As of the latest Minecraft snapshot (13W09A), it is now possible for mobs to ride other mobs. Is there any way to make mobs ride each other in Minecraft now (i. e. placing a pig on top of a spider, and then placing a skeleton on top of the pig?),

  • Likely no way yet. That just says that the code works. There's probably no means for the player to make it happen in-game yet. Though, it does mean that Spider Jockeys may be able to ride minecarts now. Commented Feb 27, 2013 at 6:04
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    Now that we can make Wargs there's nothing holding back my LotR total conversion!
    – Alex
    Commented Feb 27, 2013 at 16:26
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    They'll make it possible in game soon. Meanwhile, uncovery's answer is likely the only way.
    – M.Pagani
    Commented Feb 27, 2013 at 20:24
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    Creeper jockey! Incredibly dangerous splodey thingy!
    – user28379
    Commented Feb 27, 2013 at 23:42
  • I think this is more for map makers, as I don't think you'll be able to do it in vanilla.
    – MBraedley
    Commented Feb 27, 2013 at 23:52

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There is now. You can use the summon command to make Mobs ride other mobs. For example to put a Creeper on top of a Bat:

/summon Creeper ~ ~1 ~ {Riding:{id:"Bat"}}

The more things you stack, the more complex the command becomes. To simplify this I made a summon command generator that lets you stack mobs, but it gives you all the other options too. It's available here.


You can, with McEdit, but not yet in-game. Here is a video tutorial on how to do something like that.

  • -1 This is incorrect, there is a command that lets you summon stacked mobs.
    – RavenM
    Commented Feb 1, 2014 at 0:56
  • Yes, since the latest version there is, but not one year ago when I posted my answer.
    – uncovery
    Commented Feb 1, 2014 at 7:48

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