I know the ID of monster spawners is 52, but how to make it show different mobs? It's either 52:0 or 52-0 or something like that.

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    May I ask what you intend to do with the ID once you have it? Minecraft PE does not yet have any commands implemented, making it a fairly useless bit of information afaik. – MrLemon Jun 25 '15 at 14:44
  • possible duplicate of How do I change a spawner's type in Minecraft? – Bob Jun 25 '15 at 14:48
  • I have a server and I want to fill in a big square with spawners. On my server there are commands. And when i use /fill area 52 It shows me a blank spawner. – Tikolu Jun 30 '15 at 8:54

This command will place a mob spawner that spawns an entity of your choice.

/setblock x y z mob_spawner replace {EntityId:id}
  • x, y, and z are the coordinates where you want to place the spawner.
  • id is an entity ID. You can find a list of them in the Minecraft Wiki article.


/setblock ~ ~ ~ mob_spawner replace {EntityId:58}      
     places an Enderman spawner at your location

/setblock 4 20 -289 mob_spawner replace {EntityId:Zombie}
     places a Zombie spawner at the coordinates (4, 20, -289)
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  • That's not what I'm looking for. For example wool in mcpe is 35. Orange wool is 35:1 So I thought with spawners it would be the same, 52, a colon and a number stating the type! But that didn't work! – Tikolu Jul 13 '15 at 10:47
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    @TikoluX Spawners don't use damage values like this to differentiate between types of spawner. You have to set the NBT. – grg Aug 26 '15 at 12:00

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