Despite losing the biome vote to mountains at MineCon 2019, the features that were proposed to overhaul swamps were carried out. Minecraft as part of the wild update of 1.19. One such feature is frogs. – the latest in a long line of cute creatures added to the game.
While frogs don’t have exciting drops for being killed, and can’t help you in battle like axolotls can, have a very interesting interaction that results in the production of a new block – froglight. This cute new light source will be perfect for illuminating the spooky caverns of the Deep Dark, so here’s everything you need to know to get your hands on it.
where to find frogs
There are three different types of frogs in Minecraft, aside from tadpoles, which are completely different mobs. Orange frogs (officially called temperate frogs) are native to biomes with temperate climates; green frogs (cold frogs) are native to cooler biomes, and white frogs (warm frogs) are native to hot biomes.
Frogs breed naturally in the swamp and mangrove biomes. Those that reproduce in the first will be orange, while those in the second will be white. This means that there is no way for green frogs to reproduce naturally, which begs the question: how do you get them?
how to breed frogs
This process is important to get the light from the frog, as the color of the frog determines the color of the light from the frog. To start breeding frogs, it works pretty much like any other mob: feed two frogs a ball of slime and they will go into love mode. However, unlike most mobs, where a baby variant of the creature in question would be produced, one of the frogs will become pregnant, a bit like turtles.
The pregnant frog will search for a suitable piece of water and, finding one, will lay frog eggs, which will eventually hatch into tadpoles.. The tadpoles will eventually grow into frogs, but it is this part of the process that holds the key to the frogs’ colors.
You can collect tadpoles in buckets, like axolotls, allowing you to transport them easily. This is incredibly useful, as the color of the frog the tadpole grows into is determined by the temperature of the water the tadpole is in at the time it becomes a frog. If it is in cold water, it will turn into a green frog; warm water will make it orange, and a tadpole growing in warm water will turn white.
The temperature of the water depends on the biome, so here is a list of the water temperatures of all biomes so you know where to transport your tadpoles to get the desired frog color:
|temperate biomes||hot biomes||cold biomes|
|Beach||bamboo jungle||snowy beach|
|old pine taiga||We stopped||icy spikes|
|Old growth spruce taiga||eroded badlands||jagged spikes|
|birch forest||wooded badlands||snowy plains|
|old birch forest||Desert||ice spikes|
|Dark forest||Sheet||snowy slopes|
|Forest||savannah plateau||snowy taiga|
|flower forest||windswept savanna||frozen ocean|
|mushroom fields||warm ocean||deep frozen ocean|
|Meadow||deep warm ocean||The end|
|plains||Mangrove swamp||Deep Dark (Java only)|
|sunflower plains||basalt deltas||End Barrens (Java only)|
|Swamp||crimson forest||End Highlands (Java only)|
|windswept hills||abyssal wastelands||End of the Midlands (Java only)|
|Windswept gravel hills||soul sand valley||Small end islands (Java only)|
|windswept forest||warped forest||Cold ocean (bedrock only)|
|Ocean||Stony Peaks (bedrock only)||Deep cold ocean (bedrock only)|
|stalactite caves||Warm ocean (bedrock only)|
|Stony Peaks (Java only)|
|Cold Ocean (Java only)|
|Deep Cold Ocean (Java only)|
|Warm ocean (Java only)|
|Deep warm ocean (Java only)|
|The void (Java only)|
|Deep Dark (bedrock only)|
So, head to a swamp or mangrove, find some frogs, spawn them there or bring them to your base and spawn them, and bring the tadpoles to the correct biome for the frog color you want. Any water in a biome will have the temperature of that biome’s water, whether it was naturally generated or placed by a playerso don’t worry if you can’t find a pool to put your tadpoles in, you can make one.
What are Froglights and how many Froglights are there?
Now that you have all the frogs you want, it’s time to start thinking about frog lights. Frog lights were brought into the game to compensate for the removal of fireflies, and are transparent light-emitting blocks that function similarly to flashlights or glow stones. They come in three colors:
- Pearly frog light is pale purple in color and is produced by white frogs.
- Green frog light is green and is produced by green frogs.
- Ocher frog light is orange-yellow in color and is produced by orange frogs.
Therefore, the color of the frog is vital to getting the desired color of the frog’s light, so raising the tadpoles in the correct biome is key.
How to get frog lights
There are two mobs that frogs will attack, similar to how wolves attack chickens. The first are small slimes. These naturally breed in the swamps according to the phase of the moon, which makes them the natural neighbors of the frogs, so whenever the frogs see a baby slime, they chase it down and eat it by sticking their tongues out at it. There’s no unique interaction or drop here – the slime just drops a ball of slime.
The second attack of the mob frogs is the magma cubes. While these two would never naturally interbreed, if a frog eats a magma cube, instead of the usual magma cream that would drop when a magma cube dies, a froglight will drop, the color of which depends on the frog that ate the magma cube.
If you want to get your hands on frog lights, then, you’ll need to take magma cubes through a Nether portal to the Overworld so you can give them to frogs, or take a frog into the Nether and take it magma cube hunting..
The best way to produce frog lights on a large scale would probably be to tap into a treasure stronghold’s magma cube generator. Clear the area and make it safe, then bring in a frog (or several frogs) to eat the magma cubes as they spawn. Magma cubes don’t attack frogs, so the small creatures won’t be in danger, and if larger magma cubes appear, you can attack them to turn them into babies for the frogs to eat.
What can frog lights be used for?
Frog lights offer no real practical use, as their properties are identical to glowstone, but They make excellent decoration and lighting.. Colored lighting blocks have been missing from Minecraft for a long time, so being able to choose a colored light source to match the vibe of your build is a very welcome addition.
The Froglights aesthetic would fit in particularly well with fantasy areas, illuminating magical wooded sections of fairytale constructions, though the texture is simple enough that the block is still versatile and can fit nicely with most setups. Whatever color you choose to use, Froglight should be worth the effort required to get it!
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