A bone is an item primarily obtained as a drop from skeletons and their variants.
Skeletons, wither skeletons, skeleton horses, and strays may drop 0–2 bones upon death. The maximum drop is increased by 1 per level of Looting, for a maximum of 0-5 bones with Looting III.
In Bedrock Edition, salmon, cod, pufferfish, and tropical fish have 25% chance to drop 1-2 bones upon death, The maximum drop is increased by 1 to 2 per level of Looting, for a maximum of 2-8 bones with Looting III.
Salmon (small and medium size) have 25% chance to drop 1 bone upon death, The maximum drop is increased by 1 to 2 per level of Looting, for a maximum of 2-7 bones with Looting III. The chance of dropping bones increased by 1% per looting level, so up to 28% chance with Looting III
Bones can also be obtained by fishing as part of the junk category. The best chance of catching a bone is achieved without the Luck of the Sea enchantment, yielding a 1.1% chance.
While a bone cannot be equipped in the head slot in Survival mode, equipping it using commands causes it to appear in the player's mouth.
Using a bone on a wild wolf has a 1⁄3 chance of taming it. Bones cannot tame a hostile wolf or a wolf that has already been tamed. However, bones can be used to attract the attention of the tamed ones.
A bone can be crafted into 3 bone meal.
||Actual requirements (if different)
||Trophy type (PS)
||Leader Of The Pack||Befriend five Wolves.||This does not have to be in a single game, so multiple games or reloading old saves does count toward this achievement.||20G||Bronze|
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Actual requirements (if different)||
Namespaced ID |
|Best Friends Forever||Tame an animal||Husbandry||—|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID ||Translation key|
|Java Edition Beta|
|1.2|| Added bones.
|Bones can be crafted into bone meal.|
|1.4||Bones can now be used to tame wolves.|
|1.3.1||12w21a||Bones can now be found within desert temples, allowing bones to be obtainable on Peaceful difficulty.|
|1.4.2||12w36a||Added wither skeletons, which has a chance to drop bones when killed.|
|1.6.1||13w16a||Added skeleton horses, which drop bones when killed.|
|1.7.2||13w36a||Bones can now be more easily obtained in Peaceful difficulty by fishing. Although, they are considered a "junk" item.|
|1.9||15w44a||The average yield of bones in desert temples has been slightly decreased.
|Bones can now be found in dungeon chests.|
|1.10||16w20a||Added strays, which drop bones when killed.|
|1.11||16w39a||Bones can now found in the new woodland mansion chests.|
|1.13||17w47a||Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 352.|
|1.14||18w43a|| The texture of bones has now been changed.|
|18w44a|| The texture of bones has now been slightly changed.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.3.3|| Added bones to Survival mode.
|Bones can be used to craft bone meal.|
|0.9.0||build 1||Added bones to Creative mode.|
|0.11.0||build 1||Bones can now be more easily obtained in Peaceful difficulty by fishing. Although, they are considered a "junk" item.|
|0.12.1||build 1||Added wither skeletons, which have a chance to drop bones when killed.|
|0.13.0||build 1||Bones can now be found inside of the desert temple hidden chest room.|
|0.15.0||build 1||Added strays and skeleton horses, which drop bones when killed.
|Bones can now be found in jungle temple chests.|
|1.1.0||alpha 126.96.36.199||Bone can now be found inside woodland mansion chests.|
|1.4.0||beta 188.8.131.52||Bones now drop from fish mobs.|
|1.10.0||beta 184.108.40.206|| The texture of bones has now been changed.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.00||Patch 1|| Added bones.|
|TU19||CU7||1.12||Added wither skeletons, which have a chance to drop bones when killed.|
|TU31||CU19||1.22||Patch 3||Bones can now be obtained from fishing.|
|TU46||CU36||1.38||Patch 15||Added strays and skeleton horses, which drop bones when killed.|
|1.90|| The texture of bones has now been changed.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|0.1.0|| Added bones.|
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