Dragon Egg

From Minecraft Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Dragon Egg
Dragon Egg.png




Blast resistance





No‌[Java and Bedrock editions only]
Yes‌[Legacy Console Edition only]


Yes (64)





Data value

dec: 122 hex: 7A bin: 1111010



Heatmap of where a dragon egg lands after trying to mine it.

The dragon egg is a decorative block, or a "trophy item", and it is the rarest item in the game.


A single dragon egg is generated on top of the exit portal when the first ender dragon is defeated. A dragon egg cannot be mined directly, as trying to do so will cause it to teleport. However, the egg does not teleport if there aren't any air blocks available for it to teleport to, which allows it to be mined.[1] The dragon egg is a falling block and drops as an item when pushed by a piston or when it falls onto a non-solid transparent block, such as a torch.

Only one dragon egg can ever generate per world, as it will only be dropped by the first dragon.

Block Dragon Egg
Hardness 3
Breaking time
Hand 4.5


To cause the egg to teleport, press attack while in Survival or Adventure mode (press use in Creative). It teleports to a place nearby (up to seven blocks vertically and fifteen blocks horizontally), creating the same particles as endermen. It may teleport into the air and subsequently fall to the ground.


See also: Sand § Behavior

The dragon egg, if there is no block below it, will fall until it lands on the next available block. When it is being affected by gravity and falling, it exhibits a smooth falling animation.

It does not suffocate mobs or players when it falls and covers them.

The dragon egg can be placed on a non-solid block without falling.

Unlike other falling blocks, when the dragon egg is floating, it doesn't have particles underneath.

Light source[edit]

Dragon eggs emit a light level of 1.

Data values[edit]

falling_block entity[edit]

Falling Block
Sand.pngRed Sand.pngGravel.pngWhite Concrete Powder.pngDragon Egg.pngAnvil.png
Internal ID

JE: 21
BE: 66

Network ID

JE: 70

Entity ID


See also: Chunk format § Dynamic tiles and Tutorials/Falling blocks
  • Dynamic block entity data
    • Tags common to all entities see Template:Nbt inherit/entity/template
    •  TileEntityData: Optional. The tags of the block entity for this block.
    •  BlockState: The falling block represented by this entity.
      •  Name: The name ID of the block.
      •  Properties: Optional. The block states of the block.
        •  Name: The block state name and its value.
    •  Time: The number of ticks the entity has existed. If set to 0, the moment it ticks to 1, it will vanish if the block at its location has a different ID than the entity's TileID. If the block at its location has the same ID as its TileID when Time ticks from 0 to 1, the block will instead be deleted, and the entity will continue to fall, having overwritten it. When Time goes above 600, or above 100 while the block is below Y=0, the entity is deleted.
    •  DropItem: 1 or 0 (true/false) - true if the block should drop as an item when it breaks. Any block that doesn't have an item form with the same ID as the block won't drop even if this is set.
    •  HurtEntities: 1 or 0 (true/false) - true if the block should hurt entities it falls on.
    •  FallHurtMax: The maximum number of hitpoints of damage to inflict on entities that intersect this falling_block. For vanilla falling_block, always 40 (Heart.svg × 20).
    •  FallHurtAmount: Multiplied by the FallDistance to calculate the amount of damage to inflict. For vanilla falling_block, always 2.


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Internal ID
Advancement-oval-raw.pngThe Next GenerationHold the Dragon EggFree the EndGet a dragon egg in your inventory.minecraft:end/dragon_egg



Java Edition
October 26, 2011The dragon egg is first mentioned by Notch, supposedly before there was the feature freeze,[2][3] though it seems to have been worked on during it.
1.0.0 Beta 1.9 Prerelease 6 Added dragon eggs.
1.3.1 12w17a Pick Block no longer works on dragon eggs.
1.9 15w49a Pick Block works on dragon eggs again.
1.13 17w47a Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 112.
Legacy Console Edition
TU9CU11.00Patch 1Added dragon eggs.
Pocket Edition
1.0 build 1 Added dragon eggs.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.7.10 Added Dragon Eggs.


Issues relating to "Dragon Egg" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


  • The writer of the Minecraft comic WonderCraft, Samcube, was requested by Mojang to create official Minecraft posters. In part of these works, one can see an area with an ender dragon and a chicken on top of a huge mushroom. In the same scene, the dragon egg is visible near the chicken.
  • The dragon egg can be considered the rarest block obtainable in Survival, due to the fact that it only spawns once per world.


See also[edit]