EggCatcher 4.2

Catch mobs with eggs

  1. Shansen
    Native Minecraft Version:
    Tested Minecraft Versions:
    • 1.7
    • 1.8
    • 1.9
    • 1.10
    • 1.11
    • 1.12
    • 1.13
    Source Code:

    The first and original plugin that allows players to get the vanilla spawn eggs by throwing regular eggs at mobs. It is intended to be simple to set up and use. The plugin is open source and can be forked on github. If you make any changes, pull requests are appreciated.

    Current features
    • Configurable mob health limit.
    • Respects animal protection plugins such as GriefPrevention
    • Compatible with all trading plugins.
    • Very simple, throw an egg at a mob and it will be turned into a spawn egg.
    • Permissions support.
    • Configurable catch chance.
    • Configurable cost (vault support, or items).
    • Explosion effects.
    Installation and requirements
    Vault is supported but not required

    Download the jar file and the configuration file will be generated on the first startup.

    Configuration and permissions

    Video credits: VariationVault

Recent Updates

  1. v4.2 Beta
  2. v4.1 Beta
  3. 1.13 Support

Recent Reviews

  1. pinkpig
    Version: 3.1
    Great plugin created by a friendly, awesome, and active developer. Definitely recommend!
  2. BertMitPferd
    Version: 3.0
    Very nice Plugin, simple config and works very well on my 1.11.2 Server.
    Gives some nice new ways to give Mobs to Player without selling Spawneggs in an Adminshop.
  3. mechcalvin
    Version: 3.0
    Fun plugin, i try to find a plugin for my easter events and this is the best one (and only one) on spigot! 5/5
  4. Andrae
    Version: 3.0
    So fun. this plug-in helped me to setup voter ranks. now i can definitely get votes on my new server:
  5. dhannyjsb
    Version: 3.0
    Great plugin :)
    but, can you add specific throwing item for catching monster in the future update ? like a Egg with Lore or Name, not just normal egg from chicken.
    thanks for sharing your plugin :)
  6. DiggyWig
    Version: 3.0
    Great little plugin, works perfectly for me on 1.11.2. Would love to see exp costs added in a future update, I think it would have a more complete set of options then.
    1. Shansen
      Author's Response
      Thanks :). I know people have been using experience economy plugins for this in the past. I don't know if that's still possible.
  7. Zera_Fox
    Version: 3.0
    I'm really upset that I have to give this plugin a 1 star rating. There aren't a whole lot of "catch mob" plugins available, at least not free to use ones.
    I've found this particular plugin to be incredibly buggy. The permissions don't work on my 1.11 server and when permissions are disabled in the configuration file, attempting to catch mobs spits out massive, ugly errors in my console.

    I've attempted reporting these issues to the Developer several times and was shrugged off at best or completely ignored.
    I'm severely disappointed this plugin doesn't work at all and the Developer seems to have no interest what-so-ever in addressing the issues that a few of us have brought to his attention.
    1. Shansen
      Author's Response
      These statements are untrue. The plugin is used on more than 500 servers of which most of them uses permissions. In fact from feedback I've been told that EggCatcher is chosen over other plugins because of stability and compatibility.

      I've spent more than 10 hours trying to help this user with very little appreciation. It has so far been narrowed down to a faulty server setup (More specifically Vault). Support on faulty setups is really not the plugin authors responsibility but I/we try anyway. Most of the time the user finds the problem themselves by doing basic troubleshooting, but in this case the user is not cooperating.

      I've only been contacted by one other user with a similar (but not the same) problem and he found it to be his permission plugin that was misconfigured. So I'm not sure who the other users are that this person is referring to.
  8. Johandrex
    Version: 2.5
    A very nice plugin allowing my players to catch their favourite animals. Also thanks for fixing the villagers dropping their inventory on catch ;)
  9. Kolgrath
    Version: 2.4
    Our players just love this plugin. We've tried it using items as well as using economy and both payment methods work flawlessly. (You can set the cost for when a player throws an egg at a mob.) It's a great way to let the players have fun while also siphoning money out of the economy. I recommend this plugin to any server owner looking for something to spice up gameplay on their survival world and add a fun mini-game mechanic at the same time!
  10. Lucian
    Version: 2.4
    Great Plugin. Despite being free, I actually paid $20 for it because a scam artist claimed he was programming a custom plugin for me. Quickly discovered the scam... But good nonetheless.
    1. Shansen
      Author's Response
      Not sure I understand you. Did you pay anyone 20$ for EggCatcher?