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How to cure Zombie Villagers in Minecraft

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Zombies are everywhere in Minecraft. It is likely that they are the hostile mob you will encounter the most in dark tunnels and when walking around outside at night time or in the rain. Zombies have such an impact on the game that they also can affect and take over Villages. While they can infect your Villagers and make them hostile, you can turn them back into the peaceful trading sources. Here is how you can cure Zombie Villagers in Minecraft.

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How to cure a Zombie Villager in Minecraft

The difference between a normal Zombie and a Zombie Villager can be seen in their face. If they have the Villager’s face, they can be transformed back into a normal Villager.

To cure a Zombie Villager in Minecraft, you will need a Splash Potion of Weakness and a Golden Apple. To make a Golden Apple, you will need to craft it using an Apple and eight Gold Ingots. For the crafting recipe, place the Apple in the middle slot with the Gold Ingots surrounding it.

When you have your items, find a Zombie Villager and trap it somewhere out of the sunlight, or it will catch on fire and die. Throw your Splash Potion of Weakness at it. If you hit it, you will see some gray swirls coming up from it, showing it is affected by Weakness. Before that effect drops, pull out the Golden Apple and give it to them. The swirls will turn red, and they will transform into a Villager in about a minute or two.

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It takes a bit of waiting, but once the transformation is complete, you have another Villager to trade with and earn the Zombie Doctor achievement.

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John Hansen is a Full-time Staff Writer for Gamepur as well as a host for the YouTube channel Pixel Street Videos where he co-hosts a weekly gaming podcast and more. His favorite games include Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Breath of the Wild, Left 4 Dead 2, and Overwatch. He covers Overwatch 2 and other FPS titles, Minecraft, Sonic the Hedgehog, Legend of Zelda, and whatever zombie games are placed in front of him.