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Official Walkthrough / FAQ
Current Guide Version: 1.2.0
Minecraft PE Current Version: 0.5.0 Alpha
This guide features a search. Press Ctrl+F to bring up the 
Find bar, and type the 4-letter extension to a section to go 
to it quickly.
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| 
INTRODUCTION...........................................[ITRO]|
| FREQUENTLY ASKED 
QUESTIONS.............................[QNAS]|
| WHAT IS MINECRAFT: POCKET 
EDITION?.....................[WIMC]|
| GETTING 
STARTED........................................[GTST]|
| BLOCKS AND 
ITEMS.......................................[BLAI]|
| 
LIGHTING...............................................[LTNG]|
| THE FIRST 
DAY..........................................[TFDS]|
| SHELTERS & SHELTER 
TYPES...............................[SAST]|
| THE FIRST 
NIGHT........................................[TFNS]|
| 
MOBS...................................................[SMOB]|
| THE SECOND DAY 
DAWNS...................................[TSDD]|
| FINDING 
COAL...........................................[FDCL]|
| UPGRADING FROM WOOD TO 
STONE...........................[UFWS]|
| MINING FOR 
ORES........................................[MFOR]|
| STRIKING 
IRON..........................................[STIN]|
| FURNACES AND 
SMELTING..................................[FCSM]|
| BEDTIME AND 
WOOL.......................................[BTAW]|
| GO 
DEEPER..............................................[GDPR]|
| 
DIAMONDS!..............................................[DMND]|
| ULTIMATE 
TOOLS.........................................[ULTM]|
| THE NETHER 
REACTOR.....................................[TNRR]|
| GLOWSTONE: AN ALTERNATIVE TO 
TORCHES...................[GAAT]|
| NETHER 
SPIRES..........................................[NHSP]|
| THINGS TO 
DO...........................................[TTDO]|
| TIPS & 
TRICKS..........................................[TPTK]|
| MOB 
DEFENSE............................................[MBDF]|
| 
FARMING................................................[FRMG]|
| MOB 
GRINDERS...........................................[MBGR]|
| CREATIVE 
MODE..........................................[CRMD]|
| POCKET EDITION EXCLUSIVE 
OBJECTS.......................[PEEO]|
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CONCLUSION.............................................[CCLS]|
| VERSION 
HISTORY........................................[VRHS]|
| LEGAL 
DISCLAIMER.......................................[LGDS]|
| 
CREDITS................................................[CRDT]|
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 Welcome! My name is wasabininja, and this is my second 
FAQ/Walkthrough, this time for Minecraft: Pocket Edition, 
available on iOS and Android devices for $6.99 USD. The game, 
which is (almost...) a handheld port of the popular PC version 
(Minecraft), has been getting attention recently due to its PC 
counterpart. Anyway, enough chit-chat, let’s get on with the 
guide.

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Q: What is Minecraft: PE?
A: As stated above, MCPE is a handheld sandbox game ported 
from the PC version, both of which are receiving updates 
frequently, developed by Mojang AB.
Q: What made you write this guide?
A: Well, there’s no other FAQs or walkthroughs for MCPE, so I 
thought I’d make one!
Q: Can I ask any more questions?
A: HELL NAW.

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 Minecraft: PE is the handheld port of the PC game Minecraft. 
It currently costs $6.99 USD in the iOS AppStore and Android 
devices. iOS 4.3.3 or higher is required to play MCPE. One 
should also take care to plug their device in while playing as 
3D gaming sucks the life out of the device’s poor, innocent 
battery.

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 Firstly, before you do anything, go to the OPTIONS menu and 
look at the different options. Scroll all the way down to find 
“Peaceful Mode”. Peaceful Mode allows Survival play without 
hostile mobs, and health automatically regenerates, good for 
large survival mode projects. However, leave it off as you 
won’t get the full experience with it on. 
 Anyway, exit out of OPTIONS and go to START GAME. You should 
see “Create New”. Touch and you’ll see world options. You 
should see a button labelled “Creative”. Tap it to change to 
Survival, and vice-versa. At the bottom you should see a text 
space with the word “Seed” above. Ignore this, we’ll discuss 
seeds later. Anyways, tap the top text box to name your world, 
making sure it is in Survival mode. Tap “Create World” in the 
top right corner to generate your world. If you are new to 
Minecraft entirely, or just want to do some reading, read the 
next two sections, otherwise skip the next two sections.

