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Firework Star

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Firework Star
Firework Star JE1 BE1.png
Rarity color

Common

Durability

0 (Data)

Renewable

Trail Effect: No
All Others: Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Firework stars are items used to determine the color, effect, and shape of firework rockets.

Obtaining[edit]

Firework stars are obtainable only through crafting, but can also be found in the creative inventory.

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Gunpowder +
Matching Dye +
Extra ingredients (optional)


Up to eight dyes can be added.
One head, gold nugget, feather, or fire charge can be added.
Both the diamond and the glowstone dust can be added with any of the other ingredients.
Matching Firework Star +
Any Dye


Adds a "fade to color" effect to the firework star, overwriting any existing fades.
Up to eight dyes can be added.
Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Gunpowder +
Bone Meal or
Lapis Lazuli or
Cocoa Beans or
Ink Sac +
Head or
Gold Nugget or
Feather or
Fire Charge +
Glowstone Dust +
Diamond


[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Up to eight dyes can be added.
One head, gold nugget, feather, or fire charge can be added.
Both the diamond and the glowstone dust can be added with any of the other ingredients.
White Firework Star or
Blue Firework Star or
Brown Firework Star or
Black Firework Star +
Bone Meal or
Lapis Lazuli or
Cocoa Beans or
Ink Sac


[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Adds a "fade to color" effect to the firework star, overwriting any existing fades.
Up to eight dyes can be added.

Usage[edit]

The only usage of firework stars is to create firework rockets.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Firework Rocket Any Firework Star +
Paper +
Gunpowder
Adding more gunpowder increases the duration of the rocket. Up to three gunpowder can be used. Up to five firework stars can also be used with three gunpowder. Up to seven firework stars can be used by using firework stars instead of additional gunpowder. All firework stars explode almost simultaneously when the rocket detonates.

Effects[edit]

Shape effects[edit]

A firework star can have only one shape effect.

Shape Effects
Type Ingredient Effect Sample image
0 None Small ball explosion (default) Firework Star (Small Sphere).gif
1 Fire Charge Large Ball explosion Firework Star (Large Sphere).gif
2 Gold Nugget Star-Shaped explosion Firework Star (Star Shape).gif
3 Head (any) Creeper-Shaped (Creeper Face explosion) Firework Star (Creeper Shape).gif
4 Feather Burst explosion Firework Star (Burst).gif

Additional effects[edit]

In addition to the shape effects, any combination of these additional effects may be added to a firework star.

Additional Effects
Ingredient Effect Sample image
None Default Firework Star (Small Sphere).gif
Glowstone Dust Twinkle (Crackle effect after the explosion) Firework Star (Twinkle effect).gif
Diamond Trail effect after the explosion Firework Star (Trail effect).gif
Glowstone Dust
Diamond
Twinkle + Trail effect after the explosion Firework Star (Twinkle and Trail effect).gif

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Firework Starfirework_star item.minecraft.firework_star

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Firework Starfireworkscharge 402item.fireworksCharge.name

Sounds[edit]

Video[edit]

History[edit]

Java Edition
1.4.612w49aFirework Star JE1 BE1.png Added firework stars.
1.1317w47aThe ID of firework stars has now been changed from firework_charge to firework_star.
Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 402.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta 1.2.0.2Firework Star JE1 BE1.png Added firework stars.
Legacy Console Edition
TU19CU71.12Patch 1Firework Star JE1 BE1.png Added firework stars.
TU46CU361.38Patch 15The crafting interface has now been updated to allow the crafting of firework stars and firework rockets.

Trivia[edit]

  • Going by descriptions, there are 2.9×1019 unique firework stars (plus 1 if including the blank firework) and 1.9×10136 unique firework rockets (plus 3 if including ones made with blank stars), but going by their visual effects, there are 2.1 trillion (2.1×1012) distinct firework stars and 3.9×1082 distinct firework rockets.
  • Putting firework stars on rockets causes the player to take explosion damage when using them for flying with elytra .

Gallery[edit]