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Monster Egg
Cobblestone.pngStone.pngStone Brick.pngCracked Stone Brick.pngMossy Stone Brick.pngChiseled Stone Brick.png
Cobblestone Monster EggStone Monster EggStone Bricks Monster EggCracked Stone Bricks Monster EggMossy Stone Bricks Monster EggChiseled Stone Bricks Monster Egg
Type

Solid

Requirements

?

Physics

No

Transparency

No

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

3.75

Hardness

0.75

Tool

Any tool

Renewable

N/A

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

First appearance

Beta 1.8 (Beta 1.8-pre1)

Drops

Spawns 1
Silverfish

Data value

dec: 97 hex: 61 bin: 1100001

Name

monster_egg

Monster Egg (also known as Silverfish Block; called Silverfish Stone, Silverfish Cobblestone, and Silverfish Stone Brick in Xbox 360 Edition) is a block that spawns silverfish when broken. Monster eggs have identical looks to either stone, cobblestone, or stone brick.

Obtaining[edit]

Monster eggs take the same amount of time to break with any tool. When the block is broken, a silverfish spawns where it was broken.

Block
Monster Egg
Hardness 0.75
Breaking time (seconds)
Hand 1.125

Mining a monster egg with a silk touch tool drops the block that the Monster Egg is disguised as, and does not spawn the silverfish.

If the block is destroyed by an explosion, the silverfish will die inside of the block, which gives no experience points.

Natural generation[edit]

Monster eggs are naturally found in strongholds and rarely in Extreme Hills biomes, among stone and stone brick blocks.

Creative[edit]

Monster eggs are available in the inventory in creative. They can also be made by placing a stone, cobblestone, or stone brick and then using a silverfish spawn egg on it. Attempting to add more Silverfish into the block will result in the silverfish spawning normally. When a monster egg is destroyed by a player in Creative mode, a silverfish is not spawned.

Usage[edit]

When mined, monster eggs will spawn a silverfish which will instantly attack the player. If the player attacks a silverfish directly with a sword, bow or potion of harming, or when a silverfish takes poison damage, nearby monster eggs will break, spawning other aggressive silverfish. If the Ender Dragon destroys a monster egg, no silverfish is spawned.


When a silverfish is not pursuing the player, the silverfish will go to the nearest stone, cobblestone, or stone brick and try to go inside it, converting the block into a monster egg. When mined, the spawned silverfish will have full health.

Data values[edit]

DV Description

0 Stone Monster Egg

1 Cobblestone Monster Egg

2 Stone Brick Monster Egg

3 Mossy Stone Brick Monster Egg

4 Cracked Stone Brick Monster Egg

5 Chiseled Stone Brick Monster Egg

Block state[edit]

Name Value Description

 variant
stone
Stone Monster Egg
cobblestone
Cobblestone Monster Egg
stone_brick
Stone Brick Monster Egg
mossy_brick
Mossy Stone Brick Monster Egg
cracked_brick
Cracked Stone Brick Monster Egg
chiseled_brick
Chiseled Stone Brick Monster Egg

Video[edit]

History[edit]

Beta
1.8 1.8-pre1 Added Block 97.
Official release
1.3.1 12w17a Block 97 is now labeled as stone monster egg, cobblestone monster egg, or stone brick monster egg depending on what kind of block it is.
12w21b Monster eggs are now available in the Creative mode inventory.
1.4.2 12w38a Stone monster eggs will now rarely generate in Extreme Hills biomes.
1.6.1 13w17a Silverfish will not cause monster eggs to break when gamerule "mobGriefing" is set to false.
1.7.2 13w36a Added mossy stone brick monster egg, cracked stone brick monster egg and chiseled stone brick monster egg variants.
1.8 Silverfish are no longer spawned when mining a monster egg with a Silk Touch tool.
Silverfish are no longer spawned when destroying a monster egg in creative mode.

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