Wandering Trader

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A wandering trader is a passive villager-like mob that can be found throughout the Overworld.


A wandering trader resembles a villager, in terms of posture and facial feature design. Their clothing appears similar to what someone would wear when traveling long distances - the robes would keep them cool in the heat and warm in the cold, making them practical for a mob that can spawn in practically any biome. They are hooded robes are dark blue with red and gold trim. Under the robes, they wear a green shirt, brown pants, a belt with a gold buckle, and a red face mask or scarf. They also wear sandals as footwear.


A wandering trader will spawn at dawn and will either wander around a village meeting point, or nearby a player's spawning point. It is always accompanied by a pair of trader llamas wearing unique decorations similar to the clothing the wandering trader wears. If a wandering trader's llama's leash breaks (which happens quite often) or if the wandering trader is killed the llama doesn't despawn, otherwise it despawns with the wandering trader. However, a different wandering trader will eventually spawn, carrying a different stock of items for sale. Like villagers, wandering traders will flee from hostile mobs, and will run around in a panic when attacked by a player. Additionally, if attacked by a player, a wandering trader's llamas will start to attack the player. However, the wandering trader themselves will just panic.

A wandering trader has a similar trading interface to a villager's, except it only trades for emeralds. Also, their trades won't expand if a player completes a trade.

When they see a hostile mob or when it is night, a wandering trader may drink an invisibility potion to become invisible. They will then drink milk during the morning to neutralize the effect.


The wandering trader has 6 random trades. New trades are not unlocked after trading with them. After spawning, the wandering trader has a managed schedule for 40–60 minutes. The trades you can make with the Wandering Trader are below...

-Plants: lily pads, leaves, flowers, drip-leaf plants(coming in 1.17), tree saplings, kelp(sea weed), cacti, ferns, mushrooms, sugar cane, vines, pumpkins, seeds, sea pickles, and dead bushes

-Blocks: sand, coral, ice, orange terracotta, podzol, blue ice, and glow stone

-Others: slime ball, gun powder, dye, buckets of fish(tropical, puffer fish), and nautilus shells

(When 1.17 comes out, besides selling drip-leaf plants, they could also sell buckets of axolotl)


  • Wandering traders are the second mob to have the ability to use potions, the first being the witch.
  • A wandering trader's voice is different from that of a normal villager.
  • Wandering traders can spawn anywhere where there is enough space for them and their llamas, which allows them to spawn in flat worlds or in, say, a glass dome at the bottom of the ocean.
  • Wandering traders will not turn into witches when struck by lightning, unlike normal villagers.


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