Ender Pearl

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Ender Pearl
Ender Pearl JE3 BE2.png
Rarity color





Yes (16)


Height: 0.25 Blocks
Width: 0.25 Blocks

An ender pearl is a smooth, greenish-blue item used to teleport and to make the eye of ender. It is a somewhat rare item, with a small chance of the item actually dropping from an Enderman.



Endermen have about a 25% chance[verify] to drop 1 ender pearl when killed. The drop is increased by 1 per level of Looting, with a maximum of 4 with Looting III.

Natural generation[edit]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Ender Pearl Stronghold Altar chest 1 23.3%
Bedrock Edition
Ender Pearl Stronghold Altar chest 1 22.6%

A trapped chest always containing 2 ender pearls can be found in the "fake end portal" room of woodland mansions.


In Bedrock Edition, expert-level Cleric villagers sell one ender pearl for 5 emeralds.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

In Java Edition, expert-level Cleric villagers have a 23 chance to sell an ender pearl for 5 emeralds.‌[Java Edition only]


Piglins may barter 2–4 ender pearls when given a gold ingot.


Ender pearls can be thrown by pressing use. After it is thrown, the ender pearl is consumed, and the player teleports to where it lands. Using an ender pearl deals 5♥♥♥ damage to the user. Wearing armor enchanted with Protection and/or Feather Falling reduces the damage taken from the ender pearl. With enough Protection, Feather Falling and/or potions of healing and enough ender pearls, a player can travel a long distance quickly.

Ender pearls can travel about 30 blocks when thrown straight up and about 50 blocks forward when thrown at a 40° angle. Like all projectiles, a thrown ender pearl achieves maximum range with a 45° launch angle.

Ender pearls collide with tripwire, cobwebs, vines, grass, dead bushes, ferns, flowers, all sapling types, all mushrooms types, all minecart types, boats, end crystals and nether portals, and travel through end portals.

Ender pearls that fall into the void disappear, and do not trigger the player to teleport. However, ender pearl entities (instead of dropped items) are not destroyed by lava and will teleport the player to the bottom of lava pools/lava oceans.

Ender pearls have a cooldown of one second before they can be used again. The cooldown is shown in the hotbar by a white overlay on the ender pearl that shrinks and must disappear before the player can use it again.

Ender pearls can be thrown into End gateways to reach the outer islands of the End.

Ender pearls can be thrown into Exit portal to reach the place you last rested.

Ender pearl teleportation is completely silent, which is not an oversight.[1][Java Edition only]

Spawning endermites[edit]

Ender pearls have a 5% chance to spawn endermites where they land. Any enderman within 64 blocks with a clear line of sight to the endermite becomes hostile towards the endermite.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Eye of Ender Blaze Powder +
Ender Pearl


SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Ender Pearl flies??entity.ender_pearl.throwsubtitles.entity.ender_pearl.throw?(<1.0)16

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

ItemNamespaced IDTranslation key
Ender Pearlender_pearl item.minecraft.ender_pearl
EntityNamespaced IDTranslation key
Ender Pearlender_pearl entity.minecraft.ender_pearl

Bedrock Edition:

ItemNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Ender Pearlender_pearl 368item.ender_pearl.name
EntityNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Ender Pearlender_pearl 87entity.ender_pearl.name

Entity Data[edit]

See also: Chunk format

Thrown ender pearls have entity data that define various properties of the entity.


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS)
Beam Me UpTeleport over 100 meters from a single throw of an Ender Pearl20GSilver


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID


Remote Getaway
Escape the islandFree the EndThrow an ender pearl through or walk into an end gateway.end/enter_end_gateway


Hit the bullseye of a Target block from at least 30 meters awayTake AimBe at least 30 blocks away when the center of a target is shot with a projectile horizontally by the player.adventure/bullseye


