Do Ghasts ACTUALLY spawn near portals in the overworld?

by Williham Totland   Last Updated January 13, 2018 22:14 PM

We hear this a lot; that ghasts (bunny-ears) "sometimes" spawn near portals in the "real world"; but I can't for the life of me remember having seen any actual evidence of this being true…

Do ghasts actually spawn near portals, or is this another Herobrine?

Tags : minecraft

Answers 4

From the Minecraft Wiki

Notch added a small chance for Ghasts to spawn in the Overworld near Portals in Beta 1.5. A Ghast spawned outside of the Nether will fly everywhere, mainly above the clouds. Can even spawn extremely rarely without a portal.

Notch's actual confirmation

July 03, 2011 00:23 AM

This is my understanding of the situation:

  • Notch planned to have ghasts spawning near portals, before the Halloween update.
  • It was not actually implemented in the Halloween update or any later one.

I believe the latter has been found to be the case by those who have studied the code of Minecraft, but I don't have a citation handy. Minecraft Forums would be the place to look for one.

Kevin Reid
Kevin Reid
July 03, 2011 01:39 AM

It can spawn if the portal is at least 4x4 blocks high. While extremely rare, they can also spawn without a portal.

July 25, 2015 19:12 PM

they can't spawn in overworld, but they can get to overworld through portals if you built it 4x4 or bigger!!! .. making a security caution of building 4x4 nether portals so they can destroy your wooden house if they attacked you inside it.

Aboodi Gamer
Aboodi Gamer
January 13, 2018 21:26 PM

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