How to Find and Use Allay in Minecraft Java and Bedrock

A gift of the latest Minecraft 1.19 update, the Allay takes the title of the newest and cutest mob in the game. It can find items for you, work as a portable chest, and you can even make automatic farms with Allay. But unfortunately, most players are yet to meet the cute Allays due to their rare spawn locations. In an attempt to solve that issue and help you meet Allay, we have covered where to find an Allay and take it home with you. So let’s stop beating around the bush and figure out how to find and use Allay in Minecraft.

Get and Use Allay in Minecraft (Updated June 2022)

Our methods work in the same way on both Bedrock and Java editions. So, as long as you are in the right location, you can easily find Allay in-game. There are multiple mechanics based around the Allay and we will cover some common uses of this mob in this article. You can use the table below to explore each of them at your convenience.

Note: This article was last updated on June 7th at 9:50 AM PST after the release of the Minecraft 1.19 update to all users.

Where Does Allay Spawn in Minecraft

In Minecraft, the only way to find an Allay is by looking in cages of pillager outposts and the woodland mansions. Both are hostile structures that generate in the overworld, but the latter is rarer and usually has a higher number of Allays. So, if you want to get an Allay quickly, looking for pillager outposts is the easiest option.

Pillager Outposts

Pillager outposts are common Illager structures in the game that mostly spawn on and around mountains. You can also find them in the desert biome from time to time. They are the home of hostile mob Pillagers that, as per the game’s lore, are enemies of Minecraft villagers.

Allay in Pillager Outpost

But these tower-like outposts don’t spawn by themselves. Instead, they are almost always surrounded by a few wooden cages. There’s a 50% chance of you either finding an Allay or an Iron Golem within these cages. You can find up to three Allay in a single cage. At times, the cages can be empty as well. Unlike other cages, the difference in an Allay cage is that it’s covered from the top. Once you find it, you can easily break it to free the Allay.

In comparison to a woodland mansion, it’s easier to get an Allay from the Pillager outpost as there are fewer and weaker hostile mobs here. Moreover, the cage usually spawns on the outer edge of the hostile area. So, you can even steal an Allay without alerting the Pillagers.

Woodland Mansions

As the name reveals, woodland mansions are mansion-like structures with multiple floors and a lot of rooms. Within these rooms is a cage room that has multiple Allays trapped inside. You can find almost a dozen Allays that spawn in a cage room, and there can be up to two such rooms in one mansion.

But, as you might expect, the mansions are much more dangerous than the outposts. There are powerful mobs on each of its floors, so you have to deal with them while freeing Allays. However, the additional loot in mansions is worth the extra effort.

Where Can You Find an Allay in Minecraft?

Allays never spawn in the open in the Minecraft world. You can only find them inside the above-described cage rooms. So, you should focus on the biomes that spawn with these structures.

In terms of Minecraft biomes, you can find a pillager outpost in:

  • Any biome that generations a village
  • Grove
  • Snowy Slopes
  • Jagged Peaks
  • Frozen Peaks
  • Stony Peaks
  • Snowy Taiga (Bedrock only)
  • Sunflower Plains (Bedrock only)

Meanwhile, a woodland mansion can only spawn in the dark forest biome.

How to Get Allay to Follow You in Minecraft

Once you have found the cage, getting Allay to follow you is simple. As long as you give an item to the Allay, it will follow you indefinitely. The item can be anything from common blocks to the rarest Minecraft ores. You just have to be quick about it, or else the Allay will freely fly into the open world.

In order to get an Allay to follow you, you have to look at it while holding an item. Then you need to right-click or use the secondary action key to hand the item to the Allay. After that, unless there are copies of that item dropped nearby, the Allay will hold the item and follow you around.

How to Get an Item Back from Allay

As you already know, if you give an item to the Allay, it collects similar items and throws them at you or note blocks. But what if you want the original item back? To get your original item back, you just have to right-click or use the secondary action key on the Allay while being empty-handed.

Once the Allay is empty-handed, you can hand it some other item to keep it around. The Allay might run away after some time if you don’t give it anything else to find. The simplest thing to do is give it a soil or wood block, both of which are abundant in Minecraft.

How to Use the Allay in Minecraft

The Allay has a variety of uses in the game, and some of the common ones include:

  • You can use Allays to create an automatic collection and sorting system even for non-stackable items. We already have a handy guide in place on how to use Allay in automatic Minecraft farms.
  • An Allay can hold a full stack of items and even an ender chest. So, you can easily use them as a portable storage option.
  • While mining and exploring areas, you can collect and find rare items using an Allay. Well, as long as you already have a copy of that item first. You don’t need to go out looking for common resources yourself anymore.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Tame an Allay in Minecraft?

Technically speaking, you can’t “tame” the Allay. But you can give it any item to ensure that it never leaves your side.

In Which Update Will Allay Be Added to Minecraft?

Allay is part of the new Minecraft 1.19: The Wild Update, which is expected to release sometime next month or in June. But you can get Allay early in Minecraft using our linked guide.

Can the Allay Collect Diamonds in Minecraft?

An Allay can collect and find any items that you hand to it. It can be a diamond, a sword, and even the powerful command block in Minecraft.

Does Allay Duplicate Items?

While Allay can find copies of items for you, it can’t create duplicates of them. You have to depend upon the natural spawning of the items to get their copies in the game.

How Rare is a Woodland Mansion?

Woodland mansions are one of the rarest structures in the game. They are even rarer to come across than the mushroom fields biome, even though it’s the rarest biome in the game.

Find and Use Allays in Minecraft Today

With that, you now know how to find and use Allay in Minecraft 1.19. Just make sure to build a Minecraft house big enough to keep all of the Allays you find. On the contrary, if you are not interested in the cute Allay, you can also try to meet the Warden in Minecraft. It’s also a part of the Minecraft 1.19 update, but unlike Allay, it is a hostile mob that can kill you with merely one hit. Moreover, you have to visit the scary ancient city in Minecraft 1.19 to find them. So, before you bet your life on the adventure, make sure that you know how to defeat the Warden in Minecraft. With that said, how are you planning to use the Allay once you find it? Tell us in the comments below!

Comments 3
  • Eternitygray says:

    I have an underground village with a slime problem. Im using iron golems to deal with the slimes and i am seeking allays to grab the slime balls for a dynamic slime farm

  • Anna says:

    cool now i know where to find an allay thanks for the info

  • Sahil kumar says:

    That is amazing

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