This Minecraft tutorial explains how to use a monster spawner (sometimes called mob spawner) with screenshots and step-by-step instructions.
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In Minecraft, you will find monster spawners in dungeons where they spawn hostile mobs such as spiders or creepers. When you move closer to a spawner, you will see flames burning and a miniature version of the mob will appear inside and spin faster and faster. If the light conditions are right, eventually, the mob will spawn outside of the monster spawner.
A monster spawner is an item that you can use and place anywhere in the game yourself. Let"s explore how to do this.
In Minecraft, these are the materials to use a monster spawner:
1 Monster Spawner
Steps to Use a Monster Spawner
1. Place the Monster Spawner
If you want to place a monster spawner, you will need to find it in the Creative Inventory menu in Minecraft PE or Windows 10. In Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac), you can give yourself one with a game command.
Once you have added a monster spawner to your hotbar, make sure that it is the selected item.
Next, position your pointer (the plus sign) on the block where you want to place your monster spawner. You should see the block become highlighted in your game window.
The game control to place the monster spawner depends on the version of Minecraft:For Java Edition (PC/Mac), right click on the block.For Pocket Edition (PE), you tap on the block.For Xbox 360 and Xbox One, press the LT button on the Xbox controller.For PS3 and PS4, press the L2 button on the PS controller.For Wii U, press the ZL button on the gamepad.For Nintendo Switch, press the ZL button on the controller.For Windows 10 Edition, right click on the block.For Education Edition, right click on the block.
2. Watch the Spawner Activate
You should see your monster spawner appear on the block that you selected. When you move closer to a spawner, you will see flames burning and a miniature version of the mob will appear inside and spin faster and faster. In this example, there is a tiny pig inside the spawner.
If the conditions are right (ie: light levels, etc), eventually the pig will spawn outside of the monster spawner. You can change the type of mob that spawns from the monster spawner using a spawn egg.
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Congratulations, you just learned how to use a monster spawner in Minecraft.
Things to Do with Monster Spawners
Here are some activities that you can do with monster spawners in Minecraft: