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Levitation is a status effect that causes entities to levitate. Entities shot by Shulkers will get levitated.


Levitation causes the affected entity to float upwards at a rate of 0.9×level blocks per second. This does not affect swimming or flying. Levitation also prevents the use of elytra, but the effects do not show if the player is already gliding. Negative levels cause the entity to float downwards, overriding the usual falling due to gravity; level 0 (amplifier 255) makes falling, jumping and ascending stairs impossible. Levitated entities do not take fall damage. Levitation has no effect underwater, or on players in boats.


Cause Potency Length Notes
Shulker I 0:10 [Java Edition only]
Shulker II 0:10 [Bedrock Edition only]

Immune mobs[edit]

Only boss mobs are immune to the effect.[verify] However, mobs such as shulkers[more information needed] suffer no actual effects.


Mobs tied with balloons exhibit behavior similar to if they had a high level of levitation. However, this mechanic does not actually use the levitation effect.‌[Education and Bedrock editions only]

If the player is touching water while effected by levitation, the debuff is completely negated.

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

Effect Namespaced ID Numeric ID
Levitation levitation 25

Bedrock Edition:

Effect Namespaced ID Numeric ID
Levitation levitation 24


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Xbox PS Bedrock Nintendo
Great View From Up HereLevitate up 50 blocks from the attacks of a ShulkerYesYesYesYes20GBronze


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Internal ID
Advancement-fancy-raw.png How Did We Get Here?Have every effect applied at the same timeA Furious CocktailHave all of these 26 effects applied to the player at the same time.minecraft:nether/all_effects
Advancement-fancy-raw.png Great View From Up HereLevitate up 50 blocks from the attacks of a ShulkerThe City at the End of the GameMove a vertical distance of 50 blocks with the levitation effect applied.minecraft:end/levitate


Java Edition
1.915w31aAdded Levitation.
1.1418w43a Changed effect icon texture.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha Levitation.
Bedrock Edition
1.11.0beta Changed effect icon texture.