How To Cure a Zombie Villager In Minecraft



Ever ventured deep into a Minecraft world, only to stumble upon a deserted village overrun by villagers with blank stares and a hunger for flesh? Well, those aren’t your friendly neighbourhood traders anymore – they’re zombie villagers!

Unlike their real-life counterparts, there’s a hidden gem in Minecraft: you can cure these zombie villagers. That’s right, with a little effort, you can transform these mindless mobs back into helpful villagers.

Not only will you be saving a villager in need, but you’ll also gain a valuable trading partner for your world! In this guide, I’ll walk you through the steps on how to cure a zombie villager in Minecraft.

We’ll cover the necessary ingredients, the curing process itself, and even some tips to maximize your chances of success.

How Do I Cure a Zombie Villager In Minecraft?

Zombie villagers. Not exactly the charming neighbours you dream of in Minecraft.  But what if I told you these shambling creatures could be cured?

That’s right, with a little effort, you can transform a moaning mess into a valuable villager for your community. Intrigued? Here’s what you need to know about curing a zombie villager:

Why Bother?

Curing a zombie villager offers several benefits:

  • Rare Trades: Cured villagers have a chance to offer unique trades, including discounts on emeralds for items and reduced prices when buying from them.
  • Booming Village: Every villager you cure increases the population of your village, which can attract iron golems to protect your newfound friends. More villagers also means more activity and potential for trade.
  • Satisfaction: Witnessing a villager shake off its zombie woes and rejoin the living is pretty darn rewarding!

The Cure: A Splash and a Snack

The curing process is a two-step tango:

  1. Weakness Potion: You’ll need a splash potion of weakness. This is brewed using a brewing stand, blaze powder, a fermented spider eye, and water bottles. The fermented spider eye is the tricky part. You’ll need to get your hands on a spider eye (dropped by spiders) and then ferment it in a compost bin with some sugar or sugarcane.
  2. Golden Apple: Craft a golden apple by combining an apple with eight gold ingots on a crafting table.

Step-by-Step Transformation

  1. Find your Patient: Locate a zombie villager. These can spawn naturally at night or in abandoned villages, or you can create one by letting a zombie kill a villager (yikes!).
  2. Containment Unit (Optional): While not essential, it can be helpful to trap the zombie villager somewhere safe and well-lit (but out of direct sunlight – zombie villagers burn!). This will prevent them from wandering off or getting attacked by other mobs.
  3. The Cure: Throw the splash potion of weakness at the zombie villager. This will temporarily weaken them. Act quickly!
  4. Golden Power: With the zombie villagers weakened, feed them the golden apple. Particles will fly, and the villager will start to shake. This is the cure in action!
  5. Patience is a Virtue: The curing process takes a few minutes. Just sit back and watch the transformation (and maybe build a celebratory bonfire for your soon-to-be villager friend).


  • Keep it Shady: Make sure the zombie villager is out of direct sunlight throughout the curing process. Sunburns are no fun for anyone, even the undead.
  • Double-Check: The weakness effect only lasts a short while, so be ready to feed the golden apple as soon as you throw the potion.
  • Milk it: If you accidentally splash yourself with the weakness potion, you can drink a milk bucket to cure yourself.

By following these steps, you’ll be well on your way to curing zombie villagers and building a thriving Minecraft village! 

Remember, a little effort can turn a frightful foe into a friendly face – and a valuable trading partner. Happy curing!

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Written by Udemezue John

Hello, I'm Udemezue John, a web developer and digital marketer with a passion for financial literacy.

I have always been drawn to the intersection of technology and business, and I believe that the internet offers endless opportunities for entrepreneurs and individuals alike to improve their financial well-being.

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