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For the command, see Commands/advancement. For the data pack format, see Advancement/JSON format.
Not to be confused with Achievements in Bedrock Edition.
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The popup that appears when normal advancements are made.


The popup that appears when goal advancements are reached.


The popup that appears when challenge advancements are completed.

Advancements are a way to gradually guide new players into Minecraft and give them challenges to complete, similar to the basic system of achievements in Bedrock Edition.


Advancements can be completed in any game mode, and are obtained and saved per world. Advancements can also be granted (and revoked) using the /advancement command.

Although advancements guide players logically through the game, they are independent of each other; an advancement can be completed without having completed the advancements "before" it. There are 110 of them: 16 in the Minecraft tab, 24 in the Nether tab, 9 in the The End tab, 35 in the Adventure tab, and 26 in the Husbandry tab.

When advancements are obtained, a sliding toast notification displays in the top right corner, and a message is displayed in chat if the game rule announceAdvancements is set to true.‌ The color of the header text in the notification depends on the advancement; normal and goal advancements have yellow header text, while challenge advancements have pink header text. Completing a normal advancement causes the header text to display "Advancement Made!", completing a goal advancement results in a "Goal Reached!" header, and completing a challenge advancement shows "Challenge Complete!" In addition, music plays and experience is rewarded when completing these kinds of advancements.



The advancement interface. The "Isn't It Iron Pick" advancement is selected.

The button to access the Advancements screen is found on the pause menu screen. The player can also open this screen by pressing L (this can be changed in the in-game options menu).

The advancement system involves several trees composed of advancements, each tree beginning with a root advancement from which several branches diverge. By clicking and dragging, the player can view different branches of an advancement tree. Each tree is categorized into different tabs (which are defined by the root advancements). Tabs are not visible if no advancements in the tab have been unlocked. There are currently five tabs in vanilla Minecraft:

Each tab has a different background with a repeating texture. Tabs only appear when at least one advancement in that tab has been made. Tabs are ordered left to right, based on when the first advancement in each tab was made.

Advancement icons display a header name and description when hovered over. The advancement descriptions have a unique color depending on the type of advancement with normal and goal advancements having green descriptions and challenge advancements having purple ones. As more advancements are unlocked, new ones become visible, with up to two advancements being displayed ahead of an unlocked one. Unlocked advancements show all of its direct parents advancements (the advancements between the root advancement of the tab and it), even those that have not been unlocked (but only show up to 2 advancements downstream of advancements already unlocked). Nine advancements, "How Did We Get Here?", "Voluntary Exile", "Hero of the Village", "Arbalistic", "You've Got a Friend in Me", "Smells Interesting", "Birthday Song", "Little Sniffs", and "Planting the Past" are hidden advancements, meaning that they cannot be viewed by the player until they have been unlocked, regardless of if its child advancement(s) (any advancement after it, including all branches), if any have been unlocked, which would normally display its parent advancements (as advancements can be unlocked and completed in any order).

If the player has not completed/unlocked any advancements, the interface shows a black background with white text reading "There doesn't seem to be anything here... :(".[1]

The icon frames of advancements can vary in appearance based on difficulty, and whether or not it was completed. A legend is provided below:

Icon Frame Description
Incomplete/Regular Completed
Advancement-plain-raw Advancement-plain-worn Advancement
Advancement-oval-raw Advancement-oval-worn Goal
Advancement-fancy-raw Advancement-fancy-worn Challenge

Extra advancements and tabs can be added and customized with the use of JSON files and data packs.

List of advancements[]


Advancements Tree

Advancement tree in the "Minecraft" tab

Grass Block Minecraft
Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Resource location
The heart and story of the game Have a crafting table in your inventory.story/root
Advancement-plain-rawStone Age
Mine Stone with your new Pickaxe MinecraftHave one of these 3 stones in the #stone_tool_materials item tag: in your inventory.story/mine_stone
Advancement-plain-rawGetting an Upgrade
Construct a better Pickaxe Stone AgeHave a stone pickaxe in your inventory.story/upgrade_tools
Advancement-plain-rawAcquire Hardware
Smelt an Iron Ingot Getting an UpgradeHave an iron ingot in your inventory.story/smelt_iron
Advancement-plain-rawSuit Up
Protect yourself with a piece of iron armor Acquire HardwareHave any type of iron armor in your inventory.story/obtain_armor
Advancement-plain-rawHot Stuff
Fill a Bucket with lava Acquire HardwareHave a lava bucket in your inventory.story/lava_bucket
Advancement-plain-rawIsn't It Iron Pick
Upgrade your Pickaxe Acquire HardwareHave an iron pickaxe in your inventory.story/iron_tools
Advancement-plain-rawNot Today, Thank You
Deflect a projectile with a Shield Suit UpBlock any projectile with a shield.story/deflect_arrow
Advancement-plain-rawIce Bucket Challenge
Obtain a block of Obsidian Hot StuffHave a block of obsidian in your inventory.story/form_obsidian
Acquire diamonds Isn't It Iron PickHave a diamond in your inventory.story/mine_diamond
Advancement-plain-rawWe Need to Go Deeper
Build, light and enter a Nether Portal Ice Bucket ChallengeEnter the Nether dimension.story/enter_the_nether
Advancement-plain-rawCover Me with Diamonds
Diamond armor saves lives Diamonds!Have any type of diamond armor in your inventory.story/shiny_gear
Advancement-plain-rawInvicon Enchanted BookEnchanter
Enchant an item at an Enchanting Table Diamonds!Insert an item in an enchanting table, then apply an enchantment.story/enchant_item
Advancement-oval-rawZombie Doctor
Weaken and then cure a Zombie Villager We Need to Go DeeperUse a golden apple on a zombie villager under the Weakness effect; the advancement is granted when the zombie villager converts into a villager.
In multiplayer, only the player that feeds the golden apple gets the advancement.
Advancement-plain-rawEye Spy
Follow an Eye of Ender We Need to Go DeeperEnter a stronghold.story/follow_ender_eye
Advancement-plain-rawThe End?
Enter the End Portal Eye SpyEnter the End dimension.story/enter_the_end


