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Drops:Rotten flesh rare Potato, Carrot, Iron ingot

ZombieHead Zombies are hostile undead mobs. They look very similar to the player, with different coloring.

This mob has 20 (♥ × 10) Health and will drop Rotten flesh Rotten flesh when killed.


Zombies spawn in dark places in the Overworld, which includes the surface at night.

Besides spawning randomly, zombies will also spawn from monster spawners, making monster spawners a convenient way to get their drops.


Some zombies will spawn wearing armor in difficulties above easy. The chances of different armor materials are:

Armor type Chance
Leather 12.807246%
Iron 25.635%
Gold 48.73%
Diamond 12.827754%

There is a chance that a zombie will spawn in with an Afro Afro (0.1% on Easy, 0.096% on Normal, 0.092% on Hard).

Chances of a zombie spawning with different armor pieces, per difficulty:

Armor spawning chances
Armor pieces Medium Hard
One 4% 8%
Two 3% 7.2%
Three 2.25% 6.48%
Full set 1.6875% 5.832%


A zombie can be spawned in another way besides its respective spawn egg, with the command /summon zombie you can spawn it.

In addition to that you can add data tags to customize the zombie. examples:

  • /summon zombie 1 ~ ~ {name:"zombie", armor:["iron_helmet", "diamond_chestplate", "diamond_leggings", "iron_boots"]}
  • /summon zombie 1 ~ ~ {name:"zombie miner", drops:[{item:{id:"diamond_pickaxe", name:"mining pickaxe", damage:-3}}]}


When killed, zombies drop Rotten flesh Rotten flesh and 10 Experience orb 2 experience.

They also have a chance of dropping rare items such as Iron ingot iron ingots, Potato potatoes, and Carrot carrots. The drop rates are:

Rotten Flesh Any individual rare item
No Looting 1-2 1.66%
Looting I 1-4 1.96%
Looting II 2-5 2.38%
Looting III 2-6 3.03%


If a zombie gets close enough to the Player_head player or is provoked, it will start following the player to attack them. Zombies move slower than the player's walking pace and deal 2 (♥) damage per second. They can jump 2 blocks high, just like the player.

Zombies burn in direct sunlight, unless they are wearing head armor, are in water, or are covered by a block.


Number Icon[ng] Name Newgrounds name Description [ng] Objective Points[ng] Requirements
16 Slay a zombie Kill a Zombie Careful though - you might need a sword Kill a zombie 5


Version Date Changes
1.6 Jul 20, 2011
1.24 Dec 22, 2012
  • Zombie drops changed to rotten flesh, with additional rare drops (iron ingots, potatoes, carrots)
  • Decreased zombie/skeleton sunlight check time
1.25 May 11, 2013
  • Fixed zombies and skeletons crashing the game if they are under a block during the day
1.27 Nov 13, 2015
  • Made use of a previously unused zombie death sound
1.30.0 Nov 13, 2020
  • Zombies can now wear armor
1.30.2 Nov 14, 2020
  • Zombies can spawn with an afro
1.30.3 Nov 14, 2020
  • Zombies don't always spawn with an afro


  • Zombies resemble an undead version of the default Mine Blocks skin.
  • Zombies can spawn with all armor in the game except dragon armor.


See Also