In Minecraft, how do you reset villager trades?

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A Minecraft player may spend hours searching for a village just to discover that all of the locals’ trades are bad.

A player with less experience will chalk it up to poor luck and look for a new village. A wise player, on the other hand, will recognize that this is a simple fix.

Minecraft users have a lot of influence over what their villagers sell, whether it’s refilling their villagers’ used goods or totally resetting a certain villager’s trade.

Resetting villager trades in Minecraft

An image of all villagers and their respective job blocks (Image via Reddit)
An image of all villagers and their respective job blocks (Image via Reddit)

In Minecraft, resetting a villager’s trade is straightforward.

Villagers who haven’t been traded with in a while will have their trades automatically reset. When the player trades with this villager, their deals are locked in and they will never be able to switch.

Villagers who haven’t been traded with can also have their trades reset automatically. This can be performed by destroying the desired villager’s job site. The player can then swap it out in the hopes that the villager’s trade will change. It’s possible that you’ll have to repeat this process a few times before the required deals become available.

If a player trades with a villager, they can no longer change their trade.

Restocking villager trades in Minecraft

A cool image of all villager biome variations (Image via imgur)
A cool image of all villager biome variations (Image via imgur)

Players that make the same trade again and over will understand that they can’t keep doing it indefinitely.

Each trade has a cooldown period after a set number of trades. When the villagers work on their task block, which happens twice per in-game day, this period is reset. Random ticks decide the particular times for these restocks, so the player cannot establish a replenishment timetable.

Players are recommended not to completely empty a specific trade, as this will result in that trade increasing in price once the villager restocks. Instead, players should trade until there is only one item left in stock. This will circumvent the increase in price.

The video above provides a visual example of how to reset a villager’s trade in Minecraft.




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