There is much more to recognizing a biome than just its name. You will discover how to recognise and make the most of each biome as you go through this tutorial, which is separated into the overworld, underwater, Nether, End Dimension, Cave & Cliffs upgrade, and The Wild biomes. This information will be useful for locating some creatures and even a few unusual blocks. In addition, understanding biomes can help you get the supplies necessary for survival in catastrophic conditions. Therefore, let’s take it one step at a time and first examine what makes a region a Biome.
Understanding your biomes enables you to determine what materials you should be able to obtain and what you will need to bring with you. It can also prevent a terrible death. But how can one determine which biome they are in?
Now, let’s examine the many biomes and the creatures and buildings that inhabit them.
List of the Unique Minecraft Biomes
As stated above, there are five major biome categories. In addition to examining each biome, we will also provide you with survival suggestions.
1). Plains Biome
On the plains, passive creatures like as cows and pigs spawn often, and if you’re looking for a horse, here is the only region where horses spawn naturally.
Villages are frequent in plains biomes and are populated by NPCs (Non-Playable Characters) with whom you may trade by right-clicking on the NPC. Sunflower Plains are a version of the plains biome where, you got it, there are an abundance of sunflowers.
2). Forest Biome
Even though it is one of the smallest biomes, the forest biome is an excellent area to begin a survival game due to the abundance of wood. Here, oak and birch trees thrive, flowers (used to produce colours) are strewn around, and soup-making mushrooms can occasionally be found.
If you do not appreciate battling hostile mobs, you should leave the forest at night or seek cover; the trees make it impossible to see who is approaching, and creepers may quickly surprise you. As for amicable groups such as sheep and bunnies, the majority reside in the forest. Wolves also inhabit this area, and you may tame one with bones and bring it with you on your excursions.
There are Oak, Birch, Pine, and Flower Forest variants. You may find Strongholds and Dungeons in each of these.
3). Dark Forest Biome
Roofed woodland, often known as dark forest, consists primarily of dark oak trees. These plants provide a deep canopy that allows little light to reach the forest floor. Even during the day, aggressive monsters might spawn and live in this dreary environment, so take cautious.
In addition to the regular forest goods and creatures, roofed woods also include Woodland Mansions. If you are encircled by hostile mobs in a roofed forest, you can escape by ascending to the treetops and traversing them.
4). Swamp Biome
In the marshes, you will discover old trees draped with vines, small pools of stagnant water, and discoloured grass. Blue orchids (used for dye) and walkable lily pads are exclusive to swamp biomes.
As in dark woods, hostile monsters might lurk under the trees in marshes, even during the day, and you may encounter a witch’s home, fortress, or dungeon. In addition to the typical hostile mobs and witches, Slimes spawn here, especially during the full moon.
5). Jungle Biome
Frequently, a jungle may be found adjacent to a desert environment. Here, towering redwood trees grow thickly, making movement through the jungle or evasion of aggressive gangs quite difficult. The tree trunks can be as large as two-by-two blocks, requiring you to navigate around them, and there is so much leaf cover that it is easy to stroll up into the treetops without noticing.
However, jungles are definitely worth exploring since they contain a wealth of helpful items. If you enjoy melons, you will enjoy the jungle because they are abundant there. Only rainforest trees have cocoa beans, which may be used to bake cookies or create brown dye.
Regarding jungle hordes, there is good news and more excellent news. First, creepers cannot sprout in the jungle, therefore there will be no explosive encounters for players. Second, here is the location to tame an ocelot. When an ocelot is tamed, it will become your pet cat and accompany you about. Since creepers dislike cats, you will have a movable creeper avoidance system.
This biome generates jungle temples, which are likely to contain treasure. If you become lost in the jungle, locate a river, construct a boat, and float downstream to another biome.
6). Mushroom Biome
Mushroom Islands are a unique and unusual ecosystem. Their mountainous surface is composed of whitish mycelium, giving them an eerie, lunar aspect. Typically, mushroom islands are located alone in the water, unconnected to another biome type. As suggested by the name, enormous mushrooms grow here.
Consider settling on a mushroom island biome if you come across one. They are a particularly safe location, as monsters do not normally spawn on them or in the mines under them. A mob spawner will continue to function, therefore mobs might theoretically still spawn. If you use a regular shovel to dig here, the mycelium will transform into soil. To prevent this, your shovel must be enchanted with silk touch.
On mushroom islands resides the coveted mushroom horde. These creatures are the offspring of a cow and, you guessed it, a mushroom. They can be milked, milked for mushroom stew, shorn, and slaughtered for leather and food.
7). Beach Biome
Where ocean biomes meet another sort of biome, beaches form (a forest, for example). They consist primarily of sand and occasionally gravel. Here you can fish or search for sugar cane, which can be used for agriculture and food.
8). Ice Plains
Ice plains are often level and covered with ice and snow. Any exposed water will freeze, transforming rivers and ponds into skating rinks. There are few trees in this area, and those that do exist are oak or spruce. Sugar cane is one of the few plants capable of thriving on an ice plain. This location is tough to survive in.
In ice plains, passive creatures are less likely to appear than in warmer climes. Nevertheless, if you face the frigid weather, you may be fortunate enough to see a Polar Bear. Polar bears are mostly neutral, but can turn hostile if attacked or if their cubs are approached too closely. In an ice plain, eight out of ten skeletons will be strays. Strays behave like most other skeletons, except their arrows poison you for 30 seconds with a potion of slowness.
