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This scene of an ocean shows suspension particles generated by the water, as well as bubble particles from bubble columns.

Particles are special graphical effects in Minecraft that are created when certain events occur, such as explosions, rainfall, or smelting items in a furnace.

Behavior[]

Particles are rendered as front-facing 2D sprites, meaning they always face the player. They disappear after a short animation, in which they may change sizes and rotate, and cycle between a number of animation sprites. They collide with solid blocks and are slowed by cobwebs, but are unaffected by other entities.

The /particle command can be used to create particles.

If a player uses the "minimal" particles option in the video settings, some particles may not appear.

Types of particles[]

The types of particles and their ID names are displayed below. Particles are namespaced with the prefix minecraft: for Minecraft Bedrock edition.

Particle names marked with an asterisk (*) are shown when using the "minimal" particles setting. Bedrock Edition particles currently do not show color if a specific particle has multiple colors (an example is the note particle). These particles are marked with "!"

Java Edition
ID Name
Bedrock Edition
Name
Description Example scenario
ambient_entity_effect minecraft:mobspell_emitter (!) Beacon effects. Particle ambient entity effect.png
angry_villager minecraft:villager_angry (or)minecraft:bleach Attacking a villager in a village; when villagers can't breed because there aren't enough beds nearby or when a panda is attacked by a player on the village[JE only] Particle angry villager.png
ash Naturally generated in soul sand valley biome enviroment. Particles ash.png
barrier Barrier blocks. Particle barrier.png
block* minecraft:breaking_item_icon Breaking blocks, sprinting, iron golems walking. Particle block.png
blockdust Breaking armor stands, falling. Particle block (dust).png
bubble Entities in water, guardian laser beams, fishing. Particle bubble.png
bubble_column_up* minecraft:bubble_column_up_particle Upward bubble columns made by soul sand under water. Particle bubble column up.png
bubble_pop Unused.[1] Particle bubble pop.png
campfire_cosy_smoke minecraft:campfire_smoke_particle Smoke produced by campfires and soul campfires. Particle campfire cosy smoke.png
campfire_signal_smoke minecraft:campfire_tall_smoke_particle Smoke produced by campfires and soul campfires when above a hay bale. Particle campfire signal smoke.png
cloud minecraft:water_evaporation_bucket_emitter After jumping into water while on fire in Bedrock Edition or an entity dies in Java Edition. Particle cloud.png
composter minecraft:crop_growth_emitter Filling a composter. Particle composter.png
crimson_spore A crimson particle generated in crimson forest biome enviroment. Particle crimson spore.png
minecraft:conduit_particle Appears around activated conduits in Bedrock Edition. Particle conduit particle.png
crit minecraft:critical_hit_emitter Critical hits, fully charged bow shots, crossbows, evoker fangs. Particle crit.png
current_down* minecraft:bubble_column_down_particle Bubble column whirlpools made by magma blocks under water. Particle current down.png
damage_indicator* From mobs and players when hurt by a melee attack. Particle damage indicator.png
dolphin minecraft:dolphin_move_particle

Trails behind swimming dolphins.


