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The Glow Squid is a variety of the squid that originated in Minecraft Earth. It has a luminescent, glowing texture with sparkles on it. This mob was one of the options in Minecraft Live 2020 to be added into the game,[1] along with the iceologer and moobloom. It won the vote, and will be added in the 1.17 - Caves and Cliffs update. It has been announced that the glow squid will glow like an enderman's eyes.[2] In Vanilla Minecraft, the Glow Squid was released in snapshot 21w03a on Wednesday, Jan. 20th. It drops 1-3 Glow Ink Sacs when killed and currently does not spawn naturally.

The glow squid drops Glow Ink Sacs that can be used to brighten writing on signs and can be crafted with item frames to make Glow Item Frames. These glow item frames are brighter than the original, and will make whatever item that is being displayed by the glow item frame brighter without adding to its light level.


Glow squids will spawn in the deepest parts of the oceans, and it was hinted in Minecraft that they may spawn in underground lakes, and in swamps like in Minecraft Earth.


  • It is the first mob from Minecraft Earth to make it into Minecraft.
  • When hit, the squid will stop glowing for a moment.
  • For now, it is possible more will come of the glow squid, although likely not.
  • It was speculated that it would drop glowing dye; however, this was debunked in an Ask Mojang interview. It does, however drop glowing ink sacs.


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