Axolotls are the newest and cutest addition to Minecraft in the 1.17 update. Players can find them swimming in rivers inside of lush caves. The greatest feature to come from the Axolotls and this recent update, however, is that Axolotls can be tamed. If you can manage to capture and tame these tiny adorable creatures, you’ll find a critical ally at your side while you’re underwater. However, these animals won’t be by your side unless you can tame them, and this is how you do just that.
How to Tame an Axolotl
To tame an Axolotl, all you have to do is have a bucket. In fact, taming Axolotl is as easy as dipping your bucket at the right time to capture them. Then you empty the bucket in a cavern near your Minecraft home. You can create your own personal Axolotl environment, and breed them by feeding them tropical fish.
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If you want to use them in combat or in your next underwater raid, you’re going to need your bucket again. Simply scoop up the Axolotl in the bucket again and bring them to the water where you will be swimming.
Once you put them in, they will attack everything that comes around you. Fish, underwater zombies, guardians, you name it the Axolotl will attack it. What they lack for in might, they can make up for in numbers. So be sure to bring multiple buckets with these animals in them to keep yourself safe. A unique trait Axolotls’ possess is that they can ‘play dead’. This means that if they are knocked out in the fight, they’ll go into a regenerative sleep. This sleep will dissuade enemies from attacking them, and they will eventually jump back into the fray.
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