Glow Squid

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The Glow Squid is a variety of the squid that originated in Minecraft Earth. It has a luminescent, glowing texture with sparkles on it. This mob was one of the options in Minecraft Live 2020 to be added into the game,[1] along with the iceologer and moobloom. It won the vote, and will be added in the 1.17 - Caves and Cliffs update. It has been announced that the glow squid will glow like an enderman's eyes.[2] In Vanilla Minecraft, the Glow Squid was released in snapshot 21w03a on Wednesday, Jan. 20th. It drops 1-3 Glow Ink Sacs when killed and currently does not spawn naturally.

The glow squid drops Glow Ink Sacs that can be used to brighten writing on signs and can be crafted with item frames to make Glow Item Frames. These glow item frames are brighter than the original, and will make whatever item that is being displayed by the glow item frame brighter without adding to its light level.

Obtaining

Glow squids will spawn in the deepest parts of the oceans, and it was hinted in Minecraft that they may spawn in underground lakes, and in swamps like in Minecraft Earth.

Trivia

  • It is the first mob from Minecraft Earth to make it into Minecraft.
  • When hit, the squid will stop glowing for a moment.
  • For now, it is possible more will come of the glow squid, although likely not.
  • It was speculated that it would drop glowing dye; however, this was debunked in an Ask Mojang interview. It does, however drop glowing ink sacs.

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