dec: 421 hex: 1A5 bin: 110100101
|“||An item that makes any creature, good or bad, stay in your world forever? Must be entirely decorative ;)||„|
Obtaining[edit | edit source]
Natural generation[edit | edit source]
Name tags can be found in 54.0% of dungeon chests in stacks of 1. In 1.9,[upcoming] name tags can be found in 29.0% of dungeon chests and 42.3% of chest minecarts in abandoned mine shafts in stacks of 1.
Fishing[edit | edit source]
Name tags can be caught from fishing as part of the treasure category.
Trading[edit | edit source]
Usage[edit | edit source]
To use a name tag it must first be renamed with an anvil. If it is not renamed, it will have no effect when used on a mob. After the name tag is renamed, the player can use it on a mob to give it the name given to the name tag from the anvil. Mobs can be renamed multiple times.
Once a mob is named, it will keep its name, with one exception:
- A named silverfish that goes into a block will not be named when the block is broken.
Limitations[edit | edit source]
Mobs that can be interacted with by pressing use will perform the use action instead of being named. As a result, adult villagers will open their trading interface instead of receiving the name. However, the villager will receive the name if it is trading with another player. Villagers and these mobs can also receive the name if the player uses the name tag while in a nether portal, because the nether portal suppresses the use action.
Baby villagers can be named and will keep the name when they become adults. Renamed zombie villagers will also keep the name if they become normal villagers.
Behavior[edit | edit source]
Renamed mobs will have their name displayed over their head in the fashion as a mob named through a renamed spawn egg. Their names can only be seen if they are aimed at from four or fewer blocks away.
If a renamed mob kills a player, the custom name will be used in the death message in place of the mob type name.
Easter eggs[edit | edit source]
Video[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
|1.6.1||13w16b||Added name tags. They can be found in dungeon chests.|
|13w25a||A mob named "Dinnerbone" or "Grumm" will render upside down.|
|1.7.2||13w36a||Name Tags can now rarely be acquired by fishing.|
|1.7.4||13w48b||A sheep named "jeb_" will fade between the dye colors.|
|1.8||14w02a||Name Tags can be purchased from Librarian villagers.|
|14w27a||Rabbits are added, and naming one "Toast" will give it a special memorial skin.|
|1.9||15w44a||Added to mineshaft chests, and decreased the average yield from dungeon chests.|
|TU19||CU7||1.12||Added name tags.|
Issues[edit | edit source]
Issues relating to “Name Tag” are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
How to use Grumm/Dinnerbone name tag easter egg and lead to make an another animal Yo-yo.