Advancements Tree - Nether

Advancement tree in the "Nether" tab

Red Nether Bricks Nether
Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Resource location Rewards
Bring summer clothes Enter the Nether dimension.nether/root
Advancement-fancy-rawReturn to Sender
Destroy a Ghast with a fireball NetherKill a ghast by deflecting a ghast fireball back into it via hitting or shooting a projectile at the fireball.nether/return_to_sender 50 experience
Advancement-plain-rawThose Were the Days
Enter a Bastion Remnant Nethernether/find_bastion
Advancement-plain-rawHidden in the Depths
Obtain Ancient Debris NetherHave an ancient debris in your inventory.nether/obtain_ancient_debris
Advancement-fancy-rawSubspace Bubble
Use the Nether to travel 7 km in the Overworld NetherUse the Nether to travel between 2 points in the Overworld with a minimum horizontal euclidean distance of 7000 blocks between each other, which is 875 blocks in the Nether.nether/fast_travel 100 experience
Advancement-plain-rawA Terrible Fortress
Break your way into a Nether Fortress NetherEnter a nether fortress.nether/find_fortress
Advancement-plain-rawWho is Cutting Onions?
Obtain Crying Obsidian NetherHave a block of crying obsidian in your inventory.nether/obtain_crying_obsidian
Advancement-plain-rawOh Shiny
Distract Piglins with gold NetherWhile aggravated, give a piglin one of these 25 gold-related items in the #piglin_loved item tag: Other gold-related items do not distract the piglin and do not trigger this advancement.nether/distract_piglin
Advancement-plain-rawThis Boat Has Legs
Ride a Strider with a Warped Fungus on a Stick NetherBoost[2] a strider with a warped fungus on a stick.nether/ride_strider
Advancement-fancy-rawUneasy Alliance
Rescue a Ghast from the Nether, bring it safely home to the Overworld... and then kill it Return to SenderKill a ghast while the player is in the Overworld.nether/uneasy_alliance 100 experience
Advancement-plain-rawWar Pigs
Loot a Chest in a Bastion Remnant Those Were the DaysOpen a naturally generated, never-before opened chest in a bastion remnant.nether/loot_bastion
Advancement-plain-rawCountry Lode, Take Me Home
Use a Compass on a Lodestone Hidden in the Depthsnether/use_lodestone
Advancement-fancy-rawCover Me in Debris
Get a full suit of Netherite armor Hidden in the DepthsHave a full set of netherite armor in your inventory.nether/netherite_armor 100 experience
Advancement-plain-rawSpooky Scary Skeleton
Obtain a Wither Skeleton's skull A Terrible FortressHave a wither skeleton skull in your inventory.nether/get_wither_skull
Advancement-plain-rawInto Fire
Relieve a Blaze of its rod A Terrible FortressHave a blaze rod in your inventory.nether/obtain_blaze_rod
Advancement-plain-rawNot Quite "Nine" Lives
Charge a Respawn Anchor to the maximum Who is Cutting Onions?nether/charge_respawn_anchor
Advancement-plain-rawFeels Like Home
Take a Strider for a loooong ride on a lava lake in the Overworld This Boat Has LegsWhile riding a strider, travel 50 blocks on lava in the Overworld.
Only horizontal displacement is counted. Traveling in a circle for more than 50 blocks doesn't count.
Advancement-fancy-rawHot Tourist Destinations
Explore all Nether biomes This Boat Has LegsVisit all of the 5 following biomes: The advancement is only for Nether biomes. Other biomes may also be visited, but are ignored for this advancement.nether/explore_nether 500 experience
Advancement-plain-rawInvicon Nether StarWithering Heights
Summon the Wither Spooky Scary SkeletonBe within a 100.9×100.9×103.5 cuboid centered on the wither when it is spawned.nether/summon_wither
Advancement-plain-rawLocal Brewery
Brew a Potion Into FirePick up an item from a brewing stand potion slot. This does not need to be a potion. Water bottles or even glass bottles can also trigger this advancement.[3]nether/brew_potion
Advancement-plain-rawBring Home the Beacon
Construct and place a Beacon Withering HeightsBe within a 20×20×14 cuboid centered on a beacon block when it realizes it has become powered.nether/create_beacon
Advancement-fancy-rawA Furious Cocktail
Have every potion effect applied at the same time Local BreweryHave all of these 13 status effects applied to the player at the same time: The source of the effects is irrelevant for the purposes of this advancement. Other status effects may be applied to the player, but are ignored for this advancement.nether/all_potions 100 experience
Bring a Beacon to full power Bring Home the BeaconBe within a 20×20×14 cuboid centered on a beacon block when it realizes it is being powered by a size 4 pyramid.nether/create_full_beacon
Advancement-fancy-rawHow Did We Get Here?
Have every effect applied at the same time A Furious CocktailHave all of these 27 status effects applied to the player at the same time: The source of the effects is irrelevant for the purposes of this advancement. Other status effects may be applied to the player, but are ignored for this advancement.
This is a hidden advancement, meaning that it can be viewed by the player only after completing it, regardless of if its child advancement(s), if any, have been completed.
nether/all_effects 1000 experience

