Minecraft is a pretty challenging game, especially when it comes to making the people and creatures in the world do what you want them to do. When you first create a world, you will come across at least one Village in your travels and you might want to take some of the inhabitants back to your base for easy access to their goods.
There are really three main methods to easily move Villagers: by moving them in a Boat, a Minecart, or using Beds to move them to where you want them to be. The Villagers are pretty dumb so they will pretty much follow you around anywhere as long as you know what you are doing.
Most people don’t really know that you can take Villagers back to your base and use them for their shops. You can trap them in a room and you can trade items with them that will help you a lot in the future. Here are all the different methods and ways to transport Villagers in Minecraft.
What methods should you use to easily move Villagers?
There are 3 pretty simple ways to transport Villagers, but the only downside is that it is going to take you a while. If you are successful in transporting them, you will be rewarded by having a permanent shop where you can trade whatever items you can.
You just have to make sure to check out the specific Villager’s goods before you go through all the trouble of transporting them because it might not be worth it in the long run. All these methods are pretty simple to do and you most likely already know how to do them, but here they are:
1. Move them in a Boat
Moving them in a Boat is probably the one way most people know how to do. It can be a little slow and tedious, but it is the best way to ensure your Villagers will be safe on the journey. The plus for moving them in a Boat is that you can go over land and water with them.
Just be careful to not hit them if you do end up getting into the boat with them. If you do get in, make sure you don’t have any weapons out so you don’t kill them if they are low on health. If you don’t know what else to use, just use a boat. It is the most reliable way to move them.
2. Move them in a Minecart
Minecarts are definitely the fastest way to move them, but it does take a lot of setting up to make it work properly. If your base is far, you are going to need to build a very long track from the Village to your base. It is a little tedious at first, but it is definitely the best way to transport your Villagers around.
You might need to dig through mountains or build over large bodies of water to get them where they need to go, but once you have everything built, you can even use the track yourself to get back and forth. It is definitely worth it to build the track for yourself because it is a fast way of travel that is very cheap to craft.
3. Move them with beds
This is one of the longest and hardest methods to do because you need to build a ton of beds. The Villagers do move towards beds so what you can do is every 30 blocks, set up a bed, and slowly destroy each one to make the Villagers move to the next one.
The plus to this method is that you can move multiple Villagers at once, but it is scary because they aren’t protected from any mobs. They can easily be attacked if you aren’t watching them at all times, and it is not like they can protect themselves. It is a good method, but you should probably stick to an easier one just in case.
How to move Villagers through the Nether
Moving Villagers through the Nether is absolutely terrifying if you don’t put the necessary precautions in beforehand. Yes, you can move them through the Nether, but it is going to take some work for you to get every Villager through safely.
The first thing you are going to want to do is to determine the distance from either Nether portal. Find a good route between them and make better routes through tunnels to make it an even faster one. You are going to want to use Minecarts for this because it is going to be the fastest method in this area.
Make a track leading to the other portal that lets no mobs in and it is safe from the Ghasts explosions. We would say the best option is to dig under the ground because Netherack doesn’t take that long to dig and it is the safest way to transport your Villagers.
If you don’t, make sure you cover the track in some harder material like cobblestone or any material you think will be the safest. Just make sure that the Villagers won’t get harmed by any of the mobs around the track.
How to move Villagers uphill
This is a much easier thing to do than sending them through the Nether, but it will also take some work to do. If you need to get them up a hill it a mountain, you will also need some tracks. You can do it with a Boat, but you will need to set up a Redstone Piston system that is very tedious to craft.
The best thing to do is build a Minecart Track all the way up to the height you want it to be and take the Villager up that way. It will be worth your time when you finally do it because of all the good loot you can trade the Villager for once you get them to your base.
If it is a mountain you want them to get up, consider building a track all the way around it so that it is easy to reach the top as quickly as possible. A Minecart is much easier to use than a boat when trying to get Villagers uphill.
How to move Villagers long distances
Moving Villagers long distances can be a little annoying especially if you don’t want to risk them dying along the way. The best way to move Villagers long-distance is either through the Nether like we said before, or over a body of water on a boat.
