Goats are one of the newest mobs in Minecraft and will be added in the new Caves & Cliffs update. It’s a neutral mob that can be found in mountain biomes. You perform high jumps and will be a source of milk and goat horns in a later update.

Many players may be wondering what goats can do in Update 1.17 and what updates might come in the upcoming Update 1.18 Caves & Cliffs Part II. Below is everything gamers need to know about goats in Minecraft 1.17 and 1.18!


Mountain goats in Minecraft

Where do they spawn?

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Goats spawn in groups of two to three on mountains on the surface and require a light intensity of 7 or higher. While most goats spawn as adults, there is a 5% chance that a goat will spawn as a baby. If a goat spawns, there is a 2% chance it will be a screaming goat. Screaming goats look just like any other goat as they only make screaming noises and are more likely to ram mobs and players.

What are you dropping

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When goats ram against a solid Minecraft block, goats will drop a goat horn. In the Bedrock edition, horns can be dropped twice per goat.

If an adult goat is killed, it will lose 1-3 experience points. If the goats are successfully bred, they lose 1-7 experience points. Killing a baby goat brings no items or experience.

How do the goats behave?

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Goats can jump up to 10 blocks in the air in Minecraft. They usually only jump when trying to cross an obstacle. Goats take 5 hearts less fall damage and avoid walking in powder. Once they jump, they cannot jump for 30-60 seconds.

If a goat sees a mob (along with other goats and villains) or a player who hasn’t moved within 30-300 seconds, the goat will ram the player up to 16 blocks away (although they won’t if the Player plays on peacefully). Goats need at least 4 blocks of free space between them and a potential target to ram. Adult goats cause nine recoil blocks while baby goats cause four and a half blocks.

Like other passive mobs, goats flee when injured. Other mobs repulsed by a goat will not attack them again.

Can you milk goats?

In Minecraft, the goat can be milked with a bucket that produces a milk bucket. Milk buckets are commonly used for baking cakes and removing status effects.

How to breed goats in Minecraft

Goats can be bred with wheat. They will actively follow the player holding wheat as long as the player is within 10 blocks of the goat. As with other mobs, a baby goat’s growth time can be accelerated by 10% each time it is fed wheat.


Also Read: How To Tame A Goat In Minecraft


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