Tutorials/Advancement guide

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This feature is exclusive to Java Edition.

This guide is intended to show players how to obtain 63 (not all; the other 7 of them are a work in progress, which makes 70 (1 is Java Edition 1.16, which has a guide) total) advancements in Minecraft. For a more information about advancements in general, see the advancements page. For a tutorial on the Bedrock Edition's set of achievements, see the page Tutorials/Achievement guide.


Advancements are basically tasks to complete that will help guide you in advancing them further into the game. Some of the more advanced advancements will also give you experience as a reward. Advancements are organized into 5 categories: Minecraft, Nether, The End, Adventure, and Husbandry.

Even though many advancements have parents and are parents of other advancements, it does not matter which order you complete the advancements; the parents of advancements are just a guide of the easiest order to work through the advancements. For example, the advancement "Husbandry" is the parent of "The Parrots and the Bats", but this does not mean that "Husbandry" must be completed before "The Parrots and the Bats". Each advancement is independent of one another, despite them having parents.


Advancement tree in the "Minecraft" tab


Advancement-plain-raw.pngThe heart and story of the game

Requirements: Have a crafting table in your inventory.

Get a crafting table in your inventory to get this advancement. This one is easy, but requires some prerequisites. First, just hold down the left-click on a wood block until it breaks, then collect the dropped block by walking over it.

Wood blocks are found on trees, which are very easy to find (as long as you didn't start out in an ocean or desert biome). Just look around.

Use the wood block you just got from the tree and open your inventory. You will see a grid near the top-right corner, place your wood block in any of those grids. Then, click on the wood planks that appear to obtain them.

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Matching Log

If you turned on a bonus chest when you created your world, there is a good chance that it will contain either wood logs, wood planks, or both. If you have these, you probably won't need to get any wood to create a crafting table. However, it's good to collect some anyway, because you will need more in the future.

Finally, put one of the four wood planks you got into each container of your grid (a 2x2 square of wood planks). You can right-click to place a single plank into the grid, instead of all four. Once you get your crafting table, you should get the advancement.

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Any Planks

Parent of: Stone Age

Stone Age[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.pngMine stone with your new pickaxe

Requirements: Have a cobblestone block in your inventory.

First, place your crafting table on the ground by holding the crafting table in your hand and right-clicking the ground. Follow the crafting recipe below to make sticks (note that this can also be done in your inventory crafting grid):

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Any Planks

Now arrange your sticks and some planks in the crafting table to make a wooden pickaxe:

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Any Planks +

Note that you may need to get extra wood in order to have enough to make a wooden pickaxe.

To get the actual advancement, you must find stone, and mine it with your wooden pickaxe to get cobblestone. Exposed stone can be found on the sides of hills and in ravines/caves. If there are no hills, ravines, or caves nearby, you can always find stone by digging down.

If you do find a cave, do not go deep into it, because you will encounter monsters. If a monster comes out of one, you should be okay if you just run away. Zombies and skeletons will burn in the sun, and most common monsters that are not zombies will not target the player if they are further than 16 blocks away.

Parent of: Getting an Upgrade

Getting an Upgrade[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.pngConstruct a better pickaxe

Requirements: Have a stone pickaxe in your inventory.

You need to make a stone pickaxe to get this advancement. Using your wooden pickaxe, mine three stone blocks so you have three cobblestone blocks.

Now arrange your sticks and cobblestones in the crafting table to make a stone pickaxe:

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Cobblestone +

Parent of: Acquire Hardware

Acquire Hardware[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.pngSmelt an iron ingot

Requirements: Have an iron ingot in your inventory.

This advancement is possible only after you've found iron ore (technically you don't have to, as iron ingots can be found in village blacksmiths and dungeon chests, to name two examples). It's easiest to find iron ore in caves, but because caves have monsters in them, they are not recommended to adventure into them until you have some armor and weapons. If you're lucky, you will find an exposed surface with iron ore. Otherwise, you can start a mineshaft. If you are feeling very daring and adventurous, make a stone sword and a few torches, and go ahead and search a cave. Torches can be made once you find coal, which is very common. You can usually find iron in caves very quickly, unless they are high in the air.

Once you find iron ore, mine it with your stone pickaxe. Then make a furnace and put the iron in a furnace, yielding an iron ingot:

Ingredients Smelting recipe
Iron Ore +
Any fuel

You will get the advancement once you transfer the iron ingot from the furnace to your inventory. Iron ingots can further be made into many useful tools, weapons, and armor.

Parent of: Suit Up | Hot Stuff | Isn't It Iron Pick

Suit Up[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.pngProtect yourself with a piece of iron armor

Requirements: Have any type of iron armor in your inventory.

You need to collect at least four iron ingots.

Arrange the iron ingots in the crafting table to make at least one piece of the following armor:

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Iron Helmet Iron Ingot

Iron Chestplate Iron Ingot

Iron Leggings Iron Ingot

Iron Boots Iron Ingot

You will get the advancement when you put one of the pieces of armor in your inventory.

Parent of: Not Today, Thank You

Hot Stuff[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.pngFill a bucket with lava

Requirements: Have a lava bucket in your inventory.

Gather 3 more iron ingots, and arrange them in the crafting table to make a bucket:

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Iron Ingot

Now, all you have to do is find lava and use your bucket to fill it up. Lava lakes can be found in plains biomes or underground. However, the most lava is found at Y = 11 and below.

Parent of: Ice Bucket Challenge

Isn't It Iron Pick[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.pngUpgrade your pickaxe

Requirements: Have an iron pickaxe in your inventory.

