Bone

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Bone
Bone.png
Type

Raw materials

Rarity

Common

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Data value

dec: 352 hex: 160 bin: 101100000

Namespaced ID

bone

Bones are items primarily obtained as drops from skeletons and their variants.

Obtaining[edit]

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.

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 and Legacy Console editions, salmon(large size), 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]

Wolves[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) 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

Advancements[edit]

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

History[edit]

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.
1.4.212w36aAdded the wither skeleton, 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 will 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.
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. 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 the stray and skeleton horses, which will drop bones when killed.
Bones can now be found in jungle temple chests.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha 1.1.0.0Bone now can be found inside woodland mansion chests.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta 1.2.14.2Bones now drop from fish mobs.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.00Patch 1Added 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 will drop bones when killed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Added Bones.

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