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Spawn Eggs
Spawn Eggs
Every spawn egg currently in the game
You know what would be fun? If every animal in Minecraft came from eggs.
~ Notch

Spawn Eggs are an Item only obtainable in Creative Mode (but can be transferred to Survival Mode from Creative Mode, given via Commands and two spawn eggs for Wolves are found in the new tutorial world of the PS3 edition), and hold the qualities of spawning a certain mob, depending on the Spawn Egg used. All the Spawn Eggs are available in all versions of Minecraft' where the mob of the Spawn Egg in questioned has been implemented, including the Pocket Edition, starting with Update 0.9.0.

Mobs that have spawn eggs that can only be obtained by use of commands are the Ender Dragon, Giants, Snow Golems, Iron Golems, and Withers. Spider Jockeys cannot be directly spawned, but there is a very small chance that a Spider Spawn Egg will spawn one, Zombie Villagers can rarely be spawned from a Zombie Spawn Egg, and Skeleton Spawn Eggs have a 75% chance of spawning a Wither Skeleton when used in the Nether.

If a Spawn Egg is named via an Anvil, the name of the Spawn Egg will be transferred onto that Mob and will be displayed in a similar manner to that of a player's tag. In versions before 1.5, Mobs could not be named. Eggs are actually two textures, one being a blank egg and the other being spots, which are on top of the blank egg. Both textures are white but have a special type of coding.

Unlike other objects, when a Spawn Egg is placed into a Dispenser and then activated, it will spawn the mob the egg inside of it spawns.

A Spawn Egg's ID is 383 and can be obtained using the "/give" command, but this will only give the player "spawn(a white egg with white spots that cannot be used)" unless the Player specifies the damage value. In the PC edition, spawn eggs can be obtained in creative by middle clicking a mob, while in the PS3 edition, they can be obtained from the creative mode interface.

List of Spawn Eggs

Image Mob Spawned
Ocelot Spawn Egg
Mooshroom Spawn Egg
Skeleton Spawn Egg
Creeper Spawn Egg
Slime Spawn Egg
Zombie Spawn Egg
Spider Spawn Egg
Chicken Spawn Egg
Cave Spider Spawn Egg
Cave Spider
Cow Spawn Egg
Sheep Spawn Egg
Pig Spawn Egg
Zombie Pigman Spawn Egg
Zombie Pigman
Villager Spawn Egg
Blaze Spawn Egg
Magma Cube Spawn Egg
Magma Cube
Enderman Spawn Egg
Bat Spawn Egg
Witch Spawn Egg
Ghast Spawn Egg
Horse Spawn Egg
Wolf Spawn Egg
Guardian Spawn Egg
Rabbit Spawn Egg


  • Whenever a passive adult mob is right clicked while holding a spawn egg of the same animal type, it will produce a baby version for any mob that has one, excluding Squids and Bats.
  • In Minecraft 1.4.4, whenever a baby version of a Villager is spawned, it would always produce a farmer villager child. This was later fixed.
  • Baby Wolves will spawn sitting if spawned using spawn eggs will produce pups that are sitting by default. This can cause a glitch to where the pups move while sitting if the player exits and re-enters the game.
  • As of 1.5 the player can rename eggs, and when killed by that Mob, the game would say "[Player] was Killed by [Name of Mob]" (E.g. Notch was Killed by Herobrine).
  • In 1.6.1, a discoverable coded feature was added: If a Mob's Spawn Egg is renamed with an Anvil or Name Tag, and is called "Dinnerbone" or "Grumm", it will be flipped upside-down. Any upside-down mobs will have right-side-up effects on them (e.g. a Zombie named Dinnerbone burning will be upside down, but the fire on it will be right-side-up).
  • If the player uses a Skeleton Spawn Egg in The Nether, it has a 80% chance of spawning as a Wither Skeleton.
  • Naming a sheep spawn egg "jeb_" will cause the Sheep's wool to be rainbow colored in 1.7.

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