You might notice a different type of zombie while exploring in Minecraft. Zombie villagers are a type of hostile mob. They will rarely spawn naturally, however, depending on the game difficulty, there is a chance that regular villagers will become zombie villagers if killed by a zombie.
You can kill them but curing a zombie villager will grant you the Zombie Doctor achievement. Once cured, the villager will keep his profession and trades so if you have any of your own villagers turn into zombies, they can cure them again and they will be back to normal. Here’s how you can cure a zombie villager.
Updated May 26, 2022, by Ashely Claudino: There is a ton of content in Minecraft, and it’s mostly interconnected. To achieve one great thing, you’ll have to take tons of little steps to get there and although it’s usually a lot of work, you can get completely sucked into it. We’ve updated this guide and added more information about all those little steps you’ll have to take to actually manage to cure a zombie villager.
Materials Required For Curing A Zombie Villager
Before you attempt this, there are a few materials you’ll need to find. To cure a zombie villager, you will need:
|requirement||How To Get It|
|brewing booth||You can craft a brewing stand by placing a Blaze Rod in the center (middle section) and three cobblestones in the bottom section of the crafting table; they might also generate in villages, inside churches.|
|Fermented Spider Eye||You can craft a fermented spider eye using the crafting table. Place a spider eye (obtained from killing spiders) in the center (bottom section), a brown mushroom on the left (middle section), and sugar in the center (middle section).|
|GoldenApple||You can make your very own golden apple, although it’s quite expensive. You’ll have to place an apple right in the center of the crafting grid and then fully surround it with gold ingots. Alternatively, they can sometimes be found when exploring mineshafts, dungeons, ruins, and the Woodland Mansion.|
|3 water bottles||You can get water bottles by crafting glass bottles and then filling them with water. Place one glass on the left and another one on the right in the middle section of the crafting table, and then another glass in the center of the bottom section. Do this three times and then take the bottles to a water source to fill them.|
|gunpowder||There are three ways to obtain gunpowder in Minecraft: you can purchase it from a Wandering Trader (although there’s a chance they won’t be selling it), loot it from chests as you explore, or farm Creepers, Ghasts, and Witches. Creepers are usually the easiest way to get gunpowder.|
|Blaze Powder||If you place a Blaze Rod in a crafting grid, it’ll turn into two Blaze Powder.|
Creating A Splash Potion Of Weakness
Once you’ve gathered all the necessary materials, you need to create a Splash Potion of Weakness. To create the potion, do as follows:
- Place the Blaze Powderthe water bottlesand the fermented spider eye in the brewing stand.
- Wait until it is done brewing – the water bottles have turned into Potions of Weakness.
- Now place the gunpowder where you previously placed the fermented spider eye and the Potions of Weakness where you placed the water bottles.
- Wait for it to brew and then you will have three Splash Potions of Weakness.
Curing Zombie Villagers
As soon as you’ve made the Splash Potion of Weakness, just put the golden apple in your inventory and you will have everything you need.
If no zombie villagers have spawned near you, you can always lure a zombie to a village. There is a chance that a villager becomes a zombie villager when killed by a zombie.
Here’s how you can cure the zombie villager:
- Throw the Splash Potion of Weakness at the zombie villager.
- Feed the villager a golden apple – you can do this by approaching the zombie villager and pressing the ‘use’ button.
- The gray swirls will turn red, and the zombie villager will start shaking.
- Wait a few moments, and the zombie villager will turn into a regular villager.
As a way to express gratitude, the villager will also trade at a discount price.
Some players make their own villages, but this can be difficult when there are no villagers nearby. Transporting villagers is annoying, especially if their home is too far away from your base. So, waiting for a zombie villager to spawn and then curing it can sometimes be a more practical way to start the process of creating your own village.
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