If you see an igloo while traversing an ice plain, you should investigate it. Half of the igloos include a trapdoor beneath their carpets that leads to valuable riches.
09). Cold Taiga
This version of the taiga biome is characterized by an abundance of snow. There are the typical ferns, huge ferns, and spruce trees of the taiga. The odd wolf and bunnies reproduce here. There may be flowers on the undulating hills, and you may be able to see an igloo through the woods.
10). Ice Spikes
The ice plains spikes biome is a variant of the ice plain, but it is so stunning that we felt it merited its own subsection. This obvious biome is identical to an ice plain with one significant exception. There are massive ice spires scattered across this magnificent area. Some are as tall as 50 blocks, while the average height is between 10 and 20.
11). Extreme Hills
Depending on altitude, it may rain or snow in a severe hills biome. This results in the dramatic landscape’s magnificent snow-capped mountains, which may be scaled for breathtaking vistas.
This biome creates waterfalls, valleys, caverns, and even floating islands, which may be visible from a high vantage point. Climb with caution, as a fall from these heights (some mountains are as high as y:130) would be hazardous.
Mining in this area can provide emeralds, the villager’s preferred commodity. There are also a number of rare creatures native to this area. Llamas are born on high slopes. Llamas are neutral and trainable as pack animals. However, silverfish are exclusive to the extreme hills biome and will summon other silverfish when struck.
The taiga biome is characterised by abundant spruce and fern growth. Wolves and bunnies naturally reproduce in this area, so you shouldn’t go hungry. These biomes spawn settlements where you can trade, dwell, and cultivate. There are several varieties of taiga. The Taiga M is hilly. It resembles taiga and has sheep, but no settlements. Mega taiga is uncommon and aesthetically distinct. Here, the colours will remain the same, but the jungle-like trees will be more higher and thicker (up to 22 blocks)
Mega taiga features a variety of unique flora as well. There are podzol, moss stone, and coarse soil boulders present. In the giant taiga, brown mushrooms (excellent for soup) are commonly found.
13). Desert Biome
Similar to the desert on Earth, the desert biome is a hostile environment. Sandstone lies beneath the sand blocks on the ground, and only cactus and dead shrubs break up the monotony. Rabbits are the only creatures that reproduce here naturally, however they are a particular golden tint and blend in nicely with the desert plain. It is tough to find enough food and resources to survive here. However, if you have a pair of shears, you can obtain 0-2 sticks from a dead bush.
You can easily escape hostile mobs that spawn at night since they are so simple to notice. In the desert M biome (mountainous desert), with its huge sand dunes, you have a slight chance of missing an enemy mob at night. Here one may find desert towns, desert wells, and desert shrines. Some temples may be buried beneath the sand, but the work required to uncover them may provide valuable riches.
The Badlands are an exceptional supply of clay, which is often only found in riverbeds. This biome is very new to Minecraft, having been included in version 1.7. Even the Badlands Bryce version resembles the actual Bryce Canyon in Utah, United States of America. The Badlands Plateau is a subtype of the Badlands biome. This biome consists of the Badland’s flat-topped, grass-covered hills with limited tree growth. If you can’t make it to the actual Bryce Canyon, you may enjoy the scenery in Minecraft instead.
If you come across a Badlands biome, keep an eye out for gold. These abandoned mines can contain as much gold ore as Y:64, and they are sometimes found in the Badlands. It occurs in the same quantity that iron ore does in other biomes, therefore it is not difficult to locate.
15). Savannah Biome
The Savannah is a flat region with low hills and no precipitation. There are a few acacia trees and a great deal of grass, with the occasional town dotting the landscape. On this green open field, horses and llamas breed.
The Savannah M biome is a savannah variation. This setting contains enormous mountains that are occasionally large enough to reach the clouds.
16). Ocean and Deep Ocean Biome
Ocean and deep ocean (a variation biome) encompass around 60 percent of the world’s surface in Minecraft. The ocean may be up to 15 blocks deep, and you can traverse it by wading in the shallows, swimming, or using a boat. The depth of the deep ocean reaches up to 30 blocks. The saltwater level reaches Y:63, therefore if a player breaks through rocks onto the ocean floor while mining, they would drown. If you have travelled a considerable distance underground, you should always check your biome (using F3).
There may be islands in the water that can serve as safe, mob-free strongholds, and the easiest way to get them is by boat. Swimming causes hunger and is time-consuming, which increases the danger of famine and drowning. You may also be assaulted by guardians while swimming. Guardians and Elder Guardians are hostile ocean-dwelling hordes that guard Ocean Monuments by swimming in close proximity to them. They emit an unnerving sound and will attack if you approach too near to the structure, but they will not pursue you if you swim away.
There are many positive aspects of the water that balance out the hazards of drowning. You may fish for food and extract ink from squids. Here, clay and sand are abundant, and ocean monuments contain a wealth of riches. Consider brewing a Potion of Waterbreathing for diving. This will allow you to stay underwater longer, but you must find a Pufferfish to create it.
How To Check Your Current Biome
There is a simple way to determine which biome you are in at any given time in the game. Have you already pressed the F3 key? If not, you should try it. You will receive a type of “Heads Up Display” with a great deal of information.
The biome name is located one or two lines up from the bottom, to the left. Biome: is followed by the biome’s name, such as Biome:Forest or Biome:Jungle.
Even if you are underground and all you can see is rock, this approach will identify the biome just over your head. The same thing will occur when flying. Even if you are too far up to see anything, pressing F3 will disclose which biome is right below you.