Java Edition Beta
1.8Pre-releaseEnder Pearl JE1.png Added ender pearls along with endermen.
Ender pearls have no use, but can stack up to 64.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 PrereleaseEnder pearls are now less commonly found near bodies of water since endermen now teleport away when in contact with water. Before this version, endermen didn't attempt to teleport and were damaged/killed from water much more frequently, causing numerous ender pearls to occur around bodies of water.
Later, on a suggestion from Reddit user isJesus, Notch implemented the teleporting feature for ender pearls.[2][3][4]
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2Added teleporting feature to ender pearls.
Using an ender pearl to teleport resulted in being kicked from servers for "hacking". This is due to a check triggering that was supposed to prevent modified clients from moving too quickly.
Ender pearls now only stack up to 16
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3Ender pearls are now used to craft eyes of ender.
Ender pearls can now be found in the new stronghold altar chests.
1.3.112w24aEnder Pearl JE2 BE1.png The texture of ender pearls have been changed.
1.814w02aAs part of the revamp of the trading system, cleric villagers now buy ender pearls.
14w03aVillager clerics no longer buy ender pearls.
14w11bEnder pearls have a 5% chance to spawn endermites when used.
1.915w31aEnder pearls can now be thrown in creative mode.
15w34cEnder pearls now have a cooldown after using.
15w41aVillager clerics now sell ender pearls for 4–7 emeralds, as one of their tier III trades.
1.1016w21aEnder pearls can now teleport riders off their mounts.
1.1116w32aThe entity ID of ender pearls has been changed from ThrownEnderpearl to ender_pearl.
16w39aEnder pearls can now be found in woodland mansions' fake portal room chests.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 368.
1.1418w43aEnder Pearl JE3 BE2.png The texture of ender pearls has been changed.
1.1620w07aEnder pearls have a 2109 (~1.83%) chance of being offered by piglins when bartering, in a stack size of 2–4.
20w09aEnder pearls now have a 10226 (~4.42%) chance of being offered by piglins when bartering, in a stack size of 1–5.
20w10aEnder pearls now have a 20411 (~4.87%) chance of being offered by piglins when bartering, in a stack size of 4–8.
1.16.220w28aEnder pearls now have a 10459 (~2.18%) chance of being offered by piglins when bartering, in a stack size of 2–4.
Pre-Release 1Ender pearls are now affected by bubble columns.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.14.0build 1Ender Pearl JE2 BE1.png Added ender pearls.
While fully implemented, ender pearls currently have no assigned ID and are currently unobtainable in-game.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha pearls are now obtainable in-game.
Ender pearls can now be used to craft eyes of ender.
alpha pearls now require a 1-second cooldown.
alpha pearl cooldown now has an animation.
1.0.4alpha pearls can now be bought from cleric villagers for 4-7 emeralds.
1.1.0alpha pearls can now be found in woodland mansions' chests.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta Pearl JE3 BE2.png The texture of ender pearls has been changed.
1.11.0beta has been changed, expert-level cleric villagers now sell an ender pearl for 5 emeralds as part of their trade.
1.16.0beta pearls can now be obtained from bartering with piglins.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.16.100beta pearls now have a 10459 (~2.18%) chance of being offered by piglins when bartering, in a stack size of 2–4.
Legacy Console Edition
TU5CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Ender Pearl JE2 BE1.png Added ender pearls.
TU7A teleporting feature has been added to ender pearls.
1.90 Ender Pearl JE3 BE2.png The texture of ender pearls has been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.7.10Ender Pearl JE2 BE1.png Added ender pearls.


Issues relating to "Ender Pearl" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


  • Ender pearls can be used to teleport/move through non-solid blocks by pressing against the blocks and using the ender pearl at the player's feet until the player goes through.[5]
  • It is possible to spawn a thrown ender pearl using commands, but it does not teleport, displaying only the ender pearl sprite and disappearing.
  • If the player throws an ender pearl and then dies before impact, the pearl disappears and the player is not teleported.
  • If the player throws an ender pearl in survival mode and changes to creative mode before the pearl lands, the player is still teleported.
  • The player is teleported by throwing an ender pearl and entering the Nether before it lands. The pearl is not lost if an Ender Pearl is thrown into a nether portal and the player travels through the portal, the pearl lands and teleports the player as usual.
  • If multiple ender pearls are thrown in succession, the player can be hurt only once from fall damage within about a one-second span.
  • If a player dies from ender pearl teleportation, the death message says: "<player> hit the ground too hard".
  • Ender pearls have a small cone of travel; they do not all follow the same path when thrown in the same direction.
  • A thrown ender pearl faces toward the player in first-person view, and appears rotated horizontal in third-person view. This is the case for all throwable items (Ender Pearl, Egg, Snowball, and all type of throwable potions).
  • Unlike arrows, ender pearls cannot pass through an open fence gate, a cobweb, dead bush, string, levers, or any other non solid block.



See also[edit]