How to Spawn an Ender Dragon


This wikiHow teaches you how to spawn an Ender Dragon in Minecraft. You can cause the Ender Dragon to appear naturally by visiting The End, or you can use cheat commands to spawn the Ender Dragon in a regular world. Keep in mind that you cannot spawn the Ender Dragon on console versions of Minecraft.

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Visiting The End

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The Ender Dragon lives in a domain referred to as "The End", which is the final area in Minecraft's background story. In order to reach The End, you'll have to either find or build an End Portal.

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Since you can't actually build a portal to The End in Survival Mode, you should consider using Creative Mode to give yourself the necessary resources—12 End Portal blocks and 12 Eyes of Ender—and then create the End Portal itself. If you decide to use Creative Mode to build your End Portal, skip the next two steps.

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If you don't use Creative Mode to build your End Portal, you'll have to find an existing End Portal in a stronghold. You will also need 12 Eyes of Ender, which can be created by combining Ender Pearls with Blaze Rods (these are found by killing Blazes in The Nether) in your inventory's Crafting section.

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If you're playing on Survival Mode, you'll need to add your Eyes of Ender to the End Portal frame by doing the following: Step into the portal ring. Equip the Eyes of Ender. Stand facing a portal block. Select the portal block to place an Eye of Ender on it. Repeat with each Ender Portal block in the frame.

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Once you place the final Eye of Ender on the last empty block, you will be transported to The End; since this area is distinct from the rest of Minecraft's world, it may take a couple of minutes for The End to load.

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The Ender Dragon may not attack you until you attack her first, so you may need to hit her with a sword or similar weapon before she will begin flying around. You may want to brush up on some pointers regarding killing the Ender Dragon if you plan on fighting her.

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If you want to bring back the Ender Dragon after defeating her in The End, craft four End Crystals and place one on each side of the exit portal in The End. This will cause the Ender Dragon to respawn, allowing you to fight her again. Subsequent Ender Dragon fights will yield 500 XP for each kill, but not additional Ender Dragon eggs. You can also take the Ender Dragon egg and place it on the exit portal to respawn the Ender Dragon, though keep in mind that you won't get another egg.

Part 2
Using the Cheat Console on Desktop

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Click or double-click the Minecraft Java app icon, which resembles a three-dimensional grassy block of dirt, and then click START at the bottom of the launcher window that appears. If you're using the Minecraft Bedrock Edition on desktop, you'll need to follow the instructions in the .

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It's at the top of the Minecraft menu.

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You'll see this near the bottom of the window.

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Click the "Game Mode" box until you see "Creative" listed next to the "Game Mode" tag.

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It's near the bottom of the window. A new menu will open.

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Click the Allow Cheats button until it has "ON" listed next to it.

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You'll see this at the bottom of the window. Doing so creates your new game world with cheats enabled.

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Press the "slash" key / to do so. You should see a text box appear at the bottom of the screen.

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Type in summon ender_dragon ~ ~ ~ {DragonPhase:0} and press ↵ Enter. There is a space between each of the tilde (~) marks. You can just type in summon ender_dragon to summon a floating dragon that doesn't move or interact with the environment.

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After a couple of seconds, you should see the Ender Dragon pop up below you; she will begin flying around immediately after appearing. The Ender Dragon is hostile in this phase, but she won't attack you since you're playing in Creative Mode. If you switch back to Survival Mode, the Ender Dragon will attack you, thus allowing you to fight her. Keep in mind that you won't receive any achievements for killing her.

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Using the Cheat Console on Mobile

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Tap the Minecraft app icon, which resembles a grassy block of dirt.

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It's at the top of the menu that's in the middle of the screen.

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You'll find this at the top of the screen.

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It's near the top of the screen.

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While optional, spawning the Ender Dragon in Survival Mode can both kill you quickly and cause significant damage to your world. You can mitigate this by tapping the "Default Game Mode" drop-down box and then tapping Creative in the drop-down menu.

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You'll find this in the middle of the "World Options" section of the menu that's on the right side of the screen.

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Doing so acknowledges that you won't receive progress toward achievements while cheats are enabled.

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This is on the upper-left side of the screen. Your game will launch.

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Tap the speech bubble-shaped "Chat" icon at the top of the screen, then tap the text box that appears at the bottom of the screen. A keyboard will appear on-screen. If you're following these instructions for the Bedrock Edition version of Minecraft on desktop, just press the "slash" / key.

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Use the on-screen keyboard to type in /summon ender_dragon and then tap the right-facing arrow on the far-right side of the text box.

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After a couple of seconds, you should see the Ender Dragon pop up below you; she will begin flying around immediately after appearing. The Ender Dragon is hostile in this phase, but she won't attack you since you're playing in Creative Mode. If you switch back to Survival Mode, the Ender Dragon will attack you, thus allowing you to fight her. Keep in mind that you won't receive any achievements for killing her.