10 Mob and Entity Mods for Minecraft (Forge)

Forge mods that add new mobs, pets, and villagers to Minecraft!
Britt Britt (156)

Minecraft is a sandbox game that lets you explore and wander to your heart’s content. That world usually includes various wildlife and even villagers. However, sometimes you want more variety in your gameplay. Which is where this mod list comes in!

This guide will go through mods available for Minecraft Forge that add new mobs, pets, and villagers to Minecraft. While some add fantastical beasts, others improve upon Minecraft villagers. So whether you’re hosting a survival multiplayer server or you’re playing alone, you’ll find a mod that opens up your world even more!

Note that the game versions available may change since the time of publishing. Most photos were taken using BSL Shaders and Optifine in 1.16.5.

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ice and fire dragons forge mod minecraft

By alex1the1666

Game Version: 1.16

If you’re running a server that’s fantasy or medieval themed, you need the Ice and Fire mod. I will warn that it is a large mod, so consider filling your modpack with smaller mods along with this one. Ice and Fire adds dragons and other mythical creatures to the world, such as Gorgons, Sirens, and Sea Serpents!

minecolonies forge mod minecraft

By H3lay

Game Versions: 1.12, 1.14, 1,15, 1.16

For players that want to feel more accomplishment by making progress in Minecraft can benefit from MineColonies. This is an interactive building mod that lets you create a town within Minecraft. Each colony features NPC workers like guards, bakers, couriers, composters, and more. This is a perfect mod for Empires or KingdomCraft SMPs!

inventory pets forge mod minecraft

By Purplicious_Cow_

Game Versions: 1.12,1.15, 1.16

While these pets that live in your inventory are adorable, they’re also useful tools to help you in-game! With over 50 Inventory Pets available, players can search around the world to collect them all or just craft them with resources. Each pet is unique with their own effects, buffs, weapons, and utilities. Just make sure you remember to feed them!

better animals plus forge mod minecraft

By cybercat5555

Game Versions: 1.12, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16

This mod adds much needed passive, neutral, and hostile mobs to the Minecraft world. Instead of weirdly empty forests, you’ll find squirrels, deer, and bears watching your every move. Better Animals Plus also adds in a few cosmetic items and food!

alexs mobs forge mod minecraft

By alex1the1666

Game Version: 1.16

I highly recommend pairing this with Better Animals Plus. While a couple mobs might be similar, it adds variety to the world! Plus, Alex’s Mobs includes some fantastical creatures that add some spice to a server world. It comes with an Animal Dictionary which provides information for each creature and how to acquire special drops.

slimier slimes forge mod minecraft

By Patrigan

Game Version: 1.16

Slimier Slimes adds Terraria inspired slime mob variants to the world. Slime variants spawn throughout the world instead of just in a slimechunk, and come in smaller sizes (which I can confirm as dangerous). There are also slime blocks underground, which have a chance to spawn slime when broken.

waddles penguins forge mod minecraft

By Girafi

Game Versions: 1.12, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16

This is a very important mod. What does it do? It adds Adélie penguins to icy biomes. As I said, very important (and adorable).

more villagers forge mod minecraft

By SameDifferent

Game Version: 1.16

After some time on a server, trades with Minecraft villagers can get boring. More Villagers adds multiple new jobs for villagers, along with workstations and unique trades. Some professions you’ll see are netherologist, forester, engineer, florist, and hunter!

upgrade aquatic forge mod minecraft

By TeamAbnormals

Game Versions: 1.14, 1.15, 1.16

While the aquatic update for Minecraft was great, it can feel repetitive and lacking the more you play Minecraft. The Upgrade Aquatic mod adds variety to your world’s waters with new mobs, items, and even upgrades to underwater biomes.

upgrade aquatic forge mod minecraft

By MrCrayfish

Game Versions: 1.15, 1.16

Tired of those annoying wandering traders? Goblin Traders is here to save the day with two new goblins to interact with. Both the Goblin Trader and the Vein Goblin Trader have unique, and sometimes powerful, trades that you won’t find from any villager.

Find your way back to death!
Britt Britt (156)
10 minutes

With the Wild Update, game version 1.19, new items and blocks were added to Minecraft and the recovery compass was one of them! What does it do? Read here to find out.