Spawn Egg

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Spawn Egg
Spawn Mob Eggs.gif




























Type

Items

Durability

N/A

Renewable

No

Stackable

Yes (64)
Yes (16) (Console Edition)

First appearances

See History

Data value

dec: 383 hex: 17F bin: 101111111

Name

spawn_egg

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Spawn eggs on display.

A spawn egg is an item that may be used to spawn mobs directly. It allows the player to spawn a variety of mobs on command, although some mobs are not available. There are 28 eggs available in the PC Edition, and 24 in Pocket Edition and Console Edition.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Spawn eggs are not obtainable in survival mode. In creative mode, the player can press pick block on an existing mob to obtain their respective egg. Spawn eggs are also available in the creative inventory.

Commands[edit | edit source]

A spawn egg without colors

Spawn eggs can be obtained by ops using /give. See this section for all available spawn eggs and commands.

Any spawn eggs not listed in the table below cannot spawn entities. They will instead make a sound as though an arrow has been shot. These eggs will be the default color, white with gray spots. When a player hovers over the image with their mouse the name of the egg is "Spawn". This egg has no specific properties and can not spawn any mob.

Usage[edit | edit source]

A spawn egg is used by pressing use on a surface with the egg. The egg's mob will appear with its feet immediately adjacent to the surface. The egg will be consumed in the process in survival mode, but will not be consumed in creative mode.

Spawn eggs are not thrown; the player must be within normal range of the block. Hostile and neutral mobs (except wolves) spawned while on the peaceful difficulty will spawn but will be instantly deleted from the world.

A spawn egg fired from a dispenser will spawn the mob directly in front of the dispenser.

If a spawn egg is used on a passive mob which has a baby counterpart, it will spawn as a baby.

Spawn eggs can be renamed from an anvil when used will spawn mobs with that name attached to them as an NBT tag. Their names can only be seen if they are aimed at from four or fewer blocks away. This name will also appear in death messages from the mob killing a player. Any spawn egg can be used on a spawner to change the mob that it spawns.

List of spawn eggs[edit | edit source]

Egg Spawns Notes PC PE CE
Hostile Mobs
Grid Spawn Blaze.png
Blaze
Y Y
Grid Spawn Cave Spider.png
Cave Spider
Y Y
Grid Spawn Creeper.png
Creeper
Creepers never spawn charged. Y Y Y
Grid Spawn Enderman.png
Enderman
Endermen are spawned neutral without any block held by them. Y Y Y
Grid Spawn Endermite.png
Endermite
Y Y
Grid Spawn Ghast.png
Ghast
Y Y
Grid Spawn Guardian.png
Guardian
Elder guardians can only be spawned through commands. Y Y
Grid Spawn Magma Cube.png
Magma Cube
Magma cubes are spawned with random sizes. Y Y
Grid Spawn Shulker.png
Shulker
Y
Grid Spawn Silverfish.png
Silverfish
Y Y Y
Grid Spawn Skeleton.png
Skeleton


Wither Skeleton
Skeleton eggs used in the Overworld and the End will always spawn regular skeletons.
Eggs used in the Nether spawn wither skeletons 80% of the time.
Y Y Y
Grid Spawn Slime.png
Slime
Slimes are spawned with random sizes. Y Y Y
Grid Spawn Spider.png
Spider
Spiders have a 1% chance to spawn spider jockeys. Y Y Y
Grid Spawn Witch.png
Witch
Y Y Y
Grid Spawn Zombie.png
Zombie
Zombies have a 5% chance of spawning as a zombie villager and another 5% chance of spawning as baby zombies. There is also a chance of them holding tools or weapons and armor. Baby zombies and baby zombie villagers can spawn as chicken jockeys. Y Y Y
Grid Spawn Zombie Pigman.png
Zombie Pigman
Zombie pigmen are spawned neutral, and have 5% chance of spawning as baby zombie pigmen. Baby zombie pigmen can spawn as chicken jockeys. Y Y Y
Passive Mobs PC PE CE
Grid Spawn Bat.png
Bat
Bats will hang upside down on a block if you stay off a certain distance and use the spawn egg underneath an opaque block Y Y Y
Grid Spawn Chicken.png
Chicken
Y Y Y
Grid Spawn Cow.png
Cow
Y Y Y
Grid Spawn Horse.png
Horse
Horses will spawn 90% of the time; donkeys 10% of the time.
The horse or donkey will be a foal 20% of the time.
Skeleton and zombie horses never spawn.
Y Y
Grid Spawn Horse.png
Donkey
Y
Grid Spawn Horse.png
Mule
Y
Grid Spawn Mooshroom.png
Mooshroom
Y Y Y
Grid Spawn Ocelot.png
Ocelot
Ocelots are spawned untamed.
About 14% of the time (1/7) an ocelot is spawned with two ocelot kittens.
Y Y Y
Grid Spawn Pig.png
Pig
Pigs are spawned without a saddle on the back. Y Y Y
Grid Spawn Rabbit.png
Rabbit
Skins are random, "The Killer Bunny" will spawn under a 1 in 1000 chance. The black-and-white rabbit is only spawned when the spawn egg is renamed Toast. Y Y Y
Grid Spawn Sheep.png
Sheep
Sheep are spawned with the colors that can spawn naturally. See sheep page for details. Y Y Y
Grid Spawn Squid.png
Squid
Squids will not survive if spawned on land. Y Y
Grid Spawn Wolf.png
Wolf
Wolves are spawned neutral. Y Y Y
NPCs PC PE CE
Grid Spawn Villager.png
Villager
Villagers' professions are randomized. Baby, generic, and zombie villagers never spawn. Y Y Y

