Minecraft

How to hatch a dragon egg in minecraft

How to hatch a dragon egg in minecraft
Written by ga_dahmani
How to hatch a dragon egg in minecraft

Hatching the Ender Dragon egg is one of the most difficult tasks in Minecraft. If you don’t know how to bring back the Ender Dragon, check out this guide to hatching a dragon egg in Minecraft.


The best thing about Minecraft is the independence it offers its huge player base. You can wander for hours in your Overworld and ignore the dangers of The Nether and The End forever. At the other end of the spectrum, there are players who like to take on bosses and complete all the tasks in the game.

If you are someone who has defeated the Ender Dragon, you may want to hatch your dragon egg to respawn the boss.

Here is a guide on how to hatch a dragon egg in Minecraft.

Dragon egg placed in the exit portal.

How to hatch a dragon egg in The End in Minecraft

You need four End Crystals to hatch a Dragon Egg in Minecraft, and of course before that, make sure you collect a Dragon Egg.

The Dragon Egg is arguably the rarest item in the game, as it only spawns once at the top of the exit portal when you first defeat the Ender Dragon. If you want to hatch the egg in the End itself, you don’t need to remove it from the portal.

How to make ultimate crystals in minecraft

You will need four Ghast Tears, four Eyes of Ender, and glass to create an End Crystal in Minecraft. Ghast mobs drop Ghost Tears when they die and you can find them floating in the Nether.

An Eye of Ender can be crafted from Blaze Powder and Ender Pearl. Endermen dop Ender Pearl and Blaze Powder are obtained by placing a Blaze Rod on any block in the crafting GUI. This is similar to wooden logs turning into planks when placed on a single block on the crafting grid.

Fortunately, Enderman appear in all biomes. On the other hand, you will find Blaze mobs only in Nether Fortresses in The Nether. They drop Blaze Rods when they die.

After collecting the ingredients, add Ender Pearl to the center of the crafting grid and Blaze Powder to your left to get an Eye of Ender.

Eye of Ender Crafting Recipe in Minecraft

Finally, place the Eye of Ender in the center of a crafting table and four Ghast Tears below it. Fill the remaining seven blocks with glass to get your End Crystal. You must craft four final crystals to successfully hatch the egg.

The crafting recipe is shown in the following image:

Crafting the recipe for the End Crystal in Minecraft

With a dragon egg at the exit portal, follow these steps to hatch it:

  1. Place the four Ender Crystals on each side of the exit portal. There are three blocks surrounding the portal on all sides and the Ender Crystals should be in the center block on each side.
  2. When you place the fourth Ender Crystal, the dragon egg with a hatch.
  3. Nearby towers will activate and the Ender Dragon will respawn.

Note that defeating the Ender Dragon a second time will not drop another egg. Players generally like to keep the item as a trophy indicating that they have defeated the Ender Dragon.

How to hatch the dragon egg in the Overworld in Minecraft

You cannot hatch the dragon egg in the Overworld in the Minecraft base game. Only mods can allow you to do this, and in a modded game you can even hatch a dragon egg to get a mini tamed dragon.

While some mods spawn a tamed Ender Dragon that will roam your Overworld, others may allow you to ride it.

feed the beast, curseforgeY MultiMC are some of the most trusted apps to manage and download the best Minecraft mods. Here you can find a mod that allows you to hatch the dragon egg in Overworld and enjoy the game like never before.

Player riding an Ender Dragon in a modified Minecraft game

In order to hatch the dragon egg in the Overworld, you will first need to get it out of the exit portal.

How to acquire the dragon egg in Minecraft

You cannot mine a dragon egg directly with tools in Minecraft. Instead, you’ll have to grab it like an object with the help of Redstone and a piston.

Follow these steps to acquire a dragon egg in Minecraft:

  1. Approach the dragon egg and tap on it once. It should teleport to a nearby block.
  2. Place a piston right next to the dragon egg so it will push the egg when activated.
  3. Place a Redstone block next to the piston block to activate it.
  4. The piston will push the dragon egg and it will be ready to be picked up.

After adding the dragon egg to your inventory, you can take it to your Overworld and hatch it with a mod or just keep the trophy to remember the victory against Ender Dragon.


This was all there was to know about hatching the dragon egg in Minecraft. For more content on the sandbox title, check out these guides on how to find a village, how to make a composter, and how to make an invisibility potion.

Image credits: Mojang / Minecraft Forum, TheRPGAAdventurer

About the author

ga_dahmani

Leave a Comment