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Snow Golems, also known as Snowmen, are a unique type of passive mob that is created by a player. As they walk, they leave snow trails in their wake. In cold and cool biomes, it will happen at any elevation; in warm biomes, it will typically only occur above sea level. It is also fair to note that snow golems will take damage when it rains (but not when it snows), and in any hot biome (i.e. the Nether, deserts, savannas, jungles, and badlands biomes). Upon death, they drop only snowballs, meaning that no pumpkin will be dropped as used in the creation.

Making a snow golem consists of 2 Snow Blocks and a carved pumpkin or a Jack-O-Lantern. Place the two blocks of snow on top of each other, and the carved pumpkin or Jack-O-Lantern at last on top and the snow golem will be created.

Behavior

Snow golems wander aimlessly until a hostile mob is seen, after which they will throw snowballs at it. Snowballs do not do damage, but they will anger the mob, thus diverting the enemy's attention. The mobs will then attack the snow golem until it is dead. Snow Golems can only hurt Blazes and the Ender Dragon since blazes can be killed by throwing snowballs at them and the Ender Dragon is damaged by snowballs.

Weaknesses

As previously stated, snow golems will take damage from any form of water, similar to endermen. However, they cannot survive in the nether, jungle biomes, or desert biomes because of the heat. A fire resistance potion will render them immune to these biomes, however.

How to Build

To create a snow golem, a player must stack two snow blocks on the ground, then place a pumpkin on top of it. This does not require a crafting table. An alternative for carved pumpkins can be a Jack-O-Lantern.

Note that when building it, the pumpkin must be put on last. This makes snow golems impossible to generate via redstone-affected items. Also, note that they can be created in the Xbox 360 Edition as of a recent update. However, only 8 of them can be created at a time.

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Trivia

  • Endermen can create snow golems, but this is extremely rare.
  • In The Combat Update, a player can take the pumpkin off of the snow golem if a player uses Shears on it, revealing a face. If the player traps a golem and walks inside of the texture, the face can be seen as the pumpkin is on as an armor layer.
  • Snow golems do not take any fall damage, similar to Iron Golems.
  • In Minecraft Beta 1.9, when the snow golem was added, it did not have the pumpkin on its head.
  • In Minecraft Beta 1.9, snow golems would attack players holding wheat.
  • Snow golems will not die when they are in Deserts, Savanna biomes, and the Nether if they are affected by Fire Resistance.
  • Snow golems can be used as an infinite source of snow. If a snow golem is trapped and a player can reach the snow layer trail, it can be dug with a shovel repeatedly, as the trail regenerates instantly.
  • As of 1.10 - The Frostburn Update, snow golems can be created in any direction, even if they are created horizontally.
  • If the game rule mobGriefing is set to false, snow golems will not create a path of snow when they move.
  • If the snow golem misses a shot and shoots an iron golem, the iron golem will attack the snow golem, but the snow golem will not continue to attack the iron golem. In such a fight, the iron golem would quickly destroy the snow golem.
  • Snowing weather will not damage the golem.
  • If you die from getting knocked off a cliff by a snow golem, the death message will read (player name), the same message it says when you die from suffocating in mobs on the console versions of the game.
  • There has been a world record of a player building 70+ snow golems in 1 minute (seen in a world record book)
  • Snow Golems can actually deal damage when highly strengthened, via strength 255 using commands.
  • Snow Golems can have more health using commands.
  • If you don't want to get lost in a cave/far away place, it is a good idea to take a Snow Golem along with you because it will leave a trail of where you came from.

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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