Data values[edit | edit source]

The data value of a spawn egg has no effect; instead, the {EntityTag:{id:"<Savegame ID>"}} data tag is being used. For example, /give <playername> spawn_egg 1 0 {EntityTag:{id:Creeper}} would cause the spawn egg to create creepers.

If, for the entity tag 'id', a SaveGame ID is used for a mob that is not listed in the table above, such as VillagerGolem (iron golem), the result would be a spawn egg with the name "Spawn Iron Golem", since the game can figure out the display name, but the egg will not spawn any mob, and will be the default color (white with grey spots).

Spawn eggs can also be made for wither skeletons, since they are just variations of skeletons with special entity tags. The command would be: /give <playername> spawn_egg 1 0 {EntityTag:{id:Skeleton,SkeletonType:1,HandItems:[{id:stone_sword}]}} The same applies to elder guardians: /give <playername> spawn_egg 1 0 {EntityTag:{id:Guardian,Elder:1}}

History[edit | edit source]

Official release
1.1 11w49a
Classic eggs.png
Added spawn eggs for creeper, spider, skeleton, zombie, slime, ghast, zombie pigman, enderman, cave spider, silverfish, blaze, magma cube, pig, sheep, cow, chicken, squid, wolf, mooshroom and villager. At this point the spawn egg had a single texture file which was tinted different colors, and looked like in this image.
12w01a Grid Spawn Creeper.pngGrid Spawn Spider.pngGrid Spawn Skeleton.pngGrid Spawn Zombie.pngGrid Spawn Slime.pngGrid Spawn Ghast.pngGrid Spawn Zombie Pigman.pngGrid Spawn Enderman.pngGrid Spawn Cave Spider.pngGrid Spawn Silverfish.pngGrid Spawn Blaze.pngGrid Spawn Magma Cube.pngGrid Spawn Pig.pngGrid Spawn Sheep.pngGrid Spawn Cow.pngGrid Spawn Chicken.pngGrid Spawn Squid.pngGrid Spawn Wolf.pngGrid Spawn Mooshroom.pngGrid Spawn Villager.png The egg and its markings had their textures separated, allowing them to have entirely different colors. This allowed their colors to better match the colors of the mobs themselves. The colors established in this version continue to the present day.
1.2.1 12w03a Eggs can be placed into a dispenser. Activating the dispenser will spawn the mob instead of dispensing the egg as an item. Also in this version, spawn eggs became stackable, which allows dispensers to hold more than nine of them at one time.
12w04a Grid Spawn Ocelot.pngAdded ocelot spawn eggs with the addition of the ocelot itself.
Before 1.2, edited eggs for snow golems, ender dragons and giants (and other "unspawnable" mobs) produced mobs of their types. Now this is restricted to those eggs available in the creative inventory.
1.3.1 12w18a Villagers spawned from eggs were always farmers before 12w18a; in 12w18a and later their profession is randomized.
1.4.2 12w32a Zombie villager can be spawned using zombie spawn eggs.
Sheep from spawn eggs can now spawn naturally-colored sheep (white, gray, brown, pink, etc.)
12w36a Wither skeleton has a high chance to spawn from an skeleton egg if the player is in the Nether.
Skeleton on spider jockey also can be replaced with wither skeleton when using spider spawn egg in the Nether.
12w38a Grid Spawn Witch.pngGrid Spawn Bat.pngAdded witch and bat spawn eggs.
1.4.4 Baby mobs now are spawn-able by right-clicking a mob with a corresponding mob egg.
1.5 January 7, 2013 Dinnerbone tweeted the first image of a renamed mob appearing in a death message.
13w02a Mobs spawned from renamed eggs have the name of the egg and the names will appear in death messages.
Mobs can now display their custom name as nametag using an NBT tag.
1.6.1 13w16a Grid Spawn Horse.pngAdded horse spawn eggs.
13w24a Spawn eggs now work on water.
1.6-pre Renaming a spawn egg "Dinnerbone" or "Grumm" will cause the mob to spawn upside-down.
1.7.4 13w48b Renaming a sheep or sheep spawn egg "jeb_" will give it a rainbow wool changing effect. This does not affect the wool dropped after death or shearing, however.
1.8 14w11a Grid Spawn Endermite.pngAdded endermite spawn eggs.