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 In MCPE, Minecraft (PC), and Minecraft X360, the world 
consists of blocks, obtainable in different ways. The list 
below lists and describes the different blocks in Minecraft: 
Pocket Edition.
Wood: Found as tree trunks, these are the sole source of 
wooden planks in MCPE. Wood comes in the form of oak, birch, 
and spruce. Oak has a light brown color, birch is white with 
black, and spruce has a dark brown. Can be mined with 
anything, but an axe is fastest. Can be crafted into 4 wooden 
planks per wood block, and can be smelted into 1 charcoal per 
wood block. Wood blocks can also be fuel for furnaces.
Wooden Planks: Crafted from wood blocks, these create many 
tools in Minecraft. Can be crafted into sticks, wooden doors, 
trapdoors, crafting tables, and chests. When crafted into 
sticks, these can make wooden, iron, stone, gold, and diamond 
tools, as well as torches and paintings when combined with 
wool. Wooden planks and wool also makes beds, essential in 
survival. Wooden planks can be crafted into wooden stairs at 6 
for 4 stairs, and can be crafted into slabs at 3 for 3 slabs. 
With 3 planks, 4 bowls can be made, used for mushroom stew. 
Wooden planks can also be used as fuel for furnaces.
Dirt & Grass: These blocks make up the walk able surface of 
the Minecraft world. Can be mined with any tool but shovels 
are best. Snow can sometimes be found on them. When tilled 
with a how, it becomes farmland, which is hydrated with water 
and used to plant melon and wheat seeds. When a grass block is 
tilles, it may drop wheat seeds. Dirt has no fuel or crafting 
purposes.
Snow: Found in thin layers over dirt blocks, these drop 
snowballs if mined with a shovel. The snowballs can be thrown 
or crafted into snow blocks, requiring 4 snowballs for 1 snow 
block. Otherwise, snow has no crafting or fuel purposes.
Leaves: Found on trees, these can be collected in block form 
with shears, and if no wood block is nearby, they decay. 
Leaves come in oak, birch, and spruce, and often drop saplings 
when decayed or harvested without shears. Oak leaves may drop 
apples when decayed or harvested. They have no fuel or 
crafting purpose.
Saplings: These plants drop from leaves when decayed or 
harvested. They come in the form of spruce, oak, and birch. 
Saplings can be placed on dirt or grass and if there is enough 
space and light, will grow on their own or force-grown with 
bone meal. Saplings can be used as fuel in furnaces but have 
no crafting use.
Smooth stone: This is found under dirt and has a flat grey 
color. When mined with a pickaxe, smooth stone drops 
cobblestone, which can be smelted back into smooth stone. 
Stone can be crafted into stone bricks at 4 stone for 4 stone 
bricks. Stone can also be crafted into stone slabs at 3 stone 
for 3 slabs. Otherwise, stone by itself serves no purpose.
Cobblestone: This can only be obtained by mining stone with a 
pickaxe of any kind. Cobblestone (cobble for short) can be 
crafted with sticks to make stone tools. Cobble also makes 
cobblestone stairs and slabs, 3 for 3 slabs, 6 for 4 stairs. 
Cobble can be smelted to return to smooth stone. Cobble also 
makes furnaces, at 8 cobble for 1 furnace.
Coal Ore: This block is stone with black markings, and can be 
mined with any pickaxe to obtain coal, which is used to craft 
torches, and is the primary source of fuel for furnaces. Coal 
ore is found underground in medium-large veins.
Iron Ore: Iron ore is found underground in small to medium 
sized veins. Iron ore is stone with tan markings. A stone, 
iron, or diamond pickaxe can be used to collect the ore, which 
is then smelted into iron ingots. Iron ingots are used to 
craft the Nether Reactor Core, iron blocks, iron tools, flint 
and steel, and shears. Iron ore itself has no other use.
Gold Ore: Popularly dubbed “Butter” or “Budder” by YouTuber 
SkyDoesMinecraft, this ore block is found uncommonly 
underground, and can be mined with an iron or diamond pickaxe 
to collect the ore. Gold ore occurs in small-medium sized 
veins, and is a stone block with yellow markings. The ore can 
be smelted into gold ingots, used to craft gold blocks and 
gold tools, but gold tools have the lowest durability and are 
somewhat limited. 4 gold blocks are used to create the Nether 
Reactor mechanism.
Diamond Ore: This rare ore is highly valuable, and when mined 
with an iron or diamond pickaxe, drops 1 diamond gem for 1 
diamond ore. Diamond ore occurs in small-medium sized veins, 
and appears as stone with light blue markings. Diamond gems 
are used to craft the Nether Reactor Core, diamond blocks, and 
diamond tools, which are the strongest tools available.
Redstone Ore: This block is useless in MCPE, but when tapped 
enough to start mining, emits soft light and redstone 
particles. In MCPE this block can be mined with an iron or 
diamond pickaxe but does not drop anything, making it useless 
in MCPE.
Lapis Lazuli Ore: This very rare but rather worthless block, 
it occurs underground very rarely in small veins, and drops 
multiple Lapis Lazuli shards when mined with a stone, iron, or 
diamond pickaxe. Lapis shards can be used to make blue wool, 
or combined with other dyes to make cyan, magenta, and purple 
wool dye, which can be made into colored wool, respectively. 
Lapis shards can also be crafted into Lapis blocks, at 9 per 
block. Otherwise, Lapis Lazuli is worthless, spoiling its 
rarity, but the wool can be very attractive.
Bedrock: This is found at the bottom 5 layers of the map, and 
is not able to be mined, ever. Bedrock prevents falling into 
the Void in survival. In creative, it is breakable, allowing 
access to the Void, but you will die in the Void. Bedrock is 
unobtainable outside of Creative mode.
Yellow and Cyan Flowers: Yellow dandelions can be broken to 
collect the flower, which can be crafted into yellow dye. Cyan 
flowers are exclusive to MCPE and replace roses, but have no 
crafting use. These blocks are decorative.
Brown and Red Mushrooms: These can be found either above 
ground or spawned from the Nether Reactor. Red shrooms can be 
smelted into red dye. Red and brown shrooms can be crafted 
into mushroom soup, requiring 1 bowl, 1 brown shroom, and 1 
red shroom. With enough space and low light, mushrooms can 
slowly spread, making them farmable. Otherwise, they have 
little use.
Wool: Obtainable from killed or sheared sheep, wool can be 
sheared or obtained from killed sheep in white, grey, black, 
brown, and dark grey. When combined with dyes, wool can be 
colored cyan, white, pink, red, lime, green, blue, light blue, 
magenta, purple, orange, and yellow. Wool can be crafted into 
beds with wooden planks, and paintings with sticks. Wool, when 
dyed, can be attractive for carpets and flooring. Wool serves 
no other use.
Sand: This block is found in deserts and beaches, and can be 
mined to collect raw sand. Sand can be smelted into glass, and 
crafted into sandstone, at 4 sand for 1 sandstone block. Sand, 
when combined with 5 gunpowder, can be crafted into TNT. Sand 
is mined fastest with a shovel. Otherwise, it serves little 
use.
Sandstone: Found underneath sand, this block is obtainable 
with any pickaxe, but has no crafting or smelting use. 
Sandstone is crafted from 4 sand. Sandstone makes attractive 
flooring for a house.
Glass: This block is only obtainable through smelting sand, 
and is transparent for thick windows or walls, or even 
sunroofs. 6 glass blocks can be crafted into 16 glass panes, 
but has no other use. Glass panes are thin glass, used for 
thin windows, but have no other purpose.
Clay: This semi-rare block is found near water and sand. When 
mined, it drops 4 clay balls. Clay can be mined fastest with a 
shovel. The clay balls can be smelted into bricks, which can 
be crafted into brick blocks at 4 bricks per brick block. 
Brick blocks can be used as decorative material or crafted 
into stairs or slabs, 6 for 4 stairs, and 3 for 3 slabs. The 
clay balls can be crafted back into clay blocks at 4 balls for 
1 block. Clay has no other purpose.
Water: This unobtainable block is used to hydrate farmland. 
Water is found making up lakes, oceans, and rivers, and 
sometimes waterfalls. Water can have a current, visible by the 
slant; the steeper the slant, the faster the current. 
Dehydrated farmland will eventually revert back to dirt, and 
can revert back to dirt if jumped on. Water can drown the 
player if under for too long. Water also slows down mobs and 
prevent a certain two from burning.
Melon: Melon blocks appear from mature melon stems, grown from 
melon seeds. A stem can generate an infinite amount of melon 
blocks provided it is not already attached to a melon block. 
When mined, melons drop 3-7 melon slices, which can be eaten 
to restore health. Because stems produce an infinite supply of 
melon blocks, slices are a reliable food source. However, the 
seeds can only be obtained from the Nether Reactor.
Gravel: This block is found near water and underground in 
large patches. When mined, it will drop a gravel block or it 
may drop flint. Gravel is mined fastest with a shovel but has 
no smelting or crafting purpose, but can be placed and re-
mined to obtain flint.
TNT: This block is crafted from 4 sand blocks and 5 gunpowder. 
TNT is lit with flint and steel, and explodes after a few 
seconds. The explosion can hurt and kill players and mobs, so 
one should take caution. TNT can also destroy some blocks, so 
detonate it with caution.
Obsidian: This block forms in bulk when the Nether Reactor is 
activated. Explosion-proof, this block can only be obtained 
with a diamond pickaxe.
 Items are crafted from blocks or dropped by mobs. They have a 
wide range of uses.
Tools: Can be crafted in wood, stone, iron, gold, and diamond 
variants, tools consist of pickaxes, shovels, hoes, axes, and 
swords. Pickaxes are used to mine stone and ore. Axes are used 
to quickly chop wood; shovels can quickly dig dirt, gravel, 
sand, snow, and clay; hoes till dirt into farmland; and swords 
are used to fight and kill mobs. Gold tools have the weakest 
durability; wooden tools have slightly higher durability; 
stone has a medium durability; iron as a high durability; and 
diamond has the highest durability. Tools are essential for 
survival mode, especially pickaxes, swords and to a lesser 
extent, hoes.
Shears: Crafted from 2 iron ingots, shears are used to mine 
wool quickly, obtain wool from sheep, and allow leaves to be 
harvested and obtain the block. Otherwise they serve no use.
Flint and Steel: Crafted from 1 flint and 1 iron ingot, this 
is used to ignite TNT. It has no other use (in the X360 and PC 
versions, Flint and Steel can ignite TNT and place fire, but 
in MCPE, fire is currently removed due to a major bug).
Weapons: These are swords, bows, and arrows. Swords are 
crafted with 1 stick and either 2 wooden planks, 2 cobble, 2 
iron ingots, 2 gold ingots, or 2 diamonds. Arrows are crafted 
from 1 flint, 1 stick, and 1 feather for 4 arrows, and fired 
with a bow. Arrows are also dropped by dead skeletons. Bows 
are crafted from 3 string and 3 sticks, and fire arrows when 
the screen is touched and held down. Release to fire the 
arrow. Bows are effective for long range fighting.
Mob Drops: These items are dropped from killed mobs, and 
consist of feathers, raw pork, raw beef, raw chicken, bones, 
arrows, gold ingots, string, and wool. More on mob drops can 
be found in the MOBS section.
Foodstuffs: Consisting of apples, mushroom stew, bread, cooked 
pork, cooked chicken, steaks, and melons, food restores health 
when eaten. Touch and hold the screen to eat until health is 
restored.
Other: These are miscellaneous items, such as sticks. 
Miscellaneous items are sticks, wool dye, bone meal, bowls, 
sugar, paper, books, sugar cane, coal, iron ingots, gold 
ingots, Lapis shards, diamond gems, charcoal, wheat, clay, and 
bricks.

