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This article documents an April Fools' joke. 
This feature was exclusively part of a joke version and is not currently planned for addition to regular Minecraft.
It is documented here on the wiki due to being officially-released content by Mojang Studios, even if not present in a final version.

Ant Block Pattern

The pattern that emerges after approximately 12150 steps

An ant is a joke block introduced in Java Edition 20w14∞ that moves around when placed on top of black or white concrete.


An ant cannot be obtained as an item even by using the /give command. An ant can be placed using commands such as /fill or /setblock, and naturally generates in the "ant" dimension. It cannot be destroyed by tools or explosions.

Natural generation[]

One ant block naturally generates in the "ant" dimension, where it begins moving immediately.


An ant simulates Langton's ant. If placed on top of black or white concrete, it will move in a deterministic pattern, turning the concrete underneath it into its other variation. The ant block is the Turing machine mentioned in the update's changelog.

If two ant blocks collide, they will merge into one. It cannot be pushed by pistons, and is blast resistant, and can remove bedrock.


SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.wet_grass.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break0.80.816
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.wet_grass.placesubtitles.block.generic.place0.80.816
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.wet_grass.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
None[sound 1]Entity-DependentFalling on the block with fall damageblock.wet_grass.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
FootstepsEntity-DependentWalking on the blockblock.wet_grass.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. a b MC-177082

Data values[]


NameIdentifierFormTranslation key
An AntantBlockblock.minecraft.ant


Java Edition
20w14∞An Ant Added an ant.


An Ant blocks are an unsupported item due to being an April Fools' joke, and therefore such issues relating to them will not be fixed.