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Goat Horn
Goat Horn JE1 BE1.png
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A goat horn is an item dropped by goats. It has eight variants, and each plays a unique tune when used.



A horn is dropped when an adult goat rams a tree or any other hard block that occurs naturally where goats spawn. These include coal ore, copper ore, emerald ore, iron ore, log, packed ice, or stone. Goats do not ram other solid blocks.

Up to two horns can be dropped from an adult goat. Regular goats may drop the Ponder, Sing, Seek, and Feel horns, while screaming goats drop the Admire, Call, Yearn, and Dream‌[JE only] or Resist‌[BE only][until BE 1.19.10] horns. A specific goat drops only one type of horn; that is, if a goat drops a Sing horn, its other horn is also a Sing horn.

Natural generation[]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Goat Horn[A] Pillager Outpost Chest 1 100%
Bedrock Edition
Goat Horn[A] Pillager Outpost Chest 1 100%
  1. a b Does not contain goat horn variants that drop from screaming goats.

Only the four variants from regular goats can be found here.


When used, they play a loud sound that can be heard from up to 256 blocks, but are also limited by the server view distance. Each horn variant plays a unique sound. There are eight variants, four of which are exclusive to screaming goats.

There is a cooldown of about six seconds between each use of the horn. All goat horns in a player’s inventory are affected by this cooldown.


SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Goat horn plays?"Ponder"item.goat_horn.sound.0subtitles.item.goat_horn.play???
Goat horn plays?"Sing"item.goat_horn.sound.1subtitles.item.goat_horn.play???
Goat horn plays?"Seek"item.goat_horn.sound.2subtitles.item.goat_horn.play???
Goat horn plays?"Feel"item.goat_horn.sound.3subtitles.item.goat_horn.play???
Goat horn plays?"Admire"[note 1]item.goat_horn.sound.4subtitles.item.goat_horn.play???
Goat horn plays?"Call"[note 1]item.goat_horn.sound.5subtitles.item.goat_horn.play???
Goat horn plays?"Yearn"[note 1]item.goat_horn.sound.6subtitles.item.goat_horn.play???
Goat horn plays?"Dream"‌[JE only][note 1]
"Resist"‌[BE only][until BE 1.19.10][note 1]

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormTranslation key
Goat Horngoat_hornItemitem.minecraft.goat_horn

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Goat Horngoat_horn624Itemitem.goat_horn.name

Item data[]

Java Edition[]

  •  tag: The item's tag tag.
    •  instrument: The namespaced ID of the goat horn variant.

Goat horns use the "instrument" tag to control which sound can be played when using a goat horn. The values of the tag (to be prefixed with minecraft:) are:

Sound type Namespace ID
Ponder ponder_goat_horn
Sing sing_goat_horn
Seek seek_goat_horn
Feel feel_goat_horn
Admire admire_goat_horn
Call call_goat_horn
Yearn yearn_goat_horn
Dream dream_goat_horn


October 16, 2021Ulraf, a game developer on Minecraft, states that goat horns are not included in Java Edition 1.18.
November 17, 2021Goat horns are initially announced to be added after "The Wild Update".
Java Edition
1.1922w17aGoat Horn JE1 BE1.pngAdded goat horns.
Pre-release 2Goat Horns now snap when a goat rams into copper ore.[1]
Bedrock Edition
Caves & Cliffs
beta Horn JE1 BE1.pngAdded goat horns behind the "Caves and Cliffs" experimental toggle.
beta now drop 2 horns each.
beta goats no longer drop horns.
1.18.0beta horns are now available outside of experimental gameplay.
beta horns have been moved behind the "Vanilla Experiments" experiments toggle.
Vanilla Experiments (experimental)beta horns now have a cooldown after being used.
beta horns now have an animation when being used in first person.
Goats now make a sound when they drop goat horns.
beta horns are now used to craft copper horns.
Changed goat horn sounds.
beta horns are no longer used to craft copper horns, as copper horns have been removed.
Changed goat horn sounds.[verify]
Removed “Fly” and “Dream” goat horns.
1.19.0beta horns are now available without enabling experimental gameplay.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.19.10beta the "Resist" goat horn to the "Dream" goat horn to match Java Edition.
The "Feel" goat horn now plays the same sound as Java Edition.


  1. a b c d e These are dropped by screaming goats.


Issues relating to "Goat Horn" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.



  1. MC-250941 – resolved as "Fixed"