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This article is about character emotes. For the seasonal adventure rewards in Minecraft Dungeons, see MCD:Emote. For text emotes supported in chat, see Language § Unicode.
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Emotes O Plenty

Efe, Sunny, Ari, and Alex showing off various emotes.

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 4 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 opens the main emote selection menu. A quick-emote selection menu also can be quickly accessed by holding aforementioned emote button and then selecting the corresponding input from the small pop-up window. When using touch controls, tapping Emote button button on the top of the screen while in a world opens the emote menu. The player can then tap an emote to perform the animation. There is no quick-emote menu for touch controls.

Emotes Menu 1.19

Dressing Room interface of Emote menu.

Emote Wheel 1.19

In-game menu display.

Available animations[]

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

Acquire Hardware

Silly DiamondsToYouEmotesthumb Rare Achievement

Diamonds to you!

The Pickaxe ThePickaxeEmotesthumb Achievement

Adventuring Time

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

Cow Tipper

Fake Death Fake Death Rare Achievement

Cheating Death

Anger Management Anger Management Common Paid - 160 MCoin
Bow Bow Emote
Got Chills
Inspecting Item
Excitedly Dancing
Found Inspiration
To Infinity and Beyond
The Master Chief
Ryu Guarding
Aeroplane Uncommon Paid - 310 MCoin
Ahh Choo!
Ballerina Twirl
Batman Landing
Doing Aerobics
Doing Hakuna Matata
The Joker's Mad Laugh
Fishy Dancing
Hard Landing
Mad Falling
Nodding Off
Opening Chakras
Soul Sand Shuffle Soul Sand Shuffle
Swinging Energy Sword
Laughing Out Loud
Intercom and Attack
Playing Dead
Back Handsprings Backhand Springs Rare Paid - 660 MCoin
Dual Dancing
Ghast Dance
Chun-Li Spinning Kick
Dancing Like Rapunzel
Salsa Dancing
Staff Spinning
Sword Flourish
Fighting Batman-Style
Flying Like Peter Pan
Cowpoke Dancin'
Cheer Routine
Sid Dance
Wall Running Wall Running
Secret Handshake Rare Free


Emotes MINECON Demo

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" emote was shown at MINECON Live 2019, but has 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