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Minecraft Frogs: How to find and breed Frogs in Minecraft 1.19

Learn about the ribbeting new mob that's arrived in Minecraft 1.19

Want to know how to find and breed Frogs in Minecraft 1.19? Frogs are one of the new mobs in Minecraft's latest update, Minecraft 1.19. This new mob can appear in various biomes across the overworld, but there are multiple variants that have different effects. If you want to get every Frog variant in Minecraft 1.19, you'll also need to know how to breed Frogs so that you can get Tadpoles that grow into the various types.

In this guide, we'll explain how to find and breed Frogs in Minecraft 1.19, so that you can locate this new mob and easily get one of each Frog variant.

How to find Frogs in Minecraft 1.19

To find Frogs in Minecraft 1.19, you'll need to venture to either a Swamp or Mangrove Swamp biome. There, you will find Temperate Frogs, which are orange. Temperate Frogs are the standard type, but they aren't the only variant. The Wild Update has introduced three Frog variants: Temperate, Warm, and Cold. Warm and Cold Frogs won't naturally spawn in the overworld, but you can get them by learning how to breed Frogs in Minecraft.

If you don't find Frogs when you enter a Swamp biome, look in the water to see if you spot Tadpoles. This is another new mob that will eventually grow into Frogs, so you can just wait nearby until they grow up.

How to breed Frogs in Minecraft 1.19

If you want to get every Frog variant, you'll need to learn how to breed Frogs in Minecraft. While Frogs were originally going to eat Fireflies, this was scrapped shortly before the launch of Minecraft 1.19. Instead, Frogs will now eat Small Slimes and Slime Balls. If you feed a Frog a Slime Ball, it will enter love mode and search out a Frog partner. However, this is where things get a little different to most mobs.

After two Frogs have entered love mode in Minecraft, one of the Frogs will become pregnant. The pregnant Frog will then hop over to the nearest water, where they will drop some Frogspawn. If it remains unbroken, Frogspawn will then hatch baby Tadpoles. Those Tadpoles will eventually grow into Frogs.

To get different Frog variants, the Tadpoles must grow up in the related biomes. That means Tadpoles will grow into Temperate Frogs in Swamps, while they'll turn into either Warm or Cold Frogs in Desert or Tundra biomes respectively. If you're wondering what these different variants do, we'll explain that below.

What do Frogs do in Minecraft?

Minecraft Frogs have a few key uses. While they mostly just hop around when left uninterrupted, you can use them to easily get Slime Balls and a new light source known as Froglights. These both drop when Frogs attack certain hostile mobs.

To get Slime Balls, you need to get your Frogs near Small Slimes. Your Frogs will then whip them with their tongue, killing the Small Slime and dropping a Slime Ball.

If a Frog instead chooses to attack a Small Magma Cube, they will create a Froglight. Froglights are a new block in Minecraft 1.19 that emits light of a certain colour. That colour depends on the Frog variant that created the Froglight: Temperate Frogs make yellow Froglights, Cold Frogs create green Froglights, and Warm Frogs drop purple Froglights. Froglights don't have a particular purpose, but you can use them to add some ambiance around your Minecraft builds.

That's everything you need to know to find and breed Frogs in Minecraft. If you want to add a fresh splash of colour to your world, take a look at our list of the best shaders in Minecraft. If you plan on starting a new world for Minecraft 1.19, check out our lists of the best Java seeds and best Bedrock seeds for Minecraft to get a strong start.

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