Ender Pearls are items that were added in the 1.8 Beta Adventure Update. They are occasionally dropped by Endermen upon death, and they are a crucial component in locating and accessing the End.


As of the Beta 1.9 pre-release 2, it's possible to throw an Ender Pearl by right-clicking while it is in a player's hand in order to teleport to its impact location, causing 5 (Heart.pngHeart.pngHalf Heart.png) damage to the user in the process. This is classified as fall damage, so the Feather Falling enchantment will lessen the damage taken. Ender Pearls have a one-second cooldown before they can be used again, indicated by a white overlay animation in the hotbar that shrinks and must disappear before the player can use it again. Upon teleporting, a player is briefly surrounded by the same particles generated by Endermen when they teleport for a few seconds.

Ender Pearls are a necessary item needed to reach the End. An Ender Pearl can be used to craft an Eye of Ender by combining it with a blaze powder. Eyes of Ender can be thrown into the air and if they are followed, they will eventually lead the user to the location of the End Portal to the Ender Dragon. Once at the portal, up to twelve Eyes of Ender are also required to activate it.

When using an Ender Pearl, there is a 5% chance of an Endermite spawning.


To craft it, you need to have one Ender Pearl and one Blaze Powder in any location on the Crafting Table. The output result is one Eye of Ender.

Eye of Ender

(Shapeless recipe)
None None None
Ender Pearl
Blaze Powder
None None None


  • In a Beta 1.9 pre-release 2 server, using an Ender Pearl to teleport would result in the user being kicked from the server for "hacking." This happened because of a glitch in the anti-hack system used to prevent modified clients from moving too quickly. This was fixed in the next pre-release.
  • Ender Pearls can be found in some strongholds and woodland mansion chests, and they can also be obtained by trading with a cleric villager.
  • Like most throwable items (such as eggs or snowballs), Ender Pearls have a maximum stack amount of 16. Ender Pearls may also be thrown to a mob to create a small knockback effect, and the player will get teleported to the said mob.
  • Ender Pearls will only teleport the user if it hits something solid. As such, it will not teleport the user when they throw an Ender Pearl into the Void.
    • This also applies when throwing an Ender Pearl in the air, otherwise, it'd be pointless.
  • Ender Pearl teleportation works in Creative Mode in the Xbox 360 Edition, the PC Edition, and the PlayStation 3 Edition, but Ender Pearl teleportation does not work on Mac editions.
  • Ender Pearls act similarly to the Sky Gem from the game Sonic The Hedgehog (aka Sonic '06).
  • As of the 1.0.0 update, Ender Pearls are available in the Windows 10 Edition.
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