Mob of the Month: Zombie

Welcome Minecrafters! In today’s blog post, we will continue on our Mob of the Month blog series, where we take a closer look at the mobs of Minecraft. This month is dedicated to no other than the Zombie, which is a classic mob that has been around for quite some time.

So, stop whatever you are doing at this moment. Let’s take a break from everyday life, sit back and relax while we go into the world of the undead and take a look at the zombies of Minecraft.

Meet the Zombie

In the vast and imaginative world of Minecraft, an array of creatures brings the pixelated landscapes to life. Among them, the zombie stands out as an iconic figure, stirring curiosity and interest. These undead inhabitants of the digital realm have intrigued players for years, and in this exploration, we’re delving deep into their origins, behaviors, and everything in between.

The origins of the Minecraft Zombie can be traced back to the game’s early stages. With pixelated visuals and simple mechanics, the first zombies emerged as a representation of the undead archetype. Over time, their design evolved, gaining more intricate details and animations.

While the core essence of a Minecraft zombie remains consistent, the game developers have introduced various zombie variants. From Drowned Zombies found in water bodies to Husk Zombies that inhabit desert biomes, each variant adds a unique twist to the traditional zombie concept.


Zombies in Minecraft are known for their relentless pursuit of players and villagers. They exhibit a distinct groaning sound and are often seen ambling aimlessly until they detect a potential target. Their groaning sound will alert any zombie within a 20 block vicinity.

As if that wasn’t enough, when the sun goes down, staying alive becomes even harder. When night falls, the threat level intensifies as hordes of zombies emerge, making survival a challenging endeavor.

As zombies often spawn in groups of up to four, you are very likely to be attacked by more than one at the same time. For this reason, if a zombie attacks you, stay on guard as there is a high chance of another zombie being in your vicinity.

On rare occasions, they will even spawn in groups of up to 20. However, this will only occur if the player is near a village at midnight. This phenomenon can even happen in mushroom fields, where zombies naturally will not spawn.

Rewards and Loot

Defeating zombies can result in drops such as rotten flesh and occasionally iron ingots, providing players with resources that can be used for crafting and survival. This is not the most useful loot, but what else can you expect from something that is undead.

A zombie can also drop a zombie head when a charged creeper kills it. Speaking of creepers, our first Mob of the month blog post was about the creeper in Minecraft. Follow this link to read about it.

Additionally, on rare occasion, the zombie can also drop a carrot or potato when killed by a player or tamed wolf. Fun fact, if you kill the zombie with fire, the potato will be dropped as a baked potato instead of a regular potato.


The Minecraft Zombie is one of the most iconic mobs in the game, and has been for a long time. With their groaning sound, they have scared many players over the years and will continue to do so. Whether you’re an experienced player or new to the world of Minecraft, encountering a zombie is sure to evoke a mix of emotions, from excitement to caution.

So, gear up, explore the pixelated landscapes, and embrace the enigmatic world of Minecraft. And when you encounter a Zombie, do your best to fend for your life and survive to fight another day. With that said, thank you for reading this month’s Mob of the month, and have a great day!