Passive mobs bring the overworld to life in Minecraft. Roaming to each and every corner of the overworld, they play a key role in what makes exploring and discovering new biomes so much fun. These passive mobs can be tamed and kept as pets, captured as farm animals or familiars, etc.
It can be hard to keep track of the ever-growing list of passive mobs in Minecraft. Additionally, Minecraft 1.19 will see two new passive creatures: The Frog and Allay. That said, before the two mobs are released alongside the update on June 7, 2022, it’s not a bad idea for players to learn about all the passive mobs in Minecraft.
These are all the passive mobs in Minecraft
Currently, there are 28 different passive mobs in Minecraft. That number will increase to 30 when the allay and frog mobs are released in Minecraft Java/Bedrock Edition 1.19.
Here is the full list of mobs that are strictly passive towards players in Minecraft:
- glowing squid
- skeleton horse
- snow golem
- tropical fish
- wandering trader
Allays are lovable pixie-like creatures that bear a strong resemblance to the hostile mob, the Vex. That said, the visual similarity doesn’t speak to the difference in personality between the two mobs.
The ally will take an item given to them by the player and search the surrounding area for items of the same type. He will then either hand his finds over to the player or leave them on a nearby notepad.
Axolotls have become one of the most beloved passive mobs in the community since their release in Minecraft 1.17.
These aquatic mobs breed exclusively in the lush cave biome and can appear in one of five different colors: pink, brown, gold, cyan, or blue. While they don’t attack the player at all, they do attack quite a few aquatic mobs and will reward the player with brief potion effects if they help the axolotls in a fight.
Bats are tiny, passive mobs that spawn in dark areas underground. These flying mobs are best known for their excessive spawn rate in dark, confined areas, making them annoying to get rid of when players are creating large, hollow structures.
Cats are passive, tameable mobs that spawn exclusively in villages and swamp huts. There are currently eleven possible types of fur that a cat can have in the game. As with tame wolves, a tame cat’s collar color can be changed from red to another color by right-clicking on the cat that has a different colored dye in its hand.
Chickens are one of the classic farm animals featured in some of the early versions of Minecraft. These passive mobs can occasionally lay eggs and be raised to create chicks using wheat, melon, beet, and pumpkin seeds.
Cod, salmon, puffer fish and tropical fish
All fish mobs currently in the game are passive, even the puffer fish. Pufferfish are unique to warm, warm oceans, and while they can inflict a damaging poison effect on the player, they don’t go out of their way to attack.
Salmon are found both in rivers and in cold or frozen oceans. Cod are found in cold and warm oceans. And tropical fish can be found in warm and warm oceans, as well as in coral reefs.
cows and mushrooms
Cows are common, passive mobs that can be bred to create calves using wheat. This farm animal has been in the game since the first known version, and its mechanics (including breeding and milking) have remained largely unchanged since its introduction.
Mooshrooms, on the other hand, are a mushroom-themed variant of the normal cow mob. They breed exclusively in the rare Mushroom Fields biome. And if milked with a bowl, these mobs will produce mushroom stew.
Donkey, mule and horse
These three mountable mobs can be obtained in relatively the same areas, and the donkeys and horses can be tamed using the same mechanic where the player has to continuously ride and be pushed away from the mob to tame it. Mules, however, can only be obtained by crossing a horse and a donkey.
Foxes are passive mobs that commonly spawn in the taiga, old growth taiga, and snow taiga biomes. These mobs are known to be skittish by nature, running away from players whenever they are approached.
A trusting baby fox can be obtained by breeding two foxes and removing the baby fox from its parents.
frogs and tadpoles
Frogs are one of the mobs coming to Minecraft in Minecraft 1.19 The Wild Update. These amphibian mobs can be found exclusively in the swamp biome.
Their baby variant, the tadpoles, can be made a reality by feeding two frogs balls of slime.
Calamari and luminous squid
Both aquatic mobs can be discovered in any ocean or deep ocean. In particular, the luminescent squid variant will only spawn in dark underwater areas, such as deep oceans, ravines, and underwater lakes.
No mob will attack the player; however, if attacked, they will drop ink particles before attempting to flee.
Ocelots are rare passive mobs that spawn exclusively in the jungle biome. In previous versions of the game, these mobs were the untamed versions of cats. Things have since changed, splitting the two into two separate and unrelated mobs.
These creatures can be made to breathe using raw cod or raw salmon.
Parrots are rare and tameable mobs that can only be found in the jungle biome. These flying mobs can be tamed quite easily, using wheat, melon, pumpkin, or beet seeds. Once tamed, these mobs can perch on the player’s shoulders.
Common passive mobs, pigs can be found in most grassy biomes. They are the only source of pork chops in the game and can be equipped with a saddle to ride using a carrot on a stick to tempt the mob.
Rabbits are rare passive mobs in the game. They are also the only source of rabbit foot, rabbit skin, and raw rabbit items. These items can be useful in crafting.
These adorable mobs spawn with one of six fur types depending on the biome they spawn in. The coat types are brown, black, black and white, yellow, white, and brown and white.
Sheep are common passive mobs that can be found in most grass biomes. These mobs are the main source of wool within Minecraft. They can dye their wool in different colors and then shear them to produce various colored blocks of wool.
These snowy, utilitarian mobs are passive to the player, but fire deadly snowballs at hostile mobs.
Snow golems can be easily made by stacking two blocks of snow and topping it off with a carved pumpkin or Jack O’ Lantern.