Minecraft fans voted, and the results are in–the Allay will be heading to Minecraft in a future update.
The vote came as part of Minecraft Live 2021, an annual celebration and livestream where developer Mojang typically reveals details about future updates coming to the game. For the last several years it has also included a mob vote, where fans get to choose one of three possible new mobs to be introduced into the game at a later date.
This year’s vote came down between the Copper Golem, the Glare, and the Allay. Each had special mechanics they could have brought to the game if they were to win the vote, but it was ultimately the Allay that claimed victory. A blue fairy-like creature, the Allay will actually help players hunt down items, which could be useful in all kinds of situations. Handing the Allay an item will cause it to look for and pick up items of that same type in the overworld. Allay’s apparently love music, and will drop discovered items at a nearby note block. Mojang notes that the Allay won’t go searching through chests for items, so you’ll still have to do that yourself.
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