Spawn Egg

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Spawn Egg
Spawn Eggs.gif






Yes (64), same type of spawn egg only

First appearances

See History

Data value

dec: 383 hex: 17F bin: 101111111


See Data values

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A spawn egg is an item used to spawn mobs directly.

Each variant is named <Mob> Spawn Egg in Java Edition and Spawn <Mob> in Bedrock, Legacy Console and New Nintendo 3DS Editions, where <Mob> is the name of the mob it spawns.


Spawn eggs can only be obtained in Creative mode, or by commands. In Creative mode, the player can press pick block on an existing mob to obtain their respective egg. Spawn eggs are also available in the Creative inventory. There are 55 eggs available in all editions (59 in Java Edition[upcoming 1.14], and 57 in Bedrock Edition[upcoming BE 1.8]).


Spawn eggs can be obtained by using /give. See here for all available spawn eggs and commands. For some reason, the spawn egg command never works, thus not allowing the player to have it. In earlier versions of the game, the player could spawn an entity with that spawn egg to spawn rare mobs such as the wither boss.

Any spawn eggs not listed in the table below cannot spawn entities. They will instead make a sound as though an arrow has been shot. These eggs will be the default color, white with gray spots. When a player hovers over the image with their mouse the name of the egg is "Spawn ". This egg has no specific properties and cannot spawn any mob, except for Bedrock Edition in which some "hidden" spawn eggs obtained from commands that spawn other entities like primed TNT and wither skulls.‌[until 1.13][needs testing in Bedrock Edition]


A spawn egg is used by pressing use on any surface (top, bottom or side) with the egg. When used on a top surface, the egg's mob will appear with its feet immediately adjacent to the surface.

Spawn eggs are not thrown (unlike normal eggs); the player must be within normal range of the block to use the spawn egg. Hostile and neutral mobs (except wolves, polar bears and llamas) spawned while on Peaceful difficulty will be created, but then instantly deleted from the world.


A spawn egg fired from a dispenser will spawn the mob directly in front of the dispenser.

Baby mobs[edit]

If a passive mob has a baby form, and the player uses its spawn egg on an adult, it will spawn a baby version of that mob, rather than an adult. Other mobs such as evokers, vindicators, vexes and zombie pigmen don’t breed.


Any spawn egg can also be used on a spawner to change the mob the spawner spawns.


Spawn eggs can be renamed on an anvil, and when used will spawn mobs with that name appearing over their head. Their names can only be seen if they are aimed at from four or fewer blocks away. This name will also appear in death messages from the mob killing a player. If the player renames a spawn egg by the names described below, the mob will appear described below. If the player renames a rabbit spawn egg "Toast", the secret skin of the rabbit appears when the egg is used. When a spawn egg is named "Dinnerbone" or "Grumm", it will cause the mob to appear upside down and show the given name above it.

List of spawn eggs[edit]

Egg Spawns Notes Java Edition Bedrock Edition Legacy Console Edition
Hostile and neutral Mobs

Yes Yes Yes

Cave Spider
Yes Yes Yes

Creepers can never spawn charged. Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes

Drowned can spawn holding tridents, fishing rods or nautilus shells. Yes Yes Yes

Elder Guardian
Yes Yes Yes

Endermen are spawned neutral without any block held by them. Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes

Elder guardians cannot be spawned with this egg. Yes Yes Yes

Husks have a 5% chance of spawning as a baby husk. Baby husks have a 5% chance of spawning as a chicken jockey. There is also a chance of them holding tools, weapons or armor. Yes Yes Yes

Illager Beast
Upcoming No No

Yes Yes Yes

Magma Cube
Magma cubes are spawned with random sizes. Yes Yes Yes

Upcoming Upcoming No

Yes Yes Yes

Upcoming Upcoming No

Polar Bear
Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes

Skeleton eggs used in the Overworld and the End will always spawn regular skeletons.
Eggs used in the Nether spawn wither skeletons 80% of the time.
In Java Edition, this egg will not spawn wither skeletons in the Nether.
In the Bedrock and Console editions, eggs used in Snowy Tundra, Ice Spikes and Snowy Mountains biomes have an 80% chance to spawn strays, if spawned with a clear view of the sky. They may also spawn with armor and an enchanted bow.
Yes Yes Yes

Slimes are spawned with random sizes. Yes Yes Yes

Spiders have a 1% chance to spawn spider jockeys. Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes

If the spawn egg is renamed ''Johnny'', the vindicator will become hostile to all mobs, except other illagers. Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes

