Wooden: No, but catches fire from lava
See Data values
See Data values
- Wooden: Can detect all entities, giving out a maximum signal strength.
- Stone: Can only detect players and mobs, giving out a maximum signal strength.
- Light weighted: Can detect all entities. The signal strength increases as more entities are added
- Heavy weighted: Similar to a light weighted pressure plate but requires much higher quantities to be activated.
Obtaining[edit | edit source]
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.
A pressure plate will also be removed and drop itself as an item:
- if the block beneath it is moved, removed, or destroyed
- if a piston tries to push it or moves a block into its space
Crafting[edit | edit source]
|Stone Pressure Plate||Stone|
|Wooden Pressure Plate||Any Wood Planks|
|Weighted Pressure Plate (Heavy)||Iron Ingot|
|Weighted Pressure Plate (Light)||Gold Ingot|
Natural generation[edit | edit source]
One stone pressure plate is generated naturally in each desert temple.
Usage[edit | edit source]
Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]
|Detector Rail||Iron Ingot +
Stone Pressure Plate +
Redstone component[edit | edit source]
- See also: Redstone circuit
A pressure plate can be used to detect entities on top of it (players, mobs, items, etc.).
To place a pressure plate, use it while aiming at the face of a block adjacent to the destination space.
A pressure plate can be attached to:
- the top of any full solid opaque block (stone, dirt, blocks of gold, etc.), including full-block mechanism components (command blocks, dispensers, droppers, note blocks, and redstone lamps)
- the top of a hopper, fence, nether brick fence, an upside-down slab, or upside-down stairs.
A pressure plate cannot be attached to the side or bottom of any block, but attempting to make such an attachment may cause the plate to attach to the top of a block under the destination space. For example, if a fence is on the ground, attempting to attach a plate to the side of the fence will cause the plate to be attached to the top of the ground next to the fence instead.
A pressure plate activates when an entity is on top of it (specifically, when the entity's collision mask intersects the bottom quarter-block of the pressure plate's space, which may include entities flying close to the ground) and deactivates 5 redstone ticks (0.5 seconds, barring lag) after no entities are on top of it, with a minimum activation time of 10 redstone ticks (1.0 seconds, barring lag).[verify]
A stone pressure plate is activated only by mobs (including players), while a wooden pressure plate or a weighted pressure plate is activated by all entities (including players, mobs, items, arrows, experience orbs, fishing bobs, etc.) besides snowballs.
A minecart traveling on rails will activate a pressure plate next to a diagonal track but not one next to a straight track (stone pressure plates are activated only if the minecart contains a mob or player).
While active, a pressure plate:
- powers adjacent redstone dust, and adjacent redstone comparators or redstone repeaters facing away from the plate
- strongly powers any full solid opaque block beneath it
- activates adjacent mechanism components, including above or below, such as pistons, redstone lamps, etc.
For stone and wooden pressure plates, the power level is always 15. For weighted pressure plates, the power level varies depending on the number of entities.
|Number of entities required[note 1]|
- Does not vary depending on the entity; two mobs produce the same strength as two dropped items
A pressure plate is not solid (it is not a barrier to entity movement). A block under a pressure plate can provide a solid barrier underneath it (for mobs to walk across, items to fall on, etc.), but when a pressure plate is placed on a block with a small collision mask, such as a fence or nether brick fence, it is possible for entities to move through the pressure plate while still activating it (walking through it horizontally, or falling through it vertically). Thus, a pressure plate on a fence can be used to detect entities without stopping them (more compactly than a tripwire circuit).
Pressure plates are 0.0625 blocks high (1⁄16 of a block) when inactive and 0.03125 blocks high (1⁄32 of a block) when active, but because they are not solid they do not affect the position of entities "on top" of them (for example, a player on top of a pressure plate is actually standing on the block beneath it).
Fuel[edit | edit source]
Data values[edit | edit source]
A pressure plate is defined by its ID and block data. A pressure plate also has a block state which is expected to replace the functionality of block data in a future version.