This advancement can be achieved by making an iron pickaxe, which requires 3 iron ingots.

Arrange the iron ingots and 2 sticks in the crafting table to make the iron pickaxe:

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Iron Ingot +

Parent of: Diamonds!

Not Today, Thank You[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.png Deflect an arrow with your shield

Requirements: Block an incoming projectile using a shield.

First, you need to craft a shield:

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Any Planks +
Iron Ingot

Then you need to find a skeleton, a pillager, a stray, a shulker, a blaze, another player to help you, or anything else that fires projectiles. Holding the shield, hold right-click, as they shoot at you.

Ice Bucket Challenge[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.pngForm and mine a block of obsidian

Requirements: Have an obsidian block in your inventory.

Use three diamonds to make a diamond pickaxe:

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Diamond +

You also need a bucket of water: find water and right-click it with your bucket.

Next, you need to go down to the bottom of a cave, at below Y-level 12. Find a lava lake, and pour the bucket of water next to the lava. An alternative method is to find a plains biome and search for a lava lake there, and do the same thing. The water should flow onto the lava, turning it into obsidian. If you find naturally occurring obsidian, that works as well. Mine the obsidian with your diamond pickaxe, and pick it up.

Parent of: We Need to Go Deeper


Advancement-plain-raw.pngAcquire diamonds

Requirements: Have a diamond in your inventory.

Get a diamond in your inventory to get this advancement.

First of all, you must find diamond ore. Diamond ore is very rare, but by either branch mining deep down in the world or exploring caves that go very low, you will eventually find one. Mine it with your iron pickaxe, and collect the dropped diamond.

Parent of: Cover Me With Diamonds | Enchanter

We Need to Go Deeper[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.pngBuild, light, and enter a Nether Portal

Requirements: Enter the Nether dimension.

First of all, you will need to build a nether portal. For this you need 10 obsidian, an iron ingot, and a piece of flint. Make your Nether Portal using the obsidian like so (build it upright, or else it will not work):

Budget version

Alternatively, you could build it like this, but it uses up more obsidian:

Full version

Then, use your iron and flint to make flint and steel, and light your nether portal frame with it. Once you go into it, you will be teleported to the Nether, and you will get the advancement. If you are not prepared to go into the Nether, go back to the Overworld the moment you set foot in the Nether.

Parent of: Zombie Doctor | Eye Spy

Cover Me With Diamonds[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.pngDiamond armor saves lives

Requirements: Have any type of diamond armor in your inventory.

Craft and equip any piece of diamond armor:

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Diamond Helmet Diamond

Diamond Chestplate Diamond

Diamond Leggings Diamond

Diamond Boots Diamond


Advancement-plain-raw.pngEnchant an item at an Enchanting Table

Requirements: Enchant a tool at an enchanting table.

To get this advancement, you must build an enchanting table and enchant an item:

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Book +
Diamond +

Zombie Doctor[edit]

Advancement-oval-raw.pngWeaken and then cure a zombie villager

Requirements: Turn a zombie villager into a villager.

Throw a splash potion of Weakness at a zombie villager and give it a golden apple (by facing the zombie and pressing the use key with a golden apple in your hand). Then, wait a few minutes. Don't let the zombie burn in the daylight (a splash potion of fire resistance, something blocking the zombie overhead, or a helmet or cap to keep the zombie from not burning may be useful here).

If you don't have an igloo near your spawn, your best bet to gather these supplies would be to go in the Nether and gather ingredients for a brewing stand and then for a splash potion of weakness. If you have igloos near your spawn, about half of them have a basement underneath them, supplying not only all the ingredients needed to cure a zombie villager, but also a zombie villager itself.

Potion/Splash Potion Brewing recipe

Potion of Weakness
( 1:30)

Extended Potion

Potion of Weakness
( 4:00)

Splash Potion

Potion of Weakness
( 1:30)

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Gold Ingot +

Eye Spy[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.pngFollow an Eye of Ender

Requirements: Enter a stronghold.

Enter a stronghold to get this advancement. Strongholds can be found by using eyes of ender. Throw eyes of ender up in the air and following which direction they go. When you throw them and they go into the ground, dig where they went underground, until you reach stone bricks, which is the stronghold.

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Blaze Powder +
Ender Pearl

Parent of: The End?

The End?[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.pngEnter the End portal.

Requirements: Enter the End dimension.

Jump into an end portal, which is found in End portal rooms in strongholds. You will get the advancement before the actual terrain loads. Once the End's terrain loads, you will get "The End" advancement (the difference is the question mark). Make sure you come prepared before going to the End, because the only way out is to either defeat the ender dragon, or die in the attempt.


Advancement tree in the "Nether" tab


Advancement-plain-raw.pngBring summer clothes

Requirements: Enter the Nether dimension (Same as 'We Need To Go Deeper').

To get this advancement, you will need to enter the Nether dimension. Do this by walking into a nether portal, and then you will appear in the Nether.

Parent of: Return to Sender | Subspace Bubble | A Terrible Fortress

Return to Sender[edit]

Advancement-fancy-raw.pngDestroy a Ghast with a fireball

Requirements: Kill a ghast with a ghast fireball. Other fireballs do not work.

Kill a ghast using its own fireball to get this advancement. When a ghast shoots a fireball at you, left-click it to send it flying back to the ghast and kill it.

Completing this advancement will reward the player 50 experience.

Parent of: Uneasy Alliance

Subspace Bubble[edit]

Advancement-fancy-raw.png Use the Nether to travel 7 km in the Overworld

Requirements: Travel at least 875 blocks horizontally from your original Nether Portal in the Nether, and then create and enter another Nether Portal in that location.

