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Not to be confused with Frog Spawn Egg.

Frogspawn is a non-solid block laid by frogs when they are bred, which hatches into tadpoles over time. It cannot be obtained as an item or moved by a piston.


Frogspawn is unobtainable as an item in Survival mode, even if mined with a Silk Touch tool. When broken, it drops nothing.


Block Frogspawn
Hardness 0
Breaking time (secs)
Default 0.05


Frogspawn is produced by one frog that has been bred with another. After two frogs are bred with slimeballs, one of them travels to the nearest water block or waterlogged block with air above, and lays a frogspawn block.



Frogspawn can take up to 10 minutes to hatch, causing 2-5 tadpoles to spawn.

The hatching speed of frogspawn is not affected by the game rule randomTickSpeed.[1]


Frogspawn can be placed only on top of a water source block with air above it.



Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.frogspawn.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break0.10.9616
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.frogspawn.placesubtitles.block.generic.place0.21.216
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.frogspawn.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.0750.6516
None[sound 1]Entity-DependentFalling on the block with fall damageblock.frogspawn.fallNone[sound 1]0.150.97516
FootstepsEntity-DependentWalking on the blockblock.frogspawn.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.0451.016
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
BlocksOnce the block has brokenbreak.frog_spawn0.30.9
BlocksWhen the block is placedbreak.frog_spawn0.21.5
BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenstep.frog_spawn0.31.3
BlocksFalling on the block with fall damagestep.frog_spawn0.31.3
BlocksWalking on the blockstep.frog_spawn0.31.0
BlocksJumping from the blockstep.frog_spawn0.121.0
BlocksFalling on the block without fall damagestep.frog_spawn0.141.0


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Frog lays spawnBlocksWhen a frog lays frogspawnentity.frog.lay_spawnsubtitles.entity.frog.lay_spawn0.251.016
Tadpole hatchesBlocksWhen a frogspawn hatches into a tadpoleblock.frogspawn.hatchsubtitles.block.frogspawn.hatch0.61.216

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
BlocksWhen a frogspawn hatches into a tadpolehatch.frog_spawn1.20.6

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormTranslation key
FrogspawnfrogspawnBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.frogspawn

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormItem ID[i 1]Translation key
Frogspawnfrog_spawn723Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.frog_spawn.name
  1. ID of block's direct item form, which is used in savegame files and addons.
  2. Available with /give command.
  3. The block's direct item form has the same id as the block.


Java Edition
1.1922w11aFrogspawn JE1 BE2 Frogspawn (texture) JE1 BE2 Added frogspawn.
1.19.322w42aFrogspawn is no longer transparent.
Bedrock Edition
Wild Update
beta BE1 Frog Spawn (texture) BE1 Added frog eggs behind the "Wild Update" experimental toggle.
beta"Frog Egg" has been renamed to "Frog Spawn".
The ID frog_egg has been changed to frog_spawn.
Frogspawn JE1 BE2 Frog Spawn (item) BE2 The texture of frog spawn has been changed. Item form does not support transparency.
1.19.0beta spawn are now available without enabling experimental gameplay.
beta"Frog Spawn" has been renamed to "Frogspawn".


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