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Can players breed squids in Minecraft?

When a squid spawns naturally, it has a slim chance of spawning as a baby (Image via Mojang)
When a squid spawns naturally, it has a slim chance of spawning as a baby (Image via Mojang)
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Modified 28 Apr 2021
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The short answer about breeding squids in Minecraft is no. However, players have made suggestions to the developers to make it a possibility through their website.

But there isn't a way to put squids in love mode at the current moment. When a squid does spawn naturally, it has a slim chance of spawning as a baby.


Can players breed squids in Minecraft?

Players cannot breed squid in Minecraft. However, there are some things that players can do if they want to spawn this mob.

The first option is to go into creative mode and spawn squid using eggs. Eggs are a common method of spawning mobs in this game type. Players can find these eggs by opening the creative inventory.

Squids spawn naturally when there
Squids spawn naturally when there's a deep enough body of water, such as an ocean biome (Image via Mojang)

From there, they will need to go to the nature tab and locate the mob eggs at the bottom. Players will either need to select mob eggs to open their selection of eggs or look for the spawn squid egg.

A spawn squid egg is dark blue with gray-blue spots. These eggs can also be placed in mob spawners to generate a steady flow of squid within the world generation limits.

Players can spawn squid anywhere in Minecraft using the spawn in eggs. However, they will only survive in water. The squid will start to take damage when generated out of water. When it despawns, the squid will drop a squid ink sack.

Another way to spawn a Minecraft squid is by building a pond or large body of water. This is an excellent option for players who prefer to stay in survival mode.

These Minecraft mobs will spawn naturally when there's a deep enough body of water, such as an ocean biome. A player can dig a big enough tank to cause squid to spawn over time. This can be used for squid ink generators or experience farming.

If there is an area for squid to despawn, there is some chance of them going to that area as they explore. Adding a few hoppers and a chest to collect will see players obtain a squid ink farm that is ready to go.

Published 28 Apr 2021
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