I'm making an adventure map, and at some points I need there to be items on the ground. But when I use the /summon command, it always ends up as a stone block.

Here's what I've used:

/summon Item ~ ~ ~ {Item:{id:276,Count:1,tag:{display:{Name:"Mirage"},Unbreakable:1},Damage:0}}

This did not work, so I tried a simpler command:

/summon Item ~ ~ ~ {Item:{id:276,Count:1,tag:{},Damage:0}}

Which also summoned a stone block. Please note that I am in the Minecraft 1.9 snapshot 16w05b


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Item number 276 does not exist in 1.9

Minecraft slowly moved away from numeric IDs for items for some time now, mostly because they are a hassle to remember. While previous versions such as 1.8 still allowed you to use numerical ids, you have to use the named ids starting with 1.9.

In your case, that is minecraft:diamond_sword, e.g.:

/summon Item ~ ~ ~ {Item:{id:minecraft:diamond_sword,Count:1}}
  • 1
    Oh, they finally got rid of them entirely? That's nice, but hurts character counts in huge commands (i.e. one command block creations). Feb 11, 2016 at 17:55
  • No, vestiges of numeric IDs still existed for two more years after this answer was posted, only to be finally removed in 1.13.
    – pppery
    Aug 20, 2018 at 22:25
  • "minecraft:diamond_sword" needs to be quoted.
    – pppery
    Jul 10, 2019 at 14:33

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