Nether Reactor Core

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Nether Reactor Core
Reactor Block.pngReactor Block (Active).pngReactor (Burned Out).png


Solid Block









Blast resistance





A wooden pickaxe or better is required to mine this block




Yes (64)



First appearances

See History


3 Diamond, 6 Iron Ingot

Block Entity ID


Data value

dec: 247 hex: F7 bin: 11110111

This item has been officially removed or made unobtainable.
It can still be obtained using third-party software. However, this can cause unexpected behavior such as bugs and crashes.

The Nether Reactor Core is a block exclusive to Pocket Edition. It is the main component in the nether reactor structure. The block can not be crafted in the latest version and can only be obtained via inventory editing or if retained from earlier versions.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

If a nether reactor core is mined with any pickaxe, it will drop 6 iron ingots and 3 diamonds; otherwise, it will drop nothing.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Ingredients Crafting recipe Description

Diamond +
Iron Ingot

Pocket Edition only. Removed in 0.12.1 after the addition of the Nether.

Usage[edit | edit source]

This block was required to build the nether reactor. Tapping on it would activate the reactor if built correctly.

Data values[edit | edit source]

Block data[edit | edit source]

Icon DV Description
Reactor Block.png 1 Nether Reactor
Reactor Block (Active).png 2 Active Nether Reactor
Reactor (Burned Out).png 3 Used Nether Reactor
  1. This is the inactive state of the core.
  2. This core is used when the Nether reactor is active.
  3. This core is used when the Nether reactor cycle has ended.

Note that in any stage when the nether reactor core is mined, it will always drop as stage 1.

Block entity[edit | edit source]

  • Block entity data

    •  id: NetherReactor

    •  x: X coordinate of the block entity.

    •  y: Y coordinate of the block entity.

    •  z: Z coordinate of the block entity.

    •  HasFinished: True when the reactor has completed its activation phase, and has gone dark.

    •  IsInitialized: True when the reactor has been activated, and has turned red.

    •  Progress: Number of ticks the reactor has been active for. It finishes after 920 game ticks (45 seconds).

History[edit | edit source]

Pocket Edition Alpha
0.5.0 Added nether reactor cores.
0.12.1 build 1 The nether reactor core still exists but no longer works due to the addition of the Nether.
Pi Edition
0.1.1 Added Nether reactor cores.

Issues[edit | edit source]

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