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Emotes are a part of the character creator that allows players to perform animations.


The character creator includes emotes. Several emotes are available for free, purchase, and as achievement rewards. The player can "equip" up to 6 of their emotes at a time. When in a world, pressing B on a keyboard, D-pad left, Left button/+Control Pad left or Left button on a controller, or tapping Emote button.png button on the top of the screen opens the emote menu. The player can then click on an emote to perform the animation.

Setting interface of Emotes.

Display in game.

Available animations[]

Name Image Rarity Creator How to obtain
Over There! OverThereEmotesthumb.png Common Minecraft Free ('already obtained')
Simple Clap SimpleClapEmotesthumb.png
Wave WaveEmotesthumb.png
The Hammer TheHammerEmotesthumb.png Uncommon Achievement

Acquire Hardware

Diamonds To You! DiamondsToYouEmotesthumb.png Rare Achievement

Diamonds to you!

The Pickaxe ThePickaxeEmotesthumb.png Achievement

Adventuring Time

Over Here! OverHereEmotesthumb.png Uncommon Paid - 310 MCoin.png
Breakdance BreakdanceEmotesthumb.png Rare Paid - 660 MCoin.png
Chatting ChattingEmotesthumb.png Common Paid - 160 MCoin.png
Disappointed DisappointedEmotesthumb.png
Golf Clap GolfClapEmotesthumb.png
Sad Sigh SadSighEmotesthumb.png Uncommon Paid - 310 MCoin.png
Victory Cheer
Foot Stomp! FootStompEmotesthumb.png
The Woodpunch TheWoodpunchEmotesthumb.png Rare Free
The Elytra TheElytraEmotesthumb.png Paid - 660 MCoin.png
Giddy GiddyEmotesthumb.png
Faceplant Uncommon Achievement

Cow Tipper

Ghast Dance Rare Paid - 660 MCoin.png
Shrug Common Paid - 160 MCoin.png
Fake Death Rare Achievement

Cheating Death

Bow Common Paid - 160 MCoin.png
Cowpoke Dancin' Rare Paid - 660 MCoin.png
Ahh Choo! Uncommon Paid - 310 MCoin.png
Bored Common Paid - 160 MCoin.png
Ballerina Twirl Uncommon Paid - 310 MCoin.png


Emotes, as showcased at MINECON Live 2019.

December 19, 2013Dinnerbone said that he'd love emotes and would "look into a hug animation when I can".
September 28, 2019Character creator and showcased emotes were announced at MINECON Live 2019.
Bedrock Edition
1.16.0beta the code of emotes, but could be accessed only by using external programs or add-ons.
beta now can be accessed without using external programs.
Added "Wave" emote.
beta"Change Emotes" button is now displayed correctly on some Android devices.
beta "Over There!" and "Simple Clap" emotes.
releaseAdded "The Hammer", "Diamonds To You!" and "The Pickaxe" emotes.
Emotes can now be earned by completing certain achievements.
1.16.1Added 11 premium emotes. This was before July 7th, which was when they were said to come.[1]


  • It actually doesn't matter whether the player is submerged (partially or fully) in a liquid (water or lava), flying, falling, levitating, sneaking, or on dry land, just as long as the player isn't riding anything, the player would still perform the emote.
  • In the crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the simple clap emote is used for Steve's clap animation when he loses a battle or if a player resigns from a battle, resulting in a "No Contest" screen.
  • The "Celebrate" and "Follow Me" emotes were shown at MINECON Live 2019, but have not been made available.[2]


  1. "Achievement rewards and emotes coming to Minecraft!" – Minecraft.net, June 25, 2020
  2. "MINECON Live 2019" – September 28, 2019 on YouTube