The End[]

Advancements Tree - The End

Advancement tree in the "The End" tab

End Stone The End
Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Resource location Rewards
Advancement-plain-rawThe End
Or the beginning? Enter the End dimension.end/root
Advancement-plain-rawFree the End
Good luck The EndKill the ender dragon.
If multiple players are involved in the dragon fight, only the player that deals the final blow to the dragon receives the advancement.[4]
Advancement-oval-rawThe Next Generation
Hold the Dragon Egg Free the EndHave a dragon egg in your inventory.end/dragon_egg
Advancement-plain-rawRemote Getaway
Escape the island Free the EndThrow an ender pearl through, fly, or walk into an end gateway.end/enter_end_gateway
Advancement-oval-rawInvicon End CrystalThe End... Again...
Respawn the Ender Dragon Free the EndBe within a 192 block radius from the coordinates (0.0, 128, 0.0) when an ender dragon is summoned using end crystals.end/respawn_dragon
Advancement-oval-rawYou Need a Mint
Collect Dragon's Breath in a Glass Bottle Free the EndHave a bottle of dragon's breath in your inventory.end/dragon_breath
Advancement-plain-rawThe City at the End of the Game
Go on in, what could happen? Remote GetawayEnter an end city.end/find_end_city
Advancement-oval-rawSky's the Limit
Find Elytra The City at the End of the GameHave a pair of elytra in your inventory.end/elytra
Advancement-fancy-rawGreat View From Up Here
Levitate up 50 blocks from the attacks of a Shulker The City at the End of the GameMove a distance of 50 blocks vertically with the Levitation effect applied, regardless of direction or whether it is caused by the effect.end/levitate 50 experience


