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What Do Dolphins Eat In Minecraft?

Dolphins are neutral mobs in Minecraft that you can befriend by feeding them. Sounds easy, right? But, What do Dolphins eat in Minecraft? Let us explain. 

What Do Dolphins Eat In Minecraft?

Mobs are a significant part of Minecraft. One day you will find yourself fighting hostile mobs like the creepers and zombies, while the other day, you might be befriending an Enderman or a Dolphin. As confusing as it might sound, that’s what makes Minecraft such a rewarding experience. 

Dolphins are neutral mobs in Minecraft that are found in ocean biomes. Dolphins are amiable characters, and they can help the player a lot in specific ways. If dolphins can help you, it would be fitting to give them some food in return. But what do dolphins eat in Minecraft? Let’s find out. 

What Do Dolphins Eat In Minecraft? 

You can feed dolphins raw fish in Minecraft and be friends with them after you have fed them for a significant amount of time. 

What Do Dolphins Eat In Minecraft?

Dolphins in Minecraft typically eat raw salmon or raw cod. You can easily find these types of fish in different water bodies. Dolphins will only eat the food that is fed to them by the players as they don’t go hunting for their own food in Minecraft. 

If you are on the lookout to gather some food to feed a dolphin, you would want to look in any of the ocean biomes. Raw Salom and Raw cod are straightforward to find and hunt in Minecraft. After locating them, you can choose to fish for them. Or, you can take the more aggressive approach and kill them with your melee weapon. 

Either way, that’s what you will need to do if you are trying to feed a Dolphin. 

How To Feed A Dolphin In Minecraft

After you have gathered your raw salmon or raw cod, the next step is to feed the dolphins. It’s an easy job since you just have to drop it near the water’s edge or in the middle of the water body, the dolphin is. 

Feeding any dolphin on land is not the best idea since dolphins in Minecraft don’t fair well outside water. So, try not to drag them to shore with your fishing rod.

What Happens When You Feed a Dolphin in Minecraft

What Do Dolphins Eat In Minecraft?

After a dolphin turns into your companion, there are a few distinct benefits that you’ll be able to gain out of their companionship. They are:

Aquatic Bodyguard

A dolphin will start protecting you against hostile aquatic mobs like the Guardians after you befriend it. While they do not deal a lot of damage, they can soak up quite a few hits before they eventually go down. This gives you a window to escape, or (hopefully) fight back and protect your new friend.

Treasure Hunter 

The dolphins that you feed can also lead you to hidden treasures. All you have to do is follow a dolphin that you have fed. It will lead you to the nearest buried treasure, ocean ruin, or shipwreck. The rarity of the loot you find inside is contingent solely on luck. 

Note: Players on the Bedrock Edition of Minecraft will also gain the Echolocation achievement if they hunt treasure using dolphins. 

Speed Boost

Dolphins also provide you with a speed boost if you swim alongside them. This allows you to traverse the sea far more quickly than you could with a boat or just by swimming alone. Companionship does have its merits, eh? 


Feeding dolphins in Minecraft is relatively easy and offers several benefits that a player can enjoy afterward. All the player needs to look for is some raw salmon or raw cod, which dolphins also drop after you kill them. Imagine feeding another dolphin the same raw cod you picked up from their friend’s body. Yikes!

So, that brings an end to this guide. We tried to cover everything that you can feed a dolphin in Minecraft and its after-effects. 

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