Pocket Edition removed features

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This page contains content that is no longer in the game.
These features only exist in outdated versions of Minecraft Pocket Edition

Some features have been removed from the Pocket Edition. These features may have been replaced, or a developer decided against the feature later on.

Note that this page only documents game features that were removed, features of a particular game element that were removed are noted in that element's history. There are some features that were accidentally added from the Education Edition, the features were removed shortly later and made exclusive to the Education Edition again.[1]

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Splashes[edit | edit source]

When a splash is removed, the line it occupied in splashes.txt is deleted, meaning the line number of all subsequent splashes lowers by one.

Splash text Explanation Version added Version removed
Redstone free! Until Alpha 0.8.0, there was no redstone, other than the ore. Alpha 0.7.3 Alpha 0.8.0
100% dragon free Pocket Edition now has an ender dragon. Alpha 0.?.0 1.0
It's alpha The game is no longer in Alpha. Alpha 0.?.0 1.0

Blocks and Items[edit | edit source]

Blocks[edit | edit source]

Allow & Deny[edit | edit source]

Allow Block.png
Deny Block.png

Allow and Deny blocks are supposed to be used to create restricted building areas or areas where users can build in. They were an Education Edition feature that was accidentally added in the first development version of the Alpha 0.16.0 update, it was removed shortly later because it was only meant to be an Education Edition feature.

Board[edit | edit source]

The Board blocks are supposedly to have a function with a right click. They were an Education Edition feature that was accidentally added in the first development version of the Alpha 0.16.0 update, it was removed shortly later because it was only meant to be an Education Edition feature.

The Board block came in three different sizes:

  • Slate (1×1)
  • Poster (2×1)
  • Board (2×3)

Border[edit | edit source]

See also: Cobblestone Walls

Border blocks are unbreakable blocks shaped like cobblestone walls that prohibit movement through, over or under the block they had been placed on. They were an Education Edition feature that was accidentally added in the first development version of the Alpha 0.16.0 update, it was removed shortly later because it was only meant to be an Education Edition feature.

Cyan flower[edit | edit source]

Cyan Flower.png
See also: Flower

The cyan flower was replaced with the poppy in Alpha 0.9.0 build 1 However, Johan said it may return.[2]

Nether Reactor functions[edit | edit source]

The functionality of the Nether Reactor were removed in Alpha 0.12.1 due to the addition of the Nether. The block still exists, but nothing will happen when tapping it.

Nether Reactor Core[edit | edit source]
Nether Reactor Core.png
Nether Reactor Core (Active).png
Nether Reactor Core (Used).png
See also: Netherrack

The functionality of the Nether Reactor was removed in Pocket Edition Alpha 0.12.1. However, the reactor core block still exists in game, and can be obtained through inventory editing or by retaining it from previous worlds before the update. It now drops its ingredients instead of itself, allowing players to recover them.

Glowing Obsidian[edit | edit source]
Glowing Obsidian.png
See also: Obsidian

Being a part of the nether reactor, the glowing obsidian block was also removed in Alpha 0.12.1. It emitted a soft red glow at light level 12, and dropped a single obsidian when broken with a diamond pickaxe. It can now only be obtained through inventory editing .

Items[edit | edit source]

Portfolio[edit | edit source]

Portfolio.png

In Education Edition, the Portfolio is used to document a screenshot taken from the Camera, it got accidentally added to Pocket Edition in Alpha 0.16.0 build 1. It could only be obtained using commands and had no function. It was later removed because it was only supposed to be an Education Edition feature.

Mobs/Entities[edit | edit source]

Camera[edit | edit source]

Camera.png

The Camera was an entity in Pocket Edition that would capture pictures in the game. In the Education Edition, it works together with the portfolio item to create collections of pictures.

Before then, Cameras was first added to the game in Alpha 0.1.0 and were available until Alpha 0.9.0 build 1. Later it was re-added to the game in Alpha 0.14.0 build 1, but got removed again in Alpha 0.16.0 build 4 due to becoming a Education Edition item. Cameras are only available in the Education Edition.

NPC[edit | edit source]

NPCs were a villager-like mob, but slightly taller than a normal villager. They were an Education Edition feature that got accidentally added in the first development version for the Alpha 0.16.0 update; they were removed shortly later because they were only supposed to be an Education Edition feature.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Crafting recipes[edit | edit source]

Cocoa beans[edit | edit source]

See also: Dyes

In Alpha 0.8.0 build 3 cocoa beans were added with its exclusive recipes. In Alpha 0.9.0 build 1 cocoa beans can now be obtained with cocoa pods. In Alpha 0.16.0 official release, the cocoa bean crafting recipe was removed.

The recipe was removed because it can no longer make any sense after the addition to obtain cocoa beans from cocoa pods. It was reported by a user in the bug tracker and was confirmed as a bug.[3]
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Ink Sac +
Rose Red +
Dandelion Yellow
--or--
Ink Sac +
Orange Dye

Smelting recipes[edit | edit source]

Rose red[edit | edit source]

See also: Dyes

The reason of the removal of the recipe is unknown, and still questionable.

Ingredients Smelting recipe
Red Mushroom +
Any fuel









References[edit | edit source]