Nautili are passive mobs that spawn in oceans.


Nautili are based off the chambered nautilus and the vanilla Nautilus Shell item, and are white in color, with a brown underside, red, pink, and orange stripes on its shell, and a pale brown hood.


Nautili make no attempt to interact with any nearby players and mobs, and just aimlessly swim around. When swimming, they will float in place for a short amount of time before propelling themselves forward a great distance. Unlike squid and jellyfish, however, they seem to be capable of swimming around obstacles to some extent.

Nautili can be caught by using a water bucket on them; when this bucket is used on a block, it immediately empties, placing a source of water with the nautilus inside of it.

If a nautilus gets beached on land, it will start suffocating after 20 seconds. While on land, nautilus will not move, and will stay in place until they die; as well as this, they are extremely resistant to knockback while on land.


  • 7.0.0:
    • Introduced.
  • 7.0.1:
    • Model has been flipped so that it swims in the right direction.
  • 7.1.1:
    • Drop rate of Nautilus Shells has been increased from a 1/500 chance of dropping to a 1/25 chance of dropping (1.14+ only).
  • 8.0.0:
    • Now despawns by default again (1.14+ only).
  • 9.0.0:
    • Can now be caught in a bucket (1.14+ only).
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