How to tame Minecraft axolotls The axolotl, a cute amphibian that lives in caves, is something you might not be familiar with. Axolotls, a rare salamander species, are currently in danger. They are native to the Valley of Mexico and two lakes in particular. One of these lakes is now gone.
The Minecraft axolotl is just like real life in that it comes in many colours, including pink, green and brown. They are also incredibly adorable. They can be found in Minecraft 1.18’s new Lush Caves biome. However, they also have a lot of new mechanics that are not available to other Minecraft mobs. The best thing about the axolotl, is that you can easily capture them by simply scooping them up into a bucket and taking them with you. These amphibians can be used against ocean-based mobs, even though they may look cute.
We will be sharing everything we know about the axolotl, including where they can be found, how to make them and how they fight during combat.
How to Find Axolotls In Minecraft
The new Lush Cave biome is home to axolotls. Locate a Lush Cave by searching for an Acacia tree, then following its roots until you find one. There are five types of Axolotls, with the rare bluish-purple one being the most sought after. They are also available in pink, orange, brown, and blue.
How to Tame Minecraft Axolotls
A bucket is the first thing you will need if you want to make your own army of axolotl. These new creatures can be captured, and even tamed, by simply scooping them up into a bucket.
To create your own little axolotl ecosystem you can empty your bucket in a cave near your Minecraft house. Or, get a few buckets and take them with you to your next Ocean Monument raid.
Combat with Minecraft Axolotl
Once you have caught some axolotls they will swim around in open water and decimate any fish or enemy that is nearby. To get them to follow, you need to hold a tropical fish in either your main or off-hand.
Axolotls aren’t very powerful by themselves, but you can unleash multiple buckets at once, so your enemies will have a lot of work to do.
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Axolotl in Minecraft boasts a unique mechanic: they can ‘play die’ – hostile mobs won’t attack them, giving them time to recover and re-join their fight. You will experience a brief regenerative effect if you hit an enemy who has put one of your axolotls in its ‘play death’ mode.
How to breed Minecraft axolotls
You can also breed two axolotls together by giving them tropical fish. Babies can grow from infant to adulthood in 20 minutes. The time remaining is reduced by 10% if you scoop the baby up into a bucket.
How to get a blue Axolotl
There is a very small chance that you will breed a blue variant. If it does, your baby axolotl will have one of the two colours of its parents.
If you are happy to cheat the system, you can use Minecraft console commands for spawning in a blue Axolotl. Type in ‘/summon axolotl ~ ~ ~ Variant:4’ of you’re playing on Java, and ‘/summon axolotl ~ ~ ~ minecraft:entity_born’ if you’re a Bedrock Edition player.