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Raw materials






Yes (64)

Data value

dec: 352 hex: 160 bin: 101100000

Bones are items primarily obtained as drops from skeletons.


Natural generation[edit]

Bones can be found in 61.9% of jungle temple chests and 28.7% of desert temple chests in stacks of 4–6, and in 57.8% of dungeon chests, 59.0% of desert temple chests, and 57.8% of woodland mansion chests, all in stacks of 1–8.

In Bedrock Edition they can be found in 61.8% of jungle temple chests in stacks of 4–6.


Skeletons, wither skeletons, skeleton horses, and strays may drop 0–2 bones upon death.


Bones can also be obtained by fishing as part of the junk category. The best chance of catching a bone is achieved without the Luck of the Sea enchantment, yielding a 1.1% chance.



Using a bone on a wild wolf has a 13 chance of taming it. Bones cannot tame an angry wolf or a wolf that has already been tamed.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Bone Meal Bone


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Xbox PS Bedrock Nintendo
Leader Of The PackBefriend five Wolves.This does not have to be in a single game, so multiple games or reloading old saves does count toward this achievement.Xbox OnePS3YesWii U, Switch20GSilver
Xbox 360PS4, PSVitaAlt30GBronze


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Internal ID
Advancement-plain-raw.png Best Friends ForeverTame an animalHusbandryminecraft:husbandry/tame_an_animal


Java Edition Beta
1.2Added bones, which can be crafted into bone meal.
1.4Bones can now be used to tame wolves.
Java Edition
1.3.112w21aBones can now be found within desert temples, allowing bones to be obtainable on Peaceful difficulty.
1.4.212w36aThe newly introduced mob, the wither skeleton, also drops bones.
1.7.213w36aBones can be more easily obtained in Peaceful difficulty by fishing this as a "junk" item.
1.915w44aAverage yield of bones in desert temples is slightly decreased.
Added to dungeon chests.
1.1116w39aBone is now found in the new woodland mansion chests.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.3.3Added bones to Survival mode. They can be used to craft bone meal.
0.9.0build 1Added bones to Creative mode.
0.11.0build 1Bones can be more easily obtained in Peaceful difficulty by fishing this as a "junk" item.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.00Patch 1Added bones.
TU19CU71.12Added wither skeletons which drop bones.
TU31CU191.22Patch 3Bones can now be obtained from fishing.


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