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I was playing Minecraft Pocket Edition (the paid version), and noticed that in my crafting table, I could craft something called a 'Nether Reactor'. I could not find anything about it online (or maybe I didn't look close enough). So, my question is, did MOJANG create a new block while I wasn't looking, or is this Pocket Edition specific.

There is this question about reusing one, but it doesn't tell what it does. What does it do and how can I use it?

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It's on the Minecraft wiki, accessible as one of the top results from a simple Google search. – Schism Dec 28 '12 at 19:19
@Yves I wonder how I managed to miss that. – Jeffrey Lin Dec 28 '12 at 19:29
Happens to the best of us. :P – Schism Dec 28 '12 at 21:03
The reactor itself? – danilka1 Jan 28 '13 at 23:15
@DanielPalamarchuk What do you mean? EDIT: Edited question for clarity. – Jeffrey Lin Jan 28 '13 at 23:16

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It's a single-use Nether Portal replacement. It takes you into the Nether as a replacement for Portals in the pocket edition, but since it can't be used it's much more costly and risky.

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It is NOT a portal. Using a pattern of gold and cobblestone blocks, the reactor builds a 17x17x17 nether cube in which you are trapped while the thing spews out all kinds of resources like ingots, beds, glow stones, and zombie pigmen. The cube then slightly deteriorates and the reaction is over. The core can be used as many times as desired.

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It is just a replacement for a nether portal, and in order to activate it, you need other blocks as well. It is a replacement for a nether portal.

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The pattern only work in the pocket edition 4 blocks of gold some cobblestone and 1 nether reactor core if you click on it this will trap/teleport you in a builded cube If you don't follow the pattern it won't take you where you get trapped in

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