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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

Physics

No

Transparency

No

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

3.75

Hardness

0.75

Tool

Any tool

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

First appearances

See History

Drops

Spawns 1
Silverfish

Data value

dec: 97 hex: 61 bin: 1100001

Name

monster_egg

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

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Breaking[edit | edit source]

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

Block
Monster Egg
Hardness 0.75
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 1.15
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

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.

A silverfish will not drop if the block is destroyed by the ender dragon.

Natural generation[edit | edit source]

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

Creative[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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 silverfish is killed in one hit, nearby monster eggs will not break, and no silverfish will spawn from them.

Data values[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

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 Silverfish are now spawned when a monster egg is destroyed by an explosion.
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.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.9.0 Added monster eggs.
0.11.0 build 1 Monster eggs now generate in extreme hills biomes.

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