One thing that is constant in Minecraft no matter the update: monsters. This is not a complete list of all them but here’s 5 of the most annoying Minecraft mobs in no particular order. They have always been a huge pain in my blocky backside. Ready? Let’s go!

I have to be honest; my first introduction to Minecraft on PC was not a positive one. My friend at university linked me the game and I tried it. I didn’t like it at all, from the blockiness to the pixellated graphics and an unknown purpose. I died by mining straight down. So any interest in a list of monsters or things to do was never really there.

Fast forward a couple of years and I somehow find my way to the game again. Except this time I got hooked BIG TIME. I found a great friendly server and then spent hours, days and months of gameplay on there, building cities, mining diamonds and getting killed in PvP events (fun times!).


You’re min(d)ing your own business, gathering precious resources to upgrade your gear or your living conditions, when suddenly you hear behind you the infamous ‘tsss’ sound. In a moment of panic you try to get away before the green monster on four legs can explode. Sometimes you make it with minimal damage, sometimes you don’t make it at all and lose all your hard earned things. Other times your will to live and save everything is so great that you begin to fight back. Fortunately for us, creepers are fairly easy to kill.

Did you know?

  • Creepers don’t actually touch the ground when they walk.
  • A creeper detonation will last longer if surrounded by cobwebs.
  • The creeper model was originally a failed model for a pig.


You’re running away from a cave full of creepers back to the safety of your house. Much to your dismay it’s already night, so you sprint as fast as you can to your shelter, only to find out several skeletons (affectionately also known as ‘skellingtons’) camping outside your house. You risk it anyway and eventually end up looking like a porcupine in the best case scenario. And don’t even get me started on spider jockeys or wither skeletons in the Nether!

Did you know?

  • Skeletons can’t see the player through glass or other transparent blocks or sugar cane.
  • If skeleton kills a creeper, the creeper will drop a music disc.


I have to say, Endermen are really creepy. They are a neutral mob and as long as you’re not looking at them or attacking them, they’re fine. It’s when you provoke them that they start shaking, their face changes and they shriek like a demon while teleporting all over the place. It’s not impossible to kill them, however endermen are one of those harder to kill monsters. What I find somewhat cute is their ability to pick up random blocks. In rare cases, if you’re wearing a pumpkin on your head, they might pick that up.

Did you know?

  • A group of Endermen is called a “haunting” of Endermen.
  • The name Enderman is a reference to Slenderman.
  • Most of the Endermen sounds are real people saying “Hello”, “Hi” or “What’s up?” reversed, slowed down and distorted.
  • They will always drop enderpearls if killed by an iron golem.


Ghasts are kind of cute when they are just flying around, doing those cute little happy sounds (at least that’s what I call them). They stop being cute the moment they see you and start  shooting fiery balls of hell at you. Thankfully they live only in the Nether, although if your nether portal is too big, they can travel to the overworld as well. If you’re unlucky, they can destroy your portal and then you’re kind of screwed. I feel like Ghasts are by far the worst when it comes to sounds; their screams are so creepy.

Did you know?

  • Iron golems don’t fight the ghasts or only very rarely.
  • Ghast sounds are taken from C418’s cat.
  • Ghasts can’t blow up cobblestone.

Baby zombies

Why did I choose baby zombies instead of regular zombies? The answer is simple. They are much faster, so they will nibble on your ankles before you have a chance to properly hit them. Otherwise they are actually cute running on their little legs and wearing tiny armor. My favorite thing about them has to be their ability to ride chickens.

Did you know?

  • They never grow into adult zombies.
  • They are able to fit through a 1×1 gap.

This has been my list of 5 most annoying Minecraft monsters. If you’re a Minecraft player, let me know what monsters annoy you the most in the comments below! If you are a parent, let me know what you think about the game in general!


  1. Comment by Vicky

    My son loves Minecraft, video games, legos, toys… you name it he wants it. Through him I have learned a lot, but there were a couple of new ones on this monster list that I didn’t know. 🙂 Now I have to quiz him and see if he know all 5…

    Great post Dana!

    • Comment by Dana - owner

      Hi Vicky, thank you for your comment! Oh I have an idea about how much kids love Minecraft and everything around it. My niece is 5 years old and loves it, especially the animals. She’s not as well versed with monsters, though.

      I’m glad I could provide more information for you! Let me know whether your son got all the monsters correct! 🙂

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