Advancements Tree - Adventure

Advancement tree in the "Adventure" tab

Empty Map Adventure
Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Resource location Rewards
Adventure, exploration and combat Kill any entity, or be killed by any entity.adventure/root
Advancement-plain-rawVoluntary Exile
Kill a raid captain.
Maybe consider staying away from villages for the time being...
AdventureKill an entity in the #raiders entity tag wearing an ominous banner.
This is a hidden advancement, meaning that it can be viewed by the player only after completing it, regardless of if its child advancement(s), if any, have been completed.
Advancement-plain-rawIs It a Bird?
Look at a Parrot through a Spyglass Adventureadventure/spyglass_at_parrot
Advancement-plain-rawMonster Hunter
Kill any hostile monster AdventureKill one of these 34 mobs: Only the riders of the chicken jockeys and skeleton horsemen are counted in this advancement. Other mobs may be killed, but are ignored for this advancement.adventure/kill_a_mob
Advancement-plain-rawThe Power of Books
Read the power signal of a Chiseled Bookshelf using a Comparator AdventurePlace a comparator on any side of a chiseled bookshelf or the chiseled bookshelf against a comparator to trigger the advancement.adventure/read_power_of_chiseled_bookshelf
Advancement-plain-rawWhat a Deal!
Successfully trade with a Villager AdventureTake an item from a villager or wandering trader's trading output slot, and put it in your inventory.adventure/trade
Advancement-plain-rawCrafting a New Look
Craft a trimmed armor at a Smithing Table Adventureadventure/trim_with_any_armor_pattern
Advancement-plain-rawSticky Situation
Jump into a Honey Block to break your fall AdventureCollide on a vertical side of a honey block when in air.adventure/honey_block_slide
Advancement-plain-rawOl' Betsy
Shoot a Crossbow Adventureadventure/ol_betsy
Advancement-plain-rawSurge Protector
Protect a Villager from an undesired shock without starting a fire AdventureBe within 30 blocks of a lightning strike that doesn't set any blocks on fire, while an unharmed villager is within or up to six blocks above a 30×30×30 volume centered on the lightning strike.adventure/lightning_rod_with_villager_no_fire
Advancement-plain-rawCaves & Cliffs
Free fall from the top of the world (build limit) to the bottom of the world and survive AdventureFall from at least y=319 to at most y=-59 with a vertical distance of greater than 379 blocks.adventure/fall_from_world_height
Advancement-plain-rawRespecting the Remnants
Brush a Suspicious block to obtain a Pottery Sherd Adventureadventure/salvage_sherd
Advancement-plain-rawInvicon Sculk SensorSneak 100
Sneak near a Sculk Sensor or Warden to prevent it from detecting you AdventureSneak within 8 blocks from a sculk sensor, or 16 blocks from a warden.adventure/avoid_vibration
Advancement-plain-rawSweet Dreams
Sleep in a Bed to change your respawn point AdventureLie down in a bed. The advancement is granted as soon as the player is in the bed, even if the player does not successfully sleep.adventure/sleep_in_bed
Advancement-fancy-rawHero of the Village
Successfully defend a village from a raid Voluntary ExileKill at least one raid mob during a raid and wait until it ends in victory.
This is a hidden advancement, meaning that it can be viewed by the player only after completing it, regardless of if its child advancement(s), if any, have been completed.
adventure/hero_of_the_village 100 experience
Advancement-plain-rawIs It a Balloon?
Look at a Ghast through a Spyglass Is It a Bird?Look at a ghast through a spyglass while the ghast is focused on you.adventure/spyglass_at_ghast
Advancement-plain-rawA Throwaway Joke
Throw a Trident at something.
Note: Throwing away your only weapon is not a good idea.
Monster HunterHit a mob with a thrown trident.adventure/throw_trident
Advancement-fancy-rawIt Spreads
Kill a mob near a Sculk Catalyst Monster HunterKill one of these 70 mobs near a sculk catalyst: Mobs that drop no experience are ignored for this advancement.adventure/kill_mob_near_sculk_catalyst
Advancement-plain-rawTake Aim
Shoot something with an Arrow Monster HunterUsing a bow or a crossbow, shoot an entity with an arrow, tipped arrow, or spectral arrow.adventure/shoot_arrow
Advancement-fancy-rawMonsters Hunted
Kill one of every hostile monster Monster HunterKill each of these 34 mobs: Other mobs may be killed, but are ignored for this advancement. Only the riders of the chicken jockeys and skeleton horsemen are counted in this advancement.adventure/kill_all_mobs 100 experience
Use a Totem of Undying to cheat death Monster HunterActivate a totem of undying by taking fatal damage.adventure/totem_of_undying
Advancement-oval-rawHired Help
Summon an Iron Golem to help defend a village What a Deal!Summon an iron golem.adventure/summon_iron_golem
Advancement-plain-rawStar Trader
Trade with a Villager at the build height limit What a Deal!Stand on any block that is higher than 318 and trade with a villager or wandering trader.adventure/trade_at_world_height
Advancement-fancy-rawSmithing with Style
Apply these smithing templates at least once: Spire, Snout, Rib, Ward, Silence, Vex, Tide, Wayfinder Crafting a New Lookadventure/trim_with_all_exclusive_armor_patterns 150 experience
Advancement-fancy-rawTwo Birds, One Arrow
Kill two Phantoms with a piercing Arrow Ol' BetsyUse a crossbow enchanted with Piercing to kill two phantoms with a single arrow shot.adventure/two_birds_one_arrow 65 experience
Advancement-plain-rawWho's the Pillager Now?
Give a Pillager a taste of their own medicine Ol' BetsyKill a pillager with a crossbow.adventure/whos_the_pillager_now
Kill five unique mobs with one crossbow shot Ol' Betsy
This is a hidden advancement, meaning that it can be viewed by the player only after completing it, regardless of if its child advancement(s), if any, have been completed.
adventure/arbalistic 85 experience
Advancement-plain-rawCareful Restoration
Make a Decorated Pot out of 4 Pottery Sherds Respecting the Remnantsadventure/craft_decorated_pot_using_only_sherds
Advancement-fancy-rawAdventuring Time
Discover every biome Sweet DreamsVisit all of these 53 biomes: The advancement is only for Overworld biomes. Other biomes may also be visited, but are ignored for this advancement.adventure/adventuring_time 500 experience
Advancement-plain-rawSound of Music
Make the Meadows come alive with the sound of music from a Jukebox Sweet DreamsWhile in a meadow biome, place down a jukebox and use a music disc on it.adventure/play_jukebox_in_meadows
Advancement-plain-rawLight as a Rabbit
Walk on Powder Snow... without sinking in it Sweet DreamsWalk on powder snow while wearing leather boots.adventure/walk_on_powder_snow_with_leather_boots
Advancement-plain-rawIs It a Plane?
Look at the Ender Dragon through a Spyglass Is It a Balloon?adventure/spyglass_at_dragon
Advancement-plain-rawVery Very Frightening
Strike a Villager with lightning A Throwaway JokeHit a villager with lightning created by a trident with the Channeling enchantment.adventure/very_very_frightening
Advancement-fancy-rawSniper Duel
Kill a Skeleton from at least 50 meters away Take AimBe at least 50 blocks away horizontally when a skeleton is killed by an arrow after the player has attacked it once.adventure/sniper_duel 50 experience
Hit the bullseye of a Target block from at least 30 meters away Take AimBe at least 30 blocks away horizontally when the center of a target is shot with a projectile by the player.adventure/bullseye 50 experience