Particle dolphin.png
dragon_breath minecraft:dragon_breath_trail (or) minecraft:dragon_breath_lingering An ender dragon's breath and dragon fireballs. Particle dragon breath.png
dripping_dripstone_lava Dripping lava from the Pointed Dripstone. Particle dripping dripstone lava.png
dripping_dripstone_water Dripping water from the Pointed Dripstone. Particle dripping dripstone water.png
dripping_honey Dripping honey through blocks that haven't dripped down yet. Particle dripping honey.png
dripping_lava minecraft:lava_drip_particle Dripping lava through blocks that haven't dripped down yet. Particle dripping lava.png
dripping_obsidian_tear Dripping crying obsidian's particles through blocks that haven't dripped down yet. Particle dripping obsidian tear.png
dripping_water minecraft:water_drip_particle Dripping water through blocks, wet sponges, leaves when raining that haven't dripped down yet. Particle dripping water.png
dust minecraft:redstone_wire_dust_particle Redstone ore, powered redstone dust, redstone torches, powered redstone repeaters. Particle dust.png
dust_color_transition minecraft:sculk_sensor_redstone_particle Sculk Sensor gets triggered. ‌[upcoming: BE 1.18.0] Particle dust color transition.png
effect minecraft:splash_spell_emitter (!) Splash potions, lingering potions, bottles o' enchanting, evokers. Particle effect.png
elder_guardian* Elder guardians. Particle elder guardian.png
electric_spark minecraft:electric_spark_particle Appears when a lightning bolt hits copper blocks. ‌[upcoming: BE 1.18.0] Particle electric spark.png
enchant minecraft:enchanting_table_particle From bookshelves near an enchanting table. Particle enchant.png
enchanted_hit Attacking with a sword or axe enchanted with Sharpness, Smite, or Bane of Arthropods. Particle enchanted hit.png
end_rod minecraft:endrod (or) minecraft:balloon_gas_particle End rods, shulker bullets. Particle end rod.png
entity_effect minecraft:evoker_spell Status effects, lingering potions, tipped arrows, trading, withered armor (linger potion particles decrease when the "minimal" particle setting is used). Particle entity effect.png
explosion* minecraft:large_explosion Explosions, ghast fireballs, wither skulls, ender dragon death, shearing mooshrooms. Particle explosion.png
explosion_emitter* minecraft:huge_explosion_emitter Explosions, ender dragon death. Particle explosion emitter.png
falling_dripstone_lava Falling lava particles from the Pointed Dripstone. Particle falling dripstone lava.png
falling_dripstone_water Falling water particles from the Pointed Dripstone. Particle falling dripstone water.png
falling_dust minecraft:falling_dust_red_sand_particle, minecraft:falling_dust_sand_particle, minecraft:falling_dust_gravel_particle, minecraft:falling_dust_top_snow_particle, minecraft:falling_dust_dragon_egg_particle, minecraft:falling_dust_concrete_particle, minecraft:falling_dust_scaffolding_particle Floating sand, gravel, concrete powder, and anvils. Particle falling dust.png
falling_honey minecraft:honey_drip_particle Dripping honey through blocks that is dripping down in air. Particle falling honey.png
falling_lava minecraft:lava_drip_particle Dripping lava through blocks that is dripping down in air. Particle falling lava.png
falling_nectar minecraft:nectar_drip_particle Nectar on the pollen-loaded bees. Particle falling nectar.png
falling_obsidian_tear obsidian_tear_particle Dripping crying obsidian's particles through blocks that is dripping down in air and has fallen to the ground. Particle falling obsidian tear.png
falling_spore_blossom minecraft:spore_blossom_shower_particle Dripping green particle from the Spore Blossom. Particle falling spore blossom.png
falling_water water_splash_particle Dripping water through blocks that is dripping down in air and has fallen to the ground. Particle falling water.png
firework* minecraft:sparkler_emitter (!) Firework rocket trail and explosion (trail is not shown when the "minimal" particle setting is used), when dolphins track shipwrecks and underwater ruins. Particle firework.png
fishing minecraft:water_wake_particle Fishing. Particle fishing.png
flame minecraft:basic_flame_particle Torches, furnaces, magma cubes, spawners. Particle flame.png
flash minecraft:flash Flash light when firework rocket explodes. Particle flash.png
glow Glow Squid. Particle glow.png
glow_squid_ink Glow squid get hurt. Particle glow squid ink.png
happy_villager minecraft:villager_happy Bone mealing a crop, trading with villagers, feeding baby animals, walking or jumping on turtle eggs. Particle happy villager.png
heart minecraft:heart_particle Breeding and taming animals. Particle heart.png
instant_effect minecraft:mobspell_emitter (!) Instant health/damage splash and lingering potions, spectral arrows. Particle instant effect.png
item minecraft:breaking_item_icon Eating, thrown eggs, splash potions, eyes of ender, breaking tools. Particle item.png
item_slime Jumping slimes. Particle item slime.png
item_snowball Thrown snowballs, creating withers,creating iron golems. Particle item snowball.png
landing_honey Dripping honey through blocks that has fallen to the ground. Particle landing honey.png
landing_lava Dripping lava through blocks that has fallen to the ground. Particle landing lava.png
landing_obsidian_tear Dripping crying obsidian's particles through blocks that has fallen to the ground. Particle landing obsidian tear.png
large_smoke minecraft:water_evaporation_actor_emitter Fire, minecart with furnace, blazes, water flowing into lava, lava flowing into water. Particle large smoke.png
lava minecraft:lava_particle Lava Bubble. Particle lava.png
light Light Block displays it when the player holds the Light item of any level.‌[Java Edition only] Particle light.png
minecraft:mobflame_emitter, minecraft:mobflame_single

Burning entities, blazes for example.


