Strongholds have a 1/10 chance to spawn under a village; does this also apply to abandoned villages? If so, does the reason for abandonment have any impact to this statistic?

  • try editing this to give a bit more detail
    – Topcode
    Feb 20, 2021 at 0:26
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    I would assume they mean the natural spawning abandon villages. These normally have cobwebs, mossy cobblestone (I have only seen them in plains....), and no villager (though sometimes some zombie villagers will spawn).
    – Nailington
    Feb 20, 2021 at 1:43
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    Can you supply the source of documentation stating there is a 10% chance for strongholds to generate under a village? Your existing answer on another question also states this, but a comment states you learned the statistic from an explaination given while a world record speed run was being analyzed. Unfortunately, without the source of this information, we only know, without a doubt, that strongholds sometimes spawn under villages; but they're randomly generated throughout the world in BE which implies it's less than a 10% chance. Aug 20, 2021 at 15:38

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While its true that strongholds can generate under villages, I don't think it applies on abandoned ones. I have never seen a stronghold under one at all. You could try, though I doubt a stronghold would even generate under it.

You'll have a better chance that the stronghold would be under a village, but I'm not exactly sure if 1/10 is really the approximate chance for a stronghold to be under a village.

  • That might just be because abandoned villages are rarer than regular villages, so you’re less likely to see one around.
    – Deer492
    Apr 13, 2022 at 10:01

I don’t believe so, I believe only under normal villages, as the Minecraft Wiki says here.

In Bedrock Edition, strongholds generate randomly throughout the world. They sometimes generate under a village.

I hope that answers your question.

  • Both these answers are incorrect.
    – Deer492
    Jan 20, 2022 at 19:01
  • The Minecraft wiki states that (paraphrased) on bedrock edition, there is no limit to how many strongholds generate in a world, and they have evwn been known to generate in the far lands.
    – Deer492
    Jan 21, 2022 at 20:30
  • Asp, I’ve seen YouTube cideos that show strongholds 8 million blocks out on bedrock edition.
    – Deer492
    Jan 21, 2022 at 20:31
  • @Deer492 I’m not denying that. I’m just saying they sometimes have a tendency to generate under villages. Jan 21, 2022 at 22:24

I have, in fact, seen a lot if strongholds under abandoned villages.

The 1/10 chance applies to regular villages and abandoned villages.

  • Although you have seen this, do you have any reputable source that explicitly states this, such as the Minecraft Wiki? Jan 20, 2022 at 19:15
  • I have seen it many times. Like, the major Bedrock speedrun seed back in 1.17 had the stronghold under an abandoned village. Why wouldn’t this be OK.
    – Deer492
    Jan 22, 2022 at 20:58
  • I’m just trying to give constructive criticism. Sources always help your answer become more trustworthy. Jan 22, 2022 at 22:10
  • Actually, the game considers abandoned villages as villages (hence the /locate commans
    – Deer492
    Jan 22, 2022 at 22:31
  • command senses that if you type “/locate village” it will sometimes lead you to an abandoned village.
    – Deer492
    Jan 22, 2022 at 22:32

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