Advancements Tree - Husbandry

Advancement tree in the "Husbandry" tab

Hay Bale (UD) JE2 BE2 Husbandry
Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Resource location Rewards
The world is full of friends and food Consume anything that can be consumed.husbandry/root
Advancement-plain-rawBee Our Guest
Use a Campfire to collect Honey from a Beehive using a Glass Bottle without aggravating the Bees HusbandryUse a glass bottle on a beehive or bee nest while not angering the bees inside.husbandry/safely_harvest_honey
Advancement-plain-rawThe Parrots and the Bats
Breed two animals together HusbandryBreed a pair of any of these 25 mobs: A mule must be the result of breeding a horse and a donkey for this advancement as they are not breedable together. Other breedable mobs are ignored for this advancement.husbandry/breed_an_animal
Advancement-plain-rawYou've Got a Friend in Me
Have an Allay deliver items to you HusbandryGive an allay an item and then have it return to the player with more of that item.
This is a hidden advancement, meaning that it can be viewed by the player only after completing it, regardless of if its child advancement(s), if any, have been completed.
Advancement-plain-rawWhatever Floats Your Goat!
Get in a Boat and float with a Goat HusbandryEnter a boat or a raft with a goat.husbandry/ride_a_boat_with_a_goat
Advancement-plain-rawBest Friends Forever
Tame an animal HusbandryTame one of these 8 tameable mobs: husbandry/tame_an_animal
Advancement-plain-rawGlow and Behold!
Make the text of any kind of sign glow HusbandryUse a glow ink sac on a sign or a hanging sign.husbandry/make_a_sign_glow
Advancement-plain-rawFishy Business
Catch a fish HusbandryUse a fishing rod to catch any of these fishes: husbandry/fishy_business
Advancement-plain-rawTotal Beelocation
Move a Bee Nest, with 3 Bees inside, using Silk Touch Husbandryhusbandry/silk_touch_nest
Advancement-plain-rawBukkit Bukkit
Catch a Tadpole in a Bucket Husbandryhusbandry/tadpole_in_a_bucket
Advancement-plain-rawSmells Interesting
Obtain a Sniffer Egg HusbandryHave a sniffer egg in your inventory.
This is a hidden advancement, meaning that it can be viewed by the player only after completing it, regardless of if its child advancement(s), if any, have been completed.
Advancement-plain-rawA Seedy Place
Plant a seed and watch it grow HusbandryPlant one of these 7 crops: Other crops and plants can be planted, but are ignored for this advancement.husbandry/plant_seed
Advancement-plain-rawWax On
Apply Honeycomb to a Copper block! Bee Our GuestUse a honeycomb on a copper block.husbandry/wax_on
Advancement-fancy-rawTwo by Two
Breed all the animals! The Parrots and the BatsBreed a pair of each of these 24 mobs: A trader llama does not count as a llama, and a mule must be the result of breeding a horse and a donkey for this advancement as they are not breedable together. Other breedable mobs can be bred, but are ignored for this advancement.husbandry/bred_all_animals 100 experience
Advancement-plain-rawBirthday Song
Have an Allay drop a Cake at a Note Block You've Got a Friend in MeGive an allay a cake and then use a note block to make the allay drop the cake at a note block.
This is a hidden advancement, meaning that it can be viewed by the player only after completing it, regardless of if its child advancement(s), if any, have been completed.
Advancement-fancy-rawA Complete Catalogue
Tame all Cat variants! Best Friends ForeverTame each of these 11 cat variants: husbandry/complete_catalogue 50 experience
Advancement-plain-rawTactical Fishing
Catch a Fish... without a Fishing Rod! Fishy BusinessUse a water bucket on any fish mob.husbandry/tactical_fishing
Advancement-plain-rawWhen the Squad Hops into Town
Get each Frog variant on a Lead Bukkit BukkitThe frogs don't need to be leashed at the same time.[5]husbandry/leash_all_frog_variants
Advancement-plain-rawLittle Sniffs
Feed a Snifflet Smells InterestingFeed a snifflet torchflower seeds.
This is a hidden advancement, meaning that it can be viewed by the player only after completing it, regardless of if its child advancement(s), if any, have been completed.
Advancement-fancy-rawA Balanced Diet
Eat everything that is edible, even if it's not good for you A Seedy PlaceEat each of these 40 foods: Other foods and consumables can be eaten, but are ignored for this advancement.husbandry/balanced_diet 100 experience
Advancement-fancy-rawSerious Dedication
Use a Netherite Ingot to upgrade a Hoe, and then reevaluate your life choices A Seedy PlaceHave a netherite hoe in your inventory.husbandry/obtain_netherite_hoe 100 experience
Advancement-plain-rawWax Off
Scrape Wax off of a Copper block! Wax OnUse an axe to revert a waxed copper block.husbandry/wax_off
Advancement-plain-rawThe Cutest Predator
Catch an Axolotl in a Bucket Tactical FishingUse a water bucket on an axolotl.husbandry/axolotl_in_a_bucket
Advancement-fancy-rawWith Our Powers Combined!
Have all Froglights in your inventory When the Squad Hops into TownHave a Pearlescent, Ochre, and Verdant Froglight in your inventory.husbandry/froglights
Advancement-plain-rawPlanting the Past
Plant any Sniffer seed Little SniffsThis is a hidden advancement, meaning that it can be viewed by the player only after completing it, regardless of if its child advancement(s), if any, have been completed.husbandry/plant_any_sniffer_seed
Advancement-plain-rawThe Healing Power of Friendship!
Team up with an axolotl and win a fight The Cutest PredatorHave the Regeneration effect applied from assisting an axolotl or it killing a mob.husbandry/kill_axolotl_target

