Minecraft: How To Summon Multiple Mobs? (With a Single Command)

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Just about any Minecraft player or fanatic would know that this game boasts a massive assortment of fascinating mobs, ranging from aggressive to passive and even somewhere in between. There are various Minecraft commands that can be used to summon specific mobs, but many Minecraft players wonder how to summon multiple mobs with a single command.

  • Article Breakdown:
  • Minecraft players can summon multiple of the same mob by using “/summon mob” with a command block and setting it to repeat.
  • Alternatively, multiple mobs of the same or of different types can be summoned with one command either by using the Area Effect Cloud command or the Riding tag.

Minecraft commands (enable cheats)

Minecraft definitely has plenty to love, from fun and towering landscapes to even spooky caves and caverns. But, a truly special trait that really makes Minecraft stand out amongst other games is its support of commands – which essentially allow players to absolutely revolutionize their gameplay experiences.

Commands are an incredible way to change up your Minecraft playthrough since just about anything is possible with the right inputs – from randomly teleporting Minecraft players to even creating a customized death counter in Minecraft, and much more. But, commands do require some restrictions to be lifted before they can be used in-game. Players will need to make sure that their cheats are enabled in their Minecraft world before they can input various commands successfully.


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Typically, Minecraft players would get the option to allow cheats or not when creating their Minecraft world, specifically through the ON or OFF option under New World Generation. But, if you haven’t gotten cheats to be enabled in your Minecraft world yet, follow the steps below:

  1. Open up the Game Menu.
  2. Navigate to “Open to LAN”.
  3. You should find a tab that reads “Allow Cheats”.
  4. You will need to change this setting to “ON”.
  5. Then, click on “Start LAN World”.

Once you have made sure that cheats have been enabled in your Minecraft world, you can go ahead and start prepping for the command input that best suits your needs.

How to summon multiple mobs in Minecraft?

While finding specific mobs in the overworld can be tricky, there are actually a couple of commands that players can use in order to summon multiple mobs in Minecraft. But, depending on what you’re looking for, the command will need to be altered.

minecraft mob summon cloud

This is because ‘multiple mobs’ could mean different things – players could be looking to summon multiple of the same mob type or might be interested in commands that summon a combination of mobs in the game. In addition, the commands may differ slightly between Minecraft versions or editions.

Summon multiple of the same mob using a command block

For the easiest and most automatic method, players will need to place down a command block and use the “/summon mob” command. After this point, set the command block to repeat, and it will continue spawning the same mob.

Summon multiple mobs using area effect cloud

Summoning multiple mobs in Minecraft is no easy task, especially if you’re looking to summon a selection of different mobs at the same time. Generally speaking, players would be able to summon multiple mobs of the same type or multiple different mobs using the following command, depending on which version or edition you are playing:

/summon area_effect_cloud ~ ~-0.5 ~ {Passengers:[{id:creeper},{id:creeper}]}

This command can be pretty useful, but it does come with various limitations and can be a bit bumpy in practice. Plus, it’s not known to work with modded mobs or modded Minecraft playthroughs.

But, there is a lot of room for customization since players can input exactly what they want in this one simple command. Check out the video below by BadMarkMC for an example of how this command works in-game.

Summon multiple mobs using the riding tag

According to various Minecraft fans, players would be able to summon multiple mobs using the Riding tag. The “Riding” tag would essentially allow the player to summon more than one entity, which would generally be the standard for other commands.

However, the Riding tag does come with a potential problem – the typical reason why many Minecraft fans might avoid using it. The main issue with this tag is that the entities will come out being stuck ‘riding’ one another, which probably isn’t what you’re after.

minecraft mob summon riding

Luckily, there is a quick and simple way to combat the undesirable effect of this tag – an Item entity can separate each entity that should not be riding the previous entity. Below is the command for summoning multiple of the same mob in Minecraft, using a villager as an example:

/summon Villager ~ ~1 ~ {Riding:{id:Item,Age:6000,Item:{id:1},Riding:{id:Villager}}}

This Item entity will need to have an “Age” tag of 6000, meaning that it will end up despawning at the very same moment it is summoned. As a result, the entities that are summoned ‘riding’ the items will automatically appear at the bottom of the stack instead, and they won’t take any fall damage in the process either.


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Check out the video below by Skylinerw for an example of summoning multiple mobs using this command block:

Most fans have not been able to find any way to separate the mobs and force them to spawn at completely different or randomized locations without making use of the “Motion” tag. However, the primary disadvantage of the “Motion” tag is that the mob would be prevented from going to a location by any structures that could be blocking the pathway.

It’s no secret that getting an up-close experience with every mob in the game will take tons of time and solid grinding. But, fortunately, players will be able to at least summon multiple mobs of their choice using a selection of single commands in Minecraft.

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