In Minecraft, a “mob” is a being or entity that inhabits the game’s world. By definition, this includes monsters, animals, villagers, and even the player.
Usually, though, when players talk about mobs, they’re referring to the wide variety of animals and monsters that roam the game’s virtual biomes.
This article will go over Minecraft Mob list 2022, from birds and bees to creepers and drowned.
What Exactly Are Mobs in Minecraft?
According to Microsoft, mobs are “beings, or entities, in the Minecraft world.” Just like the player (who is also, technically, a mob), mobs can be enchanted, given items, killed, spawned, and teleported.
The same rules of physics that affect the player also affect mobs, meaning they can fall, drown, and be damaged by environmental hazards (like lava). Some mobs will drop resources upon death, such as items and experience points.
Mobs are naturally generated in Survival mode. The player can spawn mobs in Creative mode, but they cannot attack the player.
The Different Types of Mobs in Minecraft
Mobs can be categorized based on how they behave when they meet a player character: neutral, passive, and aggressive. There are some special cases, but in general, most mobs will fall into one of these categories.
- Neutral mobs will only attack you if you provoke them first.
- Passive mobs will not attack you and will run away when you attack them.
- Aggressive mobs will attack you on sight.
Note that a mob may behave differently toward certain other mobs. For instance, wolves, which are considered neutral mobs, are aggressive toward rabbits and sheep.
Minecraft Mobs and Animal List 2022
Here are all the mobs and monsters in Minecraft listed by their mob type:
1. Neutral Mobs
Neutral mobs will ignore you unless you attack them. If you attack a neutral mob, it will fight back.
- Polar Bear
- Iron golem
- Trader Llama
- Cave Spider
- Zombified Piglin
- Zombie Pigman
2. Passive Mobs
As explained above, passive mobs will not attack you. Instead, they will actively avoid conflict and run away when you attack them.
Many of the game’s tameable mobs are passive mobs. Most of the game’s tameable mobs can also be bred.
- Baby piglin
- Tropical Fish
- Wandering trader
- Baby polar bear
- Glow Squid
- Cat (tameable)
- Mule (tameable)
- Allay (tameable)
- Donkey (tameable)
- Horse (tameable)
- Parrot (tameable)
- Skeleton horse (tameable)
3. Aggressive Mobs
The mobs in this list will attack you on sight. Most aggressive mobs will ignore you until you step within 16 blocks from them.
Some aggressive mobs will begin chasing you down from up to 100 blocks away.
- Ravager Jockey
- Elder Guardien
- Chicken Jockey
- Skeleton Horseman
- Magma Cube
- Piglin Brute
- Zombie Villager
- Spider Jockey
That concludes this guide to Minecraft Mobs and animals.
You may have noticed that a large number of the mobs in Minecraft are aggressive. If you ever come across a mob type you’ve never seen before, we recommend you keep your distance until you understand which are hostile and which aren’t.
If the diversity of vanilla Minecraft’s bestiary just isn’t enough for you, remember that you can get access to even more mobs and monsters with special mods.
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