Particle mobflame emitter.png
mycelium minecraft:mycelium_dust_particle Mycelium blocks. Particle mycelium.png
nautilus minecraft:conduit_particle Activated conduits. Particle nautilus.png
note minecraft:note_particle (!) Emitted from note blocks and jukeboxes[Bedrock Edition only]. Particle note.png
poof* minecraft:explode Explosions, death of mobs, mobs spawned from a spawner, silverfish infesting blocks. Particle poof.png
portal minecraft:mob_portal Nether portals, endermen, endermites, ender pearls, eyes of ender, ender chests, dragon eggs, teleporting from eating chorus fruits, end gateway portals. Particle portal.png
rain rainsplash Rain. Particle rain.png
scrape Scraping oxidation off a copper block with an axe. Particle scrape.png
smoke minecraft:basic_smoke_particle Torches, primed TNT, droppers, dispensers, end portals, brewing stands, spawners, furnaces, ghast fireballs, wither skulls, taming, withers, lava (when raining), placing an eye of ender in an end portal frame, redstone torches burning out, food items on campfire. Particle smoke.png
sneeze Baby pandas sneezing. Particle sneeze.png
snowflake snowflake_particle Appears when sinking in powder snow. Particle snowflake.png
soul minecraft:soul_particle Appears when walking on soul sand or soul soil with the Soul Speed enchantment. Particle soul.png
soul_fire_flame minecraft:blue_flame_particle Appears on top of soul torches as a flame. Particle soul fire flame.png
spit* Llamas spitting at a player or mob. Particle spit.png
spore_blossom_air minecraft:spore_blossom_ambient_particle Emits around a Spore Blossom. Particle spore blossom air.png
splash watersplash Entities in water, wolves shaking off after swimming, boats. Particle splash.png
squid_ink* ink Produced by squid when attacked. Particle squid ink.png
sweep_attack* A sword's sweep attack. Particle sweep attack.png
terrain

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totem_of_undying minecraft:totem_particle Activated totem of undying. Particle totem of undying.png
trackingemitter

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underwater Seen while underwater. Particle underwater.png
vibration vibration_signal Sculk sensor gets triggered. ‌[upcoming: BE 1.18.0] Particle vibration.png
warped_spore A warped particle generated in warped forest biome enviroment. Particle warped spore.png
wax_off Appears when removing wax from a copper block. Particle wax off.png
wax_on Appears when waxing a copper block with honeycomb. Particle wax on.png
white_ash Naturally generated in basalt deltas biome enviroment. Particle white ash.png
witch witchspell Witches. Particle witch.png


Particle textures[]

