bone is an item primarily obtained as a drop from skeletons and their variants.
Obtaining [ edit ]
Chest loot [ edit ]
Mob loot [ edit ] 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.
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
Fishing [ edit ]
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.
Crafting ingredient [ edit ]
A bone can be crafted into 3 bone meal.
Achievements [ edit ]
Achievement In-game description
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
Advancements [ edit ]
Actual requirements (if different)
Namespaced ID Best Friends Forever Tame an animal
Data values [ edit ]
Name Namespaced ID Form Translation key Bone
Name Namespaced ID Numeric ID Form Translation key Bone
History [ edit ]
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 , this The Flattening 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
v0.3.0 Added bones. They are currently unobtainable and serve no purpose. v0.3.3 Added skeletons, which drop bones when they die.
Bones can now be used to craft bone meal.
v0.5.0 Bones can now be obtained after activating the nether reactor.
v0.9.0 build 1 Added bones to Creative mode.
v0.11.0 build 1 Bones can now be more easily obtained in Peaceful difficulty by fishing. Although, they are considered a "junk" item. v0.12.1 build 1 Added wither skeletons, which have a chance to drop bones when killed.
Bones are no longer available from the nether reactor.
v0.13.0 build 1 Bones can now be found inside of the desert temple hidden chest room. v0.15.0 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 18.104.22.168 Bone can now be found inside woodland mansion chests.
1.4.0 beta 22.214.171.124 Bones now drop from fish mobs.
1.10.0 beta 126.96.36.199 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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See also [ edit ]