To get this advancement, you will need to use the Nether to travel between two points in the Overworld with a minimum horizontal distance of 7000 blocks between each other.

Horizontal distances are scaled down in the Nether by a ratio of 8:1 for travel in the Nether. This essentially means that for every one block you travel in the Nether, you travel eight blocks in the Overworld. This also means that you must travel at least 875 blocks in the Nether in order to travel 7000 blocks in the Overworld.

Completing this advancement will reward the player 100 experience.

A Terrible Fortress[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.pngBreak your way into a Nether Fortress

Requirements: Enter a Nether Fortress.

Enter a nether fortress to get this advancement. Look for a dark structure with many rooms and hallways, made of nether bricks. Sometimes one may have to travel a long way in the Nether in order to find a Nether fortress.

Parent of: Spooky Scary Skeleton | Into Fire

Uneasy Alliance[edit]

Advancement-fancy-raw.pngRescue a ghast from the Nether, bring it safely home to the Overworld... and then kill it

Requirements: Kill a Ghast in the Overworld.

This advancement is rather difficult. However, it is possible. The hardest part is getting the ghast through the Nether portal. There are two main ways of doing this.

The first way is to use a huge nether portal. What you need to do is first of all, when you find a ghast, build a giant Nether portal, the bigger the better. Then, stand on the other side of the portal, and lure the ghast into the nether portal. However, this method costs a lot of obsidian, and is very difficult unless in Creative mode.

Another way is to use a fishing rod to lure a ghast through a nether portal. This requires a nether portal big enough for a ghast to fit through, but it does not have to be huge. Basically, launch a fishing rod towards the ghast repeatedly, and when it hits the ghast, move to the other side of the Nether portal, causing the ghast to go through. This method is cheap, but if the ghast starts shooting fireballs, the fishing rod will break. If you choose to complete this advancement this way, you must fish for the ghast very quickly.

Something to keep in mind is that ghast explosions can destroy nether portal blocks, so always have flint and steel with you.

Completing this advancement will reward the player 100 experience.

Spooky Scary Skeleton[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.pngObtain a wither skeleton's skull

Requirements: Have a wither skeleton skull in your inventory.

Get a wither skeleton skull in your inventory. Wither skeletons, found in nether fortresses, have a small chance of dropping one upon death.

Parent of: Withering Heights

Into Fire[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.pngRelieve a Blaze of its rod

Requirements: Have a blaze rod in your inventory.

Acquire a blaze rod in your inventory to earn this advancement. Killing a blaze may drop a blaze rod when killed by the player.

Parent of: Local Brewery

Withering Heights[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.pngSummon the Wither

Requirements: Be in a 101×101×104 (approximate) range from a spawned wither when the wither explodes.

Create the wither boss mob. Place 4 soul sand on the ground in a T shape, and place 3 wither skeleton skulls on the top 3 soul sand. The wither will immediately spawn, but cannot deal any harm nor be done any harm for 10 seconds, until it explodes into its full self with full health. At this point, as long as you're within a 100.9 x 100.9 x 103.5 cuboid when the wither explodes, you will get the advancement. For more information on the wither, what to expect, what to prepare, and how to fight the wither, see "Wither" and "Tutorials/Defeating the wither".

Parent of: Bring Home the Beacon

Local Brewery[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.pngBrew a potion

Requirements: Have a potion (with effects) in your inventory that was brewed using a brewing stand.

Before beginning, you will need blaze powder (made from a blaze rod), glass bottles (made with 3 glass), and of course, a brewing stand, made like so:

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Blaze Rod +

In the inside of a brewing stand, there are three slots on the bottom with the outline of a glass bottle, and another slot on top, which is for the actual potion ingredient. There is also a slot in the top left with the outline of blaze powder.

Fill 3 glass bottles with water (from any water source or cauldron). With just 3 water bottles and a certain ingredient, you can brew awkward potions, mundane potions, or thick potions. Thick potions and mundane potions have no use, so it is better in the long run to brew awkward potions, because they are the basis potion for nearly all other potions.

To make an awkward potion, first put the 3 water bottles in the water bottle lined slots. Then, put 1 nether wart, which can be found in nether fortresses, in the top potion ingredient slot, and if you are playing the Java or Legacy Console edition, put 1 blaze powder in the top left slot. This should give you 3 awkward potions in replace of the water bottles and nether wart. Once you get the bottles into your inventory, you will get the advancement.

Awkward potions can further be used to make many other potions that can affect the player and/or other entities. Note that in multiplayer you can also get this advancement by obtaining a base potion from another player, and then brewing it into another potion.

Parent of: A Furious Cocktail

Bring Home the Beacon[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.pngConstruct and place a Beacon

Requirements: Be in a 20×20×14 range when a beacon is activated.

This advancement requires being near a beacon when it is activated. First, you must craft the beacon, which requires the rare and precious nether star.

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Glass +
Nether Star +

However, when you place a beacon by itself on the ground, it will not do anything. You need a pyramid of certain blocks, which include blocks of iron, gold, diamond, or emerald. When activated, beacons can give you special powers if you are a certain number of blocks from the beacon. Placing a beacon on top of the center of mineral blocks on a 3 x 3 layout will give the beacon a power level of 1. If you place mineral blocks in a 5 x 5 manner with the 3 x 3 layout and a beacon on top of that, the beacon with have a power level of 2. You can continue adding bigger pyramid layers up to level 4, of which the beacon and pyramid should look like this:

Layer 1 (highest): Beacon Layer 2: 3 x 3 layout of iron, gold, diamond, or emerald blocks Layer 3: 5 x 5 layout of mineral blocks Layer 4: 7 x 7 layout of mineral blocks Layer 5: 9 x 9 layout of mineral blocks

To get this advancement, it doesn't matter what power level the beacon as on. As soon as the beacon is activated, it will shoot a beam of light to the sky, and you will get the advancement. Also, if you right-click on a beacon, you can give the beacon iron ingots, gold ingots, diamonds, or emeralds to get a special powers. The higher-level beacon you have, the better powers you can get.

