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Bone

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Bone
Bone JE3 BE2.png
Rarity

Common

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Data value

dec: 352 hex: 160 bin: 101100000

A bone is an item primarily obtained as a drop from skeletons and their variants.

Obtaining[edit]

Natural generation[edit]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Bone Dungeon Chest 1–8 57.8%
Desert temple Chest 4–6 28.7%
Chest 1–8 59%
Jungle temple Chest 4–6 61.9%
Woodland mansion Chest 1–8 57.8%
Bedrock Edition
Bone Dungeon Chest 1–8 57.8%
Desert temple Chest 4–6 28.7%
Chest 1–8 59%
Jungle temple Chest 4–6 61.8%
Woodland mansion Chest 1–8 57.8%

Mobs[edit]

Skeletons, wither skeletons, skeleton horses, and strays may drop 0–2 bones upon death. The maximum drop is increased by 1 per level of Looting, for a maximum of 0-5 bones with Looting III.

In Bedrock Edition, salmon, cod, pufferfish, and tropical fish have 25% chance to drop 1-2 bones upon death, The maximum drop is increased by 1 to 2 per level of Looting, for a maximum of 2-8 bones with Looting III. Salmon (small and medium size) have 25% chance to drop 1 bone upon death, The maximum drop is increased by 1 to 2 per level of Looting, for a maximum of 2-7 bones with Looting III. The chance of dropping bones increased by 1% per looting level, so up to 28% chance with Looting III

Fishing[edit]

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.

Usage[edit]

Helmet[edit]

Steve wearing Bone.pngAlex wearing Bone.png

While a bone cannot be equipped in the head slot in Survival mode, equipping it using commands causes it to appear in the player's mouth.

Taming[edit]

Using a bone on a wild wolf has a 13 chance of taming it. Bones cannot tame a hostile wolf or a wolf that has already been tamed. However, bones can be used to attract the attention of the tamed ones.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Bone Meal Bone

Achievements[edit]

Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS)
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.20GBronze

Advancements[edit]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID

Advancement-plain-raw.png

Best Friends Forever
Tame an animalHusbandryhusbandry/tame_an_animal

History[edit]

Java Edition Beta
1.2Bone JE1 BE1.png Added bones.
Bones 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.
1.4.212w36aAdded wither skeletons, which has a chance to drop bones when killed.
1.6.113w16aAdded skeleton horses, which drop bones when killed.
1.7.213w36aBones can now be more easily obtained in Peaceful difficulty by fishing. Although, they are considered a "junk" item.
1.915w44aThe average yield of bones in desert temples has been slightly decreased.
Bones can now be found in dungeon chests.
1.1016w20aAdded strays, which drop bones when killed.
1.1116w39aBones can now found in the new woodland mansion chests.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 352.
1.1418w43aBone JE2.png The texture of bones has now been changed.
18w44aBone JE3 BE2.png The texture of bones has now been changed.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.3.3Bone JE1 BE1.png Added bones to Survival mode.
Bones can be used to craft bone meal.
0.9.0build 1Added bones to Creative mode.
0.11.0build 1Bones can now be more easily obtained in Peaceful difficulty by fishing. Although, they are considered a "junk" item.
0.12.1build 1Added wither skeletons, which have a chance to drop bones when killed.
0.13.0build 1Bones can now be found inside of the desert temple hidden chest room.
0.15.0build 1Added strays and skeleton horses, which drop bones when killed.
Bones can now be found in jungle temple chests.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha 1.1.0.0Bone can now be found inside woodland mansion chests.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta 1.2.14.2Bones now drop from fish mobs.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Bone JE3 BE2.png The texture of bones has now been changed.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.00Patch 1Bone JE1 BE1.png Added bones.
TU19CU71.12Added wither skeletons, which have a chance to drop bones when killed.
TU31CU191.22Patch 3Bones can now be obtained from fishing.
TU46CU361.38Patch 15Added strays and skeleton horses, which drop bones when killed.
1.90Bone JE3 BE2.png The texture of bones has now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Bone JE1 BE1.png Added bones.

Issues[edit]

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