Spawn Eggs
Spawn Eggs
All Spawn Eggs in Minecraft



First Appearance

Update 0.7.0

Spawn Null

An uncolored Spawn Egg

Spawn Eggs are Items that were added in Update 0.7.0. They are used to spawn Mobs in Creative Mode.

Currently, Minecraft has 40 Spawn Eggs.


Hostile Mobs

Zombiesp Creepersp Skeletonsp Withersksp Zovill Silverfishsp Blazesp
Zombie Creeper Skeleton Wither Skeleton Zombie Villager Silverfish Blaze
Magmasp Ghastsp Slimsp Witchsp Husksp Straysp Eldersp
Magma Cube Ghast Slime Witch Husk Stray Elder Guardian
Guardsp Endermitesp Shulksp Vexsp Evokersp Vindi
Guardian Endermite Shulker Vex Evoker Vindicator

Neutral Mobs

Pigmansp Endermensp Cavesp Spidersp Wolfsp Polarsp Llamasp
Zombie Pigman Enderman Cave Spider Spider Wolf Polar Bear Llama

Passive Mobs

Ocelotsp Cowsp Pigsp Sheepsp Mooshsp Chickensp Villagersp
Ocelot Cow Pig Sheep Mooshroom Chicken Villager
Squidsp Rabbitsp Batsp Horsesp Donkeysp Mulesp
Squid Rabbit Bat Horse Donkey Mule


A Spawn Egg can be used infinitely to spawn Mobs in Creative Mode, by tapping the ground with the Egg. It can also be placed inside a Monster Spawner, and it will automatically spawn Mobs of that type.

A Spawn Egg can be renamed, using an Anvil, and when spawned the Mob will have the nametag of the Spawn Egg. This is however, only possible to do once.

Transfer to Survival Mode

Spawn Eggs are generally not available in Survival Mode, but it is possible to obtain them through the following methods-

  • Method 1: The Player can place the Spawn Egg of choice into a Monster Spawner, before switching to Survival, which then will spawn that Mob continuously. The Spawn Egg is then not available, but the Mobs will spawn.
  • Method 2: The Player can place Spawn Eggs in Chests or Containers whilst in Creative, and then switch to Survival.
  • Method 3: If Cheats (Commands) are enabled, it is possible to use the /give command to obtain them in Survival.


  • Before Update 0.9.0, Hostile Mobs could not be spawned in Creative Mode since their Spawn Eggs were not available in the Inventory.
  • An "NPC" spawn egg was added to Minecraft in Update 0.16.0 Beta 1 when it was accidentally ported from Minecraft: Education Edition.
    • It was later removed in Build 4.
  • Hostile Mobs spawned using Spawn Eggs in Creative Mode will always be passive towards the Player unless he/she switches Gamemodes.
  • Some mobs' spawn egg (like the Wither) cannot be obtained without inventory editing or Commands. This also applies to the Ender Dragon.
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