Dragon Egg

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Dragon Egg
Dragon Egg.png


Solid Block






Yes, 1

Blast resistance









Yes (64)



First appearances

See History



Data value

dec: 122 hex: 7A bin: 1111010



The dragon egg is the rarest block in survival Minecraft.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

A single dragon egg spawns on top of the exit End Portal left by the ender dragon. Dragon eggs cannot be mined directly, as when trying to mine it will cause the egg to teleport. However, the egg does not teleport if there aren't any air blocks available for it to teleport to, allowing to mine it.[1] It drops as an item when it falls into a non-solid transparent block, or when pushed by a piston.

In 1.9[upcoming], the bedrock structure of the exit End Portal is already present when the End generates, but the dragon egg generates along with the actual portal blocks when the dragon is defeated for the first time. Spawning and killing more dragons will not generate additional dragon eggs.

Dragon Egg
Hardness 3
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 4.5
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

Teleporting[edit | edit source]

To cause the egg to teleport, press attack while in survival or adventure mode (use in creative). It teleports to a place nearby (up to seven blocks vertically and fifteen blocks horizontally), creating the same particles as endermen. It may teleport into the air and subsequently fall to the ground.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Falling Dragon Egg
First appearance

Beta 1.9-pre6

Network ID


Savegame ID


See also: Sand#Behavior

The dragon egg, if there is no block below it, will fall until it lands on the next available block. When it is being affected by gravity and falling, it exhibits a smooth falling animation.

It does not suffocate mobs or players when it falls and covers them.

The dragon egg can be placed on a non-solid block without falling.

Light source[edit | edit source]

Dragon eggs emit a light level of 1.

Data values[edit | edit source]

FallingSand entity[edit | edit source]

See also: Chunk format#Dynamic_tiles

  • Dynamic block entity data

    •  Tile (deprecated): The Block ID. Not limited to only sand, gravel, dragon eggs, or anvils. Although deprecated, this value is always present.

    •  TileID: The Block ID, as above, but now supporting the 1-4095 range. Only prior to 1.8.

    •  Block: The Block ID using the alphabetical ID format: minecraft:stone. Only in and after 1.8.

    •  TileEntityData: Optional. The tags of the block entity for this block.

    •  Data: The data value for the block.

    •  Time: The number of ticks the entity has existed. If set to 0, the moment it ticks to 1, it will vanish if the block at its location has a different ID than the entity's TileID. If the block at its location has the same ID as its TileID when Time ticks from 0 to 1, the block will instead be deleted, and the entity will continue to fall, having overwritten it. (This was the result of Mojang's failed attempt to "fix" infinite sand/gravel/dragon egg/anvil/etc. generators by trying to have the falling sand entity delete the duplicated block the next tick) When Time goes above 600, or above 100 while the block is below Y=0, the entity is deleted.

    •  DropItem: 1 or 0 (true/false) - true if the block should drop as an item when it breaks. Any block that doesn't have an item form with the same ID as the block won't drop even if this is set.

    •  HurtEntities: 1 or 0 (true/false) - true if the block should hurt entities it falls on.

    •  FallHurtMax: The maximum number of hitpoints of damage to inflict on entities that intersect this FallingSand. For vanilla FallingSand, always 40 (Heart.svg × 20).

    •  FallHurtAmount: Multiplied by the FallDistance to calculate the amount of damage to inflict. For vanilla FallingSand, always 2.

Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Official release
October 26, 2011 The dragon egg is first mentioned by Notch, supposedly before there was the feature freeze,[2][3] though it seems to have been worked on during it.
1.0.0 Beta 1.9-pre6 Added dragon eggs.

Issues[edit | edit source]

Issues relating to "Dragon Egg" are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The writer of the Minecraft comic WonderCraft, Samcube, was requested by Mojang to create official Minecraft posters. In part of these works, one can see an area with an ender dragon and a chicken on top of a huge mushroom. In the same scene the dragon egg is visible near the chicken.
  • The dragon egg can be considered the rarest block obtainable in survival due to the fact that it only spawns once per world.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]