Llama

Minecraft Mob

A llama is a neutral mob found in windswept hills, savanna plateau, and savanna‌[BE only] biomes. It can be tamed and used to transport large shipments of items. A trader llama is a special variant that follows wandering traders. Llamas spawn at light level 7 or above. They naturally spawn only...

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Llama

Health points 15 × 7.5 to 30 × 15
Behavior Neutral Passive (Peaceful difficulty)
Classification Animal
Attack strength 1
Hitbox size Adult: Height: 1.87 Blocks Width: 0.9 Blocks Baby: Height:0.935 blocks Width: 0.45 Blocks
Spawn Windswept Hills Windswept Forest Windswept Gravelly Hills Savanna‌[BE only] Savanna Plateau Windswept Savanna‌[BE only]
Usable items Chest without or with contents Carpet Lead Wheat Hay Bale
Hitbox size Height: 0.25 Blocks Width: 0.25 Blocks
Network ID JE: 68

Spawning

Llamas spawn at light level 7 or above. They naturally spawn only above grass blocks in savanna plateau / savanna‌[BE only] biomes in herds of 4 llamas and in windswept hills biomes in herds of 4 to 6 llamas. They come in four variants of coat colors: brown, cream, white, gray. Wandering traders always spawn with two leashed trader llamas.

10% of llamas spawn as babies.

In Bedrock Edition, there is no spawn egg for trader llamas.‌[until BE 1.19.10] They always spawn when a wandering trader is spawned using a spawn egg or by using the /summon command, although a trader llama can be summoned using /summon llama ~ ~ ~ minecraft:from_wandering_trader.

Drops

When killed, adult llamas drop:

  • 0-2 leather (up to 0-5 with Looting 3).
  • Any equipped carpets and chest.
  • All items in their inventory.
  • 1–3, only if killed by a tamed wolf or the player.

Usage

Llamas do not accept saddles, so the player cannot control its movement, even when tamed. Leads are the best way to move llamas. Leading a llama actually signals all other llamas not already in a caravan nearby (up to nine) to follow each other, forming a caravan of up to ten llamas. Leashing a second llama forms a caravan of ten more llamas, and there is no intentional limit on the number of llamas following a player.

Leading

Llamas do not accept saddles, so the player cannot control its movement, even when tamed. Leads are the best way to move llamas. Leading a llama actually signals all other llamas not already in a caravan nearby (up to nine) to follow each other, forming a caravan of up to ten llamas. Leashing a second llama forms a caravan of ten more llamas, and there is no intentional limit on the number of llamas following a player.

Storage

A llama can be equipped with a chest by right clicking a chest on it once tamed, giving it 3, 6, 9, 12, or 15 slots of inventory space, scaling directly with its Strength NBT (see § Data values below). Once equipped, the chest cannot be retrieved without killing the llama and can be accessed by shift + right clicking the llama. A llama's potential carry capacity is a number of item slots equal to 3*Strength, with a maximum of 15 spaces.

Decoration

Llamas can be equipped with carpets in their carpet slot (). Each carpet color shows as a different patterned rug on the llama's back. This can be useful for color-coding their storage, similar to dyed shulker boxes.

For the purposes of the /item command, a llama carries its carpet in the horse.armor slot.

Trader llamas that do not have a carpet wear a blue rug design. It can be replaced with a carpet but not removed. When given carpets, both types of llama look the same.

A llama's carpet decoration remains visible when the llama is under the effect of Invisibility.

Behavior

Llamas are neutral, but if a player or mob attacks one, it spits at the attacker once to deal 1 damage. Sometimes their spit can miss their target and hit another llama, starting a fight within a group of llamas. Additionally, a wandering trader's llamas spit at mobs or players who attack the wandering trader.

Llamas are hostile toward wolves and spit without provocation, but they don't attack tamed wolves unless provoked. Wolves are fearful of llamas of strength 4 or 5 and always run away, similar to zombies and villagers.[1] Wolves flee from weaker llamas less often.

Despite the spitting being a projectile, dying from llama spit still shows the death message "<player> was slain by Trader Llama/Llama."

Trader llamas are hostile toward all zombie variants and illagers,‌[Java Edition only] and they defend both themselves and their wandering trader.

The spit entity must belong to a llama to do damage, meaning that the spit summoned by commands does no damage. Llama spit can be deflected if hit by the player.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Llamas do not attack a player/mob if they attacked another llama.

