Minecraft — How to Ride Sniffers

You want to ride a Sniffer? It's totally possible, but there's a catch!

Screenshot by GameSkinny

Sniffers are fun, passive mobs in Minecraft 1.20 that sniffs out special decorative plants out of dirt and moss blocks. It’s cute and harmless, but you can’t tame it in Minecraft just yet. You can hatch them from Sniffer Eggs and even breed them using Torchflower Seeds. It’s also possible to ride them, but there’s a catch. So, keep reading our guide if you want to know how to ride Sniffers in Minecraft.

How to Ride Sniffers in Minecraft 1.20

Screenshot by GameSkinny

Riding a Sniffer is possible only in Creative Mode. I had to use a special command to be able to get on top of the Sniffer’s back and ride it. Note that you can’t control it in this position, as there’s no saddle involved. But I was able to just sit and enjoy, letting Sniffer move around with myself on its back while searching for decorative plants in the moss.

If you like the idea of riding a Sniffer, then here’s what you need to do:

  1. Start a survival world in Creative Mode.
  2. Approach an adult Sniffer, and stay close to it.
  3. Press the “T” key to open the console.
  4. Enter the following command:
    • /ride [username] mount @e[type=minecraft:sniffer,limit=1,distance=..10]
  5. Press “Enter” to confirm.

If you’ve done everything right, you should immediately appear on the Sniffer’s back. If you decide to dismount the Sniffer, then press Left Shift. If this doesn’t work for you, then use the following command instead:

  • /ride [username] dismount

It’s possible that in the future, Mojang will add the ability to tame and ride Sniffers in Survival Mode using a saddle. But this hasn’t been announced or confirmed yet, so Creative Mode is your only option for now. That’s everything you need to know on how to ride Sniffers in Minecraft. Stay tuned for more Minecraft tips and tricks articles right here.

About the author

Serhii Patskan

Sergey has been a freelancer in the video games industry for more than five years, writing for various publications around the world. His favorite games are MtG, Dark Souls, Diablo, and Divinity: Original Sin.