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An ender pearl is an item that can be thrown and teleports the thrower to where it lands, and used to craft eyes of ender which are required to access the End.


Mob loot[]

An enderman has a 50% chance to drop 1 ender pearl when killed. The drop is increased by 1 per level of Looting, with a maximum of 4 with Looting III.

Chest loot[]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Ender Pearl Stronghold Altar chest 1 23%
Bedrock Edition
Ender Pearl Stronghold Altar chest 1 22.4%

A trapped chest always containing 2 ender pearls can be found in the "fake end portal" room of woodland mansions.


In Java Edition, expert-level cleric villagers have a 23 chance to sell an ender pearl for 5 emeralds.

In Bedrock Edition, expert-level cleric villagers sell one ender pearl for 5 emeralds.


Piglins have a 10459 (4.27) chance to barter 3-4 ender pearls when given a gold ingot.


Ender pearls can be thrown by pressing use. After it is thrown, the ender pearl is consumed, and the player teleports to where it lands, taking 5♥♥♥ fall damage. Wearing armor enchanted with Protection and/or Feather Falling reduces the damage taken from the ender pearl.

Ender pearls have a small cone of travel; they do not all follow the same path when thrown in the same direction. The direction and velocity of ender pearl throws is slightly randomized. They can travel about 30 blocks when thrown straight up, and up to 54 blocks forward when thrown at an optimum launch angle of ~35° (on even ground).

The thrower's vertical velocity influences the throw. Hence timing a throw with a jump can increase the throwing range to 42 blocks when thrown straight up and 64 blocks forward at a 35° angle. Throwing while falling significantly decreases the range. Ender pearls collide with all minecart types, boats, end crystals and nether portals, and travel through end portals. Ender pearls that fall into the void disappear, and do not trigger the player to teleport. However, ender pearl entities (instead of dropped items) are not destroyed by lava and will teleport the player to the bottom of lava pools/lava oceans.

Ender pearls have a cooldown of one second before they can be used again. The cooldown is shown in the hotbar by a white overlay on the ender pearl that shrinks and must disappear before the player can use it again. If there are other inventory or hotbar slots containing ender pearls, they are covered with the white overlay as well.[1]

Ender pearls can be thrown into end gateways to reach the outer islands of the End. They can also be thrown into the exit portal to reach the player's spawn point.

Ender pearl teleportation makes no sound itself[Java Edition only], but does emit a "small fall" sound at the destination when applying teleportation damage to the player.

Stasis chamber[]

Ender pearls are affected by bubble columns. An ender pearl can remain afloat on top of an upward bubble column, allowing it to be stored indefinitely. A mechanism can then be triggered to make the ender pearl hit a solid surface (e.g. by closing a trapdoor), teleporting the thrower back to the setup wherever they are.

Spawning endermites[]

An ender pearl has a 10% chance to spawn an endermite when it lands. This is the only way through which endermites can spawn, without using cheats. The endermite spawns at the player's position when the pearl lands‌[Java Edition only], or at the pearl's landing site‌[Bedrock Edition only].

Crafting ingredient[]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Eye of Ender Blaze Powder +
Ender Pearl


Java Edition:
Thrown ender pearls use the Friendly Creatures sound category for entity-dependent sound events.

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Ender Pearl fliesFriendly CreaturesWhen an ender pearl is thrownentity.ender_pearl.throwsubtitles.entity.ender_pearl.throw0.513-0.516

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
PlayersWhen an ender pearl is thrownrandom.bow0.50.33-0.5

Data values[]


Java Edition:

ItemIdentifierFormTranslation key
Ender Pearlender_pearlItemitem.minecraft.ender_pearl
EntityIdentifierTranslation key
Thrown Ender Pearlender_pearlentity.minecraft.ender_pearl

Bedrock Edition:

ItemIdentifierNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Ender Pearlender_pearl422Block & Giveable Item[i 1]item.ender_pearl.name
  1. Available with /give command.
EntityIdentifierNumeric ID Translation key
Ender Pearlender_pearl87entity.ender_pearl.name

Entity Data[]

Thrown ender pearls have entity data that define various properties of the entity.

Java Edition:

Main article: Entity format
  • Entity data
    • Tags common to all entities
    • Tags common to all projectiles
    •  Item: The item to render as, may be absent.
      • Tags common to all items

Bedrock Edition:

See Bedrock Edition level format/Entity format.


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS4)
PS4 Other
Beam Me UpTeleport over 100 meters from a single throw of an Ender PearlThrow an ender pearl 100 blocks in any direction20GSilver


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Resource location
Advancement-plain-rawRemote Getaway
Escape the island Free the EndThrow an ender pearl through, fly, or walk into an end gateway.end/enter_end_gateway
Hit the bullseye of a Target block from at least 30 meters away Take AimBe at least 30 blocks away horizontally when the center of a target is shot with a projectile by the player.adventure/bullseye