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 Lighting in the Minecraft universe is extremely important to 
pay attention to. MCPE features “Simple Lighting”, which is 
lighting that takes up a whole block. The X360 and PC versions 
use what is called “Smooth Lighting”, which darkens the area 
where corners touch to create more realistic light. However, 
smooth lighting is tougher to decipher the exact level of 
light on a block. Simple lighting is easier for efficiently 
placing torches in your shelter to use the least amount 
possible.
 Light is measured in varying levels, the strongest being 15 
and the weakest being 1. However, if you glitch inside a block 
it is pitch-black, meaning that the inside of solid blocks are 
the only areas where light is at level 0. Here is a quick 
scale to show light level.
0: Inside of solid blocks. 
1: Area where the block’s surface has no light. If you play in 
a dark room you can see the faces of the blocks at light 1.
2: Brown mushrooms may emit light at this level.
3
4: Light provided at night by the moon. The moon is not 
visible in MCPE.
5
6
7: Hostile mobs spawn. No walkable block in you shelter should 
be at this light level or lower except half-slabs and stairs, 
as well as farmland.
8
9
10
11
12: Brown and red mushrooms can spread to other blocks 
gradually if there is space. Shrooms cannot spread if the 
light is stronger than 12.
13
14: Light level of the face that a torch is attached to. This 
means the 4 cardinal blocks touching the torch’s host block 
are at light level 13.
15: Glowstone block and lava. The connecting blocks have a 
brightness of 14.
 Now that you are in the know about the important mechanic 
that is light, and you have background on blocks, it’s time to 
start your first day in Minecraft: Pocket Edition. 