14w25a Grid Spawn Guardian.pngAdded guardian spawn eggs.
14w27a Grid Spawn Rabbit.pngAdded rabbit spawn eggs.
14w28b Eggs can be used to program monster spawner blocks.
1.9 15w31a Grid Spawn Shulker.pngAdded shulker spawn eggs.
15w33a Spawn eggs can no longer be addressed by numeric data id, like: give @p spawn_egg 1 50. The spawnable item from a spawn egg is now addressed by a datatag: give @p spawn_egg 1 {EntityTag:{id:"Creeper"} }
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.7.0 Grid Spawn Chicken.pngGrid Spawn Sheep.pngGrid Spawn Cow.pngGrid Spawn Pig.pngSpawn eggs added. These were chicken, sheep, pig, and cow.
0.9.0 build 1 Grid Spawn Mooshroom.pngGrid Spawn Creeper.pngGrid Spawn Enderman.pngGrid Spawn Silverfish.pngGrid Spawn Skeleton.pngGrid Spawn Slime.pngGrid Spawn Spider.pngGrid Spawn Zombie.pngGrid Spawn Zombie Pigman.pngGrid Spawn Wolf.pngAdded more spawn eggs including mooshroom, creeper, enderman, silverfish, skeleton, slime, spider, zombie, zombie pigman, and wolf.
Spawn eggs now have the correct name in the inventory.
build 2 Grid Spawn Villager.pngAdded villager spawn egg.
The eggs can be used to program monster spawner blocks.
0.11.0 build 1 Grid Spawn Squid.pngGrid Spawn Bat.pngAdded squid and bat spawn eggs.
Grid Spawn Ghast.pngGrid Spawn Magma Cube.pngGrid Spawn Cave Spider.pngAdded ghast, magma cube and cave spider spawn eggs, which at this point were unobtainable.
build 3 Added cave spider spawn eggs to the Creative mode inventory.
build 8 Added magma cube spawn eggs to the Creative mode inventory..
0.12.1 build 1 Grid Spawn Blaze.pngGrid Spawn Ocelot.pngAdded blaze and ocelot spawn eggs.
Added ghast spawn eggs to the Creative mode inventory.
Wither skeleton has a high chance to spawn from an skeleton egg if the player is in the Nether.
build 9 Mobs spawned from renamed eggs have the name of the egg and the names will appear in death messages.
build 12 Zombie villagers can be spawned using zombie spawn eggs.
0.13.0 build 1 Grid Spawn Rabbit.pngAdded rabbit spawn eggs to the Creative mode inventory.
0.14.0 build 1 Grid Spawn Witch.pngAdded witch spawn eggs to the Creative mode inventory.
Console Edition
TU9 CU1 1.0 Patch 1 Grid Spawn Chicken.pngGrid Spawn Sheep.pngGrid Spawn Cow.pngGrid Spawn Pig.pngGrid Spawn Mooshroom.pngGrid Spawn Creeper.pngGrid Spawn Enderman.pngGrid Spawn Silverfish.pngGrid Spawn Skeleton.pngGrid Spawn Slime.pngGrid Spawn Spider.pngGrid Spawn Zombie.pngGrid Spawn Zombie Pigman.pngGrid Spawn Villager.pngGrid Spawn Wolf.pngAdded spawn eggs: chicken, sheep, cow, pig, mooshroom, creeper, enderman, silverfish, skeleton, slime, spider, zombie, zombie pigman, villager, and wolf.
Eggs can be placed into a dispenser. Activating the dispenser will spawn the mob instead of dispensing the egg as an item.
TU11 Added a message when the user tries to spawn a hostile mob from a spawn egg in Peaceful mode.
TU12 Grid Spawn Ocelot.pngAdded ocelot spawn egg.
TU19 CU7 1.12 Grid Spawn Horse.pngAdded horse spawn egg.
Grid Spawn Horse.pngGrid Spawn Horse.pngAlso added donkey and mule spawn egg as a version exclusive feature.
Grid Spawn Witch.pngAdded witch spawn egg.
Grid Spawn Bat.pngAdded bat spawn egg.
TU31 CU19 1.22 Patch 3 Grid Spawn Endermite.pngEndermite spawn eggs added.
Grid Spawn Guardian.pngGuardian spawn eggs added.
Grid Spawn Rabbit.pngRabbit spawn eggs added.

Issues[edit | edit source]

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Data values differ between platforms. However, the ID is the same.
  • Iron golem, snow golem, and zombie villager spawn eggs can be obtained by switching data values.
    • Wither skeleton spawn eggs cannot be obtained due to the fact that wither skeletons and skeletons share the same mob ID.
    • "Player" spawn eggs can be generated, but are useless.
  • In the pocket edition, the default texture is that of a chicken, not a blank spawn egg.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]