It is an extremely fast way to move, and it only takes a boat. Setting up a track will take you a long time, but building a boat just takes a few blocks of wood and you are ready to go. If you do take the Villagers through the Nether, good luck, but it is much faster because 1 block in the Nether is 8 blocks in the overworld.
It does take a lot less time but it is more dangerous, especially with the relatively new update adding new biomes to it. If you are going to go long distances, just go by boat in the water, otherwise, think about making a track to save time later on.
Can you lure Villagers?
Yes, you can. The only way to lure Villagers towards you is to hold an Emerald Block. It will make them follow you just like Wheat is to Cows. It is a simple way to get them to follow you but it is difficult since you have to be holding the block for them to follow you.
At least with other methods, they are safe in a Boat of Minecart, but they are wandering with the only thing keeping them going is the block in your hand. It is a good way to take them to your base if it isn’t too far.
If you do want to use it all the way, take a boat with you and if you need to put the block away, just throw them into the boat and they will be secure. Make sure everything is all good and then get ready to proceed on your journey.
Once you are ready to transport them destroy the boat and then lure them all the way to your base. Just remember to always watch them so they don’t wander off or get killed by a mob randomly hiding in a nearby forest.
Does it matter which Villager you take?
Absolutely, it does. You always need to look at what each Villager is ready to trade because you might just lure a Villager with terrible trading prices and you realize that you wasted a ton of time for no reason. Always look at what they are trading because you might find a Villager with some amazing trades.
Always look for Villagers with great trading prices because it will benefit you a ton in the future. The trading items are always random so if you can’t find a good seed with amazing trades, there are always lists of good seeds online or you can just make a new world and test the trades to see if they are worth it.
What are the easiest biomes to transport Villagers in?
If you want to know which biomes are the easiest to transport Villagers in, here is a list of all the main biomes, besides the Nether and the End, and the difficulty it takes to transport in each one:
- Plains – This is the default biome and it is probably going to be one of the easiest biomes to transport Villagers in. There aren’t too many enemies and the difficulty is relatively easy.
- Forest – This biome is right next to the Plains biome so you might need to go through it if your base is nearby. It is a lot harder to bring Villagers through here since there are a lot of mobs around, even in the day time.
- Jungle – This is probably one of the hardest biomes to bring a Villager through because of all the large trees and brush absolutely everywhere. If you have to trek through it, good luck, but try to go around it if you can.
- Mountains – This is a little bit easier to trek than the Jungle, but it is pretty challenging to go through. There is a lot of open space, but the inclines are by far the worst out of all the other biomes.
- Desert – This is the same as the Plains when it comes to transport because it is relatively flat most of the way. There are not as many mobs as the plains so it will be extremely easy to transport Villagers through it.
- Taiga – This biome is similar to the Forest, but it is easier to get through because all the trees are pretty spaced out from eachother. It is a relatively flat biome as well.
- Snowy Tundra – This is another very open biome that is easy to transport, but there are Polar Bears so you really need to watch out for the animals in the area. There are also pockets full of water so keep an eye out for those.
- Swamp – This is probably one of the worst biomes to transoprt through because there are lily pads in the water and it is full of mobs. Witches are also in the area and can kill you very quickly.
- Savannah – This biome is not super hard to transport in, but it also isn’t easy. There are a lot of mountains and caves, and there are some animals there that are dangerous as well.
- Badlands – This biome is pretty rare to find, but it is like a desert with more mountains, and has orange sand. It usually had a river running through it so its not too difficult to transfer Vilagers through.
- Beach – This biome is obviously by the ocean and it is extremely easy to traverse because you can just follow the land to wherever your base is.
- River – This biome is another extremely easy one to traverse because all you need is a boat and your all set. Travel is extremely fast and easy to manuever.
- Hills – This biome is just like the plains except it has a lot more hills, hence the name. It is not super easy to traverse, but if you get a lof of flat areas in it, it can be pretty easy.
- Ocean – This is the easiest biome to travel in because it is all water. You just place the VIllager in the boat, and you are on your way. It is even better if you have your base on an island as well.