Axolotls spawn below sea level (y63) in complete darkness near deepslate, stone, tuff, diorite, granite or andesite blocks.
Finding Axolotls in Minecraft
Until then, Axolotl’s have temporary spawn locations. We’ll show you how to find them below!
While you can easily spawn axolotls in Minecraft creative mode & play around with them, they are much more fun to find in survival.
Axolotls are plentiful in the Minecraft world & are usually pretty easy to find. They spawn individually & not in packs or pairs.
Here are two methods you can use to search for them.
- Dig Straight Down – The fastest way to find axolotls in survival is to dig straight down until you locate a water filled cave. Search the cave for dark spots & you will most likely encounter one of these cute creatures.
- Find Open Ocean – axolotls also spawn in dark patches of open ocean as long as you are deep enough in the water (below y63).
Tip: Axolotls come in five differing color styles (cyan, blue, gold, pink (Lucy) & brown (Wild). Lucy & Wild are named this due to their file names which the developers assigned.
The blue variant is considered rare & only has a 1/1200 chance to spawn.
What do Axolotls Do?
Axolotls are passive to human players & will not attack you. They can be attached to leads & lead around easily.
You can fly around with them all attached to leads in creative like a balloon!
They will attack all aquatic mobs / enemies besides dolphins & turtles. If you kill a mob that is in combat with an axolotl you will gain the status effect Regeneration I & remove Mining Fatigue.
Tip: Axolotl will sometimes play dead when they take damage. During this time they will heal some HP & can’t be attacked by other mobs.
Care & Breeding of Axolotls
While you can’t technically “tame” axolotls you can lead them where you want & have them breed by using buckets of tropical fish.
Axolotls that are picked up in a bucket & placed or “re-spawned” will not despawn.
If you have them on land make sure you keep them near a water source. Axolotls need water to survive & will die within five minutes if they are out of the water.
That is all you need to know about finding & breeding axolotls in Minecraft’s 1.17 update part one!
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