Minecraft Item IDs & Item Spawning Guide

Quick Guide to Spawning Items

Minecraft comes loaded with an easy to use command to give yourself or any other player items. Unfortunately, this command only works on PC and the Pocket Edition, console is not supported. All you’ll have to do is enter the command /give <Player> <Item> <Amount>. For a more in depth breakdown of using this command, scroll below to jump directly to a full guide.

Spawning Items In Minecraft

Firstly, we need to enable cheats within our game. This is done differently in singleplayer and multiplayer. In singleplayer, you’ll need to make sure you check the Enable Cheats option before creating your world. If playing on a multiplayer server, you will typically need to have admin privileges to use the command. For help with this, contact your game server administrator to set up admin access.

Now that you have the proper privileges, you can begin spawning items for yourself and others. Let’s take a look at the command in a little more detail.


/give <Player> <Item> <Amount>

Description: Spawns the specified item into the entered player’s inventory.


  • <Player> – the username of the player you want to give the items to. If giving the item to yourself, you can simply enter @p in this field.
  • <Item> – use the above table to find the item you want, and copy the 1.13 ID into this area. If you’re running a version before 1.13, you’ll need to use the Legacy ID or Name.
  • <Amount> – the amount of the item you wish to spawn.

Example Usage

Minecraft Give Command

Let’s say you want to give the player “LegoEmmet11” a command block. To do that, you’d use the command:

/give LegoEmmet11 minecraft:command_block 1

Bukkit Essentials Users

A notice to all users running or playing on a server that has Bukkit Essentials installed. This plugin will override the default /give command, and will force you to use /minecraft:give in place of it. Luckily, Essentials also places in a new command that is much simpler to enter, /i <LegacyID> <Amount>. You will have to use the extended /minecraft:give to in order to spawn items for other players, but this shorter command will allow you to easily spawn them for yourself.