Villages were added to Minecraft PE in version 0.9.0. Finding these generated structures is mean to be random. What that means for you, the player, is that exploration is your best bet. The more specific the type of village you are looking for, the longer it will take to find one. For example, players are often looking for a village that has a blacksmith. Regardless of what you’re seeking from a village, luck is a factor unless you use a seed where one is definitely present.

Exploration Tips to find Villages

As we mentioned, luck is a factor. But, there is something you can do to increase your chance of finding a village. And, it’s a simple technique. The technique is to explore, but to explore where you know villages often sprout up. Here’s how:

  1. Start a new Minecraft PE game in either survival or creative mode
  2. Start exploring until you find a river
  3. Pick a direction and move alongside the river until you find a village

It’s that simple. The world render algorithm favors rivers as a location to place villages. By staying along a river you’ll greatly increase your chances of finding one.

The game can be survival or creative although in creative mode you can search faster (by flying)

Using Seeds to find a Village

Alternatively, you can use a seed in which you know there is a village. At MCPE HQ we have a large staple of village seeds. Select one of the seeds, and ensure it is compatible with the version of Pocket Edition you are playing, and you’ll find exactly what you are looking for. Here are some popular village seeds categories:

Floating Village Seed - Above

A village that takes up most of the island it sits upon.


Snow Village

Villages covered in snow on them are a rare find.


Savanna Village Seed MCPE 0.15.0

Savanna Villages, built largely from acacia trees, were introduced in 0.15.0


More Minecraft PE Village Building Glitches

World generation occasionally creates awkward villages, like this one.


Elevated Village Farm and Building

In this village a farm is elevated high above the rest of the buildings.


Last Updated Oct 4, 2016