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Texture files Applied colors Associated particles
Angry Villager (texture) JE1 BE1.png N/A angry_villager
Big Smoke (texture 0) JE2 BE1.png Big Smoke (texture 1) JE2 BE1.png Big Smoke (texture 2) JE2 BE1.png Big Smoke (texture 3) JE2 BE1.png Big Smoke (texture 4) JE2 BE1.png Big Smoke (texture 5) JE2 BE1.png Big Smoke (texture 6) JE2 BE1.png Big Smoke (texture 7) JE2 BE1.png Big Smoke (texture 8) JE2 BE1.png Big Smoke (texture 9) JE2 BE1.png Big Smoke (texture 10) JE2 BE1.png Big Smoke (texture 11) JE2 BE1.png N/A campfire_cosy_smoke, campfire_signal_smoke
Bubble (texture) JE1 BE1.png N/A bubble, bubble_column_up, current_down
Bubble Pop (texture 0) JE1.png Bubble Pop (texture 1) JE1.png Bubble Pop (texture 2) JE1.png Bubble Pop (texture 3) JE1.png Bubble Pop (texture 4) JE1.png N/A bubble_pop
Crit (texture) JE2.png orange[more information needed] crit
Damage Indicator (texture) JE1.png N/A damage_indicator
Drip Fall (texture) JE1 BE1.png
Name Hex
falling_honey
 #9E8114
falling_lava
 #D23B11
falling_nectar
 #C3A699
falling_water
 #2B3FD5
falling_obsidian_tear
 #6B06BB
falling_spore_blossom needs info
spore_blossom_air needs info
falling_honey, falling_lava, falling_nectar, falling_water, falling_obsidian_tear, falling_spore_blossom, spore_blossom_air
Drip Hang (texture) JE1 BE1.png
Name Hex
dripping_honey needs info
dripping_lava needs info
dripping_water needs info
dripping_obsidian_tear
 #9208FF
dripping_honey, dripping_lava, dripping_water, dripping_obsidian_tear
Drip Land (texture) JE1 BE1.png
Name Hex
landing_honey needs info
landing_lava needs info
landing_obsidian_tear
 #9208FF
landing_honey, landing_lava, landing_obsidian_tear
Effect (texture 0) JE1 BE1.png Effect (texture 1) JE1 BE1.png Effect (texture 2) JE1 BE1.png Effect (texture 3) JE1 BE1.png Effect (texture 4) JE1 BE1.png Effect (texture 5) JE1 BE1.png Effect (texture 6) JE1 BE1.png Effect (texture 7) JE1 BE1.png
Effect Hex
Absorption
 #2552A5
Bad Luck
 #C0A44D
Bad Omen
 #0B6138
Blindness
 #1F1F23
Conduit Power
 #9208FF
Dolphin's Grace
 #88A3BE
Merges when with multiple effects
ambient_entity_effect, effect
Standard Galactic Alphabet A (texture) JE1 BE1.png Standard Galactic Alphabet B (texture) JE1 BE1.png Standard Galactic Alphabet C (texture) JE1 BE1.png Standard Galactic Alphabet D (texture) JE1 BE1.png Standard Galactic Alphabet E (texture) JE1 BE1.png Standard Galactic Alphabet F (texture) JE1 BE1.png Standard Galactic Alphabet G (texture) JE1 BE1.png Standard Galactic Alphabet H (texture) JE1 BE1.png Standard Galactic Alphabet I (texture) JE1 BE1.png Standard Galactic Alphabet J (texture) JE1 BE1.png Standard Galactic Alphabet K (texture) JE1 BE1.png Standard Galactic Alphabet L (texture) JE1 BE1.png Standard Galactic Alphabet M (texture) JE1 BE1.png Standard Galactic Alphabet N (texture) JE1 BE1.png Standard Galactic Alphabet O (texture) JE1 BE1.png Standard Galactic Alphabet P (texture) JE1 BE1.png Standard Galactic Alphabet Q (texture) JE1 BE1.png Standard Galactic Alphabet R (texture) JE1 BE1.png Standard Galactic Alphabet S (texture) JE1 BE1.png Standard Galactic Alphabet T (texture) JE1 BE1.png Standard Galactic Alphabet U (texture) JE1 BE1.png Standard Galactic Alphabet V (texture) JE1 BE1.png Standard Galactic Alphabet W (texture) JE1 BE1.png Standard Galactic Alphabet X (texture) JE1 BE1.png Standard Galactic Alphabet Y (texture) JE1 BE1.png Standard Galactic Alphabet Z (texture) JE1 BE1.png N/A enchant
