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Spawn Egg
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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 used to spawn mobs directly. There are 28 eggs available in the PC Edition (38 in version 1.10[upcoming]), 24 in Pocket Edition, and 29 in 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


Blaze
Yes Yes Yes


Cave Spider
Yes Yes Yes


Creeper
Creepers never spawn charged. Yes Yes Yes


Enderman
Endermen are spawned neutral without any block held by them. Yes Yes Yes


Endermite
Yes No Yes


Ghast
Yes Yes Yes


Guardian
Elder guardians cannot be spawned with this egg. Yes No Yes


Elder Guardian
1.10 No No


Husk
[upcoming 1.10]
Husks have a 5% chance of spawning as a baby husk. Baby husks have a 5% chance of spawning as a chicken jockey. There is also a chance of them holding tools, weapons or armor. 1.10 No No


Magma Cube
Magma cubes are spawned with random sizes. Yes Yes Yes


Shulker
Yes No No


Silverfish
Yes Yes Yes


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.
In 1.10[upcoming], eggs used in ice plains, ice plains spikes and ice mountains biomes have an 80% chance to spawn strays, if spawned with a clear view of the sky.
Yes Yes Yes


Slime
Slimes are spawned with random sizes. Yes Yes Yes


Spider
Spiders have a 1% chance to spawn spider jockeys. Yes Yes Yes


Stray
[upcoming 1.10]
1.10 No No


Witch
Yes Yes Yes


Wither Skeleton
1.10 No No


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, weapons or armor. A baby zombie or baby zombie villager has a 5% chance to spawn as a chicken jockey.
In 1.10[upcoming], eggs used in desert, desert hills and desert M biomes have an 80% chance to spawn husks, if spawned with a clear view of the sky.
Yes Yes Yes


Zombie Pigman
Zombie pigmen are spawned neutral, and have a 5% chance of spawning as a baby zombie pigmen. A baby zombie pigman has a 5% chance to spawn as a chicken jockey. Yes Yes Yes
Passive Mobs PC PE CE


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 Yes Yes Yes


Cat
Chooses one of the tamed cat types at random. 1.10 No No


Chicken
Yes Yes Yes


Cow
Yes Yes Yes


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.
Yes No Yes


Donkey
1.10 No Yes


Mule
1.10 No Yes


Skeleton Horse
1.10 No No


Zombie Horse
1.10 No No


Mooshroom
Yes Yes Yes


Ocelot
Ocelots are spawned untamed.
About 14% of the time (1/7) an ocelot is spawned with two ocelot kittens.
Yes Yes Yes


Pig
Pigs are spawned without a saddle on the back. Yes Yes Yes


Polar Bear
[upcoming 1.10]
1.10 No No


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. Yes Yes Yes


Sheep
Sheep are spawned with the colors that can spawn naturally. See sheep page for details. Yes Yes Yes


Squid
Squids will not survive if spawned on land. Yes Yes Yes


Wolf
Wolves are spawned neutral. Yes Yes Yes
NPCs PC PE CE


Villager
Villagers' professions are randomized. Generic, and zombie villagers never spawn. Yes Yes Yes

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}}. These eggs will be available by default in 1.10.[upcoming]

History[edit | edit source]

Official release
1.1 11w49a
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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



















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
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. 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

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.
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"} }
1.10 16w20a









Added spawn eggs for polar bear, wither skeleton, stray, husk, elder guardian, cat, donkey, mule, skeleton horse and zombie horse.
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.
Spawn eggs now have the correct name in the inventory.
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 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

Added 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
Added rabbit spawn eggs to the Creative mode inventory.
0.14.0 build 1
Added witch spawn eggs to the Creative mode inventory.
Console Edition
TU9 CU1 1.0 Patch 1



















Added spawn eggs for creeper, skeleton, spider, zombie, slime, ghast, zombie pigman, enderman, cave spider, silverfish, blaze, magma cube, pig, sheep, cow, chicken, squid, wolf, mooshroom and villager.
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
Added ocelot spawn egg.
TU19 CU7 1.12
Added horse spawn egg.


Also added donkey and mule spawn egg as a version exclusive feature.

Added witch spawn egg.

Added bat spawn egg.
TU31 CU19 1.22 Patch 3
Endermite spawn eggs added.

Guardian spawn eggs added.

Rabbit spawn eggs added.

Issues[edit | edit source]

Issues relating to “Spawn Egg” are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.

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.
    • "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]