|“||You know what would be fun? If every single animal in minecraft came from eggs.||„|
|~ Notch |
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A Spawn Egg is an item that may be used to spawn mobs directly. It is available to regular players in Creative Mode and to server operators in both Creative and Survival Mode. It allows the player to spawn a variety of mobs on command, although some mobs are not available for certain reasons. There are 24 eggs available in total without mods or hacking.
A spawn egg is used by the use command (normally right-clicking) on a surface with the egg. The egg's mob will appear with its feet immediately adjacent to the surface. Unlike chicken eggs and Ender pearls, spawn eggs are not thrown; the player must be within normal range of the block. Hostile and neutral mobs (except wolves) spawned while on the Peaceful difficulty setting will spawn but instantly deleted from the world, just like mobs from monster spawners. The player may also place them in dispensers, which will spawn the mob directly in front of the dispenser itself. This would be useful for adventure maps and traps. In Creative Mode, the player can use "pick block" on a mob to obtain their respective egg, provided one already exists.
 Ability to spawn
|Creeper||Creepers are never spawned charged.||50|
|Enderman||Endermen are spawned neutral without blocks being held by them.||58|
|Magma Cube||Magma Cubes are spawned with random sizes.||62|
|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.
|Slime||Slimes are spawned with random sizes.||55|
|Spider||Spiders have a 1% chance to spawn Spider Jockeys.
They are the only way to spawn Wither Skeletons riding spiders without the use of mods.
|Zombie||Zombies have a 5% chance of spawning as a Zombie Villager and there's a chance of holding tool or weapons.||54|
|Zombie Pigman||Zombie Pigmen are spawned neutral.||57|
|Bat||Bats will hang upside down on a block if you stay off a certain distance and use the spawn egg underneath a opaque block||65|
|Horse||Horse will spawn 90% of the time; donkey 10% of the time.
A foal will be spawned 20% of the time.
|Ocelot||Ocelots are spawned untamed.
About 14% of the time (1/7) an ocelot is spawned with two ocelot kittens.
|Pig||Pigs are spawned without a saddle on the back.||90|
|Sheep||Sheep are spawned with the colors that can spawn naturally. See sheep page for details.||91|
|Squid||Squids would not survive on land when spawned.||94|
|Wolf||Wolves are spawned neutral.||95|
|Villager||Villagers professions are randomized (although green robe villagers cannot be spawned without the use of third party programs or hacking).||120|
- All mobs with baby counterparts will spawn as adults unless the spawn egg is used on its corresponding mob (adult or baby) which will cause its baby counterpart to spawn instead.
- Any entity not in the list above, such as paintings, entity blocks, or primed TNT, cannot be created with spawn eggs, even if set to the relevant Entity ID value by SMP commands or hacking. The hacked egg is colored gray () and doesn't work.
If you rename a spawn egg in an anvil then spawn that mob that entity will have the name you renamed the spawn egg. But since certain mobs cannot be spawned using a spawn egg, the following cannot be renamed on an anvil:
 Getting eggs using commands
Spawn eggs can be obtained by ops using the command
/give . When using this method, the damage value of the egg spawned pertains to the Entity ID of the entity it makes (see table above). However, any spawn eggs not listed in the above table cannot spawn entities. (It will just 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 can not spawn any mob.
The format for the
/give command is:
/give <PLAYERNAME> 383 <AMOUNT> <ENTITY ID>
/give <PLAYERNAME> 383 1 120 would give a player a single villager spawn egg.
|12w01a||The egg and its markings had their textures separated in order to allow them to have entirely different colors. This allowed their colors to be changed to better suit the mobs themselves.|
|1.2.1||12w03a||Eggs can be placed into a dispenser. Activating the dispenser will spawn the mob instead of dispensing the egg as an item. Also in this version, spawn eggs became stackable, which allows dispensers to hold more than nine of them at one time.|
|12w04a||Added Ocelot spawn eggs with the addition of the ocelot itself.|
|1.2.1||Before 1.2, edited eggs for Snow Golems, Ender Dragons, and Giants (and other "unspawnable" mobs) produced mobs of their types.|
|1.3.1||12w18a||Villagers spawned from eggs were always farmers before 12w18a; in 12w18a and later their profession is randomized.|
|1.4.4pre||Baby mobs now are spawn-able by right-clicking a mob with a corresponding mob egg.|
|1.5||January 7, 2013||Dinnerbone tweeted the first image of a renamed mob appearing in a death message.|
|13w02a||Mobs spawned from renamed eggs 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.|
Issues relating to "Spawn Egg" are maintained on Mojira. Report issues there.
- Mobs spawned via this item act the same as normally spawned ones. As such, hostile mobs will despawn if the player ventures too far.
- Although hostile mobs spawned on peaceful difficulty will despawn almost instantly, it is possible for Iron Golems to attack the mob before it is gone. In some cases, they might manage to kill it.
- In Creative mode, one spawn egg can be used to spawn mobs infinite times; however, in Survival mode, spawn eggs will be used up (e.g. one Spider spawn egg will only spawn one Spider; it will then be used up; a stack will spawn sixty-four).
- When spawning an Enderman using a spawn egg on peaceful mode, it can exist long enough to pick up a block.
- If a Zombie picks up a spawn egg, the egg will turn plain white, regardless of type.
- When using /give or a 3rd party program to spawn in spawn eggs with incorrect data values over 23, the spawn eggs may claim to spawn other entities (such as the Enderdragon). When used, nothing will happen.
- Possibly due to spawn limits, spawn eggs only stack to 16 on the xbox version while stacks of 64 can be made on the pc.
- Spawn eggs can be obtained on Survival if third party programs are used.
- Spawn eggs are now available in Pocket Edition through creative mode. The only mobs available are: Sheep, Pig, Cow, and Chicken.