Everything You Need To Know About Squid Minecraft
Squids are one of the oldest mobs in Minecraft and the first aquatic mob to ever be added to the game. They’re a pretty common passive mob you’ll find everywhere where there’s a body of water. Even though they’re not the most useful mobs in the game, they’re still very interesting to look at, especially after all these years.
So if you want to find out more about squids in Minecraft, what they do, and how they behave, take a look at this article to find out everything you should know about this Minecraft mob!
Where do squids spawn in Minecraft?
Minecraft squids spawn in rivers and all ocean biomes. They usually spawn in a group of 2 to 4 squids, from Y-level 50 to 63. For a squid to spawn, it must be completely submerged in water.
You will rarely have a hard time finding a squid in Minecraft since they’re one of the most common mobs in the game. You just need to find a large body of water, and you’ll see a couple swimming around.
What can you get from a Minecraft squid?
Squids in Minecraft don’t have the most interesting drops in the game. So when you kill one, it will have a chance to drop this:
- Ink Sacs
- XP Orbs
As you can see, there aren’t many drops, but the ink sacs they drop are very useful as they’re an item you can rarely find elsewhere other than when killing a squid.
How to get an ink sac from a squid?
To get an ink sac from a squid, you must find a large body of water where some squids can spawn. You can take a weapon with you or go bare-handed, and then you’ll want to come near a squid to kill it efficiently.
It can drop from 1 to 3 ink sacs - if you really want to farm them, the best thing is to kill them with Looting III enchantment on your weapon since that’ll increase the chances to 1 to 6 ink sacs per kill. The ink sac can be used for creating black dye, dark prismarine, and books and quills, so it actually isn’t useless as it may seem.
How to get experience points from a squid?
If you want to get experience points from a squid in Minecraft, you’ll need to find a large body of water where they can spawn. Then you just need to come up to one squid if you see it and then kill it with whatever you want.
It will drop from 1 to 3 experience orbs, which is really low, making them not that efficient for experience farming.
Can you breed squids in Minecraft?
Unfortunately, there isn’t a possible way to breed squids in the game. You can’t even tame them like you can tame a cat or a wolf. So even though baby squids exist in Bedrock Edition, it’s impossible to even there to do something with them.
Traveling with your Minecraft squids
Until recently, you couldn’t travel anywhere with squids in Minecraft. It was impossible to transport them in any way possible, but now, everything changed when the new 1.17 was released.
Take a look at this step-by-step guide to find out how to transport squids with a lead:
- Craft a lead
- Hold it in your main hand
- Come up to a squid
- Right-click on the squid with the lead
When you do that, you successfully tied a squid to a lead, and now you can carry it wherever you want to! Just make sure not to be too fast, as the lead can break that way.
Are squids hostile?
Squids in Minecraft are completely passive mobs that aren’t hostile at all. They’re one of the most peaceful mobs in Minecraft that can’t even run away properly when you attack it. Unfortunately, squids are also targeted by Guardians, Elder Guardians, and even Axolotols.
More fun squid facts
- Before being added to the game, squids were deliberately mentioned for the first time at the beginning of 2011.
- Until the Beta 1.4 update, you were able to milk squids with an empty bucket.
- When a squid is attacked, it has a chance to release a cloud of ink in order to “protect” itself from the player.