Are you still in search of the rare Axolotl mob in your survival playthrough?
Although these creatures have been around for a while now, encountering them under normal circumstances can be pretty tough owing to their stringent spawn conditions.
Additionally, they’re only found deep underwater – talk about being hard to get!
Nevertheless, get ready to hold your breath for as long as you can to take a deep dive.
We’re about to tell you everything there is to know about them and exactly how you can come across one!
The following table gives an overview of important information regarding Axolotls.
|Classification||Passive & Aquatic|
|Taming||Cannot be tamed but can be bred|
We’ll now expand on each of these!
What Are Axolotls in Minecraft 1.19?
The Axolotl is a small passive aquatic mob that exclusively spawns in the Lush Caves.
First introduced in the Caves & Cliffs update, Axolotls are hostile towards most other underwater mobs.
The mob can spawn in 5 variations, has 2 attack strength, and 14 health points.
Unlike many other underwater mobs, Axolotls can survive on land as well as water!
They show passive behavior towards the player and, thus, won’t hit you unless you attack them first.
In the case of other aquatic mobs, however, Axolotls are hostile towards everyone except Dolphins, Frogs, Turtles, and other Axolotls. They’ll also hunt the Drowned mob!
They prioritize attacking other hostile mobs and have a 2-minute cooldown between hunting (and slaying) non-hostile ones.
They can also drop to the ground and play dead when attacked! Doing so causes hostile mobs to ignore the Axolotl as it passively regenerates health while playing dead.
This can also seem very convincing when you’re on the receiving end of it – so keep your eyes peeled!
It’s widely believed that Axolotls can survive on both land and water, and while this is true – they cannot do this indefinitely. They can stay on land for a maximum of 5 minutes.
After this duration, if an Axolotl cannot find water, it’ll die.
The only exception is rain or thunderstorms, which keep resetting this meter for the duration of the weather.
Where To Find Axolotls in Minecraft 1.19?
Axolotls are naturally found in underwater Lush Caves biomes, provided there is a Clay block less than five blocks below their spawn point.
Previously, Axolotls required complete darkness and water levels below Y-63 to spawn. However, these restrictions were removed by Mojang in the Wild Update Part 2.
Axolotls generally spawn in groups of 3-6 and naturally come in 5 different color variations – Leucistic, Brown, Gold, Cyan, and Blue.
All Axolotls have the same stats and behavior regardless of their color.
They do, however, differ in their spawn rates. The Blue variant has a 0.083% chance of spawning through breeding.
All other Axolotls types have a 99.971% chance of being generated in Lush Caves depending upon the color variants of the parent Axolotls.
Lush Caves have a 100% chance of containing Axolotls, so you’ll be guaranteed to come across one of these mobs if you find one.
Lush Caves generally aren’t too massive, and since every single one will contain multiple Axolotls – you won’t have any problems locating them inside the cave.
But for that to happen, you’ll first have to find a Lush Cave! You can find more details on the biome and its generation below.
Learn more about the rarest blue Axolotl in Minecraft 1.19.
Lush Caves are a type of Cave biome found in the overworld. They were added to Minecraft in the Caves & Cliffs Part 2 update.
During world creation, Lush Caves can be generated underground at any height.
The existence of Lush Caves can be identified by Azalea Trees growing in the ground on the surface. If you come across them, there’s a Lush Cave right below you!
This biome has a higher chance of being generated underneath Jungles, Old Growth Taigas, and Dark Forests.
Additionally, you’ll never find Lush Caves being developed beneath plains and savannah biomes.
This is because the spawn rate of these caves is affected by in-game humidity values. A higher humidity level translates to an increased probability of generation.
As such, it’s also possible for Lush Caves to spawn underneath Deserts and Oceans; however, this is pretty unlikely!
Lastly, you can never spawn inside a Lush Cave during world creation. The game just doesn’t allow it!
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How to Tame Axolotls in Minecraft 1.19?
The Axolotl mob cannot be tamed in Minecraft 1.19. You can, however, keep an Axolotl in your inventory by using a Water Bucket on it.
Doing so will give you a Bucket of Axolotl item, which allows you to carry the mob with you wherever you go.
Unfortunately, in the current update of the game, there’s no possible way of taming an Axolotl.
You might be disappointed if you were planning on keeping one of these adorable creatures as a pet – but all hope is not lost!
Although you can’t technically tame one of these mobs per se, you can still carry them around and even have them fight hostile mobs with you!
To do this, you mainly have 3 options.
1. You can hold a Bucket of Tropical Fish in your hand.
Axolotls love these, and as long as you actively hold this item – they’ll follow you around like a moth to a flame!
2. Axolotls can be picked up by using a Water Bucket.
If you use the item on the mob correctly, the Axolotl gets scooped up into the Water Bucket – turning it into a Bucket of Axolotl.
Once in the bucket, they will not despawn and can be transported with ease!
3. You can attach a lead to the mob and guide it around with you.
This method is a bit harder than the other two.
Any Axolotls present with you will also fight any hostile mobs that attack you. That sounds very pet-like behavior to us!
Finally, even though you can’t officially tame Axolotls, you can “artificially” breed them to increase their population and create a self-sustaining ecosystem.
Read more: All Mobs in Minecraft 1.19
You can breed Axolotls by following these simple steps:
- Bring two adult Axolotls close to one another. You can use any of the above-mentioned methods to do this.
- Feed both of the mobs a Bucket of Tropical Fish each.
- The Axolotls will go into a breeding mode, and after a few seconds, a baby Axolotl will spawn next to them, along with 1-7 experience points.
Adult Axolotls have a 5-minute cooldown in their breeding period.
The newly spawned baby Axolotl follows its parents until it reaches adulthood. This happens in roughly 20 minutes.
Their growth time can also be sped up by feeding them Buckets of Tropical Fish.
Each time you feed the baby Axolotl, its growth time will speed up by 10%!
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