|Catches fire from lava||
Infested blocks are not obtainable by Silk Touch, and are only available through the creative inventory or commands. However, they can be retained from worlds played in versions where they were legitimately obtainable.
When the block is broken, whether by a player or by an explosion, a silverfish spawns where it was broken. In Java Edition, infested blocks break instantly. In Bedrock Edition, infested blocks take longer to break than their normal counterparts, and take the same time regardless of the tool:
|Block||Infested Block[BE only]|
When mined with a tool not enchanted with Silk Touch, an infested block drops nothing and spawns a silverfish that immediately attacks the player. If the player attacks a silverfish directly with a sword, bow, or potion of Harming, or when a silverfish takes poison damage, nearby infested blocks break, spawning more aggressive silverfish. If the silverfish is killed in one hit, then nearby infested blocks do not break, and no silverfish spawn from them.
When mined with a tool enchanted with Silk Touch, however, the equivalent non-infested block is dropped without spawning a silverfish on all game difficulties. Any Silk Touch-enchanted tool (including swords) will cause an infested block to drop its non-infested equivalent (that is, a pickaxe is not required). A player wishing to collect stone bricks from a Stronghold safely should use Silk Touch-enchanted pickaxes.
Infested stone bricks are occasionally found in strongholds, mountains and igloo basements in place of normal stone bricks. Infested mossy and chiseled stone bricks also spawn in igloos. Infested mossy and cracked stone bricks do not generate naturally within strongholds, with the latter within igloo basements.
Infested stone can generate in the Overworld in the form of mineral veins. Infested stone attempts to generate 7 times per chunk in veins of size 0-13, from altitudes 0 to 63, within one of the following biomes, or within a chunk that is at least partially occupied by one of these biomes:
In Java Edition 1.17[upcoming], infested stone attempts to generate 14 times per chunk from levels -63 to 63. It can replace stone, granite, diorite, andesite, tuff, and deepslate. If it replaces tuff or deepslate, it will become infested deepslate.
Infested blocks are generated when a silverfish enters the respective normal block form. In Bedrock Edition, letting a silverfish enter regular stone bricks turns them into infested stone instead of the infested stone bricks.
When mined, an infested block spawns a silverfish that immediately attacks the player. If the player attacks a silverfish directly with a sword, bow, or potion of Harming, or when a silverfish takes poison damage, nearby infested blocks break, spawning more aggressive silverfish. If the silverfish is killed in one hit, then nearby infested blocks do not break, and no silverfish spawn from them.
Note blocks placed on infested blocks produce flute sounds[Bedrock Edition only] or harp sounds[Java Edition only], while those placed on the non-infested stone, cobblestone, or stone bricks produce bass drum sounds.
In Bedrock Edition, a player can distinguish infested from normal blocks by observing that an infested block takes longer to break when using a pickaxe than the stone it appears to be, but without a pickaxe, it breaks faster.
A silverfish does not spawn if the block is destroyed by the ender dragon.
