Blue Axolotl Minecraft Mob: How To Get it Plus Secret Tips!

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This post was last updated on November 1, 2023

The Blue Axolotl is a rare form of this intriguing creature.

Blue Axolotls are incredibly rare and can be one of the hardest things to obtain in this game.

These have achieved mythical status due to their incredibly low spawn rates. In essence, they can only be created by breeding two axolotls together, or by using cheats.

In this guide, you’ll learn the best method for creating an axolotl farm. By bulk-breeding them you’ll have the best chance of creating a blue one. We’ll also share the cheat codes to instantly spawn one.

What is a Blue Axolotl in Minecraft?

The Blue Axolotl is a rare version of the axolotl mob in Minecraft. These have the exact same mechanics as standard axolotls, although come in the coveted blue color. These are the only color type of axolotl that doesn’t exist in real life – hence why they are so rare.

How to get a Blue Axolotl in Minecraft

Getting a blue axolotl in Minecraft isn’t as easy as it sounds (if you don’t want to use cheats that is…)

Unfortunately, blue axolotls don’t spawn naturally in the world, they can only be created by breeding two adult axolotls, or by using commands, cheats, or creative mode.

The chance of a blue axolotl spawning from breeding axolotls is 0.083%, meaning that out of every 1200 baby axolotls born, 1 should theoretically come as a blue variant.

This wasn’t an arbitrary number, as there are roughly 1200 axolotls left in the wild in real life – although over a million in captivity.

The next sections go into more detail on the techniques for creating a blue axolotl mob. We’ll start by sharing the organic way – talking you through the breeding process. After that, we’ll show you some “cheaty” ways of spawning a blue axolotl.

How to Breed Axolotls

How to Breed Axolotls

If you want to organically obtain a blue axolotl, you’ll have to do it the old fashioned way – by breeding some baby axolotls.

To breed axolotls, first, you’re going to need to find two axolotls that are fully grown, then feed them both tropical fish until they are ready to breed. Give it a moment and a baby axolotl will pop out – although, the chances of it being the rare blue variant are 0.083% or 1 in 1200.

That said, this is the method if you want the Minecraft street cred of being one of those prestigious few who obtained a blue axolotl without cheats.

First, you’ll need to find some adult axolotls.

Transporting Axolotls

While this might seem like an effort, it’s probably actually the easiest and least tedious part of the process -even though it can still be tedious.

As of Minecraft V1.18, axolotls only spawn naturally in pools in lush cave biomes, and they require a block of clay below the spawning space. Once you find a lush cave biome, they shouldn’t be too hard to find, although locating lush caves can take a little while.

Transporting Axolotls

Transporting Axolotls

After you’ve found yourself a pair of axolotls, you need to transport them to a warm ocean biome, or a lukewarm ocean biome. These biomes are the places where tropical fish spawn in large amounts, which is essential for the axolotl breeding process.

You can see this by hitting F3 to open the debug window and then reading the biome-type information.

biome-type information

Alternatively, you can identify these biomes from the color of the water in the ocean. Water in these warmer ocean biomes is a lighter, paler blue colour than standard water.

warmer ocean biomes

There are three ways you can transport your axolotls from the lush caves to the warmer breeding grounds:

  1. Using a lead to drag them
  2. Using buckets of tropical fish to lure them
  3. Pick them up in a bucket of water

You can craft a lead from 4 string and 1 slimeball.

Or, you can make a bucket of tropical fish by using an iron bucket on a tropical fish – you just need to find one swimming around the sea first.

Although, the easiest way is to just grab it in a bucket of water – giving yourself a bucket of axolotl!

Any of these methods could be used to transport your axolotl.

transport your axolotl

Making an Axolotl Breeding Farm

Making an Axolotl Breeding Farm

Next, we suggest you make some kind of breeding enclosure in the ocean to prevent your axolotl from wandering off or being attacked by other aquatic mobs. Axolotls attack other hostile aquatic mob varieties, so you don’t want them to get in a fight to the death.

