In Minecraft, I came across this: enter image description here

The creeper in the picture seems to be surrounded by a blue-ish glow. What is it? I immediately left my world and came here. What does it do?

  • I don't understand this part: When I immediately left my world and came here. – Nolonar Nov 23 '14 at 22:55
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    @Nolonar I had no idea what to do about the crepper, so when I get the answer I will go back in and fight it (or run for my life) – The Idiot Gamer Nov 23 '14 at 22:56
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    Cleaned up a pile of comments - be civil, guys. Arguing in comments like this solves nothing. :) – Ash Nov 25 '14 at 1:05

This is a Charged Creeper. It has been struck by lightning and is twice as dangerous than a regular Creeper. It will blow up a larger area and do more damage if you're unlucky enough to be near-by when it goes off.

The Minecraft wiki page on Creepers has more technical details.

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The creeper in the picture is a Charged Creeper. It only appears when a creeper gets shocked by lightning. They have a larger explosion radius than regular Creepers.

If you can make it follow you next to another mob, then make it explode, the mob will drop his head, but only one mob head per Charged Creeper explosion.

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    Is the mob head a guaranteed drop? – Ben Nov 23 '14 at 23:13
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    Yes, but you can only get 1 mob head per charger creeper. So if there are 100 mobs in the range of a charged creeper and the charged creeper explodes, only 1 mob will drop their head. This only works for the hostile mobs and dosn't work for hostile bosses. (Ender Dragon and Wither) – Rikri Nov 23 '14 at 23:23
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    Did not know that... That's really cool :) – Ben Nov 23 '14 at 23:24
  • It's best to put an array of holes with creepers on each hole and glass on top if them in the spawn chunk. – Rikri Nov 23 '14 at 23:26
  • @LuisUllman If you want to create a farm that creates them, yes, but in this case the OP has found one in the wild. – IQAndreas Nov 25 '14 at 10:24

It was struck by lightning, when it get struck by Lightning, i believe its called a Charged Creeper

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  • Thank you for answering my question! Although this is technically a valid answer, the downvotes are to the fact that there are already 2 answers with majour upvotes, you used grammer poorly, and used "i believe". – The Idiot Gamer Dec 21 '14 at 15:02

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