Minecraft allay mob – everything we know

Here's what to expect from the new mob arriving in 2022, its powerful item-grabbing ability, and which mobs it beat during the Minecraft Live vote

We’ve said farewell to Minecraft Live 2021, and the devs at Mojang once again provided us with a selection of new mobs to choose between for inclusion in the game. The ultimate winner was the item-collecting allay.

The allay looks like a little blue fairy with bat wings. If you give it an item, it will find nearby dropped items of the same type. But, as the devs note on Twitter, it won’t duplicate that item or rifle through chests for it – it’s purely about picking up that item when it’s dropped on the overworld. The allay will then drop the collected items near a note block, apparently because it loves to dance.

The allay mob is one of several new mobs and features coming to The Wild update, it joins Minecraft frogs, a new mangrove tree and swamp biome, and mud blocks. Although this isn’t the next scheduled update to Minecraft, with the Caves and Cliffs part two, otherwise known as the Minecraft 1.18 update.

Minecraft allay mob release date

The allay mob will be added to Minecraft as part of The Wild update in 2022.

Minecraft allay mob trailer

You can check out the official allay teaser below that shows the allay mob in action, including collecting a large batch of cookies and doing a little jig next to a note block.

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The other options in this year’s vote were the glare, a darkness-fearing little guy voted out in the first round, and the copper golem, a craftable pal that would run around pushing copper buttons. Of course, there’s always a possibility that the losers of the vote may be added to the game eventually; the Wild update has swamp features shown in the Minecraft Biome vote from 2019, which lost to the mountain biome. However, there’s certainly no guarantee of that. Last year’s mob vote winner was the glow squid.

For more sandbox games to dig into ahead of The Wild (and the Minecraft 1.18 release date before that), you can follow that link.

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