How To Tame An Allay

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This article is nigh the mob in Minecraft 1.xix. For the mob in Minecraft Dungeons that inspired the abate, come across MCD:Wisp.

This article is missing information about the hazard of finding allays in pillager outposts and woodland mansions.

Please expand the article to include this information. Further details may exist on the talk folio.


) is a small flying passive mob. Information technology collects and delivers items for any thespian that gives it something, or any note block it hears repeatedly playing.


Pillager outposts

Two allays in a cage near a pillager outpost.

Allays can be establish surrounding pillager outposts, confined within dark oak cages. I to three allays tin can spawn in each cage.

Woodland mansion

Two allays inside a woodland mansion cell.

Allays can also spawn inside jail cells within woodland mansions. one to 3 allays can spawn in each cell.


The abate’south luminous texture allows it to be seen clearly in the dark, although it doesn’t illuminate its surroundings.

The allay wanders around until a player gives information technology an particular with their
fundamental. The allay starts following the histrion, seeking out dropped versions of the same item and delivering them to its actor. The allay returns to wandering around if any histrion takes its item dorsum by
an empty hand on it.

The allay locks onto the player that last gave it an particular. It follows the player from up to 64 blocks away fifty-fifty if information technology tin’t see them, and information technology seeks items up to 32 blocks away from the role player. After delivering items, it has a delay of 3 seconds until information technology can seek items over again. The abate has a single inventory slot to hold a stack of items (commonly 64 items) in addition to the item information technology got from the player. While the allay does not discern enchantments, special item names, or items in Shulkers when information technology seeks, it withal carries such items in separate trips.

If the abate hears a note block play within 16 blocks of its location, it tries to path find to the notation cake and then spends xxx seconds effectually that particular annotation cake, seeking items around information technology and returning them to information technology instead of its player. Later 30 seconds, the allay returns to targeting its player. A vibration particle emanates from the annotation cake and reaches the allay to indicate the allay has locked on to the annotation block. Considering the allay and the note block interact via a vibration particle, placing wool betwixt the note block and the abate tin can prevent this interaction.

The allay can pick up items within a radius of most 1.iii blocks from itself and drop items up to iii blocks away from its target (either the thespian or a notation cake).

When an allay hears a jukebox playing, information technology performs a dance animation. If the jukebox stops playing, or if the abate gets also far away from the jukebox, it stops dancing.

The allay cannot enter h2o, although information technology attempts to gather items that are under water.

Allays cannot be harmed past their owners. If they are harmed by another source, they go into a panic state and start moving wildly in random directions. When killed, allays drop the items they were holding. If an allay dies while holding a totem of undying, it instead returns to total health and the totem is destroyed, every bit with any mob holding a totem of undying. Allays naturally regenerate 2


per second if damaged.

In Java Edition,
a pb or a named name tag performs the item’s normal office, instead of giving information technology to the allay.

Abate duplication

If the allay is given an amethyst shard while dancing, information technology plays a small amethyst sound, makes a heart, and duplicates into some other abate. After duplication, both allays accept a five infinitesimal cooldown earlier being able to duplicate again.


Information icon.svg

When a player teleports through a Under portal, the role player’s abate volition teleport also, even if it does non enter the portal.

The allay cannot teleport to the End.


Java Edition:
Allays use the Friendly Creatures sound category for entity-dependent audio events.

Sound Subtitles Source Description Resource location Translation key Volume Pitch Attenuation

Allay seeks Friendly Creatures Randomly while holding an detail entity.abate.ambient_with_item subtitles.entity.allay.ambient_with_item 0.three 1.25 sixteen

Abate yearns Friendly Creatures Randomly while not holding an particular entity.allay.ambient_without_item subtitles.entity.allay.ambient_without_item 0.25 i.0 16

Allay dies Friendly Creatures When an allay dies entity.allay.decease subtitles.entity.allay.death i.0 16

Abate hurts Friendly Creatures When an allay is damaged entity.allay.injure subtitles.entity.abate.hurt 0.8 ane.v 16

Allay chortles Friendly Creatures When an allay is given an item from a player entity.allay.item_given subtitles.entity.abate.item_given 0.1 i.0 16

