Want to make friends with Minecraft’s Allay mob? They are super helpful and cute little animals, love music and collect items, if you know how to use them, they can even help you automate some projects. This is based on what we know about Allay so far, at least, it is still a bit scarce.
It will take a while for us to meet Allay correctly, because the mob will arrive in Minecraft in 2022 with the new mangrove swamp and the new frog mob who live there. In the meantime, here is how Allay works, what they can do, and what you might want to use them for.
Where is Allay updated?
Allay will join Minecraft in the 1.19 wild update in 2022.
In the October 2021 Minecraft Live show, players voted him as the new Minecraft mob. The Allay defeated two other proposed mobs in the Wild Update: Glare and Iron Golem.
What does Alai do?
The Allay is a helper thug who likes to collect items. “This could be a collectible, something you made, or a block you mined,” Mojang said. You will be able to give items to Allay, and it will fly around to pick up and collect any of the same items it finds lying on the ground. However, it will not mine blocks on its own. So it can’t run to collect ore for you. What it will do is pick up the entities it finds and bring them back to you.
Allay also likes music, and you can also use it to your advantage. If you place a note block on the ground and play it, Allay will stack the items it finds there.
“We think players can use it to let Allay help you organize items or clean up areas,” Mojang explained during Minecraft Live. It sounds like Allay may have other plans that we haven’t heard of yet.
What do we not know?
So far, Mojang has only given a very quick introduction to Allay. Now, we only see it in a cute trailer animation. We don’t actually know exactly what it looks like in the game, even. We may have to wait for Mojang to start releasing a snapshot version of version 1.19 before we can see how it floats in our world.
Here are some other outstanding issues we still have with Allay:
- Where did you find Allais?
- Can you tame Allais?
- How far does Islay have to go to find the item?
- Are the Arays hostile?
When Mojang starts sharing more information about our new little helper mob next year, we will let you know more about Allay and its capabilities.