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 After the loading screen, you’ll be spawned in your world. 
Look around – Depending on the seed you chose or that the 
system randomly chose, you can be anywhere from a forest to a 
desolate tundra. You may notice snow and sand and grass, as 
well as open fields, forests, deserts, mountains, and taigas. 
These environments are called Biomes. Unlike the PC version, 
the PE world is limited to 256 x 256 blocks, with invisible 
bedrock surrounding the outside of the map. Digressing from 
that, locate a tree. Now, in the options screen at the main 
menu, you should have seen “Split Touch Controls”. Split Touch 
places the center cursor for more accurate mining, while 
regular has it off. In Split Touch, the cursor is where 
actions take place, from hitting to using to mining to 
placing. Without Split Touch, it is anywhere in the field of 
view. 
 Enough nonsensical madness about split touching and whatnot. 
That tree I told you to found, hold the screen down to punch 
the wood. After a few seconds, it will break and drop as a 
wood resource block. Continue to get all the wood from the 
tree and afterward, you’ll notice the leaves decay. The leaves 
can drop saplings, which are planted to grow more trees. In 
oak trees, which have a light brown color, the leaves may drop 
apples, which can be consumed for health. After getting all 
the wood, tap on the triple-dot icon in the hotbar to bring up 
the Inventory. In the top left corner, there is the CRAFT 
button. Tap it and you’ll see all the things you can make, 
actually, only about half of them. To the left are 4 buttons, 
which have images of a wooden plank block, a pickaxe and 
sword, armour and food, and a painting. The wooden plank is 
for blocks and mechanisms like doors. The pickaxe and sword 
represent tools, like pickaxes, swords and torches. The armour 
and food represents foodstuffs, as armour is not yet 
implemented. The painting icon represents decorative blocks 
like Lapis Lazuli, paintings, and wool dyes. In the Blocks 
section, scroll down to find Wooden Planks, and you will see 
it highlighted, meaning it can be crafted. Select it and to 
the right you’ll see what is needed and the amount. Tap the 
right section to craft wooden planks, until you run out of raw 
wood. Then scroll and craft sticks and a crafting bench. Exit 
the Crafting and place the crafting bench. Tap it to bring up 
the Crafting interface again, but with more items. Tap the 
Tools icon and scroll all the way down to find wooden tools. 
Craft a Wooden pickaxe and exit the interface. Now, we build a 
shelter.
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 There are different types of shelters, from Nomadic, Easy, 
Medium, Hard, and Insane. Each type has different shelter 
variants.
 Nomadic: These shelters are for the travelling Minecraft 
player. They can be built quickly and removed quickly, and 
require little space.
A.	Dirty Hole: This is just digging three blocks down and 
placing a cover. Fast and easy, but you can’t tell when it 
is daytime until you hear zombies burning and skeletons 
dying. You also may end up surfacing to a nasty surprise...
B.	Pitched Tent: This requires 20 dirt or other easily minable 
material. Place 8 dirt in a square with no corners, and 8 
more on top. Then place the roof with 4 more dirt, and make 
a 1 block hole to see daytime. This shelter is fast and 
portable, and has space for a crafting bench, furnace, and 
a chest, and maybe even a bed. However, it is tough to see 
outside.
 Easy: These shelters are easy to build on the first day and 
have ample space for a bed, crafting bench, furnace, and 
chest.
A.	Cliff Cave: Dig out a space in a cliff, cover up the hole 
except for 2 blocks, and place a door. Simple as that.
B.	Small house: Self explanatory, but uses up wood if you have 
only a small amount.
C.	Shed: Like the small house, but is smaller.
 Medium: These shelters should be built as an expansion to 
your small shelter or in Peaceful, and use up some resources.
A.	Medium House: Like the small house but bigger, this has 2 
or more floors, decent space, windows, and uses up quite a 
bit of wood.
B.	Cliffside Cave Redux: The Cliffside Cave but expanded to 
larger size. Mass amounts of cobble are obtained through 
this method.
C.	Treehouse: Bonemeal a bunch of saplings or a bunch of 
spruce saplings, make an entrance, and build a house on or 
in the trees. This takes a while to make into a large fort, 
but has a natural feel.
D.	Small overhang: Find a low, small overhang, and fill in 
space with wood and then make a doorway, then place a door. 
Simple but may be time consuming.
 Hard: These shelters take time and many resources to build, 
best on Peaceful. However, they are big and roomy.
A.	Large House: This again, but with 3 or more floors, and 
indoor mine shaft, a storage room, a bedroom, and a storage 
room. This may require stacks of wood to make but can be 
attractive if done right.
B.	Cliffside Cave V3: Yet again but even bigger, this may even 
protrude out of the mountain you reside it. Multiple 
floors, storage rooms, bedroom, mineshaft, furnace room, 
crafting room, and skylights, these generate CHESTS of 
cobble, dirt, and gravel. Can be made attractive if 
desired.
C.	Tree Fort: Treehouse but much bigger. Multiple floors, 
protruding trees, and other features. Safe from skeletons 
and zombies. Natural and can be beautiful if desired.
D.	Large Overhang: Small overhang, but larger and expanded. 
Pretty self explanatory, this can easily have multiple 
floors and can consume large amounts of wood.
E.	Nether Spire: After activating the Nether Reactor, a large 
structure called the Nether Spire is left over. This can be 
fortified into a huge, blast-proof base.
 Insane: Lots of time, lots of Peaceful, and a buttload of 
resources to build, these can be amazing, imaginative 
structures.
A.	Mansion: Do I even have to say it... make it beautiful, 
roomy, luxurious, and big.
B.	Cliffside Chasm: You know the deal, big and beautiful.
C.	Tree Castle: Yet again, big and beautiful.
D.	Huge Overhang: Mountain-sized home built from lots of time 
and resources, these have many floors.
E.	Nether Spire Expanded: Expand the Nether Spire and that’s 
all you have to do.
F.	Underwater Base: Self explanatory, but dealing with the 
water is frustrating.

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 Now that you’ve built your shelter, craft a chest by tapping 
the crafting table to bring up the Crafting interface. Scroll 
a little to see “Chest”. Chests are most likely THE MOST 
IMPORTANT ITEM IN ALL OF MINECRAFT! *ahem* Anyway, chests 
require 8 wooden planks to make. If you have the 8, then make 
one; if not, then... don’t? After crafting the chest, place it 
where you want. Tap the chest and you’ll see two interfaces: 
To the left, your inventory; to the right, the chest 
inventory. Chests store excess items and important things in 
the instance that you die. Tap an item in the inventory and it 
will move to the chest. If there are multiple items, hold it 
and a green bar will fill. If you hold until it stops, all the 
items will transfer; if you let go halfway, half the items 
will transfer. Anyways, if you have extra wood, craft a sword 
in the Tools menu. Swords require 1 stick and 2 wooden planks, 
cobblestone, iron ingots, gold ingots, or diamonds to craft, 
and are used to fight mobs. They’re pretty essential weapons 
for when something is trying to touch you in your happy place 
while you are digging for diamonds.
 You can choose to stay in your shelter and wait for the 
safety of daylight, or be bold and aggressively kill hostile 
mobs for a chance at rare items obtained only through them. 
These items are bones and gunpowder. Bones are crafted into 
bone meal, which instantly grows a plant. A lesson about bone 
meal:
 -1 bone makes 3 bone meal.
 -Bone meal, when used on grass, makes flowers.
 -When used on wheat seeds, an adult wheat plant grows.
 -When used on melon seeds, the adult stem sprouts.
 -When used on a sapling, it turns into a tree of its type.
 -And lastly, it can be combined with other dyes to make new 
dye colors.
 And now, we learn about all the mobs in MCPE.