Enchanted Hit (texture) JE1 BE1.png
 #449A94
enchanted_hit
Explosion (texture 0) JE1.png Explosion (texture 1) JE1.png Explosion (texture 2) JE1.png Explosion (texture 3) JE1.png Explosion (texture 4) JE1.png Explosion (texture 5) JE1.png Explosion (texture 6) JE1.png Explosion (texture 7) JE1.png Explosion (texture 8) JE1.png Explosion (texture 9) JE1.png Explosion (texture 10) JE1.png Explosion (texture 11) JE1.png Explosion (texture 12) JE1.png Explosion (texture 13) JE1.png Explosion (texture 14) JE1.png Explosion (texture 15) JE1.png
Explosion (texture 0) BE1.png Explosion (texture 1) BE1.png Explosion (texture 2) BE1.png Explosion (texture 3) BE1.png Explosion (texture 4) BE1.png Explosion (texture 5) BE1.png Explosion (texture 6) BE1.png Explosion (texture 7) BE1.png Explosion (texture 8) BE1.png Explosion (texture 9) BE1.png Explosion (texture 10) BE1.png Explosion (texture 11) BE1.png Explosion (texture 12) BE1.png Explosion (texture 13) BE1.png Explosion (texture 14) BE1.png Explosion (texture 15) BE1.png
N/A explosion_emitter, explosion
Flame (texture) JE1 BE1.png N/A flame
Flash (texture) JE1 BE1.png N/A[verify] flash
Glint (texture) JE1 BE1.png N/A composter, happy_villager
Glitter (texture 0) JE1 BE1.png Glitter (texture 1) JE1 BE1.png Glitter (texture 2) JE1 BE1.png Glitter (texture 3) JE1 BE1.png Glitter (texture 4) JE1 BE1.png Glitter (texture 5) JE1 BE1.png Glitter (texture 4) JE1 BE1.png Glitter (texture 5) JE1 BE1.png [more information needed] totem_of_undying, Shulker bullet, End rods
Heart (texture) JE1 BE1.png N/A heart
Lava (particle texture) JE1 BE1.png N/A lava
Nautilus (texture) JE2.png N/A nautilus
Note (texture) JE1 BE1.png many colors, pitch dependent[more information needed] note
Glitter (texture 0) JE1 BE1.png Smoke (texture 1) JE1 BE1.png Smoke (texture 2) JE1 BE1.png Smoke (texture 3) JE1 BE1.png Smoke (texture 4) JE1 BE1.png Smoke (texture 5) JE1 BE1.png Smoke (texture 6) JE1 BE1.png Smoke (texture 7) JE1 BE1.png [more information needed] cloud, dragon_breath, dust, falling_dust, large_smoke, poof, portal, smoke, sneeze, spit, squid_ink
Soul (texture 0) JE1 BE1.png Soul (texture 1) JE1 BE1.png Soul (texture 2) JE1 BE1.png Soul (texture 3) JE1 BE1.png Soul (texture 4) JE1 BE1.png Soul (texture 5) JE1 BE1.png Soul (texture 6) JE1 BE1.png Soul (texture 7) JE1 BE1.png Soul (texture 8) JE1 BE1.png Soul (texture 9) JE1 BE1.png Soul (texture 10) JE1 BE1.png N/A soul
Soul Flame (texture) JE1 BE1.png N/A soul_fire_flame
Spark (texture 0) JE1 BE1.png Spark (texture 1) JE1 BE1.png Spark (texture 2) JE1 BE1.png Spark (texture 3) JE1 BE1.png Spark (texture 4) JE1 BE1.png Spark (texture 5) JE1 BE1.png Spark (texture 6) JE1 BE1.png Spark (texture 5) JE1 BE1.png [more information needed] firework(only twinkle effect), Underwater Torch
Spark (texture 0) JE1 BE1.png Spell (texture 1) JE1 BE1.png Spell (texture 2) JE1 BE1.png Spell (texture 3) JE1 BE1.png Spell (texture 4) JE1 BE1.png Spell (texture 4) JE1 BE1.png Spell (texture 4) JE1 BE1.png Spell (texture 4) JE1 BE1.png [more information needed] instant_effect, firework
Splash (texture 0) JE1 BE1.png Splash (texture 1) JE1 BE1.png Splash (texture 2) JE1 BE1.png Splash (texture 3) JE1 BE1.png N/A rain, splash
Sweep (texture 0) JE2.png Sweep (texture 1) JE2.png Sweep (texture 2) JE2.png Sweep (texture 3) JE2.png Sweep (texture 4) JE2.png Sweep (texture 5) JE2.png Sweep (texture 6) JE2.png Sweep (texture 7) JE2.png N/A sweep_attack

