Currently, there are 77 different mobs in Minecraft, each with a unique appearance and function. However, mobs are not created equal, with some being much more interesting than others. This is caused by Mojang's policy of never making any mobs that exist in real life hostile to the player. All hostile mobs in the game so far are fictional (zombies, skeletons...etc).

In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the 10 mobs that need more features in Minecraft.

1. Bat

A bat is a flying ambient passive mob that spawns in dark areas underground. They don't drop experience or do anything remotely useful. As they only spawn at low light levels and can't be tamed, players can't even use them for decoration.

Ahhh Its A Bat

To make them more useful, Mojang should add a way to tame or spawn them at will. This way, players would be able to incorporate bats in builds.

2. Dolphins

Dolphins are neutral mobs that live in non-frozen oceans, which grant a speed boost to players that swim near them. Players can find them in groups (pods) of 3–5 in all ocean biomes, except frozen oceans and cold oceans. They spawn exclusively between levels 50 and 64.

Dolphin In Minecraft 3

By feeding dolphins raw cod or raw salmon, players can improve their "trust" and interactions, based on the amount of fish fed. When dolphins are fed enough, they would swim to the nearest chest in shipwreck, buried treasure, or ocean ruins.

Players can use this function to effortlessly locate rare chest loot like enchanted books, apples or heart of the sea. To improve dolphins, Mojang should definitely add a taming option.

3. Silverfish

Silverfish spawn from broken infested blocks, which generate in strongholds, underground in mountains biomes, igloo basements and woodland mansion false portal rooms. While they are not dangerous, dealing only 1 damage per hit, Silverfish can call all other silverfishes in the area upon being hit. Their small sizes and fast movement speed can cause great damage to the player, especially in small areas.


Infested blocks can definitely see more uses in various Minecraft structures to make the game more exciting.

4. Phantom

Phantoms are flying undead hostile mobs that spawn when the player has not slept or died for three or more in-game days. Phantoms drop 0–1 phantom membrane when killed by a player or tamed wolf. They can be used in an anvil to repair elytra.

Phantom Membrane

Overall, the spawning method of phantoms is pretty flawed. Minecraft players who sleep to skip the dangerous night time would never encounter it. This is why Mojang should change Phantoms' spawning condition a bit so that it can appear more often.

5. Glow Squid

Glow squids are varieties of squid, with an aqua luminescent texture. They can often be found in dark underwater areas, typically in ocean depths, ravines and underground lakes. Upon death, they drop glow ink sacs. Unlike regular ink sacs, they can be added to signs to make glowing text and can be used to craft glow item frames. This allows players to read the text on signs even in total darkness.

Glow Squid
Glow Squid

However, outside of its appearance and drop, a glow squid is more or less the same as an ordinary squad. Mojang should add more uses for their glow ink sacs and a way to breed them so that players would have more reason to use the mob.

6. Axolotl

The Axolotl has immediately become a fan favorite upon introduction, due to their adorable appearance and color variations. However, they can't be tamed as a pet.


You can collect them using buckets, breed axolotls, keep them in ponds, and even name them using tags. However, they cannot technically belong to any given player. It would be great if Mojang adds the ability to tame Axolotl in future updates.

7. Snow Golem

The Snow Golem is the frozen equivalent of the Iron Golem. They can be manually created by players to defend themselves and their polar bases. While this sounds like a great idea, these mobs are really underwhelming in practice.

Snow Golems
Snow Golem

Similar to the Iron Golem, the Snow Golem's main purpose is defense. However, unlike the Iron Golem, their attack is really weak. Snow Golems' snowballs are harmless against most mobs - they only knock the mobs back. It would be interesting to see Snow Golems getting buffed in future Minecraft updates.

8. Panda

A panda is a rare neutral mob that resides in jungles. They spawn with a randomized personality and amongst them, the brown variant is the rarest. Pandas are the only animal in Minecraft with extra breeding conditions. Without a sufficient number of bamboo blocks in the vicinity, the Pandas would just sit and eat the bamboo without breeding. Furthermore, if the player feeds two pandas too close, they can bleat and become hostile.

How To Breed Pandas In Minecraft

Outside of sitting around and eating bamboo, they pretty much do nothing. Mojang could improve it by adding a taming option for them.

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