Minecraft Sniffer: How to breed & where to find it

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The Minecraft Sniffer is the newest fan-voted mob to join Minecraft in its Trails & Tales update, but how can you find these rare ancient creatures and how do you breed them? We’ve got all the answers right here.

The 1.20 Minecraft update, recently named the Trails & Tales update is introducing a variety of elements, from new biomes, features, blocks, and mobs. One such mob, along with the ridable Camel is the Sniffer. This fan-voted mob is extremely popular and will bring new flowers into the equally as popular game.

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However, as is the nature of new creatures entering the vast world of Minecraft, many are wondering what a Sniffer is, how you can find the elusive creature, and how to breed it. So, here’s everything you need to know about the adorable Sniffer.


What is the Sniffer in Minecraft?

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Torchflowers are one of the flowers Sniffers can find and are extremely useful.

The Sniffer was the first mob the be announced for the Minecraft Live mob vote and quickly became a fan favorite.

It’s essentially a large ancient creature found in egg form and it’s down to the player to locate and hatch them. Once hatched, it will burrow its head into the ground and locate new seeds for players to use, just like the Torchflower and the Pitcher Plant.

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It’s an adorable, passive mob that will only appear in your world if you work to uncover them.

How to find a Sniffer in Minecraft

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Suspicious Sand can be tough to spot but it houses those valuable Sniffer eggs.

You’ll be able to find a Sniffer by heading into Warm Ocean Ruins or searching through suspicious sand with your archeology brush. Inside these unique blocks, you’ll find objects like pottery shards, and occasionally a Sniffer egg.

Once you’ve found this egg, simply place it down and wait for it to hatch. Placing it on a moss block will cause the Sniffer Egg to hatch quickly, although only slightly.

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Unfortunately, you won’t get a fully-grown Sniffer as soon as it hatches, instead, you’ll see an adorable Snifflet which will then grow into a Sniffer soon after.

How to breed a Sniffer in Minecraft

While you can’t tame a Sniffer in Minecraft, you can breed them, bringing back a steady population of this ancient creature. To breed Sniffers you’ll need to get hold of some Torchflower seeds.

It’s a bit of a vicious circle with Sniffers. You’ll need to find two eggs so they can find the Torchflower seeds so you can make more Sniffers.

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Once you have two Sniffers and two Torchflower seeds, simply get them both together as you would with a Camel and feed them a seed each, or until hearts appear. They will then breed and an adorable Snifflet will appear.

So. that’s how to find and breed Sniffers in Minecraft. While waiting for them to be fully ingrained into the game, take a look at some of our other handy Minecraft guides and content:

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