Particles are a graphical effect in Minecraft.
Types of particles
The types of particles and their names in the game's code are displayed below. Particle names in italic will always be shown.
|explode||Explosions, mob death, mobs spawned by monster spawners, silverfish entering blocks|
|largeexplode||Explosions, ghast fireballs, wither skulls, Ender Dragon death|
|hugeexplosion||Explosions, Ender Dragon death, shearing mooshrooms|
|fireworksSpark||Firework rocket trail and explosion (trail is not shown when the "Minimal" particle setting is used)|
|bubble||Entities in water, guardian laser beams, fishing|
|splash||Entities in water, wolves, boats|
|crit||Critical hits, bows|
|magicCrit||Sword or axe enchanted with Sharpness, Smite, or Bane of Arthropods|
|smoke||Torches, primed TNT, droppers, dispensers, end portals, brewing stands, monster spawners, furnaces, ghast fireballs, wither skulls, taming, withers, lava (when raining), placing an eye of ender in an end portal frame [note 1], redstone torches burning out [note 1]|
|largesmoke||Fire, Minecart with furnace, blazes, water flowing into lava [note 1], lava flowing into water [note 1]|
|spell||Splash potions, bottles o' enchanting|
|instantSpell||Instant health/damage splash potions|
|mobSpell||Status effects, trading, wither armor|
|dripWater||Water, wet sponges, leaves (when raining)|
|angryVillager||Attacking a villager in a village|
|happyVillager||Bone meal, trading with a villager, feeding a baby animal|
|portal||Nether portals, endermen, endermites, ender pearls, eyes of ender, ender chests, dragon eggs|
|enchantmenttable||Enchantment tables near bookshelves|
|flame||Torches, furnaces, Magma Cubes, monster spawners|
|reddust||Redstone ore, powered redstone, redstone torches, powered redstone repeaters|
|snowballpoof||Thrown snowballs, creating withers [note 1], creating iron golems [note 1]|
|snowshovel||Creating snow golems [note 1]|
|iconcrack_(id)_(data)||Eating, thrown eggs, splash potions, eyes of ender, breaking tools|
|blockcrack_(id|(data<<12))||Breaking blocks, sprinting, walking iron golems|
|blockdust_(id)||Breaking armor stands, falling|
- Does not spawn due to a bug.
|rd-160052||Particles now appear when you break a block|
|January 25, 2010||Added "flame" particle|
|June 18, 2010||Added "bubble" particle|
|Added "splash" particle|
|1.0.1||Added "reddust" particle|
|1.0.5||Added "snowballpoof" particle|
|1.2||Added "largeexplode" particle|
|Added "portal" particle|
|1.2||Added "note" particle|
|1.8||Added "crit" particle|
|Added "hugeexplosion" particle|
|Added "townaura" particle|
|1.0||Beta 1.9-pre4||Added "magicCrit" particle|
|Added "spell" particle|
|Added "instantSpell" particle|
|Added "mobSpell" particle|
|Beta 1.9-pre6||Added "Particles" setting in Video Settings|
|Added "dripWater" particle|
|Added "dripLava" particle|
|1.4.2||12w32a||Added "angryVillager" particle|
|Added "happyVillager" particle|
|12w38a||Added "witchMagic" particle|
|1.4.4||Added "mobSpellAmbient" particle|
|1.4.6||12w49a||Added "fireworksSpark" particle|
|1.7.2||13w36a||Added "wake" particle|
|Added falling particles|
|1.8||14w04a||Particles can now be spawned with
|14w06a||Added "barrier" particle|
|14w25a||Added "droplet" particle|
|Added "take" particle|
|Added "mobappearance" particle|
|14w27a||Falling particles now move in a random direction|
|14w31a||Thrown eggs now use the iconcrack particle instead of the snowballpoof particle|
|14w34c||Removed void particles.|
Issues relating to "Particles" are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.
- Most particle colors can be changed using resource packs, however the color of smoke particles used in redstone, portals, and Endermen can't be changed without mods.
- Status effect particles will appear where your face is pointing.
- Bubble and suspended particles seem to only appear when they are in water.
- The "mobappearance" particle will always follow the player regardless of what its location has been set to.
- The torches on redstone repeaters spawn particles, but the torches on redstone comparators do not.
- In Pocket Edition:
- Eating particles appear as miniature versions of the food being eaten.
- Burning entities emit rounded particles with Fire's animation.