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|“||You know what would be fun? If every single animal in minecraft came from eggs. Breeding would involve moving egg blocks around.||„|
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 27 eggs available in total without mods or hacking (28 in planned versions) and 22 in pocket edition.
Obtaining[edit | edit source]
Spawn eggs are not normally 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]
Spawn eggs can be obtained by ops using
/give. The damage value of the egg spawned pertains to the Entity ID of the entity it makes (No longer works in 1.9+). 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 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]
|Creepers never spawn charged.|
|Endermen are spawned neutral without any block held by them.|
|Elder Guardians can only be spawned through commands.|
|Magma Cubes are spawned with random sizes.|
|Planned for 1.9.|
|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.
|Slimes are spawned with random sizes.|
|Spiders have a 1% chance to spawn Spider Jockeys.|
|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.|
|Zombie Pigmen are spawned neutral, and have 5% chance of spawning as baby zombie pigmen. Baby zombie pigmen can spawn as chicken jockeys.|
|Bats will hang upside down on a block if you stay off a certain distance and use the spawn egg underneath an opaque block|
|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.
|Console Edition exclusive.|
|Console Edition exclusive.|
|Ocelots are spawned untamed.
About 14% of the time (1/7) an ocelot is spawned with two ocelot kittens.
|Pigs are spawned without a saddle on the back.|
|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.|
|Sheep are spawned with the colors that can spawn naturally. See sheep page for details.|
|Squids will not survive if spawned on land.|
|Wolves are spawned neutral.|
|Villagers' professions are randomized. Baby, generic, and zombie villagers never spawn.|
Data values[edit | edit source]
|57||Spawn Zombie Pigman|
|59||Spawn Cave Spider|
|62||Spawn Magma Cube|
History[edit | edit source]
|1.1||11w49a||Added spawn eggs. They had a single texture file, and looked like in the image.|
|12w01a||The egg and its markings had their textures separated in order to allow them to have entirely different colors. This allowed their colors to be changed to better suit the mobs themselves.|
|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||Added 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.|
|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||Added 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||Added 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||Added endermite spawn eggs.|
|14w25a||Added guardian spawn eggs.|
|14w27a||Added rabbit spawn eggs.|
|14w28b||Eggs can be used to program Monster Spawner blocks.|
|1.9||15w31a||Added shulker spawn eggs.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.7.0||Spawn eggs added. These were chicken, sheep, pig, and cow.|
|0.9.0||build 1||Added more spawn eggs including mooshroom, creeper, enderman, silverfish, skeleton, slime, spider, zombie, zombie pigman, and wolf.|
|Correct name for spawn eggs.|
|build 2||Added villager spawn egg.|
|The eggs can be used to program monster spawner blocks.|
|0.11.0||build 1||Added squid and bat spawn eggs.|
|Added ghast, magma cube and cave spider spawn eggs, which are currently 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||Added blaze and ocelot spawn eggs.|
|Added ghast spawn eggs to the Creative mode inventory.|
|Mobs spawned from renamed eggs have the name of the egg and the names will appear in death messages.|
|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.|
|TU9||Added spawn eggs.|
|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.|
|TU19||Added horse spawn egg. Also added donkey and mule spawn egg as a version exclusive feature.|
Issues[edit | edit source]
Issues relating to "Spawn Egg" are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Various spawn eggs utilizing their old color scheme before 12w01a