How to Hatch a Dragon Egg in Minecraft

How to Hatch a Dragon Egg in Minecraft
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There is only one dragon in Minecraft, the Ender Dragon. After defeating it, you can harvest its egg and bring home as a trophy for defeating the dragon. But have you ever wondered how to hatch a dragon egg in Minecraft?

Two steps to hatch a Dragon Egg in Minecraft

The sad thing is you can’t actually hatch a dragon egg in Minecraft. The dragon egg is only used for building purposes, or to show off to your friends within a server. That’s it!

However, you can summon another ender dragon in the End dimension, or hatch another dragon without the egg in Minecraft! Let’s see how!

#1 Craft 4 End Crystal

You will need 7 glass blocks, 1 eye of ender, and 1 ghast tear to craft 1 end crystal. Therefore, you will need a total of 28 glasses, 4 eyes, and 4 tears.

To get glass blocks, you need to find sand or red sand block and put them in the furnace. After a while, the sands will be turned into glass blocks. Librarian villagers can have a chance to sell 4 glass blocks for only 1 emerald.

Eye of ender can only be obtained through crafting. You need 1 blaze powder and 1 ender pearl to craft one. Blaze powder can be crafted from a blaze rod, which dropped from the blaze mod in the Nether. And ender pearl can be obtained by killing enderman, or by bartering with the piglins. Either way, this is one of the hardest items to obtain in Minecraft.

Ghast tears are also a rare item in Minecraft. You need to kill ghasts in the Nether dimension, so we recommend you better prepare your gear and bring some potion of fire resistance with you.

When you have all the materials, follow the recipe above to craft the end crystal.

#2 Respawn New Ender Dragon

Enter the End dimension with the end crystals and go to the bedrock ring in the center island. Then place the end crystal on each side of the ring and the dragon summoning process will happen in a minute.

And that’s how you hatch a dragon in Minecraft!

Another Way to Hatch Dragons in Minecraft

If you really want to hatch dragons in Minecraft, try this Ice and Fire mod! It adds several powerful dragons and a hatching system where you can hatch fire, ice, or lightning dragon in 6 minutes.