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dec: 97 hex: 61 bin: 1100001
See Data Values
An infested block is a block that masquerades as a typical stone-type block, but which spawns silverfish when broken.
Each variant is named Infested <Block> in Java Edition, <Block> Monster Egg in Bedrock Edition, and Silverfish <Block> in Legacy Console Edition, where <Block> is the name of the block it is disguised as.
Infested blocks take the same amount of time to break as the block they're disguised as[Bedrock and Legacy Console editions only] or instantly[Java Edition only] with any tool. When the block is broken, whether by a player or by an explosion, a silverfish spawns where it was broken. Monster eggs will typically take longer to break than their normal stone counterparts, which can be used to identify them.[Bedrock and Legacy Console editions only] Also, note blocks placed on infested blocks will produce piano sounds, while those placed on stone or stone bricks will produce bass drum sounds.
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.
Mining an infested block with a Silk Touch tool drops the block that the infested block is disguised as, and does not spawn the silverfish.
A silverfish will not spawn if the block is destroyed by the ender dragon.
Infested stone brick, cracked stone brick, and mossy stone brick are occasionally found in strongholds and igloo basements, in place of normal stone bricks. Infested chiseled stone bricks also spawn in igloos.
Infested stone is rarely found in mountains biomes, generating below sea level in veins similar to ores. This type of generation can also override other already generated infested blocks. On certain versions of the game, making a silverfish enter any variant of stone bricks or cobblestone will create this type of infested block.
Infested cobblestone is found in the rarely generated "fake secret end portal" room of woodland mansions.
Infested blocks are available in the Creative inventory in the Java and Bedrock editions.
When an infested block is destroyed by a player in Creative mode, a silverfish is not spawned.
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, nearby infested blocks will not break, and no silverfish will spawn from them.
Infested Stone Bricks
Infested Cracked Stone Bricks
Infested Mossy Stone Bricks
Infested Chiseled Stone Bricks
|Block||ID Name||Numeral ID|
Stone Monster Egg
- See also: Data values
In Bedrock Edition, monster eggs use the following data values:
|0||Stone Monster Egg|
|1||Cobblestone Monster Egg|
|2||Stone Brick Monster Egg|
|3||Mossy Stone Brick Monster Egg|
|4||Cracked Stone Brick Monster Egg|
|5||Chiseled Stone Brick Monster Egg|
|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 gamerule "mobGriefing" is set to false.|
|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, cracked, 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
|Monster eggs now break instantly, regardless of the tool.|
|Renamed to infested <block>.|
|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||build 1||Monster eggs now generate among the stone bricks of igloo basements, with either regular, cracked, mossy or chiseled stone brick appearance.|
|1.1||build 1||Cobblestone monster eggs now generate in woodland mansions.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|?||?||?||Patch 1||Added monster eggs.|