How to Breed Sniffers in Minecraft 1.20

Abhimannu Das
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<div class="paragraphs"><p>How to Breed Sniffers in Minecraft 1.20</p></div>
How to Breed Sniffers in Minecraft 1.20


Sniffers can be obtained in Minecraft by hatching their eggs or by spawning them through breeding.
Currently, in the beta and preview versions of the game, the only way to obtain the eggs is to go into Creative mode and spawn Sniffer eggs and hatch them.
Eggs will be available once the Minecraft 1.20 content update goes live later this year.

The Sniffer was the official winner of the Minecraft Live 2022 Mob Community Vote and the Mob will be added to the game in the 1.20 update. The developers at Mojang revealed that the Sniffer is an ancient mob that was thought to be extinct. Players will need to revive Sniffers by finding their eggs in underground or underwater areas once the 1.20 update is available. Here is a quick guide to help you breed Sniffers in Minecraft’s 1.20 update or in the experimental versions of the game.

Breeding Sniffers in Minecraft 1.20

There are two ways to breed Sniffers in Minecraft - hatching Sniffer eggs or by spawning them. The Sniffer eggs are not available in the preview and beta versions of Minecraft but they will be available when the 1.20 update actually drops later this year.

Currently, the only way to obtain the eggs is to go into Creative mode and spawn Sniffer eggs and hatch them. Once the 1.20 update is available for all players, the eggs can be found in suspicious blocks that will be seen around desert wells and desert temples. Mojang had also specified that they will be available in underground and underwater areas but that is not the case in the preview versions of the game (subject to change).

Once you find two sniffers, you need to hatch the eggs and breed the two Sniffers that spawn from your eggs. To do so, you need Torchflower seeds which can be dug up by Sniffers themselves. Find two Torchflower seeds and feed them to your Sniffers in an enclosure to make them enter “love mode”.

Once the two Sniffers enter love mode, which is indicated by particles around them, they will start breeding. Torchflower seeds speed up the breeding process by 10% as well so you can get new Sniffers quicker than some other mobs in the game.

If you have a hard time finding Torchflowers, check out our guide on how to find Torchflowers in Minecraft.

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.