Exit portal

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Exit portal
Exit portal (empty).pngEnderDragonPortal.png

The End (biome)

Consists of
Can generate in
existing chunks


The exit portal (also known as the end fountain) is a structure that enables the player to return to their spawn point, activated upon the defeat of the ender dragon.


The exit portal always generates at the coordinates 0,0 in the End biome, and is de-activated whenever an ender dragon fight is in progress. The y-level of the portal is determined by the height of the end terrain.


Main article: Exit portal/Structure

The exit portal looks similar to the end portal but differs in its design. Instead of a frame of end portal frame blocks, it has a 7-block wide bowl-shaped frame of bedrock, and a central pillar of bedrock with a torch on each side. A dragon egg generates atop the portal upon defeating the ender dragon for the first time.

There are 16 end stone blocks, one under each outer bedrock block, as well as four torches. If the blocks are removed, they regenerate when the ender dragon is defeated or respawned.


The portal returns the player to their spawn point. The credits roll when a player enters a return portal for the first time.

If an entity other than a player goes through, like falling sand or thrown items, it is sent to the world spawn.

If a player dies above the portal (for example by flying into the bedrock column with enough momentum) the player goes through and player's items disappear.

Using custom world generation, if the end biome appears around the origin in the Overworld, the Nether, or a custom dimension, then the exit portal appears at 0,0 with the portal blocks in place. However, instead of taking the player to their spawn point, the portal takes the player to the End dimension.


Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4Added the exit portal along with the End.
1.915w31aThe exit portal no longer generates after the dragon is killed. It is now pre-generated, but without the dragon egg and portal blocks, and it is inactive while the ender dragon lives.
15w44aEnd crystals on the exit portal in a specific arrangement can now respawn the dragon.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha the exit portal.
Legacy Console Edition
TU9CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Added the exit portal.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.7.10Added the Exit portal.


Issues relating to "Exit portal" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


  • In Bedrock Edition, if the player manages to break all of the end portal blocks in the exit portal, the entire structure regenerates after 5 seconds.
  • If all of the portal blocks have end crystals above (so the fire constantly eliminates the portal), this regeneration process repeats until a portal block successfully regenerates.
  • If an End Portal is built in Creative mode in The End or generated through custom world generation, then it also acts as an Exit Portal.