Wither Skeleton
Yes Yes Yes

Wolves are spawned untamed and neutral. Yes Yes Yes

Zombies have a 5% chance of spawning as a zombie villager.
In Java Edition, they will not spawn zombie villagers.
They also have a 5% chance of spawning as baby zombies. There is also a chance of them holding tools, weapons or armor. A baby zombie or baby zombie villager has a 5% chance to spawn as a chicken jockey.
In the Bedrock and Console editions, eggs used in Desert, Desert Hills and Desert Lakes biomes have an 80% chance to spawn husks, if spawned with a clear view of the sky.
Yes Yes Yes

Zombie Pigman
Zombie pigmen are spawned neutral, and have a 5% chance of spawning as a baby zombie pigmen. A baby zombie pigman has a 5% chance to spawn as a chicken jockey. They may also spawn with armor and an enchanted sword. Yes Yes Yes

Zombie Villager
Zombie villagers' professions are randomized. Yes Yes Yes
Passive Mobs Java Edition Bedrock Edition Legacy Console Edition

Bats will hang upside down on a block, if the player stays off to a certain distance and use the spawn egg underneath an opaque block. Yes Yes Yes

Cat skins are randomized and will always spawn stray cats. Upcoming Upcoming No

Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes

Horses will spawn 90% of the time, and donkeys 10% of the time.
In Java Edition, the horse egg will not spawn donkeys.
The horse or donkey will be a foal 20% of the time.
Mules, skeleton and zombie horses never spawn.
Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes

Ocelots are spawned untamed.
1/7th of the time (14.3% chance) an ocelot is spawned with two ocelot kittens. Tamed ocelots will never spawn.
Yes Yes Yes

Parrots are spawned untamed and with a random color. Yes Yes Yes

Pigs are spawned without a saddle on the back. Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes

Rabbit skins are random, and are biome-dependent, just as in normal rabbit spawning. The black-and-white rabbit is only spawned when the spawn egg is renamed Toast. Yes Yes Yes

Sizes are randomized. Yes Yes Yes

Sheep are spawned with the colors that can spawn naturally. See sheep page for details.

Renaming the spawn egg "jeb_" causes the sheep's wool to cycle in all colors, like prismarine.

Yes Yes Yes

Skeleton Horse
Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes

Tropical Fish
Shapes, colors and sizes are randomized. Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes

Villagers' professions are randomized. Yes Yes Yes

Zombie Horse
Yes Yes Yes

Data values[edit]

A spawn egg without colors.


Java Edition:

Item ID Name

Bat Spawn Egg

Blaze Spawn Egg

Cave Spider Spawn Egg

Chicken Spawn Egg

Cat Spawn Egg‌[upcoming 1.14]
cat_spawn_egg[upcoming 1.14]

Cod Spawn Egg

Cow Spawn Egg

Creeper Spawn Egg

Dolphin Spawn Egg

Donkey Spawn Egg

Drowned Spawn Egg

Elder Guardian Spawn Egg

Enderman Spawn Egg

Endermite Spawn Egg

Evoker Spawn Egg

Ghast Spawn Egg

Guardian Spawn Egg

Horse Spawn Egg

Husk Spawn Egg

Illager Beast Spawn Egg‌[upcoming 1.14]
illager_beast_spawn_egg[upcoming 1.14]

Llama Spawn Egg

Magma Cube Spawn Egg

Mooshroom Spawn Egg

Mule Spawn Egg

Ocelot Spawn Egg

Panda Spawn Egg‌[upcoming 1.14]
panda_spawn_egg[upcoming 1.14]

Parrot Spawn Egg

Phantom Spawn Egg
phantom _spawn_egg

Pig Spawn Egg

Pillager Spawn Egg‌[upcoming 1.14]
pillager_spawn_egg[upcoming 1.14]

Polar Bear Spawn Egg

Pufferfish Spawn Egg

Rabbit Spawn Egg

Salmon Spawn Egg

Sheep Spawn Egg

Shulker Spawn Egg

Silverfish Spawn Egg

Skeleton Spawn Egg

Skeleton Horse Spawn Egg

Slime Spawn Egg

Spider Spawn Egg

Squid Spawn Egg

Stray Spawn Egg

Tropical Fish Spawn Egg

Turtle Spawn Egg

Vex Spawn Egg

Villager Spawn Egg

Vindicator Spawn Egg

Witch Spawn Egg

Wither Skeleton Spawn Egg

Wolf Spawn Egg

Zombie Spawn Egg

Zombie Horse Spawn Egg

Zombie Pigman Spawn Egg

Zombie Villager Spawn Egg

Bedrock Edition:

Item ID Name Numeral ID

Spawn Egg
spawn_egg 383

Item data[edit]

Java Edition[edit]

  •  tag: The item's tag tag.

    •  EntityTag: Stores entity data that is applied to the entity when created.

Bedrock Edition[edit]

  •  tag: The item's tag tag.