Make a pool in the ocean that is only one or two blocks deep, and make sure it’s fully enclosed so the axolotl can’t escape. Now, it’s feeding time!

plenty of tropical fish

Because you made the farm in a warm ocean biome, there should be plenty of tropical fish splashing about, which means you’ll have plenty of food for breeding your axolotls. Just remember to make two buckets (or more) so you can stock up on enough tropical fish for a new baby in one trip.

feed each axolotl a bucket of tropical fish

All you need to do is feed each axolotl a bucket of tropical fish, wait for some hearts to fly out, then the axolotls will start breeding, and pop out a baby.

Cross your fingers, because the chance of a blue version of these mobs spawning is incredibly low. You may have to create over 1200 baby axolotls before you get with a blue mutation axolotl variation.

After they’ve given birth, adults need to recharge for roughly a minute before they can have another baby. You can’t use babies for breeding, but you can also speed up their growth to adulthood by feeding them buckets of tropical fish.

Good luck!

Ultimately, how long it will take you to get a blue axolotl variant is all a matter of chance. You might get a blue one on your first attempt, or it might take you over 2000 – it’s just a numbers game.

Remember, if you are lucky enough to get a blue one, there are a couple of tricks you can do to prevent it from despawning. Either pick it up in a bucket and place it back down, or give it a name using a name tag. Both of these methods will stop it from disappearing.

How to Summon a Blue Axolotl in Minecraft

Ok, so you might have tried the breeding method and not have had any luck. Fortunately, you can use commands to spawn yourself a blue axolotl in an instant, although you won’t feel like it’s as much of an achievement.

You can use commands in creative mode, or if you have cheats enabled in your survival world.

How to Spawn a Blue Axolotl in Minecraft

How to Spawn a Blue Axolotl in Minecraft

You can simply use the following command to spawn a blue axolotl.

Just type this line into the command text box:

  • /summon minecraft:axolotl ~ ~ ~ {Variant:4}

This will instantly summon a glorious blue axolotl at your feet.

If you don’t have cheats enabled in your singleplayer world, you can temporarily activate them using this method.

  1. Pause the game
  2. Click “Open to LAN”
  3. Enable cheats from the LAN world settings menu
  4. Activate the LAN world
  5. You will now have cheats enabled for the duration of your session.

Axolotl Mechanics

Here are some other useful facts about how axolotls work in Minecraft.

  • They are passive mobs, which only attack other aquatic mobs if they get attacked.
  • If an axolotl gets attacked, there is a chance that it will play dead – turning on its back for 10 seconds while regenerating health.
  • If an axolotl is fighting the same mob as the player, the player will be given a slight regeneration buff.
  • Axolotls can’t be moved by flowing water.
  • You can pick axolotls up with a water bucket.

Other Axolotl Variants

Axolotls can come in the following colors:

  • Pink
  • Brown
  • Yellow
  • Cyan

Closing Thoughts – Good Luck Getting a Blue Axolotl

Now you know how rare it is to spawn a blue version of the axolotl mob, you probably will just want to use cheat codes instead. It’s like a rare pokemon card – you just never know when you’ll get one.

We wish you luck if you’re going to try the breeding method! It can be extremely difficult, but it’s rewarding if that s the kind of thrill you seek.

FAQs About Minecraft Blue Axolotls

Can you get a Blue Axolotl in Minecraft?

You can get a blue axolotl in Minecraft although they are incredibly rare. The methods for obtaining the rare blue axolotl involve breeding two adults by feeding them buckets of tropical fish.

How Rare is Blue Axolotl in Minecraft?

Obtaining a Blue Axolotl in Minecraft is incredibly rare. When axolotls spawn, they have a 0.083% chance of being the blue variant. This equates to a 1/1200 chance.

Do Blue Axolotls Spawn Naturally in Minecraft?

No, unfortunately, blue axolotls won’t spawn naturally in the world – you won’t find one. They can only be created by breeding two adult axolotls, or by using commands.