I very well know how to do /spawner cow and such, but when I try to do /give <User> 52:4 (zombie spawner) it doesn't work; it gives me only a pig spawner. I am very annoyed, and my player wants a spawner shop. What do I do?

In case you want to know, here are my plugins: Essentials, WorldBoarder, Factions, Multicore, vaults, Playervaults

  • If your talking about mods... The community can't help you. If your not try getting a spawn EGG and right click the spawner with it. This should place the mob inside the spawner. Apr 8, 2016 at 0:05
  • Im talking about a 1.9 minecraft server spigot
    – Max
    Apr 8, 2016 at 0:07
  • Try using the TooManyItems mod as it can get spawners Apr 8, 2016 at 0:09
  • also Item Id Like the item id dont work
    – Max
    Apr 8, 2016 at 0:10
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    Possible duplicate of Can't Use /Summon Command
    – pppery
    May 8, 2020 at 16:14

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While the essentials /give command doesn't work; their is a work around this; from vanilla.

/give @p mob_spawner 1 0 {BlockEntityTag:{EntityId:Skeleton}, display:{Name:Skeleton Spawner}}

(or in bukkit:)

/minecraft:give @p mob_spawner 1 0 {BlockEntityTag:{EntityId:Skeleton}, display:{Name:Skeleton Spawner}}

I suggest getting a rename plugin like SimpleRename and use it to rename them with different colors (just to make them easier to visualize).

More on it:


If that doesn't work, do:

/give @p mob_spawner 1 0 {BlockEntityTag:{SpawnData:{id:Skeleton},SpawnPotentials:[]}}

or in bukkit:

/minecraft:give @p mob_spawner 1 0 {BlockEntityTag:{SpawnData:{id:Skeleton},SpawnPotentials:[]}}

After you rename them; do /iteminfo to get the id.

  • Perfect, I'm not the OP but this works for me and i will be using it in future instead of MCedit, (which can be a right pain)
    – Jcraft153
    Apr 8, 2016 at 8:28

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