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Endermites are very small hostile mobs in Minecraft.

Overview

Endermites are similar to silverfish, except they are smaller, more cube-like, and purple. An Endermite will occasionally spawn when a player throws an Ender pearl (1/20 chance). It will repeatedly attack the player, dealing  (1 heart) of damage per hit. If it is killed by a player or a tamed wolf, it will drop 3 experience. An Endermite will despawn within two minutes, unless if it is named with a name tag. It also has a chance to spawn when a Enderman teleports.

Endermites currently experience multiple bugs, and have a tendency to stay in one place and become glitched, as opposed to moving like other mobs (Though most were fixed in 1.14 snapshots).

If an Endermite spawns from an ender pearl, any nearby Endermen will try to kill it (However, it will be the opposite in Bedrock Edition, the Endermite will attack first). If an Endermite stands on soul sand, it will slowly take suffocation damage and die, just like Silverfish .

Trivia

  • When spawned in Creative, due to a bug, an Endermite will not move. Instead, it will just shake its body.
  • Dinnerbone has stated he has an "Ultimate Plan" with endermites, which might include the Dragon egg. However, he also mentioned that he has not discussed this idea with the rest of the Mojang team yet.[1]
  • Before 14w27a, Endermen could spawn Endermites by teleporting: each teleport had a 15% chance to spawn one, but each successful Endermite spawned would reduce the chance by 1% (i.e. fifteen Endermite spawns would prevent that Enderman from spawning another Endermite).
  • Although Endermite were previously similar in shape, size, and general appearance to silverfish, the texture and model were changed in a snapshot in order to make them more unique.
  • Endermen are hostile towards Endermites and will attack them.
  • Unlike Endermen , Endermites do not teleport, nor do they take damage from water.
  • As of snapshot 14w28a, Endermites no longer spawn from Endermen.
  • Prior to snapshot 14w28a, Endermites could be used by players to create an experience farm utilizing Endermen.
  • They are possibly a reference to Star Gate´s interdimensional parasites.

Gallery

Click for full Endermite gallery.

Video

Endermite_-_Minecraft_Micro_Guide

Endermite - Minecraft Micro Guide

References

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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