|Catches fire from lava||
Nothing, but spawns 1 Silverfish
dec: 97 hex: 61 bin: 1100001
See § Data values
Infested stone bricks are occasionally found in strongholds and igloo basements in place of normal stone bricks. Infested mossy and chiseled stone bricks also spawn in igloos. Infested mossy and cracked stone bricks do not generate naturally within strongholds, with the latter within igloo basements.
Infested cobblestone is found in the rarely generated "fake secret end portal" room of woodland mansions.
Infested stone can generate in the Overworld in the form of mineral veins. Infested stone attempts to generate 7 times per chunk in veins of size 9, from altitudes 0 to 64, within one of the following biomes, or within a chunk which is at least partially occupied by one of these biomes:
Are generated when a silverfish enters the respective normal block form.
In Bedrock Edition, letting a silverfish enter any stone brick variants or cobblestone has a high chance to turn these blocks into infested stone instead of the corresponding infested block. Because of this, infested stone can also be found outside mountain biomes in this edition.
When the block is broken, whether by a player or by an explosion, a silverfish spawns where it was broken. Infested blocks either break instantly[Java Edition only] or take longer to break than their normal stone counterparts[Bedrock Edition only], and take the same time regardless of the tool:
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Haste § Instant mining.
When mined, infested blocks will spawn a silverfish which will instantly attack the player. If the player attacks a silverfish directly with a sword, bow or potion of Harming, or when a silverfish takes poison damage, nearby infested blocks will break, spawning other aggressive silverfish. If the silverfish is killed in one hit then nearby infested blocks will not break, and no silverfish will spawn from them.
Note blocks placed on infested blocks will produce piano sounds, while those placed on non-infested stone, cobblestone, or stone bricks will produce bass drum sounds.
In Bedrock Edition, infested block take longer to break when using pickaxe than the stones they appear as, but without pickaxe, they break faster, which can be used to tell them apart.
Mining an infested block with Silk Touch drops its non-infested counterpart, and does not spawn the silverfish.
A silverfish will not spawn if the block is destroyed by the ender dragon.
When an infested block is destroyed by a player in Creative mode, a silverfish is not spawned.
|Sound||Subtitle||Namespaced ID||Subtitle ID||Source||Pitch||Volume||Attenuation distance|
||(Plays when fallen on from a height)||Blocks||0.75||0.5||16|
|Infested Stone Bricks|
|Infested Cracked Stone Bricks|
|Infested Mossy Stone Bricks|
|Infested Chiseled Stone Bricks|
|Block||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID|
|Name||Default value||Allowed values||Description|
In Bedrock Edition, monster eggs use the following data values:
|2||Infested Stone Bricks|
|3||Infested Mossy Stone Bricks|
|4||Infested Cracked Stone Bricks|
|5||Infested Chiseled Stone Bricks|
|Java Edition Beta|
|1.8||Pre-release||Added Block 97.|
|1.3.1||12w17a||Block 97 is now labeled as stone monster egg, cobblestone monster egg, or stone brick monster egg depending on what kind of block it is.|
|12w21b||Monster eggs are now available in the Creative mode inventory.|
|1.4.2||12w38a||Stone monster eggs will now rarely generate in extreme hills biomes.|
|1.6.1||13w17a||Silverfish will not cause monster eggs to break when |
|1.7.2||13w36a||Added mossy stone brick monster egg, cracked stone brick monster egg and chiseled stone brick monster egg variants.|
|?||Silverfish are now spawned when a monster egg is destroyed by an explosion.|
|1.8||?||Silverfish are no longer spawned when mining a monster egg with a Silk Touch tool.|
|Silverfish are no longer spawned when destroying a monster egg in creative mode.|
|1.9||15w43a||Monster eggs now generate among the stone bricks of igloo basements, with either regular, mossy or chiseled stone brick appearance.|
|1.11||16w39a||Cobblestone monster eggs now generate in woodland mansions.|
|1.13||17w47a||The different block states for the |
|Renamed to infested <block>.|
|Infested blocks now break instantly, regardless of the tool, instead of taking longer to break than their non-infested counterparts. This makes them harder to identify.|
|Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 97.|
|1.14||18w43a||Infested block’s texture has now been changed.|
|18w44a||Infested stone’s texture has now been changed, once again.|
|18w47a||Smoothed the textures of all infested stone bricks.|
|18w50a||Infested cobblestone’s texture has now been changed, once again.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.9.0||?||Added monster eggs; the only way to create them in-game is with the help of silverfish.|
|0.11.0||build 1||Monster eggs now generate in extreme hills biomes.|
|0.16.0||build 1||Monster eggs are now available in the Creative inventory.|
|1.0.0||alpha 0.17.0.1||Monster eggs now generate among the stone bricks of igloo basements, with either regular, cracked, mossy or chiseled stone brick appearance.|
|1.1.0||alpha 18.104.22.168||Cobblestone monster eggs now generate in woodland mansions.|
|1.10.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Monster eggs have been renamed to infested blocks.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|?||?||?||Patch 1||Added monster eggs.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|0.1.0||Added monster eggs.|
- Despite silverfish being able to infest cobblestone, stone bricks and mossy stone bricks, they cannot infest mossy cobblestone.