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 There are two types of mobs in MCPE: Hostile and Passive. 
Hostile mobs attack you, even when you haven’t done anything 
to them. Passive mobs run away when you hit them, but don’t 
attack back. Here are the mobs in MCPE:
HOSTILE
Zombie: This slow mob looks like you but green and... dead. It 
slowly walks straight towards you while growling and gurgling. 
When it hits you, a zombie deals 2 hearts of damage, making 
them dangerous in groups. Zombies burn in daylight and spawn 
at night or in poorly lit areas. When a zombie hits you, its 
arms move up slightly as if swiping at you. Zombies may drop 
feathers when killed.
Skeleton: This mob is rather annoying when further away. It 
moves toward you and strafes while firing its ranged bow, 
which knocks you back and deals 1-3 hearts of damage. Skeleton 
arrows can kill other mobs, so a zombie shield can somewhat 
help. Skeletons spawn at night or in low lit areas and burn in 
daylight. Skeletons drop arrows and bones when killed.
Spider: This mob is 1 block tall and 2 wide, occupying 4 
blocks total. Spiders are hard to see at night due to their 
black texture and jump when attacking, making them difficult 
to strike. Spiders do roughly 2 hearts of damage and are 
faster than zombies and skeletons. Spiders can also climb up 
walls, so be careful when venturing out in the morning as one 
may have crawled on top of your roof. Spiders do not burn in 
daylight, but when they enter a brightly lit area or daylight, 
they become neutral; they will not attack you unless you 
attack them, or if one was already chasing you. When killed, 
spiders drop string, which can be crafted into white wool at 4 
string for 1 block of wool, and with 3 sticks, make a bow at 3 
string and 3 sticks.
Creeper: The infamous terror in Minecraft, this mob came into 
existance from a failed pig model. Creepers are notorious for 
being able to tear down walls by – get this – EXPLODING when 
they get too close. Yep, you read correctly, they have TNT 
stuffed up their bums. When a creeper gets close, it strafes 
to the right (Your left) and explodes after 1.5 seconds unless 
you get 4 blocks away. Creepers make no sound except 
footsteps, but when you hit one, it hisses. They also hiss 
when they are close enough to explode. Creepers are green, 
armless creatures with a twisted frown in their faces. 
Creepers do not burn in daylight, so be cautious when 
venturing out in the morning. Creepers, when you kill one, 
drop gunpowder, used to make TNT. But if they explode, they 
drop nothing.
Zombie Pigman: These spawn when the Nether Reactor is active. 
In other versions of Minecraft they are neutral like spiders, 
but when provoked, the whole herd runs at you with their 
golden swords. In MCPE, they are born hostile, and are quite 
fast. When killed, Zombie Pigmen drop golden ingots.
 That covers the current hostile mobs of MCPE. Now for passive 
mobs.
PASSIVE
Sheep: White and derp faced, sheep are found above ground and 
spawn in daylight. Sheep can be sheared for 1-3 wool or killed 
for 1 wool. Sheep are a reliable source of wool for beds.
Pig: PPIIIGGGGYYYYY!!!!!! Pigs are pink and spawn in daylight 
above ground. When killed, they drop 1-3 raw pork. Raw pork 
can be cooked into cooked pork to restore more health than raw 
pork.
Chicken: Chickens are small, white birds that spawn in 
daylight above ground. Chickens are a little quick but have 
low health. When killed, they drop feathers and 1-2 raw 
chicken, which can be cooked.
Cow: For a while they had udders on their backs due to a 
texture bug. Cows spawn above ground in daylight and when 
killed, drop 1-4 raw beef, which can be cooked.
 That’s all on mobs, as there are no others in MCPE. Now for 
the second day.

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 Now that the safety of daylight has returned, it’s time to 
begin mining. Dig a stairway down through dirt and obtain 
about 40 cobblestone with your wooden pickaxe. By now it 
should either be broken or close to it. Craft 4 sticks or 8 if 
you wish. Return to your crafting table and craft a stone 
pickaxe, a stone axe, a stone shovel, and a stone sword. Stone 
pickaxes last longer than wood and can mine iron ore and lapis 
lazuli ores. Also craft a furnace, and place it. Furnaces 
smelt iron and gold ores, red shrooms, cacti, raw wood, sand, 
and cook meat into cooked meats. Now continue mining, you’ll 
notice a stone pick is faster than wood. Eventually you’ll 
find coal, essential for survival. Take your sword and 
resurface. Open up crafting and craft 8 sticks. Now go to the 
Tools section and scroll down to see “Torch”. Craft them. 1 
coal and 1 stick makes 4 torches, so 8 coal and 8 sticks makes 
32 torches, enough for right now. Use your torches and place 
them in your shelter to light it up, preventing hostiles from 
spawning. Nothing is worse than returning home from chopping 
pigs only to find creepers having a rave party in your house. 
The next section details finding coal.

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 Coal is found in medium to large veins in cliff sides and 
underground. Coal can be found above ground in cliff faces or 
in overhangs. If you are having trouble finding coal, you can 
always smelt raw wood into charcoal, which is exactly the 
same. A little hint on smelting raw wood: 7 raw wood = 6 
charcoal. Just craft one of the 7 into 4 planks, and use the 4 
as fuel. Coal/charcoal can also be used as furnace fuel. 
Coal/Charcoal is efficient as fuel, as 8 coal can smelt 64 (or 
1 full stack) items cleanly. Coal can be mined with any 
pickaxe to obtain a lump of coal. Now, about those stone tools 
you made earlier.

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 The transition from wood tools to stone is important. You 
will likely rely on stone for a long time until plentiful 
amounts of iron has been found. Stone tools last longer and 
can do more than wood. Stone pickaxes mine faster and can mine 
lapis and iron ores. Stone swords do more damage than wood. 
Stone axes are useful – they chop raw wood in just a couple 
seconds, so they are reliable for getting wood quickly. Stone 
shovels dig faster than wood. Stone hoes just last longer than 
wood. Also, stone is easily obtainable in bulk due to it being 
below dirt. Cobblestone can also be smelted into smooth stone, 
which can be crafted into stone bricks at 4 stone for 4 stone 
bricks.

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 When mining for ores, mine down to bedrock, and then mine 
straight in tunnels, as this is easily remembered and habit-
forming. However, keep in mind to place torches so you can see 
and prevent hostiles from spawning in your mine. Use torches 
as trail markers – I place them to my right when going deeper 
in, so that when I’m trying to resurface, they’re to my left. 
You don’t have to do this, but if you want to, go ahead. Just 
be sure they are placed in a way that you can easily find your 
way back. Anyways, when you go mining, take some pickaxes and 
a shovel or two. Also, take a stack of torches (64) with you. 
Remember: Wood and gold can mine coal, stone can mine coal, 
iron and lapis, and iron diamond can mine coal, iron, gold, 
diamond, lapis, and redstone (even though you get nothing from 
redstone). You should also make stations – rest areas placed 
periodically throughout, with a chest, furnace, and crafting 
table. You can then store away extra cobble, dirt and gravel 
so that you don’t have to fill your shelter with chests of 
dirt and stone. Now, finding iron.

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 When you find iron, hope to obtain at least 3 ore. You can 
then smelt them to get 3 ingots, enough for a pickaxe. Iron 
pickaxes mine faster and last much longer than stone pickaxes. 
Iron picks can also mine diamond ore, gold ore, and redstone 
ore, which stone cannot. When you only have enough iron for 1 
pickaxe, put it in a chest and save it for when you find gold 
or diamond. Iron ore is found at sea level and lower in medium 
or small veins. Iron ore has to be smelted to get ingots. Iron 
ingots can be used to craft shears, flint and steel, iron 
tools, iron blocks, and the Nether Reactor Core. Two ingots 
make shears, one ingot and one flint make flint n’ steel, nine 
ingots make a block of iron, 3 ingots and 2 sticks make 
pickaxes and axes, 2 ingots and 2 sticks make a hoe, 1 ingot 
and 2 sticks make a shovel, 2 ingots and 1 stick make a sword, 
and 6 ingots and 3 diamonds make the Nether Reactor Core. As 
you can see, iron allows the creation of many items, and 
allows access to diamonds and gold. Iron swords can also 
quickly dispatch mobs, and axes can make short work of the 
wood in those tall spruce trees. Now on to cooking class.

