The Minecraft sniffer is described as an ancient creature that originated from sniffer eggs, which can be found in the chests of underwater ruins. Bring the egg back to land and wait for the egg to slowly hatch and you will end up with a brand new sniffer.
Once hatched, the sniffer can find ancient seeds, which can be used to grow new types of plants, which will also come with the sniffer. The sniffer won the 2022 mob vote and is expected to be added in the Minecraft 1.20 update.
All about the Minecraft sniffer
From what we can see in the video, Minecraft’s sniffer is a hairy – or perhaps mossy – prehistoric creature. The creature’s story tells us that it has been extinct for some time, but if we vote for it, we might start finding mysterious eggs hidden in underwater ruin chests, which can be carefully nursed and hatched, bringing these extinct creatures back into the normal world.
Once back in Minecraft’s many biomes, sniffers will do exactly what their name suggests. When they sniff, the flowers drop seeds. This is a brand new mechanic because, for now, Minecraft flowers only drop their own seeds. With the seeds, we might have the chance to grow those flowers that we currently can’t. In the reveal video, Tiny Agnes hints that the Sniffer could also bring in new flora, perhaps an ancient plant similar to that of her time.
Breeding Sniffers is a straightforward process in Minecraft. You need to bring two Sniffers together and wait for them to find Torchflower seeds. Once they find the seeds, you feed them to the Sniffers to get them into “love mode”. After that, a Sniffer egg will be dropped. It takes about 20 minutes for the Snifflet (baby Sniffer) to grow into an adult Sniffer. The parents need a 5-10 minute break (cooldown) before they are ready for another round of breeding.
Sniffer’s Unique Abilities
The Sniffer is not just another passive mob in Minecraft. Its unique ability to sniff out ancient seeds from the ground sets it apart. These seeds can be used to grow exclusive plants, adding a new layer of gameplay. The Sniffer can find Torchflower Seeds and Pitcher Pods, both of which grow into beautiful decorative plants.
The Sniffer’s Size and Health
Despite being one of the largest mobs in the game, the Sniffer’s health is not reflective of its size. It has 14 health points, equivalent to seven player hearts. Sniffers regenerate one heart after they’re fed a Torchflower seed. They are susceptible to damage from fire, lava, and falling, and are not immune to drowning or suffocation.
Finding and Hatching Sniffer Eggs
Sniffers do not spawn naturally in the game’s world. Instead, players have to find an ancient egg in the form of a Snifflet. This egg can be excavated from the suspicious sand blocks in the warm ocean ruins. Once the egg is found, it can be hatched to reveal a Snifflet, which will grow into a full-sized Sniffer.
What does the sniffer do in Minecraft ?
The sniffer will walk around and sniff seeds on the ground. Plant the seeds to get new decorative plants, or collect them all in a chest.
Where can I find sniffers ?
Sniffers can be brought back to life by hatching a sniffer egg.
Where can I find a sniffer egg ?
Sniffer eggs can be found via the archaeology system by brushing off suspicious sand.