Villager Trading in Minecraft PE

Villager trading arrived for Minecraft PE in the 1.0.4 update. Villager trading should work similar to how trading works in the the desktop edition. In short, players can trade with villagers using emeralds for items the NPC villagers are willing to trade. Visually, when a player initiates a trade a GUI is presented with the trading interface. That interface displays what item or items the villager proposes as a trade and the emeralds he or she expects in return. Yes, we’re expecting quite a surge in players looking for Minecraft PE seeds with emeralds!

Villager Trading – Step by Step

  1. Locate a villager (using a village seed can speed things up)
  2. Get very close to the villager
  3. Initiate trading one of the following two ways
    1. Click the “Trade” button that appears when you get close to a villager
    2. Touch (press) and hold a villager when you are close to them
  4. Pick a trade you wish to make by navigating to it with the previous and next (“<” and “>”) buttons
    • Note: When you have inventory that meets the villager’s trade requirements they appear on the left-side of the trading screen
  5. Depress the item the villager wants to trade on the left-side of the trading screen until the quantity matches the villager’s trade requirement
  6. Click the item you are trading for at the lower part of the trading screen

Example of a Villager Trade in MCPE

Review the screenshots below, a walk through example of villager trading. In the example we’ll be trading some carrots for an emerald (pretty good trade if you ask us).

Step 1: Find a Villager and Initiate the Trade

Step 1: Approach a villager and initiate the trade by pressing the ‘Trade’ button or press-and-holding the villager until the trading screen appears.

Step 2: Review the Villager's Trades

Step 2: Cycle through the trades the villager is willing to make using the previous and next (< and >) buttons.

Step 3: Select and Make the Trade

Step 3: Select the trade you wish to make. Add the item you are offering (carrots in our example) until you have reached the villager’s requirement.

Step 4: Take the Item you Traded for

Step 4: When you have met the villager’s requirement, the item you are trading for appears. Click it to move it into your inventory.

Items Villagers Trade

What items villagers are open to trading will likely be determined by their profession, as it is in Minecraft. The following villager professions are outlined for the desktop edition of the game and will likely hold true for Pocket Edition:

Villagers Wearing Brown Robes

Career Will Buy Will Sell
  • Carrot
  • Melon
  • Potato
  • Pumpkin
  • Wheat
  • Apple
  • Bread
  • Cake
  • Cookie
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Coal
  • String
  • Cooked Fish
  • Enchanted Fishing Rod
  • String
  • Arrow
  • Bow
  • Flint
  • White Wool
  • Shears

Villagers Wearing White Robes

Career Will Buy Will Sell
  • Compass
  • Paper
  • Empty Map
  • Ocean Explorer Map
  • Woodland Explorer Map
  • Book
  • Paper
  • Written Book
  • Bookshelf
  • Clock
  • Compass
  • Enchanted Book

Villagers Wearing Purple Robes

Career Will Buy Will Sell
  • Gold Ingot
  • Rotten Flesh
  • Bottle ‘o Enchanting
  • Ender Pearl
  • Glowstone
  • Lapis Lazuli
  • Redstone Dust

Villagers Wearing Black Aprons

Career Will Buy Will Sell
  • Coal
  • Diamond
  • Iron Ingot
  • Chainmail Boots
  • Chainmail Chestplate
  • Chainmail Helmet
  • Chainmail Leggings
  • Enchanted Diamond Chestplate
  • Iron Chestplate
  • Iron Helmet
Tool Smith
  • Coal
  • Diamond
  • Iron Ingot
  • Enchanted Diamond Pickaxe
  • Enchanted Iron Pickaxe
  • Enchanted Iron Shovel
Weapon Smith
  • Coal
  • Diamond
  • Iron Ingot
  • Enchanted Diamond Axe
  • Enchanted Diamond Sword
  • Enchanted Iron Sword
  • Iron Axe

Villagers Wearing White Aprons

Career Will Buy Will Sell
  • Coal
  • Raw Chicken
  • Raw Porkchop
  • Cooked Chicken
  • Cooked Porkchop
  • Leather
  • Leather Pants
  • Leather Tunic
  • Saddle

Finding Villages

If you’re looking to try out the villager trading functionality and playing Minecraft PE 1.0.4 or later, try these seeds:

Village Seeds for Minecraft PE

Each of these seeds has a village at spawn or visible from spawn:


Last Updated Mar 9, 2017