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Soul Orbs [1.20.4] - Capture mobs and release back anywhere!

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Wyvernity's Avatar Wyvernity
Level 76 : Legendary Creator
Soul Orbs is a data pack that adds an item to capture mobs and release them back anywhere you want.
Captured mobs will display the information about them on the item, hidden information included.
It also adds many advancements that rewards the player with various items and experience.

1) Choose your world in game > Edit > Open World Folder
2) Open datapacks folder in the opened window.
3) Put the downloaded data pack file (soul-orbs-v1-13_1-20-4.zip) into this folder.
4) Join the world and run /reload command.
5) Enjoy!

• Current version is for Minecraft 1.20.4 . For previous versions, see Older Versions section below.

• It is recommended to use the data pack with the attached resource pack. The data pack will still work without the resource pack. However, the items added by the data pack will look different from what it is supposed to.

How to obtain Soul Orb (Version 1.11 and above)
Soul Orb is available from wandering traders with 100% chance and limited to 5 orbs per trader by default.
(Trade appear chance and max buy amount can be configured.)

Soul Orbs [1.20.4] - Capture mobs and release back anywhere! Minecraft Data Pack

How to obtain Soul Orb (Version 1.10 and below)
1) Place down 5 redstone blocks as shown as in the video below.
2) Put water at the center of the blocks.
3) Throw an Eye of Ender into the water to convert into Soul Orb.

Soul Orbs [1.20.4] - Capture mobs and release back anywhere! Minecraft Data Pack

How to use Soul Orb
• Simply right click with an empty Soul Orb while looking at the mob you want to capture.
• Right click again to release. Releasing a mob will break the orb by default.

• If you can't capture a mob because of right click interaction, step back few blocks and try again. Orb capture distance is farther than player reach range.

Soul Orbs [1.20.4] - Capture mobs and release back anywhere! Minecraft Data Pack

All Available Mob Descriptions
Mob Type
Available Description
Mob Type, Health, Custom Name(If Exist), Age, Owner(If Exist)
Holding: <Name of the Item>
Variant, Is From Bucket
Has Nectar, Has Stung, Hive Coordinate
Variant, Collar Color
DonkeyChested, Saddled
EndermanCarrying: <Name of the Item>
FoxFox Type, Holding: <Name of the Item>
GoatIs Screaming Goat, Has Left Horn, Has Right Horn
HorseVariant, Armor Type, Saddled, Movement Speed, Jump Strength
Iron GolemPlayer Created
LlamaVariant, Carpet Type(If Exist), Strength, Chested
Magma CubeSize
MuleChested, Saddled
OcelotTrusting Players
PandaMain Gene, Hidden Gene
SheepColor, Sheared
Skeleton HorseSaddled, Movement Speed, Jump Strength
Snow GolemHas Pumpkin
TadpoleAge, Is From Bucket
Trader LlamaVariant, Carpet Type(If Exist), Strength, Chested
TurtleHas Egg, Home Coordinate
VillagerProfession, Level, Outfit, Home Coordinate, Job Site Coordinate
WolfCollar Color
Zombie HorseSaddled, Movement Speed, Jump Strength
Zombie VillagerProfession, Level, Outfit

Operator Commands and etc.
• Should the item break after releasing the mob?: (Value 1= Yes, Value 0= No) (Defaults to 1)
/scoreboard players set %soulorb_breaks soulorb_temp

• What is the maximum trade limit per wandering trader? (Value is the amount of max trades.) (Defaults to 5)
/scoreboard players set %soulorb_max_trades soulorb_temp <value>

• What is the appearing chance of the trade? (Defaults to 100%, Value 1.0)
Open data/soulorb/predicates/trader_chance.json file with a text editor and adjust the value.

To uninstall the data pack properly, run this command (Version 1.8+):
/function soulorb:uninstall

Soul Orbs won't work after uninstalling the data pack.

Older Versions
All previous versions of the data pack can be found here.

Licence - You accept by downloading this data pack
• This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International. To view a copy of this license, visit here.

• An exception is made for video content, which can be monetized. However, video creators must give appropriate credit and provide a link to the license
CompatibilityMinecraft 1.16
toMinecraft 1.20

13 Update Logs

Version 1.13 - Minecraft 1.20.4 Update : by Wyvernity 02/21/2024 10:55:51 pmFeb 21st

The data pack has been updated to Minecraft 1.20.4

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04/11/2024 6:31 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
COADZ's Avatar
I might just be dumb but I cant figure out how to do the operator commands.
04/12/2024 9:01 am
Level 76 : Legendary Creator
Wyvernity's Avatar
Just copy the command you want and replace <value> section with the value you want.
For example, this command will make soul orbs not break after releasing the captured mob:

/scoreboard players set %soulorb_breaks soulorb_temp 0

Don't forget that you need to either have cheats enabled on your world or operator permissions in a server to run a command.
04/09/2024 10:14 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Jerezseb's Avatar
When i trade with the wandering trader it only offers air with the ender eye and 20 emeralds trade
04/09/2024 10:48 am
Level 76 : Legendary Creator
Wyvernity's Avatar
I am aware of that bug and I couldn't figure out why it happens. It seems to happen rarely.
However, I will not try to fix it.

New version of the game now allows custom items in recipes. Soul Orb will have its own recipe in future updates.
11/24/2023 1:03 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
LiamCampro's Avatar
can you obtain the soul orbs with commands? if not could you update it so you can obtain them with commands.
11/25/2023 9:45 am
Level 76 : Legendary Creator
Wyvernity's Avatar
You can use the /loot command to put it anywhere you want. If you want to just give it to a player, use /loot give <player name> loot soulorb:soul_orb.
11/15/2023 3:00 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Itbarany95784's Avatar
bonsoir petit souci je suis sur un serveur 1.20.1 j'ai obtenue la soul orbs, je peux capturer un mob mes pas le relâcher. pourriez vous m'aider
11/20/2023 4:15 am
Level 76 : Legendary Creator
Wyvernity's Avatar
I would love to assist but I cannot speak your language. Please explain your issue in English.
08/19/2023 11:04 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Space_e_e_Ee's Avatar
spawn chunks need to be on for trader to sell them?
08/20/2023 8:14 am
Level 76 : Legendary Creator
Wyvernity's Avatar
Any trader that has spawned will sell it after the installation of the data pack.
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