How to get a blue Axolotl in Minecraft: Easiest methods

Anmol David
A blue Axolotl swimming in a pond.Mojang

Minecraft’s blue Axolotl is one of the rarest mobs in the game. This can often prompt you to wonder if any methods allow you to produce one of these unique mobs. Read on to find out exactly how you can set up an encounter with a blue Axolotl in Minecraft.

The world of Minecraft is filled with several mobs, with some being based on real-life animals and others being the product of fantasy and the brilliant minds at Mojang Studios. Each mob has different behavioral traits, which make each interaction unique.

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Axolotls are some of the most adorable mobs in Minecraft. Added with the Caves & Cliffs: Part 1 update, these small-sized mobs are passive toward you. However, they tend to attack every aquatic mob aside from dolphins, frogs, turtles, and other Axolotls. They can spawn bearing one of five colors: Leucistic (pink), Wild (brown), Gold, Cyan, and Blue.

The blue Axolotl is the rarest out of all Axolotl variants and players desperately look for them while exploring water bodies. Let’s take a look at how you can get this unique variant in Minecraft.

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The absence of the blue Axolotl is readily apparent.Mojang

Easiest ways to get a blue Axolotl in Minecraft

Blue Axolotls can only be obtained via commands or through breeding. They do not spawn in lush cave biomes like other Axolotl variants. Therefore, you must resort to some less traditional methods to make sure they spawn.

How to get a blue Axolotl using commands

The easiest method to acquire a blue Axolotl is via commands, which can potentially break the immersion for you. However, it saves a lot of time. Commands are used to perform several tasks in Minecraft almost instantly, like changing game mode, spawning mobs, and weapons, or teleporting you from place to place. You will have to follow the steps given below to spawn a blue Axolotl:

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  1. Make sure cheats are enabled in your Minecraft world.
  2. Write the following command: /summon minecraft:axolotl ~ ~ ~ {Variant:4}
  3. Press Enter.
  4. This will spawn the rare blue Axolotl variant instantly.

How to get a blue Axolotl using breeding

If you’d like to avoid commands and other technical mumbo-jumbo, you can use the only “normal” method of getting a blue Axolotl in Minecraft: Breeding. If two adult Axolotls in close proximity are fed a bucket of tropical fish, they’ll approach each other and begin the breeding process. While the Axolotl variant produced can have any color, the chances of a blue variant spawning are still very low.

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Blue Axolotls have a rare chance of spawning via breeding two adult versions of the mob. According to the in-game spawn rate, you’ll have to breed the mob 1200 times to spawn a single blue Axolotl.

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Breeding Axolotls using buckets of tropical fish.Mojang
Breeding is an alternative method to get blue Axolotls.

The best way to breed Axolotles would be to construct a small pool near your base and stock up on tropical fish. Setting up camp near the ocean would be a good idea as well.

How rare is the blue axolotl in Minecraft?

The blue axolotl is an extremely rare mob in Minecraft, with a spawn chance of 1 in 1200 or 0.083%. This makes it one of the rarest mobs in Minecraft, and the rarest aquatic mob overall.

This might catch your eye if you’re an in-game collector or just wish to see or interact with every mob in the game. Minecraft has a virtually limitless world, which makes the rarest occurrences in the game all the more rewarding to witness firsthand.

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Can a blue axolotl spawn naturally in Minecraft?

No, the blue axolotl can’t be spawned naturally in Minecraft. The only way to potentially obtain a blue axolotl in Minecraft is to breed two adult axolotls and hope for the best.

That’s all you need to do to spawn a blue Axolotl in Minecraft. For more Minecraft content, check out some of our other guides:

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About The Author

Anmol is an Evergreen Writer for CharlieIntel. After graduating in Journalism from Amity University (Noida), Anmol worked as an Esports and Minecraft writer for Sportskeeda before joining CharlieIntel in July 2023. In his spare time, the New Delhi resident can either be found sweating in Rainbow Six Siege or Modern Warfare II, or soaring across the vast worlds of open-world RPGs. You can contact Anmol at [email protected].