JSON format[]


SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
None[sound 1]Master VolumeWhen any advancement is completedui.toast.inNone[sound 1]0.41.016
None[sound 1]Master VolumeWhen an advancement toast finishesui.toast.outNone[sound 1]0.41.016
None[sound 1]Master VolumeWhen a challenge advancement is completedui.toast.challenge_completeNone[sound 1]0.61.016
  1. a b c d e f MC-200463


March 24, 2017"A deafening metallic condor keeps distracting me", Dinnerbone states. Users quickly pinpointed this bizarre message to this Gfycat URL (archived) officially showcasing advancements for the first time.[6]
Java Edition
1.1217w13aAdvancements added, replacing Achievements.
17w14aAdded new advancements, including a new "Adventure" tab.
Added new notifications for when players advance, which have a sliding effect, and come in two colors: yellow for normal advancements, and pink for special challenges.
17w15aAdded advancement descriptions and changed several titles.
Added the "Adventuring Time" advancement.
17w16bAdded trigger item_durability_changed.
17w17aAdded new advancements and two new tabs: "The End" and "Nether".
Added trigger levitation.
Added feature condition to the location trigger.
Advancements can now execute commands when achieved.
Advancement icons now allow data values.
Added five modifiers to the /advancement grant and /advancement revoke commands: "everything", "from", "until", "through", and "only".
17w17bThe default advancements now all receive their titles and descriptions from the localization files.
Added a new number display to track progress while completing certain advancements.
Added the changed_dimension trigger, which takes two optional conditions: to and from, both being strings that accept "overworld", "the_nether", or "the_end".
The "location" shared object has a new dimension string (same values as above).
17w18aRe-introduced announcements to chat when someone earns an advancement.
Added new Adventure advancements: "Best Friends Forever", "The Parrots and the Bats", and "Two by Two".
Added new tick and tame_animal triggers.
Added new show_toast and announce_to_chat display options.
Added /gamerule announceAdvancements, which toggles announcing of advancements, replacing the old server.properties entry.
"entity" objects and the levitation trigger now use a shared "distance" object. They check if the player is within or outside of the specified range on the x, y, or z axis. absolute and horizontal ranges check if the player is within range on all axes, though horizontal excludes the Y axis.
The "Great View From Up Here" advancement now requires 50 vertical blocks, instead of levitating for 30 seconds.
The "Sniper Duel" advancement has been changed to horizontal distance.
Advancement loading is now strict JSON.
17w18bAdded a new "Husbandry" tab and several new advancements: "A Seedy Place", "Serious Dedication", "A Balanced Diet", and "Hired Help".
The advancements added in the previous snapshot have been moved to the new Husbandry tab.
Added new advancement triggers: consume_item, placed_block, and arbitrary_player_tick.
The "Monster Hunter" and "Monsters Hunted" advancements now use 22 mobs instead of 23, removing the illusioner from the list.
pre1Added new advancements: "A Furious Cocktail", "Postmortal", "Subspace Bubble", and "Uneasy Alliance".
Added hidden field to advancement display info, which defaults to false.
Added new effects_changed, used_totem, and nether_travel advancements triggers.
Removed commands from advancement rewards, replaced with function.
Advancement trees are now centered in the UI.
Items and entities in advancements now have an extra NBT field.
Entities in advancements now have an extra effects and location field.
The arbitrary_player_tick advancement trigger has been removed.
pre2Added new hidden advancement: "How Did We Get Here?", which rewards 100 experience.
pre3Advancement "How Did We Get Here?" now includes the Resistance status effect, and rewards 1000 experience.
Advancement "A Balanced Diet" now includes all fish types (raw and cooked if possible) and an enchanted golden apple.
Advancements now remember the tab the player last selected.
pre5All recipe unlock advancements now have a parent of recipes/root.
Several recipe unlock advancements have been renamed.
pre7Added experience rewards to all "challenge" advancements.
releaseAdded sounds to the toast notifications.
1.1317w43aCustom advancements have been moved into data packs.
17w45aAdded an advancement selector argument to test for obtained advancements.
18w14aAdded new advancements: "Fishy Business", "Tactical Fishing", "A Throwaway Joke", and "Very Very Frightening".
18w14bAdvancements "A Furious Cocktail" and "How Did We Get Here?" now include the Slow Falling status effect.
18w19aAdvancement "How Did We Get Here?" now includes the Conduit Power status effect.
18w22aAdvancement "Sniper Duel" description changed to not mention it has to be with an arrow (as it can be achieved with other projectiles too).
pre6Added a nbt field to the advancement icon section.
pre7Normal and goal advancements now have green descriptions, and challenge advancements have purple descriptions.
1.1418w43aAdded new advancements: "Ol' Betsy", "Who's the Pillager Now?", "Two Birds, One Arrow", and the hidden advancement "Arbalistic".
18w44aAdded new advancement: "A Complete Catalogue".
Advancements "The Parrots and the Bats" and "Best Friends Forever" now require cats, instead of ocelots.
Advancement "Two by Two" now requires pandas.