Parent of: Beaconator

A Furious Cocktail[edit]

Advancement-fancy-raw.pngHave every potion effect applied at the same time

Requirements: Have every status effect that can be obtained from a potion.

To get this challenge advancement, you will need to brew and use these 12 potions:


  • Extend using Redstone.
  • Use Beacons.
  • Eat Suspicious Stew.

Tip: So that you don't have to spend a long time drinking every potion, turn each potion into a splash potion using gunpowder, and continuously throw each splash potion at the ground below you, to get all 12 effects quickly.

Completing this advancement will reward the player 100 experience.

Parent of: How Did We Get Here?


Advancement-oval-raw.pngBring a beacon to full power

Requirements: Be in a 20×20×14 range when a beacon is activated with a pyramid of of height 4 (excluding the beacon itself).

Be near a beacon when it is powered by a full-size level 4 pyramid. To create this, place blocks of iron, gold, diamond, and/or emerald on the ground in a 9 x 9 layout. Place another layer of minerals blocks on top of that in a 7 x 7 layout, and another on top of that in a 5 x 5 layout. Finally, your final layer should be 3 x 3, and you can place your beacon on top of this. Once the beacon shoots its beam to the sky, you will get the advancement. A level 4 beacon can also give special and rare powers to the player, if opened and given a type of mineral.

How to get the "Beaconator" advancement.

How Did We Get Here?[edit]

Advancement-fancy-raw.pngHave every effect applied at the same time.

Requirements: Have every status effect possible in survival mode without using commands or external software.

To get this challenge advancement, you need to be affected by the following status effects at once:

Before attempting this advancement, you must have killed both the ender dragon and the wither, so that you can reach the outer islands of the End and can craft a beacon. Also, you must find or craft an enchanted golden apple, and obtain a suspicious stew crafted with an Azure Bluet, three wither skeleton skulls (or a wither rose or suspicious stew), a pufferfish, and spectral arrows, and you must brew extended potions of Strength, Weakness, Swiftness, Slowness, Leaping, Night Vision, Slow Falling, and Invisibility. In addition, you need to be wearing armor, preferably iron or diamond. You must wear the turtle shell on the helmet.

First, find an unexplored ocean monument (such that it still contains elder guardians) that is within 1024 blocks of a stronghold. Build two nether portals: one near the stronghold's end portal, and the other near the ocean monument. Confirm that both portals lead to the same portal in the Nether, and that the portal in the Nether leads back to the stronghold.

Second, find an unexplored end city (such that it still has shulkers guarding the entrance) that is near an end gateway portal. Do not approach the shulkers, or they may accidentally attack each other while trying to attack you. Place a beacon on a level-1 pyramid next to the end city, then power it so it grants the Haste effect. A short distance away, make a T out of four blocks of soul sand. If you are playing on the easy difficulty setting, transport a wither skeleton. In front of the shulkers, create a pool of water that is at least 2 blocks deep. Transport a dolphin using a water current that leads the dolphin to the end gateway, and the end city on the other side of the end gateway. Then, activate a conduit by placing prismarine blocks around a conduit in the middle of a 3x3x3 water source block cube. Make an End village and start a raid. Almost finish it and trap an Illager Captain nearby.

You may wish to back up your save file now, so that if you mess up or die during your attempt, you will not have to start over from scratch.

Start your attempt near the ocean monument. Drink all five of the beneficial extended potions, which grant their effects for eight minutes (Strength, Speed, Jump Boost, Night Vision, and Invisibility). Approach the monument so that an elder guardian curses you with Mining Fatigue for five minutes. Proceed to the nether portal and enter it, then immediately enter it again to be warped to the stronghold. Enter the end portal, then enter the end gateway portal that leads to the end city. Around this time, drink the two negative extended potions and the Slow Falling Potion, with effects that last only four minutes (Slow Falling, Weakness and Slowness). Proceed to the end city, where the beacon will continuously grant you Haste as long as you remain within 20 blocks. Place the wither skeleton skulls on the soul sand to spawn the wither, and let it attack you to be inflicted with Wither for 40 seconds. If you are using a wither rose or suspicious stew, use them now. Eat the enchanted golden apple to receive Regeneration, Absorption, Resistance, and Fire Resistance. Immediately run over to the shulkers guarding the end city, and let them attack you to gain Levitation for ten seconds. Eat the pufferfish to receive Hunger, Poison, and Nausea. After that, equip your bow, look straight up, and briefly hold and release the attack button to shoot the spectral arrow so that it immediately falls back down and inflicts you with Glowing. Use an ender pearl to teleport yourself down. Defeat the raid and kill the Illager Captain. After that, eat the suspicious stew, giving you blindness. Then, swim in the pool with the dolphin to get Conduit Power and Dolphin's Grace. Then, you will be rewarded the advancement.

Note: This is a hidden advancement, meaning that it can only be viewed when the player has completed the advancement.

Completing this advancement will reward the player 1000 experience, which is the equivalent of 26 levels if the player previously had no experience.

