An Armadillo in the Minecraft Badlands biome.
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Minecraft Armadillo Spawn Locations

Armadillos have rolled into Minecraft!

The release of Minecraft's 1.20.5 Armored Paws update brings players the adorable Armadillo mob. To help you find them immediately in your survival world, I'll show you where Armadillos can spawn in Minecraft.

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Where do Armadillos spawn in Minecraft?

In Minecraft, there are two kinds of biomes that Armadillos will spawn naturally in. The first of these is the trio of Badlands biomes. This includes the regular Badlands biomes and the Eroded and Wooded Badlands.

An Armadillo in the Minecraft Badlands.
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Related: All Wolf variants and where to find them in Minecraft

The second type of biome they will spawn in is the Savanna. They will spawn in regular Savannas, Savanna Plateaus, and Windswept Savannas. I had the most luck in a Savanna Plateau, where I found a small family of four Armadillos.

A family of Armadillos in a Minecraft Savanna biome.
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Armadillo behaviors in Minecraft

When approaching Armadillos, make sure not to run or ride anything near them, including horses. This will cause them to roll up to avoid you. If you do startle them, they will unroll themselves in about four seconds if you stop running or riding.

A rolled-up Armadillo in Minecraft.
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Instead, I've found that the easiest way to befriend them is to approach them slowly. Afterward, spider eyes can be used to lure them back to your base.

An Armadillo following a player carrying a Spider Eye in Minecraft.
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What are Armadillos useful for?

Aside from just looking very, very cute, Armadillos will drop Scutes. These will be dropped from the creatures either naturally every few minutes or so as they walk around, or you can use a brush to remove them a little bit quicker. Scutes can be used to make Wolf Armor which not only protects your favorite four-legged friends but can also be dyed to give your wolf pack a fashionable flair.

Looking to befriend and tame all Minecraft animals, not just Armadillos? Check out our Minecraft Animal Breeding Guides here on Pro Game Guides.


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