How to Cure and Revive a Zombie Villager Back to Normal in Minecraft

Key Takeaways

  • Curing a zombie villager requires a splash potion of weakness and a golden apple
  • The curing process takes 3-5 minutes during which the zombie villager must be protected
  • Cured villagers offer discounted trades and can help repopulate villages

Gathering the Required Items

To cure a zombie villager in Minecraft, you’ll need to gather the following items:

  • Splash Potion of Weakness: This can be brewed using a brewing stand, blaze powder, fermented spider eye, and gunpowder.
  • Golden Apple: Either found in chests or crafted using 8 gold ingots surrounding an apple.

Step-by-Step Curing Process

  1. Trap the Zombie Villager: Make sure the zombie villager is confined and cannot escape or be attacked by other mobs. Keep it away from direct sunlight and iron golems.
  2. Splash the Potion of Weakness: Throw the splash potion directly at the zombie villager to inflict the weakness effect.[1][3]
  3. Feed the Golden Apple: Quickly right-click on the weakened zombie villager with the golden apple before the effect wears off.[1][2][3]
  4. Wait for Transformation: Over the next 3-5 minutes, the zombie villager will shake and emit particles. Do not leave the area during this time.[2][3] The red particle effects will turn purple, indicating the curing is complete.
  5. Free the Cured Villager: Once transformed back into a normal villager, you can release it to go about its business.[1]

Benefits of Curing Zombie Villagers

  • The cured villager will retain its previous profession and offer significantly discounted trades.[1][2][3]
  • Other villagers in the village will also offer slightly reduced trading prices.[1]
  • Curing villagers is a great way to repopulate a village or obtain villagers with desired professions.[2][3]

By following these steps, you can successfully cure any zombie villager you encounter back to its peaceful self. Just be sure to have the necessary items on hand and remain patient during the transformation process.[1][2][3][4]