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 Furnaces are an essential part of survival in MCPE. They 
allow you to make iron and gold tools through smelting iron 
and gold ore. When you tap the furnace, and interface will 
come up, displaying your inventory and the furnace interface. 
The bottom slot is fuel; the top is the item to be cooked. The 
inventory side shows only which items can be used in the 
furnace. When you select the Fuel slot, coal, wood, etc., will 
be highlighted, but not iron or gold ore. Likewise, when you 
select the Item slot, coal and wooden planks will not be 
highlighted, but iron and gold ore, raw meats, red mushrooms, 
cacti, and raw wood (among others) will be highlighted. 
Different fuels burn faster or slower than others, so be 
mindful about what you are using as fuel, because the item is 
obviously destroyed in the process. In MCPE, coal and charcoal 
burns the slowest, at 8 smelts per lump. Sticks burn 
incredibly fast, as 1 stick can’t even smelt, requiring 2. 
Saplings are slightly slower. Wood and wooden planks burn a 
little slower and crafting benches burn slightly slower than 
that. Smelt-able items include raw wood, raw pork, raw beef, 
raw chicken, red mushrooms, cacti (or cactus), iron ore, gold 
ore, sand, and cobblestone. Fuel items include coal, charcoal, 
wooden planks, raw wood, saplings, sticks, and crafting 
benches. With all this reading, the second night must be 
approaching, but you’re prepared now.

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 By now, you should have shears. Place it in the hotbar (which 
is the 5-slot bar one your screen, the 6th being the inventory 
button), and select it. Find a sheep and hold down while 
either the cursor is over it or your finger is until the sheep 
is sheared. It will become pink with white marks, and wool 
will drop off the sheep. You will get 1-3 wool for each shear. 
Sheep regrow their wool after they graze a grass block, 
visible by them bending their heads down and nomming on the 
grass. The grass will turn to dirt and the sheep will have its 
wool back for shearing. After obtaining 3 or more wool, have 
at least 3 wooden planks in your inventory and return to your 
shelter (Killing spiders is an alternative, but it takes 
longer and you can be killed). Go to your crafting bench and 
you’ll see when the interface pops up that the bed is first on 
the list. Craft it and place it in your shelter, but not near 
the door as you can teleport outside (If you like creepers 
this is perfect). Tap the bed at nighttime and you will be in 
the bed and the screen will fade to black with a “Leave Bed” 
button. When the screen goes completely black, you will wake 
up next to your bed and it will be daytime. Note that no time 
actually passes; it just sets to daytime, so furnaces will not 
insta-smelt, wheat will not insta-grow, and... you know. After 
you wake up, the bed will be your respawn point until it 
becomes inaccessible or destroyed. You also may get a message 
saying “You cannot rest now, there are monsters nearby”, 
meaning you cannot sleep because hostile mobs are too close, 
making you have to either wait it out or kill them. Either 
way, beds are decorative and useful. Beds also restore your 
health to full after successfully sleeping through the night 
(You may be awakened by a zombie wanting a kiss). This makes 
beds even more useful. Now, we return to the stinky, dirty 
mine shafts to locate diamonds and gold.

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 You have to be near bedrock to find the rarer ores like gold 
and diamonds. You need lots of gold to build the Nether 
Reactor, 36 ingots in fact, as you need 4 blocks of solid gold 
to correctly build the Reactor. You may have heard about the 
“diamond layer”, which is actually layer 12. The topmost 
bedrock layer is layer 5, so go 6 up to be at 11 and start 
branch mining at layer 12 and 11. The story behind the diamond 
layer is that according to (get ready for nerd talk) the 
terrain generation algorithm expressed through graphs of ores 
occurring in different layers in a chunk, and multiple chunk 
graphs examined, it has been observed that diamond ore occurs 
most frequently at layer 12. You need an iron pickaxe to 
obtain diamond from diamond ore. Speaking of diamonds, it’s 
time for a new section.

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 At long last, you’ve struck diamond. Hope for at least 6, as 
3 are needed for a pickaxe and 3 are needed for the Nether 
Reactor Core. Diamond pickaxes can mine the fastest, can mine 
any ore, and last an extremely long time. Diamond swords kill 
most mobs in 1-2 hits. Diamond axes cut through wood like 
butter. Diamond hoes last for the longest time. Diamond 
shovels dig dirt like portable excavators. Diamond is rare and 
useful. Now that you’ve obtained diamonds, use 3 diamonds and 
6 iron ingots to make the Nether Reactor Core. Put the Core 
away in a chest for now, as it is highly unlikely that you’ve 
collected the 36 gold required.

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 Diamond tools are the strongest of all tools in Minecraft. 
Each one has over 1000 uses. Diamond pickaxes smash through 
stone in about a second. Hoes can last you a million farms. 
Swords will slash any mob in one or two hits. Axes slice wood 
in less than a second. And lastly, shovels go through dirt, 
sand and gravel as if you were in creative mode. If you are 
low on diamonds and your tools are getting low, begin to rely 
on iron tools, as diamond pickaxes can harvest Obsidian. 
Speaking of Obsidian, it’s time to confront Zombie Pigmen in 
the Nether Reactor.

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 The Nether Reactor is sort of like an endgame for MCPE. 
Building the reactor itself will take a long time, as 36 gold 
ingots, 3 diamonds, 6 iron ingots, and 14 cobblestone blocks 
are required to build the reactor correctly. When you do 
acquire these resources and have crafted the 4 gold blocks and 
the Core, you’ll need to build the Reactor itself.
 First off, build this quite a distance away from your shelter 
(you’ll find out why). A good location is under an overhang or 
in an open field. Then, place as follows (The diagrams are a 
top-down view):
G = Gold
C = Cobblestone
N = Core
First layer: 4 gold blocks, 5 cobblestone blocks (No spacings)
G C G                                                              
C C C                                                                
G C G
Second layer: 1 core, 4 cobblestone blocks (these should form 
an X)
C  C
 N
C  C
Third layer: 5 cobblestone blocks (These should form a cross)
  C
C C C
  C
 Now that you’ve built the reactor, tap the core and you will 
suddenly be in an obsidian-encased room. If you have a diamond 
pickaxe, you can save the gold blocks if you’re fast enough, 
as the reactor will turn into glowing obsidian, which emits 
light. When mined, glowing obsidian drops obsidian. The core 
still remains the core, but with a color change. When dropped, 
it will be the same as if you had just crafted it. Anyways, 
you’ll soon see Pigmen spawn as well as random items like 
sugar cane, cacti, paintings, glowstone dust, brown and red 
mushrooms, bowls, books, paper, bread, melon seeds, and bows. 
The Reactor is the sole source of melon seeds and glowstone, 
and sugar cane, cacti and brown & red mushrooms if none 
spawned naturally. About 45 seconds after the Core is 
activated, the Reactor turns into obsidian, and the Spire 
implodes, creating escape holes. However, be sure to get you 
Core back before you leave, as it is reusable. (Hint: If you 
mine the core while it’s still red, the Spire will not 
implode, basically giving you a free, blast-proof tower to 
use, without the holes.) When you emerge from the room, you’ll 
notice that it is nighttime and the huge Nether Spire. Because 
of the size, hostile mobs will spawn like mad, so be careful 
if you make a return trip with more gold to obtain more stuff 
or fight some Pigmen. Now it’s time to learn about Glowstone.

