I want to summon custom Villagers for my minecraft adventure map that I am making. I figured out that to hide their career from their trading interface that you have to give them a custom name, but I only want the custom name to show in the trading interface and not when you hover over them. (Previous Question)

However when I do:

/summon Villager ~ ~ ~ {CustomName:Bob,CustomNameVisible:0}

Their Custom Name still shows. I don't know if this is a result of the way the CustomName tag works for mobs, or not. If anyone could explain this that would help a lot.

  • What Minecraft version are you using? – SirBenet Oct 26 '15 at 12:06

An entity will not display its CustomName if there is another entity on top of it. For example, you can summon the villager with an invisible ArmmorStand on top of it:

In version 1.9 or higher:

/summon Villager ~ ~ ~ {CustomName:Bob,Passengers:[{id:ArmorStand,Invisible:1b,Marker:1b}]}

In versions 1.8 or lower:

/summon ArmorStand ~ ~ ~ {Invisible:1b,Marker:1b,Riding:{id:Villager,CustomName:Bob}}
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    I suggest making the armor stand into a Marker as well, to get rid of the hitbox. – MrLemon Oct 26 '15 at 15:58
  • @MrLemon Good point; added to answer. – SirBenet Oct 26 '15 at 16:02

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