The End[edit]

Advancement tree in the "The End" tab

The End[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.pngOr the beginning?

Requirements: Enter the End dimension (Same as 'The End?').

To get this advancement, you will need to enter the End dimension, by going through an end portal and letting the terrain load.

Parent of: Free the End

Free the End[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.pngGood luck

Requirements: Kill the Ender Dragon for the first time.

To get this advancement, you must kill the ender dragon. See here for a tutorial.

Parent of: The Next Generation | Remote Getaway | The End... Again... | You Need a Mint

The Next Generation[edit]

Advancement-oval-raw.pngHold the Dragon Egg

Requirements: Have a dragon egg in your inventory.

To get this advancement, you must get the dragon egg into your inventory. This is achievable after defeating the ender dragon. However, when you punch the dragon egg, it will only teleport. The easiest way for the dragon egg to drop as an item is to place a piston facing the dragon egg, with a lever behind it. Flip the lever to push the piston, which will make the dragon egg drop as an item. Alternatively, you may bring a torch (or something similar, such as string), dig one block under the block the dragon egg is sitting on, place the torch under, and break the block. The dragon egg will then drop as an item.

Remote Getaway[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.pngEscape the island

Requirements: Enter an End Gateway Portal.

To get this advancement, you must throw an ender pearl into an End gateway. This will teleport you to one of the outer islands in the End, which is the only place where End cities can be found.

Parent of: The City at the End of the Game

The End... Again...[edit]

Advancement-oval-raw.pngRespawn the ender dragon

Requirements: Respawn the ender dragon using end crystals.

To get this advancement, you need to respawn the ender dragon. This is possible by placing end crystals on certain blocks of bedrock that surround the exit portal in the End. The exit portal is surrounded by three bedrock blocks on each side, with blocks connecting each of the sides, for a total of 16 blocks. Place an end crystal on the middle block of each of the sides. This will respawn the end crystals on the obsidian towers, as well as the ender dragon herself.

This is the arrangement of end crystals on the End's exit portal that will respawn the ender dragon.

You Need a Mint[edit]

Advancement-oval-raw.pngCollect dragon's breath in a glass bottle

Requirements: Have a bottle of dragon's breath in your inventory.

To get this advancement, you must collect dragon's breath. To do this, right-click the dragon's breath particles with a glass bottle, and you will get the advancement as soon as there is a bottle of dragon's breath in your inventory.

The City at the End of the Game[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.pngGo on in, what could happen?

Requirements: Enter an end city.

To get this advancement, you must walk into an end city. The only place in the game where you can find end cities are on the outer islands of the End, accessible through an end gateway portal, which generates when the ender dragon is killed. End cities contain lots of valuable treasure, along with many other things.

Parent of: Sky's the Limit | Great View From Up Here

Sky's the Limit[edit]

Advancement-oval-raw.pngFind an Elytra

Requirements: Have a pair of Elytra in your inventory.

To get this advancement, you must get the elytra in your inventory, which can be found in end city ships.

Great View From Up Here[edit]

Advancement-fancy-raw.pngLevitate up 50 blocks from the attacks of a Shulker

Requirements: Travel 50 blocks vertically while being affected by Levitation.

To get this advancement, you must levitate at least 50 blocks vertically under the Levitation effect, which is acquired by getting hit by a shulker's projectile. Earning this advancement becomes significantly easier if you throw an ender pearl at an end city tower above you after gaining Levitation. To avoid dying from fall damage after the effect wears off, you can throw another ender pearl, glide down using elytra, try to position yourself just above a tower roof, place a water bucket where you intend to land, or wear iron or diamond boots enchanted with a high Feather Falling level.

Another way to complete the advancement is to make a 50 block tall tower. Place water at the top, and swim up once the shulker hits you.

Completing this advancement will reward the player 50 experience.


Advancement tree in the "Adventure" tab[until JE 1.16]


Advancement-plain-raw.pngAdventure, exploration, and combat

Requirements: Kill a mob or get killed by one.

This advancement is easily achieved; either by killing any entity or being killed by any entity. The easiest entity to find early in the game is probably squid, if you spawn near water. Otherwise, you can try to find animals to kill, or wait till nighttime to kill a hostile mob.

Parent of: Voluntary Exile | Monster Hunter | What a Deal! | Sticky Situation | Ol' Betsy | Sweet Dreams

Voluntary Exile[edit]

Kill a raid captain.

Advancement-plain-raw.pngMaybe consider staying away from villages for the time being...

Requirements: Kill an illager captain, either from an illager patrol or a pillager outpost.

This advancement is rather easy. All you need to do is find a pillager outpost and wait for a raid captain to spawn in. Then you need to kill him in a 'direct' way like a sword or a bow. Once you kill him, you will get the advancement.

Alternatively, you could wait for an illager patrol to happen, and find the raid captain. Kill him and you will get the same result.

Parent of: Hero of the Village

Monster Hunter[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.pngKill any hostile monster

Requirements: Kill any hostile mob.

You must kill a hostile mob to get this advancement. You can use any type of weapon, block, or your bare hands to kill the monster, but it is recommended to have a sword or an axe, to decrease your chances of being killed yourself.

Parent of: A Throwaway Joke | Take Aim | Monsters Hunted | Postmortal

What a Deal![edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.pngSuccessfully trade with a Villager

Requirements: Trade with a villager.

To do this, gather the item that the villager wants, right-click on that villager to access their trades, and put it in their trading slot. Then, put the item that they give you in return in your inventory.

Parent of: Hired Help

Sticky Situation[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.pngJump into a Honey Block to break your fall

Requirements: Jump into the side of a honey block so that it slows you down as you fall.

