I need help removing the gravity of a mob. I am creating a puzzle where you teleport a chicken 1 block left/right/forward/backwards and I need to find a way for the chicken to jump.

I used a command to change the direction of the chicken to up but it dies when it touches the block on top of it.


/entitydata @e[score_gravity_min=1] {Motion:[0.0,1.0,0.0]}

My chicken Henry

My commands (Purple=Allways active, Brown=Needs redstone)


  • could you try naming the chicken? This should send a death message, like Test123 suffocated to death, which would tell us what the chicken is dieing from.
    – Angelica
    Apr 5, 2016 at 14:22
  • @ash4fun Death messages only work on players, not on mobs, even if renamed.
    – nelson2tm
    Apr 5, 2016 at 14:47
  • @nelson2tm I know they work on tamed dogs, and I assumed it would work for chickens, too.
    – Angelica
    Apr 5, 2016 at 23:27
  • @ash4fun No, only on tamed animals (such as dogs and cats). Apr 7, 2016 at 20:12

2 Answers 2


As of 1.9, NoAI no longer prevents gravity.

But as of 1.10, NoGravity has been extended to all entities. You can use this to prevent mobs from falling due to gravity:

/summon Chicken ~ ~1 ~ {NoGravity:1b}

Try using NoAI:1 in your NBT tags. Notice that the chicken doesn't do anything. He doesn't even look at players nearby.

For example, your command with the NBT tag would be:

/entitydata @e[score_gravity_min=1] {Motion:[0.0,1.0,0.0],NoAI:1}
  • the chicken already has no ai Apr 5, 2016 at 14:35
  • Could you try to make a video/screenshot of what you're doing? I totally have no idea what you mean by touching the block above it. It would make the question clearer.
    – nelson2tm
    Apr 5, 2016 at 14:49
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    NoAI no longer prevents gravity.
    – Skylinerw
    Apr 5, 2016 at 18:31
  • @Skylinerw Didn't know that. Last time experimenting in one of the snapshots when 1.9 wasn't out yet, it did prevent gravity.
    – nelson2tm
    Apr 6, 2016 at 10:23

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