A snowy creeper perfect for the winter season.
Two creepers’ explosion damage radius in sand. Comparison between a charged creeper’s (left) and a normal creeper’s (right). A charged creeper is created only when lightning strikes within 3–4 blocks of a normal creeper, which significantly increases its explosive power. Charged creepers are distinguished from normal creepers by the blue aura surrounding them.
Their countdown timers are the same as normal creepers, both in terms of range and time. With a power of 6, an explosion caused by a charged creeper is twice as powerful as the explosion caused by a regular creeper (see image). How close the creeper was to the lightning strike will not affect the size of the explosion.
Charged creepers have the same entity ID as normal creepers. The only difference is that the value of the boolean “powered” tag is set to “1” (true).
Charged creeper explosions will cause a zombie, skeleton, wither skeleton, or other creeper to drop the corresponding mob head, one per explosion. However, they will not drop their own head.