ID[edit | edit source]
A pressure plate's ID specifies what type of pressure plate it is.
|Name||ID Name||Block ID|
|Stone Pressure Plate||
|Wooden Pressure Plate||
|Weighted Pressure Plate (Heavy)||
|Weighted Pressure Plate (Light)||
Block data[edit | edit source]
- See also: Data values
A pressure plate's data value specifies whether is it active:
- Stone or wooden pressure plate
|0x1||If this bit is set, the pressure plate is active.|
- Weighted pressure plate
|A four-bit field storing a value from 0 to 15 representing the weighted pressure plate's current redstone power level.|
Block state[edit | edit source]
- See also: Block states
- Stone or wooden pressure plate
||True if pressure plate is depressed, providing power.|
- Weighted pressure plate
||Specifies the redstone power level currently being produced by the weighted pressure plate.|
Video[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
|1.0.1||Added pressure plates. Weighted pressure pressure plates do not exist yet.|
|1.3||Pressure plates only require two wood planks/stone to craft; previous versions required three (this recipe now creates wooden or stone slabs).|
|1.5||Stone pressure plates are now used to craft detector rails.|
|1.6||Wooden plates no longer require a pickaxe to be successfully extracted; before they used to. Both types of plates can also be recovered by destroying the block they are on.|
|Pressure plates may no longer be placed on leaf blocks. Pressure plates placed on leaf blocks prior to this update will drop when stepped on and may be recollected.|
|1.8||Pressure plates are placeable on fences, though they are not functional as pressure plates in this configuration.|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9-pre2||Pressure plates now function when placed on top of fences.|
|1.3.1||12w21a||A stone pressure plate now generates in desert temples.|
|12w23a||Wooden pressure plates can be activated by arrows.|
|1.5||13w01a||Added weighted pressure plates.|
|1.7.2||13w36a||Rescaled output strength of weighted pressure plates.|
|Allowed all entities to trigger weighted pressure plates.|
|1.9||15w31a||Now have a slightly flatter look in the inventory.|
|15w43a||Non-stone pressure plates are given a different, more high-pitched activation sound, so that they no longer match the sound of stone pressure plates.|
|15w46a||Mobs no longer spawn on pressure plates.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.13.0||build 1||Added pressure plates and weighted pressure plates. Stone pressure plates are used to craft detector rails.|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||Added pressure plates.|
|TU5||Pressure plates are placeable on fences.|
|TU14||1.04||Wooden pressure plates can be activated by arrows.|
|TU19||CU7||1.12||Added weighted pressure plates.|
Pre-1.7.2 requirements[edit | edit source]
|Number of entities required|
|Gold plate||Iron plate
|Iron plate (stacks)|
|1||1–4||1–42||1 block–42 blocks|
|2||5–8||43–85||43 blocks–1 stack 21 blocks|
|3||9–12||86–128||1 stack 22 blocks–2 stacks|
|4||13–16||129–170||2 stacks 1 block–2 stacks 42 blocks|
|5||17–20||171–213||2 stacks 43 blocks–3 stacks 21 blocks|
|6||21–24||214–256||3 stacks 22 blocks–4 stacks|
|7||25–28||257–298||4 stacks 1 block–4 stacks 42 blocks|
|8||29–32||299–341||4 stacks 43 blocks–5 stacks 21 blocks|
|9||33–36||342–384||5 stacks 22 blocks–6 stacks|
|10||37–40||385–426||6 stacks 1 block–6 stacks 42 blocks|
|11||41–44||427–469||6 stacks 43 blocks–7 stacks 21 blocks|
|12||45–48||470–512||7 stacks 22 blocks–8 stacks|
|13||49–52||513–554||8 stacks 1 block–8 stacks 42 blocks|
|14||53–56||555–597||8 stacks 43 blocks–9 stacks 21 blocks|
|15||57+||598+||9 stacks 22 blocks+|
Issues[edit | edit source]
Issues relating to “Pressure Plate” or “Weighted Pressure Plate“ are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.