When using the /give command to give a spawn egg, it requires the numeric ID of an entity; for example: /give <playername> spawn_egg 1 33 would give an egg that spawns a creeper. For reference, see Bedrock Edition data values#Entity_IDs for a complete list of entity IDs.

Eggs can be given not just for mobs listed in the table above, but for a few other entities. These eggs will be uncolored (white with gray spots), and will be called by unlocalized placeholder names, or simply, "Spawn".

  • The snow golem (21), iron golem (20) and item (64) spawn eggs can be given, but will spawn nothing.
  • The ender crystal spawn egg (71) produces an end crystal.
  • The boat (90) egg will place a boat on the ground.
  • Using any other entity ID will fail to give the egg.


Java Edition
1.1 11w49a

Added spawn eggs for creeper, spider, skeleton, zombie, slime, ghast, zombie pigman, enderman, cave spider, silverfish, blaze, magma cube, pig, sheep, cow, chicken, squid, wolf, mooshroom and villager.
The spawn egg has a single texture file, which is tinted different colors.

The spawn egg and its markings will now have their textures separated, allowing them to have entirely different colors. This allows their colors to better match the colors of the mobs themselves.
1.2.1 12w03a Spawn eggs can now be placed into a dispenser. Activating the dispenser will spawn the mob, instead of dispensing the egg as an item.
Spawn eggs are now stackable, which allows dispensers to hold more than nine of them at one time.
Added ocelot spawn eggs with the addition of the ocelot itself.
Before 1.2, edited spawn eggs for snow golems, ender dragons and giants (and other "unspawnable" mobs) produced mobs of their types. Now, this is restricted to those eggs available in the creative inventory.
1.3.1 12w18a Villagers spawned from spawn eggs were always farmers before this update and now their professions are randomized.
1.4.2 12w32a Zombie villager can now be spawned using zombie spawn eggs.
Sheep from spawn eggs can now spawn naturally-colored sheep (white, gray, brown, pink, etc.).
12w36a Wither skeletons will now have a high chance to spawn from a skeleton spawn egg, if the player is in the Nether.
Skeletons on spider jockeys can now be replaced with wither skeletons when using spider spawn eggs in the Nether.

Added witch and bat spawn eggs.
1.4.4 pre Baby mobs are now spawn-able by right-clicking a mob with a corresponding mob egg. Although, this doesn't work with zombies.
1.5 January 7, 2013Dinnerbone tweeted the first image of a renamed mob appearing in a death message.
13w02a Mobs spawned from renamed eggs will now have the name of the egg and the names will appear in death messages.
Mobs can now display their custom name as nametag using an NBT tag.
1.6.1 13w16a
Added horse spawn eggs.
13w24a Spawn eggs will now work on water.
1.6-pre Renaming a spawn egg "Dinnerbone" or "Grumm" will now cause the mob to spawn upside-down.
1.7.4 13w48b Renaming a sheep or sheep spawn egg "jeb_" will give it a rainbow wool changing effect. This does not affect the wool dropped after death or shearing, however.
1.8 14w11a
Added endermite spawn eggs.
Added guardian spawn eggs.
Added rabbit spawn eggs.
14w28b Eggs can now be used to program monster spawner blocks.
1.9 15w31a
Added shulker spawn eggs.
15w33a Spawn eggs can now no longer be addressed by numeric data id, like: give @p spawn_egg 1 50. The spawnable item from a spawn egg is now addressed by a datatag: give @p spawn_egg 1 {EntityTag:{id:"Creeper"} }.
1.10 16w20a

Added spawn eggs for polar bears, wither skeletons, strays, husks, elder guardian, cats, donkeys, mules, skeleton horses and zombie horses.
pre2 Removed spawn eggs for wither skeleton, stray, husk, elder guardian, cat, donkey, mule, skeleton horse and zombie horse that were added in 16w20a.
1.11 16w32a Re-added the spawn eggs that were removed in 1.10-pre2, except the cat spawn egg for unknown reasons.

Added a zombie villager spawn egg. It can only spawn zombie farmers.
Using a spawn egg on top of a block such as a fence will now no longer cause the spawned mob to fall inside the fence.[2]
16w32b The zombie villager spawn egg will now spawn different zombie professions.

Added spawn eggs for evoker, llama, vex and vindicator.
1.12 17w13a
Added spawn egg for parrot.
1.13 17w47a The different EntityTag entity IDs for the spawn_egg ID have been split up into their own IDs.
Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 383.

Added spawn eggs for phantoms and turtles.