Particle IDs[]

Java Edition:

Namespaced ID
ambient_entity_effect
angry_villager
ash
barrier
block
bubble
bubble_pop
bubble_column_up
campfire_cosy_smoke
campfire_signal_smoke
cloud
composter
crimson_spore
crit
current_down
damage_indicator
dolphin
dragon_breath
dripping_dripstone_lava
dripping_dripstone_water
dripping_lava
dripping_obsidian_tear
dripping_water
dust
dust_color_transition
effect
elder_guardian
electric_spark
enchant
enchanted_hit
end_rod
entity_effect
explosion_emitter
explosion
falling_dripstone_lava
falling_dripstone_water
falling_dust
falling_lava
falling_obsidian_tear
falling_spore_blossom
falling_water
firework
fishing
flame
flash
glow
glow_squid_ink
happy_villager
heart
instant_effect
item
item_slime
item_snowball
landing_lava
landing_obsidian_tear
large_smoke
lava
light
mycelium
nautilus
note
poof
portal
rain
scrape
smoke
sneeze
snowflake
soul
soul_fire_flame
spit
splash
spore_blossom_air
squid_ink
sweep_attack
totem_of_undying
underwater
vibration
warped_spore
wax_off
wax_on
white_ash
witch

Bedrock Edition:

Namespaced ID
minecraft:arrow_spell_emitter
minecraft:balloon_gas_particle
minecraft:basic_bubble_particle
minecraft:basic_bubble_particle_manual
minecraft:basic_crit_particle
minecraft:basic_flame_particle
minecraft:basic_portal_particle
minecraft:basic_smoke_particle
minecraft:bleach
minecraft:block_destruct
minecraft:block_slide
minecraft:breaking_item_icon
minecraft:breaking_item_terrain
minecraft:bubble_column_bubble
minecraft:bubble_column_down_particle
minecraft:bubble_column_up_particle
minecraft:camera_shoot_explosion
minecraft:campfire_smoke_particle
minecraft:campfire_tall_smoke_particle
minecraft:cauldron_bubble_particle
minecraft:cauldron_explosion_emitter
minecraft:cauldron_spell_emitter
minecraft:cauldron_splash_particle
minecraft:colored_flame_particle
minecraft:conduit_absorb_particle
minecraft:conduit_attack_emitter
minecraft:conduit_particle
minecraft:critical_hit_emitter
minecraft:death_explosion_emitter
minecraft:dolphin_move_particle
minecraft:dragon_breath_fire
minecraft:dragon_breath_lingering
minecraft:dragon_breath_trail
minecraft:dragon_death_explosion_emitter
minecraft:dragon_destroy_block
minecraft:dragon_dying_explosion
minecraft:egg_destroy_emitter
minecraft:electric_spark_particle
minecraft:elephant_tooth_paste_vapor_particle
minecraft:enchanting_table_particle
minecraft:end_chest
minecraft:endrod
minecraft:evocation_fang_particle
minecraft:evoker_spell
minecraft:explosion_manual
minecraft:explosion_particle
minecraft:eye_of_ender_bubble_particle
minecraft:eyeofender_death_explode_particle
minecraft:falling_border_dust_particle
minecraft:falling_dust
minecraft:falling_dust_concrete_powder_particle
minecraft:falling_dust_dragon_egg_particle
minecraft:falling_dust_gravel_particle
minecraft:falling_dust_red_sand_particle
minecraft:falling_dust_sand_particle
minecraft:falling_dust_scaffolding_particle
minecraft:falling_dust_top_snow_particle
minecraft:fish_hook_particle
minecraft:fish_pos_particle
minecraft:guardian_attack_particle
minecraft:guardian_water_move_particle
minecraft:heart_particle
minecraft:honey_drip_particle
minecraft:huge_explosion_emitter
minecraft:huge_explosion_lab_misc_emitter
minecraft:ice_evaporation_emitter
minecraft:ink_emitter
minecraft:knockback_roar_particle
minecraft:lab_table_heatblock_dust_particle
minecraft:lab_table_misc_mystical_particle
minecraft:large_explosion
minecraft:lava_drip_particle
minecraft:lava_particle
minecraft:llama_spit_smoke
minecraft:magnesium_salts_emitter
minecraft:misc_fire_vapor_particle
minecraft:mob_block_spawn_emitter
minecraft:mob_portal
minecraft:mobflame_emitter
minecraft:mobflame_single
minecraft:mobspell_emitter
minecraft:mycelium_dust_particle
minecraft:nectar_drip_particle
minecraft:note_particle
minecraft:obsidian_glow_dust_particle
minecraft:phantom_trail_particle
minecraft:portal_directional
minecraft:portal_east_west
minecraft:portal_north_south
minecraft:rain_splash_particle
minecraft:redstone_ore_dust_particle
minecraft:redstone_repeater_dust_particle
minecraft:redstone_torch_dust_particle
minecraft:redstone_wire_dust_particle
minecraft:rising_border_dust_particle
minecraft:sculk_sensor_redstone_particle
minecraft:shulker_bullet
minecraft:silverfish_grief_emitter
minecraft:snowflake_particle
minecraft:sparkler_emitter
minecraft:splash_spell_emitter
minecraft:sponge_absorb_water_particle
minecraft:spore_blossom_ambient_particle
minecraft:spore_blossom_shower_particle
minecraft:squid_flee_particle
minecraft:squid_ink_bubble
minecraft:squid_move_particle
minecraft:stunned_emitter
minecraft:terrain
minecraft:totem_manual
minecraft:totem_particle
minecraft:trackingemitter
minecraft:underwater_torch_particle
minecraft:vibration_signal
minecraft:villager_angry
minecraft:villager_happy
minecraft:water_drip_particle
minecraft:water_evaporation_actor_emitter
minecraft:water_evaporation_bucket_emitter
minecraft:water_evaporation_manual
minecraft:water_splash_particle
minecraft:water_splash_particle_manual
minecraft:water_wake_particle
wax_particle
minecraft:witchspell
minecraft:wither_boss_invulnerable

