I am currently working on a minigame, and I am trying to remotely trigger command blocks. Is there any way to use a lever and a command block to activate another command block 4K blocks away? For example, pull the lever and the farther command block will summon an enderdragon?

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Summon a redstone block beside the command block:

setblock X Y Z redstone_block

I checked that it works even if the chunk is not loaded.

You can figure out the coordinates by standing right beside the command block, pressing F3 and looking at "Block:"

May want to remove the redstone block afterwards so it can activate again later:

setblock X Y Z air
  • That's assuming said redstone block will then connect an activated redstone path though.
    – Arperum
    Commented Nov 19, 2014 at 11:45
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    @Arperum why are you saying that ? The redstone block is self-sufficient to trigger it no?
    – Shunwoo
    Commented Nov 19, 2014 at 13:57
  • @Shunwoo Oh, didn't know that. Learned something new today.
    – Arperum
    Commented Nov 19, 2014 at 14:38
  • Could you also summon the ender dragon remotely or use an execute command? E.g. /summon ender_dragon ~1000 ~ ~ or /execute @p 1000 ~ ~ summon ender_dragon?
    – DM01131
    Commented Aug 5, 2020 at 11:15

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