Mojang Studios has released a major content update for: Minecraft early June, symbolically called The wild update. Brimming with natural wilderness and the terrifying idea of the unknown that comes with it, the highly anticipated expansion introduced several new mobs, locations, biomes, and exclusive items. Among the new overworld inhabitants are frogs, an addition that fans have been asking for for a while.
First revealed on MINECON Live three years ago, frogs do more than just certain parts of Minecraftthe overworld map. Fireflies, another crowd originally planned for The wild update, were dropped altogether when Mojang decided to go ahead with the frog implementation. The reasoning behind the decision boiled down to the fact that some firefly species are deadly poisonous to select frog species in real life. While the idea of coexistence (or lack thereof) rooted in reality is admirable, the AI-based behavior of frogs in the game doesn’t necessarily reflect Mojang’s original sentiment. Still, curious players are eager to find and breed frogs to see for themselves what the new crowd is all about.
Where to find frogs in Minecraft
Frogs are the second amphibian to be added Minecraft‘s growing list of overworld fauna, the first being the brightly colored axolotl. Despite carrying the soothing label of passive mobs, they are known to have an acquired taste for small slimes and magma cubes. Frogs generally have 10 health points, and aside from an insignificant amount of experience, they don’t drop any items after defeat.
Although frogs come in three different varieties, they share the same behavior pattern, allowing them to jump on large weeping leaves or water lilies and swim in the water. Players can usually find them in swamps scattered around the map or in the newly introduced mangrove swamp biome. Orange frogs are the most common variety players will encounter in the wild, as they are native to temperate biomes. To get white frogs, which prefer a warm climate, or the green variety, which matures in cold regions, players should consider breeding two members of the temperate variety.
How to breed frogs in Minecraft and why it is worth it?
Breeding frogs is similar to breeding turtles in that they lay frogspawn in the same way that turtles lay eggs. While players cannot tame these restless amphibians, they can start a breeding series with the right item. Since frogs love slime balls, it can help to have two right away.
By finding a few frogs and giving them each a slime ball, players can activate the so-called “love mode” for this particular crowd, represented by little red hearts that appear above their heads. Moments later, one of the frogs will search its environment in search of a water block to lay the frogspawn, which will hatch into tadpoles in a few minutes. Since the game recognizes tadpoles as an entirely different species of otherworldly mobs, players would do well to keep them out of reach of axolotls and preferably in a safe patch of water.
Although it can take up to 20 minutes for tadpoles to grow into frogs, it is possible to speed up their evolution by using slime balls. Since their final appearance depends on the environment in which they grow up, transporting them via water inhibitors to biomes of different temperatures will ensure optimal growth in one of three possible variants. While it may seem counterintuitive to chase multiple species of frogs if they can’t be domesticated, they just happen to produce one useful item after partying.
When a frog consumes a small slime, it drops a slime ball, but when it swallows a small magma cube, the result is a Froglight. Depending on the frog variant, Froglights take on a distinct glow. Temperate frogs allow players to collect shimmering ocher cubes, cold varieties provide a green alternative, and warm subspecies provide calming nacre blocks. Their level 15 light is perfect for indoor or outdoor decoration as it not only illuminates the environment but also regulates the ecosystem.