|Catches fire from lava||
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 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 that 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 regular stone bricks turns them into infested stone instead of the infested stone bricks.
The block cannot be obtained in the inventory by survival means and is only available through the creative inventory or commands.
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, an infested block spawns a silverfish that immediately attacks 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 break, spawning more aggressive silverfish. If the silverfish is killed in one hit, then nearby infested blocks do not break, and no silverfish spawn from them.
|Namespaced ID||Source||Default||Silk Touch|
|Infested Stone||Nothing (100%)||1 (100%)|
|Infested Cobblestone||Nothing (100%)||1 (100%)|
|Infested Stone Bricks||Nothing (100%)||1 (100%)|
|Infested Cracked Stone Bricks||Nothing (100%)||1 (100%)|
|Infested Mossy Stone Bricks||Nothing (100%)||1 (100%)|
|Infested Chiseled Stone Bricks||Nothing (100%)||1 (100%)|
NOTE: The drops shown in the Silk Touch column are the non-infested counterparts and not the infested original blocks.
Note blocks placed on infested blocks produce piano sounds, while those placed on the non-infested stone, cobblestone, or stone bricks produce bass drum sounds.
In Bedrock Edition, a player can distinguish infested from normal blocks by observing that an infested block takes longer to break when using a pickaxe than the stone it appears to be, but without a pickaxe, it breaks faster.
Mining an infested block with Silk Touch drops its non-infested counterpart, and does not spawn the silverfish.
A silverfish does 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||Source||Description||Namespaced ID||Subtitle key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation distance|
|Block broken||Blocks||Breaking the block||1.0||0.8||16|
|None||Blocks||Falling on the block with fall damage||0.5||0.75||16|
|Block breaking||Blocks||Mining the block||0.25||0.5||16|
|Block placed||Blocks||Placing the block||1.0||0.8||16|
|Footsteps||Blocks||Walking on the block||0.15||1.0||16|
|Breaking the block||?||0.8|
|Falling on the block with fall damage||?||?|
|Mining the block||?||0.5|
|?||Jumping from the block||?||?|
|?||Falling on the block without fall damage||?||?|
|Walking on the block||?||?|
|Placing the block||?||0.8|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Translation key|
|Infested Stone Bricks|
|Infested Cracked Stone Bricks|
|Infested Mossy Stone Bricks|
|Infested Chiseled Stone Bricks|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID||Translation key|
|Name||Default value||Allowed values||Description|
|monster_egg_stone_type||Infested Chiseled Stone Brick|
|Infested Cracked Stone Brick|
|Infested Mossy Stone Brick|
|Infested Stone Brick|
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 now rarely generate in extreme hills biomes.|
|1.6.1||13w17a||Silverfish do 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 been changed.|
|18w44a||Infested stone's texture has been changed, once again.|
|18w47a||Smoothed the textures of all infested stone bricks.|
|18w50a||Infested cobblestone's texture has been changed, once again.|
|?||Silverfish are no longer spawned when the block is destroyed in an explosion.|
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|1.16||20w07a||Silverfish are now spawned from blown up infested blocks 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 188.8.131.52||Cobblestone monster eggs now generate in woodland mansions.|
|1.10.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Monster eggs have been renamed to infested blocks.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|?||?||?||Patch 1||1.0.1||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.