Place a campfire beneath a beehive (dripping with honey) to get a bottle of honey. Repeat this three more times to get four bottles. Put them in a crafting table or the player's crafting interface to create a block of honey. Make a more than 3 block tall hollow tube and place the honey block in one of the walls. Jump into the top of the tube and run into the honey block as you fall.

Ol' Betsy[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.pngShoot a crossbow

Requirements: Load (fire up) a crossbow, then shoot with it.

This advancement is achieved by simply firing a crossbow. Crossbows can be made with three sticks, two string, one iron ingot, and one tripwire hook. Crossbows can also be obtained from pillager drops.

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Stick +
Iron Ingot +
String +
Tripwire Hook

Parent of: Two Birds, One Arrow | Who's the Pillager Now? | Arbalistic

Sweet Dreams[edit]

Change your respawn point

Advancement-plain-raw.pngSleep in a bed to change your respawn point‌[upcoming: JE 1.16]

Requirements: Sleep in a bed.

This advancement is achieved by sleeping in a bed. Beds can be made with 3 wool and 3 planks, which is easy if players have sheep nearby.

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Matching Wool +
Any Planks

Sleeping in a bed will reset their spawn point so that when they die, they will respawn next to their bed. Note that this advancement can only be done at night or during a thunderstorm.

Parent of: Adventuring Time

Hero of the Village[edit]

Advancement-fancy-raw.pngSuccessfully defend a village from a raid

Requirements: Kill a raid captain, enter a village and complete a raid.

First, kill a raid captain (which will award the "Voluntary Exile" advancement) and get the Bad Omen effect. Then, go to a village. You will see a bossbar labeled "Raid" and your Bad Omen effect will go away, indicating that the raid has started. There will be numerous amounts of waves of the raid based on the difficulty. There are 3 waves in Easy, 5 in Normal, and 7 in Hard.

Mobs that will spawn during the raid are: pillagers, vindicators, and ravagers, which spawn on difficulties Easy, Normal, and Hard. Evokers, vexes (summoned from evoker fangs), witches, and a pillager, vindicator, or evoker riding a ravager only spawn in the Hard difficulty. Illusioners are unused.

Once you have completed the raid (you have killed every illager in the raid), you will get the "Hero of the Village" advancement. You will also get the status effect of the same name of the advancement, Hero of the Village.

Completing this advancement will reward the player 100 experience.

A Throwaway Joke[edit]

Throw a trident at something.

Advancement-plain-raw.pngNote: Throwing away your only weapon is not a good idea.

Requirements: Get a trident from a drowned and throw it at any entity.

First you need to kill a drowned. Drowned can be found in ocean ruins or underwater in light level 7 or less. Converted drowned do not spawn with a trident.‌[Java Edition only] Tridents are a rare weapon from them, so you may need to kill a few drowned to get this rare weapon. Now hold the right click button to throw the trident.

Tridents can be used as both a melee and ranged weapons. They have the same durability as an iron sword, so it is a good idea to save it for a special occasion.

Parent of: Very Very Frightening

Take Aim[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.pngShoot something an arrow

Requirements: Shoot any entity (with some exceptions) with a shot arrow (by using a bow or a crossbow with at least 1 arrow in your inventory)

This advancement requires a bow or a crossbow and one or more arrows to be crafted beforehand. You can also obtain the bow and arrow by killing skeletons, and get the crossbow from killing pillagers.

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Stick +

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Stick +
Iron Ingot +
String +
Tripwire Hook

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Flint +
Stick +

Once your bow and arrow are crafted, shoot any entity to get the advancement.

Parent of: Sniper Duel | Bullseye‌[upcoming: JE 1.16]

Monsters Hunted[edit]

Advancement-fancy-raw.pngKill one of every hostile monster


Requirements: Kill every hostile mob at least once.

Kill every type of hostile mob at least once.

Completing this advancement will reward the player 100 experience.


Advancement-oval-raw.pngUse a Totem of Undying to cheat death

Requirements: Take fatal damage while holding a Totem of Undying.

Before attempting this advancement, you must go to a woodland mansion or initiate a raid, and kill an evoker, which will drop a totem of undying. Then, if you take fatal damage while holding the totem of undying in either hand, you will not actually die; instead, your health will regenerate (due to Absorption and you gaining 1♥) and you will get the advancement.

The status effects you will get from the totem of undying are: 40 seconds of Fire Resistance II‌[Bedrock Edition only], 45 seconds of Regeneration II and 5 seconds of Absorption II. The totem of undying will remove all of your current status effects and apply these instead.

Hired Help[edit]

Advancement-oval-raw.pngSummon an Iron Golem to help defend a village

Requirements: Use 4 blocks of iron and 1 carved pumpkin to spawn an iron golem.

You must summon an iron golem to get this achievement, although summoning it in a village is not necessary. The first thing you must do is gather 36 iron ingots and a carved pumpkin. Use the iron ingots to make 4 iron blocks, and place them in a "T" shape on the ground. Place the carved pumpkin on top of the top middle block.

This should spawn an iron golem; therefore, you will get the advancement. Iron golems will kill any nearby monsters. Iron golems are considered neutral mobs when naturally generated (meaning they will attack you if provoked), but if the player summoned the iron golem, they will become passive towards the player.

Two Birds, One Arrow[edit]

Advancement-fancy-raw.pngKill two Phantoms with a piercing arrow

Requirements: Shoot a crossbow with the enchantment Piercing at two phantoms with one arrow.