Java Edition Beta
1.8Pre-releaseEnder Pearl JE1 Added ender pearls along with endermen.
Ender pearls have no use, but can stack up to 64.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 PrereleaseEnder pearls are now less commonly found near bodies of water since endermen now teleport away when in contact with water. Before this version, endermen didn't attempt to teleport and were damaged/killed from water much more frequently, causing numerous ender pearls to occur around bodies of water.
Later, on a suggestion from Reddit user isJesus, Notch implemented the teleporting feature for ender pearls.[2][3][4]
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2Added teleporting feature to ender pearls.
Using an ender pearl to teleport resulted in being kicked from servers for "hacking". This is due to a check triggering that was supposed to prevent modified clients from moving too quickly.
Ender pearls now only stack up to 16.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3Ender pearls are now used to craft eyes of ender.
Ender pearls can now be found in the new stronghold altar chests.
1.3.112w24aEnder Pearl JE2 BE1 The texture of ender pearls has been changed.
1.814w02aAs part of the revamp of the trading system, cleric villagers now buy ender pearls.
14w03aVillager clerics no longer buy ender pearls.
14w11bEnder pearls have a 5% chance to spawn endermites when used.
1.915w31aEnder pearls can now be thrown in Creative mode.
15w34cEnder pearls now have a cooldown after using them.
15w41aVillager clerics now sell ender pearls for 4–7 emeralds, as one of their tier III trades.
15w49aThrown ender pearls now take the user's motion into account. For example, an ender pearl thrown forward will land closer if the player is falling, and land farther if the player is ascending.
1.1016w21aEnder pearls can now teleport riders off their mounts.
1.1116w32aThe entity ID of ender pearls has been changed from ThrownEnderpearl to ender_pearl.
16w39aEnder pearls can now be found in woodland mansions' fake portal room chests.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 368.
1.1418w43aEnder Pearl JE3 BE2 The texture of ender pearls has been changed.
1.1620w07aEnder pearls have a 2109 (~1.83%) chance of being offered by piglins when bartering, in a stack size of 2–4.
20w09aEnder pearls now have a 10226 (~4.42%) chance of being offered by piglins when bartering, in a stack size of 1–5.
20w10aEnder pearls now have a 20411 (~4.87%) chance of being offered by piglins when bartering, in a stack size of 4–8.
20w20aEnder pearls now have a 20423 (~4.73%) chance of being offered by piglins when bartering, in a stack size of 4–8.
1.16.220w28aEnder pearls now have a 10459 (~2.18%) chance of being offered by piglins when bartering, in a stack size of 2–4.
Pre-Release 1Ender pearls are now affected by bubble columns.[5]
Ender pearls no longer get destroyed at contact with non-solid blocks.[6]
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.14.0build 1Ender Pearl JE2 BE1 Added ender pearls.
While fully implemented, ender pearls currently have no assigned ID and are currently unobtainable in-game.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha pearls are now obtainable in-game.
Ender pearls can now be used to craft eyes of ender.
alpha pearls now require a 1-second cooldown.
alpha pearl cooldown now has an animation.
1.0.4alpha pearls can now be bought from cleric villagers for 4-7 emeralds.
1.1.0alpha pearls can now be found in woodland mansions' chests.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta Pearl JE3 BE2 The texture of ender pearls has been changed.
1.11.0beta has been changed, expert-level cleric villagers now sell an ender pearl for 5 emeralds as part of their trade.
1.16.0beta pearls can now be obtained from bartering with piglins.
1.16.100beta pearls now have a 10459 (~2.18%) chance of being offered by piglins when bartering, in a stack size of 2–4.
Legacy Console Edition
TU5CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Ender Pearl JE2 BE1 Added ender pearls.
TU7A teleporting feature has been added to ender pearls.
1.90 Ender Pearl JE3 BE2 The texture of ender pearls has been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.7.10Ender Pearl JE2 BE1 Added ender pearls.


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  • Ender pearls can be used to teleport/move through non-solid blocks without suffocation and solid blocks by pressing against the blocks and using the ender pearl at the player's feet until the player goes through.[7][8]
  • In Java Edition, it is possible to spawn a thrown ender pearl using commands, but it does not teleport, unless it is assigned an owner.
  • If the player throws an ender pearl and then dies before impact while the pearl is in a loaded chunk, the pearl disappears and the player is not teleported. Pearls in unloaded chunks do not disappear if their owner dies.
  • If the player throws an ender pearl in Survival mode and changes to Creative mode before the pearl lands, the player is still teleported.
  • The player is still teleported by throwing an ender pearl and entering the Nether before it lands. The pearl is not lost if an ender pearl is thrown into a nether portal and the player travels through the portal; the pearl lands and teleports the player as usual.
  • If multiple ender pearls are thrown in succession, the player can be hurt only once from fall damage within about a one-second span.
  • If a player dies from ender pearl teleportation, the death message says: "<player> hit the ground too hard".
  • A thrown ender pearl faces toward the player in first-person view, while it appears rotated horizontal in third-person view. This is the case for all throwable items (ender pearl, egg, snowball, and all throwable potions).
  • Ender pearls and snowballs have the exact same range when fired. Therefore, snowballs can be used to predict the trajectory of ender pearls, or simply for practicing ender pearl throwing. This can be very helpful when the player has to throw ender pearls in dangerous environments, such as the Nether or the End.
  • Despite the fact that ender pearls deal no damage to anything they're thrown at, provokable mobs (such as iron golems and piglins) will be provoked by the player if one is thrown at them.



See also[]