19w06aA bug was causing the advancement Serious Dedication to not be granted to the player; it was fixed in this snapshot.[7]
19w11aAdvancement "A Balanced Diet" now requires suspicious stew and sweet berries.
Advancement "How Did We Get Here?" now requires the Bad Omen status effect.
Advancement "The Parrots and the Bats" can now be obtained by breeding foxes.
19w12aAdvancement "Two by Two" now requires foxes.
19w14aAdvancements "Monster Hunter" and "Monsters Hunted" no longer require polar bears to be killed.
Pre-Release 2Added 2 new hidden advancements: "Voluntary Exile" and "Hero of the Village".
1.14.3Pre-Release 2Saturation is no longer required for the "How Did We Get Here?" advancement.
1.1519w34aAdvancement "The Parrots and the Bats" can now be obtained by breeding bees.
19w35aBees are now included in the "Two by Two" advancement.[8]
Honey bottles are now included in the "A Balanced Diet" advancement.
19w45aSpectral arrows can now be used to unlock the "Take Aim" advancement.
19w46aAdded three bee-related advancements: "Sticky Situation", "Bee Our Guest", and "Total Beelocation".
Added triggers bee_nest_destroyed, safely_harvest_honey, and slide_down_block
1.1620w06aThe "Sky's the Limit" advancement's description has changed from "Find Elytra" to "Find elytra".
The "Take Aim" advancement's description has changed from "Shoot something with a bow and arrow" to "Shoot something with an arrow".
20w07aPiglins and hoglins are now required for the "Monsters Hunted" advancement, and they count toward the "Monster Hunter" advancement.
Hoglins can now breed, meaning they can be used for "The Parrots and the Bats" advancement.
20w09aAdded the "Bullseye" advancement.
20w12aHoglins are now required for the "Two by Two" advancement.
The "Sweet Dreams" advancement's description has changed from "Change your respawn point" to "Sleep in a bed to change your respawn point".
20w13a"The Parrots and the Bats" advancement can now be obtained by breeding striders.
20w14aThe advancements "Monster Hunter" and "Monsters Hunted" now use elder guardians, ender dragons, endermites, vexes, withers, and zoglins.
20w20aAdded 10 new Nether advancements: "Those Were the Days", "Hidden in the Depths", "Who Is Cutting Onions?", "Oh Shiny", "This Boat Has Legs", "War Pigs", "Country Lode, Take Me Home", "Cover Me in Debris", "Not Quite "Nine" Lives", and "Hot Tourist Destinations".
Striders are now required for the "Two by Two" advancement.
Obtaining blackstone now counts for the "Stone Age" advancement.
The advancement "Serious Dedication" is now rewarded for obtaining a netherite hoe. Previously, the player had to use all the durability on a diamond hoe. In addition to this, the description for this advancement has been changed from "Completely use up a diamond hoe, and then reevaluate your life choices" to "Use a Netherite ingot to upgrade a hoe, and then reevaluate your life choices". Also, the icon for this advancement has changed from a diamond hoe to a netherite hoe.
The description of the advancement "Not Today, Thank You" has changed from "Deflect an arrow or trident with a shield" to "Deflect a projectile with a shield".
The description of the advancement "Ice Bucket Challenge" has changed from "Form and mine a block of obsidian" to "Obtain a block of obsidian".
The "Bullseye" advancement now requires the bullseye to be hit from at least 30 blocks away. It is now a challenge advancement, rewarding 50 experience. The description of this advancement has changed from "Hit the bullseye of a Target block with an arrow" to "Hit the bullseye of a Target block from at least 30 meters away".
Added triggers thrown_item_picked_up_by_entity, player_generates_container_loot, and item_used_on_block.
Removed trigger safely_harvest_honey as it was made redundant by item_used_on_block.
20w22aThe advancement "Bee Our Guest" can now be unlocked with both beehives and bee nests, instead of only beehives.
Pre-release 1The advancement file "Serious Dedication" has been renamed to obtain_netherite_hoe.json. This means progress in this advancement is not kept when upgrading to this version.
The "Two by Two" advancement now requires donkeys and mules.
The "Oh Shiny" advancement now uses gold nuggets, since they were added to the piglin_loved item tag.
The "Hot Tourist Destinations" advancement now rewards 500 experience, and the "Cover Me in Debris" advancement now also rewards 100 experience.
The capitalization of the advancement "Who Is Cutting Onions?" has changed to "Who is Cutting Onions?"
Pre-release 3The "Oh Shiny" advancement does not unlock if the distracted piglin is a baby or if gold nuggets are used.
Pre-release 6The "Oh Shiny" advancement now unlocks when the piglin is used.
Added trigger player_interacted_with_entity.
1.16.220w27aPiglin brutes are required for the "Monsters Hunted" advancement and count toward the "Monster Hunter" advancement.
20w30a The ":(" (advancements.sad_label) under the description of the empty advancement screen can now be modified.
The capitalization of the description of the advancements "Country Lode, Take Me Home" and "Bring Home the Beacon" have changed from "Use a Compass on a Lodestone" to "Use a compass on a Lodestone" and "Construct and place a Beacon" to "Construct and place a beacon", respectively.[9]
1.1721w05aGlow berries are now included in the "A Balanced Diet" advancement.
21w13aGoats and axolotls are now required for the "Two by Two" advancement.
The advancement for obtaining diamond armor is now capitalized as "Cover Me with Diamonds", as opposed to "Cover Me With Diamonds".
