Because we did not provide XYZ coordinates, the skeleton will spawn directly on your position so you may need to look behind you to see it. DigMinecraft.com is not affiliated with Mojang. TIP: Quite often you will see coordinates of ~ ~1 ~ in a /summon command, for example: Wondering why? The coordinates ~ ~1 ~ are commonly used when running the /summon command from a command block so that the entity/mob spawns 1 block above the command block. Please re-enable JavaScript in your browser settings. You may need to look behind you to see it. As you are typing, you will see the command appear in the lower left corner of the game window. We will continue to show them individually for version history. In Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac), the syntax to summon an entity (or mob) is: In Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE) 1.16, the syntax to summon an entity (or mob) is: In Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE) 1.12, 1.13 and 1.14, the syntax to summon an entity (or mob) is: In Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE) 1.11.4 and older, the syntax to summon an entity (or mob) is: In Minecraft Xbox One Edition 1.16, the syntax to summon an entity (or mob) is: In Minecraft Xbox One Edition 1.12, 1.13 and 1.14, the syntax to summon an entity (or mob) is: In Minecraft Xbox One Edition 1.11.4 and older, the syntax to summon an entity (or mob) is: In Minecraft PS4 Edition 1.16, the syntax to summon an entity (or mob) is: In Minecraft PS4 Edition 1.14, the syntax to summon an entity (or mob) is: In Minecraft Nintendo Switch Edition 1.16, the syntax to summon an entity (or mob) is: In Minecraft Nintendo Switch Edition 1.12, 1.13 and 1.14, the syntax to summon an entity (or mob) is: In Minecraft Nintendo Switch Edition 1.11.4 and older, the syntax to summon an entity (or mob) is: In Minecraft Windows 10 Edition 1.16, the syntax to summon an entity (or mob) is: In Minecraft Windows 10 Edition 1.12, 1.13 and 1.14, the syntax to summon an entity (or mob) is: In Minecraft Windows 10 Edition 1.11.4 and older, the syntax to summon an entity (or mob) is: In Minecraft Education Edition 1.14.31, the syntax to summon an entity (or mob) is: In Minecraft Education Edition 1.12, the syntax to summon an entity (or mob) is: In Minecraft Education Edition 1.9 and older, the syntax to summon an entity (or mob) is: To summon a skeleton in Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.11, 1.12, 1.13, 1.14, 1.15 and 1.16: To summon a skeleton in Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.8, 1.9 and 1.10: To summon a llama in Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE): To summon a dolphin in Minecraft Xbox One Edition: To summon a horse in Minecraft PS4 Edition: To summon an elder guardian in Minecraft Nintendo Switch Edition: To summon a blaze in Minecraft Windows 10 Edition: To summon a chicken in Minecraft Education Edition: The easiest way to run a command in Minecraft is within the chat window. To summon falling block summon falling_block summon falling "Block" ~ ~ ~ To summon a patrol captain pillager at the current position: summon pillager ~ ~ ~ minecraft:promote_to_patrol_captain; To summon a dolphin with the name "Dolphin" in a golden color: summon dolphin Dolphin ~ ~ ~ History Let's explore how to use this cheat (game command). Example: Replacing ~ ~1 ~ to 100 64 100 will spawn the item in at the coordinates x=100 y=64 and z=100. Press the Enter key to run the command. Learn about the coordinate system. The tilde means directional, removing the tildes will spawn the item in the entered coordinate. The /summon command is available in the following versions of Minecraft: * The version that it was added or removed, if applicable. The /summon command is available in the following versions of Minecraft: * The version that it was added or removed, if applicable. Once the cheat has been entered, the horse with a saddle will spawn and appear in your world: You will see the message "Summoned new Horse" appear in the lower left corner of the game window to indicate that the tame horse has been summoned. Editing "~ ~1 ~" edits where the command block will summon the item. Here are some examples that use the summon command in Minecraft: If you need help with /summon commands, you can use these tools to automatically generate commands for you: You can use other commands and cheats in Minecraft such as: While using this site, you agree to have read and accepted our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. All rights reserved. Congratulations, you have learned how to use the /summon command in Minecraft. To run game commands in Minecraft, you have to turn cheats on in your world. This Minecraft tutorial explains how to use the /summon command with screenshots and step-by-step instructions. You can summon an entity (or mob) whenever you want using the /summon command in Minecraft. We will continue to show them individually for version history. In this example, we will summon a skeleton in Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.14 with the following command: Type the command in the chat window. NOTE: Pocket Edition (PE), Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Windows 10 Edition are now called Bedrock Edition. The game control to open the chat window depends on the version of Minecraft: We will cover examples of how to use the /summon command to summon a skeleton and another more complicated example that shows how to summon a tame horse wearing a saddle. How to Summon an Armor Stand with Chain Armor, How to Summon an Armor Stand with Diamond Armor, How to Summon a Skeleton Trap (4 Horsemen), How to Summon a Baby Zombie Riding a Chicken, For Pocket Edition (PE), tap on the chat button, For Nintendo Switch, press the right arrow button. Once the cheat has been entered, the skeleton will spawn and appear in your world: You will see the message "Summoned new Skeleton" appear in the lower left corner of the game window to indicate that the skeleton has been summoned. NOTE:Pocket Edition (PE), Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Windows 10 Edition are now called Bedrock Edition. Copyright © 2014-2020 DigMinecraft.com. DigMinecraft.com requires JavaScript to work properly. In this example, we are going to summon a tamed horse that is wearing a saddle and ready to ride in Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.14 with the following command: Type the command in the chat window and press the Enter key to run the command.