Allay allays Friendly Creatures When an abate’south item is removed by a actor entity.allay.item_taken subtitles.entity.allay.item_taken 0.1 1.25 16

Allay tosses Friendly Creatures When an allay throws an item entity.allay.item_thrown subtitles.entity.allay.item_thrown 0.25 ane.0 sixteen

Amethyst chimes Friendly Creatures When an allay is duplicated block.amethyst_block.chime subtitles.block.amethyst_block.chime 2.0 i.0 16

Bedrock Edition:

Sound Source Description Resource location Volume Pitch

Friendly Creatures Randomly while belongings an item mob.abate.idle_holding 0.25 1.25

Friendly Creatures Randomly while not holding an particular mob.allay.idle 0.12 1.0

Friendly Creatures When an allay dies mob.allay.death 0.5 one.0

Friendly Creatures When an allay is damaged mob.allay.hurt 0.five ane.0

Friendly Creatures When an allay is given an item from a histrion mob.abate.item_given 0.i 1.0

Friendly Creatures When an allay’s item is removed by a player mob.allay.item_taken 0.ane 1.25

Friendly Creatures When an allay throws an detail mob.allay.item_throw 0.3 varies
[sound i]

Blocks When an allay is duplicated chime.amethyst_block one.0 0.five-1.7

  1. Pitch is a random number in this list: 0.5, 0.5625, 0.625, 0.75, 0.9375, ane, 1.125, 1.25, 1.5, 1.875, two, 2.25, 2.v, three, 3.75, or 4.

Data values


Coffee Edition:

Name Identifier Translation key

allay entity.minecraft.allay

Boulder Edition:

Proper noun Identifier Numeric ID Translation key

allay 134

Entity data

Allays have entity data associated with them that contain various properties.

Coffee Edition:

  • Entity data

    •  CanDuplicate: 1 or 0 (truthful/false) – true if the abate can duplicate. This is gear up to
      when the allay duplicates, and
      reaches 0.

    •  DuplicationCooldown: The allay’southward duplication cooldown in ticks. This is set to 6000 game ticks (5 minutes) when the allay duplicates.

    •  Inventory: List of items the abate has picked up. This list can contain at almost one compound tag. The particular given by the thespian to the allay is stored in its
      tag, non here.

    •  listener: The vibration event listener of this allay.

      •  distance: Nonnegative integer.

      •  consequence: Optional.

        •  distance: Nonnegative integer.

        •  game_event: A resource location of the game consequence.

        •  pos: Three doubles representing the X, Y, and Z coordinates.

        •  projectile_owner: Optional. The projectile owner’southward UUID. The 128-chip UUID is stored as four 32-bit integers, ordered from well-nigh to least meaning.

        •  source: Optional. The source entity’due south UUID. The 128-bit UUID is stored as four 32-bit integers, ordered from nearly to least significant.

      •  event_delay: Nonnegative integer.

      •  event_distance: Nonnegative integer.

      •  range: Nonnegative integer.

      •  source: Position source.

        •  type: A resource location of the position source type.
        • For type

          •  pos: X, Y, and Z coordinates.
        • For type

          •  source_entity: The entity’s UUID. The 128-bit UUID is stored every bit four 32-bit integers, ordered from most to least significant.

          •  y_offset:

Bedrock Edition:

Run into Bedrock Edition level format/Entity format.


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Bays type (PS4)
PS4 Other

Birthday song Have an Abate drib a cake at a noteblock. Tame an
by giving information technology a cake while having dropped cake items and play a noteblock nearby.
10G Bronze


Icon Advocacy In-game description Parent Bodily requirements (if dissimilar) Resource location


You’ve Got a Friend in Me
Have an Allay evangelize items to y’all Husbandry Give an allay an item and then have it return to the player with more of that particular.
This is a hidden advancement, pregnant that it can be viewed by the player only after completing information technology, regardless if one or more than of its kid advancements accept been completed.


Birthday Song
Have an Allay drop a Cake at a Annotation Cake You’ve Got a Friend in Me Requite an allay a cake then
a annotation block to brand the allay drop the cake at a annotation block.
This is a subconscious advocacy, meaning that it can exist viewed by the player only after completing it, regardless if i or more of its kid advancements have been completed.


