Capture mobs and get eggs legitimately:

Version: 3.18

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MobCatcher allows players to capture mobs and get the corresponding spawn eggs. This is useful for trading and transporting mobs from player to player or even across worlds. As well as having a configurable capture item, MobCatcher also boasts configurable mob types and item costs per capture, bringing a new economic value to mob types both peaceful and hostile. MobCatcher is able to store and recall mob specific data saved to specific spawn eggs. This means things like capturing and spawning colored sheep, baby animals, and tamed wolves is possible! This is done via a separate .dat file which saves data for each mob and removes it when that mob is spawned.Try it out on your server today!

This plugin collects basic usage information for You may opt out in the generated pluginMetrics config file.


  • Capturing configurable mob types
  • Saves mob data to specific spawn eggs (color, age, tamed, etc.)
  • Spout custom spawn eggs
    • Spout textures via automatic dropbox download. May be disabled in config file
  • Respects Towny regions
  • Getting spawn eggs without creative mode
  • Makes spawn eggs throwable
  • Configurable capture item, including projectiles
  • Configurable costs for every mob type
  • Sign-based mob protection
  • Vault Economy support!
  • Percent Chance for captures
  • Eggs are used up after spawning a mob
  • Dispensers can shoot spawn eggs at higher speeds
  • Doesn't interfere with players in Creative Mode

Help Pages

Permissions Nodes
Config File Help
Sign-Based Protection Help
Bukkit Forums


All you have to do is hold an egg (configurable) and left click on the mob you wish to capture. Its really that easy.

/mobc - Displays all command usage
/mobc item - Displays Capture item setting
/mobc clean - Removes data from a spawn egg itemstack.
/mobc projectiles - Displays current projectile settings
/mobc settings [mob type] - Displays settings
/mobc worlds - Displays which worlds MobCatcher is enabled in
/mobc area - displays how many Protection Signs the player is within the radius of
/mobc resetsigndata - Deletes all saved sign data

For help with the config file and permissions nodes, see the corresponding pages here.


Version 3.18

  • Updated for 1.7.10-R0.1 #3105
  • Fixed bug: MustBeKilled now working properly
  • Fixed bug: Mob drops are now properly cancelled for killed captures
  • Fixed bug: Mobs captured with MustBeKilled now spawn back with full health

Version 3.17

  • Updated for 1.7.9-R0.1 #3078

Version 3.16

  • Updated for 1.7.5-R0.1 Dev #3039

For earlier changes, see Files Page

MobCatcher will NOT work if you are not using the version of CB it was intended for. Due to the Bukkit "safeguard' system, MobCatcher will break every version change. Do NOT post tickets or comments about ClassNotFoundExceptions or infinite spawning glitches as these are caused by you using the wrong version.

Before posting a bug, check your server console for a giant red error message.

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  • Avatar of Malikk65 Malikk65 Oct 11, 2015 at 01:57 UTC - 1 like

    @Spectatore: Go

    That's correct, assuming you're using the Lite version. If you want mob data to be saved, you need to purchase the full version on SpigotMC, unfortunately.

    [MobCatcher Logo] Check out my plugins on SpigotMC! MobCatcher and EpicGlass now for 1.8 [MobCatcher Logo]

  • Avatar of Spectatore Spectatore Oct 03, 2015 at 12:52 UTC - 0 likes

    Please Help, I have been trying to find the problem for an hour now and I really can't see whats wrong. Every mob i captured has the message in the bottom saying - MobCatcher Lite: NO DATA SAVED(in red) and when I run the server - [MobCatcher] signdata file and mobdata files are empty why is it saying that? I don't even have the "giant red error message" or any crash reports. And I'am using the correct version.

  • Avatar of Malikk65 Malikk65 Mar 27, 2015 at 23:32 UTC - 0 likes

    Looks like I accidentally uploaded the full version here as well. All I can say is "You're Welcome" to those of you who downloaded it in time, lol.

    Lite builds for both 1.8.0 and 1.8.3 are now uploaded and awaiting approval.

  • Avatar of Malikk65 Malikk65 Mar 25, 2015 at 21:49 UTC - 0 likes

    The latest builds of the full and lite versions for both 1.8.0 and 1.8.3 are now available on SpigotMC.

    I suppose I'll continue uploading the lite version here for the time being since people are still downloading it.

  • Avatar of wd40bomber7 wd40bomber7 Mar 15, 2015 at 18:35 UTC - 0 likes

    In the mean time, I wrote a like 10 line plugin to add a permission node to changing the type of spawners using spawn eggs.


    Required permission to change spawners: spawnegg.allowspawner

    plugin file:

    Last edited Mar 15, 2015 by wd40bomber7
  • Avatar of Malikk65 Malikk65 Mar 12, 2015 at 00:41 UTC - 0 likes

    @harshmm123: Go

    The next version will definitely have permissions nodes for that, over on SpigotMC

  • Avatar of harshmm123 harshmm123 Mar 12, 2015 at 00:34 UTC - 0 likes

    Currently, all players can right click a spawner with a spawn egg (even ones from this plugin) and change the spawner type. Could you perhaps add an option to disable that for non-op players, or players without a certain permission?

  • Avatar of Malikk65 Malikk65 Feb 23, 2015 at 00:06 UTC - 0 likes

    @VariousArtist: Go

    EggCatcher doesn't accomplish half of the features that the full version of MobCatcher has. You can use whichever plugin you like, but I think a quick look at the download numbers will tell you which is the better plugin.

    Last edited Feb 23, 2015 by Malikk65
  • Avatar of VariousArtist VariousArtist Feb 22, 2015 at 12:47 UTC - 0 likes

    @Malikk65: Go

    Yet another good reason to use EggCatcher instead! Thanks for info.

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  • Avatar of Malikk65 Malikk65 Feb 22, 2015 at 11:06 UTC - 0 likes

    I've released a version of MobCatcher Lite over here. Once it's approved you can use it on 1.8, but it won't have all the features of the full version. Head over to Spigot to get the full version for minecraft 1.8.


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