How to get Blue Axolotls in Minecraft

The rarest of them all.

Blue Axolotls

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Minecraft’s Axolotls come in five different colors, but you would probably only think it was four if you are just a casual player. That is because the fifth variant is scarce. The Blue Axolotl is challenging to come by, but it only gets easier from there if you do get one. Here is every way to get Blue Axolotls in Minecraft, with and without commands.

Natural Generation

There is a chance you may get fortunate and happen upon a blue Axolotl in the wild. If this happens, you should pick it up with a bucket and take it to a safe, secluded watery location to ensure it will not swim away or die. Every Axolotl spawned has a 0.083% chance of being a Blue Axolotl.

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A family of an adult Blue Axolotl, adult Cyan Axolotl and a baby Blue Axolotl
Screenshot by Gamepur

While Axolotls normally have a 50-50 chance of taking on the color of one of their parents, there is also a chance that you could end up with a baby Blue Axolotl. The chance is the same as the normal spawn rate, a low 0.083%, but breeding gives you a lot more options to try for a Blue Axolotl than exploring does.

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Once you have a Blue Axolotl, though, breeding becomes super easy. Breed your Blue Axolotl with another Axolotl of any kind, and there is a 50% chance the child will be blue due to one of the parents being blue. Once you have two Blue Axolotls, you can breed more Blue Axolotls with a 100% breeding rate.


If you would instead not go through the pain of getting a Blue Axolotl the natural way, you can quickly get a Blue Axolotl via commands. A reminder that this is considered a cheat, but sometimes that’s the route one may want to go. It great for creative mode, building servers, or making an adventure map. The command to summon a Blue Axolotl at your position is as follows:

/summon minecraft:axolotl ~ ~ ~ {Variant:4}

Be sure to capitalize the V in Variant, and do not put a space after or before the colon, or else it will not work. You can copy and paste it directly from this page if you are worried you might be spelling something wrong.