I'm trying to find a Wolf, and I heard that they spawn in Taiga biomes. Can anyone tell me where a Taiga biome is, and/or what they look like?

If you don’t know where the Taiga biome is, please tell me where the Forest biome is.

  • It's pretty similar-looking to the Plains and Forest biomes, so it might be hard to tell unless you have a map mod or something. minecraft.gamepedia.com/File:TaigaBE.png
    – F1Krazy
    Commented Nov 26, 2019 at 11:35
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    – Joachim
    Commented Nov 26, 2019 at 17:59
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    Hi @tszhimMak, welcome to the site! I've edited your question slightly so that it better reflects what you want to do (i.e. find a wolf). If this is not what you wanted you can always change it back by visiting the revisions page and clicking 'rollback' on the version you wish to use. Hope this helps! :)
    – Robotnik
    Commented Nov 27, 2019 at 4:55

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Seems like you are misunderstanding some basic features of minecraft. Upon start a minecraft world is randomly generated by the Seed set at the start (If you did not specify one, a random number will take its place).

This results in the fact that you and I will have completely different worlds. Therefore noone can tell you, where you need to look without knowing your seed.

Steps to take (PC-Edition only! If anyone knows about bedrock please educate me so I can update this):

  1. In your game access the chat console (T-Button by default)
  2. Type in /seed and press enter
  3. This will output the seed of your world, copy that down to any file of you chosing (like a Notepad txt file)
  4. Visit one of many websites (MineAtlas, Chunkbase or many more) find their Biome tool and insert your seed there.
  5. This will give you a map of your world as it should be created by your game. Here you can finde the coordinates of the biomes you want to find.
  6. Now you can press F3 while in your minecraft game to view the debug screen infos.
  7. On the left there is a tag called Position with a triple of coordinates X/Y/Z. The coordinates you got from the website earlier reference your X and Z coordinate => ignore the Y for now.
  8. Now just walk until your ingame coordinates match those found on the website (on the left in the F3-screen there is a "Biome"-info which displays the type of biome you are currently in, you can check the validity of the online map by that)

I hope you find your wolfes. Don't forget to bring bones to tame a cute puppy :)

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    you are welcome. The more others enjoy my favorite game, the longer it will be supported => the longer i can enjoy it :P Pure selfishness nothing else :D
    – Chund
    Commented Nov 26, 2019 at 12:58
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    @Chund Has taming been updated? I thought you had to use bones to tame, not flesh.
    – PausePause
    Commented Nov 26, 2019 at 16:26
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    Yep. Bones to tame, flesh to heal/breed them
    – Robotnik
    Commented Nov 27, 2019 at 4:57

Taiga biomes spawn randomly, as with any biome unless you use cheats or a specific seed, so I can't tell you HOW to find one, but I can share how to identify one.

Quick Side Note: Wolves can actually spawn in any forest biome, just specifically common in Taiga biomes.

Taiga biomes carry spruce trees, which are tall trees with a few dark green leaves on top. Sometimes, they spawn with snow in the biome. You'll know when a wolf is near because random blocks of wool or mutton will be on the ground. Just a warning: sweet berries are native to the Taiga biome, they are red berries on the ground. They're a good source of food, but they hurt you if you walk into them, similar to cacti.

There may be a Taiga Village, but not necessarily, and Taiga Villages are great sources of supplies. Keep in mind that to correctly identify a Taiga village, it will primarily be made up of spruce wood materials, and cobblestone.

Lastly, to tame your wolves, use a bone, to restore their health or put them into Love Mode, use any type of meat or rotten flesh.

I will include a photo of a Taiga Biome: enter image description here


If you want to find one legitimately, you can do what ava said, but the simplest way would just be to use the locatebiome command. You can learn more about locatebiome here: https://minecraft.wiki/w/Commands/locatebiome

For some additional information on Taiga biomes, you can check this page out: https://minecraft.wiki/w/Taiga

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