How to Find Villages in Minecraft

Everyone knows that when you find a Village in Minecraft, you ought to rejoice! The Villagers are friendly and often trade with you for valuable items. There are plenty of potential rewards waiting for you when you discover a Village.

How to Find Villages in Minecraft

If you want to learn more about finding Villages in Minecraft, you’ve come to the right place. Here, you’ll learn all you need to become an expert in finding them. We’ll also cover some questions people ask about the topic.

Minecraft: How to Find Villages?

A Village is a group of buildings that you can find naturally in the overworld. They often have Villagers, Iron Golems, cats, livestock, traders, and more. Associating with the Villagers will allow you to trade with them cheaper than usual, and you won’t be hurt by the Iron Golems.

While a Village is easy to spot from far away, you need to explore a lot to find one, as they’re randomly generated.


The best way to find a Village if you’re playing in Survival Mode is to just roam and explore. Villages are randomly generated in the overworld, so there’s no rhyme or reason as to where they appear. This is assuming you’re playing without a world seed, of course.

When roaming and exploring, you would want to find a tall spot and look around. High ground allows you to look past mountains, and you just might find a Village that way. The higher your draw distance, the further out you can see.

If you don’t have a very strong computer and can’t set draw distances too high, don’t worry. Using high ground is still much better than walking around mountains and hills.

From up high, you might notice some unnatural shapes and buildings. If you see them, confirm the direction and head over there – those shapes and buildings are likely Villages.

Using a Minecraft Seed

A seed is a code that tells the game what to create when generating a world. While the exact details may vary, each seed often has a specific landmark or feature, such as Villages and Pyramids. The type of Village also changes with every different seed you use.

To use a seed, you need to look for them online. Once you have a seed you like, start a new game in Minecraft and enter the seed. You might have to travel a bit, but eventually, you’ll find the Village you created the world for.

Some seeds, like 8638613833825887773, have two Villages on either side of the desert. Others, like 1777181425785, have forest villages near mountains. Each seed is different from the other, so there’s always a new world to explore for you.

Seeds are one of the two most convenient ways to reach a Village. It also has the benefit of having the Villages in fixed places.

Using the Minecraft Village Finder

You might be skeptical as to how a third-party app like the Minecraft Village Finder can help you locate a Village, but you can trust us that it’s effective. How does it work then?

Take a look at these instructions:

  1. Visit the Minecraft Village Finder’s website.
  2. Locate the seed of your current world by typing “/world seed.”
  3. Type the seed into the Minecraft Village Finder.
  4. The chart will change and you can find the coordinates to the closest Village to you.
  5. Start traveling to the Village.

Sounds rather easy to do. The best part is that it can search a wide area and you’ll find hundreds of Villages your seed. You can zoom in and out, and the website also gives you precise coordinates of the Villages’ locations.

Since you can enable coordinates in Minecraft, all you need to do is to travel to the coordinates and the Village will be waiting for you.

The Minecraft Village Finder works with all versions of Minecraft. You just need to switch the option on the website to make sure you’re using the right seed. Otherwise, you might end up in a lava pit instead of a Village.

Using the “Locate” Command

This command works on all Minecraft versions, such as:

  • Console Edition
  • Java Edition
  • Bedrock Edition
  • Pocket Edition
  • Windows 10 Edition
  • Education Edition

To use this command, all you have to do is open the chat window and type “/locate Village” without quotation marks. The command will give you the coordinates to the nearest Village. Now all you need to do is to head over there and start trading.

Trading With Villagers

You need emeralds to trade with Villagers. The problem with trading is that some of them try to rip you off and you won’t get your emeralds’ worth. Make sure you’re okay with the price before trading.

To trade, follow these instructions.

  1. Have some emeralds ready for trading.
  2. Go to the nearest Village.
  3. Approach a Villager.
  4. Right-click the Villager or press the left trigger on a console.
  5. Now you can trade if you want to.
  6. Repeat with other Villagers eligible for trading.

You can trade with most Villagers except for Nitwits and unemployed Villagers. However, if you give the unemployed Villager a job site block, they will become employed and you can start trading with them.

It’s recommended you trade with the same Villagers often, as they will level up. The lowest rank is Novice, and the highest is Master. The higher the Villager’s Profession Rank is, the better their rewards become.

In addition, if you manage to increase your popularity with the Villagers, they’ll offer their wares at discounted rates. This is shown when they have green sparks around them and their job site blocks when you approach them. If you’re unpopular with them, there will be storm clouds instead.

Likewise, if you’re unpopular, Villagers will charge you outrageous prices more often than not. As such, try not to destroy their things or hit them to curry favor with them.

Additional FAQs

How to Make a Village?

If you want to make a Village near your base, there are a few ways of doing so. The easiest one is to spawn a few Villagers using commands, but if you want to do it the old-fashioned way, follow these steps:

1. Build some houses for the Villagers.

2. Make sure there are beds inside for the game to register it as a house.

· For our first method, we’ll lure some Zombie Villagers.

3. You need a Splash Potion of Weakness and Golden Apple for each Zombie Villager.

4. Lure them towards your Village.

5. Throw the potion on them.

6. Feed them Golden Apples.

7. Now they’ll start trading with you and even potentially breed for more Villagers.

This method grants you discounted prices since the Villagers are grateful after you cure them. Our next method is harder, but Villagers are easier to get. You just need some patience.

1. Have a proper Village ready.

2. Make a boat.

3. Force a Villager into the boat by pushing them into it or driving it into a Villager.

4. Get into the boat and make the long trip to your Village.

5. Do it again if you want to breed the Villagers.

We did warn you that it would take longer. Boats work on the land, but they’re slow, and the mobs will be faster. This means you need to protect your Villager too.

Which Biomes Spawn Villages?

Villages all spawn naturally in these biomes:

• Plains

• Savanna

• Taiga

• Snowy Tundra

• Desert

Bedrock has a few extra ones:

• Snowy taiga

• Sunflower plains

• Taiga hills

• Snowy taiga hills

The biomes determine the type of Village as well. There are five types of Villages, being:

• Desert

• Plains

• Savanna

• Taiga

• Snowy

Is There a Village in Every Minecraft World?

Yes, there is a Village in every Minecraft world. There’s a 50% chance you’ll find a Village near the spawn point if you’re playing Java Edition. For Bedrock Edition, the chances are 66.67% instead.

As such, while you may not find one immediately, every world has a Village. You can use the Minecraft Village Finder to help you locate the one closest to you.

This Is Your New Home Now

Now that you know how to find Villages in Minecraft, and even kidnap Villagers to create your own, you’ll find life much easier than just being a lone wolf. You can trade and populate the Village so it grows in size and inhabitants. Looking for one in the wild isn’t too hard either.

What was the luckiest trade you’ve ever had? Have you ever spawned right beside a Village before? Let us know in the comments section below.

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