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Levitation is a status effect that causes entities to levitate. Entities shot by shulkers 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. 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.

An affected entity does not take fall damage until the effect wears off, after which the entity falls and takes damage as usual from falling.

Levitation has no effect on players riding entities. It also has no effect on entities that are in water or lava.‌[Java Edition only][1][2]


Cause Potency Length Notes
Shulker I 0:10 9 blocks‌[Java Edition only]
Shulker II 0:10 18 blocks‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Immune mobs[edit]

Only boss mobs and shulkers are immune to the effect.


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

If the player is touching water or lava while affected by levitation, the debuff is completely negated.‌[Java Edition only][3]

In Bedrock Edition, blocking a shulker projectile with a shield still gives the player levitation. It is unknown if this is a glitch.

If a player is given a levitation level over 127, they instead fall down at a fast or slow rate, depending on the value.‌[Java Edition only]

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS)
Great View From Up Here.pngGreat View From Up HereLevitate up 50 blocks from the attacks of a Shulker20GBronze


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngHow Did We Get Here?
Have every effect applied at the same time A Furious CocktailHave all of these 26 effects[note 1] applied to the player at the same time. Beacon effects also count for the purposes of this advancement. Other status effects, if any, may be applied to the player, but are ignored for this advancement.
Note: This is a hidden advancement, meaning that it can be viewed by the player only after completing it.
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngGreat View From Up Here
Levitate up 50 blocks from the attacks of a Shulker The City at the End of the GameMove a distance of 50 blocks with the Levitation effect applied.end/levitate


Java Edition
1.915w31aAdded Levitation.
1.1418w43a The effect icon texture of Levitation has been changed.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha Levitation.
Bedrock Edition
1.11.0beta The effect icon texture of Levitation has been changed.
1.13.0 The effect now works in water and lava.[4]
Legacy Console Edition
TU46CU36 1.38 Patch 151.0.1Added Levitation.
1.90 The effect icon texture of Levitation has been changed.


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

  1. MCPE-76143 Resolved as Works As Intended
  2. MC-83369
  3. MCPE-76143
  4. MCPE-76143 Resolved as Works As Intended