Everything you need to know about axolotls in Minecraft

Everything you need to know about axolotls in Minecraft

Last week, Minecraft received the first part of the Caves and Rocks update. It did not include new zones, and the world still remained at its usual height (it will remain so until the end of the year), but the Mojang developers added new mobs and a lot of blocks.

Axolotl is one of the new animals introduced in version 1.17 on all platforms. Unlike mountain goats, these water lovers won’t push you off cliffs. Axolotls are friendly and cute, so today let’s learn more about these freshwater creatures – where to find them, how to tame them, what colors they come in, and more.

Where do axolotls appear in Minecraft?

The original plan was to place axolotls in the Lush Caverns, a new biome. However, due to the delay in the second part of the update in the current version of Minecraft (1.17), axolotls appear in underground water sources – the main thing is that it is dark and below sea level (coordinate y63). After the release of the second part of the update, the animals will move to their designated place.

How to tame an axolotl in Minecraft?

Technically, axolotls cannot be tamed, however they do not attack the player and can be scooped up in a bucket. After that, the amphibian can be transferred to a pond or lake near its base. 

Please note – if you leave the axolotl without water for five or more minutes, it will die. An exception is if it is raining or stormy.

How to propagate axolotls in Minecraft?

Axolotls can be propagated with tropical fish. If you have two adult axolotls in one place, then you can feed them with tropical fish and after that red hearts will indicate the transition of amphibians to the “love” mode. It turns out that even amphibians can be romantics on a full stomach. 

As a result, a baby axolotl will appear, the color of which will be determined randomly based on the color of the parents. The game takes 20 minutes for the axolotl to reach adulthood, but the process can be accelerated by feeding a tropical fish.

What colors are axolotls and how to get the rare blue axolotl?

Axolotls in Minecraft come in the following colors:

  • Leikist (pink)
  • Wild (brown)
  • Gold
  • Blue
  • Blue

The rarest axolotls are blue. The chance of such occurrence is only 0.083% – that is, very, very low. They appear either naturally or as a result of crossing other colors. If you want to get a blue axolotl, then be patient and pump your luck.

What do axolotls eat in Minecraft?

Axolotls eat tropical fish that can be caught in the ocean. If you want to feed your domestic axolotl, you should use a bucket of tropical fish, not single fish. Please note that tropical fish are rather shy and difficult to catch with a bucket – patience is required. You can also try buying a bucket of tropical fish from a traveling merchant.

Can axolotls attack mobs in Minecraft?

These cuties do not attack the player, but will readily attack other sea creatures. They leave dolphins and turtles alone, but the rest are easy prey for axolotls. 

Axolotls have an interesting defense mechanism: if an axolotl takes damage underwater, it will pretend to be dead and acquire the Regeneration status. This status can be temporarily transferred to the player by killing the mob the axolotl was fighting with.

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