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 From you ordeal with the Nether Reactor, you should have 
picked up some Glowstone Dust. Hopefully you have at least 4. 
Open up Crafting and you’ll see Glowstone, requiring 4 
glowstone dust. Craft it and you’ll have a block that emits 
stronger light than torches. Due to its difficulty to obtain 
in large amounts, use it wisely, as when you mine it, not all 
4 glowstone dust may be dropped. Due to glowstone being a 
solid block, you can make a ceiling or floor light. If you 
have a lot of glowstone blocks, you can even replace all the 
torches in a room or even your entire shelter. You can also 
use it to light up the Nether Spire, which is what’s next.

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 If you mine the Nether Reactor Core while it’s red, the 
Nether Spire will not implode, allowing you to use it as a 
spare shelter (or an extension), or possibly as your shelter 
if you decide to take down your old one. Due to it being 
completely dark, be sure to check all floors for hostile mobs. 
Also, the Spire is pure obsidian, so it’s blast resistant. 
You’ll be tempted to make a door, but you should make ladders 
and place them on the outside, and make the entrance higher 
up. To make ladders, have 7 sticks. Ladders are in the Blocks 
section, and 7 sticks make 2 ladders. Be aware that mobs can 
climb ladders. If you decide to use the Spire as your new 
shelter, your bed should be at the topmost floor, so that mobs 
can’t prevent sleep easily. Now that you’ve learned a little 
about these towering structures, I’ll tell you some activities 
you can do to have fun in MCPE.

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 If you’re ever bored, here are some activities to make things 
interesting. Skip this section (and the next) if you want to 
learn ways to defend your mother base from mobs or start a 
farm. Otherwise, here are some fun activities:
1.	Mob Hunting: Leave your home with nothing but a bow and 8 
arrows and hunt mobs until you die. Kill skeletons to 
replenish arrows. You can even make small caves or 
grottos for mobs to spawn in. If you run out of arrows 
and it’s daytime, return home.
2.	Bear Grylls, Minecraft Style: Leave your home with 
nothing but a torch. Wait outside for nighttime and begin 
an adventure of raw survival, sort of like starting over. 
However, don’t go mining for ores; instead stay above 
ground with small shelters to limit your resources. Fun 
for players who have maps that vary greatly in terrain.
3.	ZAMBIE KILLAN’: Kill zombies, all day every day. If you 
have a friend who plays MCPE, have them join in for a co-
op zombie-slaying adventure. Keep it competitive by 
having a score: Most feathers from dropped zombies wins.
4.	Target Practice: Get some colored wool and make multiple 
targets at varying distances, and hone your sniping 
skills.
5.	Creeper Trolling: If you have friends who live nearby, 
invite them over to play MCPE on local Wi-Fi and lure 
creepers to your friend’s houses. Once the creeper is 
inside, leave and shut the creeper in with your friend. 
This is hilarious when your buddy returns home from a 
mining trip only to see a creeper waiting for him.
6.	Chest Trolling: Play with friends and occasionally raid 
their chests, replacing their items with dirt, cyan 
flowers, sand, and other items of low value.
7.	TNT Prank: Stuff your friend’s home with TNT and 
detonate. Makes laughs if their home is made of wood or 
wool, or some other weak material. Don’t do this if their 
home is cobblestone, stone brick, bricks, smooth stone, 
or obsidian.
 You can also think of other things to make the game 
interesting. The next section gives you hints and secrets in 
the game.

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 This section details some secrets and easter eggs in MCPE.
-If you try to place a door on a block that has snow on it, it 
won’t place and the door will be destroyed without dropping 
the door.
-You can duplicate just about any block in the game. Simply 
place the desired block, then press the home button (for iOS). 
Then, double-tap the home button to bring up the multi-tasking 
bar. You should see MCPE in the multi-tasking bar. Now, touch 
and hold down until MCPE shakes and has a red button on it. 
Touch the button to close MCPE completely. Now exit the multi-
tasking bar by pressing the home button, and open MCPE. Start 
up your world and the desired block will be in your inventory 
and placed on the ground, effectively duplicating the block.
-Creepers and TNT have a bug in MCPE 0.5.0 Alpha where they 
can’t blow up dirt and grass.
-Melon slices have the red box in MCPE 0.5.0 Alpha as if they 
were hex edited in.
-Paintings will refract arrows back.
-Paintings can noclip torches.
-Paintings can be used as hidden doors. Place a door, open it, 
and then place a painting so that it covers the door. You can 
then enter through the painting.
-Two chests cannot be placed side-by-side. This is because 
double chests are not in the game yet as of MCPE 0.5.0.
-Lava is present on certain seeds, but will burn dropped items 
and sets you on fire, as well as killing you.
-Lava used to be able to burn flammable blocks like wool and 
wood, but fire has been removed because of a dangerous bug 
that made some seeds unusable.
-Jumping on farmland will revert it back to dirt, as well as 
falling on it.
-Cows used to have their back textures flipped, making them 
have udders on their backs.
-As of MCPE 0.5.0, sugar cane can grow on sand and dirt/grass, 
instead of just dirt/grass.
-Mossy cobblestone is available in the creative inventory, but 
is not obtainable in survival. The same is with melon BLOCKS, 
as the melon block itself can’t be obtained in survival. Melon 
blocks drop slices when destroyed.
-Glass and glass panes won’t drop when mined, so be careful.
-In creative, bedrock is breakable, allowing you to be able to 
fall in the Void. Good for custom maps/parkour maps.
-Obsidian is almost blast-proof, but a huge amount of TNT can 
destroy one. However, this is obviously extremely difficult to 
replicate, making obsidian bale to be considered immune to 
explosions.

