This article is about Slime. For the Nether variant, see Magma Cube.
Health Points: Big:
16HP (8x Heart)

4HP (2x Heart)

1HP (0.5x Heart)

Attack Strength: Big:
4HP (2x Heart)

2HP (1x Heart)

Cannot damage players or mobs

Drops: (0–2) Slimeballs
Location: In 10% of chunks called "Slime Chunks" below level 40, or in swamps
First Appearance: Alpha 1.2.0
Network ID: 55
Experience Points:
Big: 4
Small: 2
Tiny: 1
Technical Name minecraft:slime

[view][talk] Slimes are rare Mobs that naturally spawn in 3 different sizes: Big, Small, and Tiny, and split into smaller Slimes when killed. They can be found in only Swamp Biomes, under Y=40 in 1/10 of all chucks, or in Superflat worlds. Big and Small Slimes are both hostile, and split into 2–4 Small and Tiny Slimes, respectively. Tiny Slimes are passive, and are popular pets among Minecraft fans, because they will follow a player around, and do not require taming, but they can Despawn unless they have a Name Tag.


  • Before Minecraft 1.4.2, Slimes could spawn in any biome.
  • As of 1.5, Slimes' spawn rate is determined by the movement of the Moon.
  • 1.8 recently fixed the fact that Slimes couldn't swim.
  • Smaller slimes can climb Ladders.
  • Tiny Slimes are considered passive because of their inability to attack, push, or harm a player in any way; however, they are technically hostile.
  • Only sizes 1, 2 and 4 spawn naturally. Other sizes require commands giving a different Size tag.
  • A slime's health in HP is the square of their size; their edge length in meters, half of their size; and their attack strength in HP, their size.
  • Slimes, unlike all other hostile mobs in the game, won't prevent sleeping.
  • Slimes used to have an old texture.They had black eyes and mouth instead of transparent green looking eyes and mouth.
  • Slimes are the only mobs that hit per half-second, as opposed to per second.
  • Slimes used to have old sounds. Those sounds were not as "squishy".
  • In Minecraft Beta, Slimes could spawn in Peaceful difficulty and they will still attack a player.
  • If Slimes are attacked by Skeleton Arrows, then they will ignore the skeleton. This does not happen with the other mobs.


Mobs in Minecraft
Passive Mobs
BatFace Bat OcelotFace Cat ChickenFace Chicken CowFace Cow
HorseHead Horse MooshroomFace Mooshroom OcelotFace Ocelot Parrot
PigFace Pig Big-rabbit-face Rabbit SheepFace Sheep Snowgolemhead Snow Golem
Squidface Squid Villagerhead Villager
Neutral Mobs
EndermanFace Enderman Vg face Iron Golem BetterWolfFace Wolf ZombiePigmanFace Zombie Pigman
Big-llama-face Llama PolarBearFace Polar Bear
Hostile Mobs
Blaze Face Blaze CaveSpiderFace Cave Spider CreeperFace Creeper Enderdragon Face Ender Dragon
EndermiteFace Endermite EvokerFace Evoker GhastFace Ghast HuskFace Husk
Magma Cube Face Magma Cube SilverfishFace Silverfish SkeletonFace Skeleton SlimeFace Slime
SpiderFace Spider Spider SkeletonFace Spider Jockey 50px-WitchFace Witch WitherFace Wither
WitherSkeletonHead Wither Skeleton Spider WitherSkeleton Wither Skeleton Jockey ZombieFace Zombie Shulker Shulker
StrayFace Stray VexFace Vex VindicatorFace Vindicator
Unused/Removed/Unimplemented Mobs
150px-Beast Boy Beast Boy Black Steve Black Steve ZombieFace Giant 150px-Mob1 Human
PigFace Pigmen 150px-Rana Rana Red Dragon 100px-SteveSteve

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