October 12, 2021 AllayPixel.pngThe allay is announced as office of the mob vote for Minecraft Live 2021.
Clarifications on the abate’s beliefs were made, revealing that they don’t actually duplicate items or accept items from chests.[1]
Oct 16, 2021 The abate wins the mob vote at Minecraft Live 2021.
Java Edition
1.19 22w13a Allay.png
Added allays.
22w15a Allays now have natural regeneration, at a rate of 2


per second.
22w16a Increased the health of allays from x


to 20


× ten
Allays at present driblet the item they are holding upon decease.
1.19.ane 22w24a Allays at present trip the light fantastic toe near jukeboxes that are playing music.
Allays can at present be duplicated by using an amethyst shard on a dancing abate.
The duplication cooldown for allays is at present ii12
Pre-release ane The duplication cooldown for allays has been increased to 5 minutes.
Bedrock Edition
1.xviii.x beta i.xviii.10.26 abate
IDs are added to the game and referenced in the Boulder Beta Addons Documentation.
1.18.30 beta 1.18.30.twenty Added
and updated
structure components to pillager outposts and woodland mansions respectively. They do not yet generate.
Wild Update (experimental) beta Allay.pngAdded allays. Currently, allays make no idle sounds.
When they are hitting, they make the aforementioned sound as the player.
beta Allays are now immune to damage from their owner.
Allays no longer pick up item variants, although they practise pick upward identical items with different NBT data.
one.19.0 beta one.19.0.xx Allays are now available without enabling experimental gameplay.
Allays can be leashed with a atomic number 82 and nametagged with a name tag while holding an particular.
beta Increased the health of allays from 16


× viii

to 20


× 10
Allays now have natural regeneration, going at a rate of 2 HP per second.
one.19.10 beta Pickup range is inverse from 64 to 32 blocks.
beta 1.nineteen.10.22 Added allay duplication, making it possible to duplicate an allay with an amethyst shard and a jukebox.
beta Allays now have a v minute cooldown.


Issues relating to “Abate” are maintained on the issues tracker. Written report issues there.


  • The allay was originally planned for the Under Update.[3]
  • Some previous names considered for the allay were the
    and the
  • The reason why allay duplication uses amethyst shards is because the item is renewable, has a musical sound that fits with the abate, and information technology adds more value to amethyst geodes.[four]
  • According to the “encounter the allay” article on Minecraft.cyberspace, the reason why allays can be tamed by players is considering they class a “magical connection” when that role player gives it an item. This bond is what prevents players from accidentally harming their allay.[6]
  • Originally, Mojang considered having allays naturally spawn inside woods biomes. Even so, the reason they went with pillager outposts and woodland mansions, was considering they wanted to highlight the companionship aspect.[7]




Concept artworks and prototypes

In other media


See also

  • MCD:Wisp


  1. “Allays are not detail duplicators, they pick up items nearby on the floor that are the same particular it has been given. And then you could give it a clay block, then it finds clay blocks that are dropped, collects them, then returns and drops them to the player or a annotation block.” – @kingbdogz on Twitter, October 12, 2021

  2. “They cannot get items from chests either. Merely dropped items. You could feasibly use this for detail sorting if you brand a cool contraption :D” – @kingbdogz on Twitter, October 12, 2021

  3. a

    “The Secrets of Minecraft: The Allay” – Minecraft on YouTube, March 29, 2022

  4. “Seen some questions every bit to why we landed om amethyst shards as the particular for Allay duplication * They have a musical audio to them, which goes well with Allays * They are renewable, something we really wanted * The magical feeling of them resonates (pun intended) well with Allays” – @Badgerisi on Twitter, June 9, 2022

  5. “Also, adding actress value to the Geodes felt proper equally well” – @Badgerisi on Twitter, June 9, 2022

  6. https://www.minecraft.internet/en-us/commodity/meet-allay


  8. “Finally we can share the Abate with y’all all 😊 we still have some more piece of work to do on it simply I would love to hear your thoughts on it so far! What do you remember of the Allay? What kind of adventures did you get up to together?” – @_Ulraf_ on Twitter, March 10, 2022