In a Nutshell:
To cure a zombie villager, hit them with a splash potion of weakness, then use a golden apple, which can be made by surrounding an apple with golden ingots in the crafting table, on them.
Zombie villagers are one of many mobs in Minecraft. There are many different types of zombie villagers and equally just as many villagers in the game. Zombie villagers can appear in your world in one of two ways: they can either naturally spawn or they can be created when a zombie attacks a regular villager.
Since it is possible for zombies to infect villagers, it is also possible for you as a player to cure these villagers.
You will also need a brewing stand to brew a potion of weakness, as well as gold and apples to make a golden apple.
Step-by-Step Guide(with Pictures):
Here is the step-by-step pictorial guide you need to follow to Cure any Zombie Villagers in Minecraft:
The first step to curing a zombie villager is to create a splash potion of weakness. A splash potion of weakness is created just by simply adding gunpowder to a potion of weakness in a brewing stand.
To learn more about creating a potion of weakness, you can use this link!
After about 20 seconds, you will have a splash potion of weakness.
To learn more about creating a splash potion of weakness, you can use this link!
Now that you have your splash potion of weakness, save it. Now, you will need to get a golden apple. This is simply made by surrounding an apple with eight gold ingots. Apples naturally drop from leaves after cutting down a tree.
To get eight gold ingots, you need to go mining. Gold ore will spawn anywhere below the height level 32 and it has a 1:1 ratio of gold ore to gold ingots.
Gold is a great material to have in Minecraft, but it needs to be mined with an iron pickaxe.
To make an iron pickaxe, use the crafting recipe below.
Once you have successfully acquired eight gold ore, you need to smelt them in a furnace.
If you need help creating or using a furnace, check out our other article here.
Now that you have your apple and gold ingots, place them in a crafting table using the same recipe like the one below.
Once you have acquired your potion and a golden apple, you need to find a zombie villager.
Once you have found the zombie villager you would like to cure, it might be helpful to trap it in some fences so it cannot escape.
Tip: If you manage to trap your zombie villager in a small space, remember to keep a block over its head to prevent it from burning up in the sun!
The next step is to throw your splash potion of weakness at the zombie villager. This will give it the weakness effect which is indicated by the grey particles.
While the zombie villager has the weakness effect, you need to feed it a golden apple. To do this, right-click the zombie villager with the golden apple in your hand. This will cause the zombie villager to start shaking and it will have dark red particles coming out of it.
This will eventually end with the zombie villager being cured and turning into a normal villager.
As a bonus, the cured villager will offer a large discount on his tradable goods. You can change its profession by swapping out its job block, but you cannot change its profession if the villager has been traded with already.
To read more about villagers, click here
To read more about villager professions, click here
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A. Once you have given the zombie villager a golden apple, it takes five minutes for the curing process to take effect. During these five minutes, the zombie villager will still behave like a normal zombie.
A. Currently, in Minecraft, there is only one other way to cure a zombie villager. Zombie villagers need to have the weakness effect to be able to get cured though. To obtain the effect, you need to lure a witch next to the zombie villager. The witch will throw a weakness potion at you but only if you’re already poisoned, slowed, and within three blocks of her. You need to make sure that she throws the weakness potion at you and you need to be close enough for the potion to also hit the zombie villager. This will give the zombie villager the weakness effect and then you can do the normal process of giving it a golden apple.
Congratulations! You have now learned how to cure a zombie villager. This is a helpful skill to know in Minecraft because with this, you can get more villagers in your world to trade emeralds with.