How to Tame and Breed Allay in Minecraft

The Minecraft 1.19 update brought several new exciting features to the game, including the mangrove swamps, Ancient city with Warden, frogs, and much more. However, nothing captivated the community as much as the addition of Allay in Minecraft. This cute and friendly mob quickly became one of the most reliable friends in-game. However, in the beginning, there was no easy way to get more Allays other than exploring and finding them in your world. But, there is now a way to duplicate (or breed, as some like to call it) Allay in Minecraft to get hundreds of this adorable mob in no time.

Having said that, let’s dive into the world of Minecraft and learn how to breed Allays right away! We have also explained how to find the Allay mob, tame it or have it find blocks for you, and much more.

How to Tame and Breed Allay in Minecraft

What are Allays in Minecraft?

Allay is a small passive mob in Minecraft that spawns in pillager outpost and woodland mansion cages. Once freed, the Allay flies around until a player hands it an item. If a player gives Allays an item, it tries to find copies of that item and collect them for the player. Because of this helpful mechanic, you can use Allay in a variety of ways in your Minecraft world.

Where to Find an Allay in Minecraft

Allays naturally spawn in two illager structures. They are kept as prisoners in cages outside pillager outposts and inside jail cells within woodland mansions. You have a 50% chance to find one to three allays in any cell or cage. Feel free to check out our guide on where exactly you can find an Allay for more details.

How to Tame an Allay in Minecraft

Technically speaking, you can’t tame an Allay in Minecraft. But if you want this mob to follow you around just like tamed mobs, you have to hand Allay an item. You can use any common item like a button or even rare items like a diamond to get the job done.

However, when you take the item back from the Allay, it will fly away and stop following you. Alternatively, you can also use a lead on Allay to prevent it from running away even when it’s not holding an item. You can also choose to swap out and hand Allay another item to keep it around.

Items You Need to Breed or Duplicate an Allay

With the usefulness of the Allay established, check out the list of items you need to duplicate an Allay in the game:

  • 1 Allay
  • 1 Amethyst Shard
  • 1 Jukebox
  • Any music disc

You can get amethyst shards by breaking an amethyst cluster block found growing on budding amethyst in the spherical feature – geode – generated underground. Use any tool or yuour hands to break the clusters. Minecraft enchantment Fortune will yield up to 16 shards per cluster. You may also find this item in the chests located in the ancient cities.

Amethyst geode in Minecraft

The Jukebox is a craftable block that requires 8 wooden planks (of any wood type) and one diamond. Feel free to follow the recipe in the crafting table shown in the image below. Also, we have already shared the best diamond level in Minecraft to head on out and mine some to use in this recipe.

Jukebox crafting recipe

Allay is a fan of music discs and doesn’t care which one you are playing. It only wants to dance. So, try to find music discs in Minecraft to get the job done.

How to Duplicate an Allay in Minecraft

The breeding process for Minecraft Allays consists of two parts – dancing and duplication. Follow the step-by-step process explained below to duplicate an allay.

  1. To begin its duplication process, you have to bring an Allay close to a jukebox and play a music disc. As soon as the Allay hears music, it starts dancing around the jukebox until the music stops.
Dancing Allay in Minecraft
  1. This dancing mechanic only activates if the Allay is within a 10-block radius of the jukebox.
  2. Once the Allay starts dancing, it won’t get away from you, even if it’s not holding an item or isn’t tied with a lead. Then, you’ll need to give an amethyst shard to your dancing Allay by right-clicking the mob.
  3. Instead of holding the amethyst shard, the Allay will duplicate itself, consuming the shard in the process. So yeah, you don’t need to have two Allays to breed them. They are self-sufficient.
Allay Duplication in Minecraft
  1. If you give the amethyst shard to a non-dancing Allay, it holds the item and tries to look for its copies. So, you must hand the shard to the Allay before they music stops. Then, once the new Allay spawns, you can give both of them random items to hold, and they won’t fly away even when the music stops.

How to Use Allays in Minecraft

In yoyour blocky world, you can use an Allay in the following ways:

  • Every Allay in the game can be connected to note blocks. So, you can use Allay to replace hoppers or water streams in your item collection systems.
  • Most storage systems fail when you use them with a moving Redstone machine. Only the Allays can keep up.
  • At the moment, there is no way to sort non-stackable items in Minecraft other than using multiple Allays.
  • In sculk XP farms or other regular farms, the Allay can quickly collect targeted items when a mob dies.
  • Lastly, Allay is also an aesthetic addition to the game. So, having it around your Minecraft house can cheer up the atmosphere.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I breed the same Allay again in Minecraft?

Once an Allay is duplicated, you must wait at least 2.5 minutes before duplicating it again.

How many Allays do you need for breeding?

Unlike the breeding process for other mobs, you don’t need two Allays for the duplication process. You only need one dancing Allay to create its duplicate.

What is the difference between duplication and breeding?

Breeding is the process of creating a baby variant of a mob in Minecraft, and it involves the presence of two adult mobs. However, in the process of duplication, you only need one mob. It creates a fully grown version of the same mob.

What does Allay eat?

Even though it helps with duplication, an amethyst shard is not a food item for Allay. So, it can’t heal the Allay. Though, thanks to Allay’s auto-healing ability, it doesn’t need any food anyway. So, in other words, Allay doesn’t eat anything in Minecraft.

Which music disc makes the Allay dance?

Allay loves music but doesn’t have a particular taste. You can use any music disc in Minecraft to make it dance. Allay even dances on the grim “music disc 5,” which is the source of various speculations around the Ancient city portal.

Just like that, you now have the potential to create a whole army of Allays in no time. Whether you call it duplication or breeding, there is no denying the fact that Allay offers one of the easiest methods to create its copies in Minecraft. Also, try to create an automatic farm with Allays in Minecraft to understand their true potential. Having said that, how many Allays will you make? Do let us know in the comments below!

comment Comments 2
  • Marine says:

    l like moving it is so cool

  • Bob says:

    Good article, it’s just I voted copper golem.☺

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