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A wandering trader is a passive villager-like mob that can be found throughout the Overworld.


A wandering trader resembles a villager, in terms of posture and facial feature design. Their clothing appears similar to what someone would wear when traveling long distances - the robes would keep them cool in the heat and warm in the cold, making them practical for a mob that can spawn in practically any biome. They are hooded robes are dark blue with red and gold trim. Under the robes, they wear a green shirt, brown pants, a belt with a gold buckle, and a red face mask or scarf. They also wear sandals as footwear.


A wandering trader will spawn at dawn and will either wander around a village meeting point, or nearby a player's spawning point. It is always accompanied by a pair of trader llamas wearing unique decorations similar to the clothing the wandering trader wears. If a wandering trader's llama's leash breaks (which happens quite often) or if the wandering trader is killed the llama doesn't despawn, otherwise it despawns with the wandering trader. However, a different wandering trader will eventually spawn, carrying a different stock of items for sale. Like villagers, wandering traders will flee from hostile mobs, and will run around in a panic when attacked by a player. Additionally, if attacked by a player, a wandering trader's llamas will start to attack the player. However, the wandering trader themselves will just panic.

A wandering trader has a similar trading interface to a villager's, except it only trades for emeralds. Also, their trades won't expand if a player completes a trade.

When they see a hostile mob or when it is night, a wandering trader may drink an invisibility potion to become invisible. They will then drink milk during the morning to neutralize the effect.


The wandering trader has 6 random trades. New trades are not unlocked after trading with them. After spawning, the wandering trader has a managed schedule for 40–60 minutes. The trades you can make with the Wandering Trader are below...

-Plants: lily pads, leaves, flowers, drip-leaf plants(coming in 1.17), tree saplings, kelp(sea weed), cacti, ferns, mushrooms, sugar cane, vines, pumpkins, seeds, sea pickles, and dead bushes

-Blocks: sand, coral, ice, orange terracotta, podzol, blue ice, and glow stone

-Others: slime ball, gun powder, dye, buckets of fish(tropical, puffer fish), and nautilus shells

(When 1.17 comes out, besides selling drip-leaf plants, they could also sell buckets of axolotl)


  • Wandering traders are the second mob to have the ability to use potions, the first being the witch.
  • A wandering trader's voice is different from that of a normal villager.
  • Wandering traders can spawn anywhere where there is enough space for them and their llamas, which allows them to spawn in flat worlds or in, say, a glass dome at the bottom of the ocean.
  • Wandering traders will not turn into witches when struck by lightning, unlike normal villagers.


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