Endermite

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Endermites are very small hostile mobs in Minecraft.

Overview

Endermites are similar to silverfish, except they are smaller, more cube-like, and purple. An Endermite will occasionally spawn when a player throws an Ender pearl (1/20 chance). It will repeatedly attack the player, dealing  (1 heart) of damage per hit. If it is killed by a player or a tamed wolf, it will drop 3 experience. An Endermite will despawn within two minutes, unless if it is named with a name tag. It also has a chance to spawn when a Enderman teleports.

Endermites currently experience multiple bugs, and have a tendency to stay in one place and become glitched, as opposed to moving like other mobs (Though most were fixed in 1.14 snapshots).

If an Endermite spawns from an ender pearl, any nearby Endermen will try to kill it (However, it will be the opposite in Bedrock Edition, the Endermite will attack first). If an Endermite stands on soul sand, it will slowly take suffocation damage and die, just like Silverfish .

Trivia

  • When spawned in Creative, due to a bug, an Endermite will not move. Instead, it will just shake its body.
  • Dinnerbone has stated he has an "Ultimate Plan" with endermites, which might include the Dragon egg. However, he also mentioned that he has not discussed this idea with the rest of the Mojang team yet.[1]
  • Before 14w27a, Endermen could spawn Endermites by teleporting: each teleport had a 15% chance to spawn one, but each successful Endermite spawned would reduce the chance by 1% (i.e. fifteen Endermite spawns would prevent that Enderman from spawning another Endermite).
  • Although Endermite were previously similar in shape, size, and general appearance to silverfish, the texture and model were changed in a snapshot in order to make them more unique.
  • Endermen are hostile towards Endermites and will attack them.
  • Unlike Endermen , Endermites do not teleport, nor do they take damage from water.
  • As of snapshot 14w28a, Endermites no longer spawn from Endermen.
  • Prior to snapshot 14w28a, Endermites could be used by players to create an experience farm utilizing Endermen.
  • They are possibly a reference to Star Gate´s interdimensional parasites.

Gallery

File:Endermite 22.png
Click for full Endermite gallery.

Video

File:Endermite - Minecraft Micro Guide

References

Mobs in Minecraft
Passive Mobs
File:BatFace.png Bat File:OcelotFace.png Cat File:ChickenFace.png Chicken File:CowFace.png Cow
File:CodBody.png Fish (various) Link=Fox Fox File:Glow Squid Face.png Glow Squid File:HorseHead.png Horse
File:MooshroomFace.png Mooshroom File:BrownMooshroomFace.png Brown Mooshroom File:OcelotFace.png Ocelot File:ParrotFace.pngParrot
File:PigFace.png Pig File:Big-rabbit-face.png Rabbit File:SheepFace.png Sheep File:Snowgolemhead.png Snow Golem
File:Squidface.png Squid File:StriderFace.png Strider File:TurtleFace.pngTurtle File:Villagerhead.png Villager
File:WanderingTraderFace.png Wandering Trader
Neutral Mobs
File:AxolotlFace.png Axolotl File:BeeFace.png Bee File:DolphinHead.png Dolphin File:EndermanFace.png Enderman
File:GoatFace.png Goat File:Vg face.png Iron Golem File:Big-llama-face.png Llama File:Panda FaceZ.png Panda
File:PiglinFace.png Piglin File:PolarBearFace.png Polar Bear File:SpiderFace.png Spider File:CaveSpiderFace.png Cave Spider
File:BetterWolfFace.png Wolf File:ZombifiedPiglinFace.png Zombified Piglin
Hostile Mobs
File:Blaze Face.png Blaze File:CreeperFace.png Creeper File:Drownedheaad.png Drowned File:Enderdragon Face.png Ender Dragon
File:EndermiteFace.png Endermite File:EvokerFace.png Evoker Link=Evoker Fang Evoker Fang File:GhastFace.png Ghast
Link=Guardian Guardian File:Big-elder-guardian-face.png Elder Guardian File:Hoglin face.pngHoglin File:HuskFace.png Husk
File:Magma Cube Face.png Magma Cube File:PhantomFace.png Phantom File:PiglinBruteFace.png Piglin Brute File:PillagerFace.png Pillager
File:RavagerFace.png Ravager File:Big-shulker-face.png Shulker File:SilverfishFace.png Silverfish File:SkeletonFace.png Skeleton
File:SlimeFace.png Slime File:Spider SkeletonFace.png Spider Jockey File:StrayFace.png Stray File:VexFace.png Vex
File:VindicatorFace.png Vindicator File:Warden Face.png Warden File:50px-WitchFace.png Witch File:Wither face.png Wither
File:WitherSkeletonHead.png Wither Skeleton File:Spider WitherSkeleton.png Wither Skeleton Jockey File:ZoglinFace.pngZoglin File:ZombieFace.png Zombie
File:ZombieVillagerFace.png Zombie Villager