobs can’t be tamed, but have a special behaviour when interacted with and include dolphins, ocelot and even the adorable Minecraft fox. Here’s a list of all the mobs and monsters that can be found wandering the vast Minecraft landscape.

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Minecraft passive mobs

Minecraft passive mobs will not attack you and will flee when attacked. They have the ability to breed, so you’ll see baby animals in the same area. Most passive mobs can be tamed, if they’re not already, such as horses in Minecraft. Then the are the inhabitants of Minecraft villages, like traders and villagers. Other farmyard friends can provide resources, including wool from sheep or milk from cows.

Sheep
Cow
Fox
Bat
Chicken
Cod
Ocelot
Pig
Rabbit
Salmon
Mooshroom
Squid
Tropical fish
Turtle
Villager
Wandering trader
Pufferfish

Tamable passive mobs

Donkey
Horse
Cat
Parrot
Mule
Skeleton horse

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Minecraft neutral mobs

Neutral mobs in Minecraft will attack you if provoked, which may be useful if you’re after item drops or XP. Some neutral mobs such as wolves will attack other mobs like rabbits or sheep, and llamas will be aggressive towards untamed wolves. Minecraft bees are the latest addition and can be found in flower forests and plains, or beehives can be constructed using wood planks and honeycomb.

Dolphin
Polar bear
Trader llama
Llama
Panda
Wolf
Bee
Iron golem

Minecraft neutral monsters

Some of the Minecraft monsters in this category behave slightly differently, with spiders and cave spiders becoming hostile if the light level falls below ten.

Spider
Cave Spider
Enderman
Zombie Pigman

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Minecraft hostile mobs

Hostile mobs in Minecraft are dangerous and aggressive and will attack you within a certain range, usually 16 blocks, without any obstruction. However, some mobs are capable of detecting you from 100 blocks away. Flying mobs like a Minecraft phantom, will spawn above and attempt to swoop down and attack you. A boss mob is a special type of hostile, that has a larger detection range and more health, and includes the ender dragon and the Minecraft wither.

Evoker
Vindicator
Pillager
Ravager
Vex
Chicken Jockey
Endermite
Guardian
Elder Guardian
Shulker
Skeleton Horseman
Husk
Stray
Phantom
Blaze
Creeper
Ghast
Magma Cube
Silverfish
Skeleton
Slime
Spider Jockey
Zombie
Zombie Villager
Drowned
Wither Skeleton
Witch
Hoglin
Piglin

If you want to be better equipped when dealing with these villainous mobs, our Minecraft shield guide provides the perfect defence, and when you’ve harvested your phantom membranes and other mob ingredients, you’ll be able to brew all kinds of potions in Minecraft. If there’s not enough Minecraft mobs here for you, then you can add more using Minecraft mods or drastically alter their look using Minecraft texture packs.

If you want to know what Minecraft mobs you’re up against, we don’t blame you. If you stumble upon a spider on your travels, or a phantom swoops into your path, it’s better to know they can’t be tamed than to find out the hard way.