History[]

Jigsaw Block (top texture) JE2 BE2.png
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Instructions: Java & Bedrock particles in 1.16/1.17 Historical particles associated with cauldrons in Bedrock Edition)
Java Edition pre-Classic
rd-160052Added blockcrack.
Java Edition Classic
0.0.15a (Multiplayer Test 4)Re-added particles to multiplayer.
0.26 SURVIVAL TESTAdded some form of smoke and rain particles.
Java Edition Indev
0.3120100125-1Added flame.
?Added bubble and splash.
Java Edition Infdev
Minecraft Infdev20100325Patrticles are now generated at the edges of water blocks.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.1Added reddust, snowballpoof, largeexplode, and portal.
v1.0.4Updated splash.
Java Edition Beta
1.2Added note.
1.5Added footstep.
1.8Pre-releaseAdded crit, hugeexplosion, townaura, and depthsuspend.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4Added magicCrit, spell, instantSpell, and mobSpell.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 6Added "Particles" setting in the video settings.
?Added dripWater and dripLava.
1.111w49aParticles no longer turn farmland into dirt.
1.4.212w32aAdded angryVillager and happyVillager.
12w38aAdded witchMagic.
1.4.4preAdded mobSpellAmbient.
1.4.612w49aAdded fireworksSpark.
1.7.213w36aAdded wake.
Added falling particles.
1.814w04aAdded /particle command.
14w06aAdded barrier.
14w25aAdded droplet, take, and mobappearance.
14w27aFalling particles now move in a random direction.
14w31aThrown eggs now use the iconcrack particle, instead of the snowballpoof one.
14w34cThe void no longer produces depthSuspend particles.
1.915w31aAdded dragonbreath and endRod.
15w32cParticles are no longer handled as entities.
Particle range increased from 16 blocks to 32 blocks.
Particle count, limit of increased from 4,000 to 16,384.
15w34bAdded damageIndicator.
15w34cAdded sweepAttack.
1.1016w20aAdded fallingdust.
pre1fallingdust now collides with blocks.
1.1116w39aAdded spit and talisman.
16w39cRenamed talisman to totem
1.1317w47aDue to the flattening, particles now use namespaced, lowercase IDs, and 32 particles are renamed.
Removed footstep and depthsuspend. However, the texture for footsteps still exists in the jar.
Removed name for take.
Merged blockcrack and blockdust into block, and explode and snowshovel into poof.
18w07aAdded bubble_column_up, bubble_pop, current_down, and squid_ink.
18w09aOptimized particle rendering slightly.
18w15aAdded nautilus.
18w19aAdded dolphin.
pre7dripping_water particles are now generated by waterlogged blocks where appropriate.
dripping_water particles now snap to the hitbox of the block they appear on.
pre8dripping_water particles are no longer generated by impermeable blocks.
1.1418w43aAdded sneeze.
19w02aAdded campfire_cosy_smoke and campfire_signal_smoke.
19w06aParticles are now broken up into individual textures files per frame rather than being in particles.png, explosion.png and sweep.png.
1.1519w34aAdded dripping_honey, landing_honey, falling_honey and falling_nectar.
1.1620w06aAdded ash, crimson_spore, soul_fire_flame and warped_spore.
20w09aAdded dripping_obsidian_tear, falling_obsidian_tear, landing_obsidian_tear.
20w11aAdded soul.
20w15aAdded white_ash.
1.1720w45aParticles now appear if a block is broken by a piston.
20w46aAdded snowflake.
20w48aAdded dripping_dripstone_lava, dripping_dripstone_water, falling_dripstone_lava, and falling_dripstone_water.
20w49aAdded vibration and dust_color_transition.
21w03aAdded glow and glow_squid_ink.
21w05aAdded falling_spore_blossom and spore_blossom_air.
21w11aAdded electric_spark, scrape, wax_off and wax_on.
21w13aThe unused texture of footprint[2] has been removed.
Added light.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.1.0Added blockcrack,[verify] flame, smoke, bubble, and watersplash.
