As of writing, there are a total of 84 different mobs in Minecraft for both Java and Bedrock Editions. This number increases to 111 when considering all the mobs in history that were removed, such as the beast boy, Rana, pink wither, smiling creeper, and the firefly. Mobs in Minecraft are divided into different types, classifications, and platform availability.
Here’s a brief overview of the categories:
- Passive Mobs: These mobs do not attack the player, even when provoked. Examples include cows, pigs, and chickens. You can breed 22 different animals and mobs in Minecraft.
- Neutral Mobs: These mobs do not attack the player unless provoked. Examples include wolves, polar bears, and dolphins.
- Hostile Mobs: These mobs attack the player on sight or under specific conditions. Examples include zombies, skeletons, and creepers.
- Tamable Mobs: These mobs can be tamed by the player and become allies. Examples include dogs (tamed wolves), cats (tamed ocelots), and parrots.
- Utility Mobs: These mobs are created by the player to serve specific purposes, such as defending against hostile mobs or transporting items. Examples include iron golems and snow golems.
- Boss Mobs: These are powerful, unique mobs that serve as challenging opponents for the player. Examples include the Ender Dragon and the Wither.
- Unused Mobs: These are mobs that were once part of the game but have since been removed or are not currently used in gameplay.
Here is a comprehensive list of Minecraft mobs creatures, categorized by their behavior:
Passive Mobs: These mobs do not attack the player and are generally harmless.
- Glow Squid
- Skeleton Horse
- Snow Golem
- Tropical Fish
- Wandering Trader
Neutral Mobs: These mobs do not attack the player unless provoked.
- Iron Golem
- Polar Bear
- Trader Llama
- Zombified Piglin
Hostile Mobs: These mobs attack the player on sight or under specific conditions.
- Chicken Jockey
- Elder Guardian
- Magma Cube
- Piglin Brute
- Wither Skeleton
- Zombie Villager
Tamable Mobs: These mobs can be tamed by the player and become allies.
- Cat (tamed Ocelot)
- Dog (tamed Wolf)
Utility Mobs: These mobs are created by the player to serve specific purposes.
- Iron Golem
- Snow Golem
Boss Mobs: These are powerful, unique mobs that serve as challenging opponents for the player.
- Ender Dragon
Upcoming Mobs: These mobs are planned for future updates.
It’s important to note that the number of mobs in Minecraft may change with future updates, as new mobs are introduced and existing ones are modified or removed. For example, the upcoming Minecraft 1.20 update will introduce a new camel mob.