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For the Nether variant, see Magma Cube.

A slime is a rare hostile mob, which can spawn in three different sizes: big, small, or tiny. A slime will split into two smaller slimes when killed unless the slime is already the smallest size.



Behavior

Slimes can only be found in swamps, below layer 40 (in 110 of all chunks), or superflat worlds. All sizes of slimes are hostile. Even tiny slimes technically are too small, though they have zero attack damage and are sometimes kept as pets, because they will follow a player around, and do not require taming. However, a slime can despawn if it is not given a name tag. Slimes of sizes small and tiny can climb ladders.

Trivia

  • Before update 1.4.2, slimes could spawn in any biome.
  • As of update 1.5, a slime's spawn rate is determined by the phase of the Moon.
  • Before update 1.8, smaller slimes could not swim.
  • Smaller slimes can climb ladders despite them not having any limbs.
  • A slime's health in HP is the size of their square; their edge length in meters, half of their size; and their attack strength is the size.
    • The smallest slime, however, always has 1 HP and doesn't harm the player.
    • The formula to determine a slime HP could be: [([command size]+1)^2], command size being the number input of the size when using "/summon"
  • Slimes used to have an old texture. They had black eyes and mouth, instead of transparent green.
  • Slime jump distance is determined by its size, while any size of magma cubes can only jump one block forward.
    • However, the jump height is inverted between them, as Slimes will always jump one block high while Magma Cubes' jump height is determined by their size.
  • Slimes are the only mobs that attack every half-second, as opposed to every second.
  • Slimes previously had sound effects that did not sound as "squishy".
  • In the Beta stage of Minecraft, slimes could spawn in peaceful difficulty, but they would still attack players.
  • If slimes are hit by an arrow fired by a skeleton, they will ignore the skeleton. This does not happen with any other mob.
  • Slime can potentially range from size 1 to 256, spawnable by using "/summon slime ~ ~ ~ {Size:X}" (X being a chosen number from 0 to 255).
    • Its HP however stops scaling at size 31 (1.12.2), having a total of 1024 HP (Heart.png × 512) at any size bigger than 30.
  • Baby pandas can sometimes sneeze, and this drops a slimeball, which is from slimes.

Gallery

Click for full Slime gallery.


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