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This page describes an education-related feature. 
This feature is available only in Education Edition or when enabling the "Education Edition" option in Bedrock Edition.

Sets or queries player with a specific ability.


ability <player: target> <ability: Ability> [value: Boolean]
ability <player: target> [ability: Ability]


player: target: CommandSelector<Player>

Specifies the target for which to grant/revoke/query the ability.

ability: Ability: enum

Specifies the player ability.
These abilities are:
  • worldbuilder gives the selector the ability to become a world builder.
  • mayfly lets the selector fly.
  • mute mutes the selector. If they chat, no one can hear (or see) them.

value: Boolean: enum

Specifies the value to set the ability to, must be either true or false. If not specified, returns the current ability's value.


Fails if the arguments are not specified correctly.

On success, Sets the player ability into the specified ability. If value: Boolean isn't specified, returns whether the player has the specified ability. If ability: Ability isn't specified, returns what abilities the player has.


Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.16.0build 1Added /ability.
?Added the function of query.
Education Edition
?Added /ability.