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A Zombie



First Appearance



Feathers, Carrots, Potatoes


Light Level -7

Zombies are the first hostile mobs implemented into Minecraft PE. They are a melee mob that drop 0-1 Feathers, 0-1 Carrots, and 0-1 Potatoes if they are killed, and usually spawn in groups of about six. They also burn in sunlight, taking damage every second. The zombie's hearts stand at 10 hearts, which is 20 hits with bare hands to kill. With the sword it takes 2-3 hits to kill the mob, depending on the type of sword you're using.

The axe takes three hits and the pickaxe takes six. The damage applied is again, related to what type of tool you are using. Walking behind tall grass while one or more is chasing you will cause them to lose sight of you after a certain distance. Zombies are also the most common hostile mob in Minecraft.


They will attack the player by hitting them with their outstretched arms (added in version 0.3.0), as they will do with Villagers Their arms will go slightly up when they attack you. (added in version 0.8.0) Zombies can still attack even when they are being burned in the sunlight, so do not take them lightly even in the daytime. Take note that, while the zombies cannot break down Doors like they do in the PC edition, they can still inflict damage on you if you get too close to the door with them on the other side.


Zombies are easy to kill with a sword, preferably Stone and above. They will jump backward if you hurt them (same for all mobs), making it easy to escape or melee them. Battling zombies is not as complicated as it should be, though new players will be more wary to them. They will also go straight towards the player without avoiding anything, making them very vulnerable to fall in a pit.


  • In 0.2.0 zombies burned in the sunlight and would catch on fire. In 0.3.0 fire was removed because it would spread and destroy the world, after fire was removed they emitted smoke and received damage until they died. Since fire was added back, however, both Skeletons and Zombies burn in daylight.
  • It takes 3 hits from a Zombie to kill a Villager.
  • Zombies, along with Skeletons, do not burn if they are in water or in a shadow, because when the zombie or skeleton catches on fire, the water immediately puts it out. The same happens when the zombie/skeleton is in the shade.
  • Zombies have the same face as your default skin, except painted green and black.
  • The sounds that the zombies make are the original sounds and do not have alternate pitches with them.
  • In other versions of Minecraft, Zombies will drop Rotten Flesh, and sometimes, armor or swords.
  • In other versions, Zombies will sometimes wear armor or hold swords.
  • In 0.9.0, zombies will have an increased AI, to match that of PC.
  • It can increase health by killing some villagers in 0.9.0.
  • As of 0.9.0, Zombies have a low chance of spawning more zombies when attacked.
  • Zombies do more damage when they have less health.
  • In MC PE Lite, zombies are the only hostile mob to date.
  • Potatoes are the rarest zombie drop.
Hostile Mobs/Neutral Mobs

Creeper | Enderman (Neutral) | Wolf (Neutral Mob) | Skeleton | Zombie | Zombie Pigmen | Zombie Villager | Spider (Neutral) | Cave Spider | Slime | Silverfish


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