|Sound||Subtitle||Source||Description||Namespaced ID||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Block broken||Blocks||Once the block has broken||1.0||0.8||16|
|None[sound 1]||Blocks||Falling on the block with fall damage||None[sound 1]||0.5||0.75||16|
|Block breaking||Blocks||While the block is in the process of being broken||0.25||0.5||16|
|Block placed||Blocks||When the block is placed||1.0||0.8||16|
|Footsteps||Blocks||Walking on the block||0.15||1.0||16|
|Blocks||Once the block has broken||1.0||0.8|
|Blocks||Falling on the block with fall damage||0.4||1.0|
|Blocks||While the block is in the process of being broken||0.37||0.5|
|?||Blocks||Jumping from the block||0.12||1.0|
|?||Blocks||Falling on the block without fall damage||0.22||1.0|
|Blocks||Walking on the block||0.3||1.0|
|Blocks||When the block is placed||1.0||0.8|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Form||Translation key|
|Infested Stone||Block & Item|
|Infested Cobblestone||Block & Item|
|Infested Stone Bricks||Block & Item|
|Infested Cracked Stone Bricks||Block & Item|
|Infested Mossy Stone Bricks||Block & Item|
|Infested Chiseled Stone Bricks||Block & Item|
|Infested Deepslate[upcoming: JE 1.17]||Block & Item|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID||Form||Translation key|
|Infested Block||Block & Item|
In Bedrock Edition, infested blocks use the following data values:
|2||Infested Stone Bricks|
|3||Infested Mossy Stone Bricks|
|4||Infested Cracked Stone Bricks|
|5||Infested Chiseled Stone Bricks|
|Name||Default value||Allowed values||Description|
|monster_egg_stone_type||Infested Chiseled Stone Brick|
|Infested Cracked Stone Brick|
|Infested Mossy Stone Brick|
|Infested Stone Brick|
|Java Edition Beta|
|1.8||Pre-release||Added Block 97.|
|1.3.1||12w17a||"Block 97" is now labeled as "Stone Monster Egg", "Cobblestone Monster Egg", or "Stone Brick Monster Egg" depending on what kind of block it is.|
|12w21b||Monster eggs are now available in the creative mode inventory.|
|1.4.2||12w38a||Stone monster eggs now rarely generate in Extreme Hills biomes.|
|1.6.1||13w17a||Silverfish do not cause monster eggs to break when |
|1.7.2||13w36a||Added mossy stone brick monster egg, cracked stone brick monster egg and chiseled stone brick monster egg variants, likely as a fix for .|
|?||Silverfish are now spawned when a monster egg is destroyed by an explosion.|
|1.8||?||Silverfish are no longer spawned when mining a monster egg with a Silk Touch tool.|
|Silverfish are no longer spawned when destroying a monster egg in creative mode.|
|1.9||15w43a||Monster eggs now generate among the stone bricks of igloo basements, with either regular, mossy or chiseled stone brick appearance.|
|1.11||16w39a||Cobblestone monster eggs now generate in woodland mansions.|
|1.13||17w47a||The different block states for the |
|"<block> Monster Egg" have been renamed to "Infested <block>".|
|Infested blocks now break instantly, regardless of the tool, instead of taking longer to break than their non-infested counterparts. This makes them harder to identify.|
|Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 97.|
|1.14||18w43a||The textures of infested blocks have been changed.|
|18w44a||The texture of infested stone has been changed, once again.|
|18w47a||The textures of all infested stone bricks have been changed to appear more smooth.|
|18w50a||The texture of infested cobblestone has been changed, once again.|
|1.15||19w39a||Silverfish are no longer spawned when an infested block is destroyed in an explosion.|
|1.16||20w07a||Silverfish are now spawned from blown up infested blocks again.|
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|1.17||21w10a||Added Infested Deepslate.|
|Can't be placed on any axis.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|v0.9.0||?||Added monster eggs.|
|The only way to create monster eggs in-game is with the help of silverfish.|
|v0.11.0||build 1||Monster eggs now generate in Extreme Hills biomes.|
|v0.16.0||build 1||Monster eggs are now available in the creative inventory.|
|1.0.0||alpha 0.17.0.1||Monster eggs now generate among the stone bricks of igloo basements, with either regular, cracked, mossy or chiseled stone brick appearance.|
|1.1.0||alpha 220.127.116.11||Cobblestone monster eggs now generate in woodland mansions.|
|1.10.0||beta 18.104.22.168||"Monster Eggs" have been renamed to "Infested Blocks".|
|The textures of infested blocks have been changed.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|?||?||1.00||Patch 1||1.0.1||Added silverfish blocks.|
|PlayStation 4 Edition|
|1.90||The textures of silverfish blocks have been changed.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|0.1.0||Added monster eggs.|
- Despite silverfish being able to infest cobblestone, stone bricks, and mossy stone bricks, they cannot infest mossy cobblestone.