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Minecraft mobs list – all hostile, passive, and tameable mobs

Use our Minecraft mobs guide to check out tonnes of silly square animals, passive and hostile, and get to know them and the loot they drop.

Minecraft mobs on a dark green background including a pig, bees, and a skeleton

Our Minecraft mobs guide is here to help you separate the friend from the foe and give you an idea of how some of these adorable little critters can help you amass resources – or some good old-fashioned meat – and how to breed them, too.

If you love the block-rocking behemoth of a game that is Minecraft as much as we do, be sure to check out our guides covering the Minecraft Ender Dragon, Minecraft end portal, Minecraft skins, the best Minecraft games, and where to find Minecraft diamonds.

Here’s our guide to Minecraft mobs.

Minecraft mobs passive - a band of bees flying around a field in front of some trees

All passive Minecraft mobs

These are all the passive mobs in Minecraft, that won’t hurt you no matter how much you annoy them – though we suggest you be nice and leave them alone anyway.

  • Allay
  • Armadillo
  • Axolotl
  • Bat
  • Camel
  • Cat
  • Chicken
  • Cod
  • Cow
  • Donkey
  • Fox
  • Frog
  • Glow squid
  • Horse
  • Mooshroom
  • Mule
  • Ocelot
  • Parrot
  • Pig
  • Rabbit
  • Salmon
  • Sheep
  • Sniffer
  • Snow golem
  • Squid
  • Strider
  • Tadpole
  • Tropical fish
  • Turtle
  • Villager
  • Wandering trader

All tameable Minecraft mobs

You can get yourself some lovely pets in Minecraft, including some transport options. Here are all the Minecraft tameable mobs, and how to tame them in the game.

  • Cat
    • Feed raw cod or salmon until a collar appears.
  • Donkeys, horses, and mules
    • Approach the animal and get on its back, and repeat, until red hearts appear. You can then saddle them and ride them.
  • Llamas
    • Approach llamas and try to mount them until they calm down – however, you can’t use a saddle on them – but you can give them a lead and a chest to carry loot.
  • Parrot
    • Feed any seeds to a parrot until hearts appear (note: do not feed cookies – this kills the parrot).
  • Wolf
    • Feed bones to a wolf until a collar appears.

All neutral Minecraft mobs

These guys, generally, are not hostile and won’t attack or make your life a misery. However, if you threaten any of these neutral mobs, they become defensive and will spit, bite, and chase you.

  • Bee
  • Cave spider
  • Dolphin
  • Enderman
  • Goat
  • Iron golem
  • Llama
  • Panda
  • Piglin
  • Polar bear
  • Pufferfish
  • Skeleton horse
  • Spider
  • Trader llama
  • Wolf
  • Zombified piglin

Minecraft mobs hostile - a skeleton and a spider inside a dark cave

All hostile Minecraft mobs

There’s a reason these are called hostile mobs. They attack you on sight and won’t leave you alone. Unless you’re playing on the peaceful difficulty setting – then nothing can hurt you. Here is every type of hostile Minecraft mob in the game:

  • Blaze
  • Creeper
  • Drowned
  • Elder guardian
  • Entermite
  • Evoker
  • Ghast
  • Guardian
  • Hoglin
  • Husk
  • Magma cube
  • Phantom
  • Piglin brute
  • Pillager
  • Ravager
  • Shulker
  • Silverfish
  • Skeleton
  • Slime
  • Stray
  • Vex
  • Vindicator
  • Warden
  • Witch
  • Wither skeleton
  • Zoglin
  • Zombie
  • Zombie villager

How do I breed Minecraft mobs?

Some of these fun friends can be bred so you get teeny tiny babies. By feeding a certain item to two animals, they enter ‘love mode’ and a fresh baby will spawn. Here are all the materials you need:

Mob Material
Axolotls A bucket of tropical fish
Bees Flowers
Camels Cactus
Cats and ocelots Raw cod or salmon
Chickens Seeds
Cows and mooshrooms Wheat
Foxes Sweet berries or glow berries
Frogs Slimeball
Goats Wheat
Hoglins Crimson fungus
Horses and donkeys Golden apples or golden carrots
Llamas Hay bales
Pandas Bamboo, you also need eight bamboo blocks in a five-block radius around the pandas
Pigs Beets, carrots, or potatoes
Rabbits Carrots, dandelions, or golden carrots
Sheep Wheat
Sniffers Torchflower seeds
Striders Warped fungus
Turtles Seagrass
Wolves Raw or cooked meat (not including fish)

Where do I vote for Minecraft mobs?

Every year, Mojang lets players have a say in which upcoming mob they’d rather get in the game. This year’s vote ended in October, with Minecraft Live announcing that the new Minecraft mob for 2023 is the armadillo.

That’s all for now players, but be sure to check our Minecraft update page to see what’s going on in the game. If you love Minecraft but want to play with different kinds of blocks, check out our picks of the best Minecraft Lego out there.