Particles are a graphical effect in Minecraft. Particles always seem to face the player and will usually disappear after a short period of time. Particles collide with solid blocks and are slowed by cobwebs, but are unaffected by other entities. Each particle texture is 8x8 pixels.
You can reduce the amount of particles visible in the Video Settings menu. These options range from "All" to "Minimal". "All" renders all particles, "Decreased" renders half the amount of particles, and "Minimal" only renders block breaking particles, explosion particles, and firework particles.
Particles can be spawned with the
The types of particles and their names in the game's code are displayed below.
Particle names in italic will always be shown, even if the "Minimal" particle setting is used.
|largeexplode||Ghast fireballs, Wither skulls|
|fireworksSpark||Firework trail and explosion|
|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|
|mobSpell||Potion effects, trading|
|spell||Splash potions, bottles o' enchanting|
|instantSpell||Instant health/damage splash potions|
|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|
|splash||Water, rain, wolves|
|largesmoke||Fire, Minecart with Furnace, Blazes|
|cloud||Mob death, mobs spawned by monster spawners|
|reddust||Redstone Ore, powered Redstone, Redstone Torches, powered Redstone Repeaters|
|snowballpoof||Thrown snowballs, creating Snow Golems or Iron Golems|
|dripWater||Water, wet sponges|
|angryVillager||Attacking a villager in a village|
|happyVillager||Bone Meal, trading in a village|
|blockcrack_(id|(data<<12))||Breaking blocks, sprinting, falling, ocelots|
|iconcrack_(id)_(data)||Eating, thrown eggs, eyes of ender, breaking tools|
|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|
|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 particles seem to only appear when they are in water.
- In Pocket Edition:
- Eating particles appear as miniature versions of the food being eaten.
- Burning entities emit rounded particles with Fire's animation.