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Bats are passive mobs that spawn naturally in caves or other large enclosed spaces.

Spawning

Bats will spawn in large caverns and caves. They can also be spawned with their spawn egg. Bats may spawn in an unlit house if its interior is dark enough.

On superflat worlds, bats have been observed to spawn in even 1X1 spaces that are unlit, such as in mob traps, possibly because the code that spawns them cannot find any other place to spawn them. This indicates that bats do not require a large cave to spawn, but large areas do have a much higher chance of causing them to spawn. Bats will not spawn on glass or slabs, but can spawn randomly in one's world if the light level is 3 or below and the bat doesn't have enough spawning space.

Appearance

Bats are the fourth smallest mob in the game visually, being only slightly larger than baby chickens, silverfish and Endermites. They are hard to see in the cave areas in which they reside. They have dark brown skin, small wings, and little feet.

Trivia

  • It is impossible to attach a lead to a bat.
  • According to Jeb, the bat is an example of an ambient mob – a mob that constantly spawns, similar to the squid, but also constantly despawns because when a player is not around it does not serve any purpose.
  • Between 20 October and 3 November, bats spawn more frequently as a small Easter Egg in homage to Halloween.
  • Bats are the only passive mob that can spawn in caves.
  • Bats can be found hanging on the ceilings of caverns when they are not flying.
  • Bats are one of only five flying mobs that spawn naturally in the Overworld, the other four being the parrot, the vex, the bee, and the phantom.

History

Gallery

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Mobs in Minecraft
Passive Mobs
BatFace.png Bat OcelotFace.png Cat ChickenFace.png Chicken CowFace.png Cow
CodBody.png Fish (various) Link=Fox Fox Glow Squid Face.png Glow Squid HorseHead.png Horse
MooshroomFace.png Mooshroom BrownMooshroomFace.png Brown Mooshroom OcelotFace.png Ocelot ParrotFace.pngParrot
PigFace.png Pig Big-rabbit-face.png Rabbit SheepFace.png Sheep Snowgolemhead.png Snow Golem
Squidface.png Squid StriderFace.png Strider TurtleFace.pngTurtle Villagerhead.png Villager
WanderingTraderFace.png Wandering Trader
Neutral Mobs
AxolotlFace.png Axolotl BeeFace.png Bee DolphinHead.png Dolphin EndermanFace.png Enderman
GoatFace.png Goat Vg face.png Iron Golem Big-llama-face.png Llama Panda FaceZ.png Panda
PiglinFace.png Piglin PolarBearFace.png Polar Bear SpiderFace.png Spider CaveSpiderFace.png Cave Spider
BetterWolfFace.png Wolf ZombifiedPiglinFace.png Zombified Piglin
Hostile Mobs
Blaze Face.png Blaze CreeperFace.png Creeper Drownedheaad.png Drowned Enderdragon Face.png Ender Dragon
EndermiteFace.png Endermite EvokerFace.png Evoker Link=Evoker Fang Evoker Fang GhastFace.png Ghast
Link=Guardian Guardian Big-elder-guardian-face.png Elder Guardian Hoglin face.pngHoglin HuskFace.png Husk
Magma Cube Face.png Magma Cube PhantomFace.png Phantom PiglinBruteFace.png Piglin Brute PillagerFace.png Pillager
RavagerFace.png Ravager Big-shulker-face.png Shulker SilverfishFace.png Silverfish SkeletonFace.png Skeleton
SlimeFace.png Slime Spider SkeletonFace.png Spider Jockey StrayFace.png Stray VexFace.png Vex
VindicatorFace.png Vindicator Warden Face.png Warden 50px-WitchFace.png Witch Wither face.png Wither
WitherSkeletonHead.png Wither Skeleton Spider WitherSkeleton.png Wither Skeleton Jockey ZoglinFace.pngZoglin ZombieFace.png Zombie
ZombieVillagerFace.png Zombie Villager
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