Spawn Egg

From Minecraft Wiki

You know what would be fun? If every animal in Minecraft came from eggs.

Notch

Spawn Eggs are items only obtainable in Creative Mode or with commands, which allows a player to spawn a particular type of mob to which the egg type corresponds. It is possible to transfer a spawn egg to Survival Mode, from the creative mode. In addition, two spawn eggs for wolves are found in the tutorial world of the Console Edition. All spawn egg types are available in all versions of Minecraft if the mob of the said spawn egg has been implemented.

The mobs who have spawn eggs that can only be obtained with commands are the Ender Dragon, giant, snow golem, iron golem, and the Wither. 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, even though there is a separate zombie villager spawn egg. Skeleton spawn eggs have an 80% 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 the spawned mobs and will be displayed in a similar manner to that of a name tag. In versions before 1.5, mobs could not be named. Spawn eggs' appearance is that of a blank egg covered in spots. The color of the spots varies, based on the type of mob which that particular egg will spawn.

Unlike other objects, when a spawn egg is placed into a dispenser and then activated, it will spawn the mob which is inside the egg.

A spawn egg's ID is 383 and can be obtained using the /give command. However, this will only give a player a white egg with white spots, which cannot actually be used, unless a player specifies the data tag. In the PC edition, spawn eggs can be obtained in creative mode by middle-clicking a mob, while in the console editions, they can be obtained from the creative mode interface.

List of Spawn Eggs

Image Mob Spawned
File:Ocelot Spawn Egg.png
Ocelot
File:Mooshroom Spawn Egg.png
Mooshroom
File:Skeleton Spawn Egg.png
Skeleton
File:Creeper Spawn Egg.png
Creeper
File:Slime Spawn Egg.png
Slime
File:Zombie Spawn Egg.png
Zombie
File:Spider Spawn Egg.png
Spider
File:Chicken Spawn Egg.png
Chicken
File:Cave Spider Spawn Egg.png
Cave Spider
File:Cow Spawn Egg.png
Cow
File:Sheep Spawn Egg.png
Sheep
File:Pig Spawn Egg.png
Pig
File:Villager Spawn Egg.png
Villager
File:Blaze Spawn Egg.png
Blaze
File:Magma Cube Spawn Egg.png
Magma Cube
File:Enderman Spawn Egg.png
Enderman
File:Bat Spawn Egg.png
Bat
File:Witch Spawn Egg.png
Witch
File:Ghast Spawn Egg.png
Ghast
File:Horse Spawn Egg.png
Horse
File:Wolf Spawn Egg.png
Wolf
File:Guardian Spawn Egg.png
Guardian
File:IMG 2079.PNG
Squid
File:Rabbit Spawn Egg.png
Rabbit
File:ShulkerSpawnEgg.png
Shulker
File:Polar Bear Spawn Egg.png
Polar Bear
File:HuskSpawnEgg.png
Husk
File:StraySpawnEgg.png
Stray
File:Parrot Spawn Egg.png
Parrot
File:Drowned Spawn EggZ.png
Drowned
File:Phantom Spawn EggZ.png
Phantom
File:Turtle Spawn EggZ.png
Turtle
File:Dolphin Spawn EggZ.png
Dolphin
File:20190402 214427 31.png
Salmon
File:Cod Spawn EggZ.png
Cod
File:Tropical Fish Spawn EggZ.png
Tropical Fish
File:Pufferfish Spawn EggZ.png
Pufferfish
File:Panda Spawn Egg.png
Panda
File:Pllager spawn egg.png
Pillager
File:Ravager spawn egg.png
Ravager
File:Fox spawn egg.png
Fox
File:WanderingTrader spawn egg.png
Wandering Trader
File:Cat Spawn Egg.png
Cat
File:Bee spawn egg.png
Bee
File:HoglinSpawnEgg.png
Hoglin
File:PiglinSpawnEgg.png
Piglin
File:PiglinBruteSpawnEgg.png
Piglin Brute
File:StriderSpawnEgg.png
Strider
File:ZoglinSpawnEgg.png
Zoglin
File:Zombie Pigman Spawn Egg Sprite.png
Zombified Piglin
File:NPC Spawn Egg Sprite.png
NPC (Education Edition only)
File:Donkey spawn egg.jpg
Donkey
File:Elder Guardian Spawn Egg Sprite.png
Elder Guardian
File:Endermite Spawn Egg Sprite.png
Endermite
File:Evoker Spawn Egg Sprite.png
Evoker
File:Llama Spawn Egg Sprite.png
Llama
File:Mule Spawn Egg Sprite.png
Mule

Trivia

  • 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 by default. This can cause a glitch to where the pups move while sitting if a player exits and re-enters the game.
  • As of 1.5 a 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 to "Dinnerbone" or "Grumm", the spawned mob will be flipped upside-down. Any upside-down mobs will have right-side-up effects on them (e.g. a zombie named "Dinnerbone" while burning will be upside down, but the fire on it will be right-side-up).
  • Naming a Vindicator Johnny will cause it to attack all mobs except illagers. This is an Easter egg from a horror movie.
  • If a player uses a skeleton spawn egg in the Nether, it has an 80% chance of spawning as a wither skeleton; however, these mobs can't be spawned in the Overworld without commands, until the current update which added multiple spawn eggs of mobs that didn't have spawn eggs.
  • Naming a sheep to spawn egg "jeb_" will cause the sheep's wool to be rainbow-colored as of 1.7.
  • Donkey and mule spawn eggs are available in the console editions of Minecraft as an exclusive feature.
  • Villagers can't trade with players who are holding any kind of spawn egg (This may be a glitch in the game).