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Nether Reactor Core
Nether Reactor
First Appearance Minecraft Pocket Edition
Type of Block Solid
Tool Used Pickaxe Graphic
Data Values Hex: F7
Dec:
247
Blast Resistance 30
Stackable? Yes:64
Obeys Physics?
No
Luminosity
No
Transparency
No

The Nether Reactor Core was a block that could be crafted by the player to form the Nether Spire. It was crafted with three diamonds and six iron ingots. The block was exclusive to Minecraft: Pocket Edition as a replacement of the Nether, which is found in both Minecraft XBLA and Minecraft for the PC. It was one of the three blocks exclusive to the Pocket Edition, the others being: Glowing Obsidian and Stonecutter. It no longer functions as of 0.12.1.

Behavior

Once the pattern was built, all players were required to stand within a certain range of the Nether Reactor. If the pattern was somehow incorrect, there would be a message stating "Incorrect pattern!". Once it was hit (while in the correct pattern), a message stated "Active!", and the Nether Spire would be formed around it. The Cobblestone would then change to Glowing Obsidian, which is a red obsidian-like block. After a while, the Gold Blocks would also become glowing Obsidian. Before they did however, it was possible to mine them for re-use. While the Reactor was active, it would spurt out many items and blocks, as well as spawning Zombie Pigmen. These Zombie Pigmen were naturally hostile to players. After 45 seconds, the Reactor would stop spawning items and Zombie Pigmen. Holes in the Nether Spire would appear, and all the Glowing Obsidian would become normal Obsidian. The core then became a dull blue, and could be mined and re-used.

Crafting

Nether Reactor
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Iron Ingot
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Diamond
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Iron Ingot
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Iron Ingot
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Diamond
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Iron Ingot
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Iron Ingot
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Diamond
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Iron Ingot


The Setup

These are diagrams of how to set up the Nether Reactor to activate it, not crafting recipes.

Nether Reactor
Bottom Layer
Nether Reactor
Middle Layer
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Block of Gold
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Cobblestone
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Block of Gold
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Cobblestone
None
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Cobblestone
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Cobblestone
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Cobblestone
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Cobblestone
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Nether Reactor Core
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Block of Gold
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Cobblestone
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Block of Gold
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Cobblestone
None
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Cobblestone
Nether Reactor
Top Layer
None
BlockCSS
Cobblestone
None
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Cobblestone
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Cobblestone
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Cobblestone
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Cobblestone
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Tutorials for Building the Activator

Minecraft PE - How to use the Nether Reactor Core TUTORIAL - Updated!04:04

Minecraft PE - How to use the Nether Reactor Core TUTORIAL - Updated!

Making the Nether Reactor Core- Minecraft04:27

Making the Nether Reactor Core- Minecraft

Tips

  • Zombie Pigmen used to be hostile even if not provoked. However, after update 0.12.1 that the nether was added, they became neutral mobs
  • If a player has a Pickaxe, he or she can quickly mine out the gold blocks before they convert to Glowing Obsidian. The reactor will still function as normally.
  • Zombie Pigmen drop gold ingots, so killing enough Zombie Pigmen can produce enough gold for a new visit to the reactor.
  • Because the Nether Spire is a tall, dark room, it can be used as a mob farm.

Trivia

  • The reactor design was planned to use gold and iron blocks, but the iron was changed to cobblestone because of its price.
  • The Zombie Pigmen are naturally hostile.
  • If you quit to title while the Reactor is still active, the holes will not appear when it burns out. only until 0.11.
  • Glowing obsidian drops obsidian when mined.
  • Prior to the 0.6.0 update, the Nether Spire was made of Obsidian. This is because Netherrack did not exist yet.
  • Activating the Nether Reactor at Bedrock level will cause the Netherrack to cut through the Void. This can be used for access in Survival Mode.
  • The Reactor does not work in Creative Mode. (This is intentional.)
  • If in any future update they let Nether portals made of Obsidian actually work, this block may be used as a decoration.
  • If you destroy the nether reactor in Pocket Edition while it is active the Obsidian will still glow as if active infinitely but will now spawn any materials or Zombie Pigmen. You can stop this by quiting the game and returning to it or mining the obsidian. Also, the nether tower will not have holes in them until you make any. Night is infinite until the obsidian is mined or the game is quit. Sleeping will not stop this.
  • Normally in Pocket Edition, only 3 zombie pigmen appear at a time until killed. 6 Zombie Pigmen will spawn before the core is done if you kill them continuously.
  • If the reactor is built after a certain height and try to activate it, a message will display saying "The nether reactor must be built lower down".
  • It was removed in the 0.12.1 update and was replaced with the Nether
    • However it can still be obtained with inventory editors and it won't function like it did before 0.12.1.
  • In Minecraft Pocket Edition 0.15.0 the developers mistakely switched the textures of Nether Reactor Core. They put the plastic texture in the normal one and put the normal one in the Plastic Texture Pack

Gallery

Nether Reactor/Gallery

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