Snowman Minecraft Mob

Minecraft Mob

Snow Golems , also known as Snowmen , are a unique type of passive mobs that are created by the player. As they walk they leave snow trails in their wake, but they won't leave trails in any biomes except for Taiga, Tundra, and Extreme Hills. It is also fair to note that Snow Golems will take damage during rainfall in any biome except Taigas and Tundras, which do not have rain (or deserts, assuming they could survive the desert heat). Upon death, they drop only snowballs , meaning that no pumpkin will be dropped as used in the creation.Making a Snow Golem consists of 2 blocks of snow and a Pumpkin . Place the two blocks of snow on top of each other and the pumpkin at last on top, and the Snow Golem will be created.

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Snow Golem

Health Points Heart
Attack Strength Heart
Drops Snowball (0-15)
Spawn Player's choice
Network ID 97
Savegame ID SnowMan


Snow Golems wander aimlessly until a hostile mob is seen, after which they will throw snowballs at it. Snowballs do not do damage, but anger the mob, thus diverting the enemy's attention. The mobs will then attack the Snow Golem until it is dead. Snow Golems will only hurt Blazes and the Enderdragon.


As previously stated, Snow Golems will take damage from any form of Water, similarly to Enderman. However, they cannot survive in the Nether, Jungle Biomes, or Desert Biomes because of the heat. A Fire Resistance potion will render them immune to these biomes, however.

How to Build

To create a Snow Golem, the player must stack two snow blocks on the ground, then place a pumpkin on top of it. This does not require a crafting table. An alternative for pumpkins can be substitute for a jack-o-lantern .

Note that when building it, the pumpkin must be put on last. This makes Snow Golems impossible to generate via redstone-effected items. Also note that they can be created in the Xbox 360 Edition as of a recent update. However, only 8 of them can be created at a time.


  • Enderman can create Snow Golems, but this is extremely rare.
  • Snow Golems do not take any fall damage, similar to Iron Golems.
  • In Minecraft Beta 1.9, when the Snow Golem was added, it did not have the Pumpkin on its head.
  • In The Combat Update , the player can take of the Pumpkin of the Snow Golem if the player uses Shears on it.
  • In Minecraft Beta 1.9, Snow Golems would attack players holding wheat.
  • Snow Golems will not die in seconds when they are in desserts, savanna biomes and the Nether if they have a Fire Resistance potion effect.
  • When hit with a shovel, snow golems die instantly. Other items do not cause this.
  • Snow Golems can be used as an infinite source of snow. Create them on top of any type of block placed on the ground, with any type of blocks placed around and above the Golem's head to keep it from moving away and to protect it from harmful substances like rain. After this, simply collect the snow from under the Golem with a shovel; it will keep on being replenished by the Snow Golem as it stays on that one block.
  • Snow Golems can be created in any direction even if they are created horizontally.
  • If the Game Rule mobGriefing is set to false then Snow Golems will not create a path of Snow when they move.


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