Particles are a graphical effect in Minecraft. Particles always seem to face the player and will usually disappear after a short period of time. They only appear from another entity such as fire. 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 Options 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.
Use the particle command to summon particles.
The types of particles and their coding 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.
|fireworksSpark||Firework trail and explosion|
|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|
|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||Powered Redstone, Redstone Torches, powered Redstone Repeaters|
|snowballpoof||Snowballs, eggs, creating Snow Golems or Iron Golems|
|angryVillager||Attacking a villager in a village|
|happyVillager||Bone Meal, trading in a village|
|(data<<12))||Breaking blocks, sprinting, falling, ocelots|
|iconcrack_(id)_(data)||Eating, eyes of ender, breaking tools|
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- 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.
- The rain particles affect the rain sound.
- 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.