End Portal (block)

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[edit]End Portal
End Portal Frame.png
End Portal Frame (Repaired).png
End Portal (block)

Solid Block






Graphical Only


Yes, 15

Blast resistance









Yes (64)



First appearance

1.0.0 (Beta 1.9-pre3)



Data value

dec: 120 hex: 78 bin: 1111000



End Portal (End Portal Frame in the Console Editions) is a block. It resembles an End Stone with a decorative bluish-green top, with sides decorated in hollow rounded rectangles with the same color as the top.


Like Bedrock, the end portal blocks are indestructible, except by using creative mode or cheats.

Natural Generation[edit]

End Portal generation design.

The End Portal generates naturally in Stronghold portal rooms over a pool of lava with a staircase containing a silverfish spawner. It generates end portal blocks in a 5×5 square border, without the corners. End portal blocks may randomly contain an eye of ender when generated.

Each Stronghold only contains one End Portal, and each world only contains three strongholds, so a total of 36 end portal blocks are generated. In the console edition, there is only one portal per world, so only 12 are generated.


Using Eyes of Ender on end portal blocks inserts them to the top of the blocks. Once an Eye of Ender has been inserted in all 12 blocks, the End Portal will activate and the player can pass through to access The End.

End portal blocks will output a redstone comparator signal of 15 when an eye is present, making it possible to use as locks in an adventure map. If there is no eye in the frame, it outputs a signal of 0.

Since they are transparent, they can act as indestructible ceilings that let light through the top.


Note: This video was made before the end portals gave off a redstone signal.


Official release
1.0.0 Beta 1.9-pre3 End Portal Frames used a different texture and emitted a blue shaded light at level 15.
When the frame was spawned the frame blocks had a cracked texture to them End Portal Frame (Cracked)-Pre 1.9 Pre-release 4.png, right clicking on the blocks with an Eye of Ender would 'repair' them, causing the texture to change to a clean version of the block End Portal Frame-Pre 1.9 Pre-release 4.png.
Although it could not be mined, an explosion would cause the block to drop. They also had no tooltip, indicating that them dropping at all was a bug.
Beta 1.9-pre4 The End Portal Frame now has a different texture and can no longer be broken with TNT.
1.3.1 12w23a The End Portal is available in the Creative inventory or with the pick block option, with the tooltip End Portal.
1.6.1 13w18a The End Portal now gives off a redstone signal based on whether there is an Eye of Ender in it.
Console Edition
TU7 Added End Portal Frames.
TU9 End Portal Frames can now be used to access the End.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.9.0 build 1 Added the End Portal Frames. They cannot be used to access the End.


Issues relating to "End Portal (block)" are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.


  • When an end portal block is broken after being activated, the portal itself will not be deactivated, unlike Nether Portals. This is probably due to End Portals not being meant to be destroyed in survival, while Nether Portals can be destroyed in survival.
  • When broken, these blocks make the same breaking noise as glass blocks.
  • While not readily apparent from a visual appearance of the End Portal Frame, there is a "front face" to the block which must face inward as it is being placed on a map in order for the End Portal to be created when the Eye of Ender is placed in the frame. While End Portal Frames can be placed in random directions and the portal will activate, the final block must be "facing" inward if it is the final Eye of Ender to be placed into the frame.
  • End Portals cannot activate in the End.
  • Even though End Portal Blocks were implemented in Creative in Minecraft Pocket Edition 0.9.0, it is impossible to access The End due to Ender Pearls not existing in the game yet.
  • An interesting quirk of the end portal frame (and the monster spawner and Slime block) is that they are transparent in their rendering only - unlike all other transparent blocks, they can have torches and redstone placed on them, conduct a redstone current, will suffocate mobs, and more.