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Minecraft: How to Cure a Zombie Villager?

Zombie trouble?

Are Minecraft Villagers turning into brain-eating maniacs? Zombie villagers are formed when a zombie attacks a normal villager. Sometimes there are even naturally spawned Zombie Villagers as well as ones that are Spawned by Spawn Eggs. Zombie villagers themselves don’t behave any different as compared to a normal zombie. The only noticeable difference is the fact that zombie villagers retain the clothes of their individual professions albeit in a torn and tattered fashion. They also do not convert to Drowned after being submerged, unlike normal zombies. Naturally spawned zombie villagers also have random professions that change once they are cured. In this guide, we will explain how to cure a Zombie Villager on Minecraft.  Look no further as we tell you tips about how to cure these rabid blocky boys and girls. Here’s our guide to cure a Zombie Villager.

How to Cure a Zombie Villager in Minecraft?

Minecraft Zombie Villager Guide

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but, a golden apple keeps the zombie villager away. Zombie villagers are cured by using a Golden Apple when the villager is under the spell of Weakness. Weakness can be applied by any of the following:

  1. A splash potion of Weakness thrown by either a player or a witch.
  2. A tipped arrow.
  3. An area effect cloud of Weakness from a lingering potion.
  4. An area effect cloud of Weakness from a creeper explosion.

If the procedure is successful, then you will hear a loud sizzling sound followed by the villager shuddering. This entire procedure takes around 3-5 minutes during which the villager behaves like a normal zombie. Depending on the mode of the game the Zombie Villager gains Strength I, II, and III in Easy, Normal, and Hard while converting. If the Zombie Villager was wearing any armor or wielding items such as tools or weapons, they will disappear when the villager is cured. However, any items they had picked up are dropped.

One of the best things however is that the cured villagers offer massive discounts to the player that cured them. These discounts last permanently. So go around being a good Samaritan and reap the rewards!

While you’re going around giving golden apples to brain-hungry villagers check out how to disenchant enchanted items or how to quickly craft a hopper.