Minecraft: Axolotls | How to tame an axolotl in the Cliffs & Caves update

Minecraft: Axolotly | How to tame an axolotl in the Cliffs & Caves update

Axolotly are one of three adorable new creatures added to Minecraft with the recent update of Caves & Cliffs.

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We don’t blame you if you once looked at these goofy little sorcerers and knew you had to have one of your own. So read on to everything you need to know about finding, taming, feeding and breeding Molocraft axolotls.

  • Minecraft axolotly: where they appear
  • Can you tame the axolotls in Minecraft?
  • How to breed axolotls in Minecraft
  • Axolotl colors: breeding of the rare blue Axolotl
  • Are Minecraft axolotls hostile?

Minecraft axolotly: where they appear

Real axolotls have been found in the wild in only two lakes in Mexico, one of which no longer exists. So while the Minecraft axolotl population has certain specific limitations that determine where they appear, calm down, knowing that it’s still much easier to find than in the real world.

Axolotls appear only under the following conditions:

  • They can only reproduce in water and below level Y at level 63.
  • They can only reproduce in perfect darkness (light level 0).
  • Their placement must be within five blocks of the stone block and a fixed block above their placement.

Due to these limitations, they are almost exclusively found in underwater caves, especially in coastal areas. Because they can reproduce in any biome, as long as the area meets their criteria, they are not really that rare.

Can you tame the axolotls in Minecraft?

Technically, you can’t tame Minecraft’s axolotls. Disappointment, we know.

However, you can make them watch you by holding and Bucket of tropical fish (but not tropical fish items!) in hand as you approach them. This allows you to fence them to some extent, which gives you some freedom to take them to the place of your choice.

You can also attach the axolotls to the wires or pick them up in a bucket of water if you want to transport them further. An axolotl that has been picked up will never run, so you can effectively get a pet with this method.

The ability to breed axolotls is also very useful for their breeding.

How to breed axolotls in Minecraft

To breed axolotls, you must bring two adults to the same proximity using one of the methods described above. Attracting them with your favorite food is the easiest and most effective way to achieve this.

Then you have to get them both Love mode by feeding them a bucket of tropical fish.

When they are both in love, they will reproduce independently and produce a baby axolotl.

The baby will follow his parents until he reaches adulthood after 20 minutes – even if you are really impatient, you can shorten this time by feeding the baby buckets of tropical fish. Aww how fast they grow!

Axolotl colors: breeding of the rare blue Axolotl

Minecraft axolotls come in five colors.

The four common colors are lucy (pink), wild (brown), gold (yellow) and cyan (actually whitish with aqua spots). Breeding in the game gives a 50/50 chance for the axolotl child to inherit the color pattern of one of the parents.

There is one in 1,200 chances that the breed will produce a rare blue axolotl instead.

Some trivia for the curious: unlike the other four patterns, blue axolotls are not based on true axolotl coloration, but are inspired by Mudkip Pokémon. The low chance of reproduction is a reference to the estimated number of real axolottes left in the wild. The more you know!

Are Minecraft axolotls hostile?

Axolotls are a passive crowd – at least as far as players are concerned.

However, they are hostile to all other water crowds, with the sole exception of dolphins and turtles.

If you are a flint-shaped monster (or maybe just awfully clumsy) and you damage your axolotl, it has a high chance of playing dead rather than actually dying. The same is true if they suffer damage from other crowds (such as those that are constantly deteriorating for no apparent reason).

While pretending to slowly recover his lost health over time and cannot be attacked by other crowds until he returns to normal activity. In other words, these cute amphibians are fortunately surprisingly hardy creatures.

You will find more Minecraft in our guide to the best seeds in the world that you can play right now.

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