Added spawn eggs for the 3 fish mob variants: cod, salmon, and "puffer fish".
Added a spawn egg for the new tropical fish.
Added drowned spawn egg.
Added dolphin spawn egg.
The phantom spawn egg has now been changed to look more like mob's updated texture.
18w20a "Spawn x" has now been changed to "x Spawn Egg".
Upcoming Java Edition
1.14 18w43a

Added panda, pillager and illager beast spawn eggs.
Added cat spawn egg.
Pocket Edition Alpha

Spawn eggs added. The added spawn eggs were for chickens, sheep, pigs and cows.
0.8.0 Default spawn egg texture is now
, instead of having a completely blank texture.
0.9.0 build 1

Added more spawn eggs, including mooshroom, creeper, enderman, silverfish, skeleton, slime, spider, zombie, zombie pigman and wolf.
Spawn eggs will now have the correct name in the inventory.
build 2
Added villager spawn egg.
The eggs can now be used to program monster spawner blocks.
0.11.0 build 1

Added squid and bat spawn eggs.

Added ghast, magma cube and cave spider spawn eggs, which are currently unobtainable.
build 3 Added cave spider spawn eggs to the creative mode inventory.
build 8 Added magma cube spawn eggs to the creative mode inventory.
0.12.1 build 1

Added blaze and ocelot spawn eggs.
Added ghast spawn eggs to the creative mode inventory.
Wither skeletons will now have a high chance to spawn from an skeleton spawn egg, if the player is in the Nether.
build 9 Mobs spawned from renamed eggs will now have the name of the egg and the names will appear in death messages.
build 12 Zombie villagers can now be spawned using zombie spawn eggs.
0.13.0 build 1
Added rabbit spawn eggs.
0.14.0 build 1
Added witch spawn eggs.
0.15.0 build 1

Added horse, mule, donkey, zombie horse, skeleton horse, stray, husk and wither skeleton spawn eggs to the creative inventory.
0.15.1 build 1 The default spawn egg texture has now been changed from
to Spawn Null.png.
The empty spawn egg named "Spawn " is now available through inventory editing, but will crash the game.
0.16.0 build 1
Added guardian spawn egg.
Spawn Null.png Added elder guardian spawn egg without colors, which is currently unavailable in the creative inventory.

Added a non-functional NPC spawn egg.
build 2 The NPC spawn egg has now been removed from the creative inventory.
build 4 The NPC spawn egg has now been removed completely.
build 5
Added elder guardian spawn egg to the creative inventory.
Pocket Edition
1.0 alpha

Added spawn eggs for shulkers, endermites and polar bears.
1.1 alpha

Added spawn eggs for llamas, vindicators, evokers and vexes.

Updated the spawn egg texture for husks, shulkers, silverfishs, strays and zombie horses; probably due to MCPE-18348.
Bedrock Edition
1.2 beta

Added parrot and zombie villager spawn eggs.
1.4 beta
Added drowned spawn egg.

Added spawn eggs for the fish, which have different textures compared to the Java Edition.

The fish spawn egg textures have now been made less unique.

Added dolphin spawn egg.
1.5 beta
Added spawn eggs for turtles.
1.6 beta
Added spawn eggs for phantoms.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.8 beta

Added spawn eggs for pandas and cats.

Added two new spawn egg textures called agent and the mask.
1.9 beta
Added pillager spawn egg.
Legacy Console Edition
TU9CU11.0Patch 1Patch 1

Added spawn eggs for creepers, skeletons, spiders, zombies, slimes, ghasts, zombie pigmans, endermans, cave spiders, silverfishs, blazes, magma cubes, pigs, sheeps, cows, chickens, squids, wolfs, mooshroom and villagers.
Spawn eggs can now be placed into a dispenser. Activating the dispenser will spawn the mob, instead of dispensing the egg as an item.
TU11Added a message when the user tries to spawn a hostile mob from a spawn egg in Peaceful difficulty.
Added ocelot spawn egg.

Added horse, witch, bat, donkey and mule spawn eggs.
TU31CU191.22Patch 3

Added endermite, guardian and rabbit spawn eggs.
TU46CU361.38Patch 15
Added shulker spawn egg.

Donkey and mule spawn eggs will now match the textures of their Bedrock and Java edition counterparts.
TU54CU441.52Patch 24Patch 4

Added spawn eggs for skeleton horses, zombie horses, elder guardians, strays, wither skeletons, husks, zombie villagers, parrots, llamas, vindicators, evokers and vexes.
TU691.76Patch 38

Added spawn eggs for drowned, cod, salmon, pufferfish, tropical fish, dolphins, sea turtles and phantoms.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0 Added Spawn Eggs.

Added spawn eggs for endermen, polar bears and shulkers.


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



  2. MC-88096 – "When using spawn eggs on fences the mobs fall through" resolved as "Fixed"