Silverfish Mob – Wiki Guide | Minecraft Updates

This Minecraft tutorial explains all about silverfish with screenshots and step-by-step instructions. Let’s learn about silverfish in Minecraft.


The following is a picture of what a silverfish looks like in Minecraft:

Hostility Level Hostile Mob
Health Points 8 health points
x 4
Where to Find Near the End portal
Weapon None
Attack Method Runs towards you and tries to hit you
Drops None
Experience Points 5 experience points

Hostility Level (Hostile)

A silverfish is a hostile mob. the term mob is short for mobile and is used to refer to all living, moving creatures in the game such as chickens, creepers, and silverfish. Because a silverfish is a hostile mob, it will attack you in Survival mode but not Creative mode.

Health Points

In Minecraft, a silverfish has 4 hearts for health. This gives a silverfish 8 health points (because 1 heart = 2 health points). To kill a silverfish, you need to inflict 8 points of damage to the silverfish.

Where to Find Silverfish

In Minecraft, you can find silverfish near the End Portal.

If you haven’t been to the End Portal, you can not build an End Portal. Instead, you need to find the End Portal in the game.

Silverfish are created from a silverfish spawner near the End Portal.

If you are having trouble finding a silverfish, you can also summon a silverfish using a cheat or you can use a spawn egg.


A silverfish does not carry a weapon.

Attack Method

In Minecraft, a silverfish will move towards you and try to hit you when it attacks.


When you kill a silverfish in Minecraft, it will not drop anything. It is one of the few mobs that when killed, does not drop any items.

Experience Points

As you play the game, you will gain experience. The most common way to gain experience is by killing mobs. When a mob is killed you will see tiny green and yellow balls appear and move towards you.

These orbs represent experience points. When you kill a silverfish, you will gain 5 experience points.

Spawn Egg for Silverfish

You can spawn a silverfish using the following spawn egg:

Silverfish Spawn Egg

Command Examples

Here are some game command examples for a silverfish in Minecraft:

How to Summon a Silverfish

NBT Tags for Silverfish (Java Edition)

Here are the NBT tags (formerly called data tags) that you can use in game commands for a silverfish in Java Edition:

NBT Tags for Silverfish

Spawn Events for Silverfish (Bedrock/Education)

Here are the spawn events that you can use in game commands for a silverfish in Bedrock Edition and Education Edition:

Spawn Events for Silverfish

Other Mobs

Here are some of the other mobs in Minecraft:

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