Pre-release 1Added 11 new advancements: "Whatever Floats Your Goat!", "Wax On", "Wax Off", "The Cutest Predator", "The Healing Power of Friendship", "Glow and Behold!", "Light as a Rabbit", "Surge Protector", "Is It a Bird?", "Is It a Balloon?", and "Is It a Plane?"
Pre-release 3The description of the advancement "Wax On" has changed from "Apply Wax to a Copper block!" to "Apply Honeycomb to a Copper block!".
1.1821w39aAdded four new advancements: "Caves & Cliffs", "Feels like home", "Star Trader", and "Sound of Music".
Advancement "Light as a Rabbit" now has "Sweet Dreams" as its parent instead of "Adventure".
21w40aThe number of biomes required to visit for the "Adventuring Time" advancement has been reduced from 42 to 31, due to the removal or merge of sub-biomes.
21w44aThe number of biomes required to visit for the "Adventuring Time" advancement has been increased from 31 to 50, now encompassing all biomes in the Overworld.
1.19Deep Dark Experimental Snapshot 1The number of biomes required to visit for the "Adventuring Time" advancement has been increased to 51, due to the addition of the Deep Dark biome.
22w13aAdded three new advancements: "Bukkit bukkit", "It spreads", and "With our powers combined!"
Frogs are now required for the "Two by Two" advancement.
22w14aAdded two new hidden advancements: "Birthday Song" and "You Got a Friend in Me".
The number of biomes required to visit for the "Adventuring Time" advancement has been increased to 52, due to the addition of the mangrove swamp biome.
22w15aAdded two new advancements: "Sneak 100" and "When the Squad Hops into Town".
The Darkness effect is now required for the "How Did We Get Here?" advancement.[10]
The parent advancement of "With Our Powers Combined!" is now "When the Squad Hops into Town" instead of "Bukkit Bukkit".
The title of the advancement "You Got a Friend in Me" has been changed to "You've Got a Friend in Me".[11]
The capitalization errors in the titles and descriptions of several advancements have been fixed.[12][13][14][15][16] Also, the ID of the advancement "Birthday Song" has been fixed from husbandry/allay_deliver_cake_to_noteblock to husbandry/allay_deliver_cake_to_note_block.[17]
Added trigger avoid_vibration and removed triggers thrown_item_picked_up_by_player and item_delivered_to_player.
22w18aThe description of the advancement "Sneak 100" has changed from "Sneak near a Sculk Sensor, Sculk Shrieker or Warden to prevent it from hearing you" to "Sneak near a Sculk Sensor or Warden to prevent it from detecting you".
Pre-release 1Advancement "It Spreads" now has "Monster Hunter" as its parent instead of "Adventure".
Pre-release 2Advancement "It Spreads" is no longer granted if a mob that drops no experience is killed near a sculk catalyst.
1.19.322w42aThe advancement "Birthday Song" is now a regular advancement instead of a challenge.
23w07aThe cherry grove is now required to be visited for the "Adventuring Time" advancement.
1.19.4 Pre-release 1The "A Seedy Place" advancement can be granted by planting torchflower seeds now.
The "The Parrots and the Bats" advancement can be granted by breeding sniffers now.
The "Two by Two" advancement now requires breeding a sniffer.
1.2023w13aThe "A Seedy Place" advancement can be granted by planting pitcher pods now.
23w16aAdded recipe_crafted advancement trigger; triggered when crafting a recipe.
23w17aAdded seven new advancements: "Smells interesting", "Little sniffs", "Planting the past", "Crafting a new look", "Smithing with style", "Respecting the remnants", and "Careful restoration".
23w18aAdded one new advancement: "The Power of Books".
The capitalization of the titles of the advancements added in the previous snapshot are now fixed.[18]
Pre-release 6"Smithing with Style" is a challenge advancement now.
1.20.223w31a"Smithing with Style" now rewards 150 experience.[19]
"Glow and Behold!" is no longer granted when interacting with an empty sign while holding a glow ink sac.[20]
Pre-release 1The advancement progress indicator symbol ("/") is now translatable.[21]
The requirements field can no longer be skipped in an advancement JSON file.[22]


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  • The advancement "Sneak 100" refers to the online joke in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, where you level the sneak skill up to 100.
  • As an April Fools' Joke, the snapshot Java Edition 20w14∞ added a new advancement called "Almost there", achieved after going through any portal a billion times. The in-game description is "Visited over billion dimensions." The advancement is found in the "Adventure" tab and its parent is the advancement "Adventure." The advancement also has a flint and steel icon. The advancement can be granted using /advancement grant @s only minecraft:adventure/almost_there.
  • As another April Fools' Joke, the snapshot Java Edition 22w13oneBlockAtATime added a new advancement called "Ride The End", achieved when an Ender Dragon is mounted.
  • As yet another April Fools' Joke, the snapshot Java Edition 23w13a or b added 2 new advancements called "I Voted!" and "Pro Voter", achieved when the player votes for the first time and for the 256th time, respectively.
  • The theme for completing a challenge advancement is used as Steve's victory theme in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
  • The advancement "Caves & Cliffs" refers to the Minecraft update of the same name.
  • The advancement "You've got a friend in me" is a reference to that song of the same name in Toy Story.


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