How to breed villagers in Minecraft 1.16 | Easy guide

How to breed villagers in Minecraft?

How to breed villagers in minecraft

Breeding villagers is always considered as one of the tough jobs in Minecraft.

In this guide, we’ll show you how to breed villagers in Minecraft. Villagers are one of the important elements of the game and they’re very necessary when it comes to dealing. They’re the easiest source of those expensive and rare mending books to those cheap bread.

They’re very important for many useful and necessary tasks like farming, smithing, fletching, etc.

How to make your villagers busy?

Before moving towards how to breed villagers in Minecraft, we’ll see some important things required to make it possible or the way to increase its probability.

Place beds:

To make your villagers busy in that thing first thing they’re going to require is a bed. The bed is an essential block for villagers. Without beds, your villagers will not breed at all. For every two villagers place 3 beds. Two for parents and one for the upcoming newbie.

Use doors:

Make a separate place in your village somewhat similar to the chamber. Make sure to place a door. This will stop villagers from compromising with certain privacy issues while they’re working.

How to breed villagers in minecraft


Food is a very important factor when it comes to breeding. Unlike other mobs, you cannot give food to villagers directly. You can start by cropping 3 bread to them.

How to breed villagers in Minecraft? : Mechanism

After getting prepared with the breeding chamber, food, beds , and a minimum of 2 villagers you can start breeding them. To do this you can simply lure your villagers to the breeding chamber. Make sure to have 3 beds for every 2 villagers. Drop some bread to them and leave that place with the door closed. The iron door would be a good idea though since villagers cannot open it. After leaving wait for 20 to 30 minutes. And there you go!! You will find the fully grown baby villagers with his parents. One important thing to take note of is that villagers will only breed with 3 bread or other food sources like 2 carrots, 12 beetroot, or 12 potatoes.

How to breed villagers in Minecraft? :

Tips and tricks

  • Finding two villagers is not always a tough job. Villagers can be found in villages as obvious. Villages can exist in almost most of the biome like plains, desert, taiga, and Savannah. If you are finding difficulty in finding it just travel some blocks near any river. Because most of them exist near the water sources.

  • You can also find get villagers by curing zombie villagers with a golden apple and potion of weakness make sure to do this job at night or in any shady place not in sunlight. Since they can burn in sunlight. Place make sure to stay near to them because they might respawn. You can find them randomly in caves and even in an open area. They also exist in igloo basements with the perk of the point that potion of weakness itself can be found in an igloo.
  • Keep your villagers happy!! Chances of breeding can be increased by keeping them happy. You can do this simply by dealing/trading with them. Giving them food. Providing them some employment or just by improvising their village and surrounding.
  • Don’t place too many beds. Placing too many beds will result in more villagers. This sounds cool but handling villagers is always a tough job. If you don’t care about aesthetics then it’s okay.
  • Breeding villagers too often is a good idea if you want an improvised game-play. since breeding more and more villagers will lead to more quality and quantitatively trades.

So there you go!! I hope you understood how to breed villagers in Minecraft after going through the above points.

How to breed villagers in Minecraft is the primary question though but the important thing is what to do with those villagers? and, why are they so much important?

Here is why villagers are so helpful:

Villager jobWorkstation blockImportant trading items
ArmorerBlast furnaceProvides armor.
ButcherSmokerProvides cooked meat.
CartographerCartography tableProvides rare maps and other related things to cartography like paper.
ClericBrewing standProvides potions
FarmerComposterProvides crops, and other raw materials.
FishermanBarrelProvides fish.
FletcherFletching tableDeals just with sticks to give emeralds
LeatherworkerCauldronProvides leather armor, and saddle.
LibrarianLecternProvides rare enchantment books.
MasonStonecutterProvides clay, bricks and decorative blocks like terracotta (hardened clay).
ShepherdLoomProvides shears, paintings and decorative banners.
ToolsmithSmithing tableProvides tools
Weapon-smithGrindstoneProvides weapons.

I hope your all doubts regarding breeding villagers have been cleared now. If you still have any questions or queries regarding how to breed villagers in Minecraft or related to villagers’ workstation or any crafting recipes comment down below.


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6 thoughts on “How to breed villagers in Minecraft 1.16 | Easy guide”

    • Thanks for your opinion.

  1. eh doors aren’t really necessary unless it’s purely to keep them in. it makes it hard to get them out. use trapdoors instead. you can get in, they can’t get out.

  2. Thank you so much! This has been really helpful!!! 🙂


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