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This feature is exclusive to Bedrock Edition. 

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,  ,  /  or   on a controller, or tapping   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 animationsEdit

Name Image Rarity Creator How to obtain
Over There!   Common Minecraft Free ('already obtained')
Simple Clap  
The Hammer   Uncommon Achievement

Acquire Hardware

Diamonds To You!   Rare Achievement

Diamonds to you!

The Pickaxe   Achievement

Adventuring Time

Over Here!   Uncommon Paid - 310  
Breakdance   Rare Paid - 660  
Chatting   Common Paid - 160  
Golf Clap  
Sad Sigh   Uncommon Paid - 310  
Victory Cheer
Foot Stomp!  
The Woodpunch   Rare Free
The Elytra   Paid - 660  
Faceplant Uncommon Achievement

Cow Tipper

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

Cheating Death

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

Planned animationsEdit

These animations were shown at MINECON Live 2019, but have not yet been made available:[1]

  • "Celebrate"
  • "Follow Me"


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.[2]


  • 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.


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