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Soul Orbs 1.16.2 - 1.17.1

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Soul Orbs is a datapack that adds a way to move mobs to other places or store them in inventories.

DO NOT use this datapack with a recipe unlocker datapack.

How to install:

Copy soul-orbs-v1-8.zip into your save folder's datapacks folder.

Be sure that the zip folder has data folder inside.

You can both add it before or after the world generation. If you are adding it after the world generation, please run /reload command. A message will show up when installed successfully.

Don't forget to download the resource pack!

What this datapack adds into the game:

- Soul Orb: It is an item that can be used to capture and release mobs anywhere you want.

- Right click with the orb to capture the a mob in 8 blocks range.
All mobs can be captured except ender dragon.

- Right click with the orb again to release the captured mob. By default, orb will be broken after use.

- If the right click action of the mob is preventing to capture, just move back few steps and try again. Capture range is far enough to capture without interaction.

- When a mob is captured, detailed information about the mob will be shown in the orb

- There are also new advancements added with this datapack. Complete them for various rewards!

- Please check the images for the recipe.

All Available Mob Descriptions
Mob Type
Available Description
Mob Type, Health, Custom Name(If Exist), Age, Owner(If Exist)
Variant, Is From Bucket
Has Nectar, Has Stung, Hive Coordinate
Cat Type, Collar Color
DonkeyChested, Saddled
EndermanCarrying: <Name of the Item>
FoxFox Type, Holding: <Name of the Item>
GoatIs Screaming Goat
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
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

Change If Soul Orb Should Break (Operator Only)
By default, soul orb will break after releasing the mob. You can change this with these commands:

Will break: /scoreboard players set %soulorb_breaks soulorb_temp 1

Will not break: /scoreboard players set %soulorb_breaks soulorb_temp 0

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

Soul Orbs won't work after uninstalling the datapack.

Older Versions
1.16.2 - 1.16.5: v1.5, v1.6, v1.7

Licence - You automaticly accept by downloading
This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/legalcode.
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CompatibilityMinecraft 1.16
toMinecraft 1.17

8 Update Logs

Version 1.8 - Minecraft 1.17 Update : 06/12/2021 9:58:23 pmJun 12th

- Datapack is updated to Minecraft 1.17.
- Now Axolotls, Glow Squids and Goats can be captured with Soul Orbs.
- Added custom descriptions for the new mobs.
- Added two new advancements.
- Added uninstall option.
- Now datapack uses item modifier method instead of shulker box method.
- Captured mobs now show their mob type depending on the selected language.
- Removed Player Spawned description from Endermite.
- Now Soul Orbs break by default after releasing the captured mob.

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07/08/2021 5:40 am
Level 1 : New Miner
User3696469G avatar
just loaded this and the orbs do nothing when i use them ... okay may be i just dont get it but i right click and nothing happens i dont have any other data packs installed and am up to date version 1.17.1.... is any one else haveing this problem or am i just stupid
07/08/2021 7:45 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Programmer
Wyvernity avatar
Did you run /reload? You have to run this command to setup scoreboards so it can work.

Don't forget that you need cheats enabled or if it is a server, you need operator permissions
07/08/2021 8:15 pmhistory
Level 1 : New Miner
User3696469G avatar
wow didn't think you would have seen this so soon thanks for getting back at me. I have run /reload and it didn't change any thing the orbs just don't react. though it works in any world i create with it preinstalled so i just recreated my world problem solved? IDK why it wasn't working for preexisting worlds though i still feel its somethings i am over looking some how.

okay figured it out it was a bad interaction with Phantom Jockeys! V1.1 by patchwolf turned it off and now it works on my first world no reload required.
07/09/2021 5:39 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Programmer
Wyvernity avatar
I check my notifications everyday to help people like you who getting problems with my datapacks. I am happy that you solved the issue.
06/13/2021 3:57 pm
Level 11 : Journeyman Explorer
Crow Hawkins
Crow Hawkins avatar
I have loved this pack since I downloaded it. Saves me tons of trouble getting mobs back to my base. I'm looking forward to testing in out on 1.17.
05/11/2021 9:52 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Dargon12 avatar
how to get the advencemets finding nemo and do you wanna to buid a snowman?
05/11/2021 10:25 am
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Programmer
Wyvernity avatar
They are secret advancements. You need to figure them out by yourself :)

They are not hard to find. You can guess easily.

Hint: You may need to use name tags.
05/15/2021 5:21 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Dargon12 avatar
04/30/2021 5:29 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
jbombbay avatar
Hello! You are my favorite data pack maker, I and my friend both really like your datapacks because they aren't really intrusive but still are very useful while staying similar to the style of Minecraft items. Just wanted to say; Ur da best <3
04/30/2021 8:24 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Programmer
Wyvernity avatar
Thanks for seeing me as your favorite! I will do my best.
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