Spitting

Llamas are neutral, but if a player or mob attacks one, it spits at the attacker once to deal 1 damage. Sometimes their spit can miss their target and hit another llama, starting a fight within a group of llamas. Additionally, a wandering trader's llamas spit at mobs or players who attack the wandering trader.

Llamas are hostile toward wolves and spit without provocation, but they don't attack tamed wolves unless provoked. Wolves are fearful of llamas of strength 4 or 5 and always run away, similar to zombies and villagers.[1] Wolves flee from weaker llamas less often.

Despite the spitting being a projectile, dying from llama spit still shows the death message "<player> was slain by Trader Llama/Llama."

Trader llamas are hostile toward all zombie variants and illagers,‌[Java Edition only] and they defend both themselves and their wandering trader.

The spit entity must belong to a llama to do damage, meaning that the spit summoned by commands does no damage. Llama spit can be deflected if hit by the player.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Llamas do not attack a player/mob if they attacked another llama.

Taming

Llamas can be tamed by repetitively riding them until hearts are displayed, done by pressing use on the llama while holding nothing.

Taming success depends on the llama's Temper NBT. Temper is a positive trait, with higher values increasing the chance of successful taming. Llamas begin with a Temper value of 0 and a maximum of 100. When a player rides an untamed llama, a random number from 0 to 99 is chosen. The llama gets tamed successfully if this number is less than the Temper value, otherwise, the Temper is increased by 5 and the player is bucked off. Temper can also be increased by feeding the llama.

Unlike any other tamed animal, tamed llamas can still retaliate at players should the player hit them.

If a player kills a wandering trader and stays away from the trader llamas for a while, the llamas are tame when the player rides it, and the player can place carpets on the llama.

Naturally spawned trader llamas are untamed and cannot be ridden while being led by their wandering trader. If unleashed, they become tamable‌[Java Edition only] or tamed.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

In Java Edition, tamed trader llamas do not despawn.

Like all tame animals, a death message is displayed to a tamed llama's owner if it is killed.

Tamed llamas do not spit at mobs that attack its owner, although it spits at any mob that attacks the llama.

Breeding

Tamed llamas can be bred by being fed 1–3 hay bales. Both parents must be tamed before they can breed.

The cria (as a baby llama is called) takes on the appearance of one parent randomly. Its strength is chosen as a random integer between 1 and the strength of the stronger parent, inclusive. 3% of the time the resulting strength is increased by 1, but it is capped at 5.

Trader llamas cannot breed in Bedrock Edition. When two trader llamas are bred in Java Edition, the cria offspring wears a baby-sized, trader-style carpet.

Food

Feeding a llama food can alter its behavior, restoring lost health or making a baby grow faster (babies ordinarily take around 20 minutes to mature to adults). The table below lists the effects of the 2 food items llamas accept.

To feed a llama, hold a valid food item and press use while facing the llama. Llamas can be fed only when feeding would have an effect, similar to other animals. If the food is invalid, the player mounts the llama instead.

Water

Llamas do not drown. They float when in water deeper than 2 blocks.

Sounds

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Data values

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ID

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Entity data

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Achievements

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History

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Issues

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Trivia

  • The achievement title refers to the 1980 comedy movie Caddyshack, where Bill Murray tells a story of how he once caddied for the Dalai Lama. In return, on his deathbed he expects to receive total consciousness, thus uttering the line "So I got that going for me".
  • Some carpets on llamas back represent certain mobs; a green carpet uses the face of the green creeper, while a purple carpet gains eyes like those of an enderman. A llama wearing a gray carpet has a mask, similar to that of a superhero or a bandit.
  • All four llama variants, including baby variants.
  • Llamas fighting each other.
  • A llama getting killed by bees.
  • A llama stares at a player stuck in a hole.
  • A pair of trader llamas following a wandering trader.

Gallery

  • All four llama variants, including baby variants.
  • Llamas fighting each other.
  • A llama getting killed by bees.
  • A llama stares at a player stuck in a hole.
  • A pair of trader llamas following a wandering trader.

Screenshots

  • All four llama variants, including baby variants.
  • Llamas fighting each other.
  • A llama getting killed by bees.
  • A llama stares at a player stuck in a hole.
  • A pair of trader llamas following a wandering trader.

In other media

  • A Llama in promotional artwork for the Exploration Update.
  • Trader Llamas in promotional artwork for the first Caves & Cliffs update.
  • Lego Minecraft Llama.

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