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Minecraft Summon Command

Posted: Nov 2, 2022 in Minecraft

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Starting new adventures in your Minecraft server or world may involve lots of mobs and other entities, but can become difficult. This is due to the need of searching and collecting the entity, let alone keeping them alive. However, there’s a summon command to instantly spawn any mob you want. It even allows for unspawnable entities, giving you the ability to customize your base with something special. Otherwise, you can use this command to troll other players in your world. Regardless of how you’ll be using the summon feature, it can be challenging to execute due to its potential parameters. For example, you can give mobs colored names with predetermined gear. Keeping this in mind, let’s dive right into the Minecraft summon command!

How to Summon Entities

Minecraft Giant Zombie

As previously mentioned, this requires a command to be used in-game for summoning control. The process is straightforward and simple, as all you need to do is open the chat, then enter: /summon [entity]. This works for spawning any entity without customized options, which is what most players use. Although, if you’re wanting to explore more features, use this version of the command instead: /summon [entity] [pos] [nbt]. Using this will require some explaining, as it’s not common among Minecraft players. The “pos” is simply the spawn location for the entity, but the “nbt” involves data tags. These would be like {CustomName:"\"Enter Name\""}, allowing the summoner to name entities. It can also be used to spawn pigs with saddles, if you wanted. In other words, these NBT tags contain the data for all entities and could be altered to your liking with the summon command. It can easily become confusing, so review the examples down below to try them out.

Fully Tamed Horse
Minecraft Custom Horse

If you’re wanting a fully tamed horse with a saddle, then using the summon command can instantly provide that. This comes in handy when you’re wanting to explore the world with many players, as naturally finding or taming horses takes time. Once summoned, it’ll instantly appear out of thin air so you can start the adventure! As for the exact command, use this:

/summon horse ~ ~ ~ {Tame:1, SaddleItem:{id:saddle,Count:1}, CustomName:"\"Enter Name Here\""}


Floating Armor Stand

Whether you’re wanting to decorate your base or play around, you can use floating armor stands in unique ways. For instance, you can spawn these entities on the walls of your house to give it more detail. Of course, you’ll need to make sure it properly aligns with your structure(s). It’s not the most interesting or special entity to summon, but showcases the different NBT tags you can use. Review this command to try it yourself in-game:

Minecraft Floating Armor Stand
/summon armor_stand ~ ~2 ~1 {NoGravity:1, NoBasePlate:1}


Powerful Baby Zombie
Minecraft Baby Zombie Riding Chicken

Want to troll your friend with a powerful boss? Awesome, me too! The worst one to fight against is a baby zombie, especially on those darn chickens. If you’re wanting to make it killable, then don’t go overboard with adding enchantments or weapons. We’ve created a small mini boss for you to summon, which isn’t too destructive like a Wither. Use the command down below to spawn it.

/summon chicken ~ ~1 ~ {Passengers:[{id:zombie,IsBaby:1,Invulnerable:1,HandItems:[{Count:1,id:netherite_sword},{}]}]}



Summoning entities and monsters can be an interesting experience in your Minecraft server or world, as there are almost endless possibilities. Whether you’re wanting to spawn a giant zombie or a horse to ride, the summon command gives you the ability to do both and more. Although, the more you want summoned the longer data tags you need. This can be challenging, so you may want to review this generator to assist you. Besides that, start playing around with the commands and see what you can spawn. With everything said, we hope this helped you summon entities in Minecraft and gave you ideas of what to try out.

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