Minecraft is known to have a ton of in-game content for players to enjoy. It’s because of this content that gamers are kept busy, and the game is thriving as it has for over a decade now. From explorable structures like desert villages and temples to mob names like farm animals and fantasy monsters, Minecraft has it all.
Another feature that Minecraft brings to the mix is making a player feel truly at home in the game. This aspect of customization goes hand in hand with the huge amount of customization that players can do in the game.
Players can choose custom skins themselves, buy/earn and equip different types of capes, color many objects and blocks according to their tastes, and much more. One of the best features in this category is mob naming.
How players can name their animal companions in Minecraft
In Minecraft, naming a mob has only one major requirement: the Name Tag. Name Tags are rare items that can be used to name all types of mobs in the game (except Ender Dragon and other players). Whether it’s a creeper, a chicken, a wolf, or even a skeleton, players can use a name tag to name this mob.
The main purpose of a name tag, besides naming a mob, is to keep that mob from disappearing. The game has a “mob cap” feature, which does not allow more than a certain number of mobs to spawn. Name tags prevent a mob from vanishing, even if the vanishing conditions are met.
Players can use the following steps to name a mob using a name tag
- Place the name tag inside an anvil. Players should ensure they have experience points to use for this process.
- Edit the name tag name from the slot above the item slots, where the words “Name Tag” are written.
- The amount of XP deducted will be displayed on the bottom right of the screen, and the “now named” name tag will be displayed in the slot on the right. Removing the name tag from the location will complete the naming process.
- Approach the mob to be named and press the “use” key to name it.
Name Tags can be found inside spawned loot chests inside in-game structures. Specifically, they can be found in Dungeon Chests (27.9% chance), Well Chests Mines (42.3% chance) and Woodland Manor Chests (28.3% chance). Players also have a small chance of obtaining one of these rare items by fishing and trading with Librarians.