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Yes (16)

Internal ID

PC: 11
PE: 81

Network ID

PC: 61

Entity ID


First appearances

See History

Data value

dec: 332 hex: 14C bin: 101001100



Snowballs are throwable items.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Snow blocks[edit | edit source]

See also: Tutorials/Snow farming

Snowballs can be obtained by breaking snow blocks (4 snowballs) when using a shovel without silk touch and by breaking snow layers using a shovel (1-8 snowballs, one per layer).

Snow Golems[edit | edit source]

Snow Golems drop 0-15 snowballs upon death.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Snow Snowball

Combat[edit | edit source]

Snowballs can be thrown by using them. They are affected by gravity.

They deal 3 (Heart.svgHalf Heart.svg) to blazes but they deal no damage to other mobs, mobs will still have knockback and give the same effect as if they were being damaged. In both versions, they can still damage armor.

When fighting the Ender Dragon, snowballs can be thrown at End Crystals to destroy them, as an alternative to arrows.

Dispenser[edit | edit source]

Snowballs can be fired from dispensers.

Data values[edit | edit source]

See also: Chunk format

Snowballs have entity data which define various properties of the entity. Their entity ID is Snowball.

Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

1.0.5 Added snowballs. They are used to craft snow blocks.
1.0.5_01 Snowballs now stack to 8.
New snowball sound effect.
1.0.6 Snowballs now stack up to 16.
Thrown snowballs no longer disappear.
1.1.1 No longer possible to obtain more than four snowballs from a solid snow block (was previously able to obtain 4-6 snowballs per snow block allowing an infinite number of snowballs to be made.)
Sound Update Snowballs throw sound was changed.
Official release
1.0.0 Ghasts no longer shoot flaming snowballs.
1.9 15w32a No longer damage the Ender Dragon.
1.11 16w32a Changed entity ID from Snowball to snowball.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.3.0 Added snowballs. They can be used to craft snow blocks.
0.4.0 Snowballs can now be thrown.
0.11.0 build 14 Snowballs are now available in the creative inventory.
0.16.0 It is unknown if this is a bug, but Snowballs are now able to do 2 (Heart.svg) of damage when thrown at mobs other than blazes, instead of inflicting no damage on them at all.
Console Edition
TU1 CU1 1.0 Added snowballs.

Issues[edit | edit source]

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