You might have encountered a new type of Zombie while exploring your Minecraft world. Zombie villagers are hostile mobs that spawn naturally or normal villagers turned into a zombie after being attacked.
Curring a Zombie villager might be a better option instead of killing’em, healing them will reward you with a huge discount on trades and also grant you the Zombie Doctor Achievement.
So if your Villagers are turned into a zombie, you can easily cure and turn them back to normal. The method is almost the same for all the Minecraft Versions. Here’s how you can cure a Zombie Villager:
> Required Materials
- Golden Apple
- Splash Potion of Weakness
- Zombie Villager
> Steps to Cure a Zombie Villager in Minecraft
Follow the given steps to turn them back to normal:
1. Trap a Zombie Villager
The first step is to trap a Zombie villager. Trapping him is a must so that it cannot escape. You can use both fences and blocks to block it, fencing around it is a better option.
2. Throw Potion of weakness
Once you have trapped the zombie villager, the only thing you would need to do is to throw a potion of weakness onto the zombie villager.
Once the splash potion hits the zombie villager, you will see grey particles floating around him. The floating particles means that the healing process has been started!
Additionally, you can use an arrow of weakness or a lingering potion of weakness instead of the splash potion of weakness.
3. Feed a Golden Apple
The last step is to feed a Golden apple to it. You can either use the secondary key or right-click.
You can either craft a golden apple or find one in loot chests. A golden apple can be crafted using 8 gold ingots and a regular apple.
After a while, You can hear a sizzling sound, the zombie villager’s eyes will turn red and the floating grey particles will also turn red.
After about 5-10 minutes, the zombie villager will be cured and turn back to normal.
Note: If the Zombie villager was holding a tool, armor, or weapon, it will disappear. and if it was a baby villager then it will be turned back to its original form.
Follow the video for a better explanation:
Benefits of Curing a Zombie Villager
- Curing a villager will reward you with a massive discounts on Trading.
- If you have cured a villager inside a village, it will leave impact on other villagers as well and they will also provide huge discount on trading deals.
How long does it take for Zombie villagers to be cured?
After the floating particles turn red, it will take a few minutes to complete. In Bedrock Edition, it will take around 2-3 minutes while in the Java Edition, it will take around 5-6 minutes to fully cure.
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