In order to unlock this advancement, two phantom entities must be simultaneously killed with a crossbow enchanted with any level of piercing.

Phantoms spawn after three in-game days wherein the player does not sleep, so the only way to unlock this advancement is without the use of a bed. Due to their health bar, phantoms cannot be killed in one shot with a crossbow. A fully charged crossbow does 11 hearts of damage, therefore requiring two shots. Wait until two already damaged phantoms line up one after another, and fire a shot traveling through both of them. This will complete the advancement.

Completing this advancement will reward the player 65 experience.

Who's the Pillager Now?[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.pngGive a Pillager a taste of their own medicine


Requirements: Kill a pillager using a crossbow.


Advancement-fancy-raw.pngKill five unique mobs with one crossbow shot


Note: This is a hidden advancement, meaning that it can only be viewed when the player has completed the advancement.

Completing this advancement will reward the player 85 experience.

Adventuring Time[edit]

Advancement-fancy-raw.pngDiscover every biome

Requirements: Discover every biome in the Overworld, excluding Ice Spikes, Snowy Taiga Mountains, Gravelly Mountains and its variants, Taiga Mountains, Giant Spruce Taiga, Sunflower Plains, Flower Forest, Tall Birch Forest, Dark Forest Hills, Swamp Hills, Modified Jungle, Modified Jungle Edge, Shattered Savanna and its variants, Eroded Badlands, Modified Wooded Badlands, and Modified Plateaus

This advancement is achieved by setting foot in all 42 standard biomes in the Overworld (the Nether and the End are excluded). This includes the "hills" sub-biomes, as well as each variant of thick places the beach and river biomes. However, it is not necessary to visit the rare "mutated" biome variants, such as the flower forest, ice spikes, swamp hills, or gravelly mountains biomes.

Completing this advancement will reward the player 500 experience.

Very Very Frightening[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.pngStrike a Villager with lightning


Sniper Duel[edit]

Advancement-fancy-raw.pngKill a Skeleton from at least 50 meters away

Requirements: Go at least 50 blocks away from a skeleton, then kill it with an arrow shot with a bow.

What you need to do in this advancement is kill a skeleton with an arrow that you shot at least 50 blocks away from the skeleton. The best way to do this is to first trap a skeleton into a 1 block area, using fences, so that you don't have to deal with a moving target. Then, make sure you are at least 50 blocks away from the skeleton, and shoot your arrow at about a 45 degree angle towards the skeleton. It may take many tries to shoot correctly. You will get the advancement once the skeleton is killed by the arrow.

If you don't want to waste durability on your bow, you can hit the skeleton with another weapon for a certain number of times, until you can shoot the skeleton with one hit. You will get the advancement as long as when the skeleton is killed it was hit by your arrow. If you have an iron sword, diamond sword, or any type of axe, you can hit the skeleton twice with that weapon before shooting the skeleton with a fully charged arrow in one hit. If you have a wooden, stone, or gold sword, hit the skeleton three times with that weapon before shooting the skeleton.

Completing this advancement will reward the player 50 experience.

Bullseye‌[upcoming: JE 1.16][edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.pngHit the bullseye of a Target block with an arrow

Requirements: Hit the absolute middle of a Target Block and generate a power signal of 15.

To complete this advancement you need to craft a Target.

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Redstone Dust +
Hay Bale

Then, place the Target Block on the ground. Now you need to get a bow and at least one arrow. Shoot on the bullseye (center) of the Target until you hit the bullseye and the advancement will be finished.


Advancement tree in the "Husbandry" tab


Advancement-plain-raw.pngThe world is full of friends and food

Requirements: Eat any item that can be eaten, and replenishes at least 1 hunger point.

Eat any type of food. It doesn't matter whether it's a pufferfish, golden apple, or bread; as long as it is a type of food, you will get the advancement.

Parent of: Bee Our Guest | The Parrots and the Bats | Best Friends Forever | Fishy Business | Total Beelocation | A Seedy Place

Bee Our Guest[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.pngUse a Campfire to collect Honey from a Beehive using a Bottle without aggravating the bees

Requirements: Place a campfire under a beehive or bee nest, then harvest honey from it.

First, craft a campfire. You will need 3 sticks, 3 logs, stripped logs, wood, stripped wood, stems, stripped stems, hyphae, or stripped hyphae.

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Stick +
Coal or
Charcoal +
Any Log or
Any Stripped Log or
Any Wood or
Any Stripped Wood or
Any Stem or
Any Stripped Stem or
Any Hyphae or
Any Stripped Hyphae

Next, find a bee nest or craft a beehive.

Beehives are located in trees. They naturally generate along with 3 bees.

To craft a bee nest, you will need 3 honeycombs and 6 of any planks.

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Any Planks +

The third step is that you need to craft a glass bottle. To craft a bottle you need 3 glass.

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Then, place the campfire under the beehive or bee nest. Use the bottle on the beehive/bee nest. You will get a honey bottle, and the player will get the advancement.

The Parrots and the Bats[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.pngBreed two animals together

Requirements: Give two of the same animals in a close proximity a food item that makes them go into love mode, and wait until a baby mob spawns.

Right-click on one breed-able animal with the item that they can breed with, and then right-click on another animal nearby with that item, and they will come together and make a baby. Cows, sheep, and chickens are probably the easiest animals to breed, because they don't require very expensive items. Cows and sheep breed with wheat and chickens with seeds.

Also, you can breed tamed wolves with any type of meat and tamed cats with any type of fish. However, wolves and ocelots are a little bit rarer than most animals.

See the chart under the advancement "Two by Two" for details on what item each animal needs to breed.

