Health Points

20 (Heart x 10

Attack Strength

Varies by proximity Normal: 49 (Heart × 24.5)


Light level of 7 or less, not on transparent blocks.


Gunpowder (0-2) on non-explosive death

The Creeper is a hostile mob that will ambush players and explode, causing damage to the player and the surrounding blocks and entities. Unlike Zombies and Skeletons, Creepers will not catch fire in direct sunlight, meaning they can wander around unharmed any time of the day until it is killed or despawns. However, the creepers will still be aggressive during the day.

Creepers spawn in the overworld at night and in locations with a light level of 7 or less, just like regular hostile mobs. They are especially dangerous as they are almost completely silent (except for footsteps and their hissing noises when ready to explode), and their explosion is devastating at short range. The Creeper has gained considerable notoriety among Minecraft players for their infuriating habit of sneaking up on the player and hurting them and damaging structures.