How To Breed Villagers in Minecraft



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Villager breeding is a necessary mechanic that players must learn in order to increase the villager population and expand possible job and trading opportunities. With a little bit of effort, you can grow their population to build your own villager trading hall!

How To Breed Villagers in Minecraft

Say you’ve already discovered an inhabited village in Minecraft and realize that as the days pass, the villager population grew more and more scarce. Wouldn’t you want to learn how to breed villagers so that you would have access to more trading options? Perhaps earn an emerald or two. Not only does this open possibility of upgrading your gear, but it also makes the world of Minecraft a little less lonely.

Similar to humans, villagers also live in houses, have jobs, follow a tight schedule, eat food, and sleep at night. They also interact with each other and trade goods with the player depending on their chosen profession and how skilled they are at doing their job.

So, why do we need to breed villagers?

Villagers, as you already know, live in villages that spawn randomly in the overworld. They are good sources of emeralds as well as enchanted armors and weapons. But the downside of a village is they’re also the target of villager raids. This means that the villager population may decrease rapidly and this could potentially wipe out an entire village. Your job, as the player, is to defend the village and become the “hero of the village”. In this tutorial, we will show you how you’ll be able to get villagers to multiply.

How To Breed Villagers?

Villager breeding is simple and will only require a little intervention from you in order to get them going. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to breed villagers in Minecraft:

  1. To get started, you’ll need to search for a village first. If you plan on building a trading hall for your base, it is best to look for a village that is close to your base. This will allow you to easily transport villagers between places.
  2. Find 2 adult villagers. In order for this to work, the 2 villagers should be near each other. If one of the villagers is too far, you may use a boat to ferry the first villager to the other one. Remember to remove the boat before breeding the villagers.
  3. Trap both villagers in a room with at least 3 beds present. The extra beds are for the baby villagers. This means that the more beds you have, the more the villagers will breed.
  4. Give the villagers food to start breeding. The villager’s willingness to breed will depend on the number of food required and the food item itself. To give a villager some food, simply throw the food item near the villager and wait for them to take it. Villager breeding food options are as follows: Bread (required amount: 3), Carrot (required amount: 12), Potato (required amount: 12), and Beetroot (required amount: 12). As soon as hearts start popping up, the breeding will commence.
  5. If successful, a baby villager will emerge. If the breeding is unsuccessful, angry particles will appear on top of their heads. Once that happens, it means there is something preventing them from breeding.

Remember that villager breeding will only be successful if there are at least 2 villagers together, give them the right amount of food, and have enough unclaimed beds for the coming baby villagers in the room.

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