Villagers should disappear from their villages overnight if crops are short of a required number based on the population or if the population has been sizably diminished by hostile mobs (the player cannot trigger this event to preserve balanced gameplay) and the village chests will be empty. There should then be a chance of encountering those villagers later in another village. Iron golems can also have a small chance of being found free roaming after this event, but they will be heavily damaged and hostile to the player. Cats in the village will remain there, and eventually pillagers will begin to move in to replace the previous villager population. If the player remains in the village and eliminates the pillagers, replaces the crops, and ensures no hostile mobs enter the village for one full night (without sleeping, and mobs that are not hostile to villagers don't count), then villagers will begin moving into the village overnight again.
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