|Block Entity ID||
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Bells are transparent animated block entities that produce a bell sound when used.
A bell does not have a crafting recipe and requires a pickaxe to be mined or will drop nothing.
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.
Bells can generate naturally in all village variants, usually near the center of the village in the meeting point.
Apprentice-level Armorer villagers have 1⁄3 chance to sell a bell for 36 emerald. Apprentice-level Toolsmith villagers sell a bell for 36 emerald. Journeyman-level Weaponsmith villagers sell a bell for 36 emerald.[upcoming: BE 1.11.0]
When the side of a bell is used, it will produce a sound as well as a "swaying" animation. Bells can be anchored to the side of blocks, ceilings, and floors.
|Name||Default value||Allowed values||Description|
|attachment||What the bell is attached to.|
|facing||The direction the bell is facing.|
Opposite from the direction the player faces when placing a bell.
- Block entity data
- Tags common to all block entities see Template:Nbt inherit/blockentity/template
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|Bells currently have a state for anchoring to the side of blocks but this state currently has a missing model.|
|18w48a||Bells now spawn in plains villages.|
|18w49a||Bells can also now spawn in savanna and snowy villages as well.|
|18w50a||Added sounds for bells.|
|Bells now have a shaking animation when hit.|
|Changed the bell's texture to match Bedrock Edition' s.|
|Bells now spawn in taiga and desert villages.|
|19w03a||Added more cullface arguments to bell states.|
|19w11a||Bells now ring when hit by a projectile.|
|19w13b||Hitting a bell will now give the glowing effect to raiders within a 32-block-radius of the bell.|
|Pre-Release 3||Updated the bell texture.|
|1.9.0||beta 126.96.36.199||Added bells.|
|Unlike in Java Edition at the time, the side texture of bells is made of stone rather than planks.|
|Unused bells with side texture of granite, polished granite, and diorite can be obtained via commands.|
|1.10.0||beta 188.8.131.52||Various bells, including the bell with unused side textures, can now generate in new villages.|
|Upcoming Bedrock Edition|
|1.11.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Added functionality to bells. The players can interact with the bell by shooting it with projectile such as arrow, trident, splash potion, firework rocket, snowball, and throwing dropped items, or activating it when wired to redstone.|
|beta 220.127.116.11||Bells can be obtained from trading with armorer, toolsmith, and weaponsmith villagers.|
|Villagers will now run into their house when a bell is rung.|
|?||Removed the bells with granite, polished granite, and diorite textures.|
LadyAgnes tweets a screenshot of an updated savanna village, which features a bell.