One of the life forms that can be seen in the game are the Polar Bears, and their behavior can quickly vary from benevolent to highly hostile. They are one of the most dangerous animals in the game, and in Minecraft, they can do a lot of damage at higher levels. However, if not provoked, they are not violent by default and are extremely peaceful. Polar Bears, along with their cubs, are usually found in packs.
|Hostility Level||Neutral Mob|
|Health Points||29 health points|
|Where to Find||In Snowy Tundra, Frozen Ocean, and Deep Frozen Ocean biomes|
|Behavior||Neutral (adult); Hostile (adult, when the player is near a cub, or when a cub is attacked); Passive (baby, or in Peaceful difficulty)|
|Attack Method||Rears up on its hind legs and tries to strike you with its front paws|
|Attack Strength||Adults only: Peaceful: 0 (but still performs attack animation); Easy: 3; Normal: 5; Hard: 8|
|Drops||0-2 Raw Fish; 0-2 Raw Salmon|
|Experience Points||1-3 experience points|
Polar bears spawn above grass or ice in snowy tundra, snowy mountains, ice spikes, regular and deep-frozen ocean biomes in groups of up to two at light level 7 or higher. If a group spawns, the second polar bear is always a cub. They can also spawn in frozen rivers and legacy frozen oceans in Bedrock Edition.
If the player successfully manages to kill a polar bear, they usually drop some form of loot. The drops include:
- 3⁄4 chance of dropping 0-2 raw cod. The maximum amount can be increased by 1 per level of Looting, for a maximum of 0-5 with Looting III.
- 1⁄4 chance of dropping 0-2 raw salmon. The maximum amount can be increased by 1 per level of Looting, for a maximum of 0-5 with Looting III.
Unless they're near their cubs, polar bears are neutral mobs. They are hostile at that point. Cubs themselves are passive, making polar bears, along with the wolves, the second mob to fall into all three categories of behavior. Their swimming speed is equal to the player's, making them difficult to get away from if they are attacking in water. Despite being acclimatized to snowy places they still take freezing damage from powder snow.
All polar bears inside a 41x21x41 block cuboid will immediately become hostile to the attacking player or group if a single polar bear is provoked thus possessing a similar reflex to zombie pigmen and wolves. Polar bears are unable to mate, and the development of cubs cannot be accelerated. Killing a baby polar bear, like most baby animals, does not drop items or skill points. Polar bears attack by rearing on their back legs and mauling down with their front paws.
Polar bears can serve as a source of raw fish if a player is lacking in food or has a strong sword. However, this is not recommended, as the polar bear can severely damage poorly-armored players.
Polar bear cubs will also attack nearby foxes despite acting passive to the player.
Polar bears are the first bears added into the game, later followed by pandas.
During the development of the new frozen ocean, polar bears were removed from spawning, due to being deemed too "sad". They were added back in because it is more accurate to the polar bear's real-life status
How to tame a polar bear in Minecraft?
To tame a polar bear in Minecraft, you need to find one and feed him some fish using the right mouse button. After you have fed enough fish, hearts will appear above it, which means you have successfully tamed it.
What do you feed a polar bear in Minecraft?
Polar bears in Minecraft eats either raw salmon or raw fish, which also happens to be their favorite food.
Can polar bears get in boats Minecraft?
No, unfortunately polar bears cannot get in boats.
Do polar bears Despawn?
Despawn is a term used for the game mechanic involved when a mob, a dropped item or another unplaced object disappears after a particular amount of time, during a certain time of day, or in a particular situation. But Polar Bears do not despawn.