This article is about the mob found in villages. Villagers are intelligent human passive mobs that the player can trade with. Villagers wear clothing according to one of six professions, and many of these professions are subdivided into various careers. Minecraft weapon skins spawn inhabiting their villages, which spawn in several biomes such as plains, forests, savannas, deserts and taigas.
A priest villager and priest zombie villager spawn locked up in the basements of igloos, under the carpet of the floor. In Bedrock edition, the Villager and Zombie Villager inside igloo basements have random professions instead of always being priests. Villagers will breed autonomously, but need doors and need to be willing in order to spawn baby villagers. After exactly 20 minutes, the baby villager will grow up to an adult.
See this section for more information. Villagers will spawn if a player uses a splash potion of weakness on a zombie villager and then feeds it a regular golden apple. It will then shake and turn into a villager within 2-5 minutes. During the change, the zombie villager can still burn in the sun. Zombie villagers also spawn naturally in the Overworld in the same conditions as a normal zombie.
Illagers are hostile villager-like mobs that spawn in woodland mansions. There are 3 kinds: vindicators, evokers and illusioners. Illagers are considered to be outcasts from villages. Witches are hostile villager-like mobs which spawn in the Overworld according to the usual mob spawning rules. They can also spawn exclusively in witch huts, or spawn from a villager struck by lightning.
NPCs are villager-like mobs in Education Edition. Villagers do not drop anything when they die. They do not drop experience points. Upon spawning, villagers will leave their homes and begin to explore the village. Generally, they wander aimlessly inside the village during the day.