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 You’ll want to fortify your shelter to defend it from mobs. 
Firstly, if you don’t already have one, make a sniper tower so 
you can get a vantage point above the area, and be able to see 
if a creeper is outside your front door, as well as pick off 
mobs from a distance. Next, you should layer the main entrance 
walls with obsidian on the outside to protect from creeper 
explosions. You can also make the main entrance accessible 
only through ladders, to further reduce the risk of a mob 
entering your home. Then, make a lip on the roof to keep 
spiders from accessing the roof. This can be done by placing a 
1-block thick rim around the shelter near the roof. Finally, 
place torches or glowstone on the roof to keep mobs off your 
rooftops.
 Now, you’ll probably get tired of having to walk around 
killing animals for food. Instead, you can farm for some 
foods.

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 Wheat, mushrooms, wood, and melons can be farmed for food. 
Sugar cane and cactus can also be farmed for extra uses.
Wheat Farming: Have farmland near water so it’s hydrated. 
Next, plant wheat seeds. When the wheat is full grown, break 
it to get wheat and more seeds. 3 wheat can be crafted into 1 
loaf of bread, which can be eaten to restore health. Rinse & 
repeat.
Melon Farming: Same as wheat, but have a dirt or grass block 
touching the farmland so the melon can grow. Next, plant the 
melon seeds. After a while, the stem will grow fully, and then 
a melon block will be on the dirt block, attached to the stem. 
Unlike wheat, melon stems don’t need to be broken and regrown, 
but they can be broken for more melon seeds. Stems grow an 
unlimited amount of melons. Melon blocks can be broken for 3-7 
melon slices, which restore health. Slices are easy to obtain 
this way in large amounts.
Mushroom farming: Have a room of dirt or smooth stone that has 
low light (12 or less). Next, place 1 brown mushroom and 1 red 
mushroom. They will slowly spread. 1 brown mushroom and 1 red 
mushroom can be crafted with 1 bowl for mushroom soup, which 
restores a LOT of health.
Tree Farming: If you make a tree farm, make it an oak tree 
farm, as they drop a lot of saplings, grow easily, and drop 
apples, which restore health. You also can farm wood this way.
 Now that you know about farming, you no longer have to rely 
on killing cows and pigs and chickens for food. Keep in mind 
that sleeping in a bed also restores health. In the next 
section, mob farming is covered.

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 You can make a grinder that spawns hostile mobs and uses a 
chute to lead them to their deaths for drops. First, make a 
platform, preferably 10 x 10. Make a 2 x 2 hole in the center. 
Then, make the chute by extending the hole 25 blocks down. 
Then, make a tunnel connecting to your shelter from the bottom 
of the chute. Go back to the platform, but first make 4 fence 
gates, which require 4 sticks and 2 wooden planks. Then, 1 
block down from the hole, place 4 blocks and place the gates. 
Get rid of the 4 blocks under. Now, extend the outer walls of 
the grinder up 5 blocks, and filling the roof. Now, open the 
fence gates and fall in the hole, and when you respawn, 
collect your supplies. Make sure the bottom is lit. Now, the 
grinder will spawn hostile mobs. They will walk on the gates 
and fall in, dying when they hit the ground. You can then 
gather their dropped items. Be careful of falling mobs as they 
can hurt you on the way down. Now you can get gunpowder 
without dealing with creepers!
 The next section covers Creative Mode.

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 In creative, you get infinite resources, but it is locked on 
daytime and no mobs spawn. Also, chests can’t be opened, beds 
can’t be used, the Nether Reactor can’t be used, and furnaces 
and crafting tables can’t be used. In creative, you can only 
die by falling into the Void. Creative can allow you to make 
custom maps for your friends, layout a house design, or just 
build to your heart’s content. Using an external level editor 
such as MCPEdit, you can change the game mode to Survival, 
allowing you to make adventure maps or give your home a 
makeover. Blocks break instantly in Creative without the use 
of tools. 
 Use creative to make a fancy house or a spleef arena, or an 
adventure map if you have an external world editor. The next 
section covers objects exclusive to MCPE.

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 Below is a list of features that can only be found in MCPE. 
However, if you have the PC version, and download the “Not in 
Minecraft” mod, you can gain access to 3 items that are 
exclusive to MCPE.
POCKET EDITION EXCLUSIVE FEATURES
Glowing Obsidian: Gives off light, unobtainable without a hex 
editor and only spawns when the Nether Reactor is active.
Nether Reactor Core: When active, spawns the Nether Spire and 
Zombie Pigmen, as well as random items that may not be in your 
survival world. Can be crafted with 3 diamonds and 6 iron 
ingots.
Nether Spire: While this can be replicated in the X360 or PC 
versions of Minecraft, MCPE is the only version which 
naturally spawns them through the Nether Reactor. The Nether 
Spire is somewhat similar to Nether Fortresses in the PC and 
X360 versions.
Zombie Pigman Altered Skin: In MCPE, zombie pigmen have a 
full, dry skull for their heads, but in the PC and X360 
versions, they have half of a pig head along with the skull.
Camera: Not obtainable without a hex or inventory editor, this 
block originally took a photo when placed, but it was scrapped 
due to the smoke it created blocking the shot. The camera may 
be implemented in a future update.
Cyan Flower: These have no use for crafting or smelting 
purposes, but replace roses due to color compatibility issues.
Altered Lava Texture: Some seeds in MCPE feature lava. In 
MCPE, the lava has a static texture rather than the dynamic 
texture in the PC and X360 versions. It still roughly 
functions the same, but does not set blocks on fire due to 
fire being removed at the moment because of a large bug.
 That covers features exclusive to MCPE. The next section 
concludes the guide.

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 Now that you know just about everything about MCPE, the guide 
is over. The next three sections are just version history, 
legal disclaimer, and credits, read them if you want. Anyways, 
have fun playing Minecraft: Pocket Edition!

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V1.0.0: Started FAQ. Rough layout of the guide written and the 
guide was written in full.
V1.0.1: Minor change due to an autosave glitch in Microsoft 
Word. Some spelling corrections.
V1.2.0: Major changes to title art. Some visual changes to 
section headings.
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 This guide is not to be posted on any other site without 
permission except:
gamefaqs.com
neoseeker.com
supercheats.com
gamespot.com
 If you wish to reference this guide, you must provide credit, 
and e-mail me beforehand at ngiustiniano@gmail.com. E-mail me 
to chat, request permission to use this guide, or suggest 
additions or changes to this guide.

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Minecraft Wiki: For being the best resource on all things 
Minecraft.
Markus “Notch” Persson: For creating Minecraft!
Johan Bernhardsson, Aron Nieminen, and Daniel Kaplan: The 
development team for MCPE. Keep up the good work!
Mojang AB: Notch’s company for Minecraft!
You: For reading!

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