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How to Breed Villagers in Minecraft

How to Breed Villagers in Minecraft
Will Blears Updated on by

Nowadays, villagers are important if you want to progress faster in the game since they can provide you with many useful trades. From building blocks like terracotta to enchanted tools, villagers have it all!

In this article, let’s take a look at how to breed villagers in Minecraft!

Why Do You need to Breed Villagers in Minecraft?

Villagers used to be super useless in Minecraft. In the past, you can only trade for certain items in Minecraft. The trade price is also terrible and you can’t unlock new trades too. But everything changed when the Minecraft 1.14 Villager & Pillager were released!

Villagers are now specified into different jobs and levels. For example, you can trade anything related to food to the farmer villager, or you can obtain mending books from the librarian villagers. If you trade enough with one villager, you can unlock its next level, allowing you to trade more items.

To build a villager trading hall, you will need a lot of villagers (even 100+). So knowing how to breed villagers in Minecraft is crucial!

How to Breed Villagers in Minecraft

Villagers need only 2 things to breed in Minecraft: beds and willingness. Like any other mobs in Minecraft, you will need 2 villagers to start breeding them. Let’s see how!

#1 Beds

You will need at least 3 beds to start breeding villagers in Minecraft. Two for the adult and one for the child. They also require at least 2 empty blocks above the beds so they will not suffocate after sleeping.

Remember that the location of the beds must stay within the village and within the reach of the villagers. This means if you seal the beds or place them on another side of the room, the villagers can’t breed.

If you want to breed more villagers, placing more beds is needed!

#2 Willingness

This is a special attribute of the village in Minecraft and can be increased by giving the villagers any food items (better crops from the farm since it’s less expensive). To be specific, whenever a village is given one of the following items, it will be ready to breed. Including either 12 potatoes, 12 carrots, 12 beetroots, or 3 bread.

The willingness is decreased if the villager has recently bred and they need to gather the food again for another breeding section.

#3 Breed the Villagers

Assume you’ve already found a village and captured at least 2 villagers, you need to build a room to keep them safe from the zombies. It can be a dirt hut and some torches and a lovely farm in it. Then remember to craft some beds and place them in the room.

After all the conditions are met, the villagers will enter love mode soon and start breeding. You can notice this happening by seeing the red heart particles appear on the villager’s head. And remember that breeding can be failed if the villagers can’t find their way to the beds.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will villagers breed on their own?

Villagers can breed on their own if there are new unclaimed beds in the village area. Because they harvest the crop every day so you only need to provide them with beds.

Do villagers need sunlight to breed?

No, villagers don’t need sunlight to breed in Minecraft. But providing additional light sources is recommended to prevent zombies and other hostile mobs from spawning.

Why won’t my Minecraft villagers breed?

Check if you have enough unclaimed beds and if the villagers can go to sleep in the beds. Also, make sure there are 2 empty blocks above the beds and you should be good to go!



Minecraft

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Release Date:

May 10, 2009