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Yes (64)

First appearances

See history

Data value

dec: 352 hex: 160 bin: 101100000



Bones are items primarily obtained as drops from skeletons.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Natural generation[edit | edit source]

Bones can be found in 29.0% of desert temple chests and 72.2% of jungle temple chests in stacks of 4–6, and in 59.0% of desert temple chests and 57.8% of dungeon chests in stacks of 1–8.

Mobs[edit | edit source]

Skeletons, wither skeletons, and skeleton horses may drop 0–2 bones upon death.

Fishing[edit | edit source]

Bones can also be obtained by fishing as part of the junk category. The best chance of catching a bone is achieved without the Lure or Luck of the Sea enchantments, yielding a 1.2% chance.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Wolves[edit | edit source]

Using a bone on a wild wolf has a 13 chance of taming it. Bones cannot tame an angry wolf or a wolf that someone else has already tamed.

Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe

Bone Meal


Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

1.2 Added bones, which can be crafted into bone meal.
1.4 Bones can now be used to tame wolves.
Official release
1.3.1 12w21a Bones can now be found within desert temples, allowing bones to be obtainable on peaceful mode.
1.4.2 12w36a The newly introduced mob, the wither skeleton, also drops bones.
1.7.2 13w36a Bones can be more easily obtained in peaceful mode by fishing this as a "junk" item.
1.9 15w44a Average yield of bones in desert temples is slightly decreased.
Added to dungeon chests.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.3.3 Added bones to survival mode. They can be used to craft bone meal.
0.9.0 build 1 Added bones to creative mode.
0.11.0 build 1 Bones can be more easily obtained in peaceful mode by fishing this as a "junk" item.
Console Edition
TU1 CU1 1.00 Patch 1 Added bones.
TU19 CU7 1.12 Added wither skeletons which drop bones.
TU31 CU19 1.22 Patch 3 Bones can now be obtained from fishing.

Issues[edit | edit source]

Issues relating to “Bone” are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • As with sticks and blaze rods, bones are wielded as a tool instead of an item.

See also[edit | edit source]