Capture mobs and get eggs legitimately:

Version: 3.18

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.

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  • 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 Max2461 Max2461 May 03, 2014 at 02:21 UTC - 0 likes

    @Malikk65: Go

    It doesn't work for me at all.

  • Avatar of Malikk65 Malikk65 May 03, 2014 at 00:02 UTC - 0 likes

    @Max2461: Go

    @FatherSouth: Go

    I really haven't been worrying about it since I've gotten reports that the most recent build works just fine over the recent bukkit versions. If it stops working and there's still no beta build I'll go ahead and update it.

    My Plugins: MobCatcher, EpicGlass, Shield

  • Avatar of Max2461 Max2461 May 02, 2014 at 20:31 UTC - 0 likes

    I agree with FatherSouth, i have been waiting for this plugin for weeks, i miss using it.

  • Avatar of FatherSouth FatherSouth May 02, 2014 at 14:13 UTC - 0 likes

    So, it's been 3 months since the last craftbukkit beta, and 1 month since they updated to 1.7.9. Is there any way that you can reconsider only updating for beta builds? It's looking increasingly likely that there won't be a beta build before 1.8.

  • Avatar of Malikk65 Malikk65 Apr 27, 2014 at 00:55 UTC - 0 likes

    @Hawnu: Go

    That's really quite surprising that it works over all those versions. Seems like theyre going a little lax with the whole 'safeguard', but you won't here me complain.

    You'll get my warnings in your console when you start up/reload, but if it enables everything should be good to go.

  • Avatar of ReeferX7 ReeferX7 Apr 26, 2014 at 22:02 UTC - 0 likes

    @Hawnu: Go

    Thnks Hawnu works fine


  • Avatar of Hawnu Hawnu Apr 26, 2014 at 10:25 UTC - 0 likes

    @ReeferX7: Go

    Use MobCatcher 3.16 for 1.7.5-R0.1 #3039 , with Spigot , is compatible 1.7.6/1.7.7/1.7.8/1.7.9

  • Avatar of Malikk65 Malikk65 Apr 23, 2014 at 22:19 UTC - 0 likes

    @ReeferX7: Go

    No, Ill be updating when there is a beta build.

  • Avatar of ReeferX7 ReeferX7 Apr 23, 2014 at 21:45 UTC - 0 likes

    hey any update for 1.7.9?

  • Avatar of Malikk65 Malikk65 Apr 16, 2014 at 23:40 UTC - 0 likes

    @CatsyLady: Go

    Double check that you are using compatible versions of mobcatcher and craftbukkit and then make a ticket


Date created
Feb 02, 2012
Last update
Jul 19, 2014
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