Parent of: Two by Two

Best Friends Forever[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.pngTame an animal

Requirements: Give a tameable mob a certain amount of its respective food/item until hearts show up.

Tame one of the 5 tamable mobs in the game: horse, llama, cat, parrot, and wolf. Horses include donkeys and mules.

Parrots and can be found in jungles. They can be tamed by getting right-clicked with seeds.

Stray cats have a chance of spawning in villages. They can be tamed with any type of raw fish.

Wolves are found in forests, taigas, cold taigas, and mega taigas. Wolves can be tamed with bones. Beware that if you accidentally attack an untamed wolf, it and its whole pack will start attacking you.

Horses and llamas are tamed differently than other tameable mobs. To tame a horse or a llama, keep right-clicking them. The first few times, they will buck you off, but eventually, they will let you stay on and you will see their health. This means that you have tamed them successfully. Horses and donkeys are found in plains and savannas, and llamas are found in extreme hills and savanna plateaus.

Parent of: A Complete Catalogue

Fishy Business[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.pngCatch a fish

Requirements: Use a fishing rod and catch a fish in the water.

First, you need to craft a fishing rod, using this formation:

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Stick +

You can also find one in ruins chests, obtain one from a drowned, or buy one from a Journeyman-level Fisherman. Now find a body of water and throw the bobber in the water. Once the bobber dips in the water, quickly reel it in to get the achievement.

Parent of: Tactical Fishing

Total Beelocation[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.pngMove a Bee Nest, with 3 bees inside, using Silk Touch


A Seedy Place[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.pngPlant a seed and watch it grow

Requirements: Use a seed item on a farmland block to place a crop block.

Plant any type of seed on tilled land. The easiest seed to acquire is wheat seeds, which grow wheat, and can be harvested by punching grass or tall grass. The advancement is given as soon as the seed is planted; you do not have to wait for it to grow.

Parent of: A Balanced Diet | Serious Dedication

Two by Two[edit]

Advancement-fancy-raw.pngBreed all the animals!

Requirements: Breed all possible animals.

Like the in-game description says, breed all the animals! The advancement "The Parrots and the Bats" tells you how to breed animals. The 15 animals are chicken, cow, mooshroom, horse, llama, ocelot, pig, rabbit, sheep, wolf (dog), turtle, cat, panda, fox, and bees. In Java Edition 1.16, breeding hoglins are also required for this advancements. Here is a chart with what all the breed-able animals can be bred with:

Mob Items to breed with How to achieve item
Chicken Seeds

Beetroot seeds

Melon seeds

Pumpkin seeds

By punching tall grass or grass

By harvesting a beetroot plant from villages

By placing 1 melon slice in a crafting area

By placing 1 pumpkin in a crafting area

Tamed Cat Raw cod When fishing, the player has a 51% chance of getting raw cod
Cow, Mooshroom Wheat By harvesting a fully grown wheat crop, grown with wheat seeds
Pig Carrots



By harvesting from village farms or a rare drop from zombies

(Same as previous)

By harvesting a fully grown beetroot crop

Rabbit Dandelions


Golden carrots

Found naturally in the Overworld or grown with bone meal

By harvesting from village farms or a rare drop from zombies

Crafted with 8 gold nuggets and a carrot

Sheep Wheat By harvesting a fully grown wheat crop, grown with seeds
Tamed horse Golden apples

Golden carrots

Crafted with 8 gold ingots and an apple, a rare drop from oak leaves

Crafted with 8 gold nuggets and a carrot

Tamed llama Hay bale Crafted with 9 wheat
Ocelot Raw cod When fishing, the player has a 51% chance of getting raw cod
Turtle Sea grass By killing turtles, or breaking sea grass with shears
Tamed wolf Rotten flesh

Any raw meat

Any cooked meat

By killing a zombie

By killing a pig, cow, chicken, rabbit, or sheep

By cooking any raw meat in a furnace

Fox Sweet Berries By harvesting Sweet Berries from Sweet Berry Bushes in

Taigas, Snowy Taigas and variants

Panda Bamboo By harvesting Bamboo in Bamboo Jungles and variants
Bee Flowers Found naturally in the overworld; many types
Hoglin[upcoming: JE 1.16] Crimson Fungi[upcoming: JE 1.16] Found in crimson forests[upcoming: JE 1.16], in the Nether

Ocelots and Foxes will run away from the player, so bringing leads are recommended. Hoglin are hostile towards the player, making them difficult to breed. Trader Llamas don't count toward the advancements, only wild llamas do.

Completing this advancement will reward the player 100 experience.

A Complete Catalogue[edit]

Advancement-fancy-raw.pngTame all cat variants!


Completing this advancement will reward the player 50 experience.

Tactical Fishing[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.pngCatch a fish... without a fishing rod!


Requirements: Catch a fish with a water bucket.

A Balanced Diet[edit]

Advancement-fancy-raw.pngEat everything that is edible, even if it's not good for you

Requirements: Eat every item that can be eaten, and replenishes hunger points.

Eat everything that can be eaten in the game, excluding cake and milk. Here is a list of all of the foods needed to get the advancement:

Completing this advancement will reward the player 100 experience.

Serious Dedication[edit]

Advancement-fancy-raw.pngCompletely use up a diamond hoe, and then reevaluate your life choices

Requirements: Use the final point of durability on a diamond hoe.

Make a diamond hoe (or buy one from a Journeyman-level Toolsmith), and keep using it until it breaks. When it breaks, the player will get the advancement.

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Diamond +

Completing this advancement will reward the player 100 experience.

See also[edit]