Discovering a village in Minecraft is one of the most gratifying in-game experiences. It allows you to escape hostile mobs, provides materials to build a house, and even harvest the existing farmland immediately. Furthermore, you’ll encounter friendly creatures named villagers, which you can trade with and even breed. The biggest obstacle with villages is that they spawn randomly, usually far apart. On the other hand, their location is determined when you create the world and remains fixed. With that said, here’s how to find a village in Minecraft.
1. Find a village in Minecraft by exploring
Are you the type of person who doesn’t like things that come easy? This method is for you, then.
Biomes where villages spawn
Minecraft villages can appear in these biomes:
- Snowy tundra
- Sunflower plains (Bedrock Edition only)
- Taiga hills (Exclusive to Bedrock Edition)
- Snowy taiga hills (Bedrock Edition only)
- Snowy taiga (Bedrock Edition only)
1. Survival Mode
While you can search for villages on foot, we suggest you start breeding horses in Minecraft before you embark on the journey. It’s a good idea to carry a boat if you need to scale large bodies of water. Also, bring weapons and enough food to feed the horses and eventually villagers. When you’re ready to go, climb the tallest hill you can find, and look in all directions. We recommend you increase the Draw Distance (in Minecraft Display Settings) if your computer, console, or device can handle it.
2. Creative Mode
Minecraft village discovery is drastically easier and faster in Creative Mode. After all, you can explore the world by flying at rapid speeds.
2. Discover the nearest Minecraft village via command
Need to detect the nearest Minecraft village and teleport there instantaneously? This method will serve you perfectly, then.
1. Locate the nearest village
Start by enabling Minecraft cheats. Then, enter an appropriate Minecraft command into the chat. To be more precise, detecting the closest village in Minecraft works like this:
- Open the chat console.
- Type the following command:
- Make sure “V” in “Village” is a capital letter. Press Enter.
- You’ll get feedback resembling Located Village at x y z. For example, Located Village at 123 456 789.
- Tip. If the y-coordinate is displayed as (y?), that means the altitude/elevation of the village is unknown.
2. Teleport to the village
Now’s the time to teleport to village coordinates you obtained in Minecraft:
- Open chat again, and type the following command:
/teleport player-name x y z
- Replace this with relevant data. For example, a player named “GamesBap” will use this command:
/teleport GamesBap 123 70 456
- Tip. Because y-coordinate is usually unknown, you’ll have to guess it. The numbers between 70 and 80 are usually above ground, but not too high. Be prepared to either dig quickly or prevent/mitigate fall damage.
- Press Enter and you’ll be instantly transported to the location of the closest village.
3. Finding a village in Minecraft via third-party tools
Tired of traveling from one village to another? Luckily, there’s a way to see all Minecraft villages at once. Every Minecraft world you create or a map you download and install has a seed number that can be used to recreate it. We discussed how many seeds exist and how to obtain your seed number as the last FAQ of our Minecraft game article. There are dedicated online tools that can analyze this seed number and display village location coordinates and types.
What do you recommend?
Although we’re not affiliated in any way, an often-used tool is ChunkBase Village Finder. Enter the seed, select the game version, and match village colors to type before teleporting to the coordinates in-game.