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 VillageRealms VillageRealms Jan 03, 2015 at 22:18 UTC - 0 likes

    If it's not too late:

    It'd be great if the 1.8 mobcatcher version was also compatible with spigot/bukkit 1.7.10 protocol hack builds (it's possible, silkspawners has done it). I'd like this because I use spigot 1.8 protocol hack + carbon, so I can not run 1.8 only plugins.

    If you do successfully make a working 1.8 compatible update i'd happily donate as mobcatcher has been part of my server since I started it.

    Thanks for your hard work!


  • Avatar of johandre johandre Jan 03, 2015 at 20:32 UTC - 0 likes

    @hutt132: Go

    What? it doesn't work

  • Avatar of hutt132 hutt132 Dec 29, 2014 at 10:05 UTC - 0 likes

    There is a build for 1.8. rustyshakelford2 linked it below.

  • Avatar of rustyshakelford2 rustyshakelford2 Dec 29, 2014 at 02:53 UTC - 2 likes

    @Malikk65: Go

    They are solved and we have 1.8! The spigot team took charge. All the information is here:

  • Avatar of Malikk65 Malikk65 Dec 28, 2014 at 06:43 UTC - 1 like

    I'll be updating this plugin when the bukkit copyright issues are solved and there is a build for 1.8. Until then we are indefinitely on hold.

    [MobCatcher Logo] Check out my plugins on SpigotMC! MobCatcher and EpicGlass now for 1.9 [MobCatcher Logo]

  • Avatar of hutt132 hutt132 Dec 28, 2014 at 02:56 UTC - 0 likes

    Doesn't work with latest Spigot 1.8.

  • Avatar of TylerSaysRoar TylerSaysRoar Dec 16, 2014 at 19:20 UTC - 0 likes

    MobCatcher seems to be messing up stackability for normal creeper eggs, Im running 3.17 for mc 1.7.9 which is the proper version, it was working for a while but has gone back to not stacking again. Even when i disabled Mob catcher in the world it didnt allow stacking. I have the SaveDataAndRemoveStackability set to false and it wont stack still. In creative mode im able to stack the eggs but cant while in survival. If anyone knows how to fix my problem please message me.

    Edit: I restarted the server and it allowed the eggs to be stacked again. Not sure whats going on.

    Last edited Dec 16, 2014 by TylerSaysRoar
  • Avatar of shahiem99 shahiem99 Dec 16, 2014 at 10:32 UTC - 0 likes

    There is no build for 1.7.9.R.0.3 SPIGOT ?

  • Avatar of rustyshakelford2 rustyshakelford2 Dec 07, 2014 at 06:06 UTC - 3 likes

    Here's hoping for a 1.8 version. If one comes out I think i'll make a donation.

  • Avatar of MikeGold MikeGold Nov 29, 2014 at 19:14 UTC - 1 like

    I really hope you'll release the 1.8 compatible version :D


Date created
Feb 02, 2012
Last update
May 24, 2015
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