v0.3.2flame particles now appear near furnaces.
v0.4.0Added crit and snowballpoof.
v0.5.0Added reddust.
v0.9.0build 1Added dripwater, townaura, heart, and portal.
v0.10.0build 1Added fallingdust.
v0.11.0build 1Added ink.
Added spell, mobspellinstantaneous, mobspell, and waterwake.
v0.12.1build 1crit particles now appear when performing a critical hit.
portal particles now appear near nether portals.
Added villagerangry, largeexplode, hugeexplode, blockdust, slime, enchantingtable, rainsplash, and snowshovel.
build 8Changed largeexplode and hugeexplosion particle sprites.
build 9Particles are now visible through water.
Particles no longer appear darkened when inside a block.
v0.13.0build 1Particles are no longer handled as entities.
reddust particles now appear near powered redstone.
Added villagerhappy.
Added note.
v0.16.0build 1Added mobappearance.[verify]
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha 0.17.0.1Added endRod[verify] and dragonbreath.
1.0.4alpha 1.0.4.0villagerhappy particles now appear when trading.
1.0.5alpha 1.0.5.0Particles can now be spawned with /particle.
alpha 1.0.5.3Removed the /particle command.
1.1.0alpha 1.1.0.0Added spit and totem.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta 1.2.0.2Added fireworksSpark.
1.5.0beta 1.5.0.0Added dolphin.
beta 1.5.0.1Added nautilus.
beta 1.5.0.7Added bubble_column_up, bubble_popand current_down.
1.6.0beta 1.6.0.1Added barrier.
1.8.0beta 1.8.0.8Re-added the /particle command, which now temporarily summons particle emitters, instead of particle areas with volumes. The following can be summoned:
  • minecraft:mobflame_emitter
  • minecraft:test_beziercurve
  • minecraft:test_bounce
  • minecraft:test_catmullromcurve
  • minecraft:test_colorcurve
  • minecraft:test_combocurve
  • minecraft:test_highrestitution
  • minecraft:test_linearcurve
  • minecraft:test_mule
  • minecraft:test_smoke_puff
  • minecraft:test_sphere
  • minecraft:test_spiral
  • minecraft:test_watertest
Added sneeze.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Particles can now be edited using standard JSON formatting.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.1Added campfire_cosy_smoke and campfire_signal_smoke.
1.14.0beta 1.14.0.1Added dripping_honey, landing_honey, falling_honey and falling_nectar.
1.16.210beta 1.16.210.53Added snowflake_particle.
beta 1.16.210.56Added vibration_signal and sculk_sensor_redstone_signal.
beta 1.16.210.59Added glow_particle.
beta 1.16.210.60Removed glow_particle.
1.16.220beta 1.16.220.50Added stalactite_lava_drip_particle, stalactite_water_drip_particle, and ink_emitter.
Re-added glow_particle.
beta 1.16.220.52Added electric_spark_particle, spore_blossom_ambient_particle, spore_blossom_shower_particle and wax_particle

Issues[]

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

Trivia[]

  • In Java Edition, most particle textures can be changed using resource packs, however, the color of smoke particles used in redstone, portals, and endermen cannot be changed without mods.
    • The dust particle has unique syntax used for color, represented with three RGB values as decimal percentages.
  • Status effect particles appear where the player face is pointing.
  • The elder_guardian particle always follows the player regardless of what its location has been set to.
  • Redstone repeaters emit particles, but redstone comparators do not.
  • In Bedrock Edition, burning entities emit rounded particles with a fire animation.
  • There is a particle that is internally used to implement the item pickup animation, but it cannot be summoned with the /particle command. Before the name was removed in 1.13, it was called take.

Gallery[]

References[]

  1. MC-132067
  2. Footprint.png/assets/minecraft/textures/particle/foorprint.png