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Snowball

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Snowball
Snowball.png

Type

Combat

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (16)

Internal ID

JE: 11
BE: 81

Network ID

JE: 61

Entity ID

snowball

First appearances

See History

Data value

dec: 332 hex: 14C bin: 101001100

Name

snowball

Snowballs are throwable items.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Snow blocks[edit | edit source]

See also: Tutorials/Snow farming

Snowballs can be obtained by breaking snow blocks (4 snowballs) when using a shovel without silk touch and by breaking snow layers using a shovel (1-8 snowballs, one per layer).

Snow Golems[edit | edit source]

Snow Golems drop 0-15 snowballs upon death.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Snow Snowball











Combat[edit | edit source]

Snowballs can be thrown by using them. They are affected by gravity.

They deal 3 (Heart.svgHalf Heart.svg) to blazes but they deal no damage to other mobs or players, although both will still have knockback and give the same effect as if they were being damaged. In both versions, they can still damage armor.

When fighting the Ender Dragon, snowballs can be thrown at End Crystals to destroy them, as an alternative to arrows.

In the Console Edition's Tumble mini game, snowballs destroy blocks that they hit.

Dispenser[edit | edit source]

Snowballs can be fired from dispensers.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Xbox PS Bedrock Nintendo

S-no Throw Win a single round of Snowball Tumble without throwing any Snowballs. Yes Yes No Yes 40G Silver

Snow Storm Hit a single Player with 25 Snowballs in a single public round. Yes Yes No Yes 40G Silver

Hotshot Hit a Player with a Snowball while falling into the Lava. Yes Yes No Yes 40G Silver

Snowplough Push three Players into Lava using Snowballs in a single public round. Yes Yes No Yes 15G Bronze

Overlord Stay on the top layer while winning a round in a Snowball Tumble Mini Game. Yes Yes No Yes 15G Bronze

Underdog Win a Tumble game whilst on the lowest layer in a Snowball Tumble Mini Game. Yes Yes No Yes 15G Bronze

Data values[edit | edit source]

See also: Chunk format

Snowballs have entity data which define various properties of the entity. Their entity ID is Snowball.

Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Alpha
1.0.5 Added snowballs. They are used to craft snow blocks.
1.0.5_01 Snowballs now stack to 8.
New snowball sound effect.
1.0.6 Snowballs now stack up to 16.
Thrown snowballs no longer disappear.
1.1.1 No longer possible to obtain more than four snowballs from a solid snow block (was previously able to obtain 4-6 snowballs per snow block allowing an infinite number of snowballs to be made.)
Beta
Sound Update Snowballs throw sound was changed.
Official release
1.0.0 Ghasts no longer shoot flaming snowballs.
1.9 15w32a No longer damage the Ender Dragon.
1.11 16w32a Changed entity ID from Snowball to snowball.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.3.0 Added snowballs. They can be used to craft snow blocks.
0.4.0 Snowballs can now be thrown.
0.11.0 build 14 Snowballs are now available in the creative inventory.
0.16.0 It is unknown if this is a bug, but Snowballs are now able to do 2 (Heart.svg) of damage when thrown at mobs other than blazes, instead of inflicting no damage on them at all